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Are FUE Hair Transplants Safe?

You’ve heard about the excellent results many people have achieved through hair transplants but a small question still nags at your mind and holds you back- ‘Are these procedures safe?’ Having some concern and apprehension before any surgical treatment is the most natural thing in the world. However, to allay any fears let’s take some time to have a realistic look at the benefits and costs of the two most common methods of hair transplantation- follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Many patients are intrigued by FUE because it offers dramatic hair restoration benefits with minimal scarring along the scalp. Sometimes, however, the Modena Hair Institute receives inquiries from interested, but naturally apprehensive, individuals about FUE’s potential risks.
Understanding is always the best antidote to fear. Therefore, let’s go over the basics of the FUE procedure to better understand its general safety. Any surgical procedure will always carry some risk but, realistically speaking, proper and careful pre-planning combined with the tried and true expertise of our medical professionals ensures that any risk will be negligible.
The actual Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure works like this: individual hair follicles are removed from a donor area of the scalp and are transplanted to the area in need. No stitches or sutures are required for this minimally invasive procedure. Donor follicles are carefully repositioned along the hairline and the crown of the scalp for the best restorative and aesthetic effect.
It is important to understand how FUE differs from FUT. Since FUE focuses on transplanting individual hair follicles there is no need to harvest a strip from the donor area of the scalp, and hence no major scarring. Patients who undergo FUE typically enjoy a swifter recovery than patients who undergo FUT. The FUE procedure also involves less physical discomfort. The price of FUE treatment is generally more expensive than that of FUT.
FUE carries with it certain small risks. It is possible for the donor follicles to become damaged during the transplant and there is also a small risk that the procedure may result in an uneven distribution of donor follicles across the area of treatment. However, such risks are highly unlikely when working with a skillful and experienced transplant surgeon like Dr. Amir Yazdan.
During your visit to Modena Hair Institute, we can go over these matters with you personally. By understanding your specific treatment needs we will be certain to provide you with the highest standard of safe and effective care.
Generally FUE is a very safe and reliable option for those seeking hair restoration therapy. Our personalized process of screening and consultation ensures that FUE is only performed on those patients for whom our professions deem it to be the best course of treatment. We carefully evaluate several factors in potential candidates for FUE. For example, is the scalp skin loose and healthy? Is there sufficient donor hair available? And can viable follicular units be extracted from without doing serious tissue or nerve damage in the process? As always our professionals are happy to discuss any concerns or individual needs which you may have.
FUE yields very dramatic results; a full and natural-looking head of hair and a significantly more youthful appearance. Often, our patients also report an increased sense of well-being and confidence. Being a minimally invasive procedure you can expect the scarring around the donor area of the scalp to heal well with no visible trace of the hair restoration procedure remaining.
So, is FUE right for you?
The best way to find out if FUE is right for you is to visit our practice for a personalized consultation. We’ll be delighted to answer any and all of your questions in detail and to address any specific safety or health related concerns that you may have. In case FUE isn’t the right course of treatment for you, we can discuss FUT and why that procedure may be better and safer given your specific needs.
To learn more about FUE and your many other options for restoring your hair, be sure to contact our skilled hair restoration specialists. Your best head of hair is waiting and our specialists are eagerly awaiting your call or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Hairline Design: How Hair Restoration Specialists Acheive Amazing Results

We all agree that first impressions matter. Your hairline, in a very real way, makes your hair’s ‘first impression’ to the world and has a profound effect on your facial appearance. As such, the Modena Hair Institute’s team has extensive experience helping patients to conquer hair loss with the latest cutting-edge surgical treatments. As always, individual factors will play a role in determining the course of your treatment. Age, gender, facial shape, racial and/or ethnic background, and the extent of the hairloss are all factors which Dr. Amir Yazdan at Modena Hair Institute will take into careful consideration when planning your individualized course of treatment. With a little consideration anyone can achieve remarkable, natural-looking results through surgical restoration and recreation of their original hairline.
How Hair Restoration Specialists Acheive Amazing Results
There are many ways in which hair transplant surgeons may design and recreate a patient’s thinning hairline. Consulting past photos of patients before their balding is an invaluable reference point for achieving optimal results. These old photos will be studied to achieve a better idea of what your hairline was like. Consulting reference photos are a great help in producing natural results and in convincingly recreating your appearance.
Proper hair density also must be taken into account. As your hairline is your hair’s ‘first impression’, specialists may focus first on the density of your frontal hairline rather than on the crown of your head to achieve ideal results. The hair grafts must be staggered too, rather than distributed evenly, for natural and aesthetically pleasing results.
Finding your restored hairline’s ideal position is also important and there are many key decisions to be made. A hairline placed too high or too low on the forehead will lead to unappealing results. Individual hairlines are also seldom perfectly straight and our specialists have found that often angling the restored hairline up or down is necessary for achieving the most natural looking results.

Dr. Yazdan makes use of the latest digital imaging software which, in conjunction with a careful consultation of old photos, determines the ideal position of your restored hairline.

