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 have sleep apnea and I am wondering if there would be an effect on my existing hair or my future hair restoration results? I would hate to pay so much money for something and get horrible results because of my sleep disorder. Any insights would be appreciated I’ve done hair transplant surgery on many patients suffering from sleep apnea. I don’t think there is any connection between sleep apnea and hair loss or the success rate of hair transplantation. Two things I would keep in mind: If you wear a CPAP, discuss the type of mask with your doctor. Some of them have straps that may go right over where the grafts are placed. Others have a tendency to ride up in the night, and could easily end up rubbing the hairline. Let the team/doctor know that you may have apneic episodes during the procedure […]
The following hair transplant question was answered by recommended hair restoration surgeon Dr. Tejinder Bhatti: I got a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant of 1500 grafts done. The donor area patch is off-centered and visible after day 11. Will this patch cover up? Will I be able to keep the current length hairstyle or no? Was the harvesting done properly? Please help! You are not technically dealing with scar tissue quite yet, as the collagen over-expression takes about four weeks or longer to cross over into scar formation territory. Based on the density that appears to be in your donor region, outside of the FUE extraction zone, I believe this to be a combination of shock loss and potential over harvesting. The approach could have been better but I believe the donor will recover to some degree. 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.
The Birth and Development of Robotic Assisted Hair Restoration Surgery (ARTAS) – Dr. Arthur Tykocinski
The below article was written by Dr. Arthur Tykocinski who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. You can also view his website by clicking here. You are also encouraged to click here for a free consult with Dr. Tykocinski. Whenever I imagined a robot working with humans, I thought of that friendly maid on the Jetsons and also on that robotic treadmill she entered every morning and exited showered, dressed and styled. Later my reference began to be those intelligent and friendly robots in the “Star Wars” series, performing complex tasks and with artificial intelligence. Well, mine, for now, is not that smart. And as all ARTAS must have a name, to facilitate communication within the company, mine is called R-2, in homage of R-2-D-2, the friendly cybernetic hero of Star Wars. Since the beginning I knew that the robotics technology was still evolving and that in the beginning its operation had been rather inconsistent and with several failures. That was what was heard by […]
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 […]