New Patient Video Testimonial

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who shared his experience undergoing his hair transplant procedure.
His before and after photos as well as the video are below.
I hope you enjoy watching.

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

Beware of Hair Transplant In Young Patients

Greetings,

Here is a patient I recently saw in consultation who had received a FUE hair transplant of over 3000 grafts at age 21 from another physician. He is now age 24 and wanted me to evaluate his results and ask my opinion about his options moving forward. I was dismayed to see how his donor region had been completely depleted to the point where it was almost see through at a #4 haircut. When FUE is done properly in a patient with average density you should be able to cut your donor hair to at least a #2 haircut without seeing any sign of thinning. In addition, his hairline had been transplanted in a very aggressive pattern (meaning very low). To perform a hair transplant on a 21 year old male who is predicted to advance to a severe hair loss pattern is never a good idea. To to this to a 21 year old patient with an aggessive hairline is just plain wrong.

After more questioning the patient shared that he was treated by a local plastic surgeon who does not specialize in hair transplants. The surgeon had purchased the Neograft machine and had technicians perform the entire procedure. I was not surprised to hear this after seeing his results. Beware of other specialists that do not  specialize in hair transplant procedures with the Neograft machine offering hair transplants through their clinics. I have seen many cases over the past few years of botched hair transplants and routinely I hear the same thing. They went to a physician who is well known for another specialty and got sold on having their technicians perform the entire procedure with their Neograft machine.

Hair transplant surgery is both an art and a science. it is not a specialty that one learns in a weekend course, and it is not an art that should be taken lightly.

In this patient’s case he does not have enough donor hair to fill in the massive area of balding below his unnaturally low thin hairline. In addition, he is only 24 and will lose all his additional hair on top of his head over the next 8-10 years. His options include removal of the unnatural hairline via FUE and recycling of the grafts further back. His donor on the back and sides is almost depleted so his best option is to use beard and body hair for increased density.

In the photos below I have drawn in where his hairline should have been transplanted to show the contrast to where it actually was. I always say it is better to have a higher hairline with higher density versus a lower hairline with lower density. No one has unlimited donor hair and especially in young patients predicted to proceed to advanced hair loss there is never enough donor hair and it all needs to be used very judiciously.

This patient looked like he had less than 1/3 of his harvested grafts actually grow. Received a very unnatural hairline. Should not have had a procedure at age 21 to begin with.

Beware of having a hair transplant under the age of 24 and when done it should be in a  very conservative fashion.  Also, beware of physicians that do not specialize exclusively in hair transplant surgery.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

 

This is a hairline transplanted too low in a young patient.

Hairline transplanted too low in a young patient.

This is a hairline transplanted too low in a young patient.

Unnatural Hair Transplant

Donor zone post FUE

Eyebrow Transplant Patient In The News

Greetings,

Last week I had an eyebrow transplant patient who flew in from Dallas for her procedure. She had lost her eyebrows after a laser treatment gone awry that removed most of her existing eyebrow hair. Her story was featured on the local news and you can watch it from the link below. In the video she is approximately one week post procedure but you can already see the dramatic change.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Meet the Woman Who Got an Eyebrow Transplant

Long Hair FUE Hair Transplant

Greetings,

FUE hair transplants are the process where individual hair follicles are extracted with a tool and then transplanted into areas of hair loss. In order to extract the follicles the hair needs to be cut down to it’s shortest length above the skin so that the hair doesn’t get tangled in the tool extracting the grafts. This means shaving the scalp in most cases.

For patient’s having procedures which require less than 1500 grafts extracted there is now another option. The patient can grow the hair in the back and sides longer and we can shave either one large strip (smaller than the length of the hair) or multiple smaller strips (also smaller than the length of the hair) which allows the native long hair to hang down and cover up the extracted areas.

This allows the patient to keep the long hair and not shave the entire back and sides of the scalp and still have an FUE hair transplant. This technique is becoming very popular amongst actors (who can’t change their appearance if they have longer hair in the midst of a recurring show) and other individuals that do not want such a dramatic change to their appearance. The results are just as good as the full shaven technique and it is proving to be a very popular alternative to traditional FUE shaving.

