I had a great experience with Dr. Behnam. Not only was his staff friendly and knowledgeable, but walking into the office completely put me at ease. I was skeptical at first about what he could do for me, but after a consultation with Dr. Sean, I was well informed and impressed at the advances he’s made in African-American hair restoration. I would recommend his office to anyone looking to have a modern treatment with minimal to no scarring. The guy’s a life saver!!!!! Thank you!
Are hair transplants done successfully in women?
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Yes, below there are several examples of images of Before and After for women.
Dr. Behnam specializes in hair restoration for women.
The images above belong to a women who opted for 1, 823 hair grafts for a successful hair transplant. The picture to the left is before the procedure and the picture to the right is one year after the procedure.
The blue line on the left picture was drawn to indicate where the grafts were going to be placed.
How is hair transplantation different in women than men?
Hair transplantation is more demanding, interesting, artistic, and rewarding in women for women have more healthy hair in the balding areas than men do. Thus, the doctor doing the procedure has to be more careful to make sure that the healthy grafts are artistically blended with new ones and are not damaged. This is one of the most important reasons that Dr. Behnam dedicates himself to only one procedure a day. He is meticulous and makes sure every site is created to perfection. The result is an artistic transformation bordering on perfection.
Does Dr. Behnam have video testimony from a woman who has had a hair transplant done?
Yes, below is an example of video testimonial.
What is shock loss and why it is more common in women?
Shock loss is temporary shedding of one’s own natural hair due to pressure or impact of new hair being placed next to it. This is more common in women. However in our practice, we rarely see this. Why? Because Dr. Behnam believes shock loss can be eliminated by dedicating more time and attention to each graft placements. In fact, in our practice it is less than 1%. He takes his time and creates the sites very carefully, thus reducing shock loss. Other things that reduce shock loss is use of Rogaine after hair transplantation.
Why do women lose hair?
Just like men, hair loss is genetics. There are also some medical conditions that can induce hair loss such as hypothyroidism and blood loss being the most common causes of the medical hair loss among women. Dr. Behnam does a full examination including lab work to make sure there are no treatable etiologies that is causing a woman’s hair loss.
What diagnostic tests does Dr. Behnam perform to find the cause of hair loss in women?
During the consultation, Dr. Behnam performs a microscopic hair analysis to evaluate the skin as well as the shaft around the hair. This provides a vital information as to what is causing the hair loss, either genetics and other causes. He also performs other tests such as the “pull test,” which is indicative of a condition called Telogen effluvium. He also conducts a lab test including blood count, thyroid hormone level, and ferritin count to make sure that these lab values are okay. Based on one’s medical condition, he then recommends the best treatment option.
What makes the woman a good candidate for hair restoration?
A woman who has a full healthy donor area in the back of the scalp is a good candidate. The donor area are the hairs located on the back of the neck. 95% of the time, these hairs are not receptive to hair loss. As such, they are thick and have no thinning (the right picture below). But, before any hair restoration, Dr. Behnam uses a a video microscope to make sure they are not thinning out. If they are not thinning, then you are a good candidate. If they are thinned (the left picture) then you are not a great candidate for hair restoration. He then recommends other treatment options.
Are African-American women good transplant candidates?
Yes. However, a curly hair needs special skills and attention. It is also important that the doctor be experienced in doing African-American hair transplants. Dr. Behnam performs a lot of hair restoration on African-American women. Due to the curly hair, the entire surgical staff must be very well trained. In our practice, our surgical technicians have a collective 30 years experience.
How is recovery different for women than men?
Because most women have a lot more hair than balding men, they have an easier time during recovery. They can cover the areas of transplantation pretty well. In our practice, Dr. Behnam has fine tuned the process such that the hair transplant patients get very minimal to no bruising, scabbing, or swelling after the procedure.
Why choose Dr. Behnam?
- Dr. Behnam does one of the most free comprehensive hair transplant examinations to accurately calculate the number of hair grafts a patient needs (for accurate costing) and you will always meet with Dr. Behnam 1 on 1
- You will not get an estimate for number of grafts; you will get an accurate number based on proven method for full density. Please see Consultation page.
- Either you are a good candidate for hair transplant or not, you will hear his honest opinion; this all depends on the quality of hair on the back of scalp
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be used to transplant hairs from other areas such as chest, arms, or legs in case back of scalp is not a good candidate
- Dr. Behnam dedicates more than 8 hours to each procedure with the goal to provide you great surgical care.
