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Hairline and Frontal Zone Hair Restoration – Case Study

This patient came to our office here at Modena Hair Institute in Newport Beach, California stating he was not necessarily unhappy with his hairline, but was interested in finding out how it could be better and most importantly, keep it from getting worse.

After conducting a full medical management consultation with this patient which involves discussing topical solutions, shampoos, medications, and hair loss treatments such as PRP. Dr. Yazdan then explained the hair transplant process. Being that this patient’s hair loss was localized to just the front of his hair an FUE hair transplant was performed with 2,448 grafts extracted by hand by Dr. Yazdan and his team.

1 year later his results show a great improvement in overall density and fullness as well as a restored and rejuvenated hairline. By also following a medical management protocol in combination with the transplant our patient was able to maximize his results and make his existing hair stronger and healthier.

For more information regarding a hair transplant procedure email us at or schedule a consultation at 949.374.2563.


The Benefits of Early Intervention in Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common concern for many individuals, affecting both men and women. While it is often considered a natural part of aging, the emotional and psychological impact of hair loss can be significant. Addressing hair loss early can make a substantial difference in managing and even reversing the condition. Early intervention not only slows down the progression of hair loss but also enhances the effectiveness of treatment options.

The benefits of early intervention include slowing down hair loss progression, it may be recommended to  start using topical solutions along with considering prescription medications such as finasteride (Propecia). Another benefit to early intervention is that it may increase the effectiveness of treatments. Hair follicles in the early stages of thinning are more responsive to treatments, increasing the chances of regrowth and thickening of existing hair.  This can include topical solutions as well as treatments such as PRP therapy and laser therapy offered by Dr. Amir Yazdan at Modena Hair Institute. Lastly, addressing hair loss early can provide more treatment options. Individuals who seek treatment early have a broader range of options available to them. Non-surgical treatments are more effective in the early stages. For those considering hair transplants, early intervention ensures that there are sufficient donor hairs available for transplantation and helps preserve more native hair to optimize the results of a surgery.

Early intervention strategies include consulting with a hair loss professional, medications, nonsurgical treatments, and possibly a hair transplant surgery. A hair loss provider such as Dr.  Amir Yazdan of Modena Hair Institute can diagnose the cause of hair loss and recommend appropriate treatments. He offers a full medical management consultation where he will discuss all available options. FDA-approved medications like minoxidil and finasteride can be effective in slowing hair loss and promoting regrowth. These should be used under medical supervision. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and microneedling are non-surgical options that can stimulate hair growth and improve scalp health. For those with significant hair loss, hair transplant surgery can be a viable option, come in to see Dr. Yazdan in Newport Beach, for a surgical consultation to find out which method is best for you.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices  at (949) 374-2563 if you’re feeling anxious or unsure about your hair loss. Dr. Yazdan is more than happy to offer guidance, and recommend safe and effective treatments.

Case Study – Hair Transplant Surgery for Senior Patient

Have you ever wondered if you are too old for a hair transplant? Our golden aged patient wondered the same thing and decided to visit Dr. Amir Yazdan to find out! During his consultation appointment here at Modena Hair Institute this patient expressed that he just wanted to have hair for whatever time he has left.  After a comprehensive assessment it was decided that the best course for this patient was to move forward with a FUT/Strip and FUE combination surgery.

Dr. Yazdan first removed the Strip amount to 3,214 grafts then proceeded by harvesting around 1,218 grafts via FUE method. When harvesting using both methods it is possible to safely extract a large number of grafts in one sitting while not over compromising the donor area.

6 months later our patient returned extremely pleased with his early results and growth. He feels like a new version of himself and expressed that he wished he did this procedure sooner. He was elated to hear that his hair was only going to continue to grown and look better. We would generally say that it is never too late to get the hair of your dreams, even if it is a little later in life.

If you’d like to hear more about your surgical options and benefits- please feel free to call one of our conveniently located offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas 1-888-717-5273  or (949) 374-2563

Celebrity Hair Transplant Gone Wrong – Justin Bieber

Everyone is talking about Justin Bieber’s new look, could it be the results of a hair transplant procedure? That is what we all suspect, and to the common person it may seem like it was done well. Let’s take a look at the transformation .

