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Help! I got a hair transplant and my hair looks worse than it did before!

This is a common complaint we hear on the message boards and from patients seeking a revision or reparative hair transplant. This is an unfortunate outcome of hair transplantation and not one that we expect to see after a successful surgery. Many things could cause your hair to look worse off after surgery than it did before. Below, I break down some of those causes.
Failed or botched surgery. A failed or botched surgery could result in your scalp and hair looking much worse than it did before surgery. This could be the result of an infection, necrosis, folliculitis, graft death, damage to grafts during extraction/placement, over-extraction, over-excision, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done after a failed surgery, except wait until the scalp heals and seek out an experienced surgeon who specializes in repair hair transplants. If you are concerned about infection of swelling you should meet with a doctor. If you no longer trust your original hair surgeon, you should meet with other surgeons in your area to get 2nd and 3rd opinions.
Shock loss. This is a hair loss condition that effects the native hairs in the area surrounding the extraction and recipient zones. Sometimes, the trauma induced by hair transplant surgery can cause the surrounding hairs to go into a state of shock and fall out. This condition can be temporary or permanent. It is likely to be permanent if the hairs were on their way out, meaning they were likely to fall out in the coming years as a result of your progressive hair loss. Shock loss can be prevented with the use of medical management and expert technique by the surgeon so as to limit the trauma to the surrounding hairs.
Graft shedding. This is the best case scenario to explain your post-surgery look. Graft shedding is a normal part of the hair transplant process, in which the newly transplanted grafts shed the current hairs, and allow for the new hairs to grow in once they cycle through their growth phase. This process can take some time, thus why we recommend waiting 6 months – 1 year to determine the full results of hair transplantation.
If you’re concerned about the results of your hair transplant and would like to get a 2nd or 3rd opinion on your case, give us a call today. Here at Modena, our doctor’s specialize in medical management of hair loss, complicated hair transplant cases, and reparative hair surgeries.

How to find the right hair surgeon for your hair goals

If you live in a place like southern California, then you have quite a few hair transplant surgeons to choose from when shopping around for quotes, graft estimates, and consultations. It can be difficult to know which surgeon is right for you.
So how can you find the right hair surgeon for your hair goals?
Our recommendation: first, discover your hair goals, then, align them with the goals of your potential surgeon. If your hair goal is to achieve natural, full, dense hair coverage with an age-appropriate hairline, make sure your potential surgeon specializes in natural-looking hair transplantation rather than a plug-like style. If your goal is to restore your hair line, or revise a scar, make sure your surgeon specializes in these areas. A good indication that they are experienced in the area you are interested in, is to review before and after pictures, reviews, and case results of cases similar to your own.
Here at Modena, we specialize in natural-looking hair transplantation that is safe and effective. We utilize alternative methods of hair restoration such as PRP therapy and laser therapy to increase results and increase healing time.
Dr. Yazdan, our primary hair physician at Modena, has been transplanting hair for over 10 years. He is skilled in both FUE and FUT/Strip methods of hair surgeries. He performs each surgery by hand, utilizing his own hand-crafted tools to extract and place grafts. He is present during the entirety of each procedure and all pre- and post-op care meetings.
If you’d like to learn more about hair transplant surgery, and determine if Modena Hair Center is the right facility for your goals, give us a call today.

Case Study – FUT Hair transplant 6 months post-op

Patient presented with severe receded hairline, front hairline balding, temple balding, and crown balding. Although the patient was only 28 at the time of consultation, his hair loss made him look much older.

The patient’s hair goals were to restore the receded hair line, restore the front hairline to a more youthful level, fill in temples, and fill in the crown. The patient had a healthy donor area, with good hair density and overall healthy, strong hair follicles.

Dr. Yazdan performed an FUT hair transplantation with approximately 3600 grafts. Video and pictures are 6 months post-op.

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.