FAQ

We here at Dr. Mohebi’s office are all about better educating our patients. In this section, you will see many questions that have been commonly asked from our administration from our previous patients. Please review the information below and feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. Our friendly staff will love to hear from you and will assist you in any way.

What are your locations and hours?
Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Consultations are by appointment only in Encino and Beverly Hills. We also offer Skype appointments for patients who are not close to any of our active offices.
What are the cross streets for your office?
Our Encino office is located at the corner of Ventura and Petit. Our Beverly Hills office is located at the corner of Wilshire and Linden.
Where can I park?
Encino: Validated parking is available behind the office building. The entrance is on Petit Avenue. Beverly Hills: There is public parking across Wilshire and behind the bridal store for $4. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to validate parking at the Beverly Hills office.
What is the consultation fee?
Consultations are offered for a $150 fee. Should you need a procedure, this fee will go towards the cost of your procedure.
Why do you charge for the consultation?
For each of our patients, we provide an in-depth physician consultation that is performed personally by Doctor Mohebi. The consultation includes a history and evaluation of your scalp (macro- and microscopically), a review of all medical and surgical options, and lab work requests or prescriptions if needed.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not currently partner with any insurance companies. However, you can check with your individual insurance company to see if reimbursement for your transplant is available.
What payment method do you accept?
For consultations, we accept cash and all major credit cards. For surgery we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards
Is it possible to make a phone consultation appointment?
Yes, but if you live close we highly recommend that you come in for an in-person consultation, which includes a complete microscopic evaluation of your scalp. If you have a Skype/Phone consultation for a hair transplant, the Doctor can only give an estimated number of grafts you may need. An in-person consultation allows the physician to fully assess your scalp, and to evaluate the best options for you. If an in-person consultation is not possible, we will need you to fill out a form via email and include some pictures before the phone consultation.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment? Will they be charged as well?
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member for support to your consultation. However, if you are bringing an individual who also needs a hair loss evaluation and treatment, they will need to schedule an appointment for themselves. Separate payment is required for individual consultations. We do offer a promotion for groups for hair transplant procedures.
What procedures do you provide?
We offer the following procedures, and are always current with new procedures and technologies, as well : Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant ARTAS Robotic FUE Celebrity FUE Eyebrow and Eyelashes Transplant Scalp Scar Revision
How much does a procedure cost?
FUT-$6 per graft up to 2500 grafts; any additional grafts over 2500 grafts is priced at $4 per graft FUE- $8 per graft Celebrity FUE - $16 per graft Eyebrow and Eyelash- $5,000
What is the difference between FUE and FUT ?
FUT, or Strip method, is the most common hair restoration procedure. This method provides quality grafts at a more affordable price. However, this procedure does leave a linear scar on the back of the patient’s head; this scar may interfere with patients wishing to shave their heads in the future. FUE method requires hair units to be extracted individually. There is no linear cutting involved, so there is no line of scar on the back of the head after surgery.While this method is more expensive than the FUT method, it is much more comfortable for patients post-operation.
Does the doctor also treat women? What does he recommend for female patients requiring hair transplant?
Yes, our offices regularly treat women needing hair transplants. The process is no different than the process for our male patients. If you are a woman interested in hair transplant, you will need to have a complete evaluation and microscopic examination of your scalp. Then, the Doctor will discuss all your options with you, based on your evaluation
Do you have financing or payment plans? How can I apply?
At this time, we do not offer payment plans through our office, but financing is available through Lending USA. Applications for this financing plan are available on our website, or you can apply in person at our Encino office.
Do you have any promotions?
Any promotions offered can be found by clicking here, we offer discounts for groups and for students. If you refer a new patient to our facility, and they schedule a procedure within one month of yours, both you and your friend will receive a 10% discount. We also offer a 10% discount for students who have valid student cards.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes between 6-10 hours.
Is the procedure done under general or local anesthesia?
Hair transplants are conducted under local anesthesia, although the physician may use sedation as well.
Can I cut my hair before having a procedure?
