What To Ask A Hair Transplant Surgeon During A Consultation
After looking at dozens of before and after photos, videos and reviews choosing the right doctor can be difficult and when you do find a surgeon what do you ask? Click on the article to find out.
How Many Grafts Are Needed For A Dense Looking Hair Transplant Result?
We know that hair loss becomes noticeable after approximately 50% of original density has been lost, but what percentage is required to have a dense result? Click on the article to find out.
JAK Inhibitors Promising for Alopecia Areata
Two investigational new drugs are emerging for patients with moderate to severe hair loss, for whom there are currently no reliable treatments.
Is Dying Transplanted Hair Safe?
We have all heard the old-wives tale that wearing hats can cause hair loss, or that washing your hair too often will make you bald, but will transplanted hair be effected by hair dye? Click on the article to find out.
How Hair Loss Concealers Can Improve a Hair Transplant
Hair loss concealers can be used to mask a person's baldness, but these products can enhance the look of fullness in transplanted areas as well. Click on the article to find out how hair loss concealers can boost a hair transplant result.
Aging Mice May Help Solve Mysteries Behind Age-Related Hearing Loss in Humans
By comparing the changes at the cellular and molecular levels of hair cells between young and aging mice by looking for age-related changes, researchers hope to identify what causes the sensory receptor hair cells to degenerate. why age-related hearing loss occurs from high frequencies to low frequencies, determine why outer hair cells degenerate before inner hair cells.
What to expect after a hair transplant
Contrary to popular belief a hair transplant does not provide immediate results. Hair restoration is a process that requires patience. Click on the article to find out what to expect after surgery.
Alopecia Areata Trial Results, Skin Oncology Top EADV Agenda
Early results from a trial of JAK inhibitors for hair loss will be unveiled at the upcoming dermatology meeting. Specialists will also delve into the adverse skin effects of immunotherapy.
Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent ingrown leg hairs
Ingrown hairs on the legs are a common problem for people who shave or wax the area. In this article, we look at how to remove an ingrown hair safely. We also describe a range of ways to prevent the hairs from growing inward, including dry brushing, using shaving cream, and shaving in the direction of hair growth.
Scalp Cooling Treatment Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy Hair Loss
Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap. The cap contains a circulating coolant that reduces the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees.
Top 3 Hair Transplant Myths Debunked
We have all heard the stories of certain celebrities getting "plugs" that look like "dolls" hair, but what's fact and what's fiction. Click on this article to find out.
Medical News Today: Diet-driven hair loss and skin damage may be reversible
Johns Hopkins researchers confirm that a Western-style diet can lead to hair loss and skin damage. Can an experimental compound reverse these effects?
The Evolution of Hair Restoration
Hair transplant surgeon has evolved substantially since it began in the 1950's. Today's modern hair transplant surgery is so natural that even hairstylists cannot detect them.
Medical News Today: Wrinkles and hair loss reversed in mice
Can signs of aging, such as skin wrinkles and hair loss, be successfully reversed? A new study on mice suggests that this may be an option in the future.
How to Select a Hair Transplant Surgeon
Selecting a quality hair transplant surgeon is an important life long decision. When done right a hair transplant is undetectable even under close scrutiny by hair stylists and barbers. The most important and key factor is choosing a qualified hair restoration surgeon with a track record of producing excellent patient results. In this article, we will go over the factors to consider when selecting a hair transplant surgeon.
The Evolution of Hair Restoration
Hair ?restoration has evolved a long, long way since its inception in the early 1950's. The "doll" or "pluggy" look that hair transplantation was once associated with has now evolved in to today's ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation technique that, when performed successfully, is completely undetectable and natural.
Potential pitfalls of a Hair Transplant and how to avoid them
What are the potential pitfalls of a hair transplant? Are there ways to avoid them? Learn why today's modern hair transplant procedures are undetectable and low risk.
Can a hair transplant create natural density
We have all seen the pluggy "barbie doll" and "corn row" hair transplants of the past, but today most hair transplants go unnoticed because of state of the art surgical techniques employed by world renowned hair transplant surgeons around the world. In this article, we will discuss how density is achieved through hair transplantation and how it grows as natural as the hair one was born with.
Top 6 types of hair loss
Approximately 85% of men will experience hair loss at some point their lives and approximately 40% of women will experience thinning by the age of 40. However, those suffering from hair loss often feel isolated and alone. In this article, we will discuss the various forms of hair loss and how to manage and treat the specific type of hair loss. ?
What procedure is best for advanced hair loss
In todays modern-day hair restoration, hair transplant patients are lucky enough to have two surgical options for restoring their hair. In this article, we will go over the cognitive limitations and physical restrictions and discuss in detail the pros and cons for each procedure.
One and done hair transplant possible?
Is it possible to have one hair transplant and achieve full coverage with adequate density in a lifetime? Most likely no, in this article we will discuss the physical limitations of having one hair transplant for a progressive condition such as androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss.
One and done hair transplant possible?
Is it possible to have one hair transplant and achieve full coverage with adequate density in a lifetime? Most likely no, in this article we will discuss the physical limitations of having one hair transplant for a progressive condition such as androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss.
