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Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who had numerous FUT strip harvest procedures by other physicians that resulted in severe scarring in the donor area, plug grafts throughout the scalp, and an overall very unnatural appearance. The result was so unnatural that the patient would not go outside without a hat.

I extracted approximately 1500 grafts from the neck via FUE in multiple sessions and placed them throughout the scalp, especially in the “alleys” on the sides to connect the transplanted hair to the native hair on the sides, and the crown in the back.

The patient also had some SMP performed on his scalp and will have more in the future.

The result is already so much improved from prior and the patient still has some more beard donor hair and will have more SMP to improve the result even more. I will also be “de-bulking” some of the plug grafts to make them more natural  looking.

Neck and beard hair can be a very valuable source of donor hair for those that are out of scalp donor hair. Though the character of the hair is a little different, it works very well as filler and can make a nice impact in improving visual cosmetic density. Also, the neck heals so well from the small punch sites of the FUE removal that the tiny dots are barely visible on close inspection.

Choose your surgeon wisely so that you end up with an aesthetically natural result both in the short term and long term.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

pre beard hair FUE repair

post FUE beard hair repair to scalp

pre beard hair FUE repair

post FUE beard hair repair to scalp

pre beard hair FUE repair

post FUE beard hair repair to scalp

Greetings,

Here is a result of a male patient of mine who received approximately 350 grafts to each eyebrow harvested via FUE. The results are shown approximately 1 year after the procedure.

Eyebrow transplant procedures are becoming more popular amongst male and female patients with weak eyebrows secondary to hereditary issues, scarring, or over plucking. The results can be very natural looking when

performed by a qualified eyebrow transplant surgeon.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Male eyebrow transplant patient

Greetings,

FUE has become more popular than ever given the fact that in the hands of a skilled surgeon the results can be as good as FUT (The strip harvest method) or even in some cases better (due to the fact that with FUE we can choose which follicles to harvest and therefore choose the follicles with the most amount of hairs per follicle). Up to now one of the downsides of FUE was that it required the entire back and sides (harvest zone) to be shaved in order to harvest the follicles. Now we have a new way to perform FUE cases without shaving the entire donor zone. I call it “No Shave FUE”. What we do is go through the donor zone and cut short individual follicles that we plan to harvest and leave the surrounding hairs at their normal length. This makes the donor zone appear untouched to the naked eye, and is much less visually impactful than a head shave, and gives us the same results as a traditional FUE shaved case. The no shave technique is more time consuming and thus more expensive, but for those people (like myself) who refuse to shave the back and sides of their heads but want the FUE procedure, this is a great option. Below you can see an unshaven FUE patient one day after just over 2000 grafts were extracted via FUE.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

This is a patient’s donor zone one day after FUE was performed.

Greetings,

Typically FUE has been performed by shaving the entire back and sides of the scalp as the hairs harvested via FUE need to be very short. Recently I have been performing no shave FUE or long hair FUE. This technique involves cutting short the hairs to be harvested from the donor region individually while leaving the hair around it long. This allows us to perform FUE without shaving the entire back and sides of the scalp and makes the entire process much less visually invasive. This process requires very specific expertise but for many people that want FUE but don’t want to shave their heads this is a great option. I recently posted a video of the process on my youtube channel which shows the entire process.

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

In the past we needed to shave the back and sides of the scalp to perform FUE because the follicles can only be extracted as short hairs.

Noe we have a new technique called long hair FUE. With this technique we go through the donor region and individually cut short the follicles we will extract while leaving the hair around it ling. This allows the patient to keep their hair long for the procedure and creates no significant change to the patients visual appearance.

This technique is a but more expensive than short hair FUE but for those that don’t want to shave their head it can be the difference between doing the procedure and not doing it.

The photo below shows a long hair FUE patient of mine’s donor region one week post procedure.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received 1926 grafts via FUT to the frontal scalp.

In the video below the patient describes his experience undergoing the procedure and how it has changed his life.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

For a long time the only way to perform FUE was to shave the entire back and sides of the scalp as the hair needs to be a few millimeters long in order to extract. That has now changed.

Now we can perform long hair FUE which allows the patient to keep their hair long and completely conceal any evidence that FUE was performed in the donor region.

The patient leaves their hair at least 1.5 inches long and we go through the donor hair individually and randomly cut short the follicles we plan to extract. This allows us to completely conceal the donor region. It also allows up to choose the follicles with the most hairs per follicle which gives the patient the best ultimate result.

Since I have had multiple strip harvest hair transplant procedures in the past, I wanted to have this technique performed on myself to better understand what it felt like, which would in turn give me greater insight into the process. I can wholeheartedly state that this process was so much easier than my previous strip harvest procedures. I had virtually no pain the next day and was back to work a day later.

The photo below shows my donor zone the day after over 2000 follicles were harvested via long hair FUE.

I believe that this process will revolutionize FUE and open it up to so many more people that were hesitant, like myself, because they did not want to shave their head for the procedure.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received just under 2000 grafts via FUT. He had 2 previous procedures with another physician which left him with less than desirable density.

In the video he describes his experience undergoing his hair transplant procedure.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who had hair loss classified as norwood 6 on the norwood hair loss scale. This essentially means that most of the hair on top of his head had been lost secondary to genetic hair loss.

I performed a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant using a 0.85mm punch tip. I personally extracted each and every follicle. Many other physicians delegate the extraction component of the procedure to technicians but I prefer to perform the extractions myself.

The patient is thrilled with his results and plans to return for another procedure to create even more cosmetic density.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

FUE hair transplant patient of Dr. Marc Dauer

Greetings,

Here is a male patient of mine who has a case of LPP which is a form of scarring alopecia. He has lost small patches of scalp hair in no specific distribution secondary to the disease process and he lost all his eyebrow hair as well. He previously had an eyebrow tattoo and was disappointed with the look and presented to me for eyebrow transplants.

I explained to the patient that scarring alopecia is a very unpredictable process and that no guarantees could be made as to the success of the eyebrow transplant. Due to the fact that he had scattered patched affected in the scalp I felt our greatest chance of success was to perform the procedure with an FUE harvest and to find unaffected areas of the scalp to harvest the donor hair from.

I personally harvested every follicle using a 0.8mm motorized punch. We only placed single hair grafts into the eyebrows. We placed approximately 270 hairs per eyebrow.

The results here are shown after only 6 months. The patient should see some increased growth over the next 2-3 months.

The patient is beyond thrilled. The lack of eyebrow hair previously was a constant reminder of his disease process and the new eyebrows have given him a new self confidence.

FUE eyebrow transplant

FUE eyebrow transplant

FUE eyebrow transplant