Lindsey Medical


Name: William H. Lindsey, MD


Hair Restoration Services offered:
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
Free In-Depth Consultations
Prescriptions for Propecia
Hair Transplant Repair and Speciality Cases


1479 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 100



Dr. William Lindsey provides ultra refined hair transplantation with excellent results.

Why Dr. Lindsey is recommended.

Dr. William Lindsey of Lindsey Medical has over 10 years of hair transplant experience and performs ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation as the primary part of his practice at his clinic in McLean, VA.

Dr. Lindsey performs both state of the art FUT / strip and Follicular Unit Excision (formerly known as Follicular Unit Extraction) FUE at his clinic depending on the needs of each patient. Dr Lindsey believes FUE is a viable supplement to strip however, given the additional forces placed on the follicle during extraction, FUE should be used and performed on a very limited basis. He and his staff have the skill and capability to perform very large sessions of over 2500 follicular unit grafts when appropriate for the patient.  They also perform only one surgery per day in order to focus on the patient of the day. 

Dr. William Lindsey does and has performs hair transplant surgery on men, women and children. While it's unusual to perform these kinds of procedures on children, there have and are situations where it's appropriate. This is true for women as well, though it's more typical to perform for women than children.

Dr. Lindsey’s highly trained staff, averaging four years of experience, trim all follicular unit grafts under microscopes and then place them delicately into tiny recipient sites under the direct supervision of Dr. Lindsey. He closes the donor area using the trichophytic closure technique, which helps produce a scar that is pencil thin and easily hidden beneath the hair.

His flexible approach of adapting his use of both parallel (sagital) and perpendicular (coronal/lateral) recipient incisions allows him to mimic natural hair direction while minimizing scalp trauma.  Dr. Lindsey has worked in close association with Dr. Alan Feller over the past several years and learned the advanced ultra refined techniques for which Dr. Feller is renowned. In addition, Dr. Lindsey's staff of technicians received intensive training with Dr. Feller and his staff.

Dr. Lindsey’s specialties include dense packing when appropriate for the patient, hair transplant repair, and scar repair.

Dr. Lindsey has a strong background in facial plastic surgery. However, in recent years he has focused his skills and resources on providing state of the art hair transplantation to his patients.

Dr. Lindsey received his board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1996 and from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS).

Dr. Lindsey, his surgical technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. 

To learn more about Dr. William Lindsey, visit their hair transplant website at

hair transplant photos and results


Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3000
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2700
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2700
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 100
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUE

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 300
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2700
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2700
Repair Work
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3000
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3000
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Loss Patient Websites Featuring Hair Restoration Experiences, Results and Photos


I first started notice that I was losing hair in the temple region when I was about 19. Male pattern baldness runs in my family on both sides (thought I do have relatives with full heads of hair), and it looked like I was going down that path. In the...

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I was never born with a great head of hairs, but had a lot of them in my late teens.  I never thought I would loose my hairs so quickly, and when it happened I became upset and depressed.  My hair loss became very noticible during...

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I had a relatively minor case of hair loss, and as I am approaching 30, I decided to seek surgical treatment. I have what everybody considers to be very thick, dark hair, so the hairless patches above my temples were very defined and pronounced...

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I first noticed hairloss at the age of 22. I had been looking at my school ID, taken the previous year. I compared it to a picture taken the previous day. Behold: the hair in my "frontal triangle region," (the corners of the hairline--which had always...

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I began noticing hair loss in my early 20's and didn't think much of it since I had alot of hair and was able to style my hair to cover my receding hair line.  By my late 20's my hair loss was noticeable and was beginning to effect my...

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Started thinning in the front after high school.  Propecia is controlling additional loss, so figured it was time.

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Started thinning senior year of college.  Didn't really think anything of it at the time, but after a few years it really started to progress and I finally took some action.

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Been losing hair since I was 25. Had my first FUT at 32 then another one at 39 and a FUE/BHT at 45

My future plan is to focus on scar revision. Then one last BHT

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I have always had the worst hair...very thin and a very high forehead.  I never really noticed how high my forehead was until I was in my late teens.  The temples of my hairline have always been high.  They seemed to have gotten a...

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starting losing hair at age 18. got worse and worse. now 25. Special shout out to Spex for setting everything up at short notice.

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I began to notice my hair loss at 24 years of age and decided to do something about it. I had a hair transplant done in 2004 of a supposed amount of 1200 grafts and and another hair transplant in 2005 of a supposed 1000 grafts. I entered into these...

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Hair loss accelerated about 5 years ago. I live 45 mins from Dr Lindsey (McClean) and so saw him for a consultation a month ago. I wanted FUE initially but he persuaded me to go with strip. No pressure just that it made sense. 


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I had basal cell cancer removed from my scalp near the hairline. I had Moh's Surgery twice in the same spot. The procedure left a permanent bald spot that concerned me. As a female, losing even the smallest amount of hair can be devastating. After...

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Hair Transplant Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

Creating a Natural Feminine Hairline in Transgender Hair Transplant Patient


Here’s a 7 month update on a transgender hair transplant patient who’d had several brow and hairline procedures by 2 different plastic surgeons.

2638 FUT (PRFM) w/ Dr. William Lindsey (McLean, VA) on 12/7/2016


Dr. Lindsey patient "JPlessinger shares his hair transplant experience and photos.

2600 with Dr. William Lindsey 6/28/2012


"buckeyefan" had a hair transplant done on June, 28, 2012 by Dr. William Lindsey. Here is a detailed account of his experience.

FUE with Dr William Lindsey


Forum member "drivein" traveled all the way from England for this hair FUE with Dr. Lindsey. Read about his experience here.

3600 graft with Dr. Lindsey


Forum member "danteef" shares the details of his recent hair transplant with Dr. William Lindsey.

Sucessfull hair transplant 1 year results!


Forum member "novapaitent" shares his impressive one year results of his hair transplant with Dr. William Lindsey.

HT procedure with Dr Lindsey


Forum member "aasyd" traveled all the way from Sydney, Australia for his hair transplant with Dr. Lindsey. He states, "I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Lindsey to anyone even if you live as far as i do. Its worth the trip"

Dr. William Lindsey HT


In this thread, forum member "EH" recounts his positive hair transplant experience with Dr. Lindsey and his staff.

Hair Transplant Videos: Patient Results and Education

Dr. Lindsey 14 month, younger guy frontal hairline

Here's another quick video in which we discuss younger guys should:  1.  not rush into hair restoration   2.  get the opinion of their parents or other older people they may they don't get "sold" an emergency hair restoration.... and 3.  how we design a hairline that will look UNREMARKABLE as the patient ages.....

I've posted at least 50 of these types of younger guy case/videos, but this might help some newbies not make poor decisions.   NEVER rush into a hair transplant...particularly you younger guys.  Think it through and do it correctly when you are ready.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUE | Transplant

UK patient at 7 years after Dr. Lindsey frontal case

Take a look at this fellow, now 7 years out from his hair transplant with Dr. Lindsey. In the video we show his preop, postop, couple of days out, a year or so and now 7 year hair transplant results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Advice from a repair patient with Dr. Lindsey

In this video we discuss with our patient, his low yield case elsewhere, his repair with us, his poor cleaning after our first case, we show his second case and his excellent cleaning and we interview him and his wife.

Newbies may learn how to avoid a few of the classic hair transplant mistakes.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | FUT/Strip | Repair

Hairline repair result and persisting hair greed by Dr. Lindsey

Take a look at this guy's hairline.  First off he had a low yield strip case elsewhere that was a bit too low on his forehead...but once the hairline was put there, he and I just opted to pack it.  He looks fantastic and of course...has a bit of hair greed thinking that just a couple more placed here or there would finish him off....  It might finish off his bank account but there is no place to put any more hair on his hairline right now.  I told him to spend that money on another ski trip and roll back in in a few years.


Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

3 months out from 2nd case, waiting to grow with Dr. Lindsey

Our patient Jimmy was bald...and we did a medium sized case a while back.  Medium due to his fairly limited donor density.  Nevertheless, he grew in quite nicely and we did a second case 3 months ago, adding a few hundred singles to his left hairline and working back toward the crown. 

All of our recent work has shed and we're just waiting.  He drove through the area for business and stopped by for this short video. 

I'm sure we'll see him for results next autumn.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 2 years out from front and temples

This younger Indian fellow had autoextracted his temple hair and lost the front triangles.  He rolled in at 2 years and looks great..did a nice 5 minute interview...then just as we were posting this, said his girlfriend didn't want him to be video' we snipped it out but his pics are great.  Take a look.  Particularly his left temple was so natural I'd completely forgotten we did anything there...and typically that is a tougher area to get to look really natural due to the caliber and angle of the hairs. 


Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Short hair style after transplant by Dr. Lindsey

This guy is one of the tougher guys we've worked with.  Not only is he a machine when it comes to tough guy stuff, but he's a pleasant fellow and he likes classic much in fact I lost a big bet to him during his first surgery.


Results with short hair are really tests of the entire hair transplant team.  The finer hair grafts can't be killed or damaged as there really is no "layering" buffer.  AND the donor scar is a concern.  Frankly he looks better in person and I'm a consistently inconsistent photographer...but he tells you his thoughts in the short interview.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Younger guy 10 months out from frontal case Dr. Lindsey

Here's a young guy we talk with about 10 months out from his frontal case.  Although not completely grown in, he looks great and will only improve over the next 3 months.  He keeps a short haircut and we show his scar up close.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Early 6 month growth in 23 year old by Dr. Lindsey

I've posted lots of younger guy's cases and a number of videos discussing how I think its key to avoid stupid decision making in hair restoration...especially younger guys who are "sold" a case that is not appropriate for them. Specifically, we encourage parents to come with the younger patients, always do a mature hairline...even if its not what all the young guy's young friends have...and we plan for future work down the road. Too many times a week I see a kid who has either a goofy low sparse hairline and is balding behind it and will never look natural, or a kid who really needed nothing yet...but had a surgery just to "prevent" balding.