How to Maximize a Hair Transplant
Hair transplant surgery is about the art of illusion. Working with an outstanding hair restoration surgeon is paramount in obtaining an excellent result. But what can you do to maximize your hair transplant? Read this article.
5 Things to consider before having a hair transplant
Preparing for a hair transplant can be stressful and exhausting. These feelings are common and can leave patients feeling overwhelmed prior to surgery. Below are 5 pre-operative issues that every hair transplant patient should know before undergoing surgery.
Potential Problems After Hair Transplant Surgery
Men and women who undergo hair transplant surgery are sometimes concerned with what they experience afterwards. A red scalp, shock loss, crusting/scabbing, etc. This hair restoration article addresses some of these issues.
Alternative Hair Loss Treatments to Propecia when Finasteride Produces Side Effects
Propecia works great to stop hair loss and even regrow thinning hair in some men. But what if Propecia causes side effects? Are there any alternative non-surgical hair loss treatments to Propecia? Do any non-surgical solutions grow hair in bald areas like hair transplant surgery?
Can a vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?
People get vitamin D from a variety of foods and from spending time outdoors in sunlight. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many body functions, including hair growth. In this article, learn how a vitamin D deficiency is related to hair loss, as well as how it can be treated and prevented.
FUE Gets a New Name - Follicular Unit Excision (Formerly Follicular Unit Extraction)
FUE, an acronym well known in the hair transplant profession for the donor harvesting technique called follicular unit extraction has recently been renamed Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) by a group of hair restoration physicians dedicated to innovating and improving hair transplant techniques, its accuracy and its terminology. The new term Follicular Unit Excision has recently been adopted in the hair transplant profession and amongst hair restoration surgeons. But why?
Understanding How Hair Transplant "Grafts" Becomes New Healthy Hair
You may have heard the term "graft" when it comes to hair transplant surgery. But how does that relate to hair since that's ultimately what you're trying to achieve with the procedure?
Is Follicular Unit Excision Appropriate on a Norwood 5 Hair Loss Patient?
I was just wondering if I should accept my fate and embrace the FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery) method or get FUE and end up with many tiny scars that overall look worse than the linear scar...
The Growing Popularity of Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE
Many hair restoration surgeons would agree that overall, follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) aka strip surgery via microscopic dissection produces higher yield than follicular unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE consistently. This is due to the extra forced placed on the hair follicles during the excision process. Below we've presented a few articles written by leading hair transplant surgeons on FUE, its benefits, limitations, and potential problems.
Can Smoking Kill a Hair Transplant?
Today, a lot of people smoke cigarettes and even marijuana and wonder if smoking will kill their hair transplant. Please note that this community does not condone doing anything illegal but this article is not about that. Smoking cigarettes and marijuana is generally bad for one's health. Excessive smoking can have an effect on one's body and even hair.
Why aren't all FUE Hair Transplant Surgeons Using the same Extraction Tool?
FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) formerly known as follicula unit extraction is a donor extraction technique used in today's gold standard hair transplant procedure called follicular unit hair transplantation or FUT. However, unlike strip surgery, the "competing" donor extraction technique, hair restoration physicians use varying donor extraction tools / devices to harvest follicular units (hair groupings as they occur naturally) during follicuar unit excision. But why is this? Isn't one tool better than the other?
Hair Transplant Dense Packing Controversies - Why Less is Sometimes More
As per leading hair restoration physicians, transplanted hair isn't usually placed uniformly throughout the balding scalp during hair transplant surgery. For that matter, neither is hair loss. Thus, hair density isn't consistent typically throughout the scalp as someone is losing their hair.
What you should know about alopecia totalis
A look at alopecia totalis, a condition resulting in the loss of all the hair on the scalp. Included is detail on causes and the recovery rate.
Calculating the Number of Grafts Needed for a Successful Hair Transplant
Hair transplant surgery can be a costly investment. Most hair restoration physicians charge by the graft and the average hair transplant seems to be around 2500 grafts.
The Importance of Proper Hair Transplant Post-Operative Care
Today's state of the art follicular unit hair transplantation, when performed by a skilled and experienced hair restoration physician, can deliver natural and undetectable results.
The Hair Loss Learning Center Debuts New Mobile Friendly Site
We are pleased to announce a modernized, fully responsive and mobile-friendly Hair Loss Learning Center website. Mobile friendly websites are today's standard for internet users because they are easier to navigate on popular devices like smart phones and tablets.
Hair Transplant vs Medical Hair Loss Treatments for Thinning Hair?
Today's state-of-the-art follicular unit hair transplant surgery offers balding men and women a natural and undetectable solution for restoring the appearance of a full head of hair.
Leading Surgeons Who Perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
There is a lot of information on follicular unit extraction (FUE) on the web and on hair loss forum communities. It can very well be a viable solution for a select group of patients however, for others, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) strip surgery is more optimal.
Can a Hair Transplant Replicate a Juvenile Hairline?
Thinning, balding and receding hair can make you appear older than you are. As we age, it's normal to develop a more mature hairline but when younger men start to recede, they often long for the low, straight, youthful hairline that many of their peers are still sporting.