We prefer that you come with your hair as long as possible. In some cases, we may need to trim your hair to help us perform the procedure, and cutting your hair prior to the procedure will give us less to work with.
How many times a day should I do a scalp exercise and for how long?
The doctor may specify the exact amount of time and the frequency of the scalp exercises before a strip hair transplant or scar revision procedure. However, most people can follow a routine of doing it 10 times a day, 2 minutes each time. That equals to 20 minutes of exercise every day. This should be started at least 2 weeks before the procedure unless specified otherwise.
Do I need to stop taking Rogaine or Finasteride before the procedure?
No; taking Rogaine or Finasteride is not a problem.
How soon before the procedure should I stop taking aspirin?
Aspirin generally needs to be stopped 10 days before any procedure, but please consult your primary care physician when you schedule your procedure. Your primary doctor will be able to assess your own medical needs more fully.
When can I dye my hair? Before or after?
Many of our patients dye their hair regularly. If this is the case, we recommend that you dye your hair 2 days before your hair transplant. Fresh dye can actually help our technician to see your hair, and to harvest hair more effectively for transplant. If you plan to dye your hair again after the procedure, you will need to wait 2 weeks after your procedure.
What are the regulations for alcohol consumption? Should I stop drinking before the procedure and/or after?
You should avoid alcohol the day before your procedure, and refrain from drinking the day of your procedure as well. Alcohol may interfere with the medication the doctor gives your during or after your procedure.
What about smoking?
You need to stop smoking the day before your procedure, and refrain from smoking for 5 days after your procedure.
I take several medications. Do I need to stop taking them before I have my procedure? How long before?
You usually will not need to stop the medications that you take on a regular basis, unless specified by the doctor. Be sure to consult with your primary care physician, and ask us if you have a question about a specific drug.
Is there a specific age to have a hair transplant?
There are no strict guidelines for age when it comes to having a hair transplant. During your consultation, the doctor will evaluate all aspects relating to your medical care, including your age. If the doctor decides you are a qualified candidate, you can undergo the procedure, no matter what your age.
What is the recovery time after the hair transplant?
Full recovery—meaning that the wound is completely healed, and pain and discomfort are gone—takes just two weeks. However, you will be fully functional the day after the procedure, and most patients can go back to work the next day, unless the doctor advises otherwise.
When will I see the results from my procedure?
You will start to see results between 3 months to one year after having your procedure. Full results are usually seen around 8 months.
Is there a guarantee on the procedure?
We use the most updated techniques and methods in our practice and work hard to make sure our patients are happy with their results. However, there is no guarantee on the outcome of any medical procedure. If you are interested in seeing the results of other patients we have worked with, you can visit our website to see before and after pictures, as well as videos.
Can I speak to a patient who has had great results with your office? Can I meet with this patient in person?
Yes, this can certainly be arranged. Many of our patients are willing to share their hair restoration experience with you. We will need to contact them first and will let you know how to reach them, as soon as we have permission from the patient.
I live out off state. Do you pay for travel expenses?
We understand that many of our patients travel from very far away to receive excellent treatment in our offices. To help defray the cost of travel expenses by deducting $500 for travel expenses and lodging fees.
Do you provide patients with a hotel room for after the procedure? How many nights?
If you live more than 50 miles from our surgical office for your procedure, a one-night hotel stay is provided free of charge along with transportation to and from our office.
I recently had an FUT procedure, and was told not to bend my head too much. Why can’t I move my head?
It is very important to follow post-operative procedures given to you by the doctor. Your wounds from the procedure will be healing for the first few weeks after the procedure, and avoiding movement minimizes the amount of traction on the donor wound. This will help your hair transplant heal properly.
What should I expect right after a hair transplant and in the long term?
We have provided all you should know about what to expect after hair transplant and what you need to be doing about them in separate pages. Please see: After FUE Transplant and After Strip Transplant
When can I return to work after my procedure?
You can return to work as early as the day after having your hair restoration procedure, but if the job requires any kind of lifting, bending, stretching, physical strain or contact with chemicals, the patient should take a few days off until the acute phase is over.