In designing the curve and overall shape of your hairline, specialists will also take into account the shape of your face. For example, people with wider faces tend to have better results with a wider arching hairline. Conversely those whose facial features are more narrow often find that ideal results are achieved by designing a narrower curve for the hairline. The most natural looking results occur when the hairline compliments the natural shape of a patient’s face and our specialists are here to help you find the ideal aesthetic proportions of your restored hairline.
The angle of the individual hair grafts can make all the difference when it comes to natural looking results. If the hair grafts are poorly placed, the hair may seem to sprout in all directions. Carefully considering the angle of the hair in a given part of the scalp can help improve the overall results of the restoration procedure and make the hairline look totally natural.
Along with designing the ideal shape of your restored hairline comes the proper placement of the individual grafts. Proper placement of hair grafts is one of the most important factors in achieving natural looking results. Poorly placed hair grafts will seem to grow in all directions. Consequently, at Modena Hair Institute in Southern California and Las Vegas, we take the angle of hair into careful consideration when working on your hairline to ensure that the results look completely natural, healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Experience Matters
Hair restoration is a science and an art. With the many factors and considerations that come into play, it’s vital that you work with the best hair restoration specialists In pursuing the course of your treatment. Years of experience in the aesthetic process of hair restoration will help our team of specialists to design the best restored hairline for you. Their equally extensive experience in the particular and practical aspects of hair restoration surgery will then easily make that design, and your hair restoration dream, a reality.
Contact an experienced hair restoration specialist today for more information about hair restoration surgery and how it can help you and your hair achieve their best look for your best life. The team here at Modena Hair Institute looks forward to your visit and to discussing these issues with you in a personalized consultation session.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Monthly Hair Growth Rate of Following Hair Transplantation

Hair transplants are one of the most effective options available for those pursuing surgical hair loss treatment. Here is some important information to consider should you embark upon this course of treatment. While many patients are well pleased by the excellent results yielded by hair transplants, it is still good to keep in mind that the treatment’s full results will take several months to become noticeable.
Knowledge is power and knowing what to expect, especially after a surgical procedure, can help remove any worries you may have. Patience pays off, and most doctors and patients agree- the results are well worth the wait. With this in mind, let’s have a look at the monthly growth of hair transplants after surgery.
This information pertains on a general level to the monthly growth cycle of both follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedures.
In the initial weeks you may experience some temporary hair loss of the newly transplanted hair following surgery, but don’t be alarmed! This is very typical, and no cause for concern and the hair follicles will begin a new growth phase in the coming months.
Generally speaking, patients should expect to notice new hair growth about three months after the procedure. Every case is unique, so some individual’s growth may occur sooner than three months following treatment while, for others, initial growth may occur slightly later.
The thinner density and lighter color of the new hair growth as compared to your donor sample is a natural part of the restoration process. This, quite simply, means that the new transplanted follicles are healthy. Color, thickness and quality of the hair will continue to increase in the coming months.
Around the six or seven month mark after surgery, you should notice a clear improvement in follicle strength and quality, as well as steady hair growth in the transplant area.
At around eight months after surgery some patients may even achieve their final results, others may require a few more months. However, all patients should expect a steady improvement in hair quality throughout the coming months.
Final results should be apparent about one year after surgery as transplanted hair should achieve it’s full and final density. This is the moment you have been waiting for! Telogen effluvium and density related issues and any other side effects should all be resolved by this point.
So in summary:
Stage 1: The Initial Phase of Telogen Effluvium – After the first two months upon a successful operation, patients will experience a temporary hair fall, a condition called Telogen Effluvium.
Stage 2: Steady hair growth (2 – 5 months) – Beginnings of new hair growth! These hairs are very soft and look like new baby hair. Patients should not weary as it is a natural process of growth, which will invariably become thick in subsequent months.
Stage 3: Consistent Hair Growth phase (6 – 7 months) – At this phase, there is a noticeable consistent hair growth with a better texture. It is not the final stage; however, patients will still experience an improvement in the growth and texture of their hair.
Stage 4: Phase of Remarkable Density (8 – 9 months) – After 8 months, patients will experience a drastic improvement in the growth and quality of their hair. Some can get the ultimate growth at this phase, even without the assistance of their physician.
Stage 5: Full follicle growth achievement (10 – 12 months)
Dr. Yazdan’s unparalleled skill and experience in hair restoration procedures has helped many of our patients achieve the full head of hair they desire.
We invite you to contact Modena Hair Institute to Learn More.
If you are interested in learning more about your hair restoration options, schedule a consultation at our practice. Dr. Yazdan can design a personalized treatment plan to address your needs and concerns.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Is a hair transplant surgery the right choice for you?

Hair loss effects over 80% of men and 50% of women over the course of their lifetime. This extremely common condition leaves many searching for a solution.
While medical management offers great methods to restore hair, such as PRP therapy, laser therapy, prescription medication, specialized shampoos, and even over the counter medications, these recourses are only effective for the right candidates.
If you’ve been experiencing hair loss for some time, have progressed hair loss, or didn’t have any luck with medical management, you may be wondering what your next option is.
Hair transplant surgery is an ideal option for those with progressed hair loss. This medical procedure involves taking hair follicles from other areas of your scalp or body and transplanting them into the areas of hair loss.
Modern hair transplant surgery is much different than plugs, wigs, or hair pieces that have been methods used by balding people in the past. Hair transplant surgery is your own natural hair that grows in on its own where it’s needed.
Due to the natural, organic nature of hair transplant surgery, patients are able to regain their youth and hair without it ever looking like they were bald or sought a medical recourse.
In order to determine if you are an ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery, you should meet with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. After a scalp and hair loss evaluation, you and your doctor can determine the right amount of grafts needed to meet your hair goals.
If you’d like to learn more about hair transplant surgery, and figure out if it’s the right option for you, give us a call today.