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Male Hair Transplant Repair Success Story – 02/01/2021

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

Diagnosis: FUE transplant – Age: 33 – Sex: Male – Grafts: 1766

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan documents the beautiful cosmetic results of a 33-year-old male undergoing an FUE hair transplantation to reinforce his hairline and add more density.

With the procedure we sought to create a soft natural hairline that richly covered the receding peaks on the temple.


Male Hair Transplant Repair Success Story

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

Diagnosis: FUE transplant + Repair – Age: 43 – Sex: Male – Grafts: 1977

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan documents the beautiful cosmetic results of a 43-year-old male undergoing an FUE hair transplantation to repair a poorly done previous transplant.

The patient came to Modena Hair Institute with a prior hair transplant that looked inconsistent, withered and sparse. After strategically and artistically placing 1,977 grafts around the scalp you will notice the dramatic cosmetic improvement. Better hair direction, consistent hair growth and a thicker hairline.

Dr. Yazdan is an expert in correcting the appearance of bad hair transplants resulting from poor craftsmanship and sub-optimal techniques. Poorly executed hair transplants are psychologically disastrous for patients. FUE and FUT procedures demand an extremely high level of skill, experience and knowledge on the part of the physician.

Female Success Story: Extreme Scalp Damage and Trauma [Update: 3/19/21]

An incredible new entry has been added to Modena’s female hair loss success stories!

This success story has been a long and involved reconstruction project that continues to be a work-in-progress, but one that deserves to make hair restoration headlines around the world.

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan treats a woman involved in a terrible car accident who was left with very little scalp tissue and hair, as well as major cosmetic deformities to her forehead and eyebrow. Traumatic head injuries often include injury to the scalp and eyebrows, with resulting destruction to the hair follicles in those areas.

Initial Reconstruction Work

When the patient first entered our clinic, her scalp was severely damaged and traumatized, as can be seen in the photos below. We began reconstruction work on the patient with extensive skin grafting over the scalp and forehead to both cover the wounds and allow for easier healing of scar tissue. The patient then underwent tissue expanders in the front and back of the scalp for a 6-month period to stretch the skin and allow for better coverage over the scalp.

Skin grafting and tissue expanding was done in order to enable the scalp to grow extra skin for use in upcoming reconstructive procedures. The damaged areas required a newer and stronger layer of skin to act as the base of operation for hair restoration work to unfold.

Hair Restoration Treatment

Traumatic scalp injury and scarring destroy a person’s naturally growing hair follicles. Hair will stop growing where scarred skin grows. This is why hair restoration in the scarred areas of the scalp cannot be undertaken lightly. It requires careful examination of the scalp and consideration of numerous factors that can influence the feasibility and outcome of surgical hair restoration.

After careful analysis of the patient’s scar tissue, scalp morphology and blood supply, Dr. Yazdan chose to begin treatment with PRP to stimulate scar tissue before fat grafting to add healthier fat padding under the skin. This was done in order to provide better vascularity to the scar tissue and to help increase the survival rate of transplanted grafts.

The patient then underwent an FUT/strip surgery to advance the hairline forward, as well as to fill in the scarring and repair her left eyebrow. To achieve a natural look, Dr. Yazdan paid extreme care and attention to the positioning of the incisions and distribution of follicular units in order to ensure a proper aesthetic reconstruction of the damaged site.

Skilled FUT surgery demands a highly artistic eye in order for the new follicular units to blend seamlessly with the patient’s native hair.

Concurrently with the hair transplant procedure Dr. Yazdan performed strategic scalp micro pigmentation to help cover the extensive scarring the patient had suffered from the trauma and surgeries. 


In 4-6 months’ time, Dr. Yazdan will perform a second hair transplant surgery in order to:

  • Increase density in previously transplanted areas
  • Further refine the hairline
  • Account for additional scarring and hair loss
  • Add coverage in weakly supplied areas

As the most recent photos reveal – many months after the skin grafting and first FUT surgery – the patient’s extensive scarring, trauma, redness and crusting have severely subsided as the newly designed hairline and transplanted hair follicles begin to restore the natural look of the face.

