BaldingBlog

You are born with a limited amount of hair follicles. As you age, this number will decrease. Stay up to date with our blog to learn how to keep your hair healthy. Get the latest news on hair loss restoration and science from the world’s leading authority on hair loss restoration and science.

national society of hair restoration surgeryreal selfgolden follicle award

Dr William Rassman Founder

Request a Free

Consultation

Free Hair Restoration Tips From World Renowned Doctors

Blogging direct from The New Hair Institute HQ

Obsessed with hair loss, Joe Buck almost lost his career

Obsessed with hair loss, Joe Buck almost lost his career

  This is not an uncommon problem. Today, for example, I met with a person just like Joe Buck but at the beginning of the decision process. Obsession with hair loss destabilized his life, far too much to the point of almost committing suicide over the hair loss....

read more

Doctor often do far more grafts than you need

Doctors often perform hair transplants with too many grafts recommended just to make more money from each patient. This is very common world-wide and something I see all of the time. I saw a young man that had 3500 grafts and lost hair as a result of the high number....

read more
SMP Will Solve The Problem of Thinning Hair

SMP Will Solve The Problem of Thinning Hair

It may seem like there are few options for women who are losing their hair. After all, not every girl can pull off a short hairstyle. The situation is not so hopeless, however. Even if wigs, special shampoos, and surgeries haven’t done the job, Scalp MicroPigmentation isn’t short hair specific! read more

African Americans Who Want FUE – Beware

When an African American with a coarse, kinky hair wants an FUE procedure because he sees one of those straight, low, sharply cut hairlines in famous black actors or black athletes, they come to a hair transplant surgeon with what often turns out to be an unrealistic...

read more

Am I losing my hair?

This young man came to see me because he saw hair in the shower and on his hands and started to worry about hair loss. He did not see any balding or thinning nor did I. We did a HAIRCHECK bulk measurement and much to my surprise he lost 56% of the hair in the front...

read more

Topical Finasteride – How Does It Work?

To get the drug finasteride to be absorbed by the skin, is not simply a process of grinding up the pill and rubbing into your scalp. The scalp and your skin protect you from everything that could be harmful. So you might ask 'if topical finasteride is not simple to...

read more

Female Hairline Created

This is a woman in her mid-50s, who lost her frontal female hairline and felt less feminine. "Hair is so important to my sense of who I am and the woman in the mirror does not look like I want to look" she said to me. This is not an uncommon comment when it comes to...

read more

Why does minoxidil not cure hair loss when it works?

Good question. Minoxidil does not treat the cause of the hair loss. Minoxidil is a high blood pressure medicine that is unreliable for treating blood pressure but has, as a side effect, abnormal hair growth. If taken as a pill, the drug will cause hair growth on the...

read more

What is the value of creatine as a hair loss supplement?

Many products that have creatine in them, have some steroids (natural or otherwise) in them. These steroids cause hair loss. Creatine increases the formation of ATP which is what makes the energy available when taking this supplement. If it is pure creatine that you...

read more

FUE: Shaving with Long Hair/How to Hide It

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a popular form of harvesting hair grafts for hair transplant surgery, however it requires shaving your head to harvest the grafts. This is because you cannot pluck out individual hair follicles with your hair kept long. A very...

read more

Where do hairlines belong?

This was a very general question that was asked on the Realself website:  Here is how I responded to it. "I asked the same question a few years ago. To answer this question, I studied over 1000 children from 5-18 of both sexes and studied the hairlines from a...

read more

Digital Microscope To Examine Your Own Hair If You Are Balding

In 1993, I patented the first Densitometer. This was a hand held microscope that allowed me to look at the scalp hairs, count the hair density of a patient so I knew what the patient had for donor density and view the quality of the hair with respect to such findings...

read more

What Does A Young Man Do When He Thinks He May Be Balding?

In our office we use a special instrument called 'HAIRCHECK' invented by a brilliant doctor from Miami. This instrument measures a small 3/4 inch square of your scalp for hair bulk and then different parts of the scalp are measured on the same day. Usually we take 4...

read more

FUE Surgery With Photos Before and 4 Days After

This patient has an FUE procedure and the photos show what he looked like before it was done and just 4 days after the surgery. People who experience FUE with us are amazed how fast the marks of the surgery disappear and how normal they look in just a few days. The...

read more

All About Artas

We invented the two most significant components of the Artas® Robot long before the Artas® came to market and it was incorporated into the Artas® Robot for more on the Artas® Robot click...

read more

Questions to Ask Your Potential Hair Transplant Surgeon

Once you have decided to get a hair transplant and have looked into the different options available you will want to find the most skilled and qualified surgeon. Here are some questions you can ask that will make you feel more at ease and give you an idea if they are...

read more

Grey Hair Gene?

