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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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 …

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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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Will one hair transplant procedure require me to get more as I get older?

Patient’s Question: I am in my mid-30s and looking to improve [the appearance] of my hair loss. I understand that my hair loss will continue even if I get a hair transplant. Does this mean that you are more likely to require multiple transplants over the years, the younger you are when you have your …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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What is the best method for harvesting a large number of hair grafts?

Question: I’m 52 and have a pretty big bald patch and would like to know what is the best method for harvesting a large number of grafts, FUE, FUT or something else? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: When you have a large bald area to cover, the best method for harvesting grafts is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) …

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