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Greetings,

Here is an eyebrow transplant patient of mine who just wrote a beautiful piece about her entire experience undergoing an eyebrow transplant procedure. It is very informative.

I hope you enjoy.

http://amoristofficiel.com/2014/04/eyebrow-hair-transplants/

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Greetings,

Today I want to discuss comfort during the hair transplant procedure. Since I have had multiple hair transplant procedures myself I understand exactly how it feels to sit in the hair transplant chair for 5-8 hours for a procedure. Because of this, I designed a custom memory foam cushion to sit on top of my exam chairs to provide the maximum amount of comfort during the procedure. This makes the chair feel like a soft bed as opposed to a typical exam chair, which is not necessarily made with the idea of sitting in it for hours at a time. The feedback from this memory foam cushion has been amazing and it’s just one more small detail that makes the entire day of the hair transplant procedure that much more comfortable. My thinking is that the day of the procedure should feel more like a day at the spa as opposed to an uncomfortable experience.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, MD

Greetings,

Today I want to highlight a new article I just saw on CNN discussing how various organs were engineered in the lab to create new organs for individuals that were missing these specific organs.

This is a huge step forward for organ cloning as the closer we get to being able to clone tissue, the closer we get to being able to clone hair. Once we can clone hair we will no longer need to harvest donor hair from the scalp and every person will have unlimited supply for whatever demand they have for scalp hair. I am not trying to say that we are a few years away from being able to clone hair in practical terms, but I know think that we may see hair cloning in the real world in 10-20 years.

I can’t wait for that day!

I have attached a link to the article below.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/health/tissue-engineering-success/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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.

Greetings,

I have been performing eyebrow transplants for over 10 years and was one of the first physicians to focus on this aspect of hair transplantation. The creative component to eyebrow transplants is very different than transplanting hair on the scalp. In many cases we need to fit hundred of hair follicles into a very tiny space, all with a very particular angle and orientation and all to create a completely natural shape which is very visible on the face. It is for this reason that the best eyebrow transplant results typically come from physicians that are performing many of these cases and have a very high artistic component to their work.

More often recently I am getting inquiries from men asking for eyebrow transplants. In the past it was traditionally women who inquired about this procedure, but as more people find out about it, men are opting for the procedure as well. In this particular case the male patient had very weak eyebrows from birth and had an eyebrow tattoo performed to create the illusion of eyebrows. Most people are very dissatisfied with eyebrow tattoos and this patient was no exception. He did not like the shape of the tattoo (he felt the arch was too feminine) and it was very unnatural looking overall. He presented to me to create a more masculine shape (flatter) and to create natural looking eyebrows over the existing tattoo. The results below are shown 6 months after the patient received his eyebrow transplant. He should see a little more growth over the next 3-6 months, but he is already very happy with the current results.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Eyebrow Transplant over pre existing tattoo in male patient.

Eyebrow Transplant over pre existing tattoo in male patient.

 

Greetings,

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

Greetings,

Typically the information I give patients is that at around the 6 month post hair transplant procedure time period they should see 50-60% of the transplanted hair growing and that by 12 months post procedure they should see most of the  growth. From 12-18 months the hair thickens in caliber thus increasing the cosmetic density.

I have recently been seeing patients who are showing more significant growth at 6-7 months post hair transplant than I typically see and I wanted to post these photos for you to see. Nothing specific was changed for these cases so I am assuming they are just fast growers, but I will continue to keep you updated to see if this is a trend that continues.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

Hair Transplant Photo

Hair Transplant Photo

Hair Transplant Photo

Hair Transplant Photo

Greetings,

Today I want to highlight an article I came across from the UK. A well known athlete Phil Tufnell underwent a hair transplant recently and discussed his experience with the British press. More and more celebrities are discussing their hair transplant experiences allowing people to know that hair transplants are very common amongst the celebrity crowd. In most cases the public never knows if the celebrity has underwent a hair transplant procedure as most tend to keep the information to themselves, and of course we as physicians guard the privacy of our patients extremely closely. Privacy is of the utmost concern in most of these cases. However, when the occasional celebrity decides to go public with their experience it helps to give people a feeling of confidence in the procedure. If someone who makes their living based on their looks is comfortable undergoing a hair transplant, than certainly the average person should feel comfortable that in the “right” hands they can have completely natural results with a hair transplant procedure. I have provided a link to the original article below.

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/phil-tufnell-hair-transplant-isnt-3062284

Greetings,

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.