Beard FUE Grafts To Cover Strip Scar and Add Density

Greetings,

Here is a patient who came to me after having undergone several previous procedures and scalp reductions with other hair transplant physicians.

He wanted to add hair to his mid scalp and crown (where there was virtually no hair and a scalp reduction scar) and to attempt to conceal a very wide donor scar from his previous strip hair transplant procedures.

I extracted just over 900 grafts from the neck beard and placed them into the scalp and scar. The results are shown after 9 months and they are already impressive.

The patient should see some increased density over the next 3-6 months as the hairs thicken in diameter.

Although the beard hair is a different consistency than scalp hair it works well in cases like this where there is no more scalp hair to donate and when “filler” hair is needed for increased cosmetic density.

The patient is looking forward to another procedure to add more density in the scalp from the beard hair.

A patient with a relatively thick beard can have up to 2000 grafts to donate from the area below the jaw line.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

beard hair extracted via FUE transplanted to the scalp

beard hair extracted via FUE transplanted to the scalp

beard hair follicles extracted via FUE and transplanted into strip scar

beard hair follicles extracted via FUE and transplanted into strip scar

beard hairs extracted via FUE

beard hairs extracted via FUE

Eyebrow Transplant Result and Review By The Patient

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received an unsatisfactory eyebrow transplant from another local physician. She came to me for a follow up procedure and here is her review of the procedure and her results.

I hope you enjoy reading.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

https://www.realself.com/review/torrance-eyebrow-transplant-tired-thin-plucked-eyebrows

Let me start by saying that this was the second…

  • 2 Feb 2016
  • 10 months post
Let me start by saying that this was the second eyebrow procedure I had done and I am so happy to have found Dr. Dauer for this second procedure.
Originally, I had plucked my eyebrows quite thin and had them tatooed two different times. I had some bare spots in my eyebrows that would not grow back and decided to have these spots filled in with an eyebrow transplant instead of tatooing again (since the tatoos tend to turn orange and fade away). I also had an allergic reaction to the tattoo ink the last time my eyebrows were tatooed.The doctor I chose for my first procedure was a well-known doctor in the area and had also done a great hair transplant on my brother. His eyebrow pictures looked good and his prices were good, so I decided to go to him for a patch job on my eyebrows …. not a full set of thick eyebrows at that time.During the first procedure I had the strip method done. The doctor for the first procedure did not give me enough Valium during the procedure .. I asked for more Valium later in the procedure when the eyebrow hairs were going to be placed and the doctor said he wanted me to be awake while they were filling in the eyebrows ..(I never fell asleep when he originally gave me Valium earlier in the day). This was quite an unpleasant experience for me and more Valium would have made for a much more pleasant experience.

I went home and recovered. On Day 3 of my recovery the doctor had me wash my eyebrows … big mistake! A chunk of the transplanted hair came out. I called the doctor’s office immediately. The doctor’s office assured me that the hair might still grow back and we needed a year to see ….. I was very skeptical of this and did not believe this hair was coming back, which it never did.

I still was not happy with my eyebrows and did not want to go back to that doctor to have any procedure done. It took me years to muster up the courage to have another surgery and I was only hopeful to do so when I saw Dr. Dauer’s reviews and his eyebrow photos, which looked better than any eyebrow transplant photos I had ever seen before.
I went to Dr. Dauer’s office for a consultation and he let me know that he never lets his patients touch their eyebrows until Day 8 of recovery because if transplanted hairs come out too quickly, they will not grow back. He also assured me that he would give me enough Valium to keep me comfortable. Dr. Dauer let me know he has had over 20 years experience in doing eyebrows and does at least three to four eyebrow transplant procedures per week.
I decided to go with Dr. Dauer and have him fill out my thin eyebrows versus just having a patch job on my eyebrows. I opted for the FUE procedure – less pain and easier recovery.

I brought Dr. Dauer several photos depicting the general eyebrow shape I was interested in. Even though I told him I had no idea what I was doing, Dr. Dauer gave me a chance to pencil in the shape I wanted my eyebrows to be. When it was obvious I couldn’t draw the proper shape I wanted for my eyebrows Dr. Dauer graciously took over and drew in the eyebrow shape to my satisfaction. Also, once doctor Dr. Dauer saw the eyebrow shape I wanted on the day of surgery, he put in quite a few more grafts than we had spoken about putting in at the consultation (no extra charge). The procedure went well. Dr. Daeur gave me plenty of Valium and kept me completely comfortable throughout the surgery.

