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Sharing Information About Hair Transplantation Around the World

I recently had the honor of being one of a select group of medical professionals to travel to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS). The meeting, held in beautiful Bangkok from March 31st-April 2nd, was my second opportunity to take part in this global event. The meeting included many presentations and lectures relating to hair restoration techniques as well as research and development of new hair transplantation methods. There were also discussions about the practical aspects of hair transplantation. I was fortunate enough to be invited to give two lectures during the meeting […]

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Gene Associated With Grey Hair Is Identified

A study led by researchers at University College London has identified the first gene associated with the hair turning grey. In a study published in Nature Communications, a research team examined a group of over 6000 people across Latin America. The study group consisted of people of various ancestral backgrounds in an attempt to identify new genes related to such factors as greying, the color of the hair, the curly or straight shape of the hair and its density. A First Time Discovery According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Kaustubh Adhikari, UCL Cell & Developmental Biology, “We […]

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Dr. Mohebi Receives Prestigious “RealSelf 500” Award

Realself 500 Award

Dr. Mohebi is proud to announce that he is one of only 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award for 2016. This prestigious award honors the top influencers on RealSelf which is a website that provides information about elective cosmetic procedures to prospective patients and also connects doctors and patients in real time conversations. The RealSelf 500 Award recognizes doctors who showed a commitment to patient education by sharing their expertise with RealSelf community members searching for medical information as well as the right doctor to help them achieve their desired results. According to Dr. Mohebi, “It is […]

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Complimentary Consultation by Dr. Mohebi at Spring Open House

It’s your opportunity to have a Complimentary Mini Consultation appointment with Dr. Mohebi at our Spring Open House on April 22nd from 3pm-5pm. What Is A Complimentary Consultation? A complimentary consultation is a shorter version of our standard consultation appointment. You will meet with Dr. Mohebi so he can examine your hairline while learning more about the type of results you hope to get from a hair restoration procedure. Due to time limitations during the Open House, we only have 6 complimentary consultation time slots available. Our normal consultation fee is $150 but your complimentary consultation is free!  You will also […]

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Do Some Hair Loss Drugs Increase Suicide Risks?

Suicide Risk Due to Hair Loss Medication - True or False

A recent study shows that drugs used to treat male pattern baldness, as well as an enlarged prostate, might increase the chances of depression and self-harm on the part of patients. However, the drugs that were part of the study do not increase the risks of suicide. The study, conducted by a research team led by Dr. Blayne Welk of Western University in Ontario, focused on 5a-reductase inhibitors. This class of medications includes drugs used to combat male pattern baldness, such as Propecia and Proscar, which are also used to treat the medical condition known as an enlarged prostate gland. […]

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Can Cooling Devices Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss?

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

One of the most common side effects from chemotherapy is the loss of hair by patients. However, recent evidence shows that cooling devices might be able to prevent hair loss due to the chemotherapy process. According to two studies recently discussed in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), two scalp cooling devices were shown to prevent alopecia induced by chemotherapy in women suffering from breast cancer. The first study focused on 180 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer in the first or second stages. The women in the study were randomly assigned to have no cooling treatment at all […]

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Four Questions to Ask Before a Hair Transplant

The decision to undergo a hair transplant is a personal one that should not be entered into lightly. There are a number of questions you should take the time to ask yourself before having the procedure. Here are four questions all patients should ask when considering a hair transplant: Where should I look for more information? The steps involved in having a hair transplant should be completely understood in advance. Doing proper research on the Internet is a good first step in making you a better educated patient. It still doesn’t take the place of consulting with a doctor who […]

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Can Science Predict Male Hair Loss Patterns?

Male Hair Loss Pattern

A group of researchers at the University of Edinburgh have come to the conclusion that the genetic process of hair loss involves 287 genes. Furthermore, they also say they have come up with a formula that predicts the risk a man runs of losing his hair. Even with this formula, the team says it is still too soon to predict whether or not a blood test can show if, and when, hair loss will begin for a man. According to an article published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal, PLOS Genetics, the results of the study might be able to help […]

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