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Celebrity Hair Transplant Gone Wrong – Justin Bieber

Everyone is talking about Justin Bieber’s new look, could it be the results of a hair transplant procedure? That is what we all suspect, and to the common person it may seem like it was done well. Let’s take a look at the transformation .

As you can see Bieber has a new an improved fuller and much to straight hairline. Additionally, the hairline looks unnatural and plug like which is most likely from multiple hair grafts being placed incorrectly.  When reconstructing a hairline single hair grafts should be used in the very front to keep the authenticity of his original hairline. Unfortunately for Bieber he has multiple issues from this first procedure and we are not sure he is even aware.

Learn from this very public mistake, Dr. Amir Yazdan here at Modena Hair institute practices a more conservative approach for a hair transplant procedure. He prefers to keep the patient’s original hairline as a guide rather than completely changing the way the patient looks. This produces natural and age appropriate results for our patients. Remember that the transplanted grafts are permanent. Bieber will be stuck with this insanely straight and low hairline for pretty much the rest of his life. Imagine being 50-60 years old with that hairline. Also consider the possibility of him losing some of the hair behind his new hairline, then what?

When considering a hair transplant take the time to do some meaningful research. Ask the right questions, see reputable surgeons who specialize only in hair, pay attention to whether they perform both procedures, and lastly review the information and use common sense.

Take a look at an in depth assessment with Dr. Yazdan himself here:

To receive an unbiased surgical consultation from Dr. Yazdan himself simply submit photos to info@modenahair.com or visit our Newport Beach location for an in person consultation today !


Elon Musk’s Incredible Hair Transplant

elon musk hair transplantHuman hair has incredible aesthetic power. And as one of the most powerful innovators on the planet, Elon Musk wanted his image to be equally as strong and powerful.

Musk is one of many world renowned celebrities who have undergone hair restoration work. In our last post we covered Joe Rogan’s problematic hair transplant experience.

For Rogan, he was neither adequately consulted nor appropriately diagnosed. The hair restoration strategies put in place for him must have been highly disreputable and not coming from a decorated and experience clinic.

Musk’s hair restoration experience, on the other hand, is the opposite of Joe Rogan’s. It’s very clear that he almost certainly underwent multiple procedures and followed a highly tailored and personal medical therapy plan.

It is likely Musk started with FDA approved therapies such as Rogaine and Finasteride – as early as the 1990s – before doing his first FUT procedure. In the pictures below you can see his hair growth timeline was steady but slow. 

elon musk hair lossAlthough his hair would continue to thin, his dense hair transplants (likely 4,000+ grafts in total) combined with strategic hair therapies led to one of the most handsome hair transformations for a celebrity in history!

Now at 51 years old, Musk looks incredibly youthful. 

Was Musk a good candidate for hair transplantation?

A good candidate for a hair transplant is someone with a sufficient supply of donor hair. It must be enough to cover the balding areas as well as any other areas that might lose hair in the future. Individuals past the age of thirty, with non-aggressive hair loss, are generally good candidates for hair transplants. 

By this age, their hair loss patterns are well-established compared to younger patients. Due to his age and hair loss patterns, Elon was nearing the ideal candidacy he so much desired.

looking at pictures of Musk from the past 20 years, it’s quite apparent that his hair has become far thicker and denser since he earned his fortune. Musk’s hair was noticeably thinning when he launched PayPal back in 1999, since then, though, he has miraculously recovered a full, thick head of hair.

Musk’s hair loss was a textbook case of male pattern hair loss (receding hairline and a balding area on the top of his head). This is a genetic condition that does not reverse course on its own. The only permanent solution to this type of hair loss is hair transplant surgery.

Is my donor area sufficient for hair transplantation?

post-FUE hair transplant @ Modena Hair Center (individual results vary)This is a common question we receive from patients on the message boards. In hair transplantation, we extract grafts (hair follicles) from one location and transplant them in another. The area where grafts are extracted is known as the donor area. Individuals seeking hair transplantation are often concerned about their donor area and if it’s sufficient enough to support a hair surgery.
Upon evaluation for hair transplantation, we assess the donor area for quality, density, and health. This evaluation takes into consideration traits such as levels of density, thickness versus fineness, and strength of the hair follicle.
If the hairs in the donor area lack density and are weak or programmed for hair loss soon, they will not sustain a hair transplant extraction. If the hair transplant was done despite the lack of quality of donor area, the patient could see increased permanent hair loss.
So, if your donor area isn’t sufficient for hair transplantation, does that mean you aren’t a candidate for hair transplantation?
Not necessarily. Luckily, hair transplant science has advanced in recent years. We now have multiple areas in which we can use for donor sites. The beard, chest, and back can be used as potential donor sites for men who do not have sufficient scalp donor area.
The best way to determine the quality of your donor area as well as your candidacy for hair transplantation, you should meet with an experienced hair restoration surgeon. Give us a call today.