Heart disease risk increased fivefold for bald and graying men
Young men under 40 years old may be more than five times more likely to develop coronary artery disease if they have male pattern baldness and gray hair.
Why Is My Hair Restoration Surgeon Not Recommended by the Hair Transplant Network?
The Hair Transplant Network prescreens and recommends hair restoration physicians worldwide. The unfortunate truth is that many practicing physicians around the world do not meet our high standards.
Should Hair Transplant Surgeons Charge Consultation Fees?
Every hair transplant surgeon has the prerogative to charge a consultation fee. However, I feel that if they do, that fee should be deducted if the patient ends up having the procedure performed there.
Why Smoking and Hair Transplants Don't Mix - Dr. William Lindsey
Smoking shrinks small blood vessels and decreases oxygen to tissues. Studies that I had to learn back in the 90s suggested that for facial plastic surgery, it's best to quit at least 10 days preop.
What a Hair Transplant Should Look Like at 6 Months - Dr. Blake Bloxham
I've recently had several people reach out concerned with their 6 month hair transplant "results." Despite a lot of information online reassuring patients that 6 months truly is the half-way point as far as maturation goes, there does seem to be this underlying idea that if it doesn't look good at 6 months, you're in trouble.
The Hair Transplant Doldrums - Dealing with Post-Operative Anxiety
The decision to address thinning hair or baldness through surgical hair restoration can be a difficult one to make. Hair transplant surgery requires a substantial investment in both time and money.
Why Smaller Blades Produce Better, More Natural Looking Hair Transplants
Today's hair transplants are so much better and more natural looking than they used to be. Even since the invention of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) - transplanting hairs as they appear naturally in the scalp, hair restoration surgery has gotten more refined and natural looking? Why? Because today's expert physicians are using more refined tools and techniques than ever before.
The Hair Transplant 'Ugly Duckling' Stage - When Does It Begin and How Long Does It Last?
The "Ugly Duckling' stage is the term given to the period of time after hair transplant surgery when the patient may experience redness in the recipient area, pimples, shock loss, etc. During this period, the patient's hair may appear thinner or "uglier" than it did prior to the procedure.
Hair growth stimulated using stem cells
Using 3-D organoids made from stem cells, scientists managed to uncover a six-step process by which hair grows and stimulated hair growth.
Can You Trust Your Hair Transplant Surgeon? Evaluating Hair Growth Yield
Hair transplant patients have to put a lot of trust in their surgeon who is ultimately working on their scalp all day to deliver what they promised - a certain number of hair follicles (called grafts) that is optimal in providing a full and dense looking head of hair. And since most hair transplant surgeons charge per graft, each patient ultimately trusts that teir physician is transplanting the exact number they're paying for. So how do patient's know for sure they're getting what they've paid for?
Sun Exposure and Hair Transplant Surgery
Protecting the skin from severe sunburn is a concern for just about every beach goer in the summer time. But whether or not the sun can harm a new head of hair fresh out from surgical hair restoration is a question many hair transplant patients ask on our popular hair restoration forum.
Where Can I Get the NeoGraft Produre and Who is the Best NeoGraft Doctor?
The NeoGraft Hair Transplant Machine was initially marketed in such a way that men and women suffering from hair loss would be forced to ask "Where Can I get a NeoGraft Procedure" or "Who is the Best Neograft Doctor?" Unfortunatelly, both questions are products of nothing more than questionable and misleading marketing as the answers to such questions don't exist. The reality is, NeoGraft isn't a procedure at all and there is no such thing as a "NeoGraft Doctor". So what is the Neograft?
Study provides new insights into male pattern baldness
New research maps hair growth patterns across the entire body, providing new insights into male pattern baldness and excessive hair growth.
How Long do I have to take Hair Loss Drugs after Hair Transplant Surgery?
Whether or not hair loss drugs such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are required before, during and after hair transplant surgery is a popular topic of discussion amongst hair transplant patients and physicians alike. While some hair surgeons are true proponents of using Propecia in particular to help maintain existing natural hair and to prevent future thinning hair and hair loss, other physicians aren't so dogmatic about it. Some hair restoration physicians feel that it ultimately depends on the patient.
Can I Get a Refund For My Hair Transplant Procedure?
While today's modern hair transplant surgery comes with an ultra-high success rate in the hands of a quality hair restoration physician, all surgery comes with the potential of risks, potential problems and the possibility of subpar growth. In cases like this, patients often wonder how they will be compensated and if their doctor will at least in some way, stand behind their work. But do hair transplant surgeons provide full refunds in cases of less than optimal growth?
Baldness: How close are we to a cure?
Recent discoveries in hair loss research have paved the way for new treatments for baldness. Is the cure for baldness just around the corner? We find out.
Dr. Bessam Farjo and Dr. Bill Parsley, Real Hair Restoration Heroes!
Dr Bessam Farjo is one of a group of 22 cyclists who will ride from Venice to Milan to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restore. This group of hair transplant surgeons and support staff, are going to push themselves for 60 miles per day for 4 days, for a total of 240 miles, in support of this worthwhile cause.
