Blog Archive

PRP for scarring alopecia Oct 17th, 2019

Over the last several years there have bee multiple clinical trials that have answered the question regarding the efficacy of PRP as a treatmet for male and female pattern hair loss.  The majority of studies show positive effect of PRP on patients who suffer from male and female pattern hair...

Interesting study showing positive impact of PRP on hair loss for men and women Aug 2nd, 2019

This double blinded study confirms the positive impact of PRP on hair loss for women and men.  It reveals an increase in new hair follicles and thickening of existing hair follicles. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30287324

Update on Treatment of Alopecia Areata Jul 11th, 2019

Alopecia areata continues to be a challenging condition to treat for many patients.  Recently, there have been some significant developments with potentially dramatic impact in helping patients with the most severe cases of alopecia areata.  Both involve oral medications that affect the immune system and therefore have potential side effects...

Published article on finasteride Apr 26th, 2019

This is an important article addressing post-finasteride syndrome.  More data is needed to clarify how common and who it is most likely to affect. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30835851

Potential New Significant Treatment for Widespread/Recalcitrant Alopecia Areata Jan 31st, 2019

Over the past several years there has been increasing reports of JAK inhibitors being used to treat recalcitrant alopecia areata with excellent results in the majority of patients.  Currently it is being explored as a potential topical treatment option for treating alopecia areata as well.  Overall patients and JAK inhibitors...

Post-Operative Hair Transplant Instructions Dec 20th, 2018

Patients often ask: "What do I need to do after my procedure so that the wounds heal well and the hair willgrow well in the months ahead?"   Hair Transplantation is performed in the office under local anesthesia.  Post procedure wound care is straightforward and important to follow for optimal...

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for scarring alopecia and alopecia areata Nov 5th, 2018

Recently there have been reports of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) being used successfully to treat scarring alopecia such as lichen planopilaris.  In addition there have been case reports of being successfully used for alopecia areata.  By far the most experience continues with male and female pattern hair loss where published...

Female Hair Transplantation Sep 6th, 2018

Hair loss for men and women is extremely upsetting; no one likes losing their hair.  For women, it has a particular emotional and psychological impact due to the lack of scoietal acceptance for hair loss in women.  Fortunately, for female pattern hair loss there are effective medical and surgical options....

Does Hair Prevent Skin cancer on the Scalp? Aug 23rd, 2018

A thicker head of hair mostly helps frame our face and impacts how we see ourselves and how the world sees us; but does it also help protect us against skin cancer?  The scalp is part of the skin and therefore is at risk to develop skin cancer like anywhere...

Summer and Hair Loss Aug 7th, 2018

The sun has many effects on the skin.  We know it is a factor in skin cancer and a factor in wrinkling and aging of our skin.  Does it have an effect on hair loss?  No clinical evidence exists demonstrating that the sun has any negative effect on our hair...

LLLT and 5% minoxidil combined show effective results in new paper Aug 7th, 2018

In July 2018, another paper has been published that demonstrates the synergy between minoxidil and low level light therapy (LLLT).  LLLT is a safe, painless, at home treatment that can help men and women with hair loss.  A summary of the article is below:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30027912If you are interested in learning more...

Low level laser therapy study showing effective treatment for scarring hair loss conditions. May 8th, 2018

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an FDA approved treatment for male and female pattern hair loss.  The attached paper in a leading dermatology journal demonstrates it may be an effective treatment for scarring hair loss conditions such as lichen planopilaris.  This is a significant development of a new and...

Synergy of topical Minoxidil and Low Level Laser Light Therapy in combination Apr 6th, 2018

Recently, a paper was published in a leading laser journal that revealed a combination of topical minoxidil and low level light therapy was synergistic.  Both treatment options for hair loss for men and women are effective independently but in a patient that has used one without optimal results, adding the...

Low-Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia Mar 6th, 2018

This recent peer reviewed published article is an excellent summary of the published data regarding low level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss for men and women. Clinical trials have confirmed the efficacy of low level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss. It is effective as a...

Hair Repigmentation During Immunotherapy Treatment Feb 14th, 2018

These new therapies are saving thousands of lives for patients with Cancer including Metastic Melanoma.Might they also help explain why and how we lose pigment in our hair fillicles as we age?https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2642914?aimlink=37f9e2031e3b44cd7582c25e5af7244d <--Click Here to read article 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Jan 23rd, 2018

PRP for Hair Loss- UPDATEPRP continues to be a novel, widely used treatment for thinning hair. Our experience over the past two years has shown that the majority of patients have positive effects from PRP. The effect can be in a range from new hair growth, to thicheking of existing thining...

Hair Growth in Two Alopecia Patients after Fecal Microbiota Transplant Oct 2nd, 2017

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS INTERESTING CASE REPORT