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32 Yr. Male Crown Hair Transplant

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 32 – Follicles: 2,110 – Sex: Male

For this patient, we did a complete crown restoration. This patient was a Norwood 5 moving into Norwood 6. After close examination, we were able to understand his hair loss pattern and engineer a rich new crown. The patient is in his early 30s and lives in San Fransisco.

crown hair transplant

Hairline Transplant – 35 Yr. Male

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 35 – Follicles: 1,560 – Sex: Male

Case study of a 35 year old male with Norwood 3 male pattern baldness. After a detailed dive into their hair loss history and proper examination of their scalp, patient was advised regarding a hair transplant of approx. 1500 grafts using the FUE technique. Photos below are 7 months apart.

hairline transplant

Body Hair Transplant for Amazing Results

Fortunately for many patients with hair loss new technology and techniques have made it possible for us to use hair from other parts of the body – such as the chest, beard, arms, or legs – in hair restoration surgery. 

We can leverage the advantages of a hair-by-hair reconstruction of your natural hairline to dramatically improve aesthetic appearance and cover any spots on the scalp which appear to be thinning.

If you’re experiencing hair loss you may have considered a hair transplant to restore growth to balding areas. Using FUE (the gold standard method), we can harvest hair from other body areas without leaving behind a visible, unattractive scar. 

What’s the Difference between Scalp and Body Hair?

Transplantation of body hair is a type of follicular unit extraction (FUE) in which donor hairs are taken from areas of the body such as the beard, chest or back. An extraction tool is used to remove enough hairs to cover the desired area on the head, and these hairs are transplanted to reverse the visible effects of hair loss.  

There are several great instances in which body hair may be harvested instead of scalp hair: 

  1. Scalp donor sites are thin and worn down
  2. Body hair thickness can be richer than scalp hair
  3. Additional donor sites are sometimes required
  4. You want to conceal a scar from a previous transplant procedure
  5. Covering patchy hair loss

Your expert hair transplant doctor can tell you if you have enough of the right type of body hair for a transplant to be successful.

Body hair has different characteristics than hair on the scalp. 

As with all surgery, hair transplants carry risks of pain, bleeding and scarring. Body hair transplantation also requires tremendous experience, cosmetic craftsmanship and expert abilities. It’s best to work with a doctor first to rule out medical conditions or nutritional deficiencies as the cause of hair loss. Correcting these problems can stop or reverse the advancement of bald areas without surgery. 

Discuss all available options with Dr. Amir Yazdan to determine if a body hair transplant is the best choice for you!

Enjoy a More Youthful Appearance with a Hair Transplant

According to an official Reuters report:

“People shown before-and-after pictures of hair transplant recipients rated men with more locks as looking more attractive and younger, researchers found. People also thought the men looked more successful and approachable after the procedure.

The reviewers thought the men who’d had hair transplants looked about four years younger in their “after” photos. They also thought the men looked more attractive, successful and approachable after their procedures.”

With every passing year the cosmetic industry grows better and safer. (That applies to clinics which take their practices extremely seriously, not pop-up clinics looking to capitalize on market need).

The reason why hair restoration is exploding (and has been for many years) is because individuals want to feel younger and reliably improve their appearance. They want to have hair that looks luscious and skin that looks healthy.

Many of the cosmetic procedures and treatments available truly work wonders. They have helped people treat wrinkles, sunspots and acne, restore hair growth and even completely change their appearance. When talking about the cosmetic industry, we are talking about tons of different products and treatments. 

Since there are so many different treatments available, many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to how they should go about getting a more youthful appearance. Something that you need to keep in mind when determining what procedure or treatment is right for you is how drastic you want the results to be.

A hair transplant is a long-term solution to the aging process. You are able to enjoy a much more youthful appearance with a procedure like this. 

If you are interested in a hair transplant, you should know that most people get fantastic results. Just check out our results page! 

