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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


A Short Guide to Hair Loss for Men in Their 20s

If you’re in your 20s and your hairline is starting to recede, the most likely culprit is something called androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness. But don’t panic. You are not alone! Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and almost 25% of men start seeing symptoms in their 20s.
The bad news is that male pattern baldness is a genetic condition. There is nothing you did to cause it. It’s in your genes. Your family history also affects the age when you begin to lose your hair, how fast you lose hair and, ultimately, the extent of your baldness.
The good news is there have been extensive medical advancements to slow, stop and even reverse the progression of hair loss in certain men. So, if you notice your hair falling out or the early stages of a receding hairline, what should you do?
First things first, we recommend sitting down with a (board certified) hair restoration specialist who can properly evaluate your hair shedding or hair loss situation, based on factors like your medical profile, hair loss condition, and stage of shedding. Finding a true expert and specialist of the craft can be tricky, so check out our guide to finding the right one for you.

PRP Procedure at Modena Hair Institute

The initial consultation will be to see how your hairline and hair density has changed and will change in the next few years. Forecasting how your receding hairline or shedding patterns change will grant you and the physician a better understanding of the effectiveness of different hair restoration treatments, be they surgical or otherwise.
The key to slowing hair loss in your 20s is early intervention. Given the relatively young age of the client, board-certified physician, Dr. Amir Yazdan, may recommend PRP injections mixed with stem cells, alongside a multifaceted program to treat hair thinning and loss. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a breakthrough minimally invasive procedure that has been known to stimulate cell regrowth, slow hair shedding, and aid during the hair restoration process. Modena Hair Institute’s highly advanced version of PRP therapy includes fat derived stem cells which aggressively stimulates hair growth cycles, and helps with hair loss by increasing hair count, thickness, and growth speed.
Moreover, combining over-the-counter minoxidil treatments (Rogaine) with GroMD’s Follicle Activator Spray has shown remarkable results in hair regrowth and density.
GroMD Shampoo, Conditioner, & Follicle Activator Spray

We know intimately the feelings of frustration and defeatism that can stem from early hair loss, many of our patients and colleagues have went through it. But we believe that hair loss is optional.
If hair loss is negatively affecting your quality of life or self-esteem, contact our hair restoration experts at Modena Hair Institute today to learn about your treatment options and take the first step toward restoring your hair and your confidence.
As you continue on your hair restoration journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.

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, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Modena Hair Institute’s Short Guide to Female Hair Loss

Surprisingly, female hair loss treatments are on the rise in America. The causes behind this trend may be related to the increased stresses of everyday life, increased use of heated appliances when styling, the use of hair extensions and poorly managed diets. Society tells us that we should all aim to have a full head of flowing locks, but unfortunately this isn’t always a given.
Beyond the controllable factors of stress and diet, one of the most common conditions affecting women is Female Pattern Hair Loss, or Androgenetic Alopecia. This hereditary condition causes thinning hair which can be found around the top of the head and crown area, while the density of the hair from the sides and back of the scalp will remain unaffected. As first signs of hair loss women may notice more shedding than usual, and their parting becoming wider. Female hair loss may also cause a receding hairline, where hair thins around the temples.
At Modena Hair Institute we deal with as many ways as possible to counteract every element that causes women’s hair loss.
So what can be done? If you’re suffering from female hair loss then there are a great many options available to you.

