Hair Transplant Patient Guide

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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Four Questions to Ask Before a Hair Transplant

The decision to undergo a hair transplant is a personal one that should not be entered into lightly. There are a number of questions you should take the time to ask yourself before having the procedure. Here are four questions all patients should ask when considering a hair transplant: Where should I look for more information? The steps involved in having a hair transplant should be completely understood in advance. Doing proper research on the Internet is a good first step in making you a better educated patient. It still doesn’t take the place of consulting with a doctor who […]

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Do Rogaine and Propecia Cause Sexual Side Effects?

Finasteride Sexual Side effects

While Rogaine and Propecia can help reverse the effects of hair loss, many men worry about possible sexual side effects. Some of the issues male patients worry about include a low libido and erectile dysfunction. Is this something men should be worried about or is it simply an urban legend? When it comes to minoxidil (Rogaine), no clear connection has been made between the use of the product and sexual dysfunction. Men that take Rogaine and end up having issues with their libido, or ability to perform, often find another factor is contributing to the problem. Rogaine does have side […]

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