While there are a lot of factors to consider when thinking about a hair transplant, one of the main things that you may be concerned about is the kind of results that you will get after you go through the entire process and have recovered. Let us be the first to tell you, the results are going to be great. 

For most people who choose other treatments like PRP in order to treat hair loss, they have subtle and strong results. However, after something like a hair transplant, you are going to be able to take years off your appearance. 

This is something that PRP and other non-invasive treatments simply cannot accomplish.

Since a hair transplant is more invasive, there are several considerations that will need to be made when considering if you are a good candidate for the procedure. All of these things will be discussed when you come in for a first consultation at Modena Hair Institute. 

Menopause and Hair Loss

Of all the many side effects of menopause, hair loss and thinning is something particularly hard to deal with.

During menopause, estrogen, the hormone most responsible for promoting hair growth, decreases and while estrogen (and progesterone) levels drop, testosterone levels increase disproportionately. 

menopause hair thinningThis hormonal imbalance can begin to cause your normal natural hair to thin – for the follicles to miniaturize. 

Several good strategies can help here.

The truth is it’s important to keep stress managed to help preserve hormonal balance. After lowering your stressful lifestyle, look at your diet. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and increase your intake of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. 

Vitamin B6 and folic acid may also help stimulate hair growth so adding that to your health plan would be wise should you find yourself in the midst of menopause and suffering from hair loss and thinning. 

Finally, exercise helps contribute to good hormonal balance, so be sure to walk daily and maintain a steady fitness regiment.

If you can, try to stay away from hair care products that contain chemicals and dyes as well as avoiding very heat-heavy treatments as they can compromise hair and scalp health. This won’t stop hair from falling out or thinning as a result of menopause but it will help maintain and keep healthy the hair you do have. Be sure that medicine your doctor has prescribed for menopause is not contributing to your hair loss and thinning. 

If something you are taking is contributing to hair thinning, see if there is are alternatives. Hair loss and thinning occurring during menopause can have a very significant impact on a woman’s mental health and wellbeing. 

To put is plainly: female hair loss and thinning is deeply embarrassing for most women. Add that to the fact that it is much less socially acceptable for women to suffer hair loss and thinning than it is for men and the combination is quite severe. And while the above will help, the only real true way to regain the lost hair is with an artfully and medically appropriate hair transplant. 

Hair transplants provides a very solid and reliable solution for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause. This is because transplanted hair follicles will behave as they did in their original site. 

Even in the most advanced cases of hair loss, hair follicles moved from appropriate areas on a patient’s scalp will take root and grow!

Hair transplantation works best for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause – the gold standard of transplants, FUE surgery, Dr. Amir Yazdan has performed crucially for over a decade. Reach out for a virtual evaluation.

Grow a Masculine Beard with a Beard Transplant

When hair loss affects the scalp, topical medication can be used to support hair growth. Unfortunately for the beard area, these same topical medications do not work. The most effective way to increase facial hair or improve patchy beard spots is through a beard transplant.

Facial hair is often associated with strength, maturity, and masculinity. A lack of facial hair or the inability to grow a thick, manly beard can be embarrassing for some men.

Their hair might grow very slowly, become wispy rather than full, and have a sparse, patchy appearance instead of growing in a full, uniform way.

beard transplant

Men dealing with this should know that hair transplants aren’t only for the scalp. They can also boost facial hair growth via a beard transplant.

Coupled with the recent trend of sporting a full beard, stylish mustache, or goatee, it’s easy to see why beard transplant treatments have increased in popularity over the past several years. 

With this in mind, Dr. Amir Yazdan offers beard transplant treatments for men who want to grow a more robust beard.  A beard transplant is a type of hair transplant performed to increase facial hair in the beard area. A similar procedure can be performed to increase sideburn and cheek hair if desired. In some cases, a beard transplant is used to conceal scars caused by acne, injury, burn, or surgery, or to hide discoloration.

What Affects Facial Hair Growth in Men?  