  • Hair Growth Products – There are some quality hair restoration products we are able to recommend that will help reduce female hair loss. These include stimulants to encourage hair growth and topical solutions which can be used to thicken your hair.
    • Shampoo & Conditioner: Designed for every hair type, GroMD™ has specially formulated shampoos and conditioners to help maintain one’s hair and scalp in a healthy and vibrant state. Their shampoo and conditioner is equipped with Argan oil, Biotin, Niacinamide and other essential elements to protect and nourish for a healthy scalp. You can also work the GroMD™ follicle activator spray through the ends of your still damp hair. This will have the added effect of keeping hair supple and shiny.
GroMD Shampoo, Conditioner, & Follicle Activator Spray
  • Hair Restoration Therapy
    • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy: A breakthrough in non-surgical hair restoration, PRP has been known to stimulate cell regrowth, slow hair shedding, and aid during the hair restoration process. Acell enhanced PRP injections from Modena help patients with thinning hair by increasing their hair count, thickness, and growth speed.
    • Laser Therapy: Low level laser therapy, or LLLT, can help to promote hair loss stabilization and regrowth and is particularly beneficial when used as part of a combination treatment course consisting of the primary medications for hair loss. With laser hair therapy, patients enjoy a safe, proven, and effective hair loss treatment known to improve hair volume by more than 50% in the very first year.
  • Hair Replacement Treatments – Surgical hair replacement is the most tried and true solution for filling in areas of thinning hair or baldness. This has been our area of specialization for over a decade and we have helped numerous patients with women’s hair transplants. The two most popular procedures are FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (follicular unit extraction).
    • FUT is the more classic procedure, which involves removing a strip of skin from the back of the scalp and removing the hair follicles to insert into another area of the scalp. At Modena we usually find this procedure works best.
    • FUE involves removing hair follicles directly from the scalp for transplantation to other areas using a specialized punch less than 1mm in diameter.

Until recently many people believed hair transplants were only available for men, but with the steady increase in female hair loss in America, hair transplants among women have become more common.
When you visit Modena Hair Institute, board-certified physician Dr. Amir Yazdan will recommend the most suitable and effective treatment course components for your particular condition, based on factors including your medical profile, hair loss condition, and stage of shedding.
When following a Modena hair loss treatment course – whether laser therapy or hair transplantation – it’s important to keep in contact with one of our centers, so our specialists can ensure your hair is being treated as safely and successfully as possible.
As you continue on your hair restoration journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.

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, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

Advanced Hair Restoration Therapy: PRP + Fat Derived Stem Cells

prp fat derived stem cells
In a recent post we covered the basics of platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy and how it can help men and women grow thicker, healthier hair. In summary, PRP hair therapy uses a patient’s own blood – rich with growth factors that trigger cell function – to produce an ultra-rich plasma and platelet serum that is injected under the scalp in areas where hair growth is desired.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is safe because the patient’s own blood products are used so there is no chance of rejection. PRP has long been used by orthopedists to promote growth and healing of tendons.
These platelet-rich injections contain numerous complex growth factors and other bioactive proteins that reactivate and restore thinning hair or hair which has stopped growing. Initially when hair is thinning, it is because growth cycles get shorter and the resting phases get longer. This means that there are fewer hairs growing than what the average growth rate percentage for a normal adult would yield. PRP therapy attempts to restore hair cycles back to their normal growth rate.
platelet cell
Mainstream PRP treatments, however, only stimulate hair follicles and underlying cells to a small degree. As advancements in the field of hair restoration are made, changes and improvements to PRP therapy have also become authoritative.
One highly advanced version of PRP hair therapy includes fat derived stem cells which aggressively stimulates hair growth cycles. Specialist in regenerative medicine, Chris Centeno, M.D., breaks down the significant differences between basic PRP and PRP enhanced with fat derived stem cells:

While PRP may help recruit a few stem cells to the area, stem cell injection therapy is much more advanced.  For orthopedics in particular, if PRP is like adding additional fertilizer and water to the plant, stem cells are like placing new seeds in the area and hiring a gardener. Stem cells are capable of not only differentiating into the new tissue that is lost, but also coordinating the repair response (so the seeds and the gardener).