Undergoing Hair Transplant Surgery Without Taking Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solutions
Since hair transplant surgery does nothing to stop the progression of pattern baldness, hair restoration physicians may provide warnings against undergoing hair transplantation without medical intervention.
Hair Transplant Surgery without Medication?
While it's possible to undergo surgical hair restoration without using non-surgical hair loss treatments, there are additional risks. Depending on your age and the agressive nature of your hair loss, a reputable hair restoration physician may decline performing surgery on you - especially if your hair loss is rapidly progressing with no signs of stopping. But for older men or for those with signs with mild recession and/or a family history of minimal baldness, performing hair transplant surgery on a patient who isn't taking non-surgical hair loss medication like Propecia (finasteride) and/or Rogaine (minoxidil) may be acceptable and rather successful.
Causes of baldness, gray hair identified
Researchers have identified the mechanisms responsible for gray hair and baldness, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for the conditions.
Obtaining a "Full Head of Hair" Through Hair Transplant Surgery
Today's hair transplant surgery is great but is it possible to undergo surgery and obtain a "full head of hair" that mimicks nature and a youthful appearance? Can surgical hair restoration achieve natural hair density and cover every centimeter of balding?
What Is the Hair Transplant Growth Timeline?
Due to the many factors that come into play, it's impossible to say for certain when an individual hair transplant patient will see the start of new hair growth after surgery. However, generally speaking, initial growth should begin at around 3 months post-op.
Dr. Robert M. Bernstein Presents Advanced Robotic Hair Transplant Techniques
Dr. Robert Bernstein, world renown hair transplant surgeon and esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, recently presented advanced robotic hair transplant techniques at the 2017 ARTAS Users Meeting.
Dr. Blake Bloxham of Great Neck, New York Is Now Recommended by the Hair Transplant Network
The Hair Transplant Network is pleased to announce that Dr. Blake Bloxham has been approved for recommendation. To learn how we prescreen and recommend hair transplant surgeons, click here.
Top 5 Reasons Men Choose Hair Transplant Surgery
Lets face it; the bald look is in. Its more socially acceptable for a man to shave his head today than ever before. Despite this recent cultural phenomenon however, there is no denying that many men suffer emotionally from the effects of male pattern baldness. Thus, state of the art follicular unit hair transplant surgery has become increasingly popular with balding men across the globe.
Hair Transplant Surgery: Concerns about Long Term Effects
While today's modern hair transplant results are very natural and virtually undetectable, only select group of privileged individuals with moderate degrees of balding throughout their lifetime require only one procedure to meet their hair restoration goals. But a much larger group of individuals suffering from hair loss start losing their hair at young ages and may need multiple procedures over many years to meet reasonable objectives.
The "Dos" and "Don'ts" of Presenting Hair Transplant Photos Online for Clinics
Anyone who has spent any amount of time on the hair loss forums or researching hair transplant clinics has seen what appears to be the helpless class 6 on the Norwood Scale of Hair Loss transformed into what seems to be a full head of hair. Moreover, anyone considering a hair transplant or in need of a follow-up procedure wants to believe that if there is hope for this seemingly destitute case, then their own expectations become all the more reasonably achievable.
Coalition Surgeon Dr. David Josephitis Discusses the Use of Beard Hair for Scalp Hair Transplant Donor Supply
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) has come a long way over the years. It has enabled many patients who would otherwise not have had a hair transplant procedure the ability to get one. It allows patients who wish to shave their hair shorter the freedom to do that.
Are Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments Required for Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplant surgery is an out-patient procedure involving moving healthy hair follicles from the sides and back of the head to balding areas. Because of a principle called "donor dominance", this hair is resitant to DHT and is permanent, making surgical hair restoration an attractive and popular cosmetic procedure for men and women with hair loss. However, cosmetic hair surgery does nothing to stop the progression of genetic pattern baldness. As a result, non-surgical treatments are said to "complement" hair restoration surgery since they may slow down, stop or even reverse the effects of male or female pattern baldness.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): A Revolutionary Hair Transplant Procedure?
Although some hair transplant surgeons believe the two procedures are equivalent and simply provide patients with options, both FUT and FUE are quite different and come with their own laundry list of advantages, disadvantages and potential problems. More importantly, most leading hair restoration physicians agree that there are fewer candidates for follicular...
The Increasing Popularity of Today's Modern Hair Transplant Surgery
Day by day the popularity of hair transplant surgery has been increasing at the vast rate for becoming a successful, safe and efficient procedure to restore hair. Patients choosing this procedure, remain in a comfortable environment as the hair transplant causes nominal pain and is mildly invasive.
Why You Should Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco Use after Hair Transplant Surgery
Physicians typically advise patients against the use of tobacco products and alcohol for a Pperiod of time after hair transplant surgery.
Hair loss treatments for men: Best options
What are the causes of male baldness and what are the options for prevention and treatment of hair loss? What are the coping strategies for hair loss?
