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Do the majority of hair transplant doctors consider it appropriate to transplant hair into thinning areas, e.g., front, mid-section, and/or crown, as opposed to transplanting hair only into bald areas? What are the risks and considerations (e.g., shock loss)? – Robert

I am wondering how to care for my hair after a hair transplant, what should and shouldn’t I be doing?

My 17 year old daughter was in a car accident about 4 months ago. Thankfully she is recovering well with no permanent injuries, however during the accident her head hit the dashboard of the car causing tremendous bruising. About 2 weeks after the accident all of the hair in that area just began...

I am considering a hair transplant. I have consulted with two surgeons in San Francisco (near where I live) and am considering having the work done at one of their clinics. The transplant procedure recommended by both surgeons is for about 1800 grafts and the cost would be approximately $8500.-$9000. I...

I have been researching hair transplants for about 3 years and have visited with eight different surgeons and seem to learn something new every time. I am 34 years old and have been losing hair in the front and a little in the crown for 3 years. Since taking Proscar for one year,...

I am a student doing research on biocompatible protein polymers. This is a cosmetic question concerning the problem of baldness in both men and women. With the new field of biocompatible polymers opening up, why cant they be made into hair-like strands, and implanted under the scalp without the fear...

I figure the best way to know what questions to ask a surgeon I may see for possible hair transplant surgery, is to actually ASK a hair transplant surgeon. Can you give me a list of things I should watch out for or be aware of and possible questions to...

I’ve been wearing a hair piece for almost 5 years and I am getting sick of the constant maintenance and cost associated with being a member of The Hair Club. I was speaking to my stylist the other day complaining about the situation and she suggested that I try a ha...

I’m 28 years old and my hair loss seems to be isolated to the top top of my head. My hairline is still very thick and has not receded as far as I can tell. After reading information online it seems that having a hair transplant just for the crown at...

I am seriously considering having a hair transplant, but I am very afraid after reading some of the horror stories on the internet. I almost had a hair transplant with Dr. Dominic Brandy but recently found so much bad information about him. When you go in for a consultation everything...

How young is too young to have a hair transplant? I am currently 20 years old and have lost about 40% of my hair. I just began taking Propecia which seems to be working for me so I was wondering if it were possible for me to have a hair transplant to...

I scar, bleed, bruise and keloid easily… will this affect the outcome of a hair transplant? Would I be better off going with FUE or the strip procedure, or does it even matter? Thanks.

I am a 59 year old female with female pattern thinning, confined to the top, temples and areas of the crown that need comb overs. Mother has the same problem, so did maternal grandmother. I had reactions to Minoxidil so I do not use it. My question concerns the use of...

I had a brow lift that left me with a high hairline and some bald spots. I would like to have my hairline lowered about 1/4 inch. I am thinking of a hair transplant. Would this work and would it cause any more bald spots? I am wondering since they would...

I recently read an article and a guy was losing his hair after an illness, and he asked if his insurance would cover him to get a hair transplant. I don’t think insurance covered him, but my case is different. I’ve been to all types of doctors and I ha...

I am a 54 year old man who has been experiencing hair loss for many years. Using the Norwood scale I would say I am a five. My question concerns how much hair I want replaced. I do not want a full head of hair. In other words, I do not...

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me. I am withholding my name for the time being. On August 8, 2007 I went for a consultation for a hair transplant at MHR. At this consultation the consultant drew a new hairline on my head with magic marker ( I have the picture...

Is having a hair transplant a good option for an African American man? I have been losing my hair for the past 2 years and I am not comfortable doing the shaved head thing. I just don’t think I have a good shaped head although I do wear my hair ve...

If I have a hair transplant for my receding hairline will I look strange if I lose more hair behind it? I have limited funds and do not know if I will be able to afford a second hair transplant if I lose more hair. Is there a way that...

Is shock loss from a hair transplant temporary? I have heard that if you experience shock loss there is a real possibility that this hair will not grow back. Is this true?

I have already signed up to have a hair transplant at the end of July for 3500 follicular unit grafts and I began to wonder how do I know for sure that is the amount of grafts I will receive? Is each hair counted as it is placed in my head? ~...

I am considering a hair transplant and would like to have the procedure and not be overly obvious about it. What are my options in hiding or concealing any redness after a week or so if it exists? I’m assuming I would follow all aftercare procedure recommendations. Thanks, Greg

I work as a police officer in New Jersey and at times need to be outside for my job. If I were to have a major transplant procedure (5-6,000 grafts) during the winter months (such as December), how long after the last day of the procedure will it again be...

I’m Asian, Chinese to be exact, and was curious about any distinct traits of “Asian hair” that may present unique challenges for hair transplant operations. I understand that Asian hair is typically comprised of 1 or 2 follicular units which is the reason the why most Asians have very straight hair. Does t...

I am wanting to start coloring my hair. If I color my hair, can I still get a hair transplant? Do I have to stop coloring my hair before or after the hair transplant? – Todd

Can you provide a list of possible complications associated with undergoing a hair transplant? For instance the likelihood of getting an infection or any other serous complications. Is this even possible?

I am planning of getting married in June 2009. I would like to have a hair transplant before my wedding to improve my appearance. I am not happy with the way I look in pictures right now, so it would be nice to have some more hair for my wedding photos...

I had a hair transplant done October 08. I had stress hair loss on the upper back portion of my head from consistently wearing bobby pins in the same spot day and night for years. I found a surgeon through a referral from a friend, we decided on 1000 grafts. On the...

First I would like to thank you for this wonderful resource. I am a 52 year man who has always had very thick hair until the past 5 years or so. I’m starting to get the “going bald” comments and to be honest I do not like the idea of of being...

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