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Can You Wear Your Hair Slicked Back After a Hair Transplant Surgery?

  • The patient shows the recipient area with his hair slicked back after a hair transplant surgery.

The way you style your hair after a hair transplant surgery should meet your personal standards.  Many men, however, refrain from combing their hair backward for fear of either damaging grafts or of showing obvious signs of having had a hair transplant procedure done. This may prompt men considering a hair transplant to wonder: can you wear your hair slicked back after a hair transplant surgery?

 Hair Slicked Back After a Hair Transplant Surgery – The Reality

Longer lengths of hair that are slicked back, such as hockey hair, show off the hairline. This style can be worn after a hair transplant surgery provided the scalp has had time to heal (10-14 days after a procedure).  It is also important to avoid combing hair back too roughly, as well as using products with harsh chemicals in them.

The reality for many men who want to wear their hair slicked back after a hair transplant is not if they can do so, but if they should. Basic FUE hair transplants harvest grafts from the safe donor area on the back of the head. The hairs found here are naturally thicker than the hairs found along the front hairline. Therefore, hair transplants using only grafts from the safe donor area can result in a hair, pluggy appearance.

Before (top left) his hair transplant surgery, this patient shared a concern many men have wondered: can you wear your hair slicked back after a hair transplant? The results of a leg hair hairline, worn in a low ponytail, indicate that this style is an option.*

Before (top left) his hair transplant surgery, this patient shared a concern many men have wondered: can you wear your hair slicked back after a hair transplant? The results of a leg hair hairline, worn in a low ponytail, indicate that this style is an option.*

Take the patient above, for example. In the top left-hand corner, you can see his hairline and the individual clumps of hair follicles. This harsh hairline garnered unwanted attention, so the patient consulted Dr. Umar in Los Angeles for a hairline reconstruction.

Video – Patient Wears Hair Slicked Back After a Hair Transplant

Watch the video below to see the transformation of a patient with a pluggy hairline. Prior to consulting with Dr. Umar, this patient struggled with a harsh hairline. While not immediately obvious that he had work done previously, his hairline attracted unwanted attention–so he hid it with an elaborate hairstyle. However, after a historic hair transplant using leg hair to create a softer hairline, the patient feels more comfortable showing off his hairline in a slicked-back ponytail.

 

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Are You a Good Candidate for An Eyebrow Transplant Procedure?

  • This patient was a good candidate for a male eyebrow transplant procedure. He wanted to restore his eyebrow hair loss, so he approached Dr. U for a result with a subtle look but lasting impression.

Many men and women struggle with eyebrow hair loss. This loss can happen for no real reason at all, leaving several individuals at a loss for how to recover their hair. Most cosmetic solutions, like make-up, semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, or microblading are aimed at giving women fuller eyebrows. But a stronger, more defined brow can benefit men too–which is there is an increase of male eyebrow transplant procedures.

 

Most people who are experiencing eyebrow hair loss and are in good health can be considered as candidates for an eyebrow hair transplant procedure. People who are experiencing eyebrow hair loss due to genetic factors, excessive plucking, or trauma can benefit the most from this procedure.

 

The Case for A Masculine Eyebrow Reconstruction

The eyebrows frame the face and can create a lasting impression on people. In fact, a study from researchers at MIT discovered that eyebrows are more important in recognizing faces than eyes, according to how our brains are naturally wired. Therefore, not having well defined brows can cause individuals to feel awkward about how they look. The patient below, for example, was embarrassed by his eyebrow hair loss and wanted to reconstruct his brows for a more youthful appearance, so he sought out Dr. U for a consultation.

This patient was embarrassed by his eyebrow hair loss, so he consulted with Dr. U about an eyebrow reconstruction surgery.

This patient was embarrassed by his eyebrow hair loss, so he consulted with Dr. U about an eyebrow reconstruction surgery.

 

Male Eyebrow Transplant

After an initial discussion, Dr. U recommended an eyebrow transplant using 300 grafts. He harvested these follicles from the patient’s leg using his patented Dr.UPunch Rotor ™ . While other clinics may use the more conventional donor area on the back of the head, Dr. U’s advanced FUE system, Dr.UGraft, expand the hair type options for the patient’s hair follicle graft supply. This means that finer hairs that mimic eyebrow, and even eyelash hair, can be extracted from body donor areas. Examples include leg and nape hair.

Dr. Umar reconstructed the patient’s eyebrow into a more masculine, slightly rounded arch. The added density makes his eyebrows more prominent on his face, which gives him a more youthful, energetic appearance. The patient was more than happy with the results of his eyebrow reconstruction surgery.

The patient opted for a more inconspicuous eyebrow restoration, so Dr. U used 300 grafts to create a fuller brow. The result of the male eyebrow transplant is a more youthful appearance.

The patient opted for a more inconspicuous eyebrow restoration, so Dr. U used 300 grafts to create a fuller brow. The resulting eyebrow shape gives the patient a more youthful appearance.*

 

Male Eyebrow Transplant Video

Watch the patient’s journey from eyebrow hair loss to total reconstruction with the Dr.UGraft method. The video below also includes the patient’s testimony that his new eyebrows “balance out [his] face” and get him a lot of compliments.

