Getting a hair transplant involves, on the basic level, moving hair follicles from the donor zone at the back of your head to the recipient area on your hairline or top of your head. While we typically focus on the recipient area where the hair follicles are being placed, it is important to consider the [...]
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An observation turned into a clinical hypothesis when researchers noted that there was a high frequency of male pattern hair loss among patients admitted for COVID-19. 71% of men admitted for COVID-19 in two Spanish hospitals were observed to have clinically significant androgenetic alopecia (AGA) as determined by the Hamilton-Norwood Scale of AGA. A limitation [...]
Telogen effluvium (TE) is a transient type of hair loss that can occur after significant physical or emotional stress. There is reason to suspect that patients who have either contracted and recovered from COVID-19 or had severe emotional stress due to the pandemic may be at risk of developing TE in the months and years [...]
According to Harvard researchers, the answer is YES! Does stress really turn your hair gray/white? "Marie Antoinette Syndrome" is a folk term for the rapid transition of hair color to white. This term got its origin from a legend that the fabled French Queen's hair turned white the night before she faced the guillotine. Harvard [...]
Currently, there are a few non-surgical injectable options for the treatment of hair loss. One option is platelet rich plasma (PRP) which entails drawing up a patient's blood and isolating the platelet rich plasma component which is then re-injected into the patient's scalp. PRP is enriched for growth factors which can stimulate hair follicle growth. [...]
According to a recently published research study in the journal ACS Nano, researchers have devised a technology that harnesses your body's natural movements and channels them into an electric stimulation device that may grow human hair. The wearable electronic stimulation device gets charged with the body's natural motions that occur with daily activity This device [...]
There are two tried and true methods for performing hair restoration surgery, the strip excision/FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (AKA the follicular unit extraction/excision). The differences in these two procedures involves how the donor hair is harvested from the back of the head. In strip excision, a strip of hair is removed from the [...]
by Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD Topical minoxidil (also known as by the brand name Rogaine) is an established hair loss treatment available for both men and women. This hair loss treatment was discovered by chance as a "side effect" of an older blood pressure medication, oral minoxidil, that is currently rarely used. When patients took [...]
by Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD Hair transplantation in the US originated with Dr. Norman Orentreich, a NYU Dermatologist who performed the first hair transplant to treat male pattern hair loss in 1952. At that time, doctors were using the hair plug technique. This technique involved taking large punch grafts in which they would harvest dozens [...]
by Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD Prior to the advent of modern hair transplantation, hair transplant surgeons performed hair transplants using hair plugs. In 1939, Dr. Shoji Okuda of Japan described using hair plugs to treat alopecia areata, leprosy, and scarring alopecia. Dr. Norman Orentreich, a NYU dermatologist, performed the first hair transplant to treat [...]