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April 11, 2017

Pregnancy and Hair Loss

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Having a baby is, of course, a joyous thing—but it’s not without some potential side effects. Hair loss is one that is especially frustrating. Here at HT&RC, we hear from many women who had a baby months or even years ago, and experienced thinning hair afterward. Often, these women wait, assuming the hair will grow back—but it doesn’t, perhaps because of stressful life events that further impact their natural hair growth cycles.

January 30, 2017

Links between androgenic alopecia and other diseases

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Male pattern baldness (also known as androgenic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss in men affecting ~50% of men over 40 years of age and caused by the interaction of genetics, hormones, and lifestyle factors including smoking, alcohol and stress from a hormonal perspective. The primary contributor, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), results from metabolized testosterone and changes gene expression, leading hair follicles to shorten their growth phase and to miniaturize.

October 07, 2016

Excessive Hair Breakage: What You Need to Know

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

The latest hairstyles and hair colors can seem exceptional in photographs splashed across magazines covers, and the internet, but creating these looks requires exposure of hair to heated styling devices and harsh chemicals that, in turn, can severely damage hair. Notably damaged hair can be suggestive of a disease, or a hair-shaft disorder, a condition our medical practice can diagnose and provide an individual treatment protocol for hair restoration.

August 25, 2016

Cicatricial Alopecia Post Series: Four

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How is it treated?

In this last post on Cicatricial Alopecias, I discuss details on treatments, hopefully providing more clarity on this group of disorders.

July 14, 2016

Cicatricial Alopecia (Scarring Alopecia) Post Series: Three

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

How is it diagnosed?

This third blog post in a series on cicatricial alopecia continues with new learnings regarding associations with other illnesses, diagnosis, and seeking treatment. Much of the information provided is from the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation or CARF. Their website is, and I encourage everyone seeking more in-depth knowledge to visit the site.

June 23, 2016

Cicatricial Alopecia (Scarring Alopecia) Post Series: Two

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

What causes it?

In the last post on cicatricial alopecia, I shared information from the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation or CARF, which is an excellent resource site for those suffering from one of these rare disorders, and I encourage you to go to their website:

June 09, 2016

Cicatricial Alopecia (Scarring Alopecia) Post Series: Part One

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

What is it? Although the cause of hair loss varies patient to patient, I see many patients in my practice who have been suffering from hair loss, sometimes severe, for many years before ever talking to a hair loss physician. Because of this, I wanted to highlight a group of disorders that I frequently diagnose - cicatricial alopecias - which are a very misunderstood family of complications that can masquerade as androgenic alopecia.

May 24, 2016

Four Reasons Why Using Beard Hair is a Great Donor Option for Hair Transplants

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Many hair loss patients I see assume they are not a candidate for a hair transplant only because no viable hair exists on their scalp. This feeling of "hopelessness" translates into other areas, and patients can end up resorting to hair styles reflecting this mindset.

April 21, 2016

The Two Main Hair Types

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Even though different ethnicities have different hair characteristics, there are basically two main hair types.

April 04, 2016

Classifications of Hair Loss Disorders

Hair Transplant & Restoration Center

Hair loss disorders are a large, heterogeneous group of conditions that have various clinical features, pathological findings, and etiologies. Hair loss may occur due to disorders of hair cycling, inflammatory conditions that damage hair follicles, or inherited or acquired abnormalities in hair shafts.

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