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Can Wasabi Restore Your Hair?

Wasabi with Hair Growth

Over the years, there have been many wild and wacky hair loss solutions promoted to the public as a way to restore hair on the scalp. One Japanese company is now promoting a hair loss cure that definitely falls under the “wild and wacky” category. Kinin, a Japanese wasabi company, is claiming that the chemicals in wasabi can help stimulate hair growth up to three times faster than traditional medical solutions such as minoxidil (Rogaine). The scientific minds at Kinin say that isosaponarin, a natural chemical found in wasabi plant leaves, helps to stimulate hair growth. They also say that […]

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Sugar Bear Hair – True or False?

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamin

Have you heard of the vitamin that is shaped like one you would give a child and is said to promote hair growth? Sugar Bear Hair is a vitamin that, according to their website, “has been shown to promote faster hair growth, increased hair shine and reduce hair breakage.” The vitamin is designed to be taken daily and has 15 vitamins and active ingredients including (but not limited to): Vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6 and B-12 Folic Acid Iodine Zinc Choline The daily vitamin is also made with real berries, coconut oil and sugar. Basically, Sugar Bear Hair is […]

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The Hair Transplant Process As Told By a Real Patient

After Hair Transplant Testimonial

It is easy for me to describe the hair transplant process after years of performing this life changing procedure on patients. I have seen the positive changes it can make in the life of a person. Right now, I’d like to introduce one of my actual patients and let him tell you his story. Meet Erez Erez was single when he first started to notice his hair loss. Like many people in his situation, he didn’t know what to do in order to combat his thinning hair. After researching his options, Erez decided to make a positive change in his […]

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Advantages of Using Celebrity FUE

One of the main reasons patients don’t undergo Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is because they don’t want to have a shaved donor area. A smaller shaved donor area is possible with a strip procedure but this method results in a linear scar. In cases where patients don’t want a large area of their scalp shaved, their next best option is non-shaven FUE. What is Celebrity FUE? I introduced the term, as well as the procedure, “Celebrity FUE” due to the many requests from multiple celebrity patients. These celebrities could not afford the time, or the publicity, that results from shaving […]

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Does a Hair Transplant Affect The Perception of Patients by Others?

Male with perfect hairline and hair

According to a study published last year in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, men who had a hair transplant were perceived as being more approachable and successful as well as appearing to be more attractive and youthful. The study was conducted to determine if a hair transplant has a clear impact on the perceptions of others when it comes to looking youthful, enjoying social success and being attractive. How the Study Was Conducted A controlled study was performed from November 10th to December 6th of 2015 utilizing surveys (conducted on the Internet) of 122 people viewing photos of men and their […]

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Can You Trust the Results of Regrowz?

Regrow Hair Loss product study on results

Can You Trust The Results? This is an example for many hair loss products that come to market and present themselves as the ultimate solution for baldness. We get questions about these products and their actual values from our patients on a regular basis.   A private research company, Princeton Consumer Research (PCR), conducted a study last year to test the effectiveness of Regrowz, a hair care product that bills itself as a solution for hair loss. The makers of the product claim the patients that used Regrowz have a 100% success rate in growing hair. They even offer a […]

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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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