Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Pros & Cons of FUE and ARTAS Procedures

Q: Dr. Mohebi There seems to be a lot of talk on the internet about FUE and ARTAS procedures. Can you explain to me what the pros and cons are of these types of procedure vs the strip technique? A: We perform both ‘Strip Method’ and FUE transplants in our practice. Both of these procedures are the most modern forms of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) for hair restoration. FUE procedure could be done through different techniques such as manual and automated. ARTAS is a FUE machine that harvests Follicular units by a robotic arm. Since the robot removes the hair grafts, […]

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Neck Hair Transplant for Refined Hair Line

Q: I read that some clinic’s use hair from the nap of the neck to help create a more natural hairline. Is this a technique that you practice or something you think is not necessary? A: The neck hair is not permanent in many people. This means it too can be susceptible to the adverse effects of DHT as a person goes through the process of balding by aging. We do not use neck hair nor do we recommend it for hair transplants. If hair transplantation is done with the right design and standard techniques, it should not be detectable […]

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Improving Healing After Hair Transplant

Q: What do you think about applying Emu oil or distilled witch hazel to the healing areas to help soothe and speed up healing process; (apply from seven/eight days post-op). Distilled witch hazel helps with redness? A: There is no evidence to show emu oil, witch hazel or other commercially available oils can help healing after hair transplantation.  Using the shampoo that we recommend and provide for use after hair transplant is the best thing you can do to minimize the scabs maintaining a proper environment for the hair grafts to grow.

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Donor wound care after a hair transplant

Q: Dr. Mohebi, Reading thru a website about hair restoration and what is needed after a hair transplant. Resulted in a question; I wanted to see what you recommend here: • Apply huge amounts of Aloe Vera gel to both donor and recipient area but not until five days after surgery (then twice a day minimum). A: You don’t need anything other than the shampoo that we gave you and proper techniques of washing that we instructed you for washing off the scabs.  If your scabs remain in place for more than one week after surgery, you can leave the […]

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Permanent Side Effects of Propecia

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, Trust you are well. It was a pleasure meeting you in Los Angeles back in June. I had a few concerns about taking Finasteride and wanted to have your opinion before taking the medication. I read few articles that side effects of finasteride include impotence, abnormal ejaculation, decreased ejaculatory volume, abnormal sexual function, gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder and testicular pain of which I experienced some of them when using the medication back in 2010. It was also stated that patients have reported persisting erectile dysfunction despite discontinuing the drug. I do feel this is also the case for me at times. Do I need to consult with a Urologists?  Would taking 1/4 […]

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Can women use Minoxidil 5% for Hair Loss Treatment?

Q: Dr. Mohebi, I was trying to buy minoxidil 5% from a pharmacy but the pharmacist told me that 5% minoxidil foam is only for men.  He told me that I should use 2% solutions instead. I am pretty sure you recommended 5% for me, is that correct?   A: Minoxidil or Rogaine is one of the FDA approved medications that is used for treatment of many hair loss conditions in men and women. It has been available to the hair loss patient over the counter for many years now.  It is available in 2% and 5% as over the […]

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Why Choose Medical Hair Restoration for Hair Loss

Medical hair restoration: Hair transplants are the most successful form of hair restoration. The advanced modern techniques used today in hair transplant surgery are a proven, natural  and preventative method to slow down and/or stop further hair loss. It could be used with or without hair transplant surgery. When you talk to friends and family about hair loss treatments, you will find a lot of do-it-yourself hair loss methods or products such as creams, ointments, lotions, nutrition supplements, scalp products and other herbal, all promising to stop hair loss and re-grow hair. Among all the many so called remedies for […]

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Sexual side effects of finasteride

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, I had been taking 1.25 mg finasteride pills M/W/F and I started experiencing sexual side effects a couple weeks ago.  I’ve since stopped taking the pills and the side effects have decreased.  The side effects have not completely gone away yet.  Previously, I had quit for similar reasons and started up again going from 1.25 every day to 1.25 mg only M/W/F. What do you recommend I do Thanks, A: You need further evaluations besides stopping finasteride to make sure there is no other reasons for the sex drive changes you are experiencing. Since you have […]

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