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Can Magnetic Therapy Stop Hair Loss?

October 14th, 2013

Every now and then there is a new and exotic advertisement going around claiming it can help lessen or stop hair loss. When these advertisements are published in sources that seem reputable, the average consumer may start to believe them. At US Hair Restoration, many of our patients send in questions regarding how real these methods and devices are, and if they should give it a try. In reality however, there are only a few real-world techniques that can actually help hair loss:

  • Hair transplantation – the only permanent solution for hair loss. Hair is moved from the permanent zone to the balding area.Hair loss solutions
  • Hair loss medications – Includes medications such as Finasteride and Minoxidil, which can slow down the hair loss process.
  • Ketoconazole and Bimatoprost solutions – Two other solutions that appear to stimulate hair growth as one of their side effects.
  • Herbel remedies – A few herbal remedies such as saw Palmetto that include DHT blocking properties.

Hair restoration has become a huge market, with over 60% of white males over the age of 50 having experienced some hair loss that requires treatment.  By looking at these numbers, it is no wonder why so many of these companies are trying to capitalize on it.  As a result, many devices are released, such as LED light hats, laser combs, magnetic devices, heating caps, and so on.  Most of them claim that they can benefit the consumer and help hair loss, but these companies are only looking to make a quick dollar.  Since they seem harmless and are relatively cheap, consumers are not hesitant to spend money and buy them if it will positively impact their appearance.

Since there are no regulations to put a stop to these types of advertisements, they will always be available on the market.  The best advice is to seek a skilled hair transplant surgeon and disregard the other gimmicks.

Things to Know About Female Hair Restoration

October 1st, 2013

What is the difference between female and male hair loss? Female hair loss is not as common as male hair loss. Male hair loss is known as male patterned baldness. Female hair loss usually doesn’t lead to complete baldness like male hair loss. Female hair loss could be known more as thinning.

Female Patterned Baldness (FPB) touches the entire scalp, unlike Male Patterned Baldness (MPB). For female hair loss the donor hair in the back is not protected like it is for males. After the age of 50, most men have some degree of hair loss.

Women can benefit from hair restoration, so they can restore their hair in the balding areas. For women, the most important factor in receiving a hair transplant is the amount of hair they have in the donor area. If a women’s hair loss is similar to a male’s hair loss, the woman will be a better candidate for a hair restoration procedure.

Female Hair Restoration by Doctor Parsa Mohebi

Women’s expectations will not be the same as men’s expectations. A good hair transplant surgeon should be aware of that and set realistic expectations. If a man is bald, having 50% of his original density might seem like a dream come true. For a woman however, having 50% density will most likely not be enough.

If a woman goes to see a hair transplant surgeon wanting 100% of her hair density back, the surgeon should be honest with her and tell her that she might not receive the 100% density back in just one surgery. In order for a woman to be a candidate for hair restoration, the hair transplant surgeon should look at the different factors that will determine the candidacy for the woman.

The different factors that need to be determined for women regarding hair restoration surgery is the limited balding area, the donor/recipient mismatch, and realistic expectations.

  • The Limited Balding Area means that the area that the woman’s head is balding shouldn’t be all over the head, it should just be in a certain area.
  • The donor/recipient mismatch means that the donor hair on the back of the woman’s head should be in a much better quality than the area’s that are balding.
  • Realistic expectations mean that the hair transplant surgeon should make sure the woman understands the reality of a hair transplant surgery. The hair transplant surgery only moves hair from one area to another area that needs to be covered.

Overall, the final factor that a women needs to consider before having a hair restoration procedure is making sure the hair restoration surgeon is experienced in handling hair restoration procedures in women. A well knowledgeable and experienced surgeon will do the best job possible to help the woman reach the goal that they want to reach.

How Can I Tell How Much My Hair is Thinning?

September 10th, 2013

A miniaturization study is very important in order to know what the level of hair miniaturization is for the patient. Using this method, the Doctor can also know what rate the hair is thinning. The hair restoration surgeon can compare the hair loss area to the individual’s normal healthy hair. The hormone that causes hair to thin is known as the DHT hormone. The hairs that are not affected by the DHT hormone are in the donor area, which includes the hairs on the sides and back of the head.

Microscopic Evaluation Done by Doctor MohebiHair goes through a cycling phase, where a hair shaft falls and after a few weeks another one begins to grow from the same follicle. In most cases the cycle won’t pass 20% of the hair shafts in any area. Hair loss will become active because the follicles of the hair go through a growth cycle. During the growth cycle process, there are resting intervals where the hairs slowly start to get thinner and miniaturization occurs. Only a small percentage of the hairs will be in resting phase. Miniaturization occurs when the hair shaft is no longer as thick as it was before. At that time the hairs become very thin and it is not seen to the naked eye.

