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Hair Restoration News

10/18/2017

Should Hair Transplant Surgeons Charge Consultation Fees?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Every hair transplant surgeon has the prerogative to charge a consultation fee. However, I feel that if they do, that fee should be deducted if the patient ends up having the procedure performed there.

Why Smoking and Hair Transplants Don't Mix - Dr. William Lindsey

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Smoking shrinks small blood vessels and decreases oxygen to tissues. Studies that I had to learn back in the 90s suggested that for facial plastic surgery, it's best to quit at least 10 days preop.

What a Hair Transplant Should Look Like at 6 Months - Dr. Blake Bloxham

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I've recently had several people reach out concerned with their 6 month hair transplant "results." Despite a lot of information online reassuring patients that 6 months truly is the half-way point as far as maturation goes, there does seem to be this underlying idea that if it doesn't look good at 6 months, you're in trouble.

The Hair Transplant Doldrums - Dealing with Post-Operative Anxiety

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The decision to address thinning hair or baldness through surgical hair restoration can be a difficult one to make. Hair transplant surgery requires a substantial investment in both time and money.

FUT/Strip and FUE: Delivering The Best Results When Used Together

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FUE has become way more popular in the last couple of years, largely because of its ability to eliminate the linear scar associated with what people incorrectly call FUT surgery. For starters, it is incorrect to compare FUT and FUE because FUT actually is FUE. This may sound like nonsense, but here's the deal.

Why Smaller Blades Produce Better, More Natural Looking Hair Transplants

Monday, September 11, 2017

Today's hair transplants are so much better and more natural looking than they used to be. Even since the invention of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) - transplanting hairs as they appear naturally in the scalp, hair restoration surgery has gotten more refined and natural looking? Why? Because today's expert physicians are using more refined tools and techniques than ever before.

The Hair Transplant 'Ugly Duckling' Stage - When Does It Begin and How Long Does It Last?

Friday, September 1, 2017

The "Ugly Duckling' stage​ is the term given to the period of time after hair transplant surgery when the patient may experience redness in the recipient area, pimples, shock loss, etc. During this period, the patient's hair may appear thinner or "uglier" than it did prior to the procedure.

Can You Trust Your Hair Transplant Surgeon? Evaluating Hair Growth Yield

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hair transplant patients have to put a lot of trust in their surgeon who is ultimately working on their scalp all day to deliver what they promised - a certain number of hair follicles (called grafts) that is optimal in providing a full and dense looking head of hair. And since most hair transplant surgeons charge per graft, each patient ultimately trusts that teir physician is transplanting the exact number they're paying for. So how do patient's know for sure they're getting what they've paid for?