[Update 3/19/21]: It’s been six months now since the patient’s initial reconstruction work and we can see the original natural hairline coming to fruition in a beautiful way. We are extremely happy with the graft survival rate on the scar tissue. The regrown hair on and around the trauma site is flattering and has surpassed all expectations – the excision sites have all healed incredibly well. 

Finally, Dr. Yazdan’s eyebrow reconstruction work has restored the patient’s natural eyebrow line. Eyebrow reconstruction is a very delicate procedure, requiring perfect placement of the hairs into tiny incisions that are angled at just the right direction and positioned to mimic natural growth.


Male Hair Loss Success Story: “I considered having hair loss treatment for years but always felt unsure about whether it would work”

Diagnosis: Male Pattern Hair Loss – Age: 36 – Sex: Male

“I considered having hair loss treatment for years but always felt unsure about whether it would work, but after just 3 months I was over the moon with the progress and the regrowth! Simply amazing! Thank you Dr. Yazdan and team.”

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan documents the results of a 36-year-old male undergoing an FUE hair transplantation with 2,422 grafts and three follow up PRP procedures.

His hair loss pattern was a Norwood Class V.

Soon after the successful hair transplant, the patient began PRP treatments to further stimulate follicle growth at the root.

After photos were taken at 1 year post-op.

Female Hair Loss Success Story: PRP Hair Restoration Following Pregnancy

Diagnosis: Postpartum Hair Loss – Age: 35 – Sex: Female

An exciting new entry has just been added to Modena’s female hair loss success stories!

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan’s own sister, Desiree Yazdan – herself a renowned doctor of dental medicine – undergoes PRP treatment for the progressive hair loss she experienced during pregnancy.

Hair thinning and loss during pregnancy is very common, caused by big changes in hormone and estrogen levels which can speed up the natural cycle of hair shedding. Thyroid disorders and iron deficiency arising from such hormonal imbalances can also contribute to hair shedding.

Dr. Desiree Yazdan received four PRP injections applied directly to the problem areas on the scalp, scheduled at one injection every three weeks. After the fourth and final injection, hair growth was significantly restored across the scalp, particularly around the temples. Hair grew back straight, thick and in harmony with her natural hairline.

We’ve touched on the restorative benefits of platelets before, but here we’d like to emphasize the effectiveness of PRP in treating post-partum hair loss. Since PRP is a concentrated dose of autologous platelets, their powerful growth factors and healing agents are quickly able to undo much of the damage caused by temporary hormone imbalances.

After photos were taken following two months of PRP treatments.

A special thank you to Desiree for cataloguing her hair restoration journey for us. She actively responds to questions and engages with patients on her Instagram @dryazdan.

1 week before PRP treatment
Approx. 2 Months After PRP Treatment

Male Hair Loss Success Story: “I came in with low expectations but the results have been incredible”

Diagnosis: Male Pattern Hair Loss – Age: 35 – Sex: Male

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

In the following presentation, Dr. Amir Yazdan documents the results of a 35-year-old undergoing an FUE hair transplantation. His hair loss pattern was a Norwood Class V.

This patient received 2,500 grafts which aimed to fill out nearly the entire crown and front temple region, effectively restoring his hairline. The hairline design is purposely conservative, so as to look completely natural and effortless. He was put on a personalized medical management system to maintain his existing hair.

After photos were taken at 1 year post-op.

