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 […]
I am 24 years old and 6 feet tall. I started experiencing hair loss and desperately want to restore my hair. I’ve been using olive oil in my hair before washing. Will this work? What vitamins for hair loss work and what other treatments are available? Though olive oil makes a great cooking agent and is one of the healthier unsaturated fats for ingesting, I haven’t seen any proof that olive oil has any benefit to stop the progression of male pattern baldness or stimulate hair regrowth. Some companies market various vitamins for hair loss, but at best, only anecdotal evidence suggests any level of efficacy. The only two FDA approved treatments for balding is Propecia (finasteride – men only) and Rogaine (minoxidil). Propecia and Rogaine have a synergistic effect when used with one another and work better to stop male pattern hair loss. Only hair transplant surgery works to restore hair in completely bald areas. If you are consider surgical hair restoration, be sure to spend some time exploring […]
This question, from a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Blake Bloxham: I’m 24 years of age and have only really noticed rapid hair loss in the crown and temples in the last two years. I have currently been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis and it appears in my scalp, t zone, eyebrows and above my lip in my beard hair. I would say it is pretty mild in the sense that I manage it by using apple cider vinegar topically regularly which usually keeps it at bay for 2 days before I need to treat again. Through my high school years I did suffer from ocular rosacea but managed to grow out of it until the last 3 years where seborrheic dermatitis has formed but could be a relapse of rosacea or both possibly. As I said I’m very on top of it by watching certain foods I eat and treating regularly. I’m worried that potentially taking finasteride […]
Recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Koray Erdogan of Istanbul, Turkey presents his new and innovative solution to placing delicate FUE (follicular unit extraction) grafts without damage. The graft placement tool, called “Keep”, allows for placement of the grafts without touching them or forcing them in place. Dr. Erdogan reports 15% better hair growth when using keep to place FUE grafts. For more information, view the video below. David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
About two months ago, I started experiencing what appears to be hair loss or possible increased hair shedding beyond what’s normal. This seems to occur mostly in the shower. As this continued, I went to a dermatologist who put me on Propecia. But if i were actually losing my hair due to male pattern hair loss (MPHL), would I really be losing hair this rapidly? It’s been almost two months and I continue to shed about 200 hairs daily. Genetic male pattern baldness can be aggressive causing somewhat rapid hair loss. However, while it may or may not start out quickly, genetic hair loss is a process and typically occurs over a long period of time. Losing up to 50-100 hairs daily is actually considered normal although women may experience even more loss. Therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that someone with male pattern baldness would be losing 10-20 hairs each time they run their hand through their hair. Losing 200 plus hairs daily doesn’t appear to be that […]