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Non Shaved FUE Transplant

March 4th, 2013

Innovation in FUE Hair Restoration

Shaving the entire scalp is used in the vast majority of hair transplant surgeries.  The innovation of the Celebrity FUE Hair Transplant (not just for celebrities) procedure is growing in popularity at Los Angeles US Hair Restorations centers. This is because the scalp is not shaved.

When transplanting a small number of follicular units by the individual removal of the grafts shaving of the scalp is not mandatory.  The demands on the surgeons and medical technicians are arduous but the benefits to the patients are worthwhile.

Unshaved scalp means:

  • Your procedure is virtually undetectable
  • No major change in current hair styling

The Celebrity (non shaved) FUE Transplant is a development of utilizing follicular unit hair transplant procedure in multiple non invasive procedures to restore hair to balding scalp. As in most FUE procedures when indicated a FOX test is conducted to assure that a patient is not vulnerable to high level of transaction (damaged grafts).  Patients with overly curly hair particularly may not suit well to the individual extraction of follicular units (FU).  A FOX test is the best way to determine that FUE hair restoration is the best choice for a patient.

Celebrity FUE transplant procedures provides:

  • A gradual improvement to patients pattern baldness
  • Allows patient to enjoy an uninterrupted schedule

US Hair Restorations Los Angeles hair transplant centers are under the direction of Parsa Mohebi, MD. Dr. Mohebi also serves as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons chairman of the FUE committee.  He notes that FUE procedures can be applied in unique situations for some patients to meet the demands of their very busy lifestyles.

Revising Hair Transplant Scars with FUE

February 22nd, 2013

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) for Scar Revision

FUE hair transplant procedure is used for completely restoring hair to balding areas of scalp. The nature of this surgery makes it more time consuming because each follicular unit (FU) is extracted singularly. The FUs can have one, two, three or even four hair shafts. This type of procedure on like ‘Strip Method’ hair transplant procedures allows for a limited number of grafts to be extracted.

Scar Revision with FUE at Los Angeles Hair Transplant centers

Since the extraction of individual follicular units (FUs) is done individually it is perfect for the small procedure of revisioning a hair transplant scar from a previous hair transplant. The surgeon can extract a small number of grafts from the permanent zone and artistically and strategically place them in the scar. This process of using FUE uses hair to obscure and blend the margins of the scar to the surrounding scalp.

Use of micro and mini-grafts for frontal hair restoration surgery

February 5th, 2013

Significant advancements in the field of hair restoration surgeries; centered on the introduction of micro and mini grafts has revolutionized the industry. Use of these types of grafts allows for creating natural hairlines.

What are mini and micro grafts?

Improved Hairline with FU TransplantedMini grafts are actually very small organs of the body called follicular units (FU).  An FU can consist of one, two, three or four hairs. After harvesting these micro grafts they can be place at any point of the recipient’s scalp. This method of hair transplantation has brought into focus aesthetically superior surgical hair restoration results. These advancements have increased the treatment options for men and women suffering from baldness. New hair transplant techniques give natural, permanent and proven results when FU or micro grafts are utilized in reconstructive and restoration procedures.

These extremely small little organs (FU), have low metabolic needs and thus are able to better survive the transplantation process as compared with older plug grafts which are easily damaged (transected). These new methods are very helpful in scar revision reconstruction surgeries. Micro grafts have been able to grow fast and successfully even on scalp that has been burnt.

Today’s micro-grafting techniques or better said follicular unit transplantation procedures provide hair loss patients with the results they desire.


January 25th, 2013

SCALP Tattooing

Scalp Tattoing for Hair RestorationSMP- scalp micro pigmentation is a cosmetic hair restoration procedure where the patients scalp is tatooed with ink to create the illusion of shaved hair or hair stubble. This is a method sometimes preferred by bald men who are seeking an alternative to hair transplant surgery or to augment hair transplant surgery. Performed correctly SMP provides the appearance of short shaved hair to balding areas of the scalp. Like any cosmetic medical procedure the results are only as good as the surgeon performing the procedure.

SMP eliminates the hassle of frequent applications of a topical hair product to hide thinning, as they can be messy and be transferred onto clothing, sheets or pillow cases. SMP can be used for a variety of scalp conditions that include: genetic androgenic alopecia (AGA) otherwise known as male pattern balding (MPB), scarring alopecia’s from a variety of autoimmune diseases of the scalp (e.g. alopecia areata, alopecia totalis). SMP is very helpful and reducing the appearance of some types of scarring. It can also used to manage the unnatural appearance that is associated with older unnatural looking hair transplant procedures.

