hair loss

February 5, 2013

Mechanism of Shock Loss after Hair Transplant

New Research in Study of Shock Loss A new study from the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine demonstrates that one of the inflammatory pathways present in the healing process could be responsible for what we know as shock loss after hair transplantation. Shock loss is when a patient experiences hair loss… Read More »

January 24, 2013

Studies Indicate Vitamin D Effects Hair Growth

 Vitamin D and Hair Growth 35 million men in the US have male pattern baldness along with several million women who have hair loss. The Wall Street Journalreported on studies throughout the world that indicate that the ‘sunshine vitamin’ does have a positive effect on receptors that directly relate to hair growth. Various studies are… Read More »

December 5, 2012

FUE Hair Transplant – Today and Tomorrow

FUE Research Committee International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery established a FUE Research Committee at its latest annual scientific meeting in the Bahamas.  The new committee is solely focused on Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedures and the techniques that could be utilized to improve the quality of the FUE procedures. The FUE committee will… Read More »

November 29, 2012

Don’t Succumb to Hair Loss Scams

The amount of money spent on bogus hair loss products and treatments since the e founding of America may well be enough to pay off our national debt. Or at least put a serious dent in it! Hair loss patients are too often the wishful or unwitting dupe to charlatans proposing the miracle cure to… Read More »

November 27, 2012

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… Read More »

November 19, 2012

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… Read More »

March 6, 2012

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… Read More »

December 19, 2011

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… Read More »

December 15, 2011

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… Read More »

December 9, 2011

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… Read More »