I have included some photos of a recent patient I performed this technique on.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a photo of the "long hair FUE" process in a patient showing his donor region immediately post procedure with his hair wet and combed down.

This is a photo of the “long hair FUE” process in a patient showing his donor region immediately post procedure with his hair wet and combed down.

This is a patient's donor region immediately post harvesting approximately 1400 grafts via FUE with the hair raised.

This is a patient’s donor region immediately post harvesting approximately 1400 grafts via FUE with the hair raised.

Eyebrow Transplant Video- Plastic Surgeon Testimonial

Greetings,

Here is a eyebrow transplant video showing every step in the process of an eyebrow transplant procedure. My patient in the video is Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic. Dr. Begovic is a world renown surgeon and she was very meticulous in her research before deciding to have me perform her eyebrow transplant procedure. In the video she describes the entire experience in her own words. I hope you  enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

ISHRS Meeting Las Vegas

Greetings,

I just returned a few weeks ago from the annual meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in Las Vegas. As usual it was a great opportunity to re-connect with friends and colleagues and hear about all the latest innovations in the field. As has become routine for me over the past number of years, I gave a lecture on Eyebrow Transplants and detailed my approach to the procedure. There is a great deal of interest in eyebrow transplants and it is very gratifying for me to be able to share my experience and expertise with others.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

New Patient Testimonial Video- FUE Hair Transplant

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received 1560 grafts via FUE to the frontal scalp and temporal peaks. He has graciously agreed to share his experience undergoing the procedure from day 1 until now, 1 year post procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Mustache FUE Hair Transplant

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who wanted a Tom Selleck circa Magnum PI mustache. His mustache was a little thin genetically.

I harvested just over 700 grafts via FUE using a 0.75mm extraction tip from the neck beard. That way I would be transferring hair from one area to another that has the same quality to it.

The “after” photos show the patient one week after the procedure and as you can see the scarring from the extractions in the donor area is almost invisible and the mustache appears significantly wider and denser than it was pre procedure. The patient will shed most of the transplanted mustache hairs and they will regrow starting at 3-4 months but this photo is a sneak peak into the final result that we should see in 9-12 months.

The patient is thrilled and excited to see his final results then.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

this is a patient of Dr. Marc Dauer who had grafts extracted from the neck via FUE and transplanted into the mustache beard

this is a patient of Dr. Marc Dauer who had grafts extracted from the neck via FUE and transplanted into the mustache beard

this is the donor region for grafts harvested via FUE for transplantation into the mustache

this is the donor region for grafts harvested via FUE for transplantation into the mustache

Eyebrow Transplant In Female African American Patient

Greetings,

Here is a result of an eyebrow transplant in a female African American patient of mine. The results are shown after 1 year. I always let all patients know that the quality of their scalp hair will stay the same when I move it to the eyebrow. Despite the curly nature of this patient’s hair her results are very natural and she is thrilled. The right eyebrow grew in perfectly. The left eyebrow can use about 20 hairs to fill in a couple light spots. Eyebrow transplant patients can expect 90-95% growth of the transplanted follicles, however we never know which ones won’t regrow. In this case, we will be performing a small FUE procedure to extract the 20 hairs and will fill in the spots in the left eyebrow to make them both as close to perfect as possible.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

FUE Eyebrow Transplant In Small Pox Patient

Greetings,

This is an unusual case and the first time I have ever seen a patient with scarring from small pox. This patient contracted small pox as a child in a foreign county and subsequently had severe facial scarring secondary to the infection. As a result of the scarring he lost almost all of his eyebrow hair. He presented to me in his 40’s to re-create his eyebrows not only to improve his appearance, but as a first step in eradicating the constant reminder of his childhood infection everything he looks in the mirror.

I explained to the patient that I typically see reduced growth through areas of scarring, but that transplanted grafts still grow through scars, and I have had good results placing grafts into scars.

Since the patient likes to cut his hair short we opted to harvest the grafts via FUE. I used a 0.8mm motorized punch and extracted every follicle personally.

The results shown here are 6 months post procedure. The patient is absolutely thrilled with his results at present. I have told him that he will likely see increased cosmetic density over the next 6 months as more hairs start to grow.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

before and after FUE eyebrow transplant

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