Simple platelet injections may cause light cellular movement and regeneration, but the addition of stem cells has been shown to cause aggressive cellular stimulation and growth. A Yale research study found that “the signals required to turn stem cells into progenitor cells come from fat adjacent to the follicle”. By isolating, processing, and transferring the fat derived stem cells to the scalp, physicians can better activate and power hair growth cycles.
While basic PRP therapy requires patients to return for on-going treatment every few months, PRP therapy enhanced with stem cells is a one-time procedure that provides greater longevity and sustainability with regard to hair growth. Remarkable results have come from PRP injections enhanced with fat derived stem cells, regrowing and healing natural scalp tissue.
At Modena Hair Institute, board-certified physician Dr. Amir Yazdan uses specialized equipment configured by himself to process and isolate stem cells as well as growth factors and healing proteins from PRP to create a unique formulation to help reverse the hair loss process. Watch our walk-through of the PRP + Fat Derived Stem Cell process:

Always remember, however, all hair restoration practitioners are not equal. Research and compare physicians who are experienced in both male and female pattern baldness and in the application of PRP with fat derived stem cells.
As you continue on your hair transplant journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.

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, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

How Hair Transplants Can Fix an Uneven or Thinning Hairline

Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo
If you’re in the business of buying a house, car, or even a ten-speed bicycle you will make sure to assess the quality and propriety of all the components before investing in the beloved item. Sweet visions of you driving down a coastal highway or cycling through the mountains is the ultimate goal, but knowing that your vehicle is duly stocked, protected, and maximally functional is where true peace resides.
The same logic applies, with even more force and urgency, when deciding on what the best cosmetic hair surgery option is. In looking after the health and proper maintenance of your hair, assessment of quality, expertise, and methodology of the hair loss specialist is key.
Getting great results from a hair transplant surgery begins with identifying a highly experienced hair restoration surgeon. An experienced and highly scrupulous hair transplant surgeon can repair an uneven or thinning hairline with hands-on precision, specialized instrumentation, correct graft placement, and more.
Different individuals – young, old, black, white – have different hair growth and loss patterns, hairlines, scalp sizes, and other idiosyncrasies that a trained hair transplant specialist will take into account before operating. After an initial consultation, the specialist may recommend minimal action, moderate action, or sometimes no surgery at all. Sometimes the patient will not be a suitable candidate for hair transplant surgery, and restorative hair care products like groMD’s follicle activator spray or shampoo and conditioner are the best option for a hair stabilization program.
As we began to explain above, successfully restoring an uneven or thinning hairline requires a trained hair transplant surgeon who can closely analyze, assess, and execute on the operation. Beware, however, false advertising and inexperienced ‘surgeons’ abound.
For a receding or uneven hairline, hair transplant specialists typically preform a follicular unit extraction (FUE), which involves extracting follicles (typically from the back or sides of the head) with a micro-punch and then transplanting the uprooted follicles into the recipient site, i.e. wherever hair volume is desired. FUE is the most common hair transplant procedure and is less invasive than FUT or strip procedures, leaving almost no scarring. For an FUE procedure, the hair restoration specialist will consult with the patient to determine an appropriate hairline in order to produce a natural hair pattern and shape.
‘Knowing before you go’ has been the mantra of Beverly Hills and Orange County hair transplant veteran, Dr. Amir Yazdan. Just as you would carefully inquire into the quality and detailed specs of a new car, careful inquiry into the experience and methods of your hair transplant operator and his or her operation is imperative. Meeting with the doctor before, during, and after the procedure is very important, as many hair transplant organizations only schedule assistants and uncertified technicians to take care of the client. That is not proper patient care.
At Modena, patients always meet with Dr. Yazdan, a board-certified physician, for personalized solutions and intimate care.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link

Can a Hair Transplant Get You Ahead in the Workplace? Just Ask These Celebrities Who’ve Come Out on Top After Hair Restoration Procedures

