Oral minoxidil has recently received press coverage after the NY Times published a story about its use in treating hair loss. Dr. Ratushny has been using oral minoxidil as a tool to combat hair loss in some of his patients for years before this press coverage, but he has seen more interest in it since [...]
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Prior to moving forward with hair transplantation, many male and female patients have already tried a variety of medical hair loss treatments. A question they frequently ask is whether they should stop the medical hair loss treatments if they proceed with hair transplantation. This blog answers that question and also discusses how those medical hair [...]
One of the most important aspects of hair transplantation is pre-procedure planning. Hairline design is a critical piece of that planning process and involves determining where the transplanted hairs will be placed. Since hair transplantation is permanent, identifying the correct “new home” for the transplanted hair follicles is as vital as having the correct techniques [...]
Placing follicular units into recipient sites is the critical final stage of hair transplantation. Dr. Ratushny and his hair transplant surgical technicians take great care to ensure that this part of the procedure is well-planned and well-executed. To help him with this, Dr. Ratushny and his team use the latest technology called implanters. In a [...]
Hair transplantation is split up into two parts, the harvesting of hair follicles from the donor zone (back of head) and the placement of hair follicles into recipient sites on the front and top of the head. Dr. Ratushny employs the latest technology in both follicular unit harvesting and follicular unit placement. For placement, Dr. [...]
More than 80 percent of men and nearly 50 percent of women experience significant hair loss in their lifetime. Dr. Ratushny understands that the treatment of hair loss is not a one-size-fits-all process. Dr. Ratushny likes to perform a personalized evaluation of each of his patient's hair loss and compose a tailored treatment plan based [...]
One important decision you will make when planning a hair transplant procedure is whether to get a strip excision (AKA follicular unit transplantation/FUT) or follicular unit excision (FUE). While some hair transplant surgeons only have the technical capacity to offer an FUE, Dr. Ratushny feels that it is important to offer both procedures to his [...]
Androgenetic alopecia (i.e. patterned hair loss) is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women. Dr. Ratushny was included as an expert in the field of hair loss to share his approach to manage this condition in the December, 2020 issue of The Dermatologist. See link for full article or view [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]