Blog

Fortune Cookie: Be Advanturesome Try A New Look

We had a long hair transplant surgery today, but I could not go home before posting this title. Today’s patient at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration who were undergoing a strip hair transplant procedure ordered Chinese food for lunch and this is what he found in his fortune cookie that came with his food.

Read More

Body Hair Transplant

Q: Hi Dr.Mohebi, I am wondering if the chest hair be transfer to the head? Yours, Name A: Good question and the answer is yes. Some people with limited scalp hair can be good candidates for body hair transplants. This is how it works: Body hair can be harvested and used for hair transplants in people who have both good course body hair and are severely depleted of scalp donor hair (hair on the sides and back of the head). Body hair should not regularly be used as an alternative to scalp hair for hair transplants. This is because body […]

Read More

Side Effects of Finasteride

Question: Dear Dr. Mohebi, Dr., I had a question: say I would use proscar now and took it for a while, after how long based on studies is it possible to see adverse side effects, if any? The reason why I ask is because when I went and read the messages on the forums, I saw positive and negative feedbacks. One person used proscar for 7 years and saw nothing but great results. I would like to give it a shot and see if I am lucky, hopefully. Thank you! Have a great weekend,   Answer: The side effects of […]

Read More

Maturation of scalp hair line

I saw an 18 year old patient today who was worried about the recession of his hairline. We mapped his scalp hair to analyze the degree of miniaturization using a digital microscope. Here are pictures from the microscopic of his donor hair (left) vs. very frontal hairline (right). Healthy donor hair (left) vs. significant miniaturization in hairline (right) You can see significant miniaturization in the frontal area. When we examined a few centimeters behind his frontal hairline the miniaturization rate dropped sharply to less than 20% which was consistent throughout the top and crown area of the scalp. The patient‚Äôs […]

Read More

Scalp Hair Miniaturization

Miniaturization of scalp hair is a part of the hair loss process in which hair becomes finer over time before falling out. Microscopic evaluation of the scalp and hair can help determine the rate of miniaturization on human hair. Balding in men and women usually is not obvious until significant miniaturization is present. Scalp miniaturization mapping is necessary for most hair loss patients to predict their future hair loss. The appearance of baldness is not obvious until more than 70% of hair is miniaturized in most people. A miniaturization study should be part of the hair loss evaluation of a […]

Read More

Laxometer and Hair Transplant Surgery

What is A Laxometer? A Laxometer is an innovative device that measures scalp characteristics, and is mainly used in hair restoration surgery. A Laxometer can help determine the laxity (looseness) of the scalp using the strip technique, which gives hair transplant physicians valuable information before a hair transplant surgery. The Laxometer was first presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in Las Vegas. The Laxometer was invented by Dr. Parsa Mohebi and introduced as the first tool that could objectively measure the laxity of scalp in hair transplant patients. Laxometer top and bottom […]

Read More

Hair Transplant in a Woman with Female Hair Loss

I visited a woman today who was suffering from female patterned baldness. She said she heard about the great work we do and she was interested in having a hair transplant procedure done at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration. Since her hair thinning pattern was typical of hair loss in women with female patterned baldness (also called female patterned alopecia) I decided to post this article on women’s hair loss and hair transplant to answer some of the questions many women have pertaining to female hair loss. Our hair loss patient was around 50 years old with a history of hair loss […]

Read More

Beverly Hills Hair Transplant

    I have been asked many times why we opened our first Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration office in Encino and not Beverly Hills. The choice to open the Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration clinic in Encino was made mainly to have a location, which would be convenient for all Los Angeles County. Our Hair Transplant Clinic is located in the center of San Fernando Valley, close to Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills and Tarzana and it is easily accessible from Beverly Hills (BH), Santa Monica, West LA, North Hollywood and North Hollywood, and even downtown Los Angeles (LA).  Beverly Hills has become one of the […]

Read More