Don’t let these male celebrities fool you – they haven’t always had their flowing locks! Celebs are constantly being put under a microscope to look their best, so it comes as no surprise that these male stars are opting for some surgical assistance when it comes to losing their locks. Today, we live in a day and age were the better we look, the better we FEEL, and the better we feel can lead to endless possibilities in life! Whether it’s getting that job promotion, getting (or keeping) the woman of your dreams, or just being able to look in the mirror with confidence and say, “I look good today.” Whatever the motivation may be, a hair restoration procedure can significantly improve your overall quality of life.
Hair Restoration is becoming more accepted than ever, even outside the celebrity scene, and men no longer need to be ashamed of undergoing hair transplant surgery. In fact, the hair transplant industry has increased over 40% in the last 8 years. Can you blame these men for wanting to maintain a youthful appearance? We certainly don’t think so!
When people ask us if a hair transplant is truly effective, we say – just ask Jeremy Piven and how a hair transplant boosted his acting career and even charting him in 2005 as The World’s Sexiest Man! In truth, a picture (or movie for the purpose of this article) speaks a thousand words so we compiled some of our favorite male celebrities whose career have sky rocketed after opting for a hair restoration procedure.
Though these photographs of celebs and their hairlines speak for itself, we’ll still discuss a few..
Matthew McConaughey – one man known for his gorgeous appearance and thick lustrous hair. It wasn’t always like that! He had his hair in his youth but by time 1999 rolled around, we started seeing the signs of his receding hairline. Look at him now! As far as career – what has this hunk accomplished since undergoing a hair restoration?
Ranked on the “Coolest Actor Ever”
Ranked on “Celebrities Who Should Run for President”
Ranked on “The Best (Male) Actor Working Today”
Ranked on “The Best Actors in Film History”

Jeremy Piven – His earlier roles in the 90’s is firm evidence of his male-pattern baldness that started taking place with signs of a severely receding hairline and exhibiting obvious thinning density. It’s even quite possible he used other hair remedies in combination to a hair transplant, such as a Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) that compliment an FUE or FUT/Strip procedure by “filling-in” any gaps that are left behind by an inadequate supply of healthy donor hairs.
Golden Globes Winner
Emmy Awards Winner
Behind the Voice Awards Nominee
Gold Derby Awards Winner
Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee
Best Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson – An Icon known for his hair…think back to Braveheart days. Around the same time his career started to decline, as did the quality of his hair but he sure did turn that around with his alleged hair transplant!
Ranked on “The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History”
Ranked on “Best Actors in Film History”
Ranked on “The Coolest Actors Ever”
Ranked on “Celebrities Who Should Run for President”
John Travolta – Miraculously, his once thinning head of hair is now just as thick and full as it was in Saturday Night Fever days.
Ranked on “The Best Living Actors”
Ranked on “Actors Who Peaked in the 90’s and Deserve to Make a Comeback”
Ranked on “Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal”
These handsome celebrity men have had a ‘secret’ weapon in their back pocket – turning their worst hair into their best hair! While we can’t confirm that any of these men had a hair restoration procedure performed, we just have to assume that their path to balding was aided by science and a top hair restoration surgeon alike Dr. Yazdan because most human beings don’t lose hair and miraculously get it back. There’s no magic pill here – just a minimally invasive FUE or FUT/strip Hair Transplant can do the trick for most. (Read more on what a hair transplant can do for you here)

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Reasons You’re Prematurely Graying

Salt and Pepper, Silver, Pewter, Charcoal – call it what you want to call it, but gray hair is gray hair! If you’ve come early to the graying game, you may blame genetics…
This happens to be one of the most common hair problems that everyone will have to face at some point in their lifetime – some people consider gray hair makes them look more distinguished, while for others, this is a nasty little sign that we’re aging! We want you to know the signs you may be prematurely developing gray or white hair and the best ways to deal with it fast.
Let’s face it, grey hair is inevitable with age. According to a recent study, about 50% of the population has gray hair by the age of 50 and nowadays, premature gray is known as one of the most common hair problems amongst young men and women. But why do some people go gray in their twenties while others don’t see the first signs of a little salt and pepper until their 50’s? “Hair goes gray when our color-producing cells stop producing pigment” explains Southern California and Las Vegas leading hair restoration specialist, Dr. Yazdan. “Our bodies naturally produce hydrogen peroxide which can also build up in the hair, bleaching the color pigments.”
Scientists have put forth the effort in discovering the cause of gray hair. In fact, we get our hairs color from melanin, which is created by melanocyte cells that are found in our hair follicles. Contrary to mainstream belief, stress has not been shown to cause gray hair necessarily. Scientist still haven’t pin-pointed why some of us less fortunate ones go gray early, but when in doubt – blame your parents because genes seem to play the biggest role that we know of. Many environmental factors can also be leading contributors, including direct exposure to sunlight.
In addition, a vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with your thyroid glands can cause premature graying. If yours is caused by a vitamin deficiency, the fortunate news is that gray hair caused by these factors can actually be reversed, once the problem is corrected.
Other factors that could be causing you to go gray early in life include a hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, and pernicious anemia. It is also believed that a lack of iron, copper, or iodine also result in premature graying. For those of you who choose a more natural remedy, rest assured that fighting this sign of aging does not necessarily mean turning to chemical hair-dyes to recapture your youthful appearance. There are plenty of all-natural methods for reducing and even eliminating that unwanted gray.
Let’s go over a few things you can do NOW to keep your gray at bay:

