Category Archives: hair loss

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Some hair loss is correlated to stress. This type of hair loss is generally reversible and does not require medical treatment or hair transplant. Hair loss induced by stress usually occurs after severe stress, such as surgery, starvation, emotional stressful situation or illness. Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. Getting your emotional stress…
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Hair Multiplication using Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

There is an increasing buzz throughout the medical world that is filtering down to the public regarding the possible benefits from stem cell medical treatments. Hair Restoration is not immune to the excitement that perhaps hair loss would be remedied in the near future from such an innovative medical treatment. In my time as a…
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What Is A Miniaturization Study And Why Is It Important?

When attempting to determine a person’s level of hair miniaturization and future patterns of balding, a miniaturization study is critical. This method reveals the rate of hair thinning in comparison with the surrounding normal healthy hair. The hair found on the back and sides of the head in most cases lasts a lifetime since these hairs are…
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Accutane and Hair Loss

Q: Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and had some questions for you. I am 27 years old and began losing hair around age 21 immediately after using the drug accutane. I was on a very high dose and took more than the recommended amount during those couple weeks because I thought I…
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Treatment Options for Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata (AA) is a type of local hair loss due to autoimmune reaction of the patient’s body against hair follicles.  Alopecia Areata generally presents as circular coin shape hair loss lesions, but it can progress to involve larger areas of the scalp (Alopecia Capitis) or even the entire body (Alopecia Universalis). Several treatment options…
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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for hair restoration

Q: Hi Dr Mohebi, Can you tell me your opinion on products like iGrow (low level laser therapy). Thanks so much, A: Hello, Unfortunately, there has been very little research done on different types of laser treatments for hair restoration and most studies are done in small numbers, lacking significant results.  As you already know…
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