Dr. Robert M. Bernstein Presents Advanced Robotic Hair Transplant Techniques
Dr. Robert Bernstein, world renown hair transplant surgeon and esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians, recently presented advanced robotic hair transplant techniques at the 2017 ARTAS Users Meeting. The two-day conference, held in Coronado, California, was a huge success with over 260 attendees from around the world representing 204 robotic hair restoration practices. Dr. Bernstein closed the meeting with a discussion of five advanced techniques in robotic hair transplant procedures that he developed at Bernstein Medical. Dr. Bernstein's presentation covered the following topics: Benefits of pre-making recipient sites
Chooosing a Quality Hair Transplant Surgeon
Today, hair transplants can be so natural looking that even professional hair stylists can't detect them. But be careful! The skill and experience of hair restoration physicians vary as do their results. Because physician selection is vital in determining the kind of success and quality one can achieve from the final result, I've provided some tips below on how to research, interview and select a quality hair transplant surgeon.
Here're the benefits of hair transplant surgery | The Siasat Daily
New Delhi [India]: Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again. All those people who have lost their hair can now reverse the process through hair transplant surgery. It is the ideal solution for men looking for a more youthful and attractive appearance. A lot of people lose their confidence because of excessive hair loss and as a result their personal and professional lives suffer. Hair surgery can help you roll back the years and give you the appearance that you desire. Hair loss is something that is very common in men, everyone at some point or the other suffers from it. But now you have a revolutionary solution at your disposal. Dr Alia Rizvi, Dermatologist at Me Clinic, discuss the various benefits of hair transplant surgery. – Natural Process: Some people have reservations about hair implants and they think of it as an unsafe process. But according to medical experts this is totally untrue because hair transplants are completely safe and natural. No special chemicals or medicines are used in this process that might damage your hair. Amongst all the hair growing methods hair transplant surgery is the most natural. The results are so good that majority of the people won’t be able to tell that you got a hair transplant.
Replicel Life Sciencess Phase I Clinical Trial For Hair Loss Succeeds In Meeting Primary Endpoints
VANCOUVER, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB:REPCF) (TSXV:RP) (FRA:P6P2) ("RepliCel" or the "Company"), a clinical stage regenerative medicine company developing unique biologic products for pattern baldness and thinning hair, aging and sun-damaged skin, and chronic tendon degeneration, today announced the successful completion of its first-in-human clinical study of the Company's autologous cell therapy for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). The Company reports the trial succesfully met its endpoints and sets the stage for next steps in the ongoing research and development of its product, RCH-01, for the treatment of male and female androgenetic alopecia. "As we march toward commercialization of this product based on this first-in-human data, our aim is to revolutionize the way we prevent, treat, and even reverse hair loss," stated RepliCel President and CEO, R. Lee Buckler. ...
The Modern Hair Transplant
Today's modern hair transplantation is very different than the old "hair plugs" and "corn rows" of the past. Long gone are the days of doll hair looking mini-grafts and plugs that have transformed bald men into monster look-alikes. In the 21st century, surgical hair restoration must be perfect right? The "cure for baldness" we've all been waiting for since childhood is here...is it not? Today's surgical hair restoration procedures are great, but they are not a cure for male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, future hair loss treatment modalities such as "hair multiplication" and a miracle pill that magically transforms the balding scalp into a chia-pet are still years and maybe even decades away. But there is good news. Many men and women have been able to stop baldness and restore a natural, dense looking head of hair with today's modern treatments for baldness. So what are they?
Hair to Stay: A Resource to Help Eligible Patients Pay for Scalp Cooling
The use of scalp cooling systems for chemotherapy-induced hair loss is growing, but cost can be an issue. For your patients who may need financial support to access scalp cooling, the nonprofit organization Hair to Stay offers need-based grants to offset the expense. ...
Why do shorter men go bald more often?
Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.
Hair Transplants - A Full Head of Hair?
Today's hair transplant surgery is highly refined, very natural looking and can restore a much more youthful appearance in many men suffering from hair loss. But what about individuals with advanced levels and degrees of baldness? Can a fully bald man with no hair on the top of their scalp achieve a full head of hair? Hair transplant surgery is about the art of illusion and operates on the principle of supply and demand. In other words, the more balding an individual is experiencing, the more hair will be needed for transplanting. Regretably, donor hair (hair on the sides and back of the scalp) is limited. Sure every single follicle can be removed and transplanted on top leaving bald sides, but this isn't very practical nor is it natural looking. Thus, the goal is to move as much hair as possible while keeping and creating a full looking appearance in both the donor and recipient areas. Thus, while donor hair supply is limited, the demand for hair on top varies depending on how much hair loss an individual experiences. But what does that have to do with illusion?
Genetic basis for male baldness identified in large-scale study
New large-scale genetic study examines over 52,000 men with moderate-to-severe hair loss and identifies over 250 genetic locations linked to the condition. Although common, male baldness can have negative psychological effects and some studies have even linked it to a handful of serious illnesses. New research identifies the genetic variants involved in the condition, which could eventually enable researchers to predict a person's chances of hair loss. A new study identifies more than 250 genetic locations responsible for male pattern baldness. Male baldness - also referred to as androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB) - affects a significant number of people in the United States, as the condition accounts for over 95 percent of all hair loss in men. According to the American Hair Loss Association, two thirds of U.S. adults will be affected by MPB to a certain degree by the age of 35, and around 85 percent of men will have experienced significant hair loss by the age of 50. A lot of these men are seriously affected by the condition, which can have a negative effect on a person's self-image, as well as on their interpersonal relationships. Additionally, some genetic studies have even associated MPB with negative clinical outcomes such as prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Is Post-Finasteride Syndrome Real?
