Bad Strip Scars versus Trichophytic Closure Strip Scar

Greetings,

I recently saw a patient in consultation who had received 3 previous hair transplants from another physician and wanted to be evaluated for an additional procedure from me.

On examination of his donor area I was surprised to  find 3 separate strip scars. One for each procedure, stacked on top of each other. The effect was significant scarring in the donor area and an inability to harvest another strip scar secondary to the extensive scarring from the previous procedures.

For reference I have also attached a photo of one of my patient’s who had 2 strip procedures, but only one scar. This is because whenever I go back for additional procedures on a patient, I always attempt to harvest the new strip to include the old strip scar. In essence instead of creating train track multiple stacked scars, I keep the scar as a singular scar, thus minimizing the overall scarring to the donor region. In addition, I also performed a trichophytic closure in my patient, which allows the hair to grow through the scar, thus further concealing the scar.

It is imperative to treat the donor region with as much care as the recipient region. Donor hair is finite, and proper care and attention must be given to ensure that we can minimize donor scarring and maximize donor harvesting over the patient’s lifetime.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a photo of a patient who had multiple strip hair transplant procedures.

This is a photo of a patient who had multiple strip hair transplant procedures.

 

Hair transplant strip scar with trichophytic closure.

Hair transplant strip scar with trichophytic closure.

A Note From A Fellow Hair Restoration Surgeon

Greetings,

Today I received the kindest email from a well renown hair restoration surgeon regarding my eyebrow transplant results.

I will post it below.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Dr. Dauer,
I have been doing hair transplants for 11 years. And yeah, I’m a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and I’m a “FISHRS,” but the truth is that I’ve not done (or seen, for that matter) more than a couple of eyebrows I’ve been happy with. I stumbled across your website in search of what a good eyebrow transplant could look like……and I was totally blown away. Your work is, hands down, the best I’ve ever seen. And the lack of swelling or bruising in the early post-op period is remarkable. What really impressed me is that, unlike some other surgeons who show the one or two good results they’ve had, you seem to have an endless number of outstanding Before & After photos.
I was going to just go on with my day after leaving your website, but I couldn’t do so without complimenting you and your team on having set the bar for eyebrow restoration. Some day, perhaps I’ll ask if I could come for a visit and learn some of your tricks.

Temporal Peaks FUE Hair Transplant

Greetings,

The temporal peaks in both males and females are an important characteristic in hairline design and create and youthful aesthetic appearance. It is always important to keep in mind the overall donor supply in making the decision to restore the temporal peaks. One must also understand  that patients with curly hair will have a more noticeable difference to the character of the typically finer and straight temporal hair. Also, it is important the primarily single hair follicles are utilized.

This patient has abundant donor supply and wished to have his temporal peaks restored. He received approximately 150 grafts per temporal peak via FUE. Finer hairs from the inferior aspect of his occipital region were used to recreate the naturally finer temporal hair. He should see some additional density over the next 6 months, but he is already thrilled with his results.

All the best,

FUE Hair Transplant To Temporal Peaks

FUE Hair Transplant To Temporal Peaks

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Patient Letter Of Gratitude

Greetings,

Here is a letter I just received from a patient of mine who decided not to proceed with his hair transplant procedure.

I hope you enjoy reading.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Dr. Dauer:

This letter is a bit different than those you receive from patients who have undergone procedures. I have read testimonials given by others on your website and fully appreciate their words. While I think they are of great value, my experience with you, I think, adds to their comments as to your professionalism, dedication to your craft and concern for your patients. It is said that people show their true character under adverse circumstances. If so, I believe the following serves as an excellent example of the kind of doctor and person you are.

Before visiting you, I had been to a well-known clinic as well as a renowned plastic surgeon to consider my options. Frankly, at our initial contact, you were so engaging, it kind of caught me off guard. It became obvious from that meeting you were going to be the guy! During my consult, you couldn’t have been more personable or informative. There was no sales pitch or pressure put upon me. You freely gave of your time and encouraged me to ask questions (of which I had many). You made it clear that it was a personal determination and your goal was to educate me, answer my questions and provide me with whatever information was available so that I could make an intelligent decision. You thoughtfully and thoroughly described the procedures and what I might expect from them. I couldn’t have asked for a better explanation of what was involved. You also created a comfort level that made me feel as if I was talking to a nonjudgmental friend, someone whom I could confide and trust in what was, for me, a very difficult choice.

