Dr. Lupanzula Approved for Recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Dr_LupanzulaThe Hair Transplant Network recommends world class surgeons who produce only the best hair transplant results. Thus, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Emorane Lupanzula of Belgium has been approved for recommendation by our hair restoration community. To learn how we prescreen and recommend hair transplant surgeons, click here.

Dr. Lupanzula, his technique and results were carefully reviewed by our hair restoration forum and social community in consideration for recommendation. The community was very impressed by his procedure and results. To see what our members are saying and to view examples of his results, visit the “Potential Recommendation of Dr. Emorane Lupanzula of Belgium

Given the accolades we received from patients, physicians and forum members and his dedication to state of the art FUE and FUSS/strip hair transplant surgery, we have decided to approve Dr. Emorane Lupanzula for recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network. To view Dr. Lupanzula’s recommendation profile, click here.

Thanks to everyone who provided their valuable input both privately and publicly regarding Dr. Lupanzula’s potential recommendation. You are encouraged to congratulate him by clicking on hi featured potential inclusion topic above.

For hair loss sufferers considering hair transplant surgery in Belgium and beyond, we strongly encourage you to consult with and consider Dr. Emorane Lupanzula for your next procedure.

Onward and Upwards,

Pat, Bill and Dave – The Hair Restoration Team for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q & A Blog and the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Community

How to Camouflage a New Frontal Hair Transplant with Bangs

Fri 23 Sep 2016

In the following hair loss related video, Dr. William Lindsey of McLean, Virginia, an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, discusses how to effectively conceal a recent frontal hair transplant by wearing bangs.

To share your comments and questions, join the discussion, Video Camouflage your case by wearing bangs, Dr. Lindsey at the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.

David
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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Can Antibiotics Affect Hair Growth after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Thu 22 Sep 2016

The following response to a question from the Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was written by forum member “Gillenator”.

Hi, I’m 5 days out from follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) in Thailand with a reputable hair transplant surgeon, 2 days ago the swelling on my forehead went down but today iv noticed my forehead is quite swollen again, not sore, just swollen. I’m now back in New Zealand, I emailed my Thai Surgeon and he said to get some more anti-inflammatories, and to start wearing the forehead band again to contain the swelling away from my eyes. My NZ doctor today who I visited said she knew nothing of hair transplants, she said the Strip scar donor site was looking good and stitches were looking healthy, but she was concerned about the forehead swelling, she said there could be a risk of a facial abscess so she prescribed me Flucloxacillin antibiotics 500mg 4 times a day.

I’m concerned the antibiotics, or in particular that type could compromise my hair growth, as I know she has no knowledge in the field, wheres my Thai hair restoration surgeon has only recommended Naproxen and the head band. I have emailed my Thai surgeon, with the same question, but do you think its safe to use the antibiotics my NZ doctor told me to, after all she is just being cautious and admits to not knowing anything about hair transplants.

Did Scratching My Head Damage My Hair Transplant?

Thu 15 Sep 2016

This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis:

So I had a hair transplant of 2192 grafts on Monday, Aug 29. Almost all were on the front of my head, temples, sides, etc. A few were placed in the back of my head where I am thinning in just a few spots. Last night, was six days later. I was scratching what I thought was just dried blood. As far as I know, only one graft came out. There was no bleeding but definitely a graft.

I am very OCD and picked around on some dried bloody spots, mostly trying to not touch the graft or follicles. This went on for 15 minutes. But I am wondering if the bulb or whatever will make the hair grow fastest will stay in the head at day 6.5 if the graft is pulled out. I was pulling out what I thought was dried blood so it was pulling more than picking with fingernails. Again, I don’t recall any blood. Please give me your best advice. I am done picking or pulling back there.

Dr_Josephitas_protraitTypically if a follicular unit graft is pulled out or broken off at this point, the follicle has not been injured. These grafts should regrow like normal. We always advise not to pick the grafts or pull on them even up to two weeks just to lower the risk of permanently damaging hairs.

Can I Cut My Hair Short 3 Weeks Before Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation?

Wed 14 Sep 2016

This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles:

I want to get my hair cut but I have a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant in exactly 4 weeks. Guidance from my hair restoration clinic is that my hair should be at least 0.5 cm long. I normally have the sides and the back cut with a clippers on a grade 1 and 2. If I leave cutting it to this weekend, will I be risking cutting the donor area down to grade 1, just 3 1/2 weeks before?

You should have no problem with cutting your hair 3 1/2 weeks before the procedure. In fact there is a good chance they will need to trim it down again on the day of your procedure anyway.

Dr. Glenn Charles
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David
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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Does Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Cause Cause Hair Shedding and Scalp Irritation?

