FUE Grafts Into Scalp Scar Resulting from Break Dancing

Greetings,

Here is a very interesting case of  a patient who was a frequent break dancer in the day. His continued head spinning cause the hair at the top of his head to fall out in the exact spot where the scalp received repetitive trauma. Anything that causes repetitive trauma to the scalp can cause the hair in those places to fall out.

I harvested approximately 150 grafts via FUE from the back of the scalp and we transplanted these grafts into the area devoid of hair.

The results are show after 1 year. The patient is thrilled.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE grafts transplanted into scalp scar from break dancing

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

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.

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

New Testimonial From Husband and Wife Patients

Greetings,

Here is an email  I recently received form a patient of mine who I performed an eyebrow transplant procedure on, and her husband received a scalp hair transplant from me.

Husband and wife patients are becoming more common in my practice and it’s always gratifying to hear their feedback.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Husband & wife grow hair together thanks to Dr. Dauer!

I’ve been encouraging my husband for 10 years to get hair transplants. After seeing Dr. Dauer’s results in hair transplant photos I knew he was the Doctor for my husband.

The procedure was exactly how Doc explained, he was completely professional and thorough, he said that his hair would start growing within 4 months following the hair procedure and with much anticipation it did! His results were so spectacular that I decided to go in and have my eyebrows done!

Yes, Doc Dauer does eye brow transplants, lots of them from what I understand, I was sick of spending thousands of dollars with professional brow specialists & brow pencils trying to help my brows grow. There is NOTHING on the market that helped me, I tried it all, revita lash/brow, lattice, to name a few, Doc said that due to over plucking when I was younger and weak eye brows in general, all played a part in loss of eye brow hair growth over the years. After the procedure I was swollen for a few days, so I just wore sunglasses, the swelling went down immediately and within 4 months, I have full, gorgeous, model eye brows, my brow hair grows so fast I can hardly keep up with trimming! I threw out my brow pencils, brow color and haven’t been back to an expensive “brow specialist” since. I have recommended Dr. Dauer to EVERYONE I know.

CBS News on Eyebrow Transplants with Dr. Dauer

Greetings,

Here is a recent piece on CBS News where I discuss my approach to eyebrow transplants and one of my patients discusses her experience undergoing the procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Hair Transplant Patient Video

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who underwent the FUT hair transplant procedure.

His results are shown after 12 months.

In the video the patient talks about his experience undergoing the procedure and I demonstrate his results and donor strip scar.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

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

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

before and after hair transplant photos

hair transplant strip scar

hair transplant strip scar

Hair Transplants- Get It Right The First Time

Greetings,

Here is another interview I did with Spencer Kobren of “The Bald Truth” discussing the things to look out for in your hair transplant surgeon and in the planning of your hair transplant procedure.

It is imperative to “get it right” the first time so that you don’t end up with an unnatural look or a problem in the donor or recipient region.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Hair Transplants – Get It Right The First Time from Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth on Vimeo.

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