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1 Week Before Transplant

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12 Months After Transplant

Avoiding a Botched Hair Transplant

The good thing about hair restoration is that it’s permanent and the bad thing can be that its permanent.
A Hair Transplant can be a life-changing procedure. A full head of thick luscious hair can take decades off your life giving you a youthful you! Unfortunately, there are plenty of horror stories and gruesome photos when it comes to botched hair restoration surgeries. A number of factors can lead to unsatisfactory results, which range from unnatural looking and poor longevity to embarrassing skin damage. Almost always, this can be attributed to the inexperience of the physician. Let’s look at some major factors that could potentially go wrong if you’re not cautious in your planning..
Over-harvesting happens when too much hair is taken from the donor site and unfortunately is almost a non-correctable problem.  In this case, a recommended solution would be Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) done to the area that is depleted. Transplanting grafts into the depleted area is possible but extremely difficult and labor intensive. Dr. Yazdan has strict guidelines for safe extraction numbers and routinely performs this technique on depleted donor areas with strip scars and over-harvesting. Although this does not bring the hair back, it will help tremendously on making the area look as natural as possible.
Large linear scars are a result of the Strip method. Scarring is something that is common to have happen with improper experience from a doctor and can be caused by over-harvesting. When the incision is made at the donor site, if more skin grafts are taken than the elasticity of your skin can handle, causing tension of closure, this makes it hard to stitch the scalp tightly back together resulting in a gapping scar.  If you’re concerned of a botched scar, a safer bet would be the 2nd hair restoration technique which is called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) that minimizes scarring as this method is done by extracting grafts individually opposed to taking a strip from the back of the scalp. With FUE there is no linear scar and no stitches are required, so your donor area will be minimally noticeable within just a few days. Dr. Yazdan has done thousands of hair transplants and it takes great effort for anyone to find a donor site scar on his patients.
Failure of Regrowth
This can happen from poor surgical technique. Poor handling of the grafts, and drying out of the grafts. If the donor hair was properly harvested and properly placed, typically 95% or more of the grafts should successfully grow.
Large Punch Size
The larger the punch size, the higher the risk of damaged or dead nearby hair follicles. Your grafts should average only 1-3 hairs which can be accomplished with smaller punch sizes. More recently, many physicians are using a machine or robot, rather, called the Artas which does the extracting of the hair follicles for the surgeon. Multiple problems can occur with the Artas including the use of the larger punch sizes creating permanent damage to the nearby hair follicles. Dr. Yazdan recommends a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who manually does the hair restoration surgery to get both the angle and orientation of the incisions in a way to match the existing native hair, so the results come out looking natural.
Shopping for a Bargain
Going to a budget store is all good if it’s for redecorating your home. It is not something you want to risk your appearance on. This could potentially affect your quality of life and is NOT recommended as this can lead to disastrous results that you may be stuck with. At Modena Hair Institute, our patients take comfort in the security and aesthetic results of their choice.
Bad FUE or Strip hair transplantation planning can lead to unnatural looking results leaving you more self-conscious of your appearance than before you started -Don’t let this happen to you! Picking the right doctor is extremely important, while minimally invasive, it is still a surgical operation that needs to be done by a Board-Certified Surgeon who has a high success rate in order to obtain superb results. A botched surgery can easily be avoided by doing extensive research.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consult please call one of our conveniently located offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas 1-888-717-5273


Case Study – Botched Strip Transplant Corrected using FUE and Strip Combination

This patient had a 3,000 graft Strip/FUT hair transplant done previously at another clinic which resulted in an oversized, irregular scar from ear to ear as well as poor results. It also left him with damage to the donor zone and decreased density of hair follicles. While hair transplant surgery is minimally invasive, it takes a highly skilled hair transplant surgeon with advanced equipment and a great team to minimize the probability of a botched surgery like you see in these photos.

The patient wanted to have better results as his hair was still very thin in the hairline all the way back into the crown. Because of the damage done to the patients donor zone in his previous surgery, his density was only about 20 grafts per square centimeter. It was calculated that doing a 2nd strip procedure would only yield roughly 1,000 viable grafts which would not be enough to get the patient dramatic results. It was therefor decided to do a combination of Strip and FUE to maximize the number of grafts we could obtain in 1 surgery.

The large strip scar was excised yielding 1,082 grafts and closed with a better technique improving the overall appearance and leaving him with 1 incisional line vs 2. The FUE method was then used to extract the hair follicles above the Strip scar. A total of 1,043 FUE grafts were extracted resulting in a total of 2,125 grafts. The grafts were then transplanted into the patient hairline, midscalp, and crown as show.

If you’d like to hear more about Strip and FUE combination options and benefits- please feel free to call one of our conveniently located offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas 1-888-717-5273


Case Study – FUE Hairline Hair Transplant

This patient came to us after doing lots of research on hair transplantation. This 45 year old male patient desired more density in his hairline and crown. After getting a graft quote and cost estimate, the patient decided to get the hairline done now in one procedure and the crown done in one year from now in a second procedure. Dr. Yazdan transplanted 1500 grafts into the hairline through the FUE method of hair transplantation. Below are before and after pictures illustrating the patient’s results.