Hair Transplant Patient Guide

FUT at a Glance

While many patients are interested in undergoing a FUT strip hair transplant (follicular unit transplant), they often have more questions than answers about the surgery. Here are some of the questions we are most often asked about FUT: Before and after FUT transplant with 2212 grafts – 6 months elapsed How does it work? FUT is a surgical procedure performed to transplant follicular units of hair into balding scalp areas by removing a strip of skin from the permanent zone. The size of the strip depends on the amount of grafts needed by the surgeon to achieve the desired results. After […]

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FUE At A Glance

One of the most common reasons people hesitate to have follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a lack of knowledge about the surgery. Are you interested in learning more about FUE? Here are a few of the most common questions we get regarding FUE: Before and after FUE transplant with 2014 grafts – 12 months elapsed How does it work? FUE is a surgical procedure that removes individual hair follicles or 1-4 hair follicular units from the donor area. FUE can be performed either manually or by an automated method. The total surgery time varies between patients but FUE normally takes between […]

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How to Prepare for FUT

Once you make the decision to undergo follicular unit transplantation (FUT), the next step is preparing for the procedure. Here are some steps to help you prepare for the procedure: Two Months Before Procedure: Do not cut your hair too short or even shave your head. Allow for 2 months (or more) of hair growth before having FUT to make sure you have a proper length of remaining hair in the donor area to be used to cover the strip area wound. Two To Four Weeks Before Procedure: You will perform a series of scalp exercises to increase the laxity […]

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How Hair Restoration Can Make A Difference In Your Appearance

The loss of hair impacts everyone in a different way. Some people are not bothered by their hair loss while others worry about the changes it will bring about in their personal and professional lives. Marc Richter is not only a patient of ours but he is also an actor in Hollywood. This means he is in a profession that demands a youthful appearance at all times. As shown in the video below, Marc was starting to get more depressed as his hair loss continued to progress. He wasn’t sure what to do about his baldness until he met Dr. […]

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Can The Wind Damage Transplanted Hair?

Wind Damage Hair

Q: Hello Dr. Mohebi, I meant to ask you a question when I was at your office for my one-year appointment but it slipped my mind.  I have to warn you that it’s kind of a weird question. About 6-years ago, when I had my previous hair transplant, it was such a horrible experience that I became quite sensitive regarding any activities that might influence the shedding of more hair.  As a result of this, one activity that affects me psychologically is being out in strong windy conditions.  I’m not as paranoid as I used to be but I try […]

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Can Finasteride Cause a Foggy Mind and Concentration Problems?

Dear Dr. Mohebi, I have been taking Propecia (Finasteride) for about a year and a half. Lately, I’ve been experiencing side effects which I finally linked to Propecia. I have been feeling foggy minded with an inability to concentrate. I find myself in somewhat of a daze constantly. After doing some online research, I’ve found others with the same symptoms. My primary care physician says it’s not listed as a side effect but it’s definitely possible. Should I continue to take this medication? I am currently on 1mg every day. Should I cut it down to .5mg or take it every […]

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Folliculitis After Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant

After Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant

Q: Hello Dr. Mohebi, My question for you involves my beard. The portion of my beard where I got grafts extracted is growing small pimples and has also been getting reddish and irritated. Is this normal? If it isn’t normal, what should I do to eliminate the irritation and pimples? A: It is quite normal after FUE from Beard to have some pimples here or there. They usually subside by themselves as time passes and nothing needs to be done about them. A good solution for smaller lesions of folliculitis is a hot compress. Take a towel that has been placed in hot water and […]

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Can I use Dutasteride to Prevent Hair Loss Instead of Finasteride?

Hair Loss Treatment Dutasteride

Q: Hello Doctor Mohebi, I hope my letter finds you and your lovely family in excellent health.   I’m doing good as my hair is still holding on thanks to the finasteride you prescribed as well as a topical application of Toppik which is still a blessing. I’ve been doing hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 plus months.  The therapy includes weekly injections of testosterone Cypionate, HCG injections once weekly (to prevent testicular atrophy) as well as a tablet of Arimidex three times a week to prevent aromatization (reduced estrogenic effects). Thankfully, my strength has increased as well as my […]

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