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Dr. Rahal

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  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Rahal
  • Hair Transplant Clinic Name
    Rahal
  • Primary Clinic Address
    2081 Merivale Rd.
  • Country
    Canada
  • State
    AL
  • City
    Ottawa
  • Zip Code
    K2G 1G9
  • Phone Number
    613-739-3044
  • Fax Number
    613-739-4995
  • Website
    www.rahalhairline.com
  • Email Address
    tara@rahalhairline.com
  • Provides
    Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)
    Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
    Eyebrow Transplantation
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Free In-depth Consults

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  1. Hi @Runandy Hairs may have shed post-op or possibly temporary shock loss (which always grows back). Having had three hair transplants myself, it's normal to see gaps. It's also normal for patients 3 to 6 months to have questions around this time, say the right side grows faster than the left-or vice versa. All normal. Hairs don't shed at the same time. Same with growth. Around this time, everything is patchy. There's peaks and valleys. Bottom line, it's just too early to tell. It's always helpful to reference the guideline posted. Every patient falls within this range. In this case, were here... 3-6 months. First signs of growth, It will be patchy, light density, some areas will grow faster than others. Maybe the right or the left, depends. You will also notice pimples. All normal. This is the toughest time for patients! The area might still be red, maybe there is some shedding. It's called the "ugly duckling stage." Here are some posts from other forum members about it Hope this helps!
  2. Surgery type: FUE Recipient Area size: 46 cm Zones Treated: 1 to 3 Grafts transplanted: 2006 grafts Recipient Graft Density: 44 grafts/cm Recipient Hair Density: 92 hairs/cm Graft Breakdown: Single Hairs: 422 grafts Two Hairs: 1008 grafts Three Hairs: 510 grafts Four hairs: 66 grafts Total Grafts: 2006 Total Hairs: 4232 Hairs per Graft: 2.11 Rahal FUE NW 3 23 year old patient came in to restore hairline, temple angles and temple points to balance vertical and horizontal proportions. Dr Rahal, designed a hairline to fill in the recession, close off the temple angles and add grafts to temple points. The treatment area was 46m. The transplanted density done at 44 grafts/cm or at 92 hairs/cm. He now has more styling options with the new transplanted hair.
  3. @Abi28 Since everyone is different, some patients see results faster or slower. Depends. Below is a range that takes into account both. - 3-6 months. First signs of growth, It will be patchy, light density, some areas will grow faster than others. Maybe the right or the left, depends. You will also notice pimples. All normal. This is the toughest time for patients! The area might still be red, maybe there is some shedding. It's called the "ugly duckling stage." Here are some posts from other forum members about it - 6-9 months. Thin areas, patchy areas start to fill in, fine hairs start to thicken. You will notice less pimples. And start to be satisfied with the HT, but not 100% satisfied. First jump in density. You will be excited for what's to come. You also start to get more confident with the HT, when you realize others can't tell. They might say, "you look different, younger, good." But they don't know why. - 9-12 months. Some growth - but fine hairs mature mostly. Second increase/jump in density. You will be 90% happy. Maybe a couple of areas. But overall happy. You will also notice that some hairs have a mind of their. All normal. They need to go through a couple of cycles to mature, take on the same characteristics. You may also want to tweak come spots, couple of hairs here, couple there. All 100% covered with our growth guarantee. - 12-15 months - Things start to come together. Hairs mature and everything flows when styling your hair You will know what I mean then. - 15-24 - you start to get more confident with the HT. And actually forget you had one. I hope this helps!
  4. @John Doe you're only at four months so get that thought out of your head 🙂 I'm a very good feeling everything will be just fine. And remember, we have your back! Our awesome patient care team would have been in contact a bunch of times by now. But feel free to PM me also, ok? I had a hair transplant and definitely know how you're feeling. Here any time.
  5. @John Doe thanks for sharing your experience! Not to worry. At four months, things are just starting to take off. It's normal to see gaps as you experience shedding. How do I know? I also had a hair transplant 🙂 Believe me, I've been there. You're at the "ugly duckling stage." Remember, it's normal for one side to grow faster than the other. It's normal to see gaps. All part of the process. At around six months, things will start to blend. And even then you still have a long way to go. Everything looks great but for your peace of mind (not that you have anything to worry about 🙂 touchups are always free. If you need one. Our number one goal is that you're happy, it's that simple. So hang in there and try to forget about it for the next few months.