Most men begin to develop facial hair during late adolescence, typically somewhere around 16 years of age. They typically begin to notice a little fuzz above the upper lip and on the chin during puberty, due to the effects of increasing testosterone levels, but it can take a lot longer for their beard to reach its full potential. 

During the years of growth, it is normal for a beard to appear patchy as it grows in. By the time a man has a pretty good idea of what his beard looks like—for better or for worse—the pattern of how his hair grows is mostly set.  

By their early to mid-20s, their full, adult beard has grown in, though the coverage may continue to thicken and increase during their 30s. In other words: If you haven’t been able to achieve a thick beard by your late 20s, it might just be taking a longer time to grow in, so it’s important to visit with us to discuss a beard transplant and allow him to assess your face.

Also, keep in mind that the areas where facial hair grows and how dark or light that facial hair is vary depending on the individual.  

Some men always have difficulty growing thick facial hair. Despite the common misconception, testosterone levels aren’t the only factor that affects how the hair grows in. Genetics are primarily responsible for dictating facial hair growth. 

Some men enjoy thick, full facial hair, while other men seem to grow very little at all, or experience pronounced patchiness in their beard growth patterns. In some cases, men experience facial hair loss, which can be caused by genetics, surgery, injury, or intentional laser removal of hair.

A beard transplant will enhance facial hair symmetry. The objectives of a beard transplant will vary based upon the individual, but will typically involve thickening the beard area or filling in bald areas with hair taken from a donor area. 

As with other hair transplant procedures, a beard transplant is performed in two parts, all on the same day. The first phase of this surgical solution involves harvesting the hair follicles from the back or side of the head. During the second phase, the harvested hair grafts are transplanted in the beard area.  

Who is a Good Candidate for a Beard Transplant?  

Your skin and facial hairline will be assessed to determine whether a beard transplant is the right option for you. Most men with spotty or thinning patches in their beard area are suitable candidates for a beard transplant. 

The hairs on your scalp are commonly used for this surgery because they are very similar to your facial hair in texture and thickness. Patients will therefore need to have enough healthy hair follicles in the donor area at the back or top of the head to use for the beard transplant.

Beard transplant patients won’t need to worry about their hair being overly thin, as very few hairs are extracted and the reduction in the area is barely noticeable.

If they already have male pattern baldness, the harvesting may cause them to have slightly less hair to cover their head when their loss reaches its more advanced stages.

WATCH — Beard Transplant at Modena Hair Institute

When is the Ideal Age for a Hair Transplant?

If you’ve been considering a hair transplant very recently, it’s likely that you looked in the mirror one day, maybe before bed or after a shower, and noticed a growing widow’s peak. Or maybe thinning hair or excess shedding after combing.

The shock of an unexpectedly receding hairline or bald spot can be quite hard to grapple with. You might have asked yourself: what can I do to prevent further balding? 

Of all the questions you may have about hair loss, the most important one for you might be: Is now the right time to have a hair transplant? 

Everyone is different. There is no ideal age at which you should get a hair transplant, just like there is no ideal age for a tummy tuck or laser hair removal. Some can begin as early as their early 20s.

Many patients, once they’ve had a hair transplant and have seen how relatively easy it is, wish they had done it sooner. But on the other hand, you may not want to jump the gun and start too soon. It’s sometimes smart to wait (only if you are in your early 20s) and see how your hair loss progresses. 

Regardless, you should absolutely consult with a hair transplant expert and go over some key variables.

Your Age 

Male pattern baldness, which affects up to two thirds of American men by the age of 35, can start showing as early as age 18. Typically, we don’t advise you have a hair transplant under the age of 25, even if you’re experiencing early hair loss.

During your 20s your hairline is still forming. What you may think of as a receding hairline may simply be what’s called a mature hairline, which is not quite the same thing as a receding hairline. 

By the middle of your 30s any hair loss you may experience has typically stabilized. 

This doesn’t mean you can’t have a hair transplant earlier. 