Do your research!

This video is a 23 year old who is 6 months out. He looks to be growing at about the average pace...but it is still somewhat sparse. Guys recognize you will go through a period like this. And so that you can actually see what it looks like at 6 months with fine our patient. Just this morning I saw a guy who was told by a doctor's salesperson...right in our area...that he'd be really growing well by his wedding in 5 months. I sadly said he should have started 7 months earlier but he should not do a case this close to his wedding. I suspect he's still going to proceed with the other doctor as they apparently sounded pretty convincing. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hairline repair at almost 6 years by Dr. Lindsey

This guy walked in a few weeks ago and I'd completely forgotten he'd had work done at a big hair chain in the early 2000's.   When you see his preop with us, you might I did...did they do anything?

Anyhow, he and I had both lost track of time.  Instead of just 2 years out, he's nearly 6.  And like a lot of guys he's his own worst critic.  At some point I suspect we'll put a few more hairs where he's thinned but there is certainly no rush to do that.


Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

23 year old a year out, with advice to younger guys by Dr. Lindsey

Here's a younger guy that popped in 2 weeks ago, now 14 months out from frontal triangles and a little across the front.  Wendy and I discuss his case, and our tips for younger patients.  Any patient can use our conservative advice, but particularly younger guys, who may be panicking with the first hair falling out....we try to keep you from doing and impulse buy of a hair transplant.  There is never a rush.  Do your research, ask your family.  AND don't pick a low goofy hairline that won't age well.  LASTLY plan for the future.  It may be worth waiting til hair loss is worse, or at least acknowledging that you'll need more surgery in the future.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

8.5 month hairline by Dr. Lindsey

Here's an interesting guy who got a nice frontal "u" by us last winter.  In addition to reviewing his case, Wendy tells you some of her thoughts on density of hair placement and factors that make transplants look more or less dense at the end of the case.


Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Awesome hairline at a year Dr. Lindsey

Take a look at Geoffrey, now a year and a week out.  Some of you guys may recall his 8 month video.   As expected...he has some hair greed and despite having gobs of hair...he's thinking about another one.  Hopefully I've discouraged that for a while as he looks fantastic.

Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 5 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

A year out from 2700 upfront Dr. Lindsey

This is a quick video showing a guy about 50 years old with very white skin, dark hair, fine hair who got 2700 up front with us 13 months ago.  I was all set to do round 2 and finish that crown off...but he looks great.  Actually way better than the video would show but due to his job...I was very restricted in his picture taking.  In any case, this is pretty typical at 13 months to have a good small scar, shown in the video, and nice framing of the face depsite the color contrast mentioned above.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2700 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Another younger guy hair restoration by Dr. Lindsey

As frequent viewers will know....I have no problem offering hair surgery to younger guys but we offer only more mature hairlines, plan for the future, emphasize once a person is on this path...they are on it forever...., and we try to have the parents participate in consultations BEFORE they sign up. I think that likely makes the most informed potential patients and it seems to be a good strategy.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 2300 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

20 month pics on Karate instructor by Dr. Lindsey

Here's a quick video on a guy my age on whom we did a frontal strip case 20 months ago. He looks great, and we just finished him off. He did AWESOME cleaning this time too. Although he's not local.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE repair on a Physician by Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Here we talk with a guy my age who does medial research on anti-aging drugs. Although he has fine hairs, he looks great at nearly 2 years....and now wants more hair to lower his hairline. He wears a short haircut in the back, I show a close up of his scars, and then remembered he had a no growth FUE before he met us.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUE | Transplant

FUE repair on a Physician by Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Here we talk with a guy my age who does medial research on anti-aging drugs. Although he has fine hairs, he looks great at nearly 2 years....and now wants more hair to lower his hairline. He wears a short haircut in the back, I show a close up of his scars, and then remembered he had a no growth FUE before he met us.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUE | Repair

Hairline advancement for a lady by Dr. Lindsey

In this short video I discuss the options for high hairlines in women...reverse browlift and hair transplantation. We go over the pros and cons of each and show a lady on whom we did a hair transplant 6 months ago with pretty good EARLY growth.

Female | Caucasion | Class: 2 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Another failed FUE needing repair, and why?

Here's yet another medical doctor who paid for FUE, from a busy FUE practice....who had virtually no results. I've posted 20 or 30 of these cases and they are almost always the same. We find lots of FUE scars, most with hair coming out of them indicating the roots of the hairs were NOT transplanted, and in this case, a few surviving FUE's were scattered over a lot of balding head. PLUS this guy's scalp characteristics made it very difficult to see the slits, even with the head shaved....there is no way the previous doctor could see the slits or his techs could. Lastly...those grafts start dying at 6 hours...they better be back in the head by then. But every week we see a similar guy to this, from all over the world...and most say the case took 12 hours or more...Those poor donor hairs...

Now lest you think I'm all anti FUE, please look at our recent 8 year FUE video. FUE and strip both have their indications...I just wish folks would learn the pros and cons before they choose based on and impulse response to a consultant.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Concealing a strip scar with FUE Dr. Lindsey

In this video we show how we FUE hair into a linear strip scar, done elsewhere, to camouflage the scar. Even with that fine hair he has, at 12 days, the scar is concealed. Of course the new hair will shed but a year from now I'd expect his scar to essentially be like it looks on day 12.

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Awesome early frontal and mustache results Dr. Lindsey

In this short video I discuss and interview our patient who looks great after 8 months. In fact I'd forgotten we did anything in his mustache until after we started filming.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2500 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Another hair guy discusses his experience with Dr. Lindsey

Daniel popped in a few weeks ago and did this short video. Take a peak. We'll probably end up doing something else for him later this year but he looks UNREMARKABLE. That is the goal of a hair restoration..not to look like you had something done

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Mid 30's guy 17 months out with Dr. Lindsey

Here's a quick update on a guy some of you may recognize from his cleaning videos last year. He popped in last week at 17 months, is getting ready to get married and looks good. Wendy and I review his case and have a quick video interview with him at the 5 minute mark in the video.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

A young man's hair journey so far...Dr. Lindsey

Some viewers may remember when we first met this 23 year old and filmed his surgery. He's now a couple of years out and getting a second case. For you younger this. Wendy and I discuss what I think are the big deals with Hair work on younger guys.

 1. Get a mature hairline that will look ok as you age!

 2. Never rush into it...once you start down this road you can't get off of it.

 3. Bring your parents or anyone you want to help you make an informed and good decision for you

 4. And do your research...ask to see other younger guys your doctor has worked on.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

One year out from Frontal U Dr. Lindsey

Here's a quick video of a guy roughly my age who's a year out from his case. We'll likely see him again for the middle third but he looks NATURAL. And try to find his strip scar.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Repairing another low yield FUE

Here's a short video where we review a fellow who had an FUE done elsewhere, with low yield, that we repaired with a small strip. A couple of things, first, I think the other doctor did a bit too low of a hairline...that may be an issue as this guy ages, BUT, that's the hairline we had to work with. Second, Wendy and I discuss possible etiologies of low yield in FUE...some of the same issues apply to strip cases as well, except for root avulsive injury which is unique to FUE.

I have 15 or so videos going into this in varying details and even one or 2 where I show how this happens with small house plants, on our youtube and vimeo pages. Thirdly, even at 8 months out from repair..when this fellow sent in his picture, he looks great. Hopefully we'll see him at a year or so and get an interview. He already mentioned he's worrying about his crown...and mid scalp.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Repair of a previously transplanted eyebrow by Dr. Lindsey

Here's early followup on a young lady that we did an eyebrow repair case on. She'd had 2 cases done elsewhere and still had low density. I've asked her to spin by in 6 months or so and let me get some final shots. I'd prepared her for a possible touch up before we started, but she already looks good and hasn't fully grown in yet.


Female | Non-Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Class 6, fine hair, color contrast with interview by Dr. Lindsey

This nice fellow is about as hard of a case as there is. He's got a limited supply of finer dark hairs, a large bald head to cover, and significant color contrast between scalp and hair. Preoperative expectation management is KEY. Had this guy have been told everything could be covered with thick would be a disaster for both the patient and whoever was foolish enough to "sell" him that.

As it is, we have several examples of guys just like this we show prospective patients with this type of pattern. Roughly half of guys who see results just like this guy, say that its not enough...and if they can't cover that bald spot too, they want nothing. In which case, I'd rather do nothing than sprinkle a few hairs from front to back and have the patient look like a chia-pet. And roughly half of prospective patients think that by framing the face and giving reasonable coverage over the front 1/3 to 40%, that they'd be satisfied. But it is critical that if you are shopping that you look at examples of guys with patterns and donor hair characteristics like yours! Reputable doctors ought to have plenty for you to review before you sign up!

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

31 year old class 6 fine hair after 2 cases Dr. Lindsey

Some of you may recall this guy's earlier video. He's a 31 year old guy who has fine hairs, very white skin, and is now 19 months out from starting with us. The day we did this video we did a final case to finish off his current balding crown and hopefully he'll travel back to DC next Christmas to show us the results. I'll send him a link so he can chime in.

Most importantly for you shoppers...if you have FINE hair...make sure you know what fine hair transplantation can and cannot do. This guy and his pretty nurse anesthetist wife are very pleased with his coverage even with short hair. BUT if preoperatively we had suggested he'd have a head full of bushy hair...all of us would be disappointed. And I see people coming in every week who swear they were promised a head full of luxurious hair by a consultant who was more interested in the commission than informing the patient of realistic results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Step by step hairline/scar repair video

In this 9 minute video, Wendy and I review exactly how we repair a low density hairline and a low wide scar in a health care professional who had a previous case done elsewhere. For many of you this is old knowledge, but some of the newbies may benefit from seeing what to avoid the first time...and how these issues can be repaired.

His video was in the pipeline for a the last short segment at his 5 week check showing his really nice early scarring was done after the video was there is no comment in that section but the patient does tell his experience.

