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    Dr. William Lindsey
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    William H. Lindsey, MD
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    1479 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 100
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    Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)
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  1. For years I've told people that for MOST well nourished male patients....to address hairloss you can 1. Do nothing 2. Wear a wig 3. Use meds (rogaine or propecia or avadart) 4. Do surgery. And for years I've seen hundreds of people a year crying over the money that they have wasted on all kinds of nonsense. In particular I've seen gobs of men and women who have paid medium or large amounts of money to clinics, doctors, spas...to buy laser treatments which have done nothing for the patient except waste time and lower their bank account. An article in this months Derm Surg gives a pretty soft call on if lasers help...concluding with the word MIGHT in the summary. Having published 29 articles in peer reviewed journals, by and large...if something shows promise, the researcher uses a variation of the phrase : encouraging and warrents further evaluation RATHER than might. So before you spend more money on things that might or might not work...do your research and see if it is worth your hard earned money. It may well be working for some folks...I've just not yet seen one come in the office with any results they attribute to a laser. And if the doctor is trying to sell it to you, maybe ask about studies like this. The video discussion is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  2. Some of you guys will recall Ed. He's our guy from out of state who had had (I keep forgetting this as he was really really bald and had had already 2 transplants by a national company before he got to me) previous work. We did a good case on him and 3 or 4 months out he got hit by an airplane landing at St Barts. We've done a few videos on him, one has ****pit video as he knew the pilot that hit him. Anyhow, I guess he's the first guy to get hit and live, although it degloved his scalp and removed a fair amount of his transplant. We did another 2 little cases on him and patched this up. He came in a few weeks ago and we did a likely final small case...all of these after our first case have been small as he is at least a class 7 AND he'd had 2 little cases before our medium sized case.So as I've posted in a bunch of videos...REALLY bald guys with limited hair either should do nothing surgically, OR they should frame the face and then work back but not spread things around. Roughly 50% of prospective patients that I show results like this to say its horrible...if one can't cover everything why do anything? And the other 50% love it. We do no "selling" and leave it completely up to the patient as these are really quite tough problems.HOPEFULLY Ed will spin by DC in a year or so and do a final video.His most recent case is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_7p4NE5XAY And older videos are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpBPFPsmIW0&t=6s Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  3. In our latest ISHRS suggested video on black market hair restoration....we point out 3 common scams that could EASILY be prevented...if the patient would have just done a little research before handing over money to a sales consultant. With forums like this, and youtube...there really is no reason you can't see at least a handful of results by the doctor you are considering. If you don't see their work online...why? Is it because they don't post? Or they don't have results to post? Or they just bought a machine to do the surgery and they really haven't tried it out yet (we heard that one yesterday from a patient's mom....) So educate yourself and look at results and talk to a doctor, not a commissioned salesman...before you sign up. That is not a guarantee of success or happiness, but it is a great first few steps on the road. The video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7urg2y74xc Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  4. This guy is one of the tougher guys we've worked with. Not only is he a machine when it comes to tough guy stuff, but he's a pleasant fellow and he likes classic rock...so much in fact I lost a big bet to him during his first surgery. Results with short hair are really tests of the entire hair transplant team. The finer hair grafts can't be killed or damaged as there really is no "layering" buffer. AND the donor scar is a concern. Frankly he looks better in person and I'm a consistently inconsistent photographer...but he tells you his thoughts in the short interview. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  5. In our experience...virtually every single patient who had experiences like described in this video...who had their surgery in the US...the prospective patient rarely met the doctor who was going to do the surgery, never saw a result of a similar type of head that they had, and at best saw one or 2 professionally done advertisements...not patient interview videos or forum posts... While I have used this analogy and gotten grief from forum audiences before...I do think its valid. If you are buying a car...more than likely you look at several magazines and consumer oriented forums, and you actually go sit in the car and probably ask someone other than the salesman what kind of issues, good or bad, they've had with that car before you purchase. It's not hard, probably takes an hour or 2. Just do at least that amount of research before you let someone sell you a hair transplant! The video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6q04DIw3Xg Dr. Lindsey
