Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Mature Hairline vs. Early Patterned Hair Loss

I get to see a lot of young patients who visit me panicking about their receding hairline.  Many of them don’t have a family history of hair loss and no microscopic signs of hair loss in other areas of their scalp.  I call this condition hairline maturation. There is a difference between maturing someone’s hairline and early male patterned hair loss. From the ages of 18-19 and into their early 20, most Caucasian males experience a change in their hairline. The “kiddie hairline” of their early years with closed corners (which is similar to female hairline) matures and goes up […]

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Does Finasteride Cause Adverse Effects on Pregnancy?

Finasteride and effects on pregnancy

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, I am a former patient of yours who underwent a hair transplant at your clinic in 2009. I’ve been on Finasteride since my procedure. My wife and I are planning on having a baby in the near future and I was curious if Finasteride causes any adverse effects. A: Finasteride can cause birth defects, like affecting the shape of the developing external genitalia in male babies, if used by pregnant women.  The drug label warns pregnant women not to be exposed to or involved with the drug while pregnant. However, there is no evidence showing its […]

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Stop Shaving For A Good Cause!

If there’s one thing most men hate doing on a regular basis, it is shaving their beard or mustache. While guys like to look good at all times, there is also a certain amount of freedom they feel by not having to shave regularly. The month of November is a time when guys can stop shaving and it is perfectly acceptable thanks to an event known as No-Shave November (AKA Movember). The concept behind this month long cancer awareness event is simple. No-Shave November is designed to bring more awareness to the struggle cancer patients have with hair. Many cancer […]

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Head Trauma after Hair Transplant – Have I Lost My New Hair?

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, I hope you are doing well.  It’s been about 3 weeks since my FUE and everything is so far so good. However, I have one concern that I’d like to ask you about. About 2 hours ago, I accidentally bumped my head on a shelf directly on an area where the grafts were placed.  I’m not bleeding but the wounded area is red.  Do I need to be concerned in regards to the health/growth of the grafts? Regards,   A: Three weeks after a hair transplant is generally when the newly transplanted grafts are taken and […]

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Do the Effects of Propecia Level Off After Three Years?

Q: Good day Dr. Mohebi, I hope everything is fine with you. I have a question about Propecia.  I have been taking it for few years now. I remember you mentioning in the past that Propecia effects level off after 3 years. If this is the case, should I continue taking it ? I look forward to your answer.   A: It is good to hear from you. The effects don’t level off but, it’s important to note, you won’t continue seeing the initial effects that had been noticeable due to the initial enlargement of some of the miniaturized hairs. […]

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Hair Restoration for DUPA

Q: Hi Dr. Mohebi, Do you have any experience with DUPA hair loss? It’s very rare in men yet I am 34 and have had DUPA hair loss since I was 12 or 13 years old. I’ve had my head shaved since I was 23 years old because of it. I have very very thin hair on the sides, back and top of my head. If you think you can help, that would be great. Thank you! A: DUPA (Diffused Unpatterned Alopecia) is a type of hair loss in which the hair is thinning diffusely everywhere on the scalp. There is […]

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Lessening Social Anxiety about Your Transplant

Q: There’s one area of my life that is more pronounced than my hair loss. It’s the amount of anxiety I suffer from on a daily basis. My anxiety levels increase greatly when I find myself in social situations surrounded by people chatting constantly. It’s very overwhelming to me trying to keep up with the various conversations.  I’m working towards getting a transplant but my anxiety about answering questions about the procedure is already growing.  Do you have any advice for my situation? A: We conducted a study whose results were published as Psychology of Hair Transplant in Hair Transplant […]

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What Kind of Density Should I Expect After a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Q: I have had a hair transplant and was really curious about the experiences of others.  After looking around online, I saw a set of photos from another patient who had almost the same number of grafts but his hair density after the transplant was much better than mine. Is it normal to have a difference in hair density?  If so, why is that? A: Although we utilize the most modern techniques available for hair restoration, it’s not unusual to see different results for different patients.  Assuming that the technique of hair transplant is exactly the same and every single […]

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