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Hair Transplant & Hair Restoration Blog, Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO, Scottsdale, AZ

After Hair Transplant Surgery, Can I Wear My Hair Short?

Patient’s Question: I would like to keep wearing my hair short after a hair transplant but I don’t want a noticeable scar. Is this possible? Dr. Friedman’s Reply: Absolutely! We offer two methods of hair transplantation: Follicular Unit Transplanting (FUT)—the so-called “strip method”—and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). With FUT, a strip of hair is excised….

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What is the average hair transplant price?

Patient’s Question: Price ranges for hair transplants seem to vary dramatically. What should be an average price range per follicular unit or graft?   Doctor’s Answer: Each doctor sets their own prices per graft or per region of scalp. A majority of the doctors choose to charge per graft, an actual monetary number per graft….

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Who is most vulnerable to hair transplant shock loss?

Patient’s Question: Are there certain people or conditions in which shock loss is more likely to occur after a hair transplant? Are there any ways to avoid this?   Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Whenever we transplant into areas that still have existing native hair (remaining hair), there is always the possibility of causing shock that is…

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What is the best treatment to stop thinning hair loss?

Patient’s Question: I’m in my early 60s and tried hair loss medications years ago with no real results. My hair just keeps getting thinner and I’d like to know if there are any truly effective treatments that stop thinning.   Doctor Friedman’s Answer: Prior to the 1990s there were a number of non-FDA approved topical…

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How painful is a hair transplant procedure for men?

Patient’s Question: How painful is a hair transplant procedure for men? Doctor’s Answer: Today, there is very little discomfort or pain during the procedure since we premedicate with Valium followed by local anesthetics. Most patients say they experience more discomfort at their dentist than undergoing hair transplantation. As I mentioned, during the procedure there is…

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Do Hair Transplant Doctors Help Prevent Hair Loss?

Summary of Patient’s Question: Do hair transplant doctors treat hair loss, or prevent hair loss, in addition to performing hair transplants, and if so, what is the recommended hair loss prevention method for a young person?   Doctor’s Answer: Depending on family hair loss history, the earlier medical treatment is started the better the chance…

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