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Shock Loss After Hair Transplantation

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Rogaine Foam for Hair Loss PreventionWe receive a lot of questions at US Hair Restoration about the use of Minoxidil (Rogaine), and how it affects hair growth after a hair transplant procedure. There are mixed reviews people find on the internet through different websites and blogs about the Foam version of Rogaine. Some say it helps hair growth, others say it hinders, while some claim it does absolutely nothing.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) may be used after a hair transplantation on the newly transplanted area, for protecting the already existing hairs which are genetically predisposed to thinning. The hair grafts which are actually transplanted from the donor area require no medication for growth and maintain a permanent residence in the balding area. Those are the healthy hairs which are not affected by the hormone DHT (Dehydrotestosterone) which causes thinning and baldness.

Patient suffering from shock loss after hair transplantationThere may be some loss of existing native hair in the balding area due to shock loss, and for this we recommend Propecia for male patients to protect against. Propecia is proven to work better then Rogaine for the prevention of shock loss in men, and continues to have remarkable results in the patients who use the medication as directed. Unfortunately it does not work on women, but in these cases Rogaine does work and is a recommend option for the first few months after hair restoration surgery.

Scalp Med – Hair Loss Treatment or Scam?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
hair loss productQ:

Dear Parsa Mohebi,

I hope you’re doing great. I hope you also remember me – it’s —-. I visited your office in January in Mission Viejo, California. I am currently in Dubai! Thank you for the letter which you sent me regarding the tests I should take. I appreciate the time you took out for me. I have taken the tests and wait for the results.

I wanted to ask you a question regarding the hair growth. Recently I was going through some websites and landed on a product called ScalpMed. I was quite alarmed at how this product worked (as it says it does). I am aware that there are numerous type of products available in the market but for some reason this really got me interested. Can you please have a look at it and advice me whether or not to take it seriously?


I appreciate for your time. Looking forward to hear from you!


The hair loss treatment industry is a multi-million dollar business. As such, there are usually companies offering much cheaper, short-cut type products which claim to have the same benefits as more mainstream hair restoration methods.

“I’ve tried hair loss products, but it didn’t work. I don’t think I’ll try it again.”

Most likely, that’s not a line you’ll hear in a commercial for a hair loss product on late night television. But that’s what I think of most of these infomerical-type hair loss treatment goods.

Given the high demand, hair loss products are numerous, but not always effective.

If patients ask me about hair loss products, I like to post them on this blog, as I’m sure there are a lot of people interested in reading about it. Scalp Med is a company which makes numerous products on hair thickening and hair loss treatment. Scalp Med likes to assemble different types of kits for their prospective customers, including a Detoxifying Cleanser Kit, Scalp Med for Women, and Mega-Multi Vitamins.

Like other companies in the hair loss industry, Scalp Med’s advertisements go as far as to say that they are FDA-approved. Any Joe Schmo can find photographs, legit testimonies, and other types of  “proof”  from balding clients who try to promote Scalp Med’s product.

There are various types of Scalp Med product, including topical Vitadil-5A for men, Vitadil-2A for women, topical NutriSol-RM, and Cortex Enlarger hair thickening spray. The first two Vitadils are topical solutions which contain minoxidil (also Rogaine’s key component). The claim Scalp Med makes is that they have formulated a unique delivery agent which is supposed to increase the absorption of minoxidil in women and men.

For the Scalp Med products NutriSol-RM and Cortex Enlarger thickening spray, we are sort of left in the dark about what exactly is contained in them. Except for minoxidil, the other ingredients contained in these products haven’t been proven to aid in the growth of hair and the health of hair. It’s important to note, the cleansing agents contained in a lot of these types of products do nothing to help a person grow their hair. No matter how clean hair is, it doesn’t help it to grow. Don’t believe the advertising.

I strongly urge you to find out whether your hair loss is treatable. It may stem from some other health condition instead of it being hereditary. If you’re a woman, and you know you have a typical type of female patterned hair baldness, then Rogaine may help.


Dr. Mohebi