On March 1, 2016 Nature Communications posted an article finally linking hair greying to a specific gene... “We already know several genes involved in balding and hair colour but this is the first time a gene for greying has been identified in humans, as well as other...

read more
Is Your Scalp MicroPigmentation Fading?

Is Your Scalp MicroPigmentation Fading?

I believe there are two issue with the fading of Scalp MicroPigmentation SMP in the first few weeks to months that applies to everyone: 1) In the first few weeks there is always some degree of fading as the top layer of skin exfoliates.  Any pigment on the epidermis...

read more

Another Death Reported For A Hair Transplant Gone Wrong

http://www.ndtv.com/chennai-news/chennai-medical-student-dies-after-hair-transplant-surgery-1416981 Apparently this is a story about a young medical student who had a hair transplant in Chennai, India. The death occurred 2 days after the hair transplant from what...

read more
FUE 4 days ago – This is what this man looked like

FUE 4 days ago – This is what this man looked like

This patient received 1206 grafts four days prior to taking these photographs. The key to graft invisibility were (1) clean surgery (minimal if any bleeding resulting from good anesthetic techniques, and (2) good washing started on the day of the surgery and...

read more

Hair Transplant FUE Trouble in Turkey

I had a FUE hair transplant from Istanbul Turkey 9 weeks ago was reported in Realself.com. What the patient reported appeared to be an infection. The man did not know where to turn. He tried to reach the doctors in Turkey but they did not return the call. Good medical...

read more

Stubble of Hairs Appearing After My Hair Transplant

Many patients pick up on some small hair shafts that are not shed and remain in the skin for weeks or months after a hair transplant is done. The patients can often feel them and think that this stubble of hair is a live hair that they expect to see it grow. But the...

read more

I am 21 and have significant hair loss (with photo)

What can I do at my age? Should I be thinking about hair transplants? You have a Class 3 pattern of balding with a persistent forelock, it is hard to say what you should have done at this stage but what I would want to know is just how extensive is your balding, even...

read more

FUE Shaving with Long Hair How to Hide It (with Photos)

FUE Long Hair and Shaving How to Hide the Shaving Required for FUE Surgery Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a popular form of harvesting hair grafts for hair transplant surgery.  However it requires shaving your head to harvest the grafts.  This is because you...

read more

I am 35 and my hair loss is stable. Can I stop my Propecia?

I hear this often when men stay on the drug and think that their hair loss problem is over. You may be correct, but you really will not know until the drug has been out of your system for a few months. If the hair loss comes back, then the reason the hair loss...

read more

You recommended 1500 grafts for my frontal balding

After I visited your office, I went to Dr. xxx (name of the doctor omitted intentionally), who recommended 3000 grafts. Why the 2:1 difference in graft recommendation? Please look at my earlier post. Matching a bald area to the donor area supply is an art that takes...

read more

How many FUE grafts do I need?

There is a direct relationship between the size of a bald area and the amount of hair that has to be put into it to get the look of a full head of hair. I want the reader first to know, however, that the average person does not need to restore their original hair...

read more

I am 18 and started balding, should I get an FUE?

I think that I am losing my hair. I am 18 years old and wonder if I should get a hair transplant so that I won't look like my dad did when he was young. What you are asking is to get a hair transplant to prevent balding. That is absolutely the worst thing you can do....

read more
Are you washing your hair transplant the wrong way?

Are you washing your hair transplant the wrong way?

The mantra of medicine and surgery is that cleanliness is close to godliness. With that in mind, washing your hair immediately after a hair transplant is critical for us because we don't want any evidence that you ever had a hair transplant the day after the...

read more
How Many Grafts Do I need?

How Many Grafts Do I need?

When asked ‘how many grafts’ do I need, what most people want to know is ‘what will be the cost?’ There is a direct relationship between the size of a bald area and the amount of hair that has to be put into it to get the look of a full head of hair. I want the reader...

read more
FUE vs. FUT

FUE vs. FUT

What's the difference between follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT)? read more

EASY AND AFFORDABLE.
HAVE A FREE CONSULTATION.

 

Act Now »