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December 05, 2018

Consultations: What and Why of Specific Questions to Determine Cause of Hair Loss

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Before consultations, I ask new patients to fill out a detailed questionnaire which allows for providing information I need to determine the etiology of their hair loss. In general, during the consultation, I am looking to assess the pattern and course of hair loss as well as any associated symptoms.

November 16, 2018

Continuous Quality Improvement and Hair Growth

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

In the medical field, for a few decades, there has been the concept of CQI or Continuous Quality Improvement process that encourages all members of the medical community to continuously ask, “How are we doing?” and “Can we do it better?” This idea has evolved over time.

November 01, 2018

Thermal Damage From Heat Styling: What You Need to Know

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Most of us can’t live without using some form of heat on our hair, whether it’s a blow drier, flat-iron, or curling iron, but unfortunately these heat styling tools can cause, among others, a condition that dermatologists call bubble hair. A sign of thermal injury, bubble hair is the result of bubbles formed within the hair shaft when water in the hair is heated and turns into steam. Clinically, hair appears to be kinked, break off, and the condition may develop into localized alopecia over time.

September 26, 2018

Can E-Cigarettes Cause Hair Loss

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco is the most significant preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Nicotine, a component of tobacco found in cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes, is a highly addictive substance which contributes to compulsive use, relapse after abstinence, and physical dependence. In spite of the well-documented health hazards, an estimated 17% of Americans smoke cigarettes leading to nearly a half million deaths each year.

September 20, 2018

Transplants Combined With PRP/PL: An Update

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

In March of this year, I updated all of my PRP equipment and invested in technology to maximize the growth factors found in platelets which involves using a top of the line centrifuge to achieve a high platelet count, but more importantly, incorporating sonication, an additional step to the process.

August 21, 2018

Did You Know? 5 Common Hair Loss Myths That Aren't True

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

For many people, hair loss is just a fact of life. People tend to speculate on what causes hair loss, which leads to a lot of misinformation. Misinformation is harmful because it misguides people on what to actually do about their hair loss. Here, we have some of the most common myths about hair loss.

August 15, 2018

I Still Have Hair, What is a Trichoscope Exam and Why Do I need One?

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

A 53-year-old male patient came in for a consultation because he noticed over the past few years his hair thinning on both the top and crown. He asked his hair stylist if she could also see it, and from her perspective, his stylist only saw thinning in the crown. You can see in the first picture that his hair looks very full and dense except for some thinning in the crown.

July 24, 2018

Hair Loss Solutions: Will I Regrow My Hair With PRP Treatments?

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Hair loss affects millions of people every year, including men and women. If you don't have the hair growth that you desire, it may affect your confidence levels. You may even shy away from social situations because you don't feel comfortable. Regrowing your hair with PRP treatments may be an option for you, allowing you to take your life back.

July 13, 2018

Dealing With Trichotillomania: Ideas on How to Stop Pulling Out Your Hair

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Trichotillomania, colloquially known as excessive hair-pulling, is one of a group of body-focused repetitive behaviors, or BFRBs. Body-focused repetitive behaviors include skin-picking (Excoriation), nail-biting (Onychophagia), or biting one's lips or cheeks (Keratosis).

June 29, 2018

A New PRP at HT&RC

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

My sole motivation as a hair loss physician is to search for and deliver the very best hair restoration treatment for my patients. In continuing to do so, I changed my PRP treatment for hair restoration entirely. Therefore, out of all the PRP data I have shared over the past several years, the information presented in this blog may be the most influential for my patients.

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