As you can see Bieber has a new an improved fuller and much to straight hairline. Additionally, the hairline looks unnatural and plug like which is most likely from multiple hair grafts being placed incorrectly.  When reconstructing a hairline single hair grafts should be used in the very front to keep the authenticity of his original hairline. Unfortunately for Bieber he has multiple issues from this first procedure and we are not sure he is even aware.

Learn from this very public mistake, Dr. Amir Yazdan here at Modena Hair institute practices a more conservative approach for a hair transplant procedure. He prefers to keep the patient’s original hairline as a guide rather than completely changing the way the patient looks. This produces natural and age appropriate results for our patients. Remember that the transplanted grafts are permanent. Bieber will be stuck with this insanely straight and low hairline for pretty much the rest of his life. Imagine being 50-60 years old with that hairline. Also consider the possibility of him losing some of the hair behind his new hairline, then what?

When considering a hair transplant take the time to do some meaningful research. Ask the right questions, see reputable surgeons who specialize only in hair, pay attention to whether they perform both procedures, and lastly review the information and use common sense.

Take a look at an in depth assessment with Dr. Yazdan himself here:

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Do these things really cause hair loss or does everyone just say they do?

Millions of individuals worldwide are concerned about hair loss. There are many myths and misconceptions concerning the causes of hair loss and treatment options, despite its widespread occurrence. To clear the air, we’ll dispel some of the most widespread misunderstandings about hair loss today and offer reliable scientific sources.

Myth 1: Wearing a hat causes hair loss – A common misconception is that wearing hats or caps all the time might lead to hair loss by preventing blood flow to the scalp or causing hair to fall out. Still, this is untrue.

Myth Debunked– The bloodstream carries nutrients to the hair follicles, therefore wearing a hat has no discernible impact on blood flow to the scalp. Furthermore, wearing hats is not the primary cause of hair loss; rather, it is mostly caused by hormonal changes, genetic factors, and certain medical problems.

Myth 2: Frequent shampooing causes hair loss – It’s a common misconception that frequent hair washing causes hair loss. This myth probably started because after washing their hair, people noticed more hairs in the shower drain.

Myth Debunked– It is typical to lose between fifty and one hundred hairs every day as hair shedding is a regular element of the hair growth cycle. Washing your hair does not slow down the pace of hair loss generally; rather, it keeps the scalp healthy and clean. It’s only hair that was about to fall out that you see in the shower. When you wash your hair with the right products like gromd shampoo then washing daily is preferred since it is like medicine for the scalp.

Myth 3: Hair loss comes from your mother’s side of the family only- Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is not a trait that is only passed down from mothers. The truth is that either parent can pass on genetic hair loss.

Myth Debunked– Many genes that can be inherited from both the mother’s and father’s sides affect hair loss. An individual’s risk of hair loss is determined by the interaction of several hereditary factors from both parents. One of the best treatments to combat genetic hair loss is PRP with Acell.  Dr. Yazdan performs this treatment regularly for patients with great success.

Most of what your hear regarding hair loss may not be accurate. If you are concerned about your hair it is important to reach out to a hair specialist such as Dr. Amir Yazdan here at Modena Hair Institute to get accurate information. Schedule a full medical management consultation to discuss your hair loss and learn about treatments offered by Dr. Yazdan to improve your hair and fight hair loss. Contact us (949) 374-2563


Advanced Hair loss addressed with a FUE FUT Combo Hair Transplant Surgery

Our patient travelled to us Modena Hair Institute  here in Newport Beach  from the midwest with advanced hair loss in both his hairline and front as well as his crown and is under 35 years old. After a consultation with Dr. Amir Yazdan it was decided that the best approach for this patient would be to perform a combination FUE and FUT hair transplant surgery to yield the best results for this patient.

By performing this combination procedure Dr. Yazdan was able to safely harvest 4,218 grafts in total. This allowed Dr. Yazdan to recreate the patient’s hairline and greatly improve the density in the frontal zone as well as adding coverage to the patient’s crown area in one sitting.  Here we share is 6 months results, while noting that he is only experiencing about half the growth of the transplanted follicles. Over the next 6-12 months his hair will continue to improve in density.

While candidates are generally recommended one method over the other there are certain patients who are great candidates for either surgery or even both. It is crucial for prospective patients to always do their research and seek how surgeons who focus solely on hair, and perform both FUE and FUT procedures to receive an unbiased opinion on what is truly the best for the patient.

