This hair restoration question was answered by hair loss forum member “ArochaHair”, online representative for Coalition physician Dr. Bernardino Arocha: Has anybody got any strategies to make the most of the “tuft” at the front of the head? I have very little hair immediately behind it but my hair is so thick on the sides and mid-scalp that it masks this. This is good as the tuft looks bad on bald men but I also think for men contemplating hair transplant surgery, it can be good as a focal point to form a hairline natural to you. It also means fewer grafts. It may not actually mean fewer grafts because if your tuft is surrounded by hair of native original density then more grafts are necessary to blend in. If this isn’t done then the contrast in density will make the result on either side of the tuft seem thinner. In general it is just a matter of planting around the tuft, and slightly into it for blending. If there is any hair […]
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 […]
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 […]
The following response to a question from our Hair Loss Forum and Social Community was written by forum member “Gillenator”: About 8 days post-hair transplant and I notice the scabs on the recipient area starting to dry out and fall out. I know that you’re not supposed to try to forcibly remove the scabs, but if some are already loose, is it dangerous to try to remove it? Also, I noticed that some scabs which have come out have a small hair stuck to it….is this normal or a bad sign? What you are dealing with is probably mostly crusts and not scabs. Crusts are the tips of the grafts just above the scalp line and dried out graft tissue. Most hair restoration physicians will want their patients to start removing them 10-12 days post-op but opinions do vary. Follow your hair transplant surgeons advice and directions. Gillenator Supporting Hair Restoration Physicians: Dr. Glenn Charles, Boca Raton, FL – Dr. Jerry Cooley, Charlotte, NC – Dr. Jim Harris, Denver, CO […]
This article from our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was written by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) has come a long way over the years. It has enabled many patients who would otherwise not have had a hair transplant procedure the ability to get one. It allows patient who wish to shave their hair shorter the freedom to do that. FUE is not without limitations though. FUE in general may not yield as many total grafts in a patient’s lifetime. The average patient can yield somewhere between 4000 and 8000 usable grafts over a number of procedures. Beard and body hair FUE has been available for a number of years. There is much debate as to how effective and useful this type of hair is. At Shapiro Medical Group, we have been doing FUE for a number of years and getting great success with our patients. Over the years, some have asked to try beard and body hair to add extra grafts. […]