Overall, recovery went well. After two weeks my eyebrow hairs started to fall out. I had a bit of redness around the eyebrow area which lasted about a month … totally normal for some people. I bought a natural eyebrow makeup containing no chemicals or preservatives from Coastal Classic Creations to fill in my eyebrows during this time. My eyebrows looked fine going out in public with the makeup, even with the bit of redness I experienced.

After about six or eight weeks my eyebrow hairs started to grow back and were mostly in by five or six months. I had a few bare spots at six months that were mostly covered over by nine months because the eyebrow hairs continued to thicken. I used Dr. Dauer’s suggested method to have the eyebrows grow in flatter instead of straight out and this method worked well.

I am very happy with the final result of my eyebrows and would highly recommend Dr. Dauer and his staff for an eyebrow transplant.

before and after eyebrow transplant photos

before and after eyebrow transplant photos

Female Hair Transplant Results

Greetings,

Here is a female patient of mine who had genetic thinning in her temporal recessions that she wanted to fill in.

These are areas of the scalp that are commonly affected by genetic hair loss.

They can also be affected by various cosmetic procedures, such as face lifts and brow lifts.

The results here are shown after 1 year and the patient is absolutely thrilled.

All the best,

hair transplant to temporal recessions

hair transplant to temporal recessions

 

hair transplant to temporal recessions in a female patient

hair transplant to temporal recessions in a female patient

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE Patient- Video Testimonial

Greetings,

Here is a 30 year patient of mine who received 1553 grafts via FUE. The patient is in the military which is why he opted for FUE as he did not want a strip scar to show through his short haircut.

There is a video below of the patient describing his experience undergoing the FUE hair transplant procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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Hair Transplant Results

Greetings,

Today I saw a patient of mine in follow up who had his procedure approximately 12 months ago. The patient was referred to me by his hair stylist who is also a patient of mine.

The patient received 2617 grafts via FUT.

He is absolutely thrilled with his results.

I have also included a photo of his strip scar which is almost invisible. It measures approximately 1mm wide and has hair growing through it thanks to a trichophytic closure.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

 

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

Marc Dauer, M.D. Hair transplant photos

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

Strip scar after hair transplant. patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

Strip scar after hair transplant. patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

 

Eyebrow Transplant Results

Greetings,

Here are the results of an eyebrow transplant I performed recently. The patient is 6 months post procedure but there is already a dramatic difference in the before and after photos.

The patient had severe genetically weak eyebrows and had them tattooed multiple times before she discovered the option of eyebrow transplants.

She received just over 350 single hair grafts per eyebrow in a single session. Her “after” photo was emailed to me as she lives across the country.

She is absolutely thrilled with her results and states that the procedure has been “life changing”.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

before and after eyebrow transplant photos

before and after eyebrow transplant photos

FUE versus Strip Harvest (FUT) Hair transplant Procedures

Greetings,

In the most recent issue of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery journal there is an extensive very interesting debate between those who advocate FUT over FUE and those who advocate FUE over FUT.

Many of the salient points discussed I have previously written about here in my blog. I will briefly review a few of the most important points here.

FUE Advantages- less invasive, diffuse dot scarring versus strip scarring with FUT which in most but not all cases allows the patient with FUE to cut the hair down to a #1 or #2 without showing any evidence of scarring, less discomfort post procedure

FUT Advantages- no need to shave the head to harvest the donor hair, ability to harvest more hair in a single day, more donor hair available to harvest throughout the patient’s life (start with FUT and convert to FUE after FUT is no longer possible thus maximizing the donor zone overall), less expensive than FUE

There are many subtleties to the advantages and disadvantages of both of these procedures.

What is most important is that your hair transplant surgeon is proficient in both procedures and offers both procedures to patients.

I prefer to educate my patients as to the benefits and drawbacks of both FUT and FUE and let them choose the procedure that suits them best. I enjoy performing both FUT and FUE and let patient’s know that if everything goes as planned they should have a great result no matter which method they choose.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

NY Times Article On Beard and Facial Hair Transplants

Greetings,

Today the NY Times did a nice article on facial hair transplants. They quoted me and one of my patients. Unfortunately they stated that the donor hair for his procedure came from his scalp (which is most commonly used in these procedures). But in actuality this patient’s donor hair came from his neck beard hair. This is because the patient no longer possessed any additional donor hair from his scalp because he had received prior procedures to treat scalp balding from another physician and his donor scalp hair was depleted in the process.

Regardless it was an informative article and I was honored to be included.

