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 am 45 and overplucked my eyebrows when I was younger. What are my options for getting them back?

Patient’s Question: I am 45 and when I was younger I over plucked my eyebrows to the point of no return.  They will not grow back.  Is there anything I can do to make them grow back or is hair transplant surgery my only option? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: The only permanent option is hair transplantation.  …

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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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If I get hair transplanted into my mustache area, will it grow differently than the surrounding hairs?

Patient’s Question: If I get hair transplanted into my mustache area, will it grow differently than the surrounding hairs? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Since we are transplanting hair from another part of the body to the mustache, it definitely is going to grow differently than your native beard hair. Typically, when we transplant hairs into the …

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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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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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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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