My procedure was scheduled for Monday morning. That Sunday night, for personal reasons, I came to the conclusion that this wasn’t the right time for me to undergo a transplant. I dreaded the thought of the conversation that would take place the next morning.  I was bitterly conflicted- I couldn’t sleep! I knew that you had arranged your schedule so as to be able to devote the entire day to my procedure and I figured (correctly) that it would be too late for you to call off those who would assist you. When we met, I couldn’t believe your empathy and understanding, most particularly when I spoke of my reservations and apprehensions. You were the consummate professional. Although I know you must have been greatly disappointed, you patiently listened to what I had to say and made it clear that if I was less than completely ready and comfortable with undergoing the procedure, we wouldn’t do it that day. This meant that, in essence, you wound up eating a full day’s work and virtually your entire fee. Your compassion and class was extraordinary! Through no fault of yours, I actually felt as if I was letting you down, not because of any pressure applied upon me (quite the contrary), but rather because your were so gracious about it- that goes for your staff as well, who couldn’t have been nicer or more congenial, even after I delivered the bad news.

Your kindness and consideration did not go unnoticed. I consider myself lucky to have found you. I can’t imagine anyone having handled this situation at significant personal expense, with any greater compassion and understanding. Hopefully, the time will come when I’ll be ready to go forward, make the move and have the opportunity to comment upon your skills much like others have done.

You put your patient’s concerns and best interests above personal financial benefit and convenience. I felt the very least I could do was memorialize how grateful I am for the way you handled the situation and give others the benefit of my thoughts. If they are looking for someone to perform hair restoration who truly cares about his or her patients, they couldn’t find a better doctor and, just as importantly, a better person.

Sincerely,

Stu Glovin

Pre Hair Transplant Procedure Anxiety

Greetings,

Today I want to talk about something that everyone experiences to some extent. Pre-hair transplant procedure anxiety. I have undergone 3 procedures myself, and know exactly what to expect, and yet I still experienced some degree of anxiety prior to each procedure. Everyone is different and comes into this procedure with a different perspective. Some are more excited and less nervous and some are the other way around. I am very sensitive to this in my interactions with my patients. I will always do everything in my power to re-assure the patient and let them know that they are in great hands. I will also give my patients as much information as possible regarding what to expect throughout the procedure and post procedure time period. In addition, unlike many other clinics that perform hair restoration procedures, we are not trying to “sell” our services. That means starting with myself, who performs each and every consultation without the assistance of a “patient advisor”, “counselor” or “sales person”, my job is to educate the prospective patient, answer their questions, and give them realistic expectations as to what they can look forward to if they decide to undergo the procedure.  In no way and at no time will I or anyone in my practice pressure the prospective patient into moving forward with the procedure if they are not comfortable with it. I would prefer that a patient not move forward if they are not completely comfortable with all the aspects that it entails. Again, I can educate, help to alleviate irrational fears, and provide moral support throughout the process. I can also attest to the fact that almost every single patient of mine tells me a year after their procedure that their only regret is not having the procedure performed sooner and enjoying the results for longer. But at the end of the day, the prospective patient needs to be psychologically ready to move forward.

The video below is of a patient of mine who considered canceling his procedure on the day of his procedure, and he describes the day in detail and his subsequent decision to undergo the procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Eyebrow Transplant Patient Testimonial In Spanish

Greetings,

Here is a spanish speaking patient of mine who underwent an eyebrow transplant procedure describing her experience.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Male Eyebrow Transplant Patient via FUE

Greetings,

Here is a male patient on whom I performed an FUE eyebrow transplant procedure.

The patient describes the experience undergoing the procedure, and photos are shown before and 1 week after the procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

New Hair Transplant Testimonial By Physician Patient

Greetings,

Here is a new hair transplant testimonial by a patient of mine who happens to be an Emergency Room physician. It is interesting to hear the perspective of a physician who has undergone the procedure himself.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

New Hair Transplant Video Testimonial

Greetings,

I recently had the pleasure of seeing one of my patients who is just over 1 year after his first hair transplant procedure. He is thrilled with his results and shares his experience in the video below.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

New Hair Transplant Video Testimonial

Greetings,

Here is a new hair transplant video testimonial by actor Grainger Hines.

Grainger describes his experience undergoing the Hair Transplant procedure and how it has changed his life.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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