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr. Lindsey Step by step hairline/scar repair video

In this 9 minute video, Wendy and I review exactly how we repair a low density hairline and a low wide scar in a health care professional who had a previous case done elsewhere. For many of you this is old knowledge, but some of the newbies may benefit from seeing what to avoid the first time...and how these issues can be repaired.

His video was in the pipeline for a the last short segment at his 5 week check showing his really nice early scarring was done after the video was there is no comment in that section but the patient does tell his experience.

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr. Lindsey 14 months out from repair of FUE with MFUE

Some of you guys may recall this fellow. He is a muscular young man who had a frontal FUE by a very reputable FUE doctor but simply had lower density than he wanted. Now he has decent hair, but as I've discussed many times, FUE stresses the roots in an unpredictable way. AND he likes to have a very short I completely GET why he did FUE. But he wanted more density and strip was out, due to his hairstyle requirements. So we did an MFUE 14 months ago and he walked in yesterday. His hairline looks great, although like a lot of perfectionists...he's sure he'll want more hair down the road. I advised him to sit tight and quit looking in the mirror so much. He's local so hopefully we'll see him yearly for followup. He is not on any meds.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | FUE | Repair

Dr. Lindsey 6 month MFUE eyebrow repair video

Here's an update on our lady who was in a car wreck and lost the central portion of her right eyebrow. She's growing some already, will peak in another year, and may yet need extra hair. Like most females (recall I've done 3900 facelifts) its virtually impossible to get these ladies to come in without makeup. At a year, I'll make her wash it all off, but today she has "school and kid duties" and won't wash off her makeup.

The video includes her 3 month update and the video of the entire surgery for those who missed it originally.

Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Plug repair at 18 months

Here's an update on a bushy haired 60 year old that we did a plug repair on 18 months ago. He looks good, better in person than either the videos or pictures AND we're almost certainly going to do a 2nd case to work toward his crown late spring.

The video shows him now, and if you keep watching, shows him at 12 months and goes into my philosophy on plug repair.

Male | Caucasion | 1900 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Video Dr. Lindsey Female frontal at 6 months

This nice lady from out of our area sent in some pics of good growth at 6 months. We did the same case a few years ago on her niece. She likely will spin by sometime this spring and we'll get a picture/video in person to add to this. 

At 6 months she looks fantastic and will only get better. In the video I talk a bit about my reservations about female that its critical to discuss expectation management BEFORE the patient signs up. Its pretty easy to make most men satisfied or really happy. BUT females need to know the limitation of their donor region and that there is no way to make MOST females with female MPB look like the ladies on the cover of the supermarket tabloids. Many of my competitors apparently fail to discuss that as we see an angry female patient from somewhere else about once every 3 weeks. 

Female | Caucasion | Class: III | 2100 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey Uses Frontal "U" to repair patient with 3 previous cases elsewhere

In this man, we did a frontal U case, which I've described in multiple other videos, to address his hairline and the area behind his tuft. The only trouble is that as that tuft goes....we may need to come back and put hair in it. AND I think he's lost a little of his tuft...and we may have to deal with that later on.

In any case, he looks great. He's very happy, and despite 3 other doctors putting scars on his donor semi-non-parallel lines (who knows why?), and with me excising one of those scars at his case, he can still wear a normal haircut.

Some, including my nurse, would question why I show his donor region with scars...including 2 scars from other doctors which aren't good. The answer is 2 fold. First, MOST people, even with crappy scars, can look normal with a typical 2016 haircut length. And second, even though my scar is the best of his 3 scars..its still a poor scar and a poor scar from me. As I've discussed for years now, I get MOSTLY really good scars, but I get 4 of these each and every year. I tell every patient this, so here is an example. The informed potential patient makes the best decisions. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey 6 months out from 3000 up front plus PRFM

This medical professional stopped by Friday, 6 months out from his first case. He's growing nicely, has a PERFECT trichophytic closure, and will likely get a second case this autumn. 

Dr. Lindsey

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 3000 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey Crown growing in nicely at 8 months

This fellow stopped in unexpectedly today, 8 months and a day out from his crown. Shown are his preop, 5 month video, and 8 month video results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Video Dr. Lindsey talks with a hairstylist after 2 strip and one MFUE case

This nice fellow has been with us for a few years. He had very little hair to start with, and we did 2 strips to address the front, and then an MFUE 7 months ago to finish the crown.

He was in last week for pics and a scar check. Given his fine hair and significant color mismatch between scalp and hair, we've made good progress, and he's referred in several of his clients.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Video at 6 months. McLean VA

This 30's year old professional had 3000 grafts + PRFM a year ago. He flew through DC and I took a video at 6 months. 

Its been about 12 months now, and we're doing a second case. Hopefully he'll chime in to this post and hopefully he'll come through DC next Christmas for final pics. 

He got a very decent scar the first time which I excised this visit. He probably still could get 1500 via MFUE if the mood strikes him down the road.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

His SIX month video is here. Honestly we got to talking and I didn't video his head until things had gotten going this time.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3000 Grafts FUE | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey Early growth on crown at 5 months McLean VA

This fellow stopped by a day or 2 ago and is already growing nicely. He'd gotten 1800 to the crown in July...mainly so that he could swim routinely and not have to worry about combing his nice frontal hair back over the bald spot.

Although the crown is a black hole sucking up all hair placed into it...his middle eastern hair is thick and even this early growth covers the crown so that he can swim and emerge from the pool worry free. He'd kind of figured it was a final result. Wait til next summer. And his scar is great. He had a bit of shockloss around the scar, as is expected...and with a #2 cut at 5 months, I think you can see the line where there is a little less hair, but certainly you can't see his scar. In another month that should be resolved as well.

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey 11 months after front, now having crown +PRFM McLean VA

This mid 50s cosmetic surgeon had 2800 up front 11 months ago and finished off his crown yesterday.

The attached video taken during graft placement shows the "mop" of good hair he has which will only get better over the next few months. Hopefully we can a final video next December.

The video shows how great his scar turned out. I'll put up a separate thread showing what the "underside" of it looks like shortly. In 20 years, I've never been able to get a picture showing the deep tissue healing below a trichophytic closure. Its pretty cool.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 3000 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey MFUE into Asian female trauma scars McLean VA

This Asian lady tends to form poor scars. She has 2 hairless trauma scars which we addressed this week with MFUE. 

MFUE is an excellent tool for this situation. First off, to plant in the scar tissue, we need the thickest most hardy roots. Strip roots would be ideal but she is a poor scar former. Next, particularly in her finer Asian hair...FUE may weaken the follicles a little, or a lot, but any weakening might yield a poorer result in this scar. Lastly, the 3 or 4 little dashes that will result from this procedure will be virtually undetectable, even if she adopts a very short hairstyle.

Female | Non-Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey Crown at 11 months McLean VA

This younger patient had crown work in January and stopped by yesterday while in town. He looks excellent...which can be a challenge is crowns and guys with shorter hairstyles and limited layering. His wirey hair and good color match helps significantly. Plus his scar turned out fine, allowing him to keep that short hair in the back.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey FUE results at a year, and now part 2 in man requiring crew cut

This mid-50s fellow came in in early 2014 and signed up for a strip for the summer. 2 days preop...he called and said he saw some awful strip scar at the pentagon and he switched to FUE. 

He had about 1700 grafts over 2 days uneventfully, then called this summer for another case. 

He looks quite good, and particularly with that thin/fine white hair and very white skin, his donor depletion and FUE scars don't show. He wants to tie the hair into the sides and proceed on back farther.

We did 958 grafts today and will see him next summer.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 958 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey with patient after 2 cases McLean VA

Readers may recall this fellow pulled my wisdom teeth when I was a kid, in his first year in practice. We did his first case 2 years ago and a followup last October and I stopped by his office last week when I was in his/my hometown.

He looks great. We did do PRFM on the second case, he was the first patient we did and he uses it in his practice to help dental implants "take". 

Again he is in top form...64, multiple ironman and extreme endurance event athlete with superb healing capacity. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Dr. Lindsey female scarring alopecia patient at 8.5 months McLean VA

This nice lady was referred by a local dermatologist. She has scarring alopecia which appears to be stable now and "burned out"...hopefully allowing a transplant to cover her balding scalp.

She's 8.5 months out today and stopped by. She looks pretty good, and remember these scalps are like old plug repairs and take a while to get good growth. I think PRFM probably is speeding her along a bit. 

We'll see her next spring and see how she turns out. Its possible a small touch up will be required, but already she's able to camouflage her significant hair loss and is happy. Just wait til its all grown in.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

VIDEO Modified FUE repair case in female who had MRSA infection postop Dr. Lindsey

This nice young lady had minimal hair in her frontal third. We did a case on her last May. 2 days later...she was febrile and had an obvious first and only hair infection in a non-smoker in 20 years. 

She admitted that 2 days before her case, she got covered with respiratory secretions from a patient with MRSA (resistant bacteria) during her job as a respiratory therapist. 2 weeks of antibiotics and infectious disease consultations and she was ok, but 2 areas of her scalp had skin loss which slowly healed in. Interestingly, in our Hair Forum magazine that comes out every other month or so, 2 similar cases in hospital workers were reported as I helped her recover. I wish she'd have fessed up to this preop and we'd have simply rescheduled after appropriate intervention.

She did end up growing reasonably well except in the areas where she had skin necrosis. Yesterday we repaired her with a small MFUE. She had a strip case by me last year and healed fine, despite MRSA infection in the recipient area, but just doesn't want another strip for a small case. She saw her ID doctor preop and we did a triple skin prep. I do not think we'll have trouble this year with infection.

Shown is a video of her case yesterday. She was in this morning and looks fine. Her sutures come out next Thursday and I'll update her progress. The tissue we planted into was not "virgin scalp" but ought to grow well, particularly with the beefy MFUE roots you'll see in the video.

Female | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Repair

Video Dr. Lindsey talking with crown patient McLean VA

This 65 year old medical professional saw me 2 years ago for a crown case. When he came back at a year he looked FANTASTIC. (Tough to get fantastic results in the crown due to the multiple directions the hairs go...)