  • Stop smoking
  • Drink up! Water that is..
  • Improve circulation
  • Add foods rich in Iron, B-12, copper and protein to your diet

Going gray can really affect one’s confidence when it happens; especially in your “prime” years. While some may choose to wear their lightened locks with pride, the battle against gray hair is on-going. And if all else fails…head to the salon and get yourself a fresh new color!
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Preparing for a Hair Transplant? 5 Tips to Keep in Mind

Hair loss is a big concern for most adults as it reminds us that our youth – and hair is slowly withering away. And when natural home remedies, chemically-induced products and hair loss treatments fail to work their ‘magic’, a hair transplant may be last resort for most of us. Unlike using ointments for hair growth which is quite simple, a hair transplantation is a tedious process that should be done under the guidance of an expert hair restoration specialist alike Dr. Yazdan to avoid any serious risks or complications that can arise.
In many cases, patients have been ‘duped’ by small time or shady clinics due to negligence, ignorance and even false advertisements. If getting a hair transplant is on your mind, follow these expert tips by leading Southern California and Las Vegas hair restoration specialist, Dr. Yazdan.
#1 Choose an expert: This is first and foremost. Most people think that getting a hair transplant is a regular cosmetic treatment and can be done from any local clinic or hair expert. But this is certainly not the case as it is a medical procedure which is to be done only by a hair restoration surgeon or dermatologist. And hence, it is imperative to choose an expert.
#2 Not all experts are qualified: Hair loss can be very traumatic, but one should not compromise on the quality of the service when undergoing hair transplantation. Hair transplant treatment and other cosmetic procedures, like Botox and fillers, are now available even at small-time clinics and alike. Many “experts” who perform these procedures are either non-medical professionals or under-qualified doctors. It is important to understand that hair transplantation requires medical expertise and therefore, one should approach only a certified hair transplant physician with a reputable background. There are many ‘big-name’ hair transplant companies out there that wheel & deal several patients a day, not taking the necessary time a hair transplant requires. Dr. Yazdan prides himself on only one surgery per day, utilizing a long-standing and dedicated team throughout the entire procedure.
#3 Do not fall for advertisements: Ideally, when someone is looking for hair transplantation, they should never go by ads in newspapers or clinics offering lower prices. One should approach a qualified hair restoration surgeon who provides the treatment that meets your expectations and who has an infrastructure to support the kind of treatment you are looking for. As WebMD suggests – stay away from the big-name clinics that advertise on television, radio, etc.
#4 Look for a qualified doctor with a set team of professionals: Hair transplantation is not a solo act, no matter how experienced the physician claims to be. When a hair restoration specialist performs a hair transplant, there’s typically a group of a 4-6 technicians and assistants that make up a team. Yet, some physicians prefer to use “travel technicians.” When using travel technicians, both the surgeon and technicians can’t be nearly as efficient as a set team of professionals that has been with the surgeon for a long period of time. Moreover, all of them are present until the entire procedure is complete. Clinics offering cheap hair transplants compromise on patient’s safety, use poor support and hardly have experienced experts to perform the procedures.
#5 Do proper research: One should do a detailed research about the clinic and the doctor and choose a properly trained and licensed hair transplant specialist. Never compromise on the quality or safety as for a successful treatment, both these factors are equally important. Patients should check the proven track record of the surgeon who is going to perform the procedure rather than the price cut they offer.
While emphasizing on the dismal state of the medical profession, where there isn’t enough quality control on the sprouting cosmetic clinics doing such risky procedures – we can’t stress enough the importance in finding the right doctor that suits your needs without compromising your health and the quality of your hair transplant results. (Read article- Questions to Ask Your Surgeon)

