Hair Loss Types and Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP and Hair Growth

The use of growth factors to restore hair and to minimize hair loss, has been one of the latest techniques in hair restoration. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which contains soluble proteins, including some growth factors, has been suggested as a treatment for hair loss, as well as many other medical conditions.  A new clinical study published in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, by Takikawa et al. from Japan, tries to shed some light on using PRP for the growth of hair in balding men. What is PRP? PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma, is the non-cellular component of blood that includes […]

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Hair Transplant to Prevent Future Hair Loss

Dr. Mohebi, You classified my hair loss as class III.  I agree with the evaluation but given my family background I will be approaching more towards class V or VI.  My miniaturization % is 30 in both Top and Crown areas which means there is a sign of active hair loss.  Do you think we can arrange something to cover up those two areas as well?  Or, is my miniaturization level too low to have any type of procedure in those areas? A: You are class III of hair loss and as you said, you might be going toward class […]

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Hair Loss and Depression

I am back from our summer vacation and we will be posting on the site regularly again. We have several visits to local California attractions and as always I took a whole lot of pictures. This bald Lego-Man in LegoLand (San Diego, CA) looked very sad and reminded me of the article we published a few years ago on Hair Transplant Forum International “Psychology of Hair Transplant”.  In the article we discussed how hair transplant can affect changing people’s mood and energy level and make them feel happier. I guess anything with hair loss is a subject for my photography […]

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Turban Alopecia

…if re-growth is not seen after a year of stopping the use of the turban and tight hair braiding, it is unlikely that new growth will occur…

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Progesterone, Finasteride and Minoxidil to Treat Female Hair Loss?

…we are in an era of evidence based medicine, and the research, history, safety and potential treatment benefits are readily avilable to everyone…

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Finasteride Injections for Hair Loss

…Finasteride injection is not approved nor recommended for male or female patterned hair loss and we do not recommend it…

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Hair Transplant After Chemotherapy

Hair loss is a common side effect with some types of chemotherapy and can be experienced by both men and women.

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Accelerated Hair Loss and Finasteride

Hair shedding is not equivalent to hair loss and shed hair will regrow as normal.

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