In fact, he looked so good and the crown hairs were thicker and darker than the front...and I happened to mention that he may at some point get hair greed for the front.

He did. Last week we did a left partline case and when he got his sutures out, he was kind enough to do a little interview.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Repair case submitted video and stopped in for quick check

This nice fellow saw me a few years ago about a small frontal case. He went elsewhere and had a case that was not dense enough, and had an unusual hairline design, often seen in the textbooks, but not necessarily good in "real life". 

We did a repair case on him about 11 months ago and he emailed in this video. Its really a terrific testamonial but he doesn't show his post repair hairline. I was in London doing consultations, and he was nice enough to spin by and let Wendy film his hairline. 

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr. Lindsey Repair case submitted video and stopped in for quick check

This nice fellow saw me a few years ago about a small frontal case. He went elsewhere and had a case that was not dense enough, and had an unusual hairline design, often seen in the textbooks, but not necessarily good in "real life". 

We did a repair case on him about 11 months ago and he emailed in this video. Its really a terrific testamonial but he doesn't show his post repair hairline. I was in London doing consultations, and he was nice enough to spin by and let Wendy film his hairline. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Video. Dr. Lindsey First case in younger patient. Case filmed, rationale discussed

So younger guys having surgery can be a bit dicey. You often don't know how they will lose their hair and end up doing some educated guessing. As long as you plan on a mature hairline, which some younger guys won't accept (and they frequently go elsewhere and have a low hairline done which they ultimately regret as they age), and you save hair for the can usually stay out of trouble and improve a problem for the patient.

This fellow is different. First off, the few hundred "stragglers" that he has from his low frontal tuft to his crown are doing NOTHING cosmetically. And his dad, who looks similar physically, kept his lateral hair high, so hopefully this fellow will too. Plus he's ok with a mature hairline and recognizes that he'll need at least one more strip case. 

His only real limitation is the thin donor hair he and his dad have, and the limited density of his occiptal hair. But that is what his family has so its really either, do the case or do nothing. As I tell EVERY patient, I have never heard of anyone dying of baldness, so option one is to do nothing. Option 2 is a hairpiece, 3 is meds (but this fellow had side effects), and 4 is surgery. We're planning on a second case next year and while he lives several hours away, I am hopeful to see him periodically and update his progress.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Video examination of 6 months out from frontal 3000 plus PRFM

This fellow flew through our area last week, now 6 months out from 3000 grafts of very fine hair up front. He looks great and we'll do a second case at 12 months. I think this is a great example of these fine haired guys growing better than expected when treated with PRFM. 

The real question is is it fast growth of what would ultimately happen OR is it better growth AND should we do it to everyone, not just weaker hair people.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3000 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey speaking with female 4 years out from HT McLean VA

This nice lady stopped in yesterday. She's a pretty interesting lady who came in 4 years ago for a balding partline. I'm pretty selective on female HT as I've discussed numerous times before on the forums and this lady has very fine hair and very white a big color mismatch between her colored hair and her scalp.

We did a nice hairline case, she showed up for a 1 month scar check and then I didn't see or hear from her until 2 years out when she simply walked in one afternoon. She looked terrific and I got pics then. She came in yesterday for another concern and agreed to do a short interview regarding her hair.

I do think her hairline has thinned a bit where we didn't work, but she isn't worried about it at this point. I suspect we'll see her regarding another issue this fall and follow along her hair for the long term.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Active 60 year old man after 2 HT cases, with video McLean VA

This enthusiastic professional stopped in Friday and was kind enough to do a little video of his experience.

He's got very fine, silky, gray hair. We did a frontal case to build him a hairline a few years ago, then a second case about a year ago now. He looks great. Now he certainly has adequate donor supply to finish that crown, but his feeling, and mine, is that a small area of thinning in the crown on a 60 year old is NOT remarkable. What is important is that we lowered his very high hairline about an inch and a half, and gave him adequate coverage, albeit with fine hair, to the entire front of his head. This framing of the face and top coverage essentially solved his problem. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey video interview 6 months after HT and PRFM in class 7 patient McLean VA

This fellow walked in today, 6 months out from a 2500 graft strip case. He's a tough case...fine light hair, large bald scalp, small donor area, and he likes a short haircut.

I've been recommending platelet rich fibrin matrix to these thin hair fellows since October and pretty consistently now we're seeing earlier and better growth. I did a lot of research on fibrin glue in the 80s to repair wounds...and this is just a variant. Its a longer lasting version of prp, which in my animal research of 88 and 89....gets washed out of the wound field fairly quickly. 

I'll post a separate thread on it soon.

He was nice enough to do a short video and hopefully he'll comon the forum and post. We'll see him next summer for a second case. Pictures are preop, postop and 1 month scar check. The video is 5 months 3 weeks postop.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 7 | 2500 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Just over a year out from "frontal U" McLean VA

This fellow stopped in last week for med refill. Turned out that I hadn't seen him since suture removal and scar check. He's grown in nicely and has a hairline that fits his face.

Shown are preop, intraop, 1 month scar check, and 14 month pics with a short video.

Readers will recall that I call these cases where we work around the "tuft" of hair up front "frontal U" cases, as the shaved and transplanted recipient area looked like a "U" the first few times I did this kind of case and it stuck in my lingo.

The advantage of the U is that by preserving that tuft...people don't look as noticeable after the transplanted hair sheds...its helps frame the face. The disadvantage is that if that hair is destined to "go"...we'll need to come back to deal with it later.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Video of Female Temple/sideburn MFUE

This pleasant lady has polycystic ovary and sideburn hairloss worse on the right than the left side. She has decent hair density in the donor area yet has fairly fine hairs. She declined strip worrying that at some point in the future she may need a shorter hairstyle and while I don't think anyone would ever see a strip scar in her scalp...she opted for MFUE. I discouraged her from standard FUE due to both the fine nature of her donor hair and her likelihood of needing more hair in the future.

Most of the video has no vocal sound although in pertinent parts you can hear us talking. 

Wendy video'd her on postop day 1 before and after cleaning as well. Her sutures will come out next week and I'll get pics of the recipient and donor areas for the forums.

She's local, and I've operated on her I believe she'll be available for frequent followup pictures.

Female | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 6 month checkup frontal 3000 McLean VA

This fellow popped in the office exactly 6 months out yesterday. While he had some hair in his frontal third preop, it wasn't much and its length helped with layering. He's from a long line of class 6 guys and refuses meds.

Shown are operative, 1 month scar check, and 6 month pics. Even without long hair for layering, he looks great and will really be grown in by Christmas. His scar looks good, and this short video shows his result thus far. However his crown has gotten significantly thinner...we'll be back to do a second case sooner rather than later I suspect.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 3000 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 10 months out from crown case, McLean VA

This guy is my age (50), speaks my somewhat country-ish language, and is an all around man's man. He had a medium sized crown deficit and underwent 1800 grafts of his fairly fine, yet curly hair 10 months ago.

Interestingly he did not tell his family he had surgery but that he has been praying for hair--which is why he wouldn't let me video his face in the accompanying video.

He keeps his hair quite short...which doesn't help a crown hair transplant...recall we are not able to pack hair as tight as the scalp originally had...and styling and layering (not comb-overing) really are important...particularly in the crown where hair splays out in all directions.

Shown are day of surgery, 3 month check where he'd shed everything (I got to drive his bulldozer at the scar check...hence these pics are outdoors), and 10 months, the day after a haircut. His scar looks good and we'll see him at the end of the summer for final pics.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 1800 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 11 months out from plug repair, 2nd case soon McLean VA

This fellow may be familiar to viewers. He's from my hometown area, and had plugs 20 years ago. We did a nice plug repair case on him 11 months ago and he stopped in yesterday. 

He's burdened by fairly fine hairs, and really white skin, but even at 11 months, he looks way more natural than last summer. His straight and sparse hairline is now pretty good, and by 18 months I think he'll be 30 to 40 % better. It takes longer for hair to grow in that dense, relatively avascular, scar tissue than it does in virgin scalp.

Also, take a look at his donor region. He had significant depletion of his donor hair from his plugs...kind of like a large FUE or 2 in this complexion of man. He'd have been a lot better off with that tiny strip scar now seen at the top of his plug sourced scalp.

He's able to look less "unique" as far as his hairline goes...critical in his occupation. I think that with one more strip case we can get most of the way to the vertex....and we'll be essentially planting in scar free scalp.

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr. Lindsey 2 years out from frontal, with video McLean VA

This world traveller was over a few years ago and we addressed his frontal third. He has really thin hairs but fortunately they match his skin color reasonably well AND they are really wavy. Both very helpful. 

Shown are his preop, 1 week, and 2 year pics. We did a second case, excising his good strip scar, and were able to get back to his crown. He'll update pics or stop by in a year or so, next time he's in the states. And with the second I've mentioned on a few other posts recently...we took some of the singles that ordinarily we'd have to double up for crown work, and placed these to bolster his partline.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Video interview of 58 year man, thin hair, 8 months after 2nd case McLean

He's a guy for whom hair transplantation has had a big impact on his life. While he has been professionally successful, he was pretty bald. As a newly single adult, I think he felt that getting in shape physically, framing his face with hair, and making a few other life changes might improve his social life. It did. He is a great example of what HT can do. It can help one's self confidence and how one views oneself. It might even change how old or young someone appears to others. It can NOT however turn a lemon pie into a peach pie....meaning that HT alone will not transform your life no matter what some of my colleagues' commercials may say.

He is a fairly challenging case. He has extremely fine hairs and despite packing his hairline as tight as possible, like many fine haired guys, its simply not enough. Thus, as we often do on a second case for the middle third or crown...we'll end up with a couple of hundred singles. These are of no practical use in the crown. We have 2 choices...tell the cutters to simply cut a little chunkier grafts (which I'm the first to do on thicker haired guys who have a great hairline from an earlier case) OR to take those singles and augment the hairline, as we did in this case and several others that I've posted over the years. For fine haired guys, adding these singles really does help that hairline or partline at the final result and it doesn't shortchange the 2nd case in any way.