Men suffering from hair loss have been told for over a decade that Propecia or finasteride is the only FDA approved tablet or pill that inhibits the production of DHT, the hormone responsible for genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). But what if the potential for side effects is greater than originally anticipated? Would the possibility of long-term or even permanent sexual side effects be worth saving your precious lost follicles? Propecia is not very good at regrowing lost hair however, over 80% of Propecia consumers have been able to slow down or even stop the progression of male pattern baldness in its tracks. A small percentage of men have been able to restore lost hair which can be seen in a few magnificent looking before and after transformation pictures. Every medication comes with the possibility of side effects. Men have been told for years that a small percentage of Propecia users may experience a temporary sexual problems and a difficulty getting aroused. However, over the years, many men have come forward complaining about long-term and even permanent sexual problems even after stopping all use of Propecia. Many men believe that their impotency issues is a direct result from ever consuming finasteride. However many others believe that the fact that they took Propecia is a coincidence and that there must be some other causes of ongoing sexual issues. The FDA however, took these concerns seriously and as a result forced Merck, the manufacturers of this popular hair loss drug to change the warning labels on the medication. Despite the FDA's decision however, many hair loss doctors feel strongly that the risks of ongoing sexual side effects from Propecia have been grossly exaggerated and continue to prescribe it to their patients, in particular those who undergo today's modern hair transplant surgery.
​Increasing Demand for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Today, FUE (the acronym for Follicular Unit Extraction) has become synonymous with hair transplant surgery for many hair loss suffering men looking to restore their hair and wear it short. But despite its increasing popularity amongst young men, is follicular unit extraction hair transplant surgery all that it's hyped to be? Follicular Unit Extraction, a donor harvesting method that includes individually plucking follicular units and planting them into small recipient incisions made into balding areas has been marketed as a "scarless" procedure since its inception at the dawning of the 21st century. While FUE does eliminate the linear scar and minimize the appearance of scarring, growth yield has always been far less consistent than its counterpart known as follicular unit strip surgery or FUSS. Over the last 5 years in particular however, expert hair surgeons dedicated to improving FUE have done a great job overcoming the additional forces follicular unit extraction place on the follicles during extraction. Thus, in an experienced surgeons' hands, FUE growth yield on average almost rivals strip. That said, FUE and FUSS both have its clear advantages and disadvantages. While many patients and physicians alike have these two donor harvesting techniques competing against one another, most veteran patients and expert physicians recognize the benefit of utilizing both methods, sometimes on the same patient in order to maximize the amount of available donor hair for transplanting. This is exceptionally important for men with advanced levels of baldness.
Bald Men Are More Intelligent, Successful, and Masculine, Says Science
If your husband is worried about losing his hair, you can now let him know that his life is only going to get better. Bald men are often seen as more successful and dominant than men with lush locks, a study from 2012 found, according to Business Insider. The research says that women tend to find hairless men to be larger, stronger, and more powerful, too. This isn't exactly surprising news considering some of Hollywood's greatest hunks-Bruce Willis, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Jason Statham-happen to shine with shaved heads.The research was conducted by scientist Albert E. Mannes (surprise-he's bald), at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, which compiled information from 59 subjects, showed the participants multiple photos of men. The first photo featured a man with a full head of hair and the second one showed that same man with no hair. Most participants reported that they found the bald men to be more attractive overall.
Can L'Oreal Cure Hair Loss with 3D Printing?
Cosmetics firm L'Oreal and French bioprinting firm Poietis have announced an exclusive research partnership to develop a process of 3D printing viable hair follicles. Could this mean the end of baldness?ccording toL'Oreal's own website,The laser-assisted bioprinting technology developed by Poietis to produce biological tissue can position cells in 3D with extremely high cellular resolution (on the order of ten microns) and cellular viability (over 95%). This unique bioprinting technology involves successively layering micro-drops of bioinks using a quick scan by a laser beam. The living biological tissue created must then be matured for around 3 weeks before it can be used in tests.
Are beards good for your health?
If you were in search of a new, disease-fighting antibiotic, where might you start? In a swamp? A remote island? Well, how about combing beards? Michael Mosley investigates. On
​5 Things You Learn When You Have a Hair Transplant
Today's modern hair transplant surgery is natural and virtually undetectable. Just like the head of hair you were born with, transplanted hair grows, requires cutting and can be styled any way you like. And while men and women suffering from hair loss may obsess about balding, hair transplant patients typically forget all about their scalps. Below, read about 5 things hair transplant patients learn after undergoing surgery. 1. Hair transplant surgery is practically pain free. Prospective hair restoration patients are often concerned about pain and experience at least some anxiety weeks and days before their procedure. But other than a few pinches during the local anesthetic, the procedure is pretty smooth sailing. 2. Patience is Important They say patience is a virtue, but nobody likes to wait. Hair transplant patients quickly learn that results from their procedure don't happen overnight. The healing phase during the first couple of months is typically the hardest part. Some mild redness, possible shock loss (temporary loss of natural hair due to trauma from surgery), etc. can sometimes have patients panicking and questioning whether or not they've made the right decision. But 12 months later, the wait is over and the result has grown in and matured.
Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Parsa Mohebi Demonstrates Strip Scar Repair with Follicular Unit Extraction
Recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Parsa Mohebi of Los Angeles, CA is well-known for his excellent surgical technique and high standard of patient care. Dr. Mohebi performs both follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) as well as body hair transplantation (BHT), eyebrow restoration and scalp scar repair. Recently, Dr. Mohebi shared the following video demonstration of a strip surgery scar repair via FUE on our hair restoration forum.
​No Propecia, No hair Transplant Surgery?
Today's hair transplants are great and are the only proven and effective method of growing hair in completely bald areas. However, surgical hair restoration does nothing to stop the progression of female or male pattern baldness. But why do some surgeons refuse to perform surgery on hair loss suffering men unless they use Propecia and have been on it for at least a year? Propecia (finasteride)is the most effective and only antiandrogen (DHT blocker) proven to stop hair loss. Young men with minimal hair loss may be at great risk of advanced balding in the future. Doing nothing to stop its progression while implanting hair to thinning areas or bald spots may leave men with unnatural looking hair patterns or "patches" of transplanted hair. Many hair transplant surgeons won't even consider transplanting young patients with a severe family history of baldness. However, others may simply provide a warning and proceed with surgery under "informed consent". This is when patients have been fully informed of all the risks associated with surgery and choose to have the procedure done despite them. Written documentation and a formal signature is typically required by physicians before they will proceed with surgery.
Dr. Emorane Lupanzula of Belgium Now Recommended by the Hair Transplant Network
The Hair Transplant Network is pleased to announce that Dr. Emorane Lupanzula has been approved for recommendation. The Hair Transplant Network is pleased to announce that Dr. Emorane Lupanzula has been approved for recommendation. In consideration for recommendation, Dr. Lupanzula was carefully reviewed by our hair restoration forum and social community. Given the excellent feedback we received from patients, physicians and forum members on his dedication to state of the art follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS), we have decided to approve him for recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network. To view Dr. Lupanzula’s recommendation profile, click here. To learn how we prescreen and recommend hair transplant surgeons, click here. For hair loss sufferers considering hair transplant surgery in Belgium and beyond, we strongly encourage you to consult with and consider Dr. Emorane Lupanzula for your next procedure.
​Modern Hair Transplant Surgery Dos and Dont's
Today's modern hair transplant surgery is great, especially if you've done your homework and selected an outstanding physician. However, even in the modern world, perfection doesn't exist and less than optimal results can occur. The good news is however, there is something you can do to reduce the risks associated with hair transplant surgery. While a hair transplant is considered a simple outpatient procedure it's still surgery and it takes literally all day. Most patients come in around the same time the sun is rising and leave at dawn. The procedure, when done right may be "simple" for expert hair restoration physicians, but it is a time consuming and tedious process regardless. Thus, it's important to plan ahead and prepare yourself for an entire day in the surgical chair. It's also important to plan for at least a week or two of healing time. This means downtime and potentially using some vacation time at work. Moreover, getting all the information about the procedure, whether or not shaving is required of the donor and recpient area and planning to look a little "off" while your hair transplant heals is crucial. Many people have concerns about people at working knowing something changed. While most people like the positive attention when the hair transplant results grow in a year after surgery, many are concerned about the strange looks they may get if they haven't properly prepared to conceal their surgery from their co-workers the first couple of weeks out of surgery. Wearing a hat or a bandana may be a possibility for some or even topical concealer after 5 to 7 days may be an effective way of hiding surgery.
Does a NeoGraft Hair Transplant Produce Natural Looking Results?
The thing about NeoGraft is that it's just a tool. Some leading hair transplant surgeons have argued that the mechanisms by which it extracts follicular unit grafts is inherently damaging to them,. Whether or not that is true, at the end of the day, it can only be as good as the person wielding it. Unfortunately, this particular FUE tool has been heavily marketed to neophytes looking to start a turnkey hair restoration practice. It seems that in many cases, NeoGraft assisted hair transplants are performed by traveling teams of technicians supervised by a licensed doctor. While the prices I've seen quoted online are generally much cheaper than the average cost of follicular unit extraction in the US, it is possible to get follicular unit extraction performed by a world class hair transplant surgeon for nearly the same cost. Even more affordable if you're willing to travel abroad.
How Many Grafts per Square CM Are Required for Good Hair Transplant Density?
Achieving a 50% density level of original scalp density is a good goal to start with. It's been said that achieving 50% density will provide a good basis to support the illusion of coverage. Obviously in some cases a little more and in others with outstanding hair characteristics, a little less. So the bottom line is that it will vary between individuals, depending on the degree of hair loss and their individual hair characteristics.
When Is It Safe to Walk or Run after Hair Transplant Surgery?
