I have a very pronounced widow’s peak. The hair at my temples is very far back and as a woman it makes me look like I have a man’s receding hairline. Is it possible to fill in the temple area with a hair transplant and how would this be done?
My husband is almost completely bald on the top of his head and he is only 28 years old. I want him to try a hair transplant but he says they do not work for everyone. Is this true or false? Who do they work for and who do they not work for?
Is a hair transplant the same thing as getting hair plugs?
DR. EPSTEIN: Hi! I am Dr. Epstein. I am with my patient, Ed for short, who just had 590 grafts to the eyebrows. He had no eyebrows. There they are. One procedure. We placed approximately 280 in each side. Really nicely filled in. He is a little bit swollen but overall he has some nice fullness there.
In the donor area he keeps his hair really short. You can barely see the incisions; one there and one there. I did it in two separate incisions so as to minimize the appearance of any scar if he does ever decide to shave his head.
How are you?
PATIENT: I’m fine. I am very happy.
DR. EPSTEIN: You were very nervous to begin with.
PATIENT: Yes I was.
DR. EPSTEIN: And now?
PATIENT: Now I am very relieved.
DR. EPSTEIN: He did great. The hairs will fall out and start to re-grow in around three to four months. I figure in around eight months we may want to do a little touch up and give him more density because he is looking for really thick brows but with the 590 grafts placed he should have a really nice result.
Posted by Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
I am debating between FUT and FUE techniques for hair transplant. I am fairly young and hair loss is not too extensive at this point. With what I can gather, this means I am more likely to need an additional procedure in the future. When you have a second procedure does this mean you also have an additional scar? This might help make the decision between the two techniques.
I had a hair transplant years ago and had folliculitis soon after. I am planning on having my second hair transplant soon and wondering if I am more likely to have folliculitis again since I had it the first time. Also, is there anything that I can do to prevent it from happening this time around?
I am a 56-year-old male and had a hair transplant years ago. The scar from the previous procedure never healed well and I was wondering if it would be possible to do anything to repair it. How would this be done and what sort of result can I expect?
My hair transplant was nearly a year ago. Unfortunately I suffered shock loss. The surgeon said the hair would grow. It still hasn’t. At this point is my hair lost or is there any chance that it will grow?
Is it okay to blow dry my hair after a hair transplant? Are there any concerns regarding the force of the air or heat?
What sort of doctor should I look for to perform my hair transplant? Should the doctor have any special qualifications or are all doctors qualified to perform hair transplants?
DR. EPSTEIN: Hi! I’m Dr. Epstein. We just finished an eyebrow transplant, just over 450 grafts on our 30-year-old patient that had plucked her eyebrows. We just finished, not more 15 or 20 minutes ago.
You can see we restored all the density. She had a tattoo of permanent makeup done several ago but you can see the after, how nice it looks.
Are you happy?
PATIENT: I’m very happy! It turned out perfect!
DR. EPSTEIN: The grafts were placed individually, 0.5 mm recipient sites. She is probably not going to look any worse than she does right now. She is basically presentable.
About 225 graphs were placed into each eyebrow and she will be presentable really tomorrow or the day after just looking like her eyebrows are a little bit pink.
For the most part she is great!
Posted by Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
When shock loss occurs after hair transplant, how does it usually occur? What are the causes of shock loss and how can it be treated? Also is there any what to prevent shock loss from occurring?
What sort of recovery is there following a hair transplant? Do some techniques involve a shorter or easier recovery?
I have been in training for a marathon so I am running several miles a day. I know I am going to need to take a break from this routine after my hair transplant but how soon can I get back to my training? What can happen if you do too much exercise too early?
How many hair transplant procedures has Dr. Epstein performed?
Can I have my follow ups after my hair transplant done in different offices?
How many days do I need to stay in town if I travel in for my hair transplant?
When is it safe to fly after a hair transplant?