Minoxidil or Rogaine is an anti-hypertensive vasodilator (high blood pressure) medication. In its topical form, its used to treat hair loss caused by androgen alopecia (male or female pattern baldness). Minoxidil works by widening the hair follicles. This in turn creates thicker hair strands. Further, it prolongs the anagen state of hair growth which allows … Continue reading How does Minoxidil (Rogaine) work to stop hair loss?
To schedule a consultation, you can either complete the form below on our web site or call our offices in Irvine, CA (949) 374-2563 or Las Vegas, NV (702) 966-5134. Our staff will do their best to accommodate your schedule and assist you with general questions. Your Consultation With Dr Yazdan When you schedule a … Continue reading Your Consultation
Propecia® Propecia® (Finasteride)is the first oral prescription medication to stimulate hair growth on the top and crown area of the head. Originally marketed at a higher dosage to treat enlarged prostates; it has been available for the treatment of hair loss since 1998.The drug is an androgen hormone inhibitor, which lowers the production of dihdrotestosterone, … Continue reading Medical Hair Loss Treatments
Perhaps you’ve heard about the benefits of applying moisturizing oils to your scalp in an effort to stop, reverse or prevent baldness? Now, it does seems like there could be something here, afterall we all know that clean and hydrated hair is healthy hair. Does this old folk remedy have any real efficacy and if … Continue reading Oils and Rogaine Are No Replacement for Hair Transplantation
For many people, the outward expression of their gender identity isn’t something they’ve ever put much thought into. If your physical appearance has always matched how you feel on the inside, it’s easy to understand why. For many trans men and women, however, it’s something they’ve had to think about their entire lives. At Modena … Continue reading Hair Transplants for Trans Men and Women
Male-pattern baldness – ie. genetics – may be the most talked about and dreaded of hair loss types, but there are many other causes that lead to hair loss. Board-certified Southern California hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Amir Yazdan, regularly sees patients who suffer from many different types of hair loss, and it’s not uncommon for … Continue reading The Six Most Common Causes of Hair Loss (and their treatments)
As you’ve probably learned by now, the newly implanted grafts a hair transplant patient receives will typically shed between two weeks and two months after the procedure. The follicles on the scalp will be in what is called a ‘resting phase’, appearing dormant and minuscule, so patience is required. Aesthetic splendor is only a few … Continue reading Shedding Hair After a Hair Transplant
Last week a young man with a thick head of hair, aged 23, came into our hair restoration clinic in Orange County desperately seeking clinical help. The problem? Although he had a beautifully full head of hair, it was riddled with white flakes. He said he didn’t know where else to turn. That he is … Continue reading Dandruff or Dry Scalp?
Your hair is falling out and you want to stop it. What should you do? Many men in this position turn to drugs like Rogaine for hair restoration. However, does Rogaine actually work? What is to be gained from Rogaine? Rogaine is the trade name of the drug Minoxidil which was developed in 1963 by … Continue reading Rogaine: Uses and Limitations
What can a young man do about hair loss? This is a question our clinic has heard before from several distressed individuals. Unfortunately hair loss doesn’t have an age limit and symptoms of male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) can begin to manifest as early as the teenage years. It can certainly appear jarring and feel … Continue reading Hair Restoration Surgery for Younger Patients
It depends. Certain causes of hair loss such as stress (telogen effluvium) and hormonal changes during pregnancy are reversible and easily treatable. However, certain genetic conditions like male and female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) are not reversible without surgical intervention. However, if detected early enough, certain medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, or potent DHT-blocking … Continue reading Is Hair Loss Reversible?
Many potential patients want to know what happens during a hair transplant consultation. Well, when we see a patient for a consultation, one of the things we have to consider most carefully when considering their suitability for a hair transplant is how much more hair they are likely to lose. Hair loss is a progressive … Continue reading What Happens During a Hair Transplant Consultation?
Many have fell for the scare mongering online or in newspapers about the side effects of Propecia ® (Finasteride). Most recently, numerous headlines concerning Donald Trump taking the drug for hair loss management and experiencing libido deficiency, have taken the hair restoration industry by storm. For those who don’t know, Finasteride is a DHT-blocking medicine … Continue reading Finasteride Side Effects
One of the first things a person checks when they notice hair loss is the status of hair loss in their parents or grandparents. When did my father start to bald? What about my grandfather, what was his hairline like? Although examining the hair loss of your ancestry can reveal part of the truth of … Continue reading Is My Hair Loss Hereditary?
Name: Morgan Question: I recently went in for a checkup and my doctor’s tests indicated hormonal changes in my body which has led to fluctuating thyroid levels. I found out that low thyroid can cause hair thinning and loss in certain women. I’m very worried I won’t be able to reverse the damage done to … Continue reading Can I Reverse Hair Loss Caused by Hormone Imbalance?
Prime Culprit: Hormones The premier cause behind hair loss in both men and women is hormonal. Hormonal changes, deficiencies and excesses are the main cause behind pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia. The male-sex hormone behind pattern baldness in men is DHT. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a by-product of testosterone, which can stimulate the receptors in your … Continue reading Separating Fact from Fiction: The Real Causes Behind Hair Loss
Whether on social media or on billboards downtown, you’ve likely come across the now famous beige logo of Hims or the nation-wide ad campaigns of Keeps. Both brands boast of easy and effortless hair restoration solutions, ‘prescribed’ by a certified physician online. Targeting millennials with sweet-sounding wellness rhetoric and youthful philosophy jargon, many hair loss … Continue reading The Problem with ‘Hims’ and ‘Keeps’ Hair Loss Solutions
Traction alopecia is a relatively common condition, but one that is very avoidable. Traction alopecia is caused by the hair being repeatedly pulled, usually by wearing tight ponytails, buns or braids. Hair extensions are also a common cause of traction alopecia, as they can tug tightly on the roots of hair follicles. Ultimately, anything that … Continue reading Treatments for Traction Alopecia