If you’d like to hear more about Strip and FUE combination options and benefits- please feel free to call one of our conveniently located offices in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas 1-888-717-5273

FUT/Strip Scar Repair – Case Study

Our patient came to us expressing that he was unhappy with the results of a previous Strip/FUT procedure done at another clinic. Not only did he get less than satisfying results from the transplant, he also was left with a scar that was visible because he wore his hair on the shorter side. He expressed he was told from the previous clinic that the scar would not be very noticeable no matter at what length he chose to wear his hair.  Here at Modena Hair Institute we advise patients who are considering the Strip/FUT method that their hair should be kept at a 3 clip or longer for the scar to not be noticeable.

To help improve the appearance of this scar Dr. Amir Yazdan recommended using a combination or scalp and beard hair as donor areas to improve the appearance of the scar while also adding density and correcting his hairline.  After 1.5 years from his scar repair surgery our patient can now wear his hair at his preferred length and hairstyle with his previous scar being hidden. While many patients worry that beard hair won’t blend in with scalp hair you can see from the photo that the different types of hair blend seamlessly.

It is worth noting that scar tissue is not necessarily healthy tissue due to a decrease in vasculature or blood supply. Transplanting into scar tissue can help promote vascularity which improves the tissue and makes it more viable.  After assessing this patient’s full results he shared that his scar was less red and raised which is a common benefit we see at our clinic after a scar repair procedure by Dr. Yazdan.

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Coping with Postpartum Hair Loss

Bringing a new life into the world is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful experiences a woman can have. However, amidst the joy of motherhood, many new mothers find themselves facing an unexpected challenge: postpartum hair loss. If you’re experiencing this, you’re not alone. Postpartum hair loss, also known as postpartum alopecia, affects a significant number of women after childbirth. Here at Modena Hair Institute we help many new mothers to combat the loss.

Postpartum hair loss typically occurs around three to six months after giving birth. During pregnancy, hormonal changes prolong the hair growth phase, resulting in thicker, fuller hair. However, once your baby arrives, hormone levels plummet, causing the hair to shed as it returns to its normal growth cycle. This shedding phase can be alarming, with clumps of hair seemingly falling out. Dr. Amir Yazdan highly recommends starting his protocol of PRP with Acell treatments which helps reduce shedding and rejuvenate the hair follicles.  Another way to cope with postpartum hair loss is to opt for a nourishing, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to promote healthy hair growth such as groMD shampoo which is filled with active ingredients to fight hair loss.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices  at (949) 374-2563 if you’re feeling anxious or unsure about your postpartum hair loss. Dr. Yazdan is more than happy to offer guidance, and recommend safe and effective treatments.

Case Study-44 yr. old Male Botched Turkey Hair Transplant Repair by Dr. Yazdan

Diagnosis: Corrective FUE Transplant – Age: 44– Follicles: 2, 093 – Sex: Male

One year following a disappointing FUE procedure in Turkey, a patient sought Dr. Yazdan’s  expertise for a repair surgery. His initial experience abroad left him with noticeable scarring, minimal results, and a distressing scalp infection that exacerbated hair loss.

Upon thorough assessment, Dr. Yazdan recommended a comprehensive approach, combining corrective FUE surgery with PRP treatments. Three months into the treatment regimen, promising signs of new growth have begun to emerge, with further improvements anticipated.

This case underscores the importance of informed decision-making in hair transplant journeys. While the allure of cost-effective procedures abroad may be tempting, the risks can outweigh the benefits. Our patient’s experience serves as a cautionary tale, highlighting potential complications such as inadequate sanitization standards and limited post-operative support when seeking treatment overseas.

At Modena Hair Institute, we prioritize quality and patient safety above all else. We advocate for choosing reputable clinics and experienced professionals to ensure optimal outcomes. If you have any further questions regarding a hair transplant procedure contact our front office at (949) 374-2563.

Understanding Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, causing unpredictable hair loss in small, round patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. While alopecia areata is not life-threatening, it can have a significant impact on self-esteem and quality of life. In this post, we’ll explore the key aspects of alopecia areata, including its causes, symptoms, and available treatment options, to help individuals better understand and manage this condition. Our Offices and Dr. Yazdan specialize in treating patients who suffer from Alopecia Areata and similar auto immune diseases using advanced protocols developed by world renown hair restoration surgeon Dr. Yazdan.