When the hair restoration surgeon is doing the microscopic evaluation, he or she will determine the percentage of miniaturized hairs by area. When they look under the microscope at areas of the head, they estimate the percentage of miniaturization. If there is any part of the head that is over 20% miniaturization, that would be considered abnormal. That area would need to be evaluated and treated because that shows the surgeon that the patient will eventually lose the hair in that area. At that time the hair restoration surgeon will explain the different options that you have to prevent hair loss.  If your hair loss has been active for a while, the Doctor can also recommended that you have a hair restoration procedure.

Restore Your Confidence

August 30th, 2013

Many times we receive calls from individuals who are ashamed of their hair loss. Those individuals that contact us are embarrassed. They don’t want anybody to know that they contacted US Hair Restoration for advice on their hair loss. We understand that for many people hair loss is a very sensitive subject. Here at US Hair Restoration our goal is to make our patients feel comfortable. We help our patients to not be embarrassed about hair restoration, but to rather think of it as something that they are doing to restore their confidence.

Restoring Confidence

There are many people, both males and females, out there that suffer from different types of weight issues. These individuals join the gym, go on special diets, and they even do the Lap Band to overcome their weight issues. After losing weight these individuals feel so special inside and outside, that they share publicly their story of weight loss because weight loss as hair loss is something that can be seen by everyone.

Hair restoration is not only about beauty from the outside, it is about self-confidence and feeling secure about how you look. Here at US Hair Restoration we use the latest technology in hair restoration. Patients who have a hair restoration procedure with us come back for follow up visits and not only does their hair look great, their faces are glowing as well. Something we get a lot from our patients is

“I went to the hair salon for a haircut and the hairstylist couldn’t even tell that I had a hair transplant.”

These patients recover their self-esteem and are back to feeling positive about life. Overall, we here at US Hair Restoration believe that an individual must do what makes them feel better.

Non-Surgical Procedure to Hide Hair Loss: Scalp Micro Pigmentation

August 15th, 2013

Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is one of the newest cosmetic procedures. This procedure is a non-surgical procedure that is done in one or more sessions to create the appearance of hair in a shaved or non-shaved scalp. The procedure does not require local anesthetics and is generally without significant pain. We have started standardizing SMP in US Hair Restoration in the last six month to have a perfect way of doing it for a variety of scalps and hairs.

Wematch the pigment to the person’s natural hair color. This will be the hair color that is seen if the person shaves their head. The procedure is done using the SMP machine which introduces the pigments to the very superficial layers of dermis (skin). We use fine needles with a variety of angles depending on the final desired appearance. The depth, angle, number of needles and speed of the machine all affect the end result and should be carefully selected for the optimal outcome.

If the patient routinely shaves his head, it is recommended to have it shaved a day before in preparation for the procedure.

The benefits of this procedure are:SMP Before and After

  • Pain is minimal during the procedure
  • None to minimal recovery time is needed
  • More cost effective than a some other surgical options
  • More durable and less messy than topical products such as microfibers

The only disadvantage of this procedure is that it is not permanent. SMP may require touch ups every few years to keep it at the original shape. The time between needed touch up will vary with each case.

The purpose of this procedure is to help improve the appearance of balding or thinning areas. Some patients choose to have this procedure done to minimize the visibility of scars of scalp or any other hair bearing areas. The scarring of scalp could be the result of either from past hair transplant or any type of scarring alopecia. It is recommended to schedule a consultation with the specialist who performs this in order to be evaluated and assess the scalp and balding pattern. Some people may not be a good candidates for this procedure depends on the quality of hair and scalp and also their personal styling preferences. That will be determined during the consultation session.

Hair Transplants Garner Favor with Celebrities

May 14th, 2013

Celebrity Hair Transplant

The Celebrity FUE Hair Transplant was developed with celebrities and public figures in mind. The reality is that it is for anyone whose schedule demands little down time. Or perhaps their preference is a gradual change as they restore their hair naturally and permanently through modern hair transplantation.

Celebrity FUE Hair Transplant involves individual removal of the follicular units;  a method that virtually leaves no visible scarring in most people.  A precise extraction of hair follicles from the back of the head eliminates a major surgical scar. These hair follicles are then transplanted into recipient incisions in the thinning and or balding areas of the patient’s scalp.

Multiple Award Winner and Academy  Award Nominee Testimony on Hair Restoration

Celebrity hair transplants are not limited to the innovative procedure utilized by Dr. Parsa Mohebi, at his internationally recognized Los Angeles hair transplant centers.. The ‘Strip Method’ Follicular Unit Transplant surgery is the most common form of hair restoration surgery.  Though it does not offer the convenience of Celebrity FUE Hair Celebrities from all areas of entertainment also take advantage of either procedure. The powerful thing is that one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures is benefiting people from all walks of life by naturally and permanently resolving their hair loss. In addition they are educating the public and removing the stigma of hair transplants.

Improving and Repairing Out Dated Hair Transplants

May 9th, 2013

 Updates on Hair Transplant Repair

One of the misgivings people have about hair restoration through hair transplantation is based on results patients received years ago. The old hair transplant surgeries utilized plugs, mini-grafts or micrografts which left undesirable artificial looking results.

