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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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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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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Can I improve the appearance of my hair transplant donor scar?

Question: The scar at the donor area from my hair transplant two years ago is very noticeable. Is there anything that I can do at this point to improve it? I have dark skin and it appears as a very dark, nearly black line that is thicker than I would have expected. It’s also very …

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How Big is a Hair Transplant Donor Strip?

Question: When harvesting hair using the strip method, approximately how big is the strip for the average procedure? Does this cause any side effects like a stretched or tight feeling or anything else? Answer: The length of the donor strip is dependent on several variables: The number of follicular unit grafts (1, 2, 3, or …

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