Alopecia areata occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to inflammation and hair loss. The exact cause of this autoimmune response is not fully understood, but genetic factors, environmental triggers, and immune system dysfunction are believed to play a role. Individuals with a family history of autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of developing alopecia areata.

The hallmark symptom of alopecia areata is the sudden onset of round or oval-shaped bald patches on the scalp, typically measuring a few centimeters in diameter. These patches may appear overnight or gradually over a period of weeks to months. In some cases, hair loss may also occur on other areas of the body, such as the eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard. While the affected skin is usually smooth and without any other signs of inflammation, some individuals may experience itching, tingling, or discomfort in the affected areas.

While there is no cure for alopecia areata, several treatment options are available to help manage symptoms and promote hair regrowth. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and individual preferences. Common treatment options for alopecia areata include:

Corticosteroid Injections: Corticosteroid injections are often the first-line treatment for alopecia areata, as they can help suppress inflammation and stimulate hair regrowth in affected areas. These injections are typically administered directly into the bald patches Dr. Yazdan has a full treatment protocol  for individuals suffering from alopecia areata which includes steroid injections and should be performed immediately.  Local patients can always contact our Newport Beach or Las Vegas locations for treatments.

Topical Corticosteroids: Topical corticosteroid creams or ointments may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and promote hair regrowth in mild cases of alopecia areata. These medications are applied directly to the affected skin and may be used in combination with other treatments for optimal results.

Alopecia areata is a complex autoimmune condition that can present unique challenges for individuals experiencing hair loss. While there is currently no cure for alopecia areata, various treatment options are available to help manage symptoms and promote hair regrowth Such as PRP treatments with ACell offered by Dr. Yazdan at Modena Hair Institute in Newport Beach.

If you want to explore a hair loss solution or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the merits of different hair loss treatments, please contact us at Modena Hair Institute today for more information. At Modena Hair Institute we pride ourselves on consistently providing our patients with the highest standard of custom hair restoration treatment available, directly tailored to their individual needs. Dr. Yazdan is eagerly awaiting your visit or digital consultation. Contact us today!

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.


Case Study-38 yr. old Male Hair Transplant FUE using Beard Hair

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 38 – Follicles: 2,113 – Sex: Male

Our patient visited our office after undergoing two previous FUE procedures with other clinics. Despite feeling that the results from both surgeries were merely satisfactory, he expressed a desire for increased coverage across his scalp. However, due to limitations in his donor zone resulting from the previous surgeries, Dr. Yazdan determined that the optimal solution was to harvest grafts from both the scalp and beard to achieve the best outcome for this patient. Understandably, our patient experienced some nervousness about grafts being harvested from his facial area and had concerns regarding the appearance of the beard and scalp hair blend.

During his 6-month follow-up appointment, he shared his progress and expressed his satisfaction with the early results. He experienced no scarring from the harvesting of his beard, thanks to Dr. Yazdan’s technique, and the integration of beard and scalp hair was seamless.

We eagerly anticipate observing his progress at the one-year mark.

A body hair transplant should only be recommended for unique cases such as so, it should never be offered to patient’s who are preparing to undergo their first procedure.  A body hair transplant is an advanced surgery that should be performed by a highly reputable an experienced hair transplant surgeon.  If you have any further questions regarding a hair transplant procedure contact our front office at (949) 374-2563.

40 yr. old Male Crown Hair Transplant FUE

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 42 – Follicles: 2,359 – Sex: Male

Our patient traveled to us from Hawaii looking to add more density into his crown.  He wanted to do an FUE surgery because there are times where he wears his hair short in the back and did not want to have a Strip/FUT scar. After consultation with Dr. Yazdan, it was decided that the FUE method was best in this case and thus we proceeded to do a complete crown restoration.  During the procedure, a total of 2,359 FUE grafts were transplanted.  Medical management was also discussed with the patient and he was able to return home the next day.  Below are his final results.  You can see a very natural density with proper angulation.  The patients donor zone was also intact and he is able to have repeat FUE procedures in the future.  This is a life changing transformation and we are happy we were part of the journey.

This is an FUE hair transplant surgery into the crown by Dr. Yazdan