  6. Here's a young guy we talk with about 10 months out from his frontal case. Although not completely grown in, he looks great and will only improve over the next 3 months. He keeps a short haircut and we show his scar up close. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  7. I've posted lots of younger guy's cases and a number of videos discussing how I think its key to avoid stupid decision making in hair restoration...especially younger guys who are "sold" a case that is not appropriate for them. Specifically, we encourage parents to come with the younger patients, always do a mature hairline...even if its not what all the young guy's young friends have...and we plan for future work down the road. Too many times a week I see a kid who has either a goofy low sparse hairline and is balding behind it and will never look natural, or a kid who really needed nothing yet...but had a surgery just to "prevent" balding.Do your research!This video is a 23 year old who is 6 months out. He looks to be growing at about the average pace...but it is still somewhat sparse. Guys recognize you will go through a period like this. And so that you can actually see what it looks like at 6 months with fine hair...watch our patient. Just this morning I saw a guy who was told by a doctor's salesperson...right in our area...that he'd be really growing well by his wedding in 5 months. I sadly said he should have started 7 months earlier but he should not do a case this close to his wedding. I suspect he's still going to proceed with the other doctor as they apparently sounded pretty convincing. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.The video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu6lE4BFOlg And he almost certainly will be in for a followup in 6 months.Dr. LindseyMcLean VA
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    Dr. Lindsey patient cleaning nuances

    o I realize that this may not apply to guys/girls getting work done elsewhere...always follow the instructions YOUR doctor gives you regarding how to take care of your hair tranplant. BUT, if you go back over the years of my posts, you'll see lots of discussion on cleaning. I always knew cleaning of scabs and debris was important, but somewhere around 2011 I had a great 3000 graft completely bald (preop) lawyer who allowed such thick crusts to form that by day 7, he had "autoextracted" essentially rows of grafts that looked like bald rivers.... We later did a 2nd planned case and addressed the "rivers" at the same time and have several videos showing his progress and results....I'm quite proud of his final result, now about 4 or 5 years out. That confirmed my theory that what happens is on one hand you have hair grafts being revascularized and getting anchored into the recipient scalp...which gets more attached daily... And on the other hand you can get all this thick scabby goo that once solidified...actually has greater tensile strength to other grafts than the grafts do to the scalp....so when a few start to get pulled, you autoextract a river of hair grafts. I've photodocumented this a few times and now have done lots of cleaning lectures and videos. NEVERTHELESS, it seems really rich guys, and doctors and lawyers...never want to clean like I want them to. And frequent readers of my blogs or visitors to my office know that we'll help you clean daily for no extra cost. WE JUST WANT IT TO WORK! So I was particularly enthused when this high powered lawyer, who refused to come for us to help him clean...did a great job. And he's related to one of my favorite professors in my residency. Take a look and if you are one of our patients....do this. Otherwise do what your own doctor says. The video is : Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  9. This guy walked in a few weeks ago and I'd completely forgotten he'd had work done at a big hair chain in the early 2000's. When you see his preop with us, you might wonder...like I did...did they do anything? Anyhow, he and I had both lost track of time. Instead of just 2 years out, he's nearly 6. And like a lot of guys he's his own worst critic. At some point I suspect we'll put a few more hairs where he's thinned but there is certainly no rush to do that. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  10. Here's a nice fellow who had a low yield strip case on the west coast. In addition to not getting much hair...he did get a noticable scar. I attempted to get him to let us cut out his scar and get some hair...but his boss, or wife, said just cut the scar out. We did this and got about 50% improvement...which, if you've seen my scar videos...is about what we average on scar excision and trichophytic closures. Sometimes we get 90% out and sometimes we don't get any improvement at all, but on average I get about 50% improvement. Since he has to wear a really tight hairstyle, he needed a bit more camouflage to that linear scar, so we did a few hundred FUE's. ALL that really does is keep the viewer's eyes from seeing a straight white line. He looks good, and is currently overseas so I hope to get 18 month followups in 2019. The video is : Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  11. Here's a younger guy that popped in 2 weeks ago, now 14 months out from frontal triangles and a little across the front. Wendy and I discuss his case, and our tips for younger patients. Any patient can use our conservative advice, but particularly younger guys, who may be panicking with the first hair falling out....we try to keep you from doing and impulse buy of a hair transplant. There is never a rush. Do your research, ask your family. AND don't pick a low goofy hairline that won't age well. LASTLY plan for the future. It may be worth waiting til hair loss is worse, or at least acknowledging that you'll need more surgery in the future. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  12. Here's an interesting guy who got a nice frontal "u" by us last winter. In addition to reviewing his case, Wendy tells you some of her thoughts on density of hair placement and factors that make transplants look more or less dense at the end of the case. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  13. Take a look at Geoffrey, now a year and a week out. Some of you guys may recall his 8 month video. As expected...he has some hair greed and despite having gobs of hair...he's thinking about another one. Hopefully I've discouraged that for a while as he looks fantastic. The video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwMeyuf2M_o Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
  14. This is a quick video showing a guy about 50 years old with very white skin, dark hair, fine hair who got 2700 up front with us 13 months ago. I was all set to do round 2 and finish that crown off...but he looks great. Actually way better than the video would show but due to his job...I was very restricted in his picture taking. In any case, this is pretty typical at 13 months to have a good small scar, shown in the video, and nice framing of the face depsite the color contrast mentioned above. The video is: Dr. Lindsey McLean VA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4gLNcHmMI
  15. Here we discuss a man who has had scalp surgery, not hair related, but who was left with 1/4 inch wide scars on each side. Options for repair include FUE into the scar or scar excision. In the video which is GRAPHIC...we discuss these and show a full scar excsion, trichophytic closure, and day 6 view after the sutures came out. Dr. Lindsey McLean VA The video is: