This is a reasonable study. Read it and try it if you like. I don’t see a down side
Can you give me an analysis of what you see?
Ask yourself: How many hair would have been in this area had you not lost the hair? Normal hair density ranges between 1000-1250 hairs/square inch depending upon your race. To get a reasonable density from a hair transplant when you hair is brown, skin is fair, and hair is of a medium thickness, you need to restore about 20-40% of the original hair density. There are many gaps in your hair transplant and the frontal hairline is a straight line when it should be soft, non-linear and the grafts random and to make matters worse, your doctor put another straight line of hair grafts behind the frontal line. I am worried about the nature of your frontal line grafts, as they must be single hair grafts or your hairline will look pluggy. You will, I am sure, need another transplant but I wouldn’t go back to that doctor again
Yes, there is a reduction of hair in the donor area which is clearly helped by letting your hair grow out longer as you did on the picture on the right. If this still bothers you, you can have Scalp Micropigmentation (click here) will make it look like you never had the donor area harvested
Dr. Rassman, I implore you to avoid making slanderous comments about another physician’s character online. Go ahead and criticize the result – but calling a physician ‘immoral’ is unprofessional, at best.
I have been outspoken for many years, at meetings and in written comments, even in published materials. Many years ago, I was heavily criticized when I told hundreds of doctor at a meeting about a surgery that was commonly done that I though was inappropriate and deforming. The result of those comments resulted in almost all of the doctors in litigious countries, to stop doing this particular surgery. Donald Trump was a victim of that surgery and from what I heard through medical channels, he was very, very angry with his results and lives with those results today (as everyone can see).
Some doctors must be held accountable and when a person comes to see me and they tell me their ‘horror story’ I do my best to make sure others are aware of their story so that the few rotten applies in our profession will learn that they can be held accountable. I called this doctor immoral because he lied to the patient, promised something he didn’t deliver (a partly failed transplant) and significantly overcharged him. Like any other trade or profession, not everyone behaves morally. When they cause harm, there is always the court system to protect the innocent. I have occasionally volunteered as an expert witness in such cases. As you should note, I did not name the doctor involved.
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It is too early to tell much. Your hairline is still in its juvenile position (because it approximates the highest crease of the furrowed brow) and I would expect that it would rise about 1/4 inch from where it is. Maybe what you are seeing on the right side is the first step in this process. If I were to see you, I would look to see if you had miniaturization in the frontal area, which would indicate changes coming.
I don’t believe that finasteride will impact brain development.
This is a failure of the transplant unless your surgeon placed far less than the 2200 grafts you reported. I would go back to have a frank discussion with your surgeon as you paid good money to have this done. The most frequent reasons for hair transplant failure, is some technical glitch or lack of experience by the surgeon and/or his team!
I addressed the question by suggesting that they check me out in the medical board offices of the States of California, New York and Florida where I am licensed. I thought I would share some of my recent awards with you in case you have any doubt. These include Best Doctor in the United State for hair transplantation by Castle Connolly (see here:https://www.castleconnolly.com/about/NomProcess.cfm ) for 10+ consecutive years, the Golden Follicle Award (see here: https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nhi-newsletter-2005.pdf), Two Life Time Achievement Awards presented in 2019 (by South American and European Societies).
I guess the answer to the question is that I must be licensed to practice medicine or I am a hell of an impostor.