A hair transplant relies on using donor hair from the back of your head. If you opt for a hair transplant too early, you may distribute the donor hair too heavily in one area, leaving little for future restoration. This is a common mistake lesser clinics make.

This also has to do with the natural density of your hair. You want to plan out carefully where to distribute your hair so as to achieve the best overall effect. 

Yet even still, we have had patients as young as 18 with severe hair loss, and seeing their joy at reversing this trend at such an early age is compelling. So again, there isn’t an ideal age for your procedure. We can help you evaluate your hair loss and give advice as to what we think is possible given your hair loss.

What About Beard Transplants? 

Facial hair is often associated with strength, maturity and masculinity. A lack of facial hair or the inability to grow a thick, manly beard can be embarrassing for some men. Their hair might grow very slowly, become wispy rather than full, and have a sparse, patchy appearance instead of growing in a full, uniform way. 

A beard transplant will enhance facial hair symmetry. 

The goal of the hair transplant is to provide a long-lasting and natural result that matches the pattern and texture of hair in the surrounding areas.

Patients seeking beard transplants tend to be younger – partly because beards have become fashionable in recent years, and patchy beards are often an affliction of younger men whose beards do not look ‘mature’. 

Hairline Design

‘How will my new hairline look?’ is one of the most important questions patients ask us when they begin our consultation. 

‘Will it look rounded, symmetrical, asymmetrical, more defined or less defined?’ It is a deep desire to want to know how the cosmetic procedure will look finished before it starts. People have a strong opinion and idea of how they want their new hair to look and move.  

The truth of the matter is there is no one size fits all hairline that Dr. Yazdan, or any top hair transplant surgeon for that matter, tries to create. What looks good for one patient may not look good for another – what makes sense for a young patient with progressive loss may not make sense for an older patient with more ‘stable’ and limited hair loss. 

In other words, hairlines must be carefully considered and customized for each patient. 

A close examination of the direction, sway, swirl and grouping of a patient’s hair will tell us how most naturally to design the new hairline. 

Recovery Time 

While there are no real limitations on what time of year you can have hair transplant surgery, there are several considerations you should take into account. How long it takes for a hair transplant to heal varies from procedure to procedure. 

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – our trademark and gold standard – is so popular because it requires practically no healing time. There is no surgical incision and therefore no scar, compared to other methods like the “strip method.” For an FUE you are advised to recover for 5-9 days. 

Your head will be covered with tiny red dots from where the hair follicles were extracted and re-inserted, and there may be a small amount of swelling. While you should feel fit enough to go back to work after just 1-2 days post-op, most of our patients choose to take a week or two off to allow their hair to start growing in again, and the tiny punctures to scab over and fall off.

Start With a Free Consult

No matter how old you are or how much or how little your hair loss has progressed, it’s never the wrong time to get a completely free, no obligation quote. To find out if you are a good candidate and how much a hair transplant tailored to you would cost, simply click the VIRTUAL EVALUATION  button at the top of our website.

We will contact you within one business day to ask additional questions, if necessary, and map out your hair restoration plan. It’s always the perfect time to get started and learn more about the many options you have to achieve a younger look and invest in your confidence.

Mike Majlak’s Hair Transplant

We recently wrote a post on how millennials and even gen z patients are losing more hair than previous generations. 

Androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness) can cause thinning of a person’s hair as early as their teens and early 20s. More than 80% of men experience hair loss by the age of 40 and nearly half of women experience the same throughout their lifetime. 

This adds up to hundreds of millions of people struggling with hair loss around the globe. More and more celebrities are turning to hair restoration surgery to keep their luscious and flowing locks.  

But does hair transplantation surgery really work? Who’s undergone a celebrity hair transplant? Is a new full head of hair achievable? 

Yes, many, and yes!