Tue 6 Sep 2016

The following response to a question from the Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was written by forum member “Gillenator”.

I am 29 a year old female and I have had a bad experience with Rogaine (minoxidil 5%.

Long story short: I basically had no major reason for being treated with it, was just scared because I happened to have a lot of hair breakage after some salon treatment done poorly. After looking at me at the time, the clinic said I had signs of genetic female pattern hair loss, like a receding line and wider parting around the crown area. I was scared to death and started the treatment. Was on minoxidil for 3 weeks, then around that time the massive horrible shedding started and it scared me so much I cut my hair short to hopefully notice less, the burning feeling on my scalp was horrible, it was all flaky and dry as well. I stopped because it was stressing me out of my mind and complained to the clinic because I had been assured the shedding would only be barely noticeable and it was all but I was given the money back. Looking back now I never needed the treatment to begin with, as my hairline has always been like that, even when I was younger.

When Can I Start Washing My Hair Normally after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Wed 31 Aug 2016

This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by a staff physician from Coalition hair transplant clinic Feller Medical:

Went and got my hair transplant done 5 days ago. I’ve just been gently patting the shampoo on the recipient area for the last few days and pouring cups of water to wash it off but how long can I start properly washing it with a shower head and how best is it to wash it when I start washing it properly?

showerThe simple answer is: when your hair restoration clinic tells you you can. This is because almost all clinics have slightly different instructions when it comes to post-operative washing.

I tell my hair transplant patients to use the cup method for 3 days (starting the day after surgery) and avoid direct water pressure from the shower head during this period as well. Starting day 4, I tell them to start gently massaging with fingertips — not fingernails — to wash and break up any scabbing that is forming. I further tell them to use the scabbing as an indicator of how well and aggressively they are washing. If the recipient area looks like a clean “buzz cut” without scabbing, then you’re watching correctly. If you have a lot of scabbing building up, scrub harder. However, sometimes you do get a few stubborn scabs, and its okay to leave these guys alone if they don’t break up with reasonable fingertip washing.

Coalition Physician Dr. William Lindsey Discusses the Trouble with Multiple Hair Transplant Donor Scars

Sat 27 Aug 2016

In the following hair loss related video, Dr. William Lindsey of McLean, Virginia, an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, discusses issues and complications that arise when hair transplant surgeons create more than one strip scar during subsequent procedures.

To share your comments, questions or concerns, join the discussion Video. Dr. Lindsey discusses multiple donor scars at the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.

David
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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Dealing with Anxiety Worrying about the Final Hair Transplant Result

Tue 23 Aug 2016

hair loss family treeUndergoing ]hair transplant surgery is a major decision and should be carefully considered only after extensive research and exploring the benefits, limitations, and potential risks of surgery. While today’s state of the art hair restoration procedures are minimally invasive and produce excellent results in the hands of a skilled physician, it’s only natural for patients to experience a little anxiety and nerves regarding the actual procedure and how the final result will appear.

What will the final result look like? Will it be undetectable to my friends, family, and co-workers? Will it be natural looking? Will my hair be as thick and dense as it was before any hair loss? These questions and doubts race through patient’s minds not only before the procedure, but sometimes after.

Recently, forum member “Jjarden” had undergone hair transplant surgery but has some concerns about how the final result will appear. To learn what to expect from hair restoration surgery prior and after surgery visit “Very Nervous about the End Result“. You are encouraged to share your experience and offer your input.

Bill Seemiller
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Is It Safe to Chemically Straighten Hair 6 Months after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Sun 21 Aug 2016

This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis

I hate my curly hair, and I got this hair transplant with the hope to have a decent straight haircut like I did a few years ago. I know some products are harsh on the scalp (I’ll avoid them) and that straightening causes some hairs to break (that’s okay).

The idea to have my first few hairs grow even frizzier than the others doesn’t appeal to me at all. My very first idea is to straighten all of that as soon as the density is acceptable, if my HT was a decent success, by month 6 or 7.

What’s your take on this?

Dr_Josephitas_protraitYou will want to be careful when using chemical or physical straighteners or dyes for that matter soon after a hair transplant. The concern of course, is that you will damage the skin and/or hair and ultimately get a poor result.

It is perfectly safe though to treat transplanted hair once it is fully mature. The hair should be just as strong and durable as native hair. Some people’s hair grows faster than others, so it is really a matter of how quickly your transplant has grown out. At 6 months the transplant may be ready to straighten, or it may still be too early. Early and young transplanted hair appears finer and thinner than fully grown mature hair. If you are unsure if the hair is mature, it might be a good idea to check with your hair restoration physician.