Hair Restoration Blog Dallas

The Concept of the Extended Central Forelock in Hair Restoration

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Central Forelock and Extended Central Forelock in Hair Restoration The central forelock is one of the most important concepts that exist for hair restoration.  If the central forelock, that lies immediately behind the hairline looks empty, the person will remain looking bald.  Every graft that is situated in the central forelock also blocks light from […]

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Privacy and Gender Differences

Published on November 7, 2013 by

By Emina Karamanovski Over the years working with Dr. Lam and observing female and male patients approach aesthetic surgery differently, I also noticed that within hair restoration men and women behave differently. It is socially more acceptable to see a man than a woman losing hair. Therefore, women are more secretive about their hair loss […]

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What Does Church Have To Do With Hair Transplantation?

Published on July 24, 2013 by

By Emina Karamanovski In many years of helping people restore hair, I have seen only a handful of times when the result of hair restoration has touched someone to tears. It is especially rare to see a man tear up from joy.  Two patients and two different life stories but their joy was for the […]

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“Doctor, I am Concerned Someone Will Notice My Hair Transplant?”

Published on April 3, 2013 by

I have heard these words many times throughout my hair-transplant consultations, usually leading to the next sentence, “Please make my result as conservative as possible.” That sounds intuitively appealing but it is really not the right answer. I totally understand the issue with one’s fear that a result will be spotted out, especially since hair […]

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Red, Yellow, Green Light: Ways I Communicate About Candidates for Hair Transplant Safety

Published on January 8, 2013 by

I was on the panel for the Basics course at the ISHRS annual meeting in the Bahamas and explained my algorithm for how I speak with patients in a constructive and efficient manner, and my colleague sitting next to me wrote down my algorithm saying it was a great idea. Accordingly, I thought I should […]

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Whose Before and Afters are you Really Looking at?

Published on July 23, 2012 by

When you look at a hair-transplant clinic’s before-and-after photographs, what are you really seeing? The number one issue that I have with large clinic chains is the use of pooled photographs that represent the work of surgeons from across the world who work at those Wade Bogg’s Hair Transplant Results clinics past and present. That […]

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Designing Hair Patterns for Hair Restoration Based on Usable Donor Hair

Published on July 2, 2012 by

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 donor hair there is to transplant the area and demand being […]

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The Concept of the Extended Central Forelock in Hair Restoration

Published on April 29, 2012 by

The central forelock is one of the most important concepts that exist for hair restoration. If the central forelock, that lies immediately behind the hairline looks empty, the person will remain looking bald. Every graft that is situated in the central forelock also blocks light from the front and the two 45-degree side angles as […]

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Temporal Points: What Are They and Who Should Get Them?

Published on March 4, 2012 by

One of the biggest topics that has fascinated hair-transplant surgeons, at least as presented at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), is temporal point transplantation. The temporal point is the hair point that emanates forward from the temple that can be reconstructed to frame the face from the side as part of an […]

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The Principles of Making Results Seamlessly Natural Results for Hair Transplants Even Close Up

Published on February 4, 2012 by

Many of the other blog articles have touched upon various elements of quality control that lead to excellent surgical outcomes. What I would like to do is to talk more globally about problems that I see that make a hair transplant result look fake when looking closely at the work. Unfortunately, the public thinks that […]

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Basic Hairline Shapes Created for Hair Transplant

Published on January 8, 2012 by

Although there are many types of hairlines that can be designed, for the sake of simplicity I try to discuss two basic shapes when I lecture to students at my hair-transplant course in St. Louis every year. They are the bell-shape and the round-shape. The bell shape is a narrower design that changes from a […]

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Christian Slaters Hair Transplant

Published on December 5, 2011 by

Christian Slater’s Hair Transplant Hair Transplant is as much an art as it is a science. Many times we simply see very bad hair transplant work that scares us into not wanting to have the procedure done. When the procedure is done well, it is seamless. Take Christian Slater’s hair transplant, which I think is […]

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Steve Van Zandt, The Sopranos, and His Hairpiece

