Monthly Archive for June 2006
June 30 2006, 3:53 pm PT | Posted in: FUE + Female Hair Loss + Scarring
If I get the FUE procedure, to fill in the scar on the side of my head, will the fue scars be noticeable? I do a lot of television commercials and stuff on TV, so I really need it to not be detectabe, because I constantly have people doing stuff with my hair, and parting it in all sorts of ways. What I’m trying to say is, will the fue scars really be detectable if I want to have braids or my hair up? My agent actually told me I should get this scar repaired, and I really want to find the best, and I heard you are one of the best, and I’m really worried, becuase I don’t know what to do.
(The scar is not that big at all but my agent is bugging me about it).
PS- I got it when i fell against a desk when I was five.
Many doctors claim their expertise in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Thank you for the complement. You may want to read the first article on the follicular extraction technique, which I co-wrote and was published in 2002 — Follicular Unit Extraction: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hair Transplantation.
All incisions on the skin will produce a scar. However a FUE scar is so small, it would be virtually undetectable especially among your scalp hair. Furthermore, in covering up your desk accident scar, FUE would be an ideal technique from its minimal invasiveness to its fast healing times.
If you are interested you should set up a consultation so that the entire procedure can be explained in detail. You may also be interested in coming to one of our monthly open house events so that you can potentially see a patient who has had a FUE procedure.
June 30 2006, 2:59 pm PT | Posted in: Hairlines + Post-Operative
You have not shown a patient with black hair and light skin after a hair transpant. That is what I have and I need to know what I will look like. I am mostly balding in the front of my head. I can take time off work but i am planning my vacation for later this summer and want a transplant to coincide with it.
This patient had 2571 grafts done 10 days before these photos were taken. His hair is black as is yours. Many of the hairs have already fallen out, as expected. They will regrow in 2-4 months on average. As you enlarge the photographs, please note that what you are looking at is a beard of hair where no hair existed 10 days before. Imagine what you would look like if you did not shave for 10 days. Click the photos to enlarge.
June 30 2006, 2:32 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
Just getting over some server problems today — thanks for being patient. Things are looking stable now after the system upgrade.
June 30 2006, 1:31 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
I am a teenager of 15 years old that is experincing hair loss in the front of my hair(hair line). i have become woried and obssesed with finding a solution so i have made an apointment to get medical attention. i think the reason for my hair loss is using too many hats, taking showers with hot water, and shampoing everyday. now i learned this was wrong so i stoped.
Question: is there anything natural and healthy for the hair that you can recommend for me to use?
I heard that aloe vera plant, boiled cinammon glove is good treatment to restore the health of the hair. is this true?
Wearing hats, taking showers with hot water, and shampoing everyday will not damage your hair unless you are pulling on it or picking it. I strongly doubt that among the values claimed for the aloe vera plant, that hair growth is one of them. On the internet, I did find suggestions that boiled cinnamon sticks in solution will help increase hair health, but I would suggest that if you use this, you might let it cool down first. Sounds like you are obsessing over your hair. See a good dermatologist and find out what is happening to you now, before you worry more and let this impact your life.
June 30 2006, 12:33 pm PT | Posted in: Other
I think that you can be bald and sexy. Don’t you agree?
I do not believe that only hairy men (that is, men with hair on their heads) are sexy. For example, most people would agree that Patrick Stewart, Evan Handler, Michael Jordan, Bruce Willis, and Tyson Beckford reflect some very sexy and handsom men. For others, balding does little to enhance facial features on men like Jason Alexander, Phil Collins, Larry David, Michael Bolton (circa 1997). Could it be that with hair, these men would look sexy? Well, I would rather not answer that question. Look at my picture on the right and even with 1600 hair transplants done a few years ago, I am not in Sean Connery’s class of good looking men.
June 30 2006, 11:32 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
Are there any side effects of propecia? I heard that there will be ejaculation problems.
I’ve discussed possible side effects of Propecia many times before. Always discuss your concerns with your prescribing doctor, as an open line of communication will usually result in the best solutions. Propecia can reduce the size of the ejaculant in some men. The potency of the sperm remains good so the smaller ejaculant does not translate into less potency.
June 30 2006, 10:34 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
Dear Dr. Rassman,
Is working out/weight training a cause for hair loss. I have read that DHT levels increase after workouts. Could you comment on this and suggest alternatives?
I would doubt that working out will increase hair loss even if there are subtle changes in DHT levels. Stress reduction benefits and general body health should produce healthier hair because your body is healthier.
June 30 2006, 9:32 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
I’m noticing a very, very clear reduction in hairloss only TWO WEEKS after I begun taking Propecia…10% of me wants to say “great! be happy!” but the other 90% of me thinks there’s something ‘wrong’ (I guess you can tell i’m quite a pessemestic person sometimes..). I’m almost certain that i’m not imagining this (again, i’m quite pessemestic so if anything, I thought it would be the complete opposite).
I’ve gone from losing dozens of hairs every day when combing my fingers through my hair to just a few. The Procepia phamplet said it could take as long as 12-18 months to see results, your website says as long as 8 months (generally 3 months)…so you can see why i’m so pessemestic and confused as hell. Is this really possible??! Or should I expect things to change again in a few short days / weeks?
Propecia will often slow or stop the hair loss in weeks, so this is not an unusual observation. The 8-18 month time-frame is reflecting new hair growth or benefits upon decreasing miniaturization in the hair shafts, which will increase the general fullness that you will see with the naked eye.
June 30 2006, 8:33 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
I used Minoxidil 2% for about two years, then –through bad advice — stopped using it for about 4 months now. I just started realising the reoccurance of my hair loss. I will re-start immediately but am wondering if it is too late and whether I will lose all the hair that had regrown during the past two years?
Thank you very much.
Hair that is being lost or miniaturized, or new hair that grows from the drug does get minoxidil dependent so when the drug is stopped, the dependent hair often falls out. Minoxidil is thought to increase the length of the hair growth cycle, but can bring on new hair where there was none. If the hair fell out upon stopping the minoxidil, then a new cycle must kick in and that might take months. I would hope that some of the hair will return to the level before you stopped taking minoxidil, but I can not give you the assurance you are looking for.
June 29 2006, 3:31 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
Thanks in advance for taking time to answer my question. I am 18 years old and have been noticing hair loss on the back of my head (in the crown area) for about 10 months. I guess it has gotten worse with time, I am still getting the same comments/questions from friends, “Are you going bald?” It’s not the best question to be asked at 18 years old. I am having trouble accepting the fact that I am loosing my hair because I would venture to say that I am physical-look-conscious. haha. I have an appointment with the dermatologist in about 2 weeks. The hair I have lost isn’t all that great, but when looking specifically at the area you can tell 2 thinning patches, one on both sides of my head. Will I be able to grow my hair back to normal or will I be able to stop the hair loss? What can I do on my own to help myself either grow hair, reduce the loss, or make it look as though I am not loosing hair? I was under a lot of stress over the past year, but I don’t believe that hair loss would just happen in those areas if I lost my hair due to stress, or could it? Thanks again for reading and answering!
Stress can induce hair loss. The place where the hair loss occurs is usually the weakest hairs first, then the less weak hairs in the ‘patterned’ hair loss that men experience. Where it is lost is genetically programmed in each and every man. If you are losing hair in the front, then if you get stressed, the frontal hair may experience accelerated hair loss. If you are losing it in the crown and not the front, then the crown may experience accelerated hair loss before the front is impacted. What I just said reflects genetic balding, not some other condition causing hair loss. Women do not have patterned hair loss, so they can lose hair anywhere with stress.