Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Q&A: What do I need to do after an FUE transplant?

Q: Hi, Dr. Mohebi! I’m about to have an FUE transplant and I want to make sure I do everything right to maintain my results. Do I need to sleep differently, or buy special shampoos and brushes? Help!   A: Thanks so much for your question! Because FUE transplants are so much less invasive than traditional FUT strip procedures, the aftercare is much simpler. Different clinics have different procedures, but the general principles tend to be the same. The first day after a transplant, we bring the patients back in for an evaluation and hair wash. We teach them the […]

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Q&A: What do I need to know before an ARTAS hair transplant?

Q: Hi, Dr. Mohebi! I saw you’re working with the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system, and I think the idea of a machine doing the transplant is really exciting, but I’d like to know more about it before I fully commit to it. Thank you!   A: ARTAS is a robotic device that can help a surgeon extract hair in a more automated way during an FUE procedure. ARTAS is a great option for prospective transplant patients! It can expedite the graft-harvesting process and minimize the human error. This is important for clinics who are not doing FUE on a […]

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Q&A: Donor Hair Requirements

Q: Hi, Doctor! I had a few questions to ask about hair restoration… First of all: When you’re doing a hair transplant, are there requirements for the hair length on the donor site(s)? Does it need to be cut short? And can hair be left long where the grafts are being implanted? And secondly: Does having curly hair complicate the procedure? Is there a risk of ingrown hairs or any other issues?   A: These are a couple very good questions! For your first one: There are no length requirements for the donor site or the implantation site. We shave a very tiny part of the […]

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Q&A: Does Hair Continue to Thin After Hair Transplant?

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  Q: Hi, Doctor! One thing I’ve always wondered is this: If someone has thinning hair (around the temples, for example), and has a hair transplant done, essentially getting back the hairline they lost, I’d imagine it would look great and natural at first. But, would the hair loss continue from the previous point? Like, you’d have great hair for an inch and then suddenly thinning parts? If this is the case, then how do doctors and patients prepare for this inevitability? I don’t want to get a transplant if it just means that I’m going to be losing my […]

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Q&A: Hair Loss After Face Lift

  Q: Hi, Doctor! I had a face lift a little while ago (I’m a post-menopausal woman) and I was just a little concerned about how the surgery may have affected me in ways I wasn’t prepared for. The hair around my post-surgical scar and temples has yet to grow back. I take HRT, and am generally in very good health. Though I’ve tried many topical treatments, nothing has worked! The hair at the back of my head is still in perfectly fine condition. What could I do to fix this? A: Great question! It is not uncommon for patients […]

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Q & A: Hair Transplants for Younger Patients

Q: Hey Doc. Can I get your official thoughts on younger guys (Ages 19-26, but particularly guys in the 20s age range) getting hair transplants? That’s a question that comes up quite a bit and the general consensus seems to be to not get a hair transplant that young—that they should wait until they are at least in their late 20s or early 30s and their hairline has matured and the hair loss has stabilized. They also seem to recommend starting finasteride at that age to hopefully help halt the hair loss. Is this something you agree with? What is […]

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Do I Have to Shave My Head Before a Hair Transplant?

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, I am planning to have an FUE transplant to add to the density of my hair in the front and along the hairline. Do you always shave the patient’s hair before a hair transplant? Is there any way it could be done with long hair?   A: It is usually not mandatory to shave a patient’s head before an FUE procedure. Both types of hair transplant (FUE or strip) could be done with very minimal or no shaving. In the strip method, shaving could be limited to the area of the strip that will be removed […]

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Side Effects of Finasteride

Q: Dear Dr. Mohebi, Ever since I had my hair transplant with you, I have been taking Finasteride. My hair has definitely been growing at an increased rate and I have already noticed some growth in the transplant area. However, I have started having problems maintaining an erection and I think it may be due to the Finasteride. Is it safe for me to stop taking it now or at least cut it down because it is worry me? A: It is great to hear from you. If you have any side effects with Finasteride, we must stop it right […]

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