It is important to understand the realistic outcomes of an eyebrow transplant procedure. Each eyebrow can receive from 50 to 400 grafts, depending on the extent of loss or the patient’s desired density. Some patients choose to receive another eyebrow transplant later on for more density. People who are experiencing eyebrow hair loss due to alopecia areata, frontal fibrosing alopecia, or other medical conditions may not be good candidates for the procedure due the potential of unreliable growth after transplant.

 

Are you experiencing eyebrow hair loss? Ask Dr. U if you could benefit from an eyebrow transplant.

 

Are Man Buns Causing Hair Loss?

In the past, the demographic of people who experience traction alopecia has been women–African American women in particular. The reason is due to the hairstyles popular among this group–women have a larger variety of grooming options available, and several of them involve the use of force on the scalp in order to create a unique look. This includes the classic tight ponytail, favored by celebrities and models like Arianna Grande and Bella Hadid, braids, and extensions.

Celebrities and models alike have popularized tight up-do's in longer hairstyles.

Celebrities and models alike have popularized tight up-do’s in longer hairstyles.

Recent grooming trends in male fashion, however, have grown to include longer hairstyles, which opens up the male population to the threat of tension hair loss. The dreadlock trend of the early 00’s and the man bun trend of today has been associated with an uptick in cases of males experiencing traction alopecia.

Identifying Tension Hair Loss in Men

 

Traction alopecia in men might be mistaken for the beginning stages of male pattern balding, since the latter is usually signaled by a receding hairline. However, men who experience male pattern balding typically see warning signs in their family history. Tension hair loss is not limited to one area. It manifests in the areas that are pulled the most– for instance, the patient below consulted with Dr. Umar about the tension hair loss that mostly affected her left temple area.

 

This patient experienced tension hair loss located on her left temple area as a result of years and years of harsh hairstyles.

This patient experienced tension hair loss located on her left temple area as a result of years and years of harsh hairstyles.

 

Solution for Tension Hair Loss in Men

 

Men facing traction alopecia due to extended pulling of hair into a bun or knot have treatment options. Dr. Umar treated the patient above with an advanced FUE system called the Dr.UGraft method. Using this method, Dr. Umar was able to extract 200 follicles from the patient’s donor area and carefully implant them on her bald spot. The surgery was a success, and as it can be plainly seen below, the patient met her target growth yield.

 

Dr. U restored the patient's hairline with 200 grafts to her temple area using his patented Dr.UGraft system.

Dr. U restored the patient’s hairline with 200 grafts to her temple area using his patented Dr.UGraft system.

 

With the help of Dr. Umar’s UGraft Revolution, the patient was effectively cured of her tension hair loss. She is very pleased with her results and can put her hair up without feeling self-conscious.

 

Men experiencing hair loss around their hairline and temple points are encouraged to ask Dr.U about possible treatment options tailored to their unique situation.

Watch Dr. U restore hair loss caused by traction alopecia

 

Is Hair Transplant an Option for a Young Bald Man?

For most men, going bald is all about the most dreaded phenomenon. Losing your hair, particularly for a young bald man, can be a very traumatic experience. In addition, not having the budget for treatment can lead to more stress and anguish that comes along with baldness. Often times the price far exceeds what a patient are able to afford. Even though there are hair restoration methods accessible to us in 2017, most younger men believe that these options are not available to them.

Example of a young bald man losing hair at an early age.

Example of a young bald man losing hair at an early age.

Even though there are lots of medications and over the counter remedies available to help slow or stop hair loss, typically efforts are futile, ending in little to no results. The situation is even more dire for young individuals that are already experiencing severe hair loss, as medications can do little to remedy your situation. Men of all ages are now turning to hair transplantation choices as a method to re-grow your own hair.

A Solution for the Young Bald Man

A proven method of hair transplantation is a procedure called Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. This process involves harvesting of individual hair grafts and placing these busy follicles to the needed regions of your head. Of course ample donor areas are required to provide to those regressing or bald areas. More advanced methods utilize other areas of the body for Body Hair Transplant FUE processes.

Young men on budgets can choose to utilize conservative hair transplant procedures.

Young men on budgets can choose to utilize conservative hair transplant procedures.

A young man with limited monetary resources would immediately think this type of operation is not feasible for him. Whether you are a student or just starting your career, that type of extra income can be difficult to come by. Nevertheless, viable funding options with affordable monthly payments can make it possible to afford a hair transplant.

Another option is to choose an experienced doctor and take a conservative approach to your transplantation. Particularly true for young individuals, a long-term strategy has to be factored into any decision prior to any type of treatment.

This young bald man restored his hairline and crown areas with a modest budget.

This young bald man restored his hairline and crown areas with a modest budget.

For example, this individual from Los Angeles, CA sought-after Dr. Sanusi Umar with a similar plight. He was tired of experiencing hair loss and saved up the funds to do something about it. With the help of Dr. Umar, they devised a conservative low donor graft program which would not only allow the patient to use the buzz cut hairstyle he had wished for many years but also leave the door open for any prospective procedures. The student could not have been more pleased all made possible inside his modest budget.

Watch the full video results on this patient below:

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