The list of successful hair transplants is growing yearly:

  • John Travolta 
  • Elon Musk
  • Louis Walsh
  • Joe Swash
  • David Beckham 
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Gordon Ramsay 
  • Ben Affleck
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Brad Pitt
  • Naomi Campbell 
  • Tyra Banks
  • Keira Knightley
  • Kristin Davis
  • Fergie Duhamel
  • Stephanie Davis
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Jennifer Aniston

Mike Majlak, 37 years old, is a Youtube personality known for his association with fellow Youtube star Logan Paul, and their well known podcast ‘Impaulsive’. For many years Mike has been a highly popular Los Angeles socialite and celebrity. He’s also famous for wearing hats and other head gear to hide his thinning hair.

In a recent video uploaded to his vlog channel, a series called ‘The Night Shift’, Mike explains why he made the decision to finally get a hair transplant.

He explained how for years he was self-conscious about his receding hairline and wasn’t sure if a surgical solution was right for him. He held stereotypes about it’s validity and cosmetic effectiveness.

But that changed over the years and his excitement about his operation was palpable! 

The results? Mike and his entire entourage were pleased with the results, and the change was as clear as day. Mike could see the lowering of his new hairline and was ecstatic about the future!

Millennials and Gen Z Losing Their Hair Earlier?

Although hair loss has been associated with aging, it’s impact and effects are being seen at a much earlier age. 

We regularly have men and women in their 20s and 30s schedule a consultation with us. 

Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, and Gen Z, those born in the 2000s, are noticing that they are beginning to lose their hair much earlier than their older siblings. What could be the cause for the premature receding hairline? Of course genetics can always play a big role in hair loss, but let’s take a look at a few other possibilities.

What Is Your Diet Like?

Your diet can directly impact the health of your hair. 

A lack of protein in the diet has been shown to promote hair loss. Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin, which is why biotin supplements are often marketed for hair growth. By this time, the deficiency may have already affected your hair health.

A poor diet, with a lack of the right nutrients (including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, iron and protein) may slow down hair growth and potentially cause hair loss. With the more popular adoption of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, particularly among millennials, an individual may not be getting enough protein and iron (which meat is a great source of) and could be a factor in hair loss. 

Eating a balanced diet and including supplements of iron and protein is important for healthy hair.

How Are You Styling Your Hair?

Many of the popular hairstyles among millennials could be a contributing factor to hair loss. 

Excessive bleaching and coloring of your hair can cause hair breakage. Styles such as high ponytails, tight braids (cornrows) and man-buns, can also cause your hair to break and lead to hair loss.

Early Prevention Methods

Signs of hair loss, especially in millennials, can often be stopped! You can do this by lowering your emotional stress, eating a balanced dit and being aware of the stress your hairstyle can be putting on your hair. If, after altering your lifestyle to a healthier one, you are still losing your hair, a PRP therapy session or hair transplant might be the best solution. Hair transplants are no longer uncommon or taboo – recent social media star Mike Majlak and others in their 20s and 30s have started their hair restoration journey with ease.

Our gold standard, the FUE method, is a minimally invasive procedure in which hair follicles are taken from the back of your head and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head.

Feel like you are prematurely losing your hair? If you’re ready to regain your confidence and get a fuller, healthier head of hair, contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Yazdan. 

Unlike many other cosmetic clinics, Modena Hair Institute is solely committed to the surgical and medical treatment of male and female hair loss. Dr. Yazdan informs every patient that only with the facts can you make an intelligent decision about your hair loss and its treatment.

What can I do about Alopecia?

Alopecia is an umbrella term for hair loss of any type.

Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) is a type of hair loss due mostly to hormones, and is the most common form of hair loss. 

Although androgenetic alopecia is called male pattern hair loss, it affects 45% of women. 

Alopecia is divided into two sub-classes such as scarring alopecia and non-scarring alopecia. Alopecia, which leaves a scar on the skin, is of a rarer type.

Androgenetic Alopecia: It is the most common type of alopecia. It occurs due to genetic predisposition and hormones. Androgenetic alopecia, which is observed in men in their twenties, is mostly observed in women in their forties. While men typically start to lose their hair from the front and sides, women are typical for a Christmas tree-like shedding.

