Dr. Mohebi’s Innovations

Innovations in Hair Transplant Technologies

The future of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants has arrived.. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of the best hair transplant doctors across the globe, including former Johns Hopkins research fellow Dr. Parsa Mohebi, MD (first chairman of the FUE Research Committee of The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), new technologies of hair transplantation and methods are constantly being developed and implemented. Many of these developments are improvements on previous tried-and-true techniques which in turn helps increase the accuracy and efficiency of modern hair restoration methods.

Dr. Mohebi noticed the problems that many people had with more traditional types of hair transplants such as strip procedures. Donor wound complications due to a misjudgment of donor closure tension was one major problem causing such issues as stretching of the scar, hair loss around the wounds and necrosis in its severe forms.  All those were secondary to removing too much scalp skin and closing the wound under tension.  Doctor Mohebi devised a solution to prevent donor complications after strip hair transplant.  His invention of the Laxometer helps hair transplant surgeons measure the mobility of the scalp and determine an optimum size strip that can be removed to minimize donor complications. Read more about the Laxometer.

Dr. Mohebi was chosen as the first chairman of the FUE Research Committee when the International Society of Hair Restoration decided to establish a committee to study methods and techniques of hair restoration.  Dr. Mohebi’s chairman position allowed him to work with a great team of FUE hair transplant surgeons as well as the leaders in the field of FUE hair transplantation.  This is the time that FUE hair transplants were the focus of attention of the medical society as a viable option for hair restoration without the problems resulting from the more traditional procedures.

The emergence of FUE hair transplants brought FUEs limitations into the spotlight.  As an innovator and a scientist that can never settle with the status quo, Dr. Mohebi has always been involved with this question, “How we can do this procedure better?”   He has already established and published the methods to measure scalp laxity and to remove the hair transplant grafts through sequential donor removal.  This method allowed surgeons to minimize the time that grafts had to stay out of body and therefore improved their viability. Read more about FUE Efficiency.

As FUE becomes more popular, it becomes more critical to learn how to optimize the quality and survivability of FUE grafts.  Dr. Mohebi presented the serial extraction and placement of FUE grafts in which he reduced the average time that each FUE grafts stays out of the body to less than 2 hours. Read more about Serial Extraction and Placement Technique.

Doctor Mohebi has always been interested in expanding the human hair follicle reserve so he could help everyone with hair loss get his full head of back, no matter how poor their donor hair supply.  He has collaborated on a study of hair stem cell and hair multiplication with scientists at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.  The result of their study was the development of a new way to multiply one of the two types of stem cells involved with human hair growth.  It was published at Cell Proliferation in 2011.

To further expand the hair source that could be used for hair restoration, Dr. Mohebi has used a variety of body hair along with a practical method to harvest beard hair to be used for scalp hair restoration.  Beard to scalp hair restoration is more challenging than regular FUE hair transplant but has been done successfully in Dr. Mohebi’s office since 2013.

Dr. Mohebi has always been devising a method to minimize the time involved and eliminate the downtime of a hair restoration so the procedure could be used by anyone on a regular basis.  This state of the art technique, developed by Dr. Mohebi, was sought after by many celebrities who could not afford downtime and detectability of a traditional hair restoration procedure. Celebrity FUE Hair Transplant was born to make hair restoration less invasive and more secretive.  Read more about Celebrity FUE.