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Top 5 Vitamins for Luxurious Hair

Not only are vitamins and nutrients essential for a healthy body and bodily function, but they also play a key role in keeping the hair on our heads from shedding. A high-quality multi-vitamin is important and of course, a healthy diet is essential, however, many suffer from nutrient deficiencies due to underlying conditions such as a thyroid problem- both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and a hormonal imbalance. Some people will require additional supplementation to bring us back up to optimal healthy, luxurious hair.
The truth is hair loss can be a complex process that generally involves various genetic, hormonal and even environmental factors. Just like our skin, the hair follicle is subject to the aging process! Sometimes hair loss can even be due to a vitamin deficiency. Fortunately, Modena Hair Institute is here to tell you it can easily be corrected by adding vitamin-rich foods to your diet or supplementation. Some vitamins have antioxidant properties that help ward off factors of hair loss, and some vitamins help the body balance hormone levels – another factor that puts a halt to your hair growth!
Try Dr. Yazdan’s Top Natural Healthy Hair Vitamins

  1. Fish Oil – Oils rich in fatty acids have been used extensively in both animal and human studies to evaluate the effects it has on hair and skin health. Omega-3 fats nourish the hair, support hair thickening and reduces inflammation that can lead to hair loss. In one study, almost 90% of participants reported a reduction in hair loss and an improvement in hair diameter and hair density after a 6-month study of men and women suffering from male and female-pattern baldness.
  2. Zinc – Zinc compounds have been used for decades as a natural way in treating hair loss conditions such as Telogen Effluvium and Alopecia Areata. Zinc is also a potent inhibitor of hair follicle regression, and it accelerates hair follicle recovery. Dr. Yazdan considers zinc one of the most important vitamins for hair growth!
  3. B-Complex – Biotin and Vitamin B5 have been used as natural alternatives to hair loss. Biotin benefits your hair by rebuilding the hair that has been damaged by heat, whether it be exposure to sun, blow drying or ironing. Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal glands, which also help stimulate hair growth.
  4. Iron – Several studies have examined the direct link between an iron deficiency and hair loss, some suggest that an iron deficiency may be related to Alopecia Areata, Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium and diffuse hair loss with women being at a higher risk of hair loss due to an iron deficiency. Load up on your spinach and collard greens ladies!
  5. Vitamin D – Hair follicles are highly sensitive to hormones. In the scientific world, it is well-known that Alopecia Areata is commonly found in patients with a vitamin D deficiency. Direct sun is the best way to absorb your essential daily intake of vitamin D, however, using topical solutions and eating vitamin D-rich foods such as salmon, halibut, whitefish and mushrooms can also increase your vitamin D levels.

To reverse hair loss and increase hair strength, Modena Hair Restoration also recommends adding a hair loss prevention shampoo to your hair care regimen for optimal benefits! GroMD Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo can give you the added boost you need in restoring your hair and confidence! Try it RISK-FREE with a full money back guarantee if you’re unsatisfied with the results.
If you feel your heading down a slippery slope of unruly hair and bad health, a simple nutrient testing can be performed to reveal any deficiencies in all, those nutrients necessary for hair health!
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

The Bald Truth: Debunking Hair Transplant Myths (Part 2)

