Q & A 2
- Jan 04, 2019
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Q and A #2
These are common questions that are answered by the combination of the clinical Director and the physician.. This Q and A blog is not medical advice. However it is an opinion based on years of concentrated experience in the hair restoration industry. These questions are to help patients find the right hair restoration clinic.
Q: Dairy and gluten free diet in July, now experiencing dramatic increase in shedding. Could the diet be causing this?
A: Not eating dairy and gluten itself will not cause an increase of shedding hair. You need to come in to see us and have an in person evaluation.
Q: Is it possible to completely destroy a donor with 2000 extractions?
A: No in my opinion the donor are looks good. It would be difficult to over harvest a person with just 2000 grafts unless the extractor was inexperienced, or did not care or just plain careless. Spreading the extractions over the entire donor area is the best thing no matter if it is 2000 or 500 grafts.
Q: Sun exposure post FUE?
A: For the first three months try not to sunburn your scalp. That If possible use a ball cap or even a spray sun block. The new grafts are vulnerable to UV light and could potentially affect the growth. Be smart and just wait to fully expose the grafts..
Q: All of my transplanted hair has fallen out at 5 weeks post op.
A: I am certainly surprised that the clinic you got your transplant at did not fully disclose to you the full scope of a typical hair restoration. It is normal for you to have most all of the transplant fall out by this time. You will see beginning growth in 3 months. Be patient.: 🙂
Q: How long does redness take to go down after a beard transplant?
A: It really depends on your skin type and color. The darker the skin color the faster the redness should subside. However the lighter the skin color the redness may persist more than a month. Check us if it seems irritated, has fever or is having pain.
Q: I have inactive hepatitis C. Can I still go for FUE hair transplant surgery?
A: This should be no problem. Most all clinics should adhere to universal precautions… which means… everyone is potentially infectious for blood borne pathogens so take precautions and do procedures. A no brainer.
Q: Someone said I am allowed to take my Vitamins before surgery. I take a lot of them?
A: I respectfully disagree with the that person to this important question. Vitamins can very well cause anti-coagulation or blood thinning. This could be a potential problem for hair restoration surgery in terms of excessive bleeding. In fact I don’t know of any reputable clinic that does not address vitamin supplements,
Q: Honest answer on my concern regarding FUE treatment for my crown area – I’m 43 years old.
A: Well in my opinion 2500 would seal this crown and add density into the vertex. you also need to consider minoxidil and finasteride that could possibly reverse some of the fine hairs. Go consult with a hair restoration specialist.
Q: Why does my FUE 5 weeks post have good growth all over but only stubble on the front inch of the hairline?
A: The stubble might be a small but of growth before they shed. You need to give it more time. Keep us informed.
Q: FUE complications after Hair transplant: should I be concerned about a missing patch of hair?
A: Interesting question here. Was this patch here before the surgery or after? If this patch was after the surgery it could very well be a simple area of shock loss. In this case you should be ok and the return of hair will be within a few months. If this patch of no hair was before the surgery then it could be a different issue.
More Q and A blogs coming soon. Thomas Ortiz, BS Clinical director answers these various questions with his physicians approval as opinions.