We'll see this fellow back late this year when the middle third and that left partline are fully grown in and I'll update his results. 

In the meantime here is a link to his interview and results 8 months out from his second case. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 5 months out video interview with female patient McLean VA

This nice lady just walked in. She's 5 months and a week out from her frontal case. This video shows her answering questions about why she came, how much it hurt, and also shows her condition before surgery.

Although she looks pretty good...its only 5 months. Wait til her one year pics!

This supports, but doesn't prove, my theory that white hair grows faster than dark hair. It sure seems to in my aging head at least.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey, Operative technique of 3 layer scar revision

This in surgery graphic video shows a patient who had a poor HT result elsewhere and a poor scar, who we repaired by excising his old scar and doing a frontal hair case. His HT results were great but he had a relatively poor scar...I'd grade this as a "C". Certainly better than the scar he had when he came to us, but not a great scar. Now part of this is likely that he is just a poor scar former. Part of this is related to the "double edged sword" of the opposing goals of trying to get hair for his repair and improve his scar. I've posted several threads on this elsewhere on the forums. And part of this is likely related to him doing absolutely no postop care or following up after his one month scar check when his scar was a bit red...and I told him lets see him monthly. 

In any case, the video shows (graphically for those of you with weak stomachs) exactly how we excise a scar and do a 3 layer closure.

HOPEFULLY, he'll do scar care this time and show up for scar checks. 

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Short video of FUE repair of skin cancer scarring on female patient

This patient of mine has had a number of skin cancers. I rebuilt her nasal ala about 5 years ago after Mohs surgery by a local dermatologist. She has had a separate and aggressive skin cancer at her hairline also treated with Mohs and was reconstructed elsewhere. The scar widened a bit and after waiting about a year for the tissues to mature, we did a small FUE about 2 weeks ago. She just got back from the beach and stopped in and says she'll try to come on the forum and post her experience. Yes, the beach..but she wore a hat and sunscreen.

She is remarkably similar to another blonde woman who had a slightly larger FUE last June. I saw her and updated her story at 6 months and expect to see her at the office in June for a 1 year update and video too.

Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 30 month visit with video of frontal case McLean VA

This fellow stopped by to refill his meds last week, now 30 months out from his frontal case. He looks terrific, very natural, and he's marrying the girl he brought with him to drive him home from his transplant. 

Given his family history, we'll likely see him again at some point.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2A | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Frontal FUE with video, McLean VA

This fellow stopped by last week. He had a small FUE about 29 months ago, did well but had a little more hairloss and a couple of areas that were just a bit thin...common with FUE, even in really luxurious hair'd patients like this guy. At 12 months we did a few hundred more and although he works only blocks from the office, I hadn't seen him since the day of his second case.

Here he is at 29 months and he still has a bit of hair greed...meaning he wants a couple of hundred placed just behind where we worked previously, this summer.

In the video I have a still of his donor area. Contrary to many marketing schemes, this shows FUE is not scarless surgery! Rather there is no linear scar, but each and every FUE attempt does leave a small scar.

All in all this is a great case, and one perfectly suited to FUE. Its a smaller case, AND he has really thick hair follicles and strong root bulbs. As I've posted many times before, FUE is like transplanting trees. Its easy to damage skinny root balls in both hair and trees. Thicker hairs have corresponding thicker and stronger root bulbs which seem to tolerate FUE's avulsion of the follicle from the scalp much better.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Short video of 10 month check up on mature crown repair McLean VA

This fellow had numerous transplants before visiting us. While he's in his late 60s, he's still very active and social, and wanted a bit more coverage in his crown. 

His multiple previous strip and plug cases left little donor hair, but we got 1200 or so grafts of that wirey white hair and he's looking good. He stopped in at 10 months when in our area, and as many of you know, with these old plugged out and scarred in recipient areas, the final result may take 18 months. Hopefully we'll get a view next year when he's back in Virginia.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 1200 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Update complex 3 stage flap repair with Video, McLean VA

Frequent readers may recall this man. He had a failed flap in the 80s, and has had 3 procedures by me. First we built a hairline, second we excised his failed flap, and third we augmented his hairline and middle third. He flew through DC on his way across the world and stopped by. 

I'm still working on a short interview with him to post, but he and I are so excited about his 7 month result....only to get better, that we wanted to put this up today.

Male | Caucasion | 800 Grafts in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey FUE into knife scar on chin at 8 months video McLean VA

This young man had an altercation that resulted in a knife lacerating his chin. I saw him a few years after what was likely a single layer closure at an urgent care center. Not a bad scar all in all, just a bit depressed and hairless. And he likes to have what us old guys would call the Don Johnson scruff....

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey Hair into skin cancer scar at 6 months with video

This nice lady had a couple of skin cancers removed by Mohs technique by a local dermatologist. Because of the aggressiveness of her skin cancers, a skin graft was placed and part of this failed...and she was left with a fair sized hairless patch just behind her hairline. At a year out from her skin graft we placed hair and she just stopped by for a 6 month checkup.

Although its preliminary growth, she can certainly camouflage her previous problem and we'll almost certainly have final pics next year at this time.

Female | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey final result on Norwood 6/7 after 2 cases, with video, McLean VA

This fellow came by last week, now 2 years out from his first 2700 graft case and 1 year out from a second 2300 graft case. He really has the trifecta of very fine hairs to work with, a limited supply of hair and a lot of bald scalp, AND he likes a short haircut. Additionally he has CVG, noticed by the long creases along his paramedian scalp in the preop and 1 year pics.

Shown are selected preop, first case, second case and final pics. Of particular attention are his first strip scar, which was excised in the middle of his strip for the second case…almost imperceptible, and his final scar which is pretty good..but not imperceptible. Also, we added about 300 singles to his left frontal hairline to strengthen it at the second case.

I’ve asked him to contribute to this thread and while he’s fairly private I hope that he’ll at least tell what I personally liked hearing from him most of all….that at his daughter’s wedding recently he no longer looked like a bald guy in the pictures of him walking her down the aisle. THAT is a great compliment.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 4000 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey FUE into female burn scar with video at 1 year McLean VA

This nice lady was burned as a child. She had a 1.5 x 1.5 inch atrophic hairless hypopigmented burn scar on her forehead.

Shown are preop, intraop, 1 week, 3, 7 and 12 month pictures. Its likely she'll thicken even more over the next several months given that her hair had to grow within fairly avascular scar tissue.

Female | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 2000 graft repair and Video McLean VA

This nice fellow had a poor experience elsewhere. He had to do some kind of shaggy comb foreward.

Note his postop 1 year pics. Particularly with really dark hair and really light skin he looks good. 1 year pics are both with and without flash.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2000 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr. Lindsey 1 year checkup on 2500 grafts up front McLean VA

This fellow was in last fall for 2500 grafts to address his frontal third. He’s a machine, having done 2 ironman events, the Canada death march, and the Alcatraz escape triathlon. Also, he pulled my wisdom teeth when I was in 9th grade, his first year in practice.

>Shown are intraop pictures and a postop day 3 picture exhibiting minimal swelling. Day 7 suture “self”-removal pictures are also shown. As you can expect based on his will power, he took 2 pain pills, and immediately returned to work. I’d prepared him for significant swelling and lost a friendly bet to him as he assured me that he wouldn’t swell postoperatively. When I asked how he did it he replied “good genes and willpower". He is from my hometown and I stopped by his office in the spring and took a picture at 7 months. 
The latest pictures are at exactly 1 year. He looks great although he is using a medicine which appears to be impacting his crown…and we addressed that by a small crown case. He’s in his mid 60’s and going strong. He emailed this am he had his nurses take out his sutures and he’s back to 20 miles of mountain trail running each Friday night.
We’ll get followup pictures over the next 12 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2500 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Lindsey 1 year frontal 2000 with video McLean VA

This guy just happened by our office by chance this afternoon. He's just short of a year out from 1981 grafts to his front, is not on meds, has had chemotherapy pre-hair work...which almost always does permanently weaken and thin native hair. He looks fantastic and is an occupation where a short haircut is preferred. Shown in this video are preop, intraop, 1 month, and 1 year results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2000 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

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Hair Transplant Patient Education and Consults

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Hair Transplant - Why Prospective Patients Should Choose Dr. Lindsey for Surgery

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses why hair loss suffering men and women should select his hair transplant clinic.

Hair Transplant - How to Select a Quality Hair Transplant Surgeon by Dr. Lindsey

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses what hair loss sufferers should look for when researching and selecting a quality hair restoration physician.

Hair Restoration - Services and Procedures Dr. Lindsey Provides His Hair Loss Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses what services and procedures he offers to help hair loss sufferers, including those considering non-surgical treatments for baldness and surgical hair restoration.

Hair Transplantation - How Dr. Lindsey Became a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses his medical background and why he became interested in performing today's state of the art ultra refined hair transplant surgery.

Hair Restoration - Dr. Lindsey Discusses Important Factors in Hair Restoration

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses factors that are important to achieving excellent surgical hair restoration results.

Hair Transplant - Dr. Lindsey Discusses How Patients Can Avoid Common Mistakes

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses common mistakes and misconceptions that patients can make when it comes to hair transplant surgery.

Hair Transplantation - What Dr. Lindsey Finds Most Gratifying about Hair Restoration

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses what he finds most satisfying about performing today's state of the art ultra refined hair transplantation.

Hair Restoration - Dr. Lindsey Discusses What Patients Can Expect from Hair Transplant Surgery

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses what hair loss patients can now realistically expect from today's state of the art hair transplant surgery.

Hair Transplantation - How Dr. Lindsey Feels When He Sees His Patients' Results

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey shares how he feels when his hair transplant patients come back to show off their final hair replacement results.

Hair Transplant - Dr. Lindsey Discusses His Approach to Working with a New Patient

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses his approach to working with a new hair transplant patient. Dr. Lindsey does all the consultations himself.