Below is the link and a copy of the text.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/02/fashion/mens-style/baby-faced-men-opt-for-beard-transplants.html?_r=0

 

Baby-Faced Men Opt for Beard Transplants

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

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Jose Armos, 28, a paramedic who lives in Miami, looked so young that, when responding to 911 calls, he seemed to add to some patients’ distress.

“They would look at me and be like, ‘O.K., is this 16-year-old really going to take care of me?’ ” said Mr. Armos, who had the sparsest of beards. “It was hard for people to trust me because I had that baby face.”

Earlier this year, Mr. Armos visited the Miami office of Dr. Jeffrey S. Epstein, a hair restoration surgeon. “I wanted that stronger, manlier look,” Mr. Armos said.

He had a full beard transplant, from sideburns to chin, at a cost of about $7,000. More than a thousand individual hair follicles were harvested from the back of his head, where hair grows thickest, and transplanted to his face.

“It does play a role in me looking more mature, more manly, and just kind of getting respect from people,” Mr. Armos said.

Dr. Epstein, who has offices in Miami and Manhattan, performed four or five facial hair transplants annually a decade ago. Now, he said, the average is three a week.

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a nonprofit medical association, beard transplants grew from 1.5 percent of all hair restoration procedures performed internationally in 2012 to 3.7 percent in 2014.

Hair transplants from a generation ago had the unfortunate effect of making the scalp look like a doll’s head, because what were transplanted were pluglike grafts of about 15 hair follicles. Those who underwent the procedure could disguise the plugs by growing their hair longer and teasing it into Trumpian swirls.

A beard transplant was not possible then because the procedure would have left the patient with a cobblestoned complexion.

Today, surgeons, whether working on a scalp or face, transplant single hair follicles instead of plugs of 15 of them. That means more natural-looking beards, which can be shaved and then regrown, just as with regular beards .

“No one suspected,” said Jeff, 30, a health care consultant who lives outside of Toronto. (Like other men interviewed, he asked that his last name not be used.) Dr. Jamil Asaria, a facial plastic surgeon in Toronto, performed the beard transplant at a cost of about $10,000. “It’s like I was never a beard guy, and now I grew a beard,” Jeff said, “so I would say it was pretty stealth.”

Dr. Marc Dauer, a hair transplant surgeon in Los Angeles, said that five years ago he performed about five beard transplants in a year. Now he does that many in a month.

Phira, 33, who works in talent management in Los Angeles, went to see Dr. Dauer last December because of the large patches on his cheeks where no whiskers grew. “It looked like I had facial-hair leprosy or something,” said Phira, who had the spots filled in with follicles transplanted from the back of his scalp at a cost of roughly $4,000.

Ray, 53, who works at a Pittsburgh university, said he had always looked forward to growing a beard, from as young as age 12. But whiskers never appeared on his cheeks.

After his first procedure, in 2011, Ray wanted his beard to be denser and climb higher up his cheeks. He had a second transplant in 2012, from another hair restoration specialist, Dr. Glenn Charles, who practices in Boca Raton, Fla. In 2013 Ray returned to Dr. Charles for a third go-round. Total cost: $22,000.

“I don’t really even care that much if people know that I’ve had the transplants,” Ray said. “I just don’t want them to know how much I’ve spent on it, because then they’ll think I’m crazy.”

But whenever he catches his reflection as he passes a mirror, he gets a jolt of satisfaction. “A lot of guys go through a midlife crisis and they buy the sports car,” Ray said. “I just got a beard.”

 

ISHRS Meeting Chicago 2015

Greetings,

I just returned from the annual meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in Chicago. This is the largest annual  gathering of hair transplant surgeons from around the world. It is an amazing opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from around the world and learn of the newest advances in the field of hair restoration. It also provides an excellent opportunity for me to reconnect with many colleagues who have become close friends over the years.

I had the honor and privilege to be the course director for the Eyebrow Transplant Symposium. I presented my “How I Perform Eyebrow Transplants” lecture and moderated a panel of eyebrow transplant specialists. It was very gratifying to share my knowledge with others and was nice to hear how others approach their eyebrow transplant procedures.

Here is a photo I took of the beautiful Chicago skyline at night.

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Hair Transplant To Hairline and Frontal Scalp

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received 1532 grafts to the hairline and frontal scalp. I included close up photos of the hairline as well and the patients donor strip scar which is virtually invisible with his short haircut.

The patient is thrilled with his results!

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is the donor zone after the patient had a strip harvest for hair transpant.

This is the donor zone after the patient had a strip harvest for hair transpant.

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