Our medical specialty has come a long way in the twenty-first century.  US Hair Restoration is a modern hair transplant medical practice providing patients with natural, proven and permanent results. A hair transplant results that makes them feels better about their selves and brings about big smiles. The techniques and procedures practiced in our centers also allow us to repair the less pleasing results of older hair restoration procedures.

Many patients who have had a bad experience with old technique hair transplant surgeries are unaware of modern hair transplant advantages and are reluctant to seek help. However, those who are well informed on updated repair procedures can enjoy a normal hair line and a quite natural look again.

Today, we are able to revise the abnormal appearance to a perfectly natural and refined hairline which is undetectable from a natural head of hair.  Our goal is to create the most natural appearance for your hair and we succeed.


Hair Loss and Quality of Life

April 16th, 2013

Hair transplants enhance self image.

US Hair Restoration provides innovative advances for hair loss.

As a hair transplant surgeon women have related to me that they find men with thinning hair and baldness less attractive. Some admitted that they have actually rejected men because they were Baldness still seems to equated with lack of virility making bald men seem less masculine and therefore less attractive. The psychology of hair loss is a genuine medical problem that will effect most men throughout the world at some point in their life to a greater or lesser degree. It is certainly a medical issue worthy of attention and why hair restoration is growing.

The advances in medical technology over the past decades makes available procedures like follicular unit transplants (FUT), follicular unit extraction (FUE) and SMP hair restoration provide great opportunities for men and women to address hair loss. Hair transplants have improved greatly over the past decades. These surgical procedures now provide natural and proven results. Whether or not the hair is native or your own hair transplanted peopled do not have to live with baldness if they don’t want to; people who have who resolve their hair loss report being happier more confident.

Hair transplant are an elective surgery that improve the quality of live for many people. Los Angeles hair transplant surgeons are among the best in the world seeking a professional consult can certainly be worthwhile.

Spring Promotion on Hair Transplant

April 15th, 2013

This Promotion Has Ended

Los Angeles Hair Transplant center, US Hair Restoration is providing a spring promotion in all offices in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles (Encino), and Orange County. Patients who have wanted the benefits a hair transplant can enjoy a substantial savings of 28% this spring off the cost of hair restorations on standby basis*.

*The standby program is for people who can be flexible with their time and can stay on a waiting list until we have an opening for them.

**Available is 0% financing for 18 months for approved credit. The patients who use our friendly 0% interest financing can still enjoy a 20% discount off the cost of hair transplantation when they are on our standby list. For more information on these affordable hair transplant cost and other benefits such as group discount and travel reimbursements please call our offices, (888) 302-8747.



FUE and SMP a Unique Hair Loss Solution

March 21st, 2013

Follicular Unit Extraction and Scalp Micropigmentation

 Most men will suffer hair loss to some degree in their life. This is because of DHT a male hormone that negatively affects the hair follicles of the scalp; most aggressively at the temples, crown and top of the head. So men bear this change or maturation of male pattern baldness (MPB) well; but many experience the well documented ‘psychological effects’ which culminate in low self image, esteem and confidence.

It is no wonder that hair restoration through hair transplant surgery is  one of the leading medical cosmetic concerns among men.  Today’s follicular unit transplant (FUT) surgery is providing the undetectable and natural solution that patients’ seek.

Nevertheless, some people with advanced hair loss and limited donor hair for the surgery have fewer choices. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery combined with scalp micropigmentation (SMP) offers and innovative approach for men with advanced male pattern baldness (MPB).

A combination of these less invasive procedures can provide excellent results under the skills of today’s leading hair transplant surgeons.  A combined FUE and SMP procedure means:

FUE procedure

  • Individual follicular units (FUs) will be transplanted for balanced and even coverage
  • Individual FUs will be transplanted to created an attractive age appropriate hairline

SMP procedure

  • will include selection of dermal pigment to match your hair color
  • micro injections of dermal pigment to simulate ‘stubble hair’


  • to support the development of transplanted hair a short term prescription of Propecia may be prescribed

 These two advanced hair restoration procedures can provide a patient with the option of having a shaved or ‘military type hair style that is attractive and a safe medical solution to their hair loss. s where the entire scalp and hairline frames the face with closely cropped ‘stubble’ hair. A person with limited donor hair can be a prime candidate for this safe and less invasive hair transplant procedure.

Skilled Hair Transplant Doctors

Skilled hair restoration surgeons can take individual follicular units (FUs) and create the maximum balanced coverage over the scalp. They can then create further ‘look of density’ by simulating hair stubble with scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP). Los Angeles hair transplant centers are innovative leaders in hair restoration procedures.

SMP is a procedure where special surgical needles are used to inject dermal pigments into the scalp or other areas such as eyebrows into the skin.  The color of pigment selected is close to that of the patient’s hair resulting in a cosmetic hair shadow.  SMP is a safe and very non invasive procedure.

Combining FUE and SMP to resolve the challenge of hair loss for people with little alternatives and represents an advancement in modern hair restoration.  This solution is not for everyone but is a welcome choice for some people who previously had limited alternatives to resolve their hair loss problem.