Published on November 19, 2011 by

We all know that we can recognize a bad hairpiece or a bad wig when we see one, right? Yes. However, hair systems today can be quite natural in appearance even to the most experienced eyes. Woven, natural hairpieces can escape the detection of many individuals looking at them like John Travolta’s. However, perhaps one […]

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Jude Laws Central Forelock

Published on September 18, 2011 by

Jude Law’s Central Forelock The actor Jude Law has significant hair loss but does not seem that bald in appearance simply because he has a relatively strong retained central forelock. (I believe he has had a hair transplant by the way.) As a reminder, the central forelock is the tuft of hair that sits immediately […]

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Jamie Foxx: Designing an African-shaped Hairline

Published on July 29, 2011 by

Jamie Foxx’s hair transplant looks natural and appropriate for his ethnicity. When designing hairlines for a person, it is important to consider that individual’s ethnicity and gender. For African-American hairlines, the shape is oftentimes square even despite ongoing aging. Clearly with hair loss, there is a blunting or loss at the fronto-temporal angles like in […]

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The Mirror Effect: Combining 2-D and 3-D Hairlines in Hair Restoration

Published on July 25, 2011 by

One of the original ideas that I have been working on is why and how to use a mirror when designing a hairline. What I am always shocked by is that I will look at a patient and draw in a proposed hairline then look at the hairline with the patient in the mirror to […]

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Tiger Woods: Designing a New Hairline, Should It Be African or Asian in Design?

Published on July 21, 2011 by

As everyone knows when they watch Tiger Woods play without a baseball cap, he is in serious need of a hair transplant. Perhaps the media attention has focused on other aspects of his life that he seems to be losing control of more than his hairline but for the sake of this blog, let’s focus […]

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The Principle of Convergence: How to Leverage Grafts in Hair Transplantation

Published on July 14, 2011 by

In the past two years I have made a small but significant modification to my hair transplant work that I would like to share with my prospective and established patients. The concept is convergence and how to place grafts especially toward the midline of the head in such a way as to achieve even greater […]

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Matt Lauer Would Benefit from Rebuilding His Posterior Lateral Humps

Published on June 19, 2011 by

As a studious observer of celebrity hair transplants, I remember a couple of years ago looking at Matt Lauer conducting an interview in which his bald crown was exposed. The area known as the posterior lateral hump (side temporal hair) has fallen since his previous hair transplant away from his vertex transition zone (the point […]

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It Is Never Too Late To Have A Hair Transplant

Published on June 11, 2011 by

When I was recently in Phoenix writing questions for the hair transplant board examination, I had a touching story recounted to me that I wanted to share with you. A fellow hair transplant surgeon had a patient come to him at 59 years of age to ask whether it would be considered too late to […]

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Hair Transplant for the Crown Part 2: Types of Hair Loss and Hair Growth in the Crown and The Billboard Effect

Published on May 12, 2011 by

For the sake of completeness, it is worth starting our discussion of crown restoration by understanding the types of hair loss that occur in the crown as well as the types of hair growth patterns as well. Finally, we will discuss the principle of the “billboard effect” which is to say why crown transplants may […]

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Hair Transplant for the Crown Part 1: Understanding the Importance of the Crown

Published on May 9, 2011 by

Hair transplant into the crown is one of the most complicated areas to understand for both patients and for beginning surgeons. In order to comprehend the benefits and limitations of crown hair transplant in a comprehensive and clear manner, it is better to split this into a 5-part series, with each article focused on one […]

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Hair Transplant Testimonial (Update)

Published on April 2, 2011 by

Hair Transplant Testimonial (Update) I just posted this hair transplant testimony of a gentleman who was also kind enough to do a video recovery journal several months ago.  I am posting his results so far (as growth should continue to occur over the next few months), his video testimonial, and his original video recovery diary. This […]

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Hair Transplant and Young Men: Safety First

Published on April 2, 2011 by

Male hair transplant procedures for young men is perhaps one of the most important if not the most important article I will be writing in this blog series, especially considering the preponderance of young men who are on the Internet searching for solutions for their hair loss. With my YouTube channel, I have personally encountered […]

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