- We take care of you before, during and after your procedure
- Dr. Behnam has been named the top 10 doctors by Newsweek magazine and awarded the Compassionate Doctor’s Award and Patient’s Choice Award
- We stand behind our work and we guarantee that the hair transplant looks natural
- All of Dr. Behnam’s follow up visits are complimentary
- Guarantee hair transplant growth in 3 months and will grow 1 inch every 3 months. By the 10 to 12 months, you will see about 2 to 3 inches of hair growth
- No hidden fees. We present you with all the cost at the consultation. We do not overcharge or have any surprise charges on the day of the procedure
|Insider Pages Reviews for Sean Behnam MD
I have been been losing my hair for many years now. I have been looking to do transplants for a while. Didnt know who to trust. I checked out a lot of hair transplant sites and it seems that doctors have to pay to be part of them… I went to various docs, but didnt feel the connection. I Saw Dr Behnam on Fox 11. I was impressed by his work. Im still contemplating soing surgery, but so far i’ve met with dr sean 3 times and it has been going better than expected. He listons to my concerns and every session we have spent about 45 minuted talking about my hair transplant. So far, I think I will go with him…He is more expensive than the average. but quality is more important to me. He gives his direct cell phone to me after the procedure and that make me feel comfortable. So far after 3 meeting with him, he is a 5 star….
June 23, 2011
At first I was scared and somewhat sceptical of the procedure, but once I went through the process I was surprised and happy that it didn’t leave any marks on my scalp. I feel very happy and satisfied with the doctor and with his team or surgeons. It is very satisfying to see how the result have changed my life and helped me have very high hopes. I am living happier with my life and next to my wife. I would recommend this to anyone who feels insecure or who needs a little bit of a push to go ahead and get this procedure done. It is very professional and with magnificent results. It will bring you happiness and to those around you who walk next to you in life, and this is why I took the chance to say thank you to the doctor for changing my life. In the mean time you should see my photos and the way I have been improving day by day. If you guys have any questions you can email me. I just want to tell you my life now has taken another path with a brighter horizon.
May 28, 2011
had previous hair transplant by another doc. But had poor result. Came to Dr shawn behnam for 2nd opinion. He did my 2nd procedure. A bit more expensive, but got twice as much hair that the last doctor did. I was inhis office from 7am-6pm. Last time, it only took 2-3 hours. I jyst had my 7 month folowup with dr benham and the results are great. Im very happy. More expensive than other places, but the quality is much better, better results.
May 22, 2011
I am delighted to write a review for Dr Sean Behnam. Very professional. I had a great experience. I had a hair transplant by a doctor in Oregon 4 years ago. it turned out to be OK, i got 1,200 grafts. I came to see Dr Sean 2 year ago because the transplanted hairs were not dense. He said he would get over 2,000 grafts. he showed me a special scalp excercise and he got over 2400 grafts. It now looks great. He was not pushy and disnt rush me into the procedure. I had to do my scalp excercice for 4 weeks before he scheduled me for the procedure. Im glad i found someone who cares more about patients than just $.
May 22, 2011
★★★★★I am delighted wih my hair restoration
After seeing an advertisment in L A Times, I went to Dr. Behnam clinic for Hair Restoration out of curiosity. I am a senior citizen and did not make any sense for me to do hair restoration. But, after talking to Dr. Behnam I was so impressed that I decided to go for it. Now I am happy that I did it. I will highly recommend Dr. Behnam, who is a true professional and highly skilled in his profession, to any one who is thinking about hair restoration.
April 25, 2011
the day was long but the doctor and staff were tereffic. I can’t wait to go outside in the sun and not put a lot of lotion on my scalp. Thanks guys , you were wonderful. N.S.
April 22, 2011
Dr. Sean Behnam is a very caring and sincere hair transplant specialist who has done my hair restoration surgery. I’m very happy and pretty satisfied for the results of the procedure. Dr. Ben Behnam who Dr. Sean Behnam’s brother is very accommodating and professional just like Dr. Sean Behnam. They both do a terrific job in helping keep their patients young looking and optimistic. The staff are very courteous, complian, thoughtfult and cooperative that they make me feel welcome everytime I come for laser therapy too. I would recommend Dr. Sean Behnam for hair restoration and Dr. Ben Behnam for dermatology needs and issues. I so impressed, contented and convinced that I would like to come back for more treatment and hair restoration surgery with Dr. Sean Behnam that I highly recommmend him to both men and women who needs hair restoration or hair transplantation.
