Can body hair or chest hair be used as donor hair for hair transplantation?

Patient’s Question: I have lost most of my hair and am basically bald. Is there a way to use body hair, like chest hair, as donor hair? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: For those patients who do not have much hair over the donor region of the scalp, we can use body hair. We can use hair …

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Can a bad hair transplant from the 1990s be made to look better in 2017?

Patient’s Question: In the 1990s I had the worst hair transplant experience leaving me more embarrassed now than I was without hair. Can this be fixed? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: By the 1990s, most doctors were transplanting only mini-grafts and micro-grafts but for those patients who had the old standard grafts or plugs, the grafts were …

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I overplucked my eyebrows, can hair grafts help me?

Patient’s Question: Over the years I have plucked my eyebrows to the point that they won’t grow back. Is there any way to permanently replace them? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Hair transplantation has been very successful in transplanting eyebrows and replacing the eyebrows you have plucked over the years. The only caveat is that the transplanted …

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Can hairs be transplanted to the face?

Patient’s Question: I have a full head of hair but my facial hair grows in patches. The hair is very sparse and I cannot even grow a mustache. Can hair be transplanted on my face? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Yes, with today’s hair transplants we can actually transplant into the face. We can transplant to make …

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If I start laser therapy for hair loss, will I have to keep using it?

Patient’s Question: If I start laser therapy will I have to keep using it?  I am a 39-year-old woman and my hair loss is embarrassing.  Is there any way that laser therapy can have a permanent result or is it like using minoxidil, when you stop the treatments you lose your hair? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: …

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Can I cover a scar on my eyebrow with a hair transplant?

Patient’s Question: I have a small scar embedded on my left eyebrow where the hair won’t grow.  Can hair be transplanted there so that it is covered? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Yes, hair can be transplanted to scars on any part of the body. The reason hair is not growing in the scar is because scar …

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How long after my hair transplant procedure will my new hair be fully grown?

Patient’s Question: If I get a hair transplant now, how long will it take until my new hair is full and natural looking? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Most of our patients notice that within 30 days their scalp is back to its pre-operative appearance, since most of the hairs within the grafts will fall out within …

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What is the success rate of low level laser for hair loss and hair loss prevention?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I hope you can help me with this question: When the laser comb came out about a decade ago, I just assumed it was kind of a scam, and couldn’t possibly work. Now, I see a lot of reputable doctors recommending caps or hats with lasers inside them to promote …

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Do hair transplant doctors still implant “hair plugs”?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I’ve been considering a hair transplant procedure for about two years now. I know the procedure had advanced quite a bit in the last few decades, but I still hear the word “hair plugs” being used on TV and in movies. Are doctors still actually giving people hair plugs? How …

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Scalp Tightening After Hair Transplant Surgeries

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, From my late 20s to early 30s, I had four hair transplant procedures to address my frontal hair loss. These procedures did the job, well enough, but they also seem to tighten my scalp. Now in my 40s, I’m beginning to notice hair loss on crown, or a bald spot …

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Does Saw Palmetto or Chili Powder Stop Hair Loss?

Patient’s Question: I’ve been searching the internet for the latest info on hair restoration medicine that regrows lost hair, or at least stops hair loss, and I come across things like people using Saw Palmetto as DHT-blocker, or using chili powder on their scalp to promote blood flow. Does that stuff really work? Dr. Friedman’s …

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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 Friedman’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 a …

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