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Shedding of some of the patient’s existing hair in and around the area of a hair transplant is a relatively common occurrence and should not be a cause of concern. The mechanism appears to be a normal physiologic response of...

There are a number of factors that can make a hair transplant obvious in the post-op period. These include the redness that you are asking about, but also crusting and swelling. Redness is easily camouflaged with ordinary make-up. At one...

Hair will grow in the scar but, as you allude to, the problem is often the abnormal hair direction rather than the scar itself.  Besides adding hair to the scar, if one transplants hair adjacent to the scar, so that i...

Finasteride, is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In the 5-mg dose, it has been used for the treatment of non-cancerous prostate tumors and in the 1-mg dose has been prescribed both as...

You are correct that if you have diffuse thinning by age 25, you would not be a candidate for a hair transplant. I would use both Finasteride and Rogaine and begin these medications as soon as possible. With diffuse thinning, it...

Dear Linda, Your question is an excellent one. I wrote a short paper on this topic way back in 1997 called “What is Delayed Growth?” The following section addresses your question. "Generally, following a transplant, all of the transplanted hair is shed...

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