Hair Transplant Patient Guide

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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Yoga After a Hair Transplant

Q: Tomorrow will be 4 weeks after my hair transplant procedure. I just wanted to know if there are any restrictions at this point. Can I return back to yoga practice, I wasn’t sure because it requires a lot of keeping your head bent over? A: Yoga and other exercises can increase the tension of the donor wound edges after receiving a strip hair transplant. I would recommend avoiding these activities in the first four weeks following a hair transplant. You can resume your regular exercise routine after the first month, with no limitations. Since, tomorrow will be 4 weeks […]

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Two Months after Hair Transplant and No Hair Growth

Q: Hello Doctor, I hope you are well. Just a few notes on my progress (which I don’t see at this point). Please keep in mind I know I should be patient up to 4-6 months. However, I do not see any of the implanted hair, especially on my temples and frontal area. Basically, all of the transplanted hairs have disappeared without any trace. Maybe this is good as I don’t seem to have redness, bumps or any indication of HT. Maybe my healing or your excellent job??? I have also suffered tremendous shock loss in the crown area and […]

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