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Passion in Hair Restoration and in Everything

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Passion in Hair Transplantation At times I get the question during a consultation, “What makes you better than [fill in the blank name]”?  Even though I may spend 30 minutes detailing every little nuance of what makes us better:  a more artistically designed and customized hairline, better donor harvesting and closure, better recipient site creation, […]

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Understanding Transitions of the Scalp and Why They are Important

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Gradual Transitions Shown in Recipient Sites for the Crown When I design recipient sites for hair restoration I am always cognizant that each site must blend naturally to the adjacent sites for several reasons.  First, hair naturally slowly transitions in angle from one area to another.  In a natural untransplanted scalp no hair angles abruptly […]

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Thinking of Visual Walls When Building Up the Frontal Region of the Scalp

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Artistically designed hair transplant to create optimal visual hair density The goal of hair restoration is to build up enough hair density that one does not have much see-through effect.  Put another way, rows upon rows of hair grafts must be placed so that each row adds to the visual effect of blocking one’s view […]

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Shoreline Understanding of a Hairline in Hair Restoration

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Shoreline model for understanding natural hairlines in hair restoration I really like using the idea of a shoreline to educate my students and my patients on the proper design of a hairline.  A shoreline from a great distance looks relatively straight but the closer you get to the shoreline, the more jagged and imperfect the […]

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Hair Replacement vs. Hair Restoration

Published on November 7, 2013 by

By Emina Karamanovski If you are losing hair and wondering what would be the best option for you, there are two approaches that can help you have hair back on your head. One option is non-surgical and the other is surgical.  Hair replacement, the non-surgical option, attaches artificial or natural hair to the bald scalp. […]

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Emina Karamanovski Develops First Textbook For Hair Transplant Surgical Assistants

Published on August 20, 2013 by

Emina Karamanovski, one of Dr. Lam’s surgical assistants and a key member of his hair transplant team, recently authored a textbook designed to educate hair transplant surgical assistants about all aspects of hair restoration procedures. The textbook, titled Hair Transplant 360 For Assistants, is the second in a two part series. Part one of the […]

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Unmatched Experience is the Key to Excellent and Natural Hair Transplants

Published on March 6, 2013 by

I love to tell the story of when I was sitting in the audience of a facial plastic surgery conference in San Diego with an esteemed colleague of mine who did not do hair transplants. My colleague said in a haughty way that he could easily tell a hair transplant since they all looked rather […]

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Dr. Sam Lam Reviews Acell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Transplants

Published on January 2, 2013 by

Over a year ago I started incorporating the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Acell into my hair transplant cases, at first tentatively and now in a robust and standard fashion. I believe this is why it is so important to go to every major hair transplant meeting you can because it can change […]

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Designing Hair Patterns for Hair Restoration Based on Usable Donor Hair

Published on July 2, 2012 by

Designing Hair Patterns for Hair Restoration Based on Usable Donor Hair In an ideal world, even the baldest man could have a fulfilling hair transplant and have his entire head covered with hair again. Obviously, this is realistically not always the case. It is a question of supply and demand: supply being how much usable […]

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Understanding Transitions of the Scalp and Why They are Important

Published on May 28, 2012 by

Understanding Transitions of the Scalp and Why They are Important When I design recipient sites for hair restoration I am always cognizant that each site must blend naturally to the adjacent sites for several reasons. First, hair naturally slowly transitions in angle from one area to another. In a natural untransplanted scalp no hair angles […]

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