US Hair Restoration centers utilize SMP to reduce the appearance of scars to create an illusion of density and military shaved type hairstyles and other uses such as eyebrow density. Always make an educated decision before considering any permanent solution for hair restoration. If you are considering SMP consult with one of Los Angeles or Beverly Hills leading hair restoration centers.

Hair Loss Treatable by Hair Restoration Surgery

January 9th, 2013

 The Cause and Problem of  Hair Loss

Dihydrotestosterone (5α-Dihydrotestosterone), [DHT] is a male sex hormone, an androgen. Male and female adults can lose hair as a consequence of changes in the metabolism of androgen in the body – men far more commonly than women. Most men experience hair loss from the effects throughout their life. The incidence increase with age; however, some men can experience it even in their adolescent years.

Male pattern baldness, [MBP] is also known as androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by the hair follicle’s sensitivity to DHT. The follicles miniaturize [shrink], reducing the lifespan of the follicle resulting in abnormal production of hair. Hair loss is considered to be a legitimate medical problem that in some individuals leads to serious depression.  DHT plays a major role in hair loss.

Female Pattern Baldness, [FPB] also has an androgenic component but can also have some other contributing factors.  The best hair restoration surgeons will order additional tests to isolate that the cause is androgenic. In patients where this is accurate than hair transplant is a natural, proven and permanent solution.

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Ethics of Hair Transplant at an Early Age

December 7th, 2012

Psychological Considerations

There are many things that can adversely affect a person’s self image and consequently their self esteem. Medical science recognizes with certainty that these two factors directly impact our quality of life. Hair loss affects millions of people men and women. Amongst this  group of people there is a number of individuals who undergo male pattern baldness at a very early age. The emotional impact on these individuals can be even more devastating.. Today we have more insight to the negative consequences of hair loss and that fact it can be prevented in many cases.

Study on Hair Loss Psychological Affects

Psychology of hair restoration surgery” is a study that was presented in 15th annual scientific meeting of Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in 2007. In this study we sent questionnaires to 200 men who had only one hair transplant in past and we asked them about the psycho-social aspects of their lives following their procedures.  We have compared the responses from the patients with higher classes of hair loss with early stages.  We also compared the changes that younger patients experienced in comparison to the older ones.  We have found a significant improvement in future outlook in younger patients who received a hair restoration as opposed to the older ones. I am attaching the graph right off the presentation I had back in 2007 that compares the impacts of a hair restoration on younger patients vs. older ones.

Psychology of Hair Transplant

Advanced Evaluation

Hair transplant surgeons used to have a strict criteria in past as of strictly not perform a hair transplant on anyone younger than 24.  However, today there are more treatment options, as well as, more documentation on the long term effects of hair restoration medications.  Hair restoration doctors did not want to do a hair transplant until they can clearly see the pattern of baldness.  Modern miniaturization study with microscopic evaluation allows for more accurate predictability along with other evaluating factors.  This gives us a reasonably reliable way to predict the activity of hair loss in different areas with some certainty. We can predict the final pattern of male patterned baldness (MPB) utilizing the patient’s miniaturization study in addition to a thorough evaluation of his family hair loss history.

Ethics of Hair Transplant at a young age

I recognize as many people have mentioned that there has been unethical practices in some instances. As medical doctors we must hold to the highest of ethical standards and best practices. Performing a hair transplant when the miniaturization study and the psychological profile does indicate would be a breach of these standards. I appreciate the feedback in this forum and plan to write an article on the indications and specifications of “Early Intervention for Hair Transplant Surgery” soon.

Stress and Hair Loss

November 7th, 2012

Los Angeles Hair Transplant Doctor Parsa Mohebi, MD Reviews Stress Related Hair LossHair loss is correlated to stress. Hair loss induced by stress usually occurs after severe stress, such as surgery or illness. Stress and hair loss don’t have to be permanent. Getting your emotional stress under control or alleviating a physical stressor usually results in your hair growing back.

Parsa Mohebi, MD reviews stress related hair loss effects.

Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. If needed, your doctor may suggest treatment options for the hair loss as well. And if efforts to manage your stress on your own don’t work, talk to your doctor about stress management techniques. Be sure to consult a physician if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair.

Stress is defined as “a demand upon physical or mental energy.” A physical or emotional demand that is a person is finding difficult to overcome. Stress puts demands on people to perform well above their capacity. Stress has a negative perception and connotation, however, stress is an everyday occurrence that affects most people at some time in their life. This longer the duration of the demand the more difficult it is to maintain without relief.

Stress can also be:

  • Stress is can be a recent phenomenon and is everywhere we turn to
  • Stress does not feel good; it is not experienced in pleasant situations
  • Stress exists when problems go out of control

Dr. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic points out that three specific hair loss conditions are related to stress.

