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  1. This patient has had great results so far using Minoxidil 5% (2x day) and Laser Therapy. Before: After: Before: After:
  2. This patient had 3000 grafts FUE and has had great results at 4 months with the help of Finasteride, Monoxidil, P.R.P., and laser treatments. Before- After- Before- After- Before- After- Before- After-
  3. 3000 graft FUE-This patient has had an amazing result at 4 months with the help of Finasteride, monoxidil, P.R.P., and laser treatments. Before After Before After Before After
  4. Hi Kiwi Guy, Yes, attaching a photo of his donor post-procedure. Thank you!
  5. Hey guys, I felt compelled to share my results. This is 5 months of Finasteride (1mg a day without missing a day) I have had no side effects and have used no other therapy, just Finasteride. At Arocha Hair Restoration we strive to help all those with hair loss find a solution whether it be surgery or a medical regiment. This is Blake, I am one of Dr. Arocha's patient educators, at 27, bummed about my hair thinning. It has been gradually getting thinner over the past 3 years. Most people did not notice, but I noticed and it bothered me. I will add more therapies and keep you posted but I wanted to share my results which I and Dr. Arocha think are pretty good. Dr. Arocha recommended Finasteride before having a procedure to hopefully avoid a procedure. Before: After: Before: After: Before: After: Before: After: Before: After:
  6. This patient has had great results with the help of Finesteride. Only 5 months post-op. Before: After: Before: After: Before: Before: Before: After: Before: After:
  7. As always, we appreciate everyone's comments and opinions. This case represents one that is fairly common for Dr. Arocha and our clinic to deal with, which specifically involves patients that require a more subtle improvement that is not so visible as what many of you are used to. When patients have a degree of thinning that forces them to use hairstyles they normally would not want to use, or they just feel and see that the density is not what it used to be, it can be quite a source of anxiety. If you look at this image previous posted more closely, you can see the thinning behind the frontal hairline: Dr. Arocha and his team placed approximately 2000 grafts into the frontal hairline, and several centimeters into his frontal zone, to add density. Here are the immediate post photos. The hairline from this angle also shows placement well into the frontal zone. The remaining 1000 grafts, give or take, were placed into the crown region for additional density as well. I hope this clarifies the issue and better explains the approach.
  8. https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/profile/288-takingtheplunge/ We at ArochaHairRestoration miss you, and wish you all the best now and always! Hope Michael is far away or not existent to you!!
  9. Greetings Hair Transplant Network community, I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to support our patient. Hair restoration surgery has always been a team sport. The amount of work involved is too great for one person to do it all. There is an ideal amount of time that tissue should be out of body, not to mention that it is best for the patient to have the work completed as efficiently as possible. There are four full time hair techs in my office. Their main task is to trim tissue under microscopes, and to place the grafts. Not one of them has ever “punched” donor tissue in an fue procedure. Harvesting donor tissue in an fue surgery is performed only by a licensed certified practitioner. I personally stand 100% behind the work performed at Arocha Hair Restoration. Due to HIPPA stipulations, I cannot discuss any patient’s medical information, without their permission nor can I confirm or deny that a patient is mine without said permission. I will say however that while obtaining this permission is usually not difficult, there are very rare instances when such permission is requested but is subsequently denied. One can only speculate as to why. Therefore, I can only speak to how our procedures are carried out, generally speaking. My approach is to create a natural hairline that maximizes the framing of the face, while following short and long-term guidelines based on the individuals condition, donor/demand ratio, and hair characteristics. Of course, the transition zone is build with one hair grafts, ideally with finer caliber in the forefront of the hairline; and larger caliber as we progress toward the define zone. A patient with coarse hair is challenging, as even a one hair will appear bold. This issue is only exacerbated further when the coarse hair is black and on fair skin. However, using only nape of the neck and retro-auricular follicles will usually yield finer caliber hairs. A two hair graft placed in the forefront of the transition zone can be softened by using a tiny punch to remove one of the hairs, or by working in front with the finer one hair grafts available. Touch-ups are sometimes needed; when they are, it is prudent to allow enough time for the transplant to grow out. It commonly takes 12-18 months for not only all of the grafts to emerge but for the fullness, the texture and overall characteristics of the hair transplant to fully mature. Thank you all, and have a good weekend!
