Can Women Lower their Hairline with Hair Transplant Surgery

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr Friedman, I am a thirty-two year-old career woman with a demanding job. I feel like I have to look my best at all times. I am happy with most everything except for my hairline. It starts too far back, exposing more of my forehead than what it should be for a …

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Do I Need to Grow My Hair Long After Hair Transplant Surgery to Hide my Donor Scar?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, With the hair I have left (smile), I like to wear it short. After my hair transplant procedure, do I need to grow it longer to cover my donor area? Thank you for answering my question. Dr. Friedman’s Answer: If you want to keep your hair short over the back …

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Will Rogaine foam help faster hair growth after hair transplant surgery?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I am going to have hair transplant surgery at your clinic in December and I thought of a question I forgot to ask you when we spoke during my hair transplant consultation. After I get my surgery done, I was wondering if minoxidil will help my new hair grow in …

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What is the best solution for scalp itch after hair transplant?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I had a hair transplant with Scottsdale Institute 8 days ago and my scalp is itching in the area where you implanted the new hair grafts. It’s driving me nuts a little bit as it’s always hard not to scratch an itch. How long will this last, what can I …

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I have crown hair loss, when should I get a hair transplant?

Patient’s Question: I just turned 43 and I have been noticing thinning hair along the crown and top of my head.  Am I a hair transplant candidate? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Depending on how much hair loss you have at this time will dictate whether or not you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. …

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What is the difference between old hair plugs and follicular unit extraction?

Patient’s Question: My brother-in-law had his hair transplant done 20 years ago and I don’t really like the results.  Can you please explain how traditional hair transplants differ from the FUE method hair transplants. Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Twenty years ago many doctors were still doing plugs using a 4 mm punch graft, whereas FUE or …

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I am 35 and losing hair, should I get a hair transplant now or wait?

Patient’s Question: I am 35 and I have been losing hair for years. I want a hair transplant but if I get one now I know I will lose more hair in the future and have to come back. Should I just wait? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: My recommendation is for an individual to come in …

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Hair Transplant Question from African-American Female

Patient’s Question: Does the success of a hair transplant depend on the type of hair being transplanted?  I am an African-American female with thinning hair on the top of my head. Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Transplanted hair will always grow. The success of the transplant depends on whether or not you have enough density over the …

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Can a hair transplant correct facelift scars and raised hairline?

Question: I recently had a facelift and now my hairline is not where it used to be. Can a transplant be done to change my hairline back to the way it was? Answer: This is a very common problem in females and males undergoing facelifts. Most plastic surgeons do not acknowledge the fact that a …

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What is the best type of hair transplant for a 67 year-old male?

Question: I am a 67-year-old male with no hair on top of my head. I would like a hair transplant. Which method, Follicular Unit Grafting or Follicular Unit Extraction, would you recommend for me? Answer: I would definitely recommend Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) because the typical 67-year-old is not going to cut his hair extremely …

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How long does it take after getting hair transplant to heal so no one will notice?

Patient’s Question: How soon after getting a hair transplant will I be able to return to work without anyone noticing that something has been done? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Usually, the only visible sign of hair transplant surgery is scabbing. Fortunately, we have a method of preventing post-operative scabbing by using an ointment four times a …

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Can hair grafts be transplanted into scar tissue?

Patient’s Question: I had an accident that left a large scar on my leg. It is extremely noticeable because the only place I don’t have any hair is on my legs. Is there a way to transplant hair to the scar site so that it’s not so noticeable? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Today we can transplant …

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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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