The following video was posted to our hair loss forum by Coalition Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. William Lindsey: Here’s an update on the eyebrow restoration on our lady who was in a car wreck and lost the central portion of her right eyebrow. She’s growing some already, will peak in another year, and may yet need extra hair. Like most females (recall I’ve done 3900 facelifts) it’s virtually impossible to get these ladies to come in without makeup. At a year, I’ll make her wash it all off, but today she has “school and kid duties” and won’t wash off her makeup. The video includes her 3 month update and the video of the entire hair transplant surgery for those who missed it originally. Dr. William Lindsey —- 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. Technorati Tags: hair loss, eyebrow restoration, hair transplant
I have been taking Propecia for 18 months with no side effects. Recently I had a blood test that showed my testosterone was 1141, which is high. I need to stop now for three weeks to repeat the test and I am really concerned my hair will fall out within the three weeks. As soon as I get my results I want to start back at a half dose or maybe even 1mg. My question is: Will I lose all my hair I gained over the last year in 3 weeks and will the hair stop falling again when I start back? Taking a 3 week break from Propecia (finasteride) won’t necessarily result in significant and irreversible “catch up” hair loss. But, it’s important to note that there seems to be a lot of variability in the experiences of individual users. Unfortunately, the only way to find out how your body will respond is by stopping the drug. That being said, I would not be too worried about this short […]
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the HairMax Lasercomb as a hair loss treatment, controversy as to whether or not laser therapy is effective as a hair loss treatment still exists. The makers of the handheld one diode Hairmax Lasercomb, Lexington International LLC, claim that their product increases the number of thick hairs on the scalp based on their 26-week clinical trials. Yet, despite trials submitted to the FDA for both safety and efficacy, many patients and hair loss doctors alike are skeptics. As the device’s name suggests, the HairMax Lasercomb combines a low-level laser with a comb. When drawn through the hair, the laser strikes the scalp to promote hair growth, according to the company. The laser comb is sold on the Web for $545. It is the only drug-free hair loss treatment meant for home use in combatting hair loss that’s garnered FDA clearance. Since then, several other laser devices have come on the market, such as the laser cap. The laser cap contains multiple […]
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) vs Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) for Hair Transplant Strip Scar Repair?
This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: Around six years ago I had a strip hair transplant surgery that left me with very wide scar. I have had two strip procedures: the first as mentioned 6 years ago, the second in December 2015 which has turned out great and has left a thin scar. I would like scalp or body hair placed into both scars and would also like to have some hair into my temple triangles too if possible. My main aim after the procedure would be to be able to wear my hair short with a nice frame to my face, so if future loss occurs I can still crop my hair fairly short, without using concealer on my scar. I would love people’s advise, or anyone who has had a similar experience who has had follicular unit extraction (FUE) or body hair transplantation (BHT) into a scar and can now […]
Highlights from the 2016 ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas
In September of 2016, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) held its annual scientific meeting in Las Vegas, NV. The annual meeting brings together many of the world’s leading hair restoration physicians and hair loss researchers to discuss advancements in medical and hair transplant surgery. Background on the ISHRS The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is the most prominent professional organization for hair restoration in the world. Their primary mission is to educate hair surgeons ranging from the novice to the expert. Their website (http://www.ishrs.org/) provides useful information about hair restoration and profiles and contact information for its hundreds of worldwide physician members. At the meeting, Dr. Ken J. Washenik replaced Dr. Kuniyoshi Yagyu as the acting President of the ISHRS for the coming year. Congratulations to Dr. Washeni for receiving this high honor. Physician Recognition and Awards Congratulations to the following award recipients: Coalitionhair transplant surgeon James E. Vogel was awarded the Golden Follicle Award for his role in developing innovative hair restoration techniques and […]