Will there be any bruising after the procedure?
Bruising or discoloration of the skin around the transplanted area might be present for the first few days after the hair restoration procedure. We usually give a baseball cap to our patients that will help to cover the transplanted area, but those with existing hair can use it to cover the bruised areas of the transplanted sites if they wish.
Can I go on with my work out routine after having the hair transplant?
There are no limitations for mild exercise, as long as you do not bend your head aggressively or touch the transplanted area.
Will there be a scar and how long after the transplant will the scar be visible?
There is no scar when the FUE method is used for hair transplant. With an FUT procedure, there will be a linear scar that will mature around 4-6 months after the procedure. To minimize visibility of this linear scar, patients should keep their hair as long as possible in the scar area.
Is it true that I might lose some of my own hair after the procedure?
Some patients may lose some of their native hair after their hair transplant, due to what is called shock loss. This usually happens before the bulk of the transplanted hair has had a chance to grow in. However, not all patients experience shock loss.
I have heard that all the transplanted hair will fall out and then grow back. Is this what happens?
Yes, this is a natural response to hair transplant. The process of losing the transplanted hair will usually be complete around 4 weeks after the procedure. The new hair will begin to grow after a couple of months, and most patients see full results around 8 months.
Do I need Rogaine after my hair transplant?
After meeting with your doctor and discussing your treatment options, yes, you might need Rogaine.
Can I use Rogaine after my hair transplant?
Patients are not supposed to put any topical on the recipient area for the first 7 days after their hair transplant but you can use Rogaine after the first week. You can use Rogaine after the first week. In fact patients who are recommended to use Rogaine after their procedure should start it right after day 7.
When can I cut my hair after having a procedure?
For patients whose procedure utilized the Strip method, you will need to wait about 2 weeks before getting a haircut. For patients who underwent FUE, you can cut your hair as early as 5 days after the procedure.
What should I do for an itchy scalp after hair transplant?
The wound healing process consists of some inflammation. For a few days, the patient will feel itchiness or occasional mild burning or pain. This is usually temporary and gets better without the need for any treatment. If your itchiness is severe and affects your lifestyle, please see your doctor as you might need medication to alleviate the symptoms.
What should I do if I have pimples after my hair transplant?
Pimple looking lesions that are commonly seen after hair transplant are called folliculitis. They usually occur a few weeks after the hair transplant and may last for a few months. They usually open up by themselves and don't need any treatment. They don't affect the growth of the hair follicles. If they are painful or their appearance is bothering you, the doctor can drain them through a superficial incision in their office.
How many years does the doctor have in this practice?
The doctor did his formal hair restoration fellowship with Dr. William Rassman at New Hair Institute and has been in the practice of hair restoration since 2007.
What is the doctor’s educational background?
After finishing his studies at Melli Medical School in Iran, Dr. Mohebi went on to complete his surgical internship at the University of North Dakota. Following that, Dr. Mohebi did his surgical residency at the University of New Mexico and York Hospital in Pennsylvania. After his surgical residency, Dr. Mohebi went on to a post-doctoral research fellowship at John Hopkins Medical Institute with a focus on wound healing and hair growth. Dr. Mohebi completed his hair restoration fellowship training at the New Hair Institute with Dr. William Rassman. He is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and is recognized as a fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
What are Dr. Mohebi’s inventions?
Dr. Mohebi is the inventor of several procedures, which improve the efficiency of hair restoration. One of the things he proposed was sequential donor hair harvesting, which cuts down the time grafts stay out of body to half. He also presented the serial extraction and implantation of grafts, which also brings down the time that each follicular unit stays out of body to less than two hours. Dr. Mohebi invented the Laxometer, which is a handheld device that revolutionizes the art and science of hair restoration. A critical aspect in hair restoration is the determination of the size of the donor strip. With this measuring device, a hair restoration surgeon can calculate the laxity of one’s scalp accurately.
What are Dr. Mohebi’s publications?
Dr. Mohebi has completed many publications including research related projects and webinars. To check them out click here.