FUE Hair Transplant Into Scalp Scar

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

Donor Post FUE Hair Transplant

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

FUE Hair Transplant in Norwood 6 Patient

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

Plastic Surgeon Patient Describes His Hair Transplant Procedure with 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.

FUE Hair Transplant with shaved strips

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.

Eyebrow Transplant Video- Plastic Surgeon Testimonial

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.

New Patient Testimonial Video- FUE Hair Transplant

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.

Mustache FUE Hair Transplant

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

Eyebrow Transplant In Female African American Patient

Greetings,

Here is a result of an eyebrow transplant in a female African American patient of mine. The results are shown after 1 year. I always let all patients know that the quality of their scalp hair will stay the same when I move it to the eyebrow. Despite the curly nature of this patient’s hair her results are very natural and she is thrilled. The right eyebrow grew in perfectly. The left eyebrow can use about 20 hairs to fill in a couple light spots. Eyebrow transplant patients can expect 90-95% growth of the transplanted follicles, however we never know which ones won’t regrow. In this case, we will be performing a small FUE procedure to extract the 20 hairs and will fill in the spots in the left eyebrow to make them both as close to perfect as possible.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

eyebrow transplant in an African American Female patient

Bad Strip Scar

Greetings,

Here is a patient who came to me after having undergone 2 previous trip harvest procedures from another local physician. He decided he was done with the strip harvest procedure and wanted to have an FUE procedure. When I shaved the scalp to perform FUE his precious strip scars were clearly visible and also demonstrated how his previous physician had created “stacked scars” in certain locations instead of including the old strip scar in the new incision.

This is against the 10 commandments of hair transplant surgery.

In every instance of a patient having another strip harvest hair transplant procedure after having one prior, the previous scar should be removed.

If the previous scar is too wide or the scalp too tight FUE should be considered.

NEVER should a physician create a stacked scar, which in reality just creates  one huge scar.

This is a prime example of what not to do and is either laziness or ignorance on the part of the hair transplant surgeon who did this.

On this procedure the patient was primarily concerned with creating density in the frontal scalp, but after seeing these photos, the patient has decided in the future to have me place FUE grafts into these scars to help cover them.

Just another example of why it is imperative to do thorough research prior to choosing your hair transplant surgeon.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

bad hair transplant strip scar

 

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Dr. Marc Dauer, MD is a board certified leader in hair restoration, hair transplants, eyebrow restoration for men and women, hair transplants for scars, and facial hair transplants.
Dr Dauer is experienced with successfully treating and restoring hair loss of the scalp, eyebrows, sideburns, male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness and from scarring. Dr. Dauer
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