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When a man with genetic hair loss develops hair loss due to stress, they often find that it does not come back after the stress reverses. For men on the drug finasteride, the stress effects on the hair loss can be offset by the drug. For women, it is another story as their hair loss cycles in most women with stress related hair loss.

 

 

Many of my friends are asking me what I did to my head?

Unfortunately, SMP is an art form that takes a long time to learn, I have seen many such examples of SMP done by people who should not be doing it at all (sake a look at our website to see what it should look like here: https://scalpmicropigmentation.com. You can go to a dermatologist who has a Q-Switch laser and have these removed to get you back to normal. Then if you are willing to get it done right, visit us.

SMP amalgam Dsmp thinning done right

Two examples, one done wrong (above), done correctly (below – before and after example – click to enlarge)

 

Many such dietary supplements have steroids in them and these steroids can cause or accelerate the hair loss when a man has genetic propensity for balding.

 

Minoxidil is not effective to stimulate recipient area hair growth. I studied this on 50 patients with minoxidil on 1/3rd of the head and none on the other side. Both sides grew equally fast and well.  What is the best way to get good growth is to have an excellent surgeon and surgical team do your hair transplant. There is nothing that will stop a good hair transplant from growing.

 

I have been asked lately to show more pictures after the surgery so that prospective patients can understand what they may look like.  Each patient is different because of hair and skin color.  The lower the contrast, the less detectable it is, the grater the contrast the more detectable the ‘beard look’ of new hair is. The redness you see will be gone in a day or two. The tape was put there to prevent swelling from creeping down in the forehead into the eyes. Note there is no crusting and the recipient area looks clean because we wash it very carefully.  We don’t usually see the patients after the first day post-op to get daily pictures, but as the patients come in, I will try to update these photos.

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I have been asked lately to show more pictures after the surgery so that prospective patients can understand what they may look like.  Each patient is different because of hair and skin color.  The lower the contrast, the less detectable it is, the grater the contrast the more detectable the ‘beard look’ of new hair is. This patient is 9 days after his surgery. His skin color is olive but his hair is brown so what we are seeing is his brown hair in the recipient area against his olive skin color and an FUE donor area that is one day post-op. Note that there is no crusting present in the recipient area and the FUE wounds are almost undetectable at one day.

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I have been asked lately to show more pictures after the surgery so that prospective patients can understand what they may look like.  Each patient is different because of hair and skin color.  The lower the contrast, the less detectable it is, the grater the contrast the more detectable the ‘beard look’ of new hair is. This patient is 9 days after his surgery. His skin color is olive but his hair is black so what we are seeing is his black hair in the recipient area against his olive skin color. Note that there is no crusting present and these grafts will eventually shed over the next few weeks and then regrow in 4-5 months.

 

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Don’t kid yourself. 18 year old men with recession continue to bald over time with more recession and often hair loss elsewhere, like thinning and possible loss in the crown.  You can ignore it and that is fine, but the balding can not be reversed once it is set in. Some men of your age can reverse it or stop it with the drug finasteride. But I would not expect any major breakthrough coming down the pike in the next 10-15 years. I stay on-top of the research and most of all of the advances in hair research and when some great breakthrough occurs, it will take years to get it through the FDA once it is proved which in itself will take many years to prove. I am sorry if I sound harsh, but I am just bringing you a view of reality.

 

I now have a few areas of white scalp which I can see coming from where the hair fell out.  Will it grow back?

Dyes can be dangerous when they are improperly used and you most likely had a chemical burn from inappropriately used dyes which goes deep below the skin to kill the hair follicles in many instances. This is unfortunately common and these chemical burns most often cause permanent hair loss. Hair transplantation works if the burn is not too extensive. ?Scalp Micropigmentation also works in some situations (see here: https://scalpmicropigmentation.com/smp-for-women/

 

My doctor told me that my hair loss was caused by Vitamin D deficiency a year ago. Since then I have been taking Vitamin D but the thinning hair I have did not get better.

A vitamin D deficiency can definitely cause hair loss. Treating it can stop the progression but it may not reverse it.  You might have genetic hair loss as well and if you are a female you might have many other causes of hair loss which are discussed in this post from a previous baldingblog question posed back in 2009 which I outlined the approach a woman should do when they have hair loss:  https://baldingblog.com/2009/03/13/woman-with-handfuls-of-hair-that-come-out-every-morning/

 

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