The following hair transplant repair video was posted to our hair loss forum by Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey: In this video, we discuss the old hair transplant plug technique, why it gave the results it did and then take you through a repair case with 10 month followup showing good but not great improvement, because it takes longer in repair cases to get the results. Fortunately, he came in at more than 6 years out and looks great so we conclude with a short video combing his repair case and discuss the nuances plug repair patients need to know. Dr. William Lindsey —- 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.
This question, from a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Blake Bloxham: Four months after my strip hair transplant, I’m struggling to find any hairs that have fallen out. They’re all like 1 inch long now. Maybe they fell out and grew back really fast? I had a lot of shock loss behind the transplanted area and although it’s filling in slightly better now, I’m not sure if that’s because the existing hairs just got longer or if the ones that fell out are actually growing back in. Do some people never recover from shock loss? There is a very small sub-sect of patients (somewhere in the 2% range) who do not shed or experience a post-op telogen (follicular sleeping) phase after hair restoration surgery. I’ve only seen this in one patient, and I’m still not sure. He stopped by the office at 3-4 months and already looked very good. However, I had previously performed 2 procedures on […]
Does Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplantation Cause More Ingrown Hairs than a Strip Procedure?
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 had a FUE (Donor was back of scalp + beard hair) about 2 months ago. I saw a few ingrown hair pimples in the donor area at month 1 mark which I addressed via some antibiotics (prescribed by my hair transplant surgeon) and also topical antibacterial cream. Recently I have been seeing much greater incidence of ingrown hair: especially in the beard section as well as a few spots in the donor scalp. I have been told that it is sometimes expected as the hair growth starts around the 3 month mark. I have continued to apply the antibacterial cream as advised and even though the number of pimples is now more than a dozen, it is still somewhat manageable. Have others faced a similar experience post FUE? I never had this problem before with my prior three FUT hair transplants. One reason I was […]