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Greetings,

I am often asked what you look like 7 days after an FUE hair transplant so here are the images.

This patient received just over 1500 grafts to the frontal and mid scalp via FUE using a 0.85mm extraction tip.

As you can see with this small extraction tip the donor zone heals very well and there is basically no sign of any harvest after 7 days.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

 

Immediately post FUE hair transplant

Immediately post FUE hair transplant

 

This is the donor region one week after extracting just over 1500 grafts via FUE

This is the donor region one week after extracting just over 1500 grafts via FUE

 

recipient region 1 week post FUE after just over 1500 grafts

recipient region 1 week post FUE after just over 1500 grafts

 

 

 

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who received old hair transplants with larger grafts from another physician many years ago. He came to me requesting greater density and more irregularity in the hairline to create more naturalness. He was not a candidate for another strip procedure and he had very limited donor reserves on his scalp.

I extracted approximately 600 grafts from the sides of his scalp via FUE and just over 600 grafts from his neck via FUE as well. I used a 0.8mm punch tip for my extractions so that the extraction sites would not be visible. The neck grafts were placed in the frontal and mid scalp for greater density and the scalp grafts were placed in the hairline to create a more natural look overall.

The results are shown after 12 months.

Beard hair FUE is an excellent option for patients who do not have any scalp hair available and this case demonstrates that very well.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

This is a patient who had beard hair harvested via FUE for placement in the scalp.

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who had 2 strip scars from another physician. This in itself is wrong as whenever possible I always include the old strip scar in the new strip in order to only leave the patient with a single strip scar even after multiple procedures. The patient wished to conceal these strip scars so that he could cut his hair much shorter. The after photo is 1 year after I placed approximately 500 FUE grafts into the strip scars. Though they are not completely invisible they are much improved and the after photo is at a #0 hair cut so that at a #1 or #2 you should not be able to see the scars. We will place a few more FUE grafts in the future to conceal even more, but the patient is already thrilled with his results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a patient with hair transplant strip scars who had FUE grafts placed into the scars.

This is a patient with hair transplant strip scars who had FUE grafts placed into the scars.

Greetings,

The temporal peaks in both males and females are an important characteristic in hairline design and create and youthful aesthetic appearance. It is always important to keep in mind the overall donor supply in making the decision to restore the temporal peaks. One must also understand  that patients with curly hair will have a more noticeable difference to the character of the typically finer and straight temporal hair. Also, it is important the primarily single hair follicles are utilized.

This patient has abundant donor supply and wished to have his temporal peaks restored. He received approximately 150 grafts per temporal peak via FUE. Finer hairs from the inferior aspect of his occipital region were used to recreate the naturally finer temporal hair. He should see some additional density over the next 6 months, but he is already thrilled with his results.

All the best,

FUE Hair Transplant To Temporal Peaks

FUE Hair Transplant To Temporal Peaks

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

This is a male patient who cuts his hair very short and wanted more density in the outer half of his eyebrows. I harvested the donor follicles from the scalp using FUE so that the patient would not have a strip scar and the results are shown after 8 months.

Respectfully,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Eyebrow transplant utilizing grafts harvested via FUE.

Eyebrow transplant utilizing grafts harvested via FUE.

Eyebrow transplant utilizing grafts harvested via FUE.

Eyebrow transplant utilizing grafts harvested via FUE.

Greetings,

Here is a video of a patient of mine who had just under 1700 grafts harvested from his donor zone with a 0.9mm FUE punch tip. The harvesting was done by me personally with a serrated tip and a motorized hand held punch allowing for minute changes in angles to ensure the greatest quality grafts and graft survival. The patient’s donor zone is shown at 6 months in the video and even with a very short haircut there is no evidence of the FUE harvest that was performed in the area that you see in the video.

I have also included the patients recipient zone at 6 months to show the amazing result that this patient already sees at 6 months. The patient should see significantly more growth over the next 6-8 months and what we are seeing in these photos is about 50% – 60% of the final results, but the growth is already impressive and the patient is very happy.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

FUE Hair Transplant Results

Greetings,

I am often asked when is it a good time to use beard / neck hair for a hair transplant. Firstly the only way to harvest beard hair is via FUE. Also, since beard hair is slightly courser than scalp hair it should not be used in the hairline but for filler throughout the rest of the scalp. It can also be used effectively for beard augmentation or to cover beard scars. Beard follicles are typically 1 or 2 hairs as opposed to scalp which has larger follicular units. It also requires a high degree of FUE proficiency in order to be successful at harvesting intact grafts from the beard via FUE. Also, I prefer to only harvest from below the jaw line as it does leave very slight white dots after the grafts has been harvested. These dots are very hard to see in most individuals, however I prefer to leave these dots below the jaw line which makes them even harder to  find. Neck hair is a good alternative when looking for this type of hair or when the scalp donor is exhausted. It needs to be harvested with a high degree of efficiency and placed properly for maximum results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Today I will discuss the grafts from FUE and how they can differ. Firstly there is the size of the tool used to extract the grafts. Even though many tools claim to be a certain size some are measured from the internal diameter and some from the outside diameter. This may not see like that much difference but an extra .1mm of punch size can leave significantly more pinpoint scarring in the donor region. Many of the automated systems including the ARTAS robotic system tend to use larger punch sizes (1mm and even larger) which can leave significantly more scarring in the donor region. I use a sharp tip that measures .9mm from the outer diameter. For very course curly hair types I also have sizes that go up to 1.05mm when necessary and when extraction body or beard hair I also have tips as small as .8mm. The .9mm is an excellent “work horse” tip that allows for beautiful graft extractions in experienced hands. I have a photo of the grafts from my FUE patient yesterday and as you can see they are all intact and most are multi hair follicular units which is another advantage of FUE in that it allows you to choose the larger follicular units and leave the smaller ones behind.

Not all FUE hair transplant surgeons are created equal and it is of utmost importance that you see good examples of your surgeons FUE results and grafts prior to proceeding with this type of procedure.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE grafts extracted with a 0.9mm punch tool.

FUE grafts extracted with a 0.9mm punch tool.

 

Greetings,

Here is a follicular unit extraction hair transplant patient of mine who describes the results from his procedure and how it has changed his appearance.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who underwent an FUE hair transplant. He explains the entire process from his prospective.

It is an enjoyable and educational video.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.