  • Alopecia Areata: Loss of hair in any part of the body and in a specific area. It can affect the scalp as well as other areas such as arms, legs and eyebrows. Although the cause is not fully understood, it is thought to occur when the body defends against its own cells (autoimmune disease). For this reason, it is common to apply local steroids to the areas where it is observed.
  • Traumatic alopecia: It occurs when the hair is pulled strongly and exposed to trauma. It is common in performers of various kinds. The shedding seen in trichotillomania disease, in which people constantly pull their hair, is also considered within this type.
  • Telogen effluvium: Our hair maintains their lives in a cycle. The growth phase is called anagen, the stagnation phase is called katagen, and the resting phase is termed telogen. In a normal person, 80% of the hair is in anagen phase, 2% in katagen phase and 18% in telogen phase. If the percentage of hair in the anagen phase decreases while the percentage of telogen phase increases, it is called as telogen effluvium. Thyroid dysfunction, an iron-deficient diet, not taking essential vitamins and minerals and some medications can cause telogen effluvium.
  • Traction (pulling) style alopecia: It occurs when women tightly tie their hair. It is more common in African-American women. Typically manifested by thinning on the front line and sides.
  • Chemotherapy induced alopecia: This is also called anagen effluvium. In most of the cases, the hair returns to normal after the treatment is over.

In the most common type of alopecia, hair follicles first become thinner and then baldness occurs. Although testosterone is known as a male hormone, it plays a large role in female hair loss as well.

70% of men and 45% of women are affected by this type of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Testosterone is converted into a hormone called dihydrotestosterone.

In a significant part, hormone levels are completely normal. This is because a large part of dihydrotestosterone is produced in the hair follicles and very little passes into the systemic circulation from there.

Dihydrotestosterone binds to receptors in hair cells and sends signals inside the cell. It increases hair loss on the scalp and increases hair growth in other body parts.

Treatments for all kinds of alopecia can be found here!

Hair Transplant Q&A with Dr. Yazdan

Can I Cut My Hair After a Hair Transplant?

Absolutely! Your newly transplanted hair is from your own body and acts like your own natural hair would. Once the transplanted hair grows in, you will cut it as normal. Hair transplant hair will grow normally and seamlessly (if transplanted by a qualified expert and specialist). You can style it, grow it, perm it any way you’d like.

How can I pay for my hair transplant?

There are a number of ways you can pay for a hair transplant. There are payment plans that fit any budget. Generally insurance does not cover a hair transplant, but check with your provider.

Can you travel after a hair transplant?

Yes! We have patients that come from all over the world to have the procedure with us in Newport Beach, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Our patients come from Canada, Italy, Germany, China and the Middle East – and all schedule a return flight only a day or two after the procedure.

What will I look like after my hair transplant?

Immediately after the procedure you will only have a bit of swelling and a bit of redness on the scalp. You will have a ‘buzz cut’ look that will show your beautiful new hair line of newly implanted grafts.

When can I go back to work after a hair transplant?

This will depend on the size and type of transplant you receive, but generally speaking you will be able to return to work after only three days.

What is the difference between FUT and FUE?

Both FUT and FUE are hair transplant procedures. The primary difference between the two techniques is in the way we move the hair. FUT procedure involves surgically removing a strip of hair from the back of the head. The FUE involves removing grafts from the donor area one by one. No sutures, slits or staples are required.

2023: Is Turkey a Good Place to Get Your Hair Transplant?

The year 2022 has shown us remarkable improvements in patient knowledge. Patients are more and more diligent about checking doctor credentials, procedural details and a clinic’s medical reputation.

With more information online than ever, patients continue to float the question by us: is Turkey a risky place to get my hair back? Has there been improvements and better doctors in the middle east?

Yes there has, but finding and vetting those doctors continues to be a major obstacle.

