Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Head Trauma after Hair Transplant – Have I Lost My New Hair?

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, I hope you are doing well.  It’s been about 3 weeks since my FUE and everything is so far so good. However, I have one concern that I’d like to ask you about. About 2 hours ago, I accidentally bumped my head on a shelf directly on an area where the grafts were placed.  I’m not bleeding but the wounded area is red.  Do I need to be concerned in regards to the health/growth of the grafts? Regards,   A: Three weeks after a hair transplant is generally when the newly transplanted grafts are taken and […]

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Do the Effects of Propecia Level Off After Three Years?

Q: Good day Dr. Mohebi, I hope everything is fine with you. I have a question about Propecia.  I have been taking it for few years now. I remember you mentioning in the past that Propecia effects level off after 3 years. If this is the case, should I continue taking it ? I look forward to your answer.   A: It is good to hear from you. The effects don’t level off but, it’s important to note, you won’t continue seeing the initial effects that had been noticeable due to the initial enlargement of some of the miniaturized hairs. […]

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Hair Restoration for DUPA

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, Do you have any experience with DUPA hair loss? It’s very rare in men yet I am 34 and have had DUPA hair loss since I was 12 or 13 years old. I’ve had my head shaved since I was 23 years old because of it. I have very very thin hair on the sides, back and top of my head. If you think you can help, that would be great. Thank you! A: DUPA (Diffused Unpatterned Alopecia) is a type of hair loss in which the hair is thinning diffusely everywhere on the scalp. There is […]

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Lessening Social Anxiety about Your Transplant

Q: There’s one area of my life that is more pronounced than my hair loss. It’s the amount of anxiety I suffer from on a daily basis. My anxiety levels increase greatly when I find myself in social situations surrounded by people chatting constantly. It’s very overwhelming to me trying to keep up with the various conversations.  I’m working towards getting a transplant but my anxiety about answering questions about the procedure is already growing.  Do you have any advice for my situation? A: We conducted a study whose results were published as Psychology of Hair Transplant in Hair Transplant […]

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What Kind of Density Should I Expect After a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Q: I have had a hair transplant and was really curious about the experiences of others.  After looking around online, I saw a set of photos from another patient who had almost the same number of grafts but his hair density after the transplant was much better than mine. Is it normal to have a difference in hair density?  If so, why is that? A: Although we utilize the most modern techniques available for hair restoration, it’s not unusual to see different results for different patients.  Assuming that the technique of hair transplant is exactly the same and every single […]

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Do I Have to be on Finasteride in Order to Have a Hair Transplant?

Q: If a hair transplant candidate is not willing or medically able to take Propecia, is that a deal breaker? I have seen some online posts from people who are very adamant that a young guy not willing to take Propecia shouldn’t even consider a transplant. What is your stance on this? ​A: No one should be on finasteride in order to have a hair transplant.  I recommend taking it for at least a few months after a hair transplant to minimize the risk of shock loss.  If that is not possible, I recommend Rogaine for the same purpose. In […]

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Four Reasons to Give a Hair Transplant to Younger Patients

Q: What happens when someone younger restores their hairline, but 10 years down the road, the hair loss of the native hairs has progressed so much that they’re left with a very odd hair pattern?  For example, they are completely intact in the front, but bald in the middle/crown area? Is this a valid concern? How weird would that look? Are we shooting ourselves in the foot by getting a hair transplant so soon in life? A: This is a common concern before a hair transplant that many young patients have.  Hair transplant surgeons used to believe that no one […]

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Folliculitis After Hair Transplant

Q: Hello Dr. Mohebi. I had a FUT transplant last month. I’ve noticed that I’m getting some pimples on my transplant area. You mentioned this is a possibility for me, but should I be worried that this will affect my growth? Also, is it safe to put Minoxidil on that area? A: It’s common to have a few pimples after a FUT (Follicular Hair Transplant) on the transplanted area.  These pimple-like lesions are called Folliculitis and they happen due to the inflammation of hair follicles. Folliculitis usually occurs between the first few weeks from your transplant through about 6 months from […]

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