April 22, 2011
Dr Behnam performed the hair transplant procedure on me, I was so impressed by his knowledge,experia\ence,precission and down to earth personality.during the procedure. The procedure was almost painless.The next day ,I felt no pain what so ever…….I highly recommend to any one who is intrested
April 22, 2011
I have just completed my hair transplant procedure. I am very pleases with the excellent care received by Dr. Behnam and his staff. Iam looking forward to the hair growth Iam sure will result. Dr. Behnam takes all the time you need to understand the procedure.His patients leave with his personal cell number which enables you to reach at any time
April 21, 2011
★★★★★Dr. Sean Behnam “The Best of the Best”
Doctor Alan B.
As a professional, I am very cautious about who I use for any medical procedure. I was lucky enough to be recommended to Dr. Sean Behnam M.D. He is truly a Master in the Hair Restoration field. Everyting about Dr. Behnams procedures are “State of the art”. His staff of caring, professionals are the best you will find. I had the procedure done very recently and am extremely satisfied.
My transplant procedure was all done on the same day and every thing went perfectly. The entire process was carried out with pin point accuracy. And the best part was that there was Minimal Disconfort. Dr. Sean Behnam is truly “The Best of the Best”
I am a very tough critic and I Recommend him at the highest level.
April 21, 2011
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|Chris G Kreuz reviewed 4 months ago|
|My name is Chris Kreuz and heard Dr Behnam hair Restoration procedure and have always wanted to get this procedure. Since i met Dr. Behnam he made me feel very comfortable in my consultation and I decided to get the procedure done this week . I could not believe their was no pain to the procedure and his staff and every part of the experience was above my expectations . I have probable only done a review twice before so for me to right a review. I highly recommend the procedure don’t put it off and only go to Dr. Behnam you will feel well taken care of it. Chris Kreuz President West Coast Media Group, LLC|
|A Google User reviewed 7 months ago|
|I had a great experience with Dr. Behnam. Not only was hos staff friendly and knowledgeable, but walking into the office completely put me at ease. I was skeptical at first about what he could do for me, but after a consultation with Dr. Sean, I was well informed and impressed at the advances he’s made in African-American restoration. I would recommend his office to anyone looking to have a modern treatment with minimal to no scarring. The guy’s a life saver!!!!! Thank you!|
|A Google User reviewed 7 months ago|
|I had a hair transplant done by Dr Sean in 2010. I never write a review. I am very please. I was completely bald. I had a hair transplant in 2007 by another doctor, but it didnt take so well. I was very skeptical. I was left with big plugs in the front of the scalp. Then, I was referred to Dr Behnam by a friend of mine. I went to see him. I was surprised that he spent 2 hours planning, desining. I was convinced that this is the doctor to fix up my previous blunder. So in Jan 2010, I had a hair transplant. The day went very well, almost painless. The difference was amazing from the begining. It has now been 1 year 3 months, the hair has grown out. Dr Shawn Benham has fixed the plugs. The hair translplant looks very natural. I can go out again. I have regained my social life. The doctor makes such a huge difference. I have already reccommended Dr Behnam to a lot of my friends and consistently have the same results. Highly recommended.|
|A Google User reviewed 8 months ago|
|Overall Very good|
|Dr. Behnam and Staff are Great, and they make you feel very comfortable, This was my first experience with hair lost and the whole nervousness, and Dr Behnam made me feel more at eases and took his time going over all of my Questions they are first class Honest good people, i would recommend them to anyone looking for a great Hair Transplant or dermatologist, I just had my Transplant and i feel great and at ease i went to a few well know groups and was asked for more money and less work, Dr. Behnam’s office is First class in my book and to be in California with Honorableness and real concern is Rare ..|
|A Google User reviewed 10 months ago|
It was awesome working with Dr. Behram. He was very thorough and explained every detail of the procedure. He took me step by step through what I should expect, and was beyond accurate. Dr. Behram and his staff are friendly and make the whole experience very comforting.
Liked: Service, Value
|A Google User reviewed 11 months ago|
|I never really considered myself a transplant candidate before now. Anyway, had my procedure with Dr. Behnam yesterday and everything went well. No pain whatsoever and his staff and technicians were professional and courteous, answering all my questions while working efficiently. My only disappointment was my graft count, which was less than expected (due to low density in donor area). After the procedure was completed the doctor explained the lower than expected graft count and even refunded part of the cost back to me. Oh well, I would have preferred the grafts instead, but he could only work with what he had. I would highly recommend Dr. B to anyone considering this type of procedure.|
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