The answer is NOW! We have a follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique called the FOX Procedure that has been pioneered by me in the early 2000s, and was presented at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) conference in 2002. In fact, a company in San Jose is currently working on a robotic system […]
Usually hair loss from motorcycle helmets if fitted properly should not occur. However, I recently saw a patient who wore a very tight (not properly fitted helmet) for a few months and he had hair loss on certain areas where the helmet was rubbing on his scalp/face. This type of hair loss is caused by […]
I am not aware of anyone working on this today. There is a problem in that any hairs that are glued to existing hair will ‘pull out’ the existing hair and create traction alopecia. I’d love the opportunity to talk to you about it.
The first photo is a patient from our office who had one procedure totaling 3000 grafts. The scar measures about 2-3 mm wide and with his hair combed down, unless he shaved his head or cut it very, very close, it would not show. The second photo is my scar. I believe these to be […]
Pedal edema (swelling of the feet) usually reflects some medical problem. With swollen feet, there may be a connection. Does your fraternal twin have pedal edema? Good chance that there is some genetic cause, but I am stumped.
Only if you pull on it while you are twirling it. If you have not seen hair loss in the area you are ‘working’ I would not worry much about it.
You clearly need a good doctor to take charge of your complex situation. See ISHRS.org for a doctor in your area. There are a number of good doctors in Sydney and throughout Australia.
I would need to know whether you are male or female and if the iron deficiency resolved (you commented that it ‘lasted about 4 months’). Generally, if you are iron deficient, reversing the process should bring the hair back after a hair cycle has occurred. I do not know enough about your history to answer […]
I have answered your question in the past and this answer was based upon the large number of people who have been prescribed Propecia by me. I do not remember anyone who has had your complaint, but an internet group of doctors collectively have reported some cases of shedding of hair on the drug. Frankly, […]
I know it feels horrible when you think your hair is a mess, but the only thing you should do at this point is wait it out and keep from perming your hair until it all grows back. Hair grows at 1/2 inch per month so it will grow back in time.
The direction is controlled by the person who puts in the ‘holes’. The grafts, once placed in the recipient site, will follow the direction of the hole. It seems simple enough, but the recipient sites must be placed at a horizon angle that is correct and in a direction pointing forward between the ‘parts’. See […]
Part of the problem with doing hair transplants in a 20 year old is that they make more of an emotional decision than a logical one. For you the right treatment would have been Propecia (assuming the diagnosis of genetic balding is correct) and to wait at least a year to see if the balding […]
Just so I’m clear, here’s the summary of what you’ve told me is going on… 1. Diet pills 2. Head fungus 3. Breakouts on the face 4. Nerves and stress Perhaps you are on the right track of considering therapy. Phentermine is a potentially dangerous diet medication and you should be under close medical supervision. […]
Our language is full of colorful derogatory comments that use bald people as targets without realizing just how sensitive balding men are. Here are a few balding comments: Bald as a bean, an egg, a melon, a baby’s ass Great literature occasionally had unkind references about balding: You bald-pated, lying rascal (â€˜Measure for Measure’, Shakespeare) […]
Cortisone or steroid shots to the scalp for hair loss have been done by doctors if they believe the hair loss is due to an inflammatory type of process. However, I have seen patients that have lost their hair from this type of treatment. Unfortunately if you lost more hair, it may not grow back […]