Myth #7: An Unlimited Amount of Hair Can Be Extracted from the Scalp.
Fact: Don’t let false advertisements fool you with this one. The amount of hair that can be extracted depends on your donor hairs (I.E. the back of the scalp). There is a limitation of the amount of grafts that can be extracted in a single session so choose your hair restoration surgeon wisely and do your homework. If more than the safe amount of hair follicles are extracted, you run a higher risk of complications including the success rate (or lack of) the transplanted hairs, there will also be significant thinning in the donor area making it easily detectable that a procedure was performed. Choosing a reputable hair restoration surgeon alike Dr. Yazdan with high success rates is your best option for an aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Myth #8: Someone else’s hair is or can be used.
Fact: If you attempted this – your body would actually reject the hair unless the hair was coming from your identical twin. Alike a kidney transplant, hair transplants only involve the use of your own body hair whether the hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp (most common donor area), the beard, the chest, arms, legs, etc. Those hair follicles are then transplanted to the recipient area of hair loss.
Myth #9: Larger grafts produce more density than smaller grafts.
Fact: The density of the hair depends upon the number of grafts transplanted and not on the size of the graft. In fact, larger grafts may result in unnatural looking hair – think of the olden days when “Hair Plugs” were used. In fact, part of Dr. Yazdan’s practice is the repair of those unsightly hair transplants that used large “plug” grafts.
Myth #10: Hair Transplants Only Work on Men.
Fact: This myth has restrained many women from seeking a hair restoration surgery when in reality, they should understand that a hair transplant works effectively for both male and female-pattern baldness. Though baldness in women is slightly different from men and the supply of donor hairs are comparatively smaller in women – they can still seek a hair restoration specialist to see if they would be a suitable candidate.
Myth #11: You Must Take Medication Indefinitely to Keep the Transplanted Hairs in Place.
Fact: The reality is just the opposite. The transplanted hairs will be permanent, and you don’t have to take medication throughout your life for them to be permanent. The reason for this is that the transplanted hairs are DHT resistant. DHT is the hormone responsible for both male and female-pattern hair loss.

Myth #12: Hair Transplantation Surgery is Very Painful.
Fact: Most people don’t realize that a hair transplant surgery – both FUE and FUT/Strip method are carried out under local anesthesia and you will suffer from little to no pain during the procedure and after its completion. At most, you may feel a little discomfort, but most patients can enjoy a movie or read a book while the procedure is taking place. Most patients can expect to get back to their normal everyday lives within just a few days.

Still have more doubts? No need to worry – a transparent and confidential consultation with a top hair restoration surgeon can evaluate the health of your hair and scalp to give you your specific treatment options of both surgical and/or non-surgical procedures to give you peace of mind. At Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Yazdan will carefully access the donor area, check if the new hair in your scalp will grow after treatment and will match the texture & quality of your existing hair and then decide whether you are suitable for a hair transplant surgery or not.

For more Hair Transplant myths vs facts, read part I of this article.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

The Bald Truth: Debunking Hair Transplant Myths (Part 1)

