Dr. Bessam Farjo and Dr. Bill Parsley, Expert Physicians Raise Support & Participate in Operation Restore
Dr Bessam Farjo, an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration physicians, is part of a group of 22 cyclists who will ride from Venice to Milan to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restore. This group of hair transplant surgeons and support staff, are going to push themselves for 60 miles per day for 4 days, for a total of 240 miles, in support of this worthwhile cause. To date, Operation Restore has provided more than $650,000 worth of free hair restoration surgery and expenses to more than 65 patients around the world who have suffered permanent hair loss as a result of trauma or disease. This initiative is run by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the world biggest educational body in the field of hair restoration. Operation Restore patients have survived cancer, fire, accidents and other unthinkable tragedies. Volunteer physicians are restoring far more than hair. They are restoring self-image and self-esteem and forever changing the lives of these patients! Please consider donating to […]
Is there anyone who uses dutasteride and finasteride together to treat hair loss? Would it increase the chances of growing hair? Or will one eliminate the other? There’s no need or reason to use finasteride (Propecia) and dutasteride (Avodart) together. Finasteride blocks type II 5-alpha-reductase and dutasteride blocks type I and type II. It’s 5-alpha-reductase enzymes that combine with testosterone to product DHT, the hormone responsible for androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). While dutasteride hasn’t been clinically proven and FDA approved to treat hair loss, it’s a more potent drug and could very well be more effective than finasteride. However, higher potency means more potential for greater side effects. Thus, I encourage you to speak to a physician before getting on either treatment. In my opinion, start with finasteride for a year and see how it works for you. Then, you can re-evaluate whether or not dutasteride is needed based on how you respond to finasteride hair loss treatment. Bill Seemiller – Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition […]
The below question was asked by a member of our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums and answered by mattj, online representative for Coalition hair restoration surgeon Dr. H. Rahal: I’ve been contemplating a hair transparent for 5+ years. I think in that time I’ve gone from a 2 on the Norwood Scale (26 years old) to Norwood 3 (31 years old) off a very rough measure – never taking Propecia (finasteride). I know some would be jealous who have it worse, and I appreciate your struggle, but I hate it how I have a full head of hair except my hairline has receded. It was after a breakup (7 year relationship) and heavy depression following I lost a lot of hair (~1 inch in like 2 months). I want to bite the bullet, I feel very confident I’ve not been losing hair for a fair while. My reservations are this; After years of research, I feel I really only want to see Koray Erdogan. It would cost $12k which is […]
Recently Experiencing Excessive and Rapid Hair Loss – What is Causing This and How Can I Stop Hair Loss?
I have always had excellent thick long black hair. But of late, and all of a sudden, I feel like my hair is falling out. I run my hands through my hair to find clumps of it in my hands! There doesn’t appear to be an end to the amount of hair loss I am experiencing. Also on close examination of the hair, I can see the hair has fallen from the root and not frayed. Please advice me on what is happening? Is it reversible? Anything to worry about? Hair loss can be caused by a number of possibilities, the most common of which is androgenic alopecia (genetic female and male pattern baldness). A number of other non-genetic factors can also cause hair loss and it’s worth getting evaluated to rule them out before recommending a proper treatment. Excessive and sudden hair loss may be a sign of non-genetic balding and can be caused by a number of things. Examples include but aren’t limited to traumatic stress, a thyroid […]
The below question posted on our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums was answered by a representative for Coalition hair restoration surgeons Dr. Ron Shapiro , Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. David Josephitis: Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) without hair transplant surgery an effective hair loss treatment? As with any hair loss treatment you have to understand what you’re getting into before you commit. PRP is controversial for a number of possible reasons, but I believe it boils down to the basics. PRP is not a standardized procedure and the details of how it is performed will vary from clinic to clinic. This is why you have variable outcomes on top of the fact that it works well in only a subset of patients. PRP tends to work better in patients that don’t have aggressive hair loss, to the point of being bald. Those that have a general diffused thinning react better because there is more hair to “revive”. PRP can also be oversold in various hair restoration clinics […]