FUE Into Previous Hair Transplant Strip Scars

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who had 2 strip scars from another physician. This in itself is wrong as whenever possible I always include the old strip scar in the new strip in order to only leave the patient with a single strip scar even after multiple procedures. The patient wished to conceal these strip scars so that he could cut his hair much shorter. The after photo is 1 year after I placed approximately 500 FUE grafts into the strip scars. Though they are not completely invisible they are much improved and the after photo is at a #0 hair cut so that at a #1 or #2 you should not be able to see the scars. We will place a few more FUE grafts in the future to conceal even more, but the patient is already thrilled with his results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a patient with hair transplant strip scars who had FUE grafts placed into the scars.

This is a patient with hair transplant strip scars who had FUE grafts placed into the scars.

Amazing Eyebrow Transplant

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine (who happens to be a physician herself) who received approximately 300 single hair grafts per eyebrow.

The results are shown after 6 months and the patient is absolutely thrilled.

The after photos are of course without any makeup.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

before and after photos of eyebrow transplant

before and after photos of eyebrow transplant

before and after photos of eyebrow transplant

before and after photos of eyebrow transplant

FUE In A Norwood 6 Patient

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who is a norwood 6 (severe for of hair loss) with very fine straight hair. As I have previously discussed fine straight hair will give a completely different amount of cosmetic density in comparison to coarse curly hair (which is the best and most ideal for greatest cosmetic density).

The patient was looking to frame his hairline with hair and create as much density as possible over the frontal and mid scalp, while having FUE to preserve the option to cut the hair on the sides and back very short and avoid a linear scar.

His results are shown below after 2 procedures and a total of 2663 grafts. We are going to do an additional procedure to increase the density, but there is already a huge difference between the pre op photos and the current photos.

It can be described as turning him from someone who is perceived as bald, to someone who is perceived as having a thinning receding hairline, which is a big difference in look and perception.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

FUE hair transplant photo in a norwood 6 patient

Botched Eyebrow Transplant In A Child

Greetings,

Today I will show a case I was recently sent.  A young child under the age of 10 had an accident and part of the eyebrow and face had a laceration that needed a plastic surgery repair. The plastic surgeon repaired the wound and told the parents that he could correct the defect of missing hair in the eyebrow by transplanting hair into the eyebrow. The photo below shows the results of the eyebrow transplant. Unfortunately the grafts were placed way above the skin causing what is called “cobblestoning” meaning there are bumps throughout the eyebrow because of incorrect placement. In addition, the grafts were placed sticking straight out. Finally, too few grafts were placed to  correct the defect. Bottom line, the result is unsightly and much worse than if nothing at all had been done. This is yet another unfortunate example of a plastic surgeon not respecting the art of eyebrow transplantation and performing a procedure he was not trained in and should have been doing. Unfortunately now there is a problem and the grafts probably need to be removed, the skin resurfaced, and a corrective eyebrow transplant performed.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Follicular Graft 12.22 through 2.24.15

Beard Transplant via FUE

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received a beard hair transplant from grafts harvested via FUE from the scalp. The results are shown 1 year after the procedure.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Beard Hair Transplant via FUE

Beard Hair Transplant via FUE

Beard hair transplant via FUE

Beard hair transplant via FUE

Update- Botched Eyebrow Transplant Repair

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who had received 2 previous botched eyebrow transplants as well as an eyebrow tattoo from a very well known cosmetic surgeon who does not specialize in eyebrow transplants, but “sold” these procedures in his office and then subsequently had a medical technician perform the entire procedure. As you can see from the results in the “before” photos, the patient had about 10-15 hairs growing in every direction from the these 2 procedures.

When the patient presented to me (she was referred to me by a plastic surgeon patient of mine) I told her that the scarring from the tattoo and the previous procedures would affect the growth rate of the hair that I transplant (I usually see 90-95% growth of the follicles we place into healthy tissue). Because of this I told the patient she would like have to undergo 2 procedures to achieve the density she is looking for. The results below show the patient 6 months after the first procedure. She is still learning how to trim the hairs properly, but is already thrilled with her dramatic results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

eyebrow transplant repair of botched previous procedures

eyebrow transplant repair of botched previous procedures

this is a botched eyebrow transplant repaired by Dr. Marc Dauer

this is a botched eyebrow transplant repaired by Dr. Marc Dauer

 

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

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