Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Hair Transplantation For Cleft Lip Scarring

Hair Transplant for Cleft Lip

According to the CDC, “each year in the United States, about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or a cleft palate.” The cleft lip is a congenital disorder that results in a physical split or gap in the upper lip. Since the cleft lip can cause a variety of health problems, kids are usually treated early on with surgery. The cleft lip surgery can successfully restore the continuity of the lips and their function, but typically leaves unpleasant scars where the patient cannot regrow hair. Recently, I had […]

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The 3 Latest Hair Restoration Methods You Need to Know About

Living in image-conscious Los Angeles, having good hair plays a big part in having a positive self-image. According to the American Hair Loss Association, approximately two-thirds of American men will experience an appreciable degree of hair loss by the age of 35. Fortunately, because of advancements in medicine and technology, treating hair loss has never been easier. Many people who were ineligible for hair loss treatment in the past now have many options that are virtually undetectable, thanks to advanced methods of FUE hair restoration.  In addition to the regular hair transplant via FUE or strip treatment, there are 3 new methods […]

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The Hair Transplant Process As Told By a Real Patient

After Hair Transplant Testimonial

It is easy for me to describe the hair transplant process after years of performing this life changing procedure on patients. I have seen the positive changes it can make in the life of a person. Right now, I’d like to introduce one of my actual patients and let him tell you his story. Meet Erez Erez was single when he first started to notice his hair loss. Like many people in his situation, he didn’t know what to do in order to combat his thinning hair. After researching his options, Erez decided to make a positive change in his […]

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Advantages of Using Celebrity FUE

One of the main reasons patients don’t undergo Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is because they don’t want to have a shaved donor area. A smaller shaved donor area is possible with a strip procedure but this method results in a linear scar. In cases where patients don’t want a large area of their scalp shaved, their next best option is non-shaven FUE. What is Celebrity FUE? I introduced the term, as well as the procedure, “Celebrity FUE” due to the many requests from multiple celebrity patients. These celebrities could not afford the time, or the publicity, that results from shaving […]

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Does a Hair Transplant Affect The Perception of Patients by Others?

Male with perfect hairline and hair

According to a study published last year in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, men who had a hair transplant were perceived as being more approachable and successful as well as appearing to be more attractive and youthful. The study was conducted to determine if a hair transplant has a clear impact on the perceptions of others when it comes to looking youthful, enjoying social success and being attractive. How the Study Was Conducted A controlled study was performed from November 10th to December 6th of 2015 utilizing surveys (conducted on the Internet) of 122 people viewing photos of men and their […]

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Gene Associated With Grey Hair Is Identified

A study led by researchers at University College London has identified the first gene associated with the hair turning grey. In a study published in Nature Communications, a research team examined a group of over 6000 people across Latin America. The study group consisted of people of various ancestral backgrounds in an attempt to identify new genes related to such factors as greying, the color of the hair, the curly or straight shape of the hair and its density. A First Time Discovery According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Kaustubh Adhikari, UCL Cell & Developmental Biology, “We […]

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Do Some Hair Loss Drugs Increase Suicide Risks?

Suicide Risk Due to Hair Loss Medication - True or False

A recent study shows that drugs used to treat male pattern baldness, as well as an enlarged prostate, might increase the chances of depression and self-harm on the part of patients. However, the drugs that were part of the study do not increase the risks of suicide. The study, conducted by a research team led by Dr. Blayne Welk of Western University in Ontario, focused on 5a-reductase inhibitors. This class of medications includes drugs used to combat male pattern baldness, such as Propecia and Proscar, which are also used to treat the medical condition known as an enlarged prostate gland. […]

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Can Cooling Devices Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss?

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

One of the most common side effects from chemotherapy is the loss of hair by patients. However, recent evidence shows that cooling devices might be able to prevent hair loss due to the chemotherapy process. According to two studies recently discussed in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), two scalp cooling devices were shown to prevent alopecia induced by chemotherapy in women suffering from breast cancer. The first study focused on 180 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer in the first or second stages. The women in the study were randomly assigned to have no cooling treatment at all […]

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