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Your preference for having a limited size transplant session is perfectly okay, but it is important that, whatever is done, is done in such a way that it could “stand by itself” for the rest of your life if you neve...

I sympathize with your problem and can understand your frustration with having expended the money you did and not having the results you thought you would obtain from the procedure. I know I don’t have the “magic answer” you might...

I am not aware of any adverse effects of the cold air on the survival of grafts planted. They are nested well down into the warmth of your scalps warm blood supply and tissues. Just because no one knows the...

Dear Ezequiel, For the first 30 years of hair transplantation hair was removed with large pencil-eraser size punches, with each one removing around 20 hairs. Then around 1990, the Personna company came out with a surgical blade finally sharp enough to cut narrow...

Dear Sir, I am sorry your first experience with hair transplantation was not up to your expectations. I assume you live in the U.K. I had heard that there were a couple of “hair mills” in your country back then...

In general, you can do pretty much everything you did before you were transplanted. Most practices, including ours, encourage the patient to shampoo and clean the hair and scalp the next day, preferably under our supervision at the office. Approximately...

The answer in a word is “no.” Since it is almost unheard of not to have enough donor hair to do an eyebrow, I almost have to assume that your problem is one of severe alopecia areata termed “alopecia totalis,” a condit...

Dear Steve, It IS in fact possible to harvest donor hair from the beard, but there is still a good chance that the wisest and best course of action may be to take it instead from the back of your...

I’m sorry you had a bad experience with your first hair transplant procedure. It’s a little hard from your letter to tell whether you really had poor growth, that is, a low survival rate of the follicles planted at y...

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The IAHRS is an organization whose membership is limited exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the patient’s advocate, the ethical physician’s voice, and the standard for the profession.