Dr. Friedman’s Opinion on Topical Finasteride

Patient’s Question: What is your opinion of Topical Finasteride? It seems to be quite effective from what I have read. Do you recommend it, and if so, how can I obtain it? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Topical Finasteride is not FDA approved and therefore I do not prescribe it to my patients.  The problem with any …

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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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Can Treatment for “Low-T” lead to increased hair loss?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I am an overweight male in his mid-40s who has just started testosterone replacement therapy as recommended by a doctor. I’ve had two injections so far and I must admit, I am feeling a noticeable improvement in all things relevant. My question to you is – I know that increased …

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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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Why did Rogaine stop working for me?

Patient’s Question: I have been using over-the-counter Rogaine for over five years now and recently I started to notice that it has stopped working as well as it used to work.  Why should this be happening? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: No one really knows why Rogaine works and no one really knows why Rogaine stops working.  …

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Can I take Propecia and Rogaine at the same time?

Patient’s Question: I found out on-line that you should wait about eight months to one year when taking Propecia before starting to take minoxidil.  I have been using minoxidil for years already.  What should I do?  Can I still start taking Propecia? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: I personally would start Propecia and minoxidil at the same …

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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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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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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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Can hair transplant surgery give me sideburns?

Patient’s Question: The hair on the sides of my face won’t grow so I have no sideburns. Can hair transplant surgery give me sideburns? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Sideburns have been very successfully transplanted with donor hair from either the scalp or from other parts of the body. We can transplant hair from the scalp and …

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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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