  • Alopecia areata. A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out.
  • Telogen effluvium. In this condition, emotional or physical stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania (trik-oh-til-oh-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration.

When experiencing hair loss an evaluation by a Los Angeles hair restoration doctor can be very helpful.

Female-Pattern Hair Loss (FPB)

October 5th, 2012

Female-pattern baldness is different than that of male pattern baldness. The hair thins all over the head, in a diffused manner but the frontal hairline does not regress. There may be a moderate loss of hair on the crown, but this rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it may in men.

Female-pattern baldness hair loss is permanent. The hair loss is usually mild to moderate. No treatment is required if the person is comfortable with her appearance. It can be treated with medication or hair restoration. Some women however lose hair in a pattern similar to men.

Failure to grow a new hair is closely linked with genetic predisposition, aging, and levels of endocrine hormones. Changes in the levels of the androgens can affect hair production. For example, after the hormonal changes of menopause, many women find that the hair on the head is thinned, while facial hair is coarser. Although new hair is not produced, the follicle remains alive, suggesting the possibility of new hair growth.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved some drugs to treat female-pattern baldness. It is minoxidil, used topically on the scalp. It may help hair to grow in 40% of the population, and in 90% it may slow the loss of hair. Hair loss recurs when its use is stopped.

Genetic hair loss and molt or increased hair shedding (chronic telogen effluvium), accounts for the majority of all hair loss in women. Women are more likely to thin diffusely from behind the front hairline to the crown. Unlike men who tend to lose a lot of hair in particular areas, like the temples and crown – Male pattern baldness.

Nizoral Shampooing and Hair Loss Prevention

September 5th, 2012


Nizoral Anti-Fungal Shampoo touted to effect androgenic alopeciaMedical Treatment for Increase Hair Loss from Androgenic Alopecia

Online sources assert that topical Spironolactone (Aldactone) can be used to reduce hair loss; as well as, Nizoral shampoo. There is not strong medical evidence supporting Spironolactone effect on reducing hair loss.  Orignally developed for hypertension some level of anti-androgenic effects have been noted. Systematic use has shown effective in female hair loss depending on the type. Use in men manifested side effects of sexual dysfunction and is not recommended for treatment of androgenic alopecia in men.

Nizoral (ketoconazole 5%) is an anti dandruff medication with antifungal properties. There are some indicators that it can affect hair loss in male patterned baldness. Presently it does not have FDA approval nor does Sprionolactone.

The only FDA approved medications for hair loss treatment are Minoxidil and finasteride. Nizoral is not one of the FDA approved medications for hair loss treatment. A daily regimen of finasteride with Minoxidil is effective for many men. Minoxidil is recommended to be used twice a day, some find positive results with just a once a day application. Minoxidil does not double up the effect of finasteride but can add to it as an adjunct treatment.

Women Hair Loss Treatments

August 1st, 2012

Women’s Hair Restoration and Women Hair Loss Treatments


Parsa Mohebi, MD successfully restores female hairline.Parsa Mohebi, MD is among Los Angeles best hair restoration doctors. He notes that hair transplants are increasing among women. This includes scalp hair transplant for balding areas, improving the hairline to better frame the face and eyebrow hair transplants.  As women continue to advance in the competitive workplace self image and confidence are playing an ever more critical role in their life. More and more women are seeking hair restoration options that will improve their self image and confidence that diminished with hair loss.

Going bald adversely affects most people. Women often find it more traumatic then men.  Hair defines significant quality of life issues for women including:

  • her sense of personal beauty
  • health and wellness
  • sense of success and social status
  • her sense of sexuality
  • and other aspects of a woman’s self image and esteem.

Women are very devastated by the loss of hair. The best Los Angeles hair transplant centers are increasingly focusing on alleviating this problem for women.  Men embarrassed about hair loss don’t like people to know that they have had a successful hair transplant. Unfair as it might be the social stigma for women with baldness is even greater. Hair loss is also associated with poor health to the general public. The confusion, fear, and anxiety and helplessness that women feel is completely understandable.

Advances in hair restoration technology and diagnosing female hair loss makes it easier to determine who can be successfully treated by a medical hair transplant.

Female Hair Transplant

A hair transplant offers an affordable natural, proven, and permanent solution for some woman. Los Angeles hair restoration doctors specializing in women’s hair loss have developed specific protocols in the management of female hair loss. Summer specials at leading hair restoration center US Hair Restorations makes this a great time to consider hair restoration. The latest and advanced technologies and developments in these medical procedures provide quality low cost hair transplants for women.