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Here is a video of a patient of mine who received FUE grafts to the frontal scalp, the crown, and into a previous strip scar (created by another physician) to help conceal the strip scar. The results are shown after 7 months and already look dramatic. The patient will have additional cosmetic coverage over the next 7 months as additional transplanted hair grow in a nd continue to thicken in diameter. I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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.

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The patient in this video had a wide donor strip scar performed by another physician. The physician tried to resect the scar multiple times with no improvement. The patient also had scalp micro pigmentation which only provided slight improvement. I harvested approximately 500 beard grafts via FUE and placed them into the scar. The result show 2 weeks after the procedure shows significantly visible improvement and it will get even better when the hairs grow longer. In addition there is no visible scarring in the heard area from where the grafts were taken.

I hope you enjoy watching and I will provide a follow up video in 6 months.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a new hair transplant patient testimonial of one of my recent patients. This particular patient is a well known actor and he describes his experience undergoing the procedure both the day of and the subsequent healing period. I also describe my surgical approach to this particular patient.

I hope you enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Here is a new patient testimonial and informational video I put together.

I hope you enjoy.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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Hair transplants and hair restoration procedures are known to be more common with men. The inquiries for the Hair Transplant procedure have grown due to the fact that more women are starting to experience hair loss. Women are losing hair due to several different reasons, such as high stress levels, iron deficiency, and genetics. This article states that it is a condition that affects six million women in Britain. I am very curious to see what the number is in the USA. Today’s procedure is very different than the hair transplant procedures of yesteryear. Today an amazing natural hair transplant comes through the hands of a few very talented and creative doctors. It is artistry combined with technology that lead to a completely natural result. A link to the article is below.

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2538201/could-hair-trans

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Today I want to discuss the tool I use in performing Follicular Unit Extraction otherwise known as FUE. Every person’s scalp is different and therefore it is important that we do not approach what we do as Hair Transplant surgeons as a one size fits all approach. Along those lines, I recently started using a sharp tip punch with serrated edges as an option for my FUE cases. Prior this the only punch I had found that produced good results was a blunt tip punch. I will still continue to use the blunt tip as an option in some cases that do not respond well to a sharp tip punch, but I can truly say that these special sharp tip punches with serrated edges allowed me to harvest FUE grafts that are completely on par with strip harvested and dissected grafts, which continue to be the gold standard by which all hair transplant grafts are measured by. In the photo below you can see the perfectly intact FUE grafts and the large hair grouping that are present in these grafts harvested with a 1mm sharp serrated punch. In one side you can see the single hair grafts that were dissected out of the larger grafts in order to restore the patient’s hairline. In the other corner you can see the total of transected grafts which amounted to under 50 grafts. Based on this case of 1656 grafts harvested total the transection rate was approximately 3% which is incredibly low for any sort of FUE case, manual or automated. If you look closely at the grafts you can also see the amazing consistency of the grafts which you do not see with FUE grafts obtained with automated machines. I have showed this photo to a number of highly respected hair transplant surgeons and they have stated that these FUE grafts look just like dissected strip grafts which is the biggest compliment one can give to an FUE graft.

In summary, every individuals scalp and anatomy are different and it is imperative that we as Hair Transplant surgeons have many useful tools at our disposal in order to give each and every patient the best result possible.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

These are FUE grafts harvested with a serrated sharp tip. The natural intact groupings are seen in the bottom right and top left corners, the single hair grafts in the top right corner, and the transected grafts in the bottom left corner.

These are FUE grafts harvested with a serrated sharp tip. The natural intact groupings are seen in the bottom right and top left corners, the single hair grafts in the top right corner, and the transected grafts in the bottom left corner.

Greetings,

Here is a new testimonial of a patient of mine, filmed 2 weeks after his second hair transplant procedure. The patient describes his experience from his first to second procedure and how his hair transplant procedure has changed his life. Enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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In a few weeks I will be traveling to attend the (International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery)  ISHRS annual meeting in San Francisco. I always look forward to these meetings to see my old friends and hear from my respected colleagues on the latest and greatest in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery. In addition, I usually present lectures and conduct teaching workshops at these meetings and this year I will be conducting a Board Review course and teaching the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) course. I plan on blogging from San Francisco and writing about the new advances I find interesting. I look forward to reporting my findings in a few weeks.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

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Today I will discuss the effect of the old hair Transplant “plug” method on the donor region. The old hair transplant plugs have been gone for a number of years, but I still see a number of individuals who had this procedure performed years ago and need corrective work to repair their results. The purpose of this blog entry is to discuss the effect of this procedure on the donor region. The old hair transplant plugs involved taking a punch graft from the donor region and punching the same graft into the area of balding on the scalp. These plugs were harvested using punches ranging in size from 2.0mm-5.0mm. The plugs consisted of between 4-20 hairs per plug. This was in essence the same technique we use today for FUE, however with FUE today most physicians use punches ranging from .8mm-1.1mm. These much smaller size FUE punches allow us to harvest the natural follicular unit, which ranges from 1-5 hairs per follicle. As you can see from the photo, the old plugs cause a tremendous amount of scarring in the donor region and deplete the amount of donor hair that is available for future procedures. In these cases the best course of action to harvest additional donor supply is to find the least harvested region in the permanent donor zone, and perform a strip harvest procedure. In this way, we can remove some of the plug scarring and yet still obtain good donor hair. Below I have included donor photos of the patient who had large plugs and another photo of a patient 7 days after 1600 grafts were harvested via FUE utilizing a .9mm punch tool. The difference is dramatic.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Donor Site Of Old Technology Punch Plug Extraction

7 Days After 1600 Grafts Harvested via FUE