Opinions vary on exercise after hair transplant surgery and it's always best to follow the advice of your hair restoration physician . With follicular unit strip surgery, the main concern is not to put stress on the donor scar. You need to avoid touching your chin to your chest or otherwise stressing the donor area for the first few months in order to avoid scar stretching. Barring that, it's generally considered ok to engage in mild physical activity like walking after the first couple of days. I'm a fan of erring on the side of caution and personally feel it's best to wait a full two weeks before working up a sweat. Here's a detailed response to a similar question by Coalition Hair Restoration Physician Dr. Paul Shapiro published on our Hair Loss Q&A Blog that you might find useful.
Laser Cap Restores Hair
Skeptical about all of those hair regrowth products and treatments? You’re not alone. One women was about to give up and buy a wig. Then, she met a doctor who turned everything around with a novel treatment. For years, Joan Chabrowe’s thinning hair made her self-conscious. She visited many doctor's offices and tried lots of things. “I was trying orally, topically, electronically, all the methods that I could,” Chabrowe said. Chabrowe almost gave up, even after hearing about the LaserCap at Bauman Medical Group. Like others, she thought it was a gimmick. The LaserCap was the real deal. Like its name, it’s a hat with lasers, worn for 30 minutes, every other day. It carries a hefty price tag of $3,000, but Chabrowe said it’s worth it. “It increases energy production. It increases blood flow and you’re going to get thicker, stronger, healthier hair over time,” explained Alan J. Bauman, M.D., a hair transplant surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Bauman said before trying anything, it’s important to really look into who is treating you and what their experience in hair restoration is. “Find someone who does this every single day of the week,” said Bauman. Now, looking at before and after pictures, Chabrowe is resting easy on a full head of hair. “I am not embarrassed about bald patches or terribly thinning hair and if it’s for a special occasion, I’m able to get it blown out in a salon and it looks terrific,” detailed Chabrowe. Bauman said it’s important to make sure your doctor is a member of a credentialed organization, like the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. ...
"Movember" movement raises awareness for men's health
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Men around the world, including in Bay County and in the NewsChannel 7 studio, will grow out their whiskers next month for a good cause. "It's a combination of the two words, 'mustache' and 'November,'" Dr. Carlos Ramos said. You may know it as "No Shave November" or "Movember," but you may not be familiar with what the movement stands for. "It's intended to raise awareness for men's health issues, especially prostate cancer awareness, but other cancers too," Dr. Ramos explained. Prostate and testicular cancers, mental health, and suicide, are all factors the Movember Foundation says contribute to our dads, brothers, friends, and loved ones dying too young. "It's very important they're involved in their own care," Dr. Ramos said. Enter the "Movember" movement. Men and women at the Panama City Urological Center are getting on board. At NewsChannel 7, our own meteorologist Ryan Michaels is joining in as well. Ryan also grew out the beard in November 2014. "I've never actually gotten to see exactly the extent of where this would go, let alone I was very disappointed when I found out," Ryan joked about last year's attempt.
L'Oreal may have just come up with a way to help people who are losing their hair
The INSIDER Summary: • L’Oreal paired with a bioprinting startup in France. • Together, the companies hope to print synthetic hair follicles. • The goal is to eventually implant bioprinted follicles on a balding person. Last week, cosmetics giant L’Oreal announced a partnership with France-based bioprinting startup Poietis. Together, the two hope to print synthetic hair follicles that can first conquer the lab, then your head. All you need to bioprint a hair follicle is bioink, a laser, and some time. The laser forces tiny drops of bioink made up of living cells in very specific positions on a substrate, then layers it to create a structure. Over the next few weeks, the cells mature into hair follicle cells, becoming viable outside a petri dish (the company calls its process “4D bioprinting” — this maturation time is the fourth dimension). This process isn’t as straightforward as it may seem; several organisations have tried to bioprint hair follicles and failed, according to a press video from L’Oreal. Hair follicles contain 15 different types of cells that must cyclically grow new hair, and the average human head has about 150,000 of them.
L’Oréal and Poietis sign an exclusive research partnership to develop bioprinting of hair
Clichy, 28 September 2016 - L'Oréal has been committed to tissue engineering for almost 30 years and holds unique knowledge and expertise in the field of hair biology. With this exclusive research partnership, L'Oréal and Poietis are giving themselves the means to pursue a new scientific challenge: bioprinting a hair follicle, the small organ that produces hair, using a bioprinter. This research partnership offers exciting perspectives at a time when conventional tissue engineering technologies remain limited in terms of the complexity of cell patterns. The laser-assisted bioprinting technology developed by Poietis to produce biological tissue can position cells in 3D with extremely high cellular resolution (on the order of ten microns) and cellular viability (over 95%). This unique bioprinting technology involves successively layering micro-drops of bioinks using a quick scan by a laser beam. The living biological tissue created must then be matured for around 3 weeks before it can be used in tests. The combination of this exclusive technology with L'Oréal's unique expertise in hair biology could ...
Men perceived as younger, more attractive after hair transplant for baldness
Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? The answer is yes, according to a new article, and this reality can play a role in workplace and social success, say the authors of a new report.