Dozens of patients suffering hair loss as a result of an accident, trauma or disease helped by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s Operation Restore Program GENEVA, IL – January XX, 2013.  Progressive hair loss at any age can create a cascade of emotions for people.  From feelings of embarrassment to self-consciousness in work or social settings, hair loss … [Read more...]

What is Safe Donor Area for Hair Transplantation

By guest editor Art Katona, M.D. (London Hair Transplant Surgeon) The concept of safe donor area is largely attributed to Toronto Dermatologist Dr Walter Unger. It is a hypothesis that was conceived decades ago which many have forgotten or deliberately ignored. It is also wishful thinking by even those that have adopted these guidelines. Many in the  hair surgery … [Read more...]

What you should know when considering FUE hair transplantation.

What is FUE? Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a specific method used to remove donor hair follicles for transplantation. Individual follicular units are extracted one at a time from the back and sides of the scalp leaving tiny round scars about 1mm around. Follicular Units may be extracted using a variety of incision techniques including manual, power assisted and … [Read more...]

Is a Hair Transplant Painful?

Transcript: It is not that painful. You do feel a few pricks. Typically you’ll feel pricks across your forehead and at the back of your head with some tiny, little needles. Those don’t hurt very much and the pain last maybe 5 or 10 seconds. And then the whole top of your head goes numb. It’s something called the ring block. A lot of people mention that “I feel like I’m … [Read more...]

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Lexicon Alopecia: Hair loss.  This is the diagnostic term that doctors use. Androgenetic Alopecia: Pattern hair loss in either men or women.  Caused by genetics and androgens (hence the name).  Also sometimes termed androgenic alopecia. Scarring Alopecia: Also known as cicatricial alopecias, this is a group of hair loss disorders that is more likely … [Read more...]

Before & After Hair Transplant Photos – Tacoma, WA

Photos Courtesy of Tacoma, WA Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Robert Niedbalski Click on image to view full screen. … [Read more...]

Hair Transplant Doctor Dan McGrath Discusses Graft Count

Austin Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Dan McGrath discusses how hair graft counts may be misleading and that many large "mega-sessions" dissect existing natural follicular units to accomplish the high numbers and pricing. … [Read more...]

Regenerative Technology for Hair Restoration with ACell MatriStem

Regenerative technology is the latest breakthrough innovation in the practice of hair restoration.  An entirely new and unique application of a medical device, called an Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM), is being used for scar reduction and treatment of hair loss.   ACell Inc, MatriStem© is a specific ECM product, demonstrating excellent results. ECM devices are a … [Read more...]