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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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When Is a Good Time to Do a Repeat Hair Transplant Surgery?

Q: Dr. Mohebi, my next follow up appointment with you for 10 months follow up is scheduled in early January. I am very pleased with the results of my hair transplant, at the front, but, as we had thought, we may need to do some more at the back. When is a good time to do a repeat hair restoration surgery after the first one? With all best wishes, A: If you need more density on the crown, you can consider another hair transplant surgery for that area anytime after 6 months from your first hair transplant. The reason you […]

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Exercise After a Hair Restoration Surgery

Q: Hey there, doc, It’s been about three weeks since my second hair transplant in Los Angeles. As of this moment, when I bend my neck, there’s a tightness and tension on the back of my head (donor area). Can you tell me if this tightness will ever go away and be back to the way it was before my operation? I really want to be back in the gym doing my jump ropes and abs. A: I’d say to give it about three weeks and begin more gentle activities such as jogging, brisk walking, bike riding, or push-ups. As […]

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Peoples’ Perception of Hair Loss Sufferers

One time, a friend told me he was at a diversity conference and there was a man who came up to the podium to speak. He asked the audience, “what is the first thing you notice about me?” Someone yelled out, “BALDIE!” And subsequent laughter ensued (being an African American, it turned out he was hoping someone would say, “you’re black”). Although the remark was taken as a joke, it’s unfortunate many people in our society notice physical appearances before anything else. There’s no shame whatsoever in losing one’s hair. The reality is that it’s not that person’s fault. It’s […]

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Tax on Cosmetic Procedures

Recently, the Senate proposed a health legislation which includes a 5% tax on cosmetic procedures. The cosmetic surgeries include hair restoration procedures and many other surgeries for men and women. The potential 5% tax on cosmetic surgeries is a no-win situation for American citizens and potential hair transplant patients. By levying a tax on cosmetic procedures throughout the United States, it may further cripple our stumbling economy and reduce the much-needed funding states receive from cosmetic surgeons in order to build, for example, a high-speed train in California, create more innovative after-school programs for teenagers, poverty intervention programs for inner-city […]

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Alopecia Treatment

Q: Dear Dr. Mohebi, Thank you for taking the time to see me on Saturday! Your correspondence providing a summary of our discussion was very comprehensive and is much appreciated! Since our meeting on Saturday, I have done some research and would like to trouble you with a few more questions: 1) Is Alopecia the correct term to describe my hair loss pattern? 2) Would you consider cortizon shot treatment for me? 3) Would you consider laser therapy? 4) If I were to use monoxidil, does it have to be 2% or a higher percentage would yield more and faster […]

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