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 was planning on having a hair transplant with a top doctor. I keep my head shaved down to a .5 (0 guard, but the long side) and I do that every 5 days. I have had SMP done but I have some hair on top (even though I am a Norwood 6) so I don’t have to shave it to the bone. will the scarring, surgery, etc etc etc be noticeable? I am seeing some people talk about white dots, I am seeing some examples of white dots being so spread out that you cant really tell, I am hearing from some doctors that it wont be an issue and I am hearing the opposite from others. Unfortunately, you won’t really know what your scalp in the hair transplant donor area is going to look like until you do it. Darker skin types tend to […]
This hair transplant article was written by Dr. Blake Bloxham, a staff physician from Feller Medical: Crown hair transplants can be tricky. There is a reason why they are often referred to as the “black hole of grafts” online. The large surface area requiring coverage and the twists and turns of the “whorl” pattern call for a lot of grafts. On top of this, they notoriously thin in a circular spreading pattern that is tough to keep up with. However, they are also very often a crucial area for hair transplant patients. Although I do believe the frontal/midscalp regions are more cosmetically significant, many patients don’t feel like their transformation is “complete” without crown work; or they can’t stand thinking that they still have a “bald spot like my father/grandfather” back there. So crown hair transplants are important. They must be planned thoroughly and lifetime grafts must always be kept in mind, but important nonetheless. The patient in this video is a good example of what crown patients should expect. […]
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) vs Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) for Hair Transplant Strip Scar Repair?
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This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: Around six years ago I had a strip hair transplant surgery that left me with very wide scar. I have had two strip procedures: the first as mentioned 6 years ago, the second in December 2015 which has turned out great and has left a thin scar. I would like scalp or body hair placed into both scars and would also like to have some hair into my temple triangles too if possible. My main aim after the procedure would be to be able to wear my hair short with a nice frame to my face, so if future loss occurs I can still crop my hair fairly short, without using concealer on my scar. I would love people’s advise, or anyone who has had a similar experience who has had follicular unit extraction (FUE) or body hair transplantation (BHT) into a scar and can now […]