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Hair Loss and Emotional Distress

Q: Hiya Doc, I’ve read in a book on hair loss that mentioned, in certain circumstances, hair loss can be caused by emotional or mental stress. I’ve started to lose a bit of hair, but I’m really hoping it’s only temporary, as I don’t think I have genetic hair loss because my two older brothers seem to be doing OK. How common is it for hair loss to be caused by emotional distress? Thanks, A: Many hair loss patients who come to me for their initial hair loss evaluation associate the beginning of their hair loss to some stressful event […]

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Ten Days after Eyebrow Hair Transplant

I saw a patient who had an eyebrow transplant 10 days ago.  I thought it would be useful for our readers to get an idea of how a transplanted hair ought to appear about 10 days after an eyebrow hair transplantation. For transplanting to the brow areas, scalp hair is being used. In this particular case, we have used around 600 grafts for both eyebrows (300 for each eyebrow). After the hair transplant, transplanted hair shafts generally stay in place or may even grow for two weeks, but they almost always fall after the second week. It may take about […]

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Complications After Hair Transplant

Q: Thanks Dr. Mohebi, Your input is much appreciated.  The shock loss you had mentioned has been my concern, as a few of my frontal hair seem lighter than before.  You had mentioned that the shock loss might be visible for a few weeks to months – will it be the case that after that shock loss stage, the hair will likely return back to original form? There’s a very important question that i would like to ask you, and was thinking the it would be great for the blog to have.  Basically, when you saw my before and after […]

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Redness of Skin After Hair Transplant

Q: Dear Dr. Mohebi, I had the hair transplant done about 5 weeks ago.  I’m very concern with the recent hair transplant.  First of all, I thought the look of my hair was fine already.  However, I did notice there are some thinning parts and it would be good to thicken the middle a bit. I look like a mess!  My cousin saw me and she noticed that I looked different and was wondering if I had a hair transplant done.  Ahhh!  I didn’t want it to be noticeable.  If I look at myself now, I can’t help but notice […]

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Stop the Cosmetic Tax. Stop the Insanity.

Previously, we posted an article in our hair restoration blog: Tax on Cosmetic Procedures. For our readers, the good news  is that there were many people who supported us in our rally against the cosmetic tax proposal. Even more good news: the current cosmetic tax proposal has been dropped (hooray!). It was the same proposal that was part of the massive health care reform bill presently being considered on the Senate floor. But let’s keep in mind that it is quite possible the “Bo-tax” could be tacked back on before the bill’s final passage. I say the five percent tax […]

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Shock Loss After Hair Transplant

Dear Dr. Mohebi, First of all, thanks for this great blogging avenue.  I am very thankful that this website is around. I’m a bit concern w/ my recent hair transplant.  i’m only 27 years old, and had decided to have a 2nd hair transplant done one month ago.   i was mainly just thinning in my front side, and was convinced by my hair surgeon that i should get a 2nd hair procedure done to add thickness in the thinning front side. Please note that the sides of my front have been pretty thick already, but i did have a few […]

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Hair Loss On Donor Area After Hair Transplant

Q: It’s a little over 3 weeks after my hair transplant now and I’ve noticed there’s a 1inch in diameter bald spot roughly two inches to the left of my right ear (when viewed from the right side).  Though I had been keeping that area clean as instructed for the last 3 weeks, it hasn’t filled in, just appears to be the same size.  I’m pretty sure it’s not getting bigger.  It’s sensitive to temperature, too, like skin on the inside of the wrist. The last scab fell off today while washing, but it was nearly as big as the […]

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Treatment for Nail Changes in Alopecia Areata

Q: Hello, Have been diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis, not a problem from a cosmetic point of view as I’m over 65, comfortable with myself as a person, and have a positive outlook on life and a strong faith.  The only thing that is bugging me is my finger and toenails.  The pitting and destruction of the nail bed is a problem.  Wondered what the best thing I can do at this point.  I have had the nails covered with an acrylic at a nail studio and for the most part, this seems to work until they get long and snap […]

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