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Vitamins and Hair Loss

Q: Hi Doctor, My mother is obsessed with my hair loss and gives me a whole bunch of vitamins and mineral tablets everyday to help regrow my hair. Do you think they work? Or should I stop them. A: Although lack of certain vitamins and minerals could cause hair loss in their sever form, living in north America and having a normal and balanced diet; it is unlikely that you are suffering from vitamin or mineral deficiency. On the contrary, if you look at your family pattern of hair loss, you probably can find other male members of the family […]

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Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – Advantages or disadvantages My patients always ask about advantages and disadvantages of Follicular Unit Extraction so I thought this topic makes a good post for the blog. Before going over these points I have to say, although we at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration offer the most advanced techniques of FUE nationwide, most of our patients are still being transplanted by strip technique and I don’t recommend FUE to everyone and select my FUE patients very meticulously. Here are the main reasons why we do recommend FUE to some people and not to everyone. Advantages FUE does not […]

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Hair Loss Treatment with Dutasteride

Q: Hi Doctor, Some doctors prescribe Dutasteride (Avodart) for hair loss prevention. I know you do not recommend Dutasteride for hair loss for obvious reasons, but based on available research findings on this medication, what do you think are the most likely possible side effects from using Dutasteride if worse come to worse. Would it be like multitude of finasteride side effects? Again, I know your view of non-FDA approved drugs. A: Dutasteride (Avodart) is one of the selective inhibitors of the type I and II of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts the male hormone testosterone to 5-alpha-dihydroxytestosterone […]

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Propecia and Young Men

Dear Dr. Mohebi, I was doing a quick research on the hair loss solution, that I came across your weblog. I wanted to ask you regarding my hair loss problem. I am 28, with history of hair loss in male members of my family. My hair loss started more than 10 years ago, and I started using Minoxidil (first 2% and then 5%). At the time, I was told that Minoxidil will just postpone the total hair loss. Well, I never went bald that much. About four years ago, I started taking Finasteride 1mg, and I think it worked out […]

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Tretinoin and Minoxidil Combination for Treatment of Hair Loss

Q: How are you doing? All I have to say is TGIF. I was doing a little bit research on hair loss, and I stumbled over retinoic acid. I read about it and have a basic understanding. Have you heard any claims that it could possible revive hair loss? Have a great weekend! A: This is a good question. There are several claims on therapeutic effect of all-trans-retinoic acid (tretinoin) alone and in combination with 0.5% minoxidil for hair loss based on limited studies. In one study the combination of tretinoin and minoxidil was used for 56 patients who had […]

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Los Angeles Hair Transplant surgeon: How to pick one?

Searching for the best Los Angeles hair transplant surgeon may not be an easy task, but Los Angeles has always been a referral center for most cosmetic surgeries, even though hair transplant surgery is one of the newer branches of cosmetic surgery.You can find a wide variety in style and levels of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills hair transplant surgeons.Some of the most updated hair transplant surgeons practice in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, but you can also see lousy surgeries done by some hair transplant surgeons.Overall, hair restoration surgery like any other cosmetic surgery is a buyer’s beware […]

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Murad Shampoo for Hair Loss

Q: Dear Dr. Mohebi, I hope all is well with you and the family. I wanted to see your opinion about something. Along with proscar, I use Murad shampoo (i dont know if you have heard of it) but it supposedly strengthens your hair and brings nourishment to the hair, therefore promoting hair regrowth. Remember how short my hair was when we first met, well now its relatively longer. Do you think i should keep it short for several reasons: easier to clean my scalp, exposure to vitamin d (sunlight). When my hair is long, I can see it shed, […]

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Hair Transplant Scar – How to Improve it?

Hi Doctor, My son has had a hair transplant years ago with old techniques and he has bad hair transplant scar now. He now wants to shave his head, but the scar of hair transplant on the back of his head may become exposed. Do you perform hair transplant scar repair or do you recommend any procedure that can help with hair transplant donor scar coverage? Answer: Hair transplant with strip technique can cause a linear scar that could be visible on the back of head if the patient wants to shave his/her head. A hair transplant scar is not […]

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