Greetings,

Here is a video documenting a patient of mine’s FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant harvest. The grafts were placed into the patient’s previous strip scar (which was created by another doctor), and the frontal scalp and hairline. The results are dramatic and are shown 7 months after the patient’s procedure. I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a link to a recent article from the UK press about a woman who underwent an eyebrow and eyelash transplant. Eyebrow transplants have recently become much more common as more people have discovered this procedure exists. Eyelash transplants are much more uncommon. Because the hair is taken from the scalp it will grow longer and need to be trimmed. This poses 2 problems for eyelash transplants. Firstly the hair can grow into the eye, thus scratching the cornea. Secondly, because you will need to trim the eyelash hairs every few weeks there is a high risk of injury to the eye. In addition, because the eyelid is so thin, and has so many muscles and nerves in a small area, there is a very high incidence of complications in eyelash procedures. It is for all these reason that I do not perform eyelash transplant procedures.

On the other hand, Eyebrow transplant procedures in the hands of an experienced eyebrow transplant surgeon can be very successful and I have been performing these procedures for over 10 years. In the patient highlighted in this article, she has a tremendous amount of eyebrow pencil makeup on her eyebrows in the “after” photo, thus not really giving an accurate image of what her transplanted eyebrows really look like.

Please feel free to click through my eyebrow transplant photos or go to my eyebrow transplant website www.EyebrowTransplantMD.com for more information.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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Greetings,

Today I will discuss hair cloning as it seems everyone is talking about it these days. It is one of the most common questions that I receive on a daily basis as a hair transplant surgeon.

There is no question that hair cloning will forever change the course of hair transplant procedures and hair loss in general. The obvious questions is, we can clone a sheep? Why can’t we clone a single hair follicle?

The answer unfortunately is much more complicated. The ability to clone individual hair follicles at all is a very challenging prospect, and then try to create the ability to clone numbers of follicles that would be needed in practical use with economics that would make it cost effective, and we’re a long way away. Whether that means 10 years, 15 years or even 20 years, who knows. What is does mean is that we as hair transplant surgeons need to plan our patients treatment  plans based on the fact that we will not have hair cloning for the foreseeable future.

There are certainly many entities working on hair cloning. The entity to figure it out first will make billions from it. It will allow us to create skin so we will no longer need to harvest skin grafts from the body. It will completely change the course of medicine and will probably lead to other organ cloning abilities.

What I find interesting is the question of will we be injecting cloned stem cells from other hair follicles that just grow into new permanent hair? Or will be still place individual hair follicles like we do now that are just created via genetic engineering in the lab? Either way, the closer we get to hair cloning the more exciting things will become in the field of hair transplant surgery.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a new hair transplant informational video I have just edited and posted. The video was taken 2 weeks after the patient’s procedure.

I hope you enjoy.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

Here is another new patient testimonial describing his experience leading up to the procedure and his experience the day of the procedure.

The video was taken immediately after the procedure was completed.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

In this video I will demonstrate FUE harvest and subsequent transplantation into a strip scar (from a procedure performed by another physician). The results are shown approximately 10 months after the procedure. There is a marked decrease in the visibility of the scar and the patient is thrilled with the results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

The question I hear very commonly is if one person’s hair can be transplanted to another. The answer unfortunately is no, unless you have an identical twin. The genetic differences between individuals do not allow transplanting hair from one individual to another. I have spoken with a colleague who has even tried to transplant hair from one individual to another , and none of the transplanted hairs grew. The good news is that extensive research is being performed on ways to clone hair in the lab and we could see hair cloning in practice in perhaps 20-30 years. This will truly revolutionize hair transplant procedures as we will no longer have limitations on a patient’s supply of donor hair, and with unlimited donor hair the options will be limitless. Let’s hope the science can lead us there soon.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

In the past few years more and more celebrities have gone public with their experiences of hair transplant procedures and how they have changed their lives for the better. In the past most famous people were reluctant to talk about their experiences, but as results have improved, more people are willing to discuss their experience with hair transplantation. Just recently A.J. McLean has come forward to show photos of his transformation through a hair transplant procedure and has discussed how it has changed his life. These celebrity “testimonials” will only serve to make more people aware of how amazing this procedure can be when performed properly by the “right” physician.

I personally have performed numerous procedures on well known individuals from all walks of life and I have seen the changes both aesthetically and psychologically. The changes I have seen are remarkable and I feel so lucky to be a part of this field that allows me to be involved in such amazing transformations.

Most importantly, do you due diligence prior to choosing your hair transplant surgeon and choose someone who’s results you are comfortable with, and who’s demeanor you connect with. If you feel comfortable with both of these things, there is a good chance you are choosing the right physician for your hair transplant procedure.

Greetings,
Today I will discuss donor hair quality and how it influences the results in Hair Transplant procedure. It has been said that .1mm of increased diameter of the hair follicle can create up to a 30% increase in cosmetic density. This means that an individual with coarse hair will achieve greater cosmetic density from the same number of transplanted follicles as opposed to one with thin hair. Other factors that contribute to cosmetic density achieved with hair transplants are hair to skin color contrast (dark hair on light skin shows thinning more than light hair on light skin) and curly hair versus straight hair (curly hair shows more fullness than straight hair).
These are some factors that contribute to the ultimate cosmetic density that is achieved in a hair transplant procedure.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

Sometimes when I meet a patient for the first time in consultation, they come to me with their mind made up as to which harvest procedure for the hair transplant they wish to undergo. Other times they come to me with no idea as to which harvest method for the hair transplant that they prefer. The Internet has been an amazing tool to educate patients regarding all aspects of hair transplant procedures, however there is a huge amount of misinformation in the Internet as well. Often it is difficult for the average consumer to differentiate between the truth and the fiction. To further complicate things, some Hair Transplant surgeons have their own agendas as well. These physicians may only be proficient in either FUT or FUE, and may then try to steer patients towards the procedure that they are more comfortable with. In other instances, the physician may have purchased an expensive piece of equipment that he needs to pay for, and then will steer patients towards the procedure which helps to pay off the equipment.

When I meet with patients the first thing I do is pay close attention to the hairstyle they wear when they come into my office. How short their hair is, how it is combed, product in the hair, hair color, etc. These are all clues that help me to understand the patient as an individual. In addition, between the family history of hair loss and the patients physical exam, I do my best to estimate how severe the patient’s hair loss will progress over time. I explain in depth the pros and cons of FUT hair transplant versus FUE hair transplant and tell the patient that I have no vested interest in which procedure the patient decides to have. I truly enjoy performing both FUT and FUE. My only interest is that the patient undergoes the procedure that suits them best. Not just in the short term but in the long term as well. That is part of my duty to my patients. I encourage my patients to take their time in deciding which procedure suits them best, so that they make the right decision. Not a quick decision that could prove to be wrong in the long term.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD