Can a bad hair transplant from the 1990s be made to look better in 2017?
- Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
- September 13, 2017
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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 very noticeable and gave a dolls-head appearance. The good news is that yes, we can fix them.
To camouflage the obvious, pluggy look, we transplant between the larger grafts with follicular unit grafts containing 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs. As long as the frontal hairline was not placed too low or at an inappropriate angle, we can transplant in front of the hairline to try to give you a more natural appearance. I have performed many such surgeries and have had excellent outcomes. However, results are not instantaneous. In most cases, it takes a minimum of two surgeries to fill all the spaces and gaps between the grafts.
— Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon