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

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.

Bad Strip Scar

Greetings,

Here is a patient who came to me after having undergone 2 previous trip harvest procedures from another local physician. He decided he was done with the strip harvest procedure and wanted to have an FUE procedure. When I shaved the scalp to perform FUE his precious strip scars were clearly visible and also demonstrated how his previous physician had created “stacked scars” in certain locations instead of including the old strip scar in the new incision.

This is against the 10 commandments of hair transplant surgery.

In every instance of a patient having another strip harvest hair transplant procedure after having one prior, the previous scar should be removed.

If the previous scar is too wide or the scalp too tight FUE should be considered.

NEVER should a physician create a stacked scar, which in reality just creates  one huge scar.

This is a prime example of what not to do and is either laziness or ignorance on the part of the hair transplant surgeon who did this.

On this procedure the patient was primarily concerned with creating density in the frontal scalp, but after seeing these photos, the patient has decided in the future to have me place FUE grafts into these scars to help cover them.

Just another example of why it is imperative to do thorough research prior to choosing your hair transplant surgeon.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

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 Result In A Younger Patient

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who happens to be a physician himself who was experiencing thinning in the frontal scalp. The patient is in his late 20’s so we were not going to consider lowering the hairline, but rather increasing the density in the frontal scalp. Also, because of the patient’s young age and the fact that he will likely lose significantly more hair in the future, the decision was made to use a judicious number of grafts so as to maintain donor grafts for the future when more hair loss occurs.

The patients results are shown after 1 year and he is thrilled!

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

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

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.

Hair Transplant Results and Physician Testimonial

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine I recently saw in a 1 year follow up. He happens to be a physician himself and wrote a testimonial that I have posted below describing his experience undergoing his hair transplant procedure.

I hope you enjoy reading.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

I was on the fence regarding hair transplant, and an now over one year after the procedure.  The changes are gradual, and only those who I told I had the procedure could tell I had it.  Interestingly, I’ve received other comments regarding my appearance, for example, asking if I’ve lost weight.  I haven’t lost weight, but could not be more pleased with my decision to undergo the hair transplant.
Dr. Dauer should be your first and last stop for hair transplantation.  Being a fellow MD, albeit in a different specialty, the candor and professionalism offered by Dr. Dauer was reassuring, as I had preconceived notions what would be best for me in that I believed FUE would be ideal.  Dr. Dauer patiently and thoroughly went over my options after his examination, and we decided on the strip harvest procedure.  He is an expert with both, and I could not be more pleased with the decision to go with this option and the results.  The process is gradual, and having a follow up with Dr. Dauer a bit over a year reminded me of the significant improvement in density, coverage and fullness when I viewed by pre-procedure photos and my scar is pretty much invisible.  In short, one of the better decisions vising Dr. Dauer and placing my trust in his care.  Long Beach, Physician
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

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

hair transplant strip scar

Video About Hair Transplants and Younger Patients

Greetings,

Here is an interview I did with Spencer Kobren of The Bald Truth about younger patients wanting hair transplants and important issues to be aware of.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Young Hair Transplant Patients Be Warned! 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

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