What Does “Board Certified” Mean in Hair Transplant Surgery in – ISHRS or American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)

Most consumers and patients take for granted that “board certification” implies some level of expertise and qualification of a doctor. What does it ultimately mean to you? Why do we even bother with it? Is it to advertise achievement reflecting doctors’ credentials? In the United States there are 24 approved medical specialty boards that are

Using Different Minoxidil Strengths

In general we advise our female patients to use minoxidil 5% twice a day, although the official recommended does is 2%. We take the blood pressure of the patient prior to prescribing this medication. Although this medication can be purchased directly from any pharmacy or grocery store, there are side effects that you must read

Not Hair Loss News – Aspirin Slows Down Aging

If there is a wonder drug, it seems to be aspirin. I have taken it for years. There seems to be beneficial effects on aging (see above), heart and vascular disease and cancer prevention. What else could you ask for?

Beware of Hair Growth Formulas and Inappropriate Claims for Minoxidil Regrowth

According to the indictment below, a named doctor has been using the Internet to sell non-approved doses of Minoxidil with claims that are not proper. Read the document below for details SALT LAKE CITY ‹ Four men, including two Utah’s, face federal charges for allegedly selling hair replacement drugs over the Internet without U.S. Food

My Hair Stopped Growing After My 2nd Child Was Born

What you describe requires a doctor’s in office assessment. You might have developed an autoimmune disease like alopecia areata – I do not know. But guessing without seeing you is not in your best interest.

Not Hair Loss News – I Don’t Feel Well So Please Prescribe Me an Antibiotic

Ever since I became a doctor, friends and family have asked me to prescribe antibiotics for them as a favor when they don’t feel quite right and think that they are coming down with something. They don’t want to go to a doctor’s office when they have the flu-like or upper respiratory complaints such as

In the News – Stem Cell Gun

Stem cells applied to the skin on a clean, fresh and well vascularized third degree burn would make an excellent bed for skin growth. For years, the use of split thickness skin grafts have been the main stay for burn treatment. A well surgically cleaned burn may respond in the same manner. This is an

SMP Scalp MicroPigmentation for Blondes?

Most blond people have a dark root color when the hair exits the scalp and then it is exposed to light, it turns blond. If the hair is shaved, it would show to be a dark grayish/ brown. To test this in response to this question, I cut some hair from my platinum blond wife

DHT Types, Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) and Dutasteride (Avodart) and male pattern balding

Nothing has changed in recent times. For clarification, Propecia is a brand name of a generic drug named finasteride in 1mg strength. Proscar is also a brand name of a generic drug named finasteride but in 5mg strength. Avodart is a brand name of a generic drug named dutasteride in 0.5mg strength. Propecia is the

Vigorous Transplant Growth with ACell?

We have not been using A Cell for traditional strip harvesting in the recipient area since it does not work. See update of our Acell research HERE.

General Questions on DHT Blocking Supplements Have Birth Defect Risks?

1- Does Propecia and DHT blocking drugs cause birth defects? 2- How about natural blockers? There are reports of at least 8 different foods or herbal supplements that are supposed to block DHT (soy, green tea, pumpkin seed oil, zinc, nettle root, emu oil, saw palmetto, pygeum extract). 3- If used regularly do the natural

FUE Megasessions

This is the patient you’re referring to — HERE I only see the patients when they need to see me or if the results are less than expected as many of our patients reside out-of-town. I rarely have them return after the first 8 month period when I would like to assess their results. That […]

ACell update for NHI ACell for hair replication and ACell for scar improvement

Based on case reports of Dr Hitzig and Cooley from 2010, and the spirit of science we have tried to replicate the cloning claims by applying for clinical research through an institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC) or ethical review board (ERB), IRB. We had two category of ACell

Not Hair Loss News- One gene discovery lead to a connection for three cancers

One day we will have identified the genes that cause a variety of cancers. We already have done this from Breast, Ovarian and Cervical cancers. Discoveries of genes that produce certain types of leukemia have treatments based upon genes that cause the disease. Today, we are seeing discoveries like this one and our future will

Can Norlevo (Morning After Pill) Cause Hair Loss?

The morning after pill is a hormone similar to what you find in a birth control pill. Birth control pills could possibly cause hair loss in rare instances. I can not tell you if that if your hair loss is related to the pill (Norlevo). It may be due to stress in general as well.

Scalp tattoo , not SMP

head tattoo, not smp Look at all of the tattoos shown here. Fascinating!

Pulling Out A Hair With No Bulb At The End

You probably pulled a hair that was about to be shed, like the hairs you see in the shower. We lose 100-150 hairs per day. If you want to know if you are balding, see a specialist.

Not Hair Loss News – Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer of the Pancrease

“Regular use of aspirin may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by nearly 50%, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention”. Such a simple step to take for our entire readership, just one baby aspirin a day not only reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer, but heart disease

SMP vs FUE for Donor Area Scars?

Scars treated with FUE or in fact with any form of hair transplant, does not completely cover the scar area because the density needed is too high to achieve in one session or possibly even two sessions. The scars tend to be white, and the whitish color of the scar seems to always dominate whatever

Could an Increase in Sex Drive from Propecia Be Confidence Based?

I have seen some men report an increased sex drive on Propecia although this is not common. Yes, once a man is freed from the burden of balding, they may be better on their sex side of life. Self confidence is necessary in good sexual performance.