UNETHICAL Hair Transplant Surgery

HERE IS A LETTER I SENT TO A PATIENT:  “You have had previous hair transplants done by Dr. XXX with 3400 grafts in the front of your head. You were very frightened about the prospect of being bald at that age of 23. Now you are 31 years old and started Propecia 4 months ago. You […]

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Dr. Jae Pak and Dr. William Rassman Wins Top 100 doctors and is Featured in Time Square 2016

According to RealSelf, the top 100 is awarded to RealSelf doctors for having an outstanding record of customer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments. “The doctors receiving this award were among the top 1% of our 13,000-member doctor community in 2015,” said Tom Seery, RealSelf […]

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Hair Harvesting Device Patent Issued To Drs. Rassman and Pak

The official publication date for this new patent titles “HAIR HARVESTING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH LOCALIZED SUBSURFACE DERMAL FLUID INSERTION” (Patent number #9,259,236 B1) was officially published by the U.S. Patent Office on February 16, 2016. It describes a method to inject fluid into a localized area of the hair follicular unit, to make FUE […]

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Is It The Micro-needling Or The PRP That Grows New Hair?

Hair growth has been reported with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections which utilize many injections into the scalp and doctors are now doing this wold wide to induce hair growth where there is great need for it. I have been hesitant to accept this treatment because there are no good studies that prove it works. Maybe […]

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Women Who May Be Pregnant Should Not Drink Of Have A Hair Transplant

CDC recommends young women avoid alcohol unless they are using contraception USA Today (2/2, Szabo) reports, “Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said” yesterday. “‘Alcohol can permanently harm a developing baby before a woman knows she is pregnant,’ said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers […]

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What’s New In Transplants?

If you ever heard someone tell you to “get your head together’ I don’t think that they were tell you to get a new head as these researchers did here: This is a technical challenge for the surgeons doing these head transplant, but it is a real ethical issue for me as we know monkeys are thinking, […]

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What Is Wrong With Donald Trumps Hair?

I have heard from reliable sources that Donald Trump has had more than one scalp surgery to treat balding over 20 years ago. Many people who have had the older types of hair transplant procedures from the 1980s and 1990s often received deforming procedures that caused significant scarring on the scalp. Visible deformities can be covered

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German Carpenter Develops ‘Sperm Switch’ as Vasectomy Alternative

http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/medtechpulse/german-carpenter-develops-sperm-switch-vasectomy-alternative?cid=nl.x.qmed02.edt.aud.qmed.20160113

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Does Wind Cause Hair Loss?

Wind does not cause hair loss other than the fact it may blow away falling hair. Hair loss in men in most cases is due to genetic male pattern balding. Hair loss occurs in a pattern (thus the term). If your theory of the windy city (Chicago) is true, you would see more bald men

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Does Progesterone Cure Male Pattern Balding? Does PRP Grow Hair?

While progesterone is generally considered a natural female hormone, biochemically it is an indirect precursor to testosterone much like testosterone is a a precursor to DHT. (Men produce progesterone naturally just like women produce testosterone in their body) If you follow this logic you can argue that you should be taking more cholesterol for male

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Image And Cause Of Hair Split Ends

Split ends reflect drying and trauma over time. The longer hair ends are the oldest part of the hair shaft and that is why we see the greatest damage at the ends. The trauma is caused by sunlight, blow driers, hot rollers, rubbing too hard, hacking it with dull scissors, back brushing, using a metal

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About Grey Hair

The following is taken from MSN Lifestyle: HOW HAIR TURNS GREY Hair grows in a follicle, a bulb-like tube on your scalp. The average head has 100,000 to 150,000 follicles, each operating independently from the others. Hair in its basic, unpigmented state is white. It gets its color from melanin, a pigment that also determines

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Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP) and Hair Transplant for a Norwood 5a Patient Review. (Before and After Photo)

This is a review of a patient who had a hair transplant surgery to address the thinning and a high forehead.  The hair transplant established a non-balding “frame” to his face, but the SMP gave him the look of fullness. **click on the photo for better resolution**

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Aplasia Cutis Congenita – Translucent Hair Follicles.

  This shows an amazing view of the anatomy of normal skin in the translucent area

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A Hair Breakthrough May Not Be The Breakthrough That it Seems To Be

http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/the-aesthetic-surgery-journal-publishes-groundbreaking-study-on-nape-hair-for-fue-hair-transplantation/328237/ Taking neck hair, which is often finer than scalp hair, has problems with it. These problems include: (1)  more prominent scarring occurs in the neck and the neck area is very visible so such scars will be detectable as punctate scars (2) neck hair is often no permanent hair as scalp hair is, so

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A Chemical May Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Resveratrol, found in wine, actually in the grape skin, might help in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease The skin of the grape is a potential treatment for a variety of age related disorders, reported from the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. In the disease, amyloid-beta protein is deposited in the brain and is associated

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Change In Views On How To Use Finasteride (Propecia)

I am writing this post from the ISHRS annual meeting in Chicago. I have just heard a wonderful and informative discussion on the use of of the drug finasteride. As we know, the hormone DHT is 40 times as powerful an androgen as testosterone. The treatment of genetic hair loss is to address block the DHT

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I’ve Been On Propecia For Over A Year And I Am Still Losing Hair.

First and foremost, I am not your doctor so I cannot advise you on your medical treatment. I can tell you that genetic male pattern balding (MPB) is a condition where there is no cure. Propecia is a medication that helps slow down the process. Everyone responds to medication differently. Follow up with your doctor

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Uncertainty In Hair Loss Pattern and Testosterone Levels

Thank you for following BaldingBlog! There is no firm rule on what age you will lose your hair. For most men, genetic male pattern hair loss occurs in their 20s and30s. But it can also happen in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Hair loss does not completely stop. We don’t necessarily fit neatly into a

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Can Scalp Exercises Grow Hair?

Someone put the time and energy to put together that information. From a medical point of view, scalp exercises will not grow hair or help miniaturized hair.

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