  6. Hi @bruce90! Thanks for sharing- and I definitely get your frustration. Hopefully I can clear up the consultation process below. Any other questions, or if I missed anything, just let me know. The form you completed is for Dr. Rahal and includes photos, your hair loss history. Dr. Rahal reviews your information and creates your personalized treatment plan, which includes cost, number of graphs, answers your questions, etc. You would then schedule a call with the patient advisor to discuss the treatment plan, your options and answer any additional questions...Sounds like this step was missed. For an in person consultation, you would meet with an advisor. He/she would take photos, answer basic questions about the procedure, discuss your goals, complete the hair loss history form with you, plus you would meet some patients in person. He/she would then send the information to Dr. Rahal for review. He would then create your treatment plan, and the advisor would schedule a call to discuss. p.s. I noticed you said you were available over the weekend in the email. i'm in Toronto this weekend and happy to meet you on Saturday or Sunday, whichever is best for you. Anytime works 🙂 Do you want to schedule something? I'll PM you now.
  7. @bruce90 Sorry to hear about that! There is an online option if you can't make it in. Dr. Rahal will create a personalized treatment plan, includes cost, any discounts, after he reviews your photos, understands your goals, answer questions, etc. Can you email Tara? tara@rahalhairline.com. I'll let he know to expect an email so she can expedite.
  8. @LonelyGraft No problem! No. Dr. Rahal did not work under Dr. Armani. I'm sure they shared information, learned from each other, shared tips, etc. For example, Dr. Ron Shapiro visited Dr. Rahal not too long ago. He shared some tips and vice versa. Combined both have 60+ years experience... so there is a lot to share and learn from each other. It was cool to see both talking "hairlines." For a hair geek like me anyway. lol BTW, Dr. Ron Shapiro designs some awesome hairlines. He's Not talked about much. But does amazing work. Dr. Rahal's also in contact with Dr. José Lorenzo and others all the time, sharing tips, trade secrets, etc. Hope this helps
  9. @Aftermath I hesitate to say it's a smear campaign, though there is a lot of misinformation. Let's call it mistaken Dr. Rahal is highly involved in every case. A typical day starts at 5am. Dr. Rahal discusses your goals/expectations, designs your hairline, maps your donor region. This takes about an hour. Then it's off to the OR where Dr. Rahal calculates your donor region, what he can and can't safely harvest (it's called donor management). He then has a huddle with the team to discuss the game plan. We offer every type of FUE... before each case, Dr. Rahal harvests a small number of grafts via manual, motorized FUE, including dull/sharp and different punch sizes. Each graft is then inspected under magnification for quality. The technique/punch with the lowest transaction, best quality is used. It depends on hair characteristics, skin thickness, etc. Dr. Rahal then does some final calculations, notes the depth and angle of grafts and plots the donor area on a whiteboard and donor. Throughout the day it's a combination of Dr. Rahal/team harvesting graphs, with Dr. Rahal in and out of the room throughout the day. If you are familiar with donor management, it's an ongoing process of calculations, partial transaction (deliberate in some cases), all with the goal of preserving your donor area, avoiding overharvesting and allowing for maximum number of graphs in the future. Each graft is inspected (every single one of them) under magnification for quality. Dr. Rahal reviews the graph count sheet and numbers ongoing You take a break, enjoy some lunch. Most patients have an appetite since they've been sleeping/had a good nap up until this point Dr. Rahal prepares and injects PRP into the scalp Dr. Rahal then goes over the hairline again, maps the scalp, prepares custom blades, and makes all the incisions. This can take one or two hours. We have an entire team dedicated to implanting, and we use specialized planters, which preserves graft quality. Dr. Rahal is again in an out of the room, inspecting the recipient site for quality, etc. He may also provide additional freezing if needed. Dr. Rahal meets with the patient with a patient care manager, goes over post-op, etc. Dr. Rahal again meets with the patient the next day - and for each follow-up. Keep in mind above is a general breakdown. I'm thinking of doing a video of each step. Might be helpful and help with a lot of the miss information. Hope this helps.
