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Hair Transplant Questions

What is a Hair Transplant Reversal?

Patient’s Question: Hi Dr. Friedman, What is a hair transplant reversal? I saw that term recently but did not follow up on it, but, is that what I think it is? A reversal of a hair transplant? Under what circumstances would that happen? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: We can remove old transplanted 4mm “plugs” from the…

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…

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…

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…

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…