The main problem persists: a lack of regulation

“People see hair transplantation as a commodity, that you can shop around at the cheapest price. That hair transplantation can be ‘bought’ cheaper in the health tourism destinations, and marketed it to an unsuspecting public.” – Dr. Greg Williams, President, British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery

In the last few years Turkey has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for hair surgery with the main driving force being the lower cost of hair transplantation.  

Medical tourism has always been a popular solution with people traveling to a number of different countries to source medical treatment, however, in recent years the boost in Turkey has been extremely high. It’s really easy for people to get tunnel vision when they look at hair transplantation and focus only on price, but it’s important to think about the issues and what can go wrong if you opt to travel to Turkey.

Although not as invasive as some, hair transplantation is still a form of surgery and ensuring you go to a reputable and regulated clinic is extremely important as it could have a detrimental effect if something isn’t right.  

During a hair transplant, you’ll be given a local anesthetic and be awake during the procedure. At a reputable clinic, an experienced doctor will perform the surgery by transplanting hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another with great care and precision.

Many Anglo-American hair transplant clinics are verified and regulated by professional organizations and associations which keep standards extremely high.

In many other countries, including Turkey, there aren’t official professional organizations which monitor and regulate the industry, making it extremely difficult to tell which clinic does good work.

There have been cases in Turkish clinics where hair transplants are performed by nurses or technicians rather than experienced doctors. With the biggest problem being that these clinics ignore regulations in order to accommodate more patients, many patients have had a consultation with a doctor and are sold the idea that the same doctor would be the one performing the surgery only to find a technician or nurse operating on them.

Medical tourism is slowly becoming a better option, but it has a far way to go. Not every clinic in Turkey or another country will take a responsible approach to hair transplantation. Now more than ever, with the growing popularity of hair transplantation, t’s important to consider what could happen if you end up at a bad clinic.

30s Male Hair Transplant + Testimonial

A new entry has just been added to Modena’s male hair loss success stories!

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 32 – Follicles: 1,988 – Sex: Male

For this patient, we did a complete frontal zone and hairline reconstruction. Every graft was personally harvested by Dr. Amir Yazdan. The patient is in his early 30s, lives in Las Vegas and is an aspiring musician. He came to Modena Hair Institute and Dr. Yazdan  to help enhance his look to help with his career.

The patient wears his hair short so it was essential Dr. Yazdan use a very calibrated small punch during the FUE procedure to minimize scarring and maximize a natural look.

“From my first contact with the Modena Hair Institute I was impressed by the candor, follow-up and professionalism of Dr. Yazdan and the staff. When I arrived for my treatment, I first met with Dr. Yazdan for an hour to discuss my goals and expectations for both the procedure and the long term plan. The plan was to create and maintain a hairline that would look natural 20 years down the line. Dr. Yazdan was confident that my expectations were realistic, he answered any and all questions and I walked out of his office knowing I had made the right choice. On the day of the surgery Dr. Yazdan restored my hairline and my confidence. My hair looks amazing now and I couldn’t be happier.”

FUE Repair – False Claims Made to Patient

This new entry features an extensive repair of a botched hair transplant that was done for an African American male patient.

Diagnosis: FUE Repair – Age: 41 – Follicles: 2,228 – Sex: Male

Dr. Yazdan and Modena Hair Institute has come to be very familiar with hair transplants that are executed poorly. Either through inexperience, poor management, lack of expertise or a host of other reasons, patients are falling prey to hair transplant clinics which have no business serving customers.

This patient was even told that his doctor was a specialist in African American hair transplants!

Yet the operating doctor produced a very patchy and unnatural looking hairline, as well as a majority of the implanted hair falling out. We immediately set out to correct the damaged zones.

Dr. Yazdan corrected the patient’s hairline using very careful steps:

  1. Recorrecting patient’s original hairline pattern by implanting the native hair evenly and equidistantly.
  2. Correcting bad follicle angulation.
  3. Due to donor zone damage, strategic harvesting from remaining areas.
  4. Precise graft placement and understanding the perfect donor-recipient ratio.