  10. I agree, if it were true, which of course it's not @lovinitl9 There are no unhappy patients like you claim. We work hard to make sure our patients are happy and proud of our patient care team, plus the results we're able to achieve for our patients. We know each and everyone of our patients. If any had concerns, we would know about it. We thank you for your feedback, but again ask that you allow us to share your photos and communications. Your procedure was strip and not recent. We feel it's important you share all of the facts. If not, we understand and will respect your decision.
  11. Hi lovinitl9, We always appreciate feedback. But need to correct you on a few things. 1) We don't use needles. We only use custom blades. 2) Dr. Rahal does not perform multiple procedures at the same time. If two patients are scheduled, it's a larger session in the morning (2500+ grafts) - and smaller session (under 1000 grafts) in the afternoon. Even then, we have a dedicated FUE team for each procedure. Most technicians have been with us 20+ years. Dr. Rahal has over 25+ years experience. I assure you it's not a problem. 3) We have an entire department and 3 full-time staff dedicated to patient care. Ask any Rahal patient and they will confirm we take patient care very seriously. A search on this form for "patient care" will confirm. We are in contact with every patient (phone, email, txt) post-op - and each patient is assigned his/her own patient care manager. Bottomline, we would know if a patient is unhappy (and do everything in our power to correct it). I assure you, patients are happy. 4) Again, we are always appreciate feedback. Thank you. But we have a request. Would you allow us to discuss your case on the forums? Share photos, communications? We would appreciate it. If not, we certainly understand. But we do ask that you stick to the facts. If you're not sure about something, private PM us, ok. Also, we invite you to visit the clinic and watch a procedure. You can film the custom blades, Dr. Rahal performing manual FUE, including specialized implanters and 50X magnification we use for every procedure. Lunch is on me! I'll also private PM you now.
  12. Rahal FUT NW 3 33 year old patient came in to restore hairline and mid front of hairline. Dr Rahal, designed a hairline to fill in the recession and to add density to mid front. The treatment area was 42m. The transplanted density done at 59grafts/cm or at 123 hairs/cm. He now has more styling options with the new transplanted hair. Surgery Type: FUT Recipient Area Treated - 42cm Zones Treated - 1 to 4 Grafts Transplanted 2487 grafts Recipient Graft Density - 59 grafts/cm Recipient Hair Density - 123 hairs/cm Graft Breakdown: Single Hairs - 500 grafts Two Hairs - 1303 grafts Three Hairs - 672 grafts Four Hairs - 12 grafts Total Grafts 2487 grafts Total Hairs 5170 grafts Hairs per Graft 2.08 hairs/graft
  13. 36 year old patient came in to restore hairline and front. Dr Rahal, designed an age appropriate hairline and filled in the receding area. The density at 39 grafts/cm that can be increased if needed in future surgeries. Surgery Type: FUE Recipient Area Treated - 72cm Zones Treated - 1 to 3 Grafts Transplanted 2862 grafts Recipient Graft Density - 39 grafts/cm Recipient Hair Density - 84 hairs/cm Graft Breakdown: Single Hairs - 411 grafts Two Hairs - 1753 grafts Three Hairs - 661 grafts Four Hairs - 37 grafts Total Grafts 2862 grafts Total Hairs 6048 grafts Hairs per Graft 2.11 hairs/graft
  14. Rahal FUE NW4 40 year old patient came in to restore hairline and mid front Dr Rahal, designed a hairline to fill in the recession and to add density to mid front. Surgery Type: FUE Recipient Area Treated - 80cm Zones Treated - 1 to 5 Total Grafts - 5020 Graft Breakdown: Single Hairs - 994 grafts Two Hairs - 2086 grafts Three Hairs - 1745 grafts Four Hairs - 195 grafts
  15. Patient came in to restore hairline and mid front of hairline. Dr Rahal, designed a hairline to fill in the recession and to add density to mid front. The treatment area was 50 cm. The transplanted density done at 44 grafts/cm or at 80.5 hairs/cm. He now has more styling options with the new transplanted hair and will continue to improve, as these photos were taken at 14.5 months post-op. Surgery Type: FUE Recipient Area Treated - 50cm Zones Treated - 1 to 3 Total Grafts - 2201 Total Hairs - 4026 Recipient Graft Density - 44 grafts/cm Recipient Hair Density - 80.52 hairs/cm Graft Breakdown: Single Hairs - 636 grafts Two Hairs - 1311 grafts Three Hairs - 248 grafts Four Hairs - 6 grafts
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