Hair Restoration - Real Hair Transplant Patient Testimonies by Dr. Lindsey

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey shares real patient testimonials, stories and how their hair transplant results transformed their lives.

Hair Restoration - Dr. Lindsey Discusses His Philosophy on Patient Care

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey discusses his philosophy on performing state of the art hair transplant surgery and patient care.

Hair Transplantation - Free Advice to Hair Loss Patients Considering Surgery by Dr. Lindsey

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey provides free advice to hair loss sufferers considerating surgical hair transplantation.

Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

Why Smoking and Hair Transplants Don't Mix - Dr. William Lindsey


Smoking shrinks small blood vessels and decreases oxygen to tissues. Studies that I had to learn back in the 90s suggested that for facial plastic surgery, it's best to quit at least 10 days preop.

In-depth Analysis of Complex Hair Transplant Plug Repair by Dr. William Lindsey


In this video, we discuss the old hair transplant plug technique, why it gave the results it did and then take you through a repair case with 10 month followup showing good but not great improvement, because it takes longer in repair cases to get the results.

Complex Hair Transplant Scar Revision by Coalition Surgeon Dr. William Lindsey


Warning! The following video shared on our hair loss forum by Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey contains graphic surgical content:

How to Camouflage a New Frontal Hair Transplant with Bangs


In the following hair loss related video, Dr. William Lindsey of McLean, Virginia, an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, discusses how to effectively conceal a recent frontal hair transplant by wearing bangs.

Coalition Physician Dr. William Lindsey Discusses the Trouble with Multiple Hair Transplant Donor Scars


In the following hair loss related video, Dr. William Lindsey of McLean, Virginia, an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, discusses issues and complications that arise when hair transplant surgeons create more than one strip scar during subsequent procedures.

How Common Are Poor Quality Hair Transplant Results?


Three of our frontal cases a year have better hair growth density on one side or the other that I can see from close conversational distance.

Can Fraxel Laser Treatment Improve the Appearance of Hair Transplant Scars?


I have yet to see a surgical hair restoration scar that fraxel would be the first choice on as an improvement option.

What Factors Influence the Quality of a Hair Transplant Strip Scar?


The most important component to getting superior scars is minimal tension on the skin edges before putting in the skin sutures.

Will Attaching a Hair System with Adhesive Affect the Success of a Hair Transplant?


Absolutely. We had two guys wearing systems who promised not to use the adhesive in the area of our transplant.

Do Testosterone Supplements Increase the Risk of Hair Loss?


Here are my two cents. Remember this isn’t a medical consultation and I don’t practice endocrinology. This is just what I think.

Dr. William Lindsey Explains the Benefits of Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix in Hair Transplant Surgery


I wanted to summarize my thoughts on platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), as it relates to integration into my hair transplant practice.

Dr. William Lindsey Explains How Observing Nature Helps to Create Natural Hair Transplant Results


I frequently discuss hair transplantation as being similar to trees in a forest. I’m a tree hugging hair transplant surgeon. Here are some similarities between the human head and a forest:

Common Hair Transplant Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


There are only really three big errors to avoid in picking a hair transplant surgeon and careful research before you commit, all but assures you won’t experience at least two of these. One of these, scarring, can be a little unpredictable but you ought to be able to minimize your risk of terrible scars too.

Repairing Old Hair Transplant ‘Plugs’ with State-of-the-Art Follicular Unit Transplantation


This patient had a bunch of “plug” hair transplants 25 years ago or so and felt that he was too pluggy to go without a hat. Fortunately, that suited his line of work for years, but that changed and he had to take the hat off.

Is It Safe to Swim in the Ocean Or Pool Two Weeks after Hair Transplant Surgery?


I swim a couple of miles a week and I have used various masks/goggles and I think just about all would apply undo stress to the donor area, possibly causing a wound separation.

How Do I Choose the Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?


First off, slow down. Take your time doing all the research you need and visit several doctors before you rush into this.

How Do I Choose the Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?


First off, slow down. Take your time doing all the research you need and visit several doctors before you rush into this.

Dr. William Lindsey Explains “Shock Loss” and Why It Occurs After Hair Transplant Surgery


“Shock loss” is a term both dreaded and feared by many undergoing hair transplant surgery. Despite its notoriety, however, shock loss is a complicated subject and may be confusing for many hair transplant patients.

How Young Is Too Young for Hair Transplant Surgery? Dr. William Lindsey Discusses His Hair Restoration Philosophy


This is a good question. I personally don’t have a minimum age as long as a few issues are properly covered in planning.

Can Botox Reduce Hair Transplant Strip Scar Stretching?


A standard follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) scar would not involve any of the surrounding muscles.

How Does Head and Face Shape Influence Hair Transplant Design?


There are entire chapters in facial plastic texts written on the shape of the face and location of the hairline. In spite of all of the words one may find in those, two things are important and help me determine where a hairline “ought” to go.

How Long Should Patients Wait Between Hair Transplant Surgeries?


Full healing and stretching of the scalp to allow another excision and limited tension closure takes a while. Especially in follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or “strip extraction.”12 months is better than 6 and easy to remember, and since some people are slower healers than others, most doctors probably wait 12 months to be on the safe side. I

Do Female Hair Transplant Patients Achieve More Density with Fewer Grafts than Males?


I can’t speak for other hair restoration physicians but in the few females that I work with it’s not a big difference in density between men and women.

Do Hats Really Cause Hair Loss?


We’ve worked with two fighter pilots and one competitive motorcycle racer.

Recipient Site Scarring after Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant?


Recipient site scarring is really rare. I see lots of unhappy patients coming for second opinions and maybe 1 a year has scarring in the recipient area that I can see without magnifiers.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplants on African American Hair?


Absolutely. Ideal FUE patients are straight, thick-haired individuals and you can slide that FUE punch right down the shaft and get hair very easily. The curlier the hair the more it’s like trying to FUE out a corkscrew.

Old Injuries Help Predict Hair Transplant Donor Scar Outcomes?


Absolutely, there is no better predictor of how you will scar in the future than how you scarred last time. But, suture technique and location on the body play a big role.

How Do Hair Transplant Surgeons Rate Donor Scar Quality?


Scar grading can be a subjective as English essays. For my own scars I use the following criteria:

The Role of Trichophytic Closure in Hair Transplant Strip Surgery


I have posted lots of topics on hair transplant scar and closure techniques. Indeed, I’ve posted a couple of fairly frank threads on my personal results showing representatives of my own scars ranging from near perfect to poor.

How Does the NeoGraft Hair Transplant Machine Compare to Other Follicular Unit Extraction FUE Extraction Devices?


I have seen patients with good and bad follicular unit extraction (FUE) results from a variety of techniques. And again remember, FUE is hard and unpredictable, at least compared to the fairly predictable, but not guaranteed results of strip.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplant after Strip Surgery: Can I Wear a Short Hairstyle?


Follicular unit hair transplantation via strip is much more consistent at providing good results and unless you are planning on really short hair, our office would strongly suggest strip.

My Hair is Thicker on Top Than in the Hair Transplant Donor Zone: Is This Normal?


I’d guess that in 40% of the follicular unit transplant (FUT) strip cases we do that the hair is noticeably thinner on one or both of the sides than in the middle or up higher on the head.

Moisturizing Dry Scalp Due to Hair Loss Drug Propecia (Finasteride)


I think a trial of Neutrogena T/Gel shampoo, available at most grocery stores in our area for about $9.00, is worthwhile. I find that it solves most dry problems. If it doesn’t help in a few weeks I’d see a dermatologist.

Accutane Affects Hair Loss and Hair Transplant Results?


Accutane can dramatically increase scarring. We would not offer surgery to anyone until being off of Accutane for at least 6 months.

Dedicated Hair Restoration Clinics vs. General Plastic Surgeons: Where to Get the Best Hair Transplant


1. Some of what you’ve said isn’t far off. There are people in the ISHRS who do work that would be ridiculed off of this and other forums where the consumers are educated just as there are people in the plastic surgery societies who do poor nose jobs and facelifts.

Hair Transplants: Fixing Misaligned Follicular Unit Grafts?


My general thoughts are, unless the hairs are really misaligned so that you can’t cover them with hairspray, mousse, etc., that we simply pack hair around the previously placed hairs in a second hair restoration surgery.

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Hair Loss?


I strongly doubt if Vitamin D is a problem for you and I’m not a huge fan of the vitamin scam. But, it won’t hurt to take an inexpensive daily vitamin containing vitamin D.

Hair Transplants: What is the Recommended Interval between Strip Surgeries?


I encourage people to wait 1 year between follicular unit hair transplants (FUT). Part of this is for healing to be complete but any quick review of most textbooks discussing wound healing will show a chart that says something to the effect that, by 6 months, most wounds are back to about 85% of their pre-injury strength.

Hair Transplant Donor Scar Widening Two Months after Surgery: What Can I do?


Check in with your hair restoration physician. It might be a deep stitch popped. It might be hypertrophy needing a shot of steroid, and it might just be a little more shock loss on one side than the other.

Is Graft Survival Lower with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplants?


Good question! It depends on how you count “lost”. When doing a FUE, you are placing a cylindrical punch around a cluster of hairs, incising the epidermis and dermis, and then lifting out the cluster gently, so that the fatty attachments to the bottom of the root bulb avulse without;

The Influence of Donor Hair Quality on Hair Transplant Results


First, you can indeed get a good idea of donor quality looking at the physical findings of how thick and coarse the donor hair is. The thicker and curlier the better. As I’ve posted a number of times, a wiry-haired Middle Eastern or Indian patient is really the ideal candidate and a thin straight-haired northern Chinese patient is possibly the worst.

Hair Transplant Surgery Consent Forms: Signing prior to Surgery Day?


I prefer to do the consent before the day of the surgery if possible. Hence, all overseas patients arrive a day before for planning and signing consents.

