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.
The following hair transplant question was answered by recommended hair restoration surgeon Dr. Tejinder Bhatti: Can I get a hair transplant to grow a mohawk like this? I would be most happy with this hairstyle. I have also included a pic of my head. A mohawk like the one shown above is only achievable in hair transplant patients who have a good scalp donor site and do not have much advancing baldness. At most they have a Norwood Scale type 2-3 hair loss pattern. The mohawk can be achieved in this select category, but in two sittings 6 months apart. You have type 4 baldness and extensive miniaturization in the vertex area. I would not say you are a candidate for hair restoration surgery since your expectations are unrealistic. Dr. Tejinder Bhatti — 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: I had my hair transplant consult and the doctor said I have coarse donor hair, possibly 4k grafts in tank, maybe more. I was downbeat, thinking coarse means dry and thin but then I started googling and apparently it means good, rather than bad. Can anyone confirm? It’s common to see lower donor densities in individuals with “coarse” hairs. This is because coarse hairs usually means larger, heartier follicles. The larger your follicles are, the fewer of them fit in a square centimeter — and we measure density in follicular units per square centimeter of scalp. As several others have noted, coarse, wiry, hairs are usually great for hair transplants. They provide excellent thick, natural coverage. One of your hairs may be worth 2 or 3 of a “fine” haired gentleman with a higher donor density and number of lifetime grafts. Sounds like you’re in a […]