  10. Thank you for the kind words and consideration of Arocha Hair Restoration! Thought that this link to Dr Arocha's Utube channel might shed some light on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLeggs1nWt_pdsqQTrFe6w/feed
  11. Having a consultation with the doctor is one of the most important aspects of the research process. While it is not absolutely a must, it does add a dimension to the decision making process not found in online only consultations. I know of many cases where a patient came to the clinic and the photos provided during previous online consultations did not show the details that only can be revealed in person. Donor density can be a tricky thing to judge through photos or even via Skype. Always see the doctor in person first if at all possible.
  12. Any ATM in Europe where you can use your CC to withdraw cash. Typically the exchange rate will be the best without having to jump through hoops.
  13. Hi Hassler, I like the "biscuit tin" reference:) Your point is well taken. This is the difference between clinics that work to educate their patients versus those that are seeking undeserved glory and recognition. Had we been a new clinic without a history to back up our responsible approach for our patients, then there would be good reason for concern, but this is a unicorn case in that very few other patients would be able to achieve this type of result. As I stated before, the patient isn't that young, he's in his late 30's, and combined with his minimal existing loss and his strong family history of minimal long term loss, the approach made sense, and more importantly it worked. We see no reason for this to be a long term problem. JeanLDD, Thank you for your comment. You are correct regarding the racial characteristics, or rather, the genetic proponent. He is of Hispanic background where this type of hairline is more commonly found on adult males.
  14. Hi Thomas, We offer tricopigmentation as originally developed by Beauty Medical and Milena Lardi in Milan, Italy. We are fully trained in her techniques which are considered to be among the best in the industry. In fact, her technique is being used by more hair transplant clinics worldwide than any other technique. In order to learn more, please contact our clinic. 1.888.723.4247
  15. Is that so? We appreciate the concern, but Dr. Arocha went over the patient's family history in detail in addition to a full examination of his hair. Given the amount of density and the lack of miniaturization found during the initial consultation, Dr. Arocha felt strongly that the odds of aggressive future loss was very minimal. Will the patient need more work in the future? Maybe, but he has more than enough donor supply to meet the expected minimal future loss. Also, the patient is in his late thirties so while he is young, he's not that young.
  16. Thanks for your comment, Gasthoerer. You have to realize that the hairline design was already set by the patient's genetics. Dr. Arocha addressed the thinning of the hairline and the front few centimeters with the density improvement you see. Thanks again for your comment.
  17. You should go with the clinic that you feel most comfortable with, just as long as the doctor you want to have is the doctor you get. Regarding a second FUT, you've had one so most patients will opt for another and continue until they are stripped out before they switch to FUE but this sometimes gets cut short if a donor scar isn't as good as the previous one so while the laxity may still be good for more surgery a wider donor scar can turn FUT patients into future FUE patients. No one can or should guarantee the width of any donor scar from FUT so you need to find a surgeon, if you opt for FUT, that has demonstrated a level of consistency that shows they know what they're doing.
  18. Shale1, Dr. Arocha's surgical office is in Houston but in case you are not in Houston yourself we offer local consultations with Dr. Arocha in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas as well. Of course there is the online option to consider via our online consultation form. If you have any questions or wish to set up a consultation please contact us at 1-888-723-4247.
  19. This patient was experiencing thinning in and behind his hairline and want to reinforce the density and shape. After consulting extensively regarding his family history and his medical intervention Dr. Arocha agreed to perform a 1500 graft FUE procedure. In this video you'll see the hairline, the density achieved, the pristine donor zone one year post as well as the patient's comments regarding his procedure and his experience overall.