Coalition Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Lindsey Discusses Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)


Because of its new and unique nature, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) has become a popular topic on our hair loss discussion forums.

Photographing Hair Transplant Results: Are Some Hair Restoration Clinics Purposely Misleading?


First, the photographer should try to be consistent. Although I’m the first to admit that I’m not a great photographer, I am consistent.

Hair Transplant Surgery: What Separates Top Hair Restoration Surgeons from the Rest?


I suspect it’s a combination of a number of factors: Honest consultations and hair loss treatment plans–not fishing for every available dollar from every available consultation...

Did Hair Transplant Surgery Change the Position of My Ears?


First, being a facial plastic surgeon who has “tucked” about 74 sets of ears, I can tell you that anatomically it’s difficult to change the amount ears protrude from the head, even when that is the goal. It takes cartilage shaping suturing or cutting.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Effective for Treating Crown Hair Loss?


I think crowns are a black hole that can suck up all available hair and still only give you improvement: rarely perfection.

Do Multiple Follicular Unit Hair Transplants Require Multiple Strip Scars?


If the scar is in the “usual and correct location”, meaning not crisscrossing the entire back of the head (which I do see from time to time) then it’s all a mathematical equation of how much hair you need/want,

Is Hair Transplantation Difficult in African American Hair Loss Sufferers?


One of the most important aspects of a successful hair transplant procedure is understanding that each patient’s physiology is different and unique.

Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation (FUE): Factors That May Affect Hair Growth


First, there is the extraction process; making the punch along the correct angle and not hitting the root bulb or slicing off part of the root bulb itself.

Minimizing a Hair Transplant Strip Scar with Follicular Unit Extraction


It all depends on your physiology, your scar and your hair thickness. If you have nice thick donor hair to put into a scar that is not too bad then yes, you can “cure” the problem. However, that is often not the case.

Hair Transplant Surgery Final Results: Does It Really Take a Full Year for Hair Growth?


Here is the timeline I tell people: Today you will leave with a crew cut of new hair wherever we place it. Seven days from now you’ll get your sutures out and, most likely, you won’t have cleaned enough.

Hair Transplant Donor Strips: What is the Optimal Width?


With rare exception my FUT strips are always about 1.75 cm wide or about the width of a stick of gum. The variable is the length which can be ear to ear or shorter if we need less hair. For me, that usually results in a pretty decent scar.

Choosing a Quality Hair Transplant Surgeon by Dr. William Lindsey


A patient who had seen me a few years ago, and who’d had a bad experience in the past with a hair transplant elsewhere, recently re-contacted me to let me know he was now thinking of moving forward with revision surgery.

Are Sutures Better than Staples for Closing a Hair Transplant Donor Incision?


I will use either sutures or staples to close a hair transplant donor incision. Both are the “same” if put in correctly. I just happen to be better at sewing than stapling. Plus, as I’ve already sutured a deep layer, I’m all warmed up for sewing.

Can I Use a Sauna or Steam Room Six Weeks after Hair Transplant Surgery?


We had an interesting case a couple of years ago. He was a repair case from a major chain operation and he’d had chronic scar problems. About a year after our repair case, we revised his first hair transplant scar and he started having the same problems.

Are Hair Transplants Appropriate For a 23 Year Old Male?


I have no problem with your age if you are an informed patient and you plan to avoid the 3 mistakes of hair transplant surgery.

Today’s Advancements in Hair Transplant Scar Revision by Coalition Member Dr. William Lindsey


I feel for you in your plight. Unfortunately there are no guarantees with any type of surgery, and in particular, the best predictor of poor scarring is … previous poor scarring.

Dr. Lindsey Discusses Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Hair Transplant Surgery


Although this condition affects a variety of individuals, it’s often seen in patients seeking permanent reversal of perceived imperfections via cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Lindsey Discusses Using “Single” Follicular Unit Grafts in Hairlines During Hair Transplant Surgery


We try to pack the hairline with single grafts, back about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch and then we move to double follicular unit grafts (comprised of two haired units). Only much further into the midscalp do we use three hair grafts.

How Effective is FUE for Hair Transplant Scar Revision?


As I’ve posted a bunch of times before, I’m very comfortable excising scars and trying to improve them that way FIRST, and using follicular unit extraction (FUE) or even a separate FUT (strip) to get hair to plant as a refinement of a scar revision.

Is a Manual or an Automatic Punch Best for Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation?


Dr. Alan Feller, with whom I’m associated, taught me to do FUE’s several years ago. He taught me with his Feller Punches and his fancy machine…actually several prototypes and the real final product.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Manufacturer of the Hair Loss Drug Propecia


For some time now, patients, physicians, and hair restoration experts have discussed finasteride (Propecia) and whether or not permanent sexual side effects are possible.

What is the Best Type of Extraction Tool for a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Procedure?


Personally, I use manual hand punches 90% of the time, as I’m not as consistent with the motorized punches except in really straight haired patients. For really curly roots I use a different style hand punch.

Why I Don’t Offer ECM/ACell Proteins with Hair Transplants at this Time – Dr. William Lindsey


I have written this in response to a few folks asking why I’m not on the extracellular matrix (ECM)/ACell bandwagon. I’m all in favor of improving our hair restoration results, but need to see the science actually done, rather than anecdotal reports.

Why Do Some Doctors Shave the Head for Hair Transplant Surgery?


I freely admit that I lose some patients to local competitors due to my shaving the recipient area. Four reasons we shave are: 1. Visibility and placement without getting tangled in nearby hair.

How Trichophytic Closure Benefits Hair Transplant Donor Scars


I have posted a few threads before on how trichophytic closures were developed by plastic surgeons for brow lift scars.

What Causes Hair Loss?


With rare exception, male pattern baldness is a combination of bad genes and bad luck. Hair loss is generally not caused by water, vitamin deficiency, diet, radio waves hitting the scalp, or cell phone use:

Is It Normal for a Hair Transplant to Grow Faster on One Side of a Hairline?


In my hair restoration clinic I’d guess that, of the 40% of patients that show up for a 6 month scar check, there is a significant difference in growth between the left and right sides in maybe 1 in 4 people.

Repairing an Old “Pluggy” Hair Transplant


Depending on how big your plugs are, taking them out via FUE, excising them, or even including them in your new hairline are all options to be discussed. I often favor the latter and just pack hair around the plugs. While not “virgin scalp”, this hair transplant technique has been very reliable for me.

What is the Average Width and Length of a Hair Transplant Donor Strip?


When performing follicular unit transplantation (FUT), our donor strips are almost always 1.6-1.7cm wide or about the width of a stick of gum. The length of the strips varies with density and the number of follicular unit grafts needed to meet the patient’s hair restoration goals.

Is It Normal for Hair Transplant Techs to Place the Follicular Unit Grafts?


Back in the days of minigraft hair transplantation, I probably placed about 75% of the grafts. When we switched to follicular unit grafting and increased the size of the cases, techs became more involved.

Is Follicular Unit Extraction an Option for African-American Patients?


In my opinion, it’s harder to perform follicular unit extraction on curly African hair than with straight-rooted (non-black) hair. However, I’ve now done 6 FUE cases on black patients and each hair transplant has been easier than the previous one.

Treating Hair Transplant Scar Stretching Before it Begins


Due to issues associated with the traditional follicular unit transplantation/FUT “strip scar,” many hair restoration patients seek advice on how to prevent hair transplant scars from stretching and treating the issue if stretching does occur.

Can the Hairline Lowering Procedure Be Performed on Males?


Yes, a forehead reduction procedure is cheaper and, if done correctly, gives a great result quickly. However, this procedure does come with the the added risk of potentially permanent numbness behind the incision.

Is Scarring an Issue When Revising an Older Hair Transplant?


No, not at all. We do a fair number of plug repairs in my hair restoration clinic and surrounding scar tissue is almost never an issue that requires making larger slits or causes concern that there is insufficient blood supply for hair growth.

Trichophytic Closure for Hair Transplant Surgery


Trichophytic incisions and closures were originally developed for forehead lifting, then adopted by many hair restoration surgeons. With forehead lifting, the standard coronal lift involves a cut about an inch and a half back in the hair. The forehead is lifted and a strip of hair-baring scalp is excised.

What Does Hair Transplant Donor Scar Stretching Look Like?


Hair transplant donor scar stretching looks like the scar in the photo below. This is often due to a combination of high skin tension after closure and genetic potential for producing poor scars.

Can I Start with Follicular Unit Extraction and then Have a Strip Hair Transplant Later?


I have written several times that I think that follicular unit extraction (FUE) is potentially over-recommended. For me, it’s perfect for someone who is not likely to go “real

How Long after Hair Transplant Surgery is the Donor Scar fully Healed?


One year is the usual, final end result for scars in my 16 years of practice. However, most scar problems will be evident at around 6-12 weeks and, on rare occasions, a scar can act up years later. This often occurs as the result of some incidental trauma in that area.

What Factors Affect Transection Rates during Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation?


Follicular unit extraction (FUE) involves “cutting blindly” as compared to follicular unit transplantation (FUT) where the strip is dissected under high-powered stereo-microscopes.

When is Follicular Unit Extraction the Best Hair Transplant Option?


Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is perfect for folks who want a crew cut in their donor region, have a strong risk of poor scarring or a family history of poor scarring and need limited amounts of hair now and in the future.

Obtaining and Implanting Additional Grafts During a Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Scar Revision Procedure?


In many cases, I completely understand the appeal of removing and implanting additional grafts during a scar revision procedure. The patient is already at the hair transplant clinic and a strip, whether still containing some viable follicular unit grafts or simply scar tissue, is being removed regardless, so why not add additional density?

Is it Possible to Calculate the Precise Number of Follicular Unit Grafts Needed to Fill an Area of Balding Scalp?


lthough many hair restoration patients desire an exact calculation of the number of follicular unit grafts necessary to fill their balding scalp, many hair transplant experts claim this simply isn’t feasible.

Why Do Hair Transplant Graft Estimates Sometimes Vary?


