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
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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 […]
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 […]