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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,

Here is a patient of mine who had a Mohs surgery to excise a basal cell lesion in the scalp. It unfortunately resulted in a large scar in the frontal scalp and when the operating surgeon attempted to minimize the scar it actually got significantly worse.

The patient presented to me extremely depressed over the large scalp defect just behind her hairline. I transplanted approximately 1000 FUE grafts in two procedures spaced 8 months apart.

The patient is thrilled with her results and this has been a life changer for her. She can now style her hair normally and go out without fear of a heavy wind exposing a large bald patch in the front.

I am often asked if hair can be transplanted into scars and the answer is yes. There is a lower growth rate through scars and we are not able to transplant as dense in a single procedure due to the compromised blood supply, but when performed correctly these cases can be very successful.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

FUE hair transplant into scalp scar

Greetings,

I am often asked what the donor zone looks like post FUE hair transplant so in response I have decided to post thesis photos showing the progression. Not all FUE hair transplant are created equal and some physicians use large punches which create large holes in the donor region. I typically use 0.8mm-0.9mm punch size tips and harvested properly the scars in the donor zone should be barely visible at very short haircuts.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Donor zone in an African American patient post FUE hair transplant

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,

Dr. Kian Karimi is a world renowned Los Angeles based Facial Plastic Surgeon. In the video below Dr. Karimi describes his experience undergoing a hair transplant procedure that I performed.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to treat such amazing patients and also grateful that Dr. Karimi has agreed to share his experience undergoing the procedure, which no doubt will help others.

I hope you enjoy watching.

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

FUE hair transplants are the process where individual hair follicles are extracted with a tool and then transplanted into areas of hair loss. In order to extract the follicles the hair needs to be cut down to it’s shortest length above the skin so that the hair doesn’t get tangled in the tool extracting the grafts. This means shaving the scalp in most cases.

For patient’s having procedures which require less than 1500 grafts extracted there is now another option. The patient can grow the hair in the back and sides longer and we can shave either one large strip (smaller than the length of the hair) or multiple smaller strips (also smaller than the length of the hair) which allows the native long hair to hang down and cover up the extracted areas.

This allows the patient to keep the long hair and not shave the entire back and sides of the scalp and still have an FUE hair transplant. This technique is becoming very popular amongst actors (who can’t change their appearance if they have longer hair in the midst of a recurring show) and other individuals that do not want such a dramatic change to their appearance. The results are just as good as the full shaven technique and it is proving to be a very popular alternative to traditional FUE shaving.

I have included some photos of a recent patient I performed this technique on.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

This is a photo of the "long hair FUE" process in a patient showing his donor region immediately post procedure with his hair wet and combed down.

This is a photo of the “long hair FUE” process in a patient showing his donor region immediately post procedure with his hair wet and combed down.

This is a patient's donor region immediately post harvesting approximately 1400 grafts via FUE with the hair raised.

This is a patient’s donor region immediately post harvesting approximately 1400 grafts via FUE with the hair raised.

Greetings,

Here is a eyebrow transplant video showing every step in the process of an eyebrow transplant procedure. My patient in the video is Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic. Dr. Begovic is a world renown surgeon and she was very meticulous in her research before deciding to have me perform her eyebrow transplant procedure. In the video she describes the entire experience in her own words. I hope you  enjoy watching.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

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.

Greetings,

Here is a patient of mine who wanted a Tom Selleck circa Magnum PI mustache. His mustache was a little thin genetically.

I harvested just over 700 grafts via FUE using a 0.75mm extraction tip from the neck beard. That way I would be transferring hair from one area to another that has the same quality to it.

The “after” photos show the patient one week after the procedure and as you can see the scarring from the extractions in the donor area is almost invisible and the mustache appears significantly wider and denser than it was pre procedure. The patient will shed most of the transplanted mustache hairs and they will regrow starting at 3-4 months but this photo is a sneak peak into the final result that we should see in 9-12 months.

The patient is thrilled and excited to see his final results then.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

this is a patient of Dr. Marc Dauer who had grafts extracted from the neck via FUE and transplanted into the mustache beard

this is a patient of Dr. Marc Dauer who had grafts extracted from the neck via FUE and transplanted into the mustache beard

this is the donor region for grafts harvested via FUE for transplantation into the mustache

this is the donor region for grafts harvested via FUE for transplantation into the mustache