Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Can The Wind Damage Transplanted Hair?

Wind Damage Hair

Q: Hello Dr. Mohebi, I meant to ask you a question when I was at your office for my one-year appointment but it slipped my mind.  I have to warn you that it’s kind of a weird question. About 6-years ago, when I had my previous hair transplant, it was such a horrible experience that I became quite sensitive regarding any activities that might influence the shedding of more hair.  As a result of this, one activity that affects me psychologically is being out in strong windy conditions.  I’m not as paranoid as I used to be but I try […]

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Can Finasteride Cause a Foggy Mind and Concentration Problems?

Dear Dr. Mohebi, I have been taking Propecia (Finasteride) for about a year and a half. Lately, I’ve been experiencing side effects which I finally linked to Propecia. I have been feeling foggy minded with an inability to concentrate. I find myself in somewhat of a daze constantly. After doing some online research, I’ve found others with the same symptoms. My primary care physician says it’s not listed as a side effect but it’s definitely possible. Should I continue to take this medication? I am currently on 1mg every day. Should I cut it down to .5mg or take it every […]

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Folliculitis After Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant

After Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant

Q: Hello Dr. Mohebi, My question for you involves my beard. The portion of my beard where I got grafts extracted is growing small pimples and has also been getting reddish and irritated. Is this normal? If it isn’t normal, what should I do to eliminate the irritation and pimples? A: It is quite normal after FUE from Beard to have some pimples here or there. They usually subside by themselves as time passes and nothing needs to be done about them. A good solution for smaller lesions of folliculitis is a hot compress. Take a towel that has been placed in hot water and […]

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Can I use Dutasteride to Prevent Hair Loss Instead of Finasteride?

Hair Loss Treatment Dutasteride

Q: Hello Doctor Mohebi, I hope my letter finds you and your lovely family in excellent health.   I’m doing good as my hair is still holding on thanks to the finasteride you prescribed as well as a topical application of Toppik which is still a blessing. I’ve been doing hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 plus months.  The therapy includes weekly injections of testosterone Cypionate, HCG injections once weekly (to prevent testicular atrophy) as well as a tablet of Arimidex three times a week to prevent aromatization (reduced estrogenic effects). Thankfully, my strength has increased as well as my […]

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Are There Side Effects Of Hair Transplant Surgery?

Hair Transplant Side Effects

Just like any other surgery, a hair transplant can have some side effects following the procedure. Whenever the phrase “side effects” is used, people immediately jump to the conclusion that something very bad is going to be the result of the side effects. While there are certainly some negative side effects that can happen as a result of the restoration surgery, many of the side effects of getting the hairline you’ve always desired are temporary and can be easily cured. Let’s take a look at some of the side effects of a hair transplant surgery: Bleeding – One common side […]

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Can Lavender Oil Promote Hair Growth?

Lavender Oil and Hair Growth

A recent study was conducted to determine if there were any hair growth effects from the use of lavender oil on a test group of female mice. The mice were split into a number of groups including a normal group, a positive control group, a vehicle control group and two experimental groups. The backs of the mice were covered with a test compound solution that was applied topically at an interval of once per day, 5 times during the week for a 4 week period. Any hair follicle number changes, as well as hair follicle depth and dermal thickness, were […]

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Can High Paying Jobs Cause Hair Loss?

Hair Loss Causes

Many people dream of being successful at work and climbing the corporate ladder. However, there are some people who believe that high-paying, and stressful, jobs can be bad for the hairline. A 2014 survey in England showed that workers who earn a significantly higher amount of money, as opposed to those who are paid less, are more likely to think their hair loss is a result of the stress from their high paying positions. The survey, conducted by the hair product L’Oreal, found that almost three-fourths of women feel that stress is the main cause for their hair loss. Furthermore, […]

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Does Finasteride Affect PSA Test Levels?

I recently received a question from a patient about the connection between a PSA test and finasteride/Propecia. The patient was curious if finasteride/Propecia can actually alter the readings and final results of a PSA test. This is a very interesting and important question when it comes to the health of male patients. In case you don’t know, a PSA test screens for prostate enlargement or cancer by measuring the levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. It should be noted that there is still some controversy when it comes to the connection between finasteride/Propecia and PSA tests. For many years, […]

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