Well, it varies from patient need to patient need, and from physician to physician. For example, a young African-American man came to my office today for a consultation. He’d been to 3 other hair transplant surgeons and had a list of questions.

Are Vitamins and Supplements Effective for Treating Hair Loss?


There are lots of anecdotal reports of supplements, shampoos and lasers out there that claim to do wonders for hair loss and most anything else.

What if I Disagree with My Hair Transplant Physician?


You should absolutely bring up a discrepancy in planning to your hair restoration doctor pre-op! To not discuss this may result in you being less satisfied, feeling swindled (even if no swindling occurred) and possibly with the wrong treatment plan to deal with your hair loss.

Taking Vitamin K before a Hair Transplant


Given the small slit sizes we use now during follicular unit transplantation(FUT), I find Vitamin K of no use and it may increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis (leg blood clots) in patients who are sitting still for hours on end.

Sebaceous Cysts after a Hair Transplant


Cysts can occur spontaneously in lots of people not only those treating hair loss surgically. I take 2 or 3 a week off of patients that a nearby dermatologist sends over. Some families are just very prone to cysts.

Shaving the Recipient Area for a Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant


We shave ALL big hair transplant cases but for a small follicular unit extraction(FUE) it would depend. It’s important to leave some hair to help figure out angles, etc. In smaller FUE cases like it sounds as if you want, we would most likely cut the hair in that area to about 3/8 of an inch.

Can Grafts From a Hair Transplant Scar Repair be Saved?


It really depends on how big and thick the hair transplant scar is. If the scar is like beef jerky, then its pretty tough to get any hair out without transecting it or having essentially an antiquated 1 haired minigraft.

What is the Average Width of a Hair Transplant Donor Strip?


In our clinic, our hair transplant donor strips are generally about the same width as a stick of gum or about 1.8cm. We vary the length with the amount of follicular unit grafts required.

When is a Hair Transplant Scar in Most Danger of Stretching?


Donor scar width is generally proportional to skin edge tension. Therefore, whatever can be done to reduce this helps keep the scars from stretching. At our office, we favor long, skinny strips so that there isn’t a lot of scalp to pull together.

What Factors Affect the Duration of a Hair Transplant Procedure?


In general, we can transplant 3500 grafts starting promptly at 8am and finishing by 5pm. Occasionally, a cutter is sick or out for some reason and things may take an extra 45 minutes or so but, with sufficient manpower, even larger cases shouldn’t take forever.

What is the Best Technique for Closing the Hair Transplant Donor Site?


For me, a two-layer trichophytic closure is important in getting the best hair transplant surgery scars we can. My scars are often, although not always, pretty nice after maturing.

Using FUE to Conceal the Scar from a Strip Hair Transplant Procedure


It all depends on the FUT scar. An excellent strip scar may be undetectable, but they are rare. A very good strip scar can be camouflaged with just a small buzz of overlying hair and, if needed, a follicular unit extraction procedure may help but probably not.

Why Are Hair Transplant Doctors No Longer Performing Scalp Reductions?


First, scars can be a real problem and can potentially disfigure someone, even in the best of hands. Additionally, tissue expansion really let us remove a lot of bald scalp, but very few men want to walk around with a balloon expander in for a month, when they can have a modern transplant.

Proscar vs. Propecia for Treating Hair Loss


Proscar and Propecia are the same drug (finasteride) except for the dose, 5mg and 1mg respectively. 1mg of finasteride will treat hair loss like the 5mg Proscar pill will, with potentially less of those pesky side effects.

Why Does Hair Loss Start at Different Times for Different People?


In men, except in unusual circumstances, hair loss is all genes and luck, or lack thereof. I recall from some source or another, that male hair loss affects 10% of the population per decade. Thus, 40% of guys in their 40’s have significant hair loss. My “eyeballing” of people walking around the mall or at a recent football game suggests that is probably reasonably accurate. So then the issue is what do you do about it. My consultations always offer 4 choices...

Eliminating Shiny Scalp due to Baldness


First off, some people are oilier than others and are therefore have shinier scalps. I am one of them. It looks bad in pictures, and worse when I am the only shiny guy at an event. But that is life and I think (based on dealing with a lot of aging faces) that oily skin ages a bit better than dry skin...

Donor “Shock Loss” After Hair Transplant Surgery – Is it Common?


Shock loss in the donor area definitely can occur after surgical hair restoration. We don’t see it too often mainly because of hair covering the scar. But I have a marine we worked with about 2 months ago who, like all marines, didn’t take his valium as he is tough. This guy was a character! When I started giving him a hard time about 90% of my military patients not taking valium and then I gave him the first shot, he said “thank you sir may I have another!”. Indeed he was tough...

Eliminating Hair Transplant Scars?


Be cautious of folks who have “invented” some new technique that will revolutionize hair transplant scars. There are literally thousands of general and facial plastic surgeons who daily want to avoid significant scarring at almost any cost. Do you really think if someone invented something a year and a half ago that solved all scar problems that it wouldn’t make headlines and we’d all be doing it?

Can Doctors Predict Future Hair Loss?


I have had a number of balding patients who recently have either seen other local hair restoration doctors for consultations, or who have had a hair transplant procedure in the past and now have lost more hair. A common theme has been that they were told by other consultants that they weren’t going to experience more hair loss.

Combining Hair Transplant Surgery with a Hair System


This type of approach is reasonable for select hair loss patients. First, I have worked with several guys who were able to have a hair restoration procedure, slightly modify the way they wore or styled their hair system, and “pull off” the surgery without their friends/customers knowing. Then in a few months they can modify the system again to show the hair transplant result, and consider moving forward with a second procedure much later.

Is Female Eyebrow Hair Transplant Surgery Worth It?


I am a facial plastic surgeon, fellowship trained, previously on faculty at 2 teaching universities, and I have done many eyelid, eyebrow, forehead, and face procedures along with hair which has become my focus. And do you know how many eyebrow transplant cases that I have seen? One. And that was a result of trauma. Now if you have an area disfigured by trauma, then a face doctor like me would be important to get the area prepared for the best outcome from a transplant, and since I can do follicular unit extraction (FUE), I probably can do the entire procedure well. But, for your average female that over-plucked for decades, you need an excellent FUE doctor, who will be honest enough to explain to her that scalp hair and eyebrow hair are very different...

Hair Transplant without Hair Loss Medication?


22 is pretty young. I would consider hair loss drugs and make sure you gave them time to work before you give up (1 year or more). 23 is still young for a hair transplant but at least you will have tried the alternative to surgery and maybe it will buy you a lot more time than just a year. Plus you can establish some relationship with a doctor and see if you and he are on the same wavelength. I had a 20 year old come in this my clinic this morning and I spent about 40 minutes mainly educating him on all of the stuff bloggers on this site already know. I told him to...

Hair Transplant: Staples Verses Sutures to Close the Donor Area


I see this question a lot on the hair loss forum and have put my 2 cents in a few times. To summarize, I don’t think there is any difference between sutures and staples if placed with the same amount of skill. I place staples about 25% of the time and it really depends on how the skin comes together for me. The hair restoration patient who is shown in this hair transplant photo album was listening to my assistant and me discussing this very topic. In the last 8 years...

Guaranteed “No Scar” Hair Transplant Procedure?


I wish you could get someone to teach me how to guarantee no scars in hair replacement surgery! I was recently deposed on another doctor’s malpractice case, and several experts and me stated that every transection of the skin leaves a scar. Now, hair loss doctors can attempt to make it a very fine scar or minimally noticeable, but there will be a scar.

Pain Management During Hair Transplant Surgery


We did a hair transplant last week on a man who initially complained of terrible pain. I was surprised as his reaction to even the initial numbing of the donor area, then he added that he needs to get put to sleep for dental cleaning. We often give our patients a valium before the procedure and even a pain pill as needed, and this almost always eliminates discomfort. But this guy had to drive 4 hours after the hair restoration procedure and that wasn’t an option.

Why Smoking Should be Avoided Before and After Hair Replacement Surgery


I have posted several threads on this hair loss forum on the effect of smoking on wound healing and agree with the sentiment of those of you who feel that if you are spending a bunch of money on hair replacement surgery and smoking might compromise your result, don’t smoke for 10 days before and after your procedure. Several studies, and malpractice insurance carriers, have documented the preoperative effect of smoking on wound repair.

Hair Loss? The Importance of Protecting Your Balding Scalp from the Sun


This week I was reviewing my hair transplant procedure records and came across an interesting finding. We have had 9 hair loss patients who presented for consultation who on examination, were found to have skin cancer on their scalp who were treated and subsequently had hair replacement surgery at our office. I would guess that I have had twice that number who were referred out for the skin cancer treatment and didn’t proceed with hair surgery.

Suture Removal After Hair Transplant Surgery


In our hair replacement clinic, we usually remove all of the sutures by day ten. However, we occasionally use coetaneous (skin) sutures which will dissolve in two weeks or so. More commonly, patients think that there are sutures still in place and its actually just dry skin/scabs along the suture line that needs more vigorous cleaning. Finally, with our...

Female Hair Loss and Realistic Hair Replacement Expectations


just finished seeing a delightful 62 year old woman who has hairloss. She has some other medical issues that may be contributing to her problem and may be correctable, but she and I had a nice discussion about my philosphy on female hair loss and hair replacement surgery. We discussed that my hair restoration practice is 98% male patients and that in general, if I take a man and frame his face with a nice tightly packed hair transplant procedure, or correct a vertex bald patch, I can usually make him extremely happy. Even men with a lot of thinning hair, can often achieve superb results by framing the face with what is left in the donor hair region.

When to Stop Drinking and Smoking Prior to and After Hair Transplant Surgery


A lot of literature discusses the increased risk of infection and skin slough (loss) in smokers undergoing hair replacement surgery. Although this is much more risky in facial surgery (in which I require patients to stop smoking for 10 days prior to (more important than after actually))surgery); wound infection is more likely in any surgery in smokers. I advise all hair transplant patients of...


William H. Lindsey, MD

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