Plastic Surgeon Patient Describes His Hair Transplant Procedure with Dr. Marc Dauer

Greetings,

Dr. Kian Karimi is a world renowned Los Angeles based Facial Plastic Surgeon. In the video below Dr. Karimi describes his experience undergoing a hair transplant procedure that I performed.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to treat such amazing patients and also grateful that Dr. Karimi has agreed to share his experience undergoing the procedure, which no doubt will help others.

I hope you enjoy watching.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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

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

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 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.

Hair Transplants In Young Patients- Video

Greetings,

Here is another video in my series of interviews with Spencer Kobren of “The Bald Truth” discussing hair transplants in young patients and things to be aware of.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

More On The Issues of Young Patients Having Hair Transplant Surgery Too Early – Dr. Marc Dauer, Los Angeles from Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth on Vimeo.

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

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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Interview Regarding Hair Transplants In Young Patients

Greetings,

Here is an interview I did recently with Spencer Kobren of “The Bald Truth” where I explained my approach to treating young patients wanting hair transplants.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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