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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…

Can hairs be transplanted to the face?

Patient’s Question: I have a full head of hair but my facial hair grows in patches. The hair is very sparse and I cannot even grow a mustache. Can hair be transplanted on my face? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Yes, with today’s hair transplants we can actually transplant into the face. We can transplant to make…

Does Saw Palmetto or Chili Powder Stop Hair Loss?

Patient’s Question: I’ve been searching the internet for the latest info on hair restoration medicine that regrows lost hair, or at least stops hair loss, and I come across things like people using Saw Palmetto as DHT-blocker, or using chili powder on their scalp to promote blood flow. Does that stuff really work? Dr. Friedman’s…

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….

How painful is a hair transplant procedure for men?

Patient’s Question: How painful is a hair transplant procedure for men? Doctor’s Answer: Today, there is very little discomfort or pain during the procedure since we premedicate with Valium followed by local anesthetics. Most patients say they experience more discomfort at their dentist than undergoing hair transplantation. As I mentioned, during the procedure there is…

What is the process that occurs during the hair transplant surgery?

Question: Can you describe the process that occurs during the hair transplant surgery? Answer: In the typical hair transplant surgery procedure, the patient’s medical history is detailed to rule out medication allergies and medical illnesses which could complicate the surgery. Occasionally, surgical clearance may be needed from the patient’s Internist or Primary Care Physician. The…

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…

Should I wait to get a hair transplant?

Patient’s Question: I’m in my 20s and I’ve been experiencing hair loss for several years now. I’m on the fence about whether or not to get a transplant now or wait. My main reason for this is whether or not waiting a few years, maybe even ten, would bring about newer techniques that could offer…