Men and women who are currently suffering from hair loss, balding and thinning may have ‘thought’ about hair transplantation at one point or another, however, few people have the heart of a lion to undergo such treatment. Despite latest research showing that the hair transplantation market is growing rapidly, many still have false notions about the procedure. This has prevented many balding men and hair thinning women to take the initial steps to restoring their hair and self-confidence. Read on as world-renowned Hair Restoration surgeon, Dr. Yazdan, reveals 6 common myths and the opposing facts related to a hair transplant.
Myth #1: A Hair Transplant is not affordable.
Fact: The cost of a hair transplant depends on numerous factors and some surgeons will charge by the number of grafts transplanted – hence why the price can vary. At Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Yazdan doesn’t believe in this approach and charges by case. Though a hair transplant can be a little costly, its certainly affordable and can change your life and the way you perceive yourself forever.
Myth #2: The results are unnatural.
Fact: Yes, in the beginning of times hair transplants did not look so natural with the use of “Hair Plugs” however, we have come so far in cosmetic surgery over the past few decades. In the hair transplant industry today, your results are determined by the artistic skill and experience from your hair restoration surgeon. A skillful surgeon can determine the proper angle and location to create the best plausible artistic outcome. Read how to avoid unnatural results here.
Myth #3: The larger number of grafts transplanted in a single session, the better your results.
Fact: While the goal may be to move as many hairs as possible in one session, “Mega-Sessions” however, are not advised because of certain risks. Mega-sessions that are too large run the risk of sub-optimal growth and scarring. Read our article on the risk of mega hair transplant sessions here. It’s important to have a consultation with skilled hair restoration specialist to determine the cause of hair loss and whether or not you are a candidate for a hair transplant procedure.
Myth #4: Its better have a hair transplant at the initial stages of hair loss, not when you’re older.
Fact: Generally speaking, there is a greater chance of having a successful hair transplant outcome when a patient is a little older rather than younger. It’s common for men to start seeing hair loss and even a receding hairline in their early to mid-twenties. At this time, the pattern of hair loss is still unpredictable, and the hair loss has a greater chance of being extensive in the future and may require more surgeries in the years to come. Read more about Hair Transplant Age here.
Myth #5: Robots such as the ARTAS or NeoGraft give you better results than the human-hand.
Fact: Although many people see newer technology as being “state of the art” this is by far the truth in this case. A laser hair transplant done by a robot or mechanical device is not the route you want to go and are not generally used by the most experienced hair transplant surgeons alike Dr. Yazdan. In fact, they were created to assist or guide inexperienced or “green” physicians from grimly mistakes yet, both the ARTAS and NeoGraft have their fair share of grimly risks as well including poor graft growth as a result from the laser damaging the tissue and concerns of the NeoGraft’s suction tears the tiny graft from the connecting fat tissue which leads to transection of the grafts and significantly impacts graft hair growth. You can read more about the use and dangers of robotic machines doing hair transplants here.
Myth #6: FUT is the better method than the opposed FUE method for hair transplantation.
Fact: Any qualified & educated surgeon who has both FUE and FUT/Strip technologies available at their clinic will not necessarily favor one method over another. Each method is patient specific and is employed based on the requirement of the patient. Sometimes even a combination of the two is used in order to achieve the best possible long-term results.

Still have more doubts? No need to worry – a transparent and confidential consultation with a top hair restoration surgeon can evaluate the health of your hair and scalp to give you your specific treatment options of both surgical and/or non-surgical procedures to give you peace of mind. A good surgeon will carefully access the donor area, check if the new hair in your scalp will grow after treatment and will match the texture & quality of your existing hair and then decide whether you are suitable for the surgery or not.

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Should You Be Washing Your Hair in Hot or Cold Water: Pros & Cons of Both

While the temperature of your shower may not be the first thought that comes to mind when it comes to hair care, there are pros and cons to washing your hair in both hot and chilly water! Really, which is better comes down to a few key factors to understand:
What type of hair you have – curly hair has different maintenance requirements than someone with straight hair. The same goes for people who have thick hair versus thin hair.
What your main problems of concern are – it’s vital to listen to what your hair is trying to tell you and your hair will have diverse needs depending on what issues you have and need to address. For example, frizz, breakage, and unruliness all require slightly different care.
What products you’re using – if you’re using a 2-in-1 product, your needs will differ from someone who uses a shampoo and condition separately.
In order to decide if washing your hair in cold water is more fitting for your specific hair care needs, we will first go over the advantages and disadvantages of washing your hair in warm water.
Pros of Washing Your Hair in Warm Water

  • Warm water removes excess oil from your hair and scalp – this works well for people who tend to be more prone to oily or greasy hair or if you wash your hair every few days. On the flip side, if you feel the need to wash your hair daily, have dry hair, or your hair is on the thinner side this could lead to dry, duller hair.
  • Warm water opens the cuticles of your hair – alike your pores opening up in a steamy hot shower, your scalp does too! This allows your hair to be thoroughly cleaned, but…it does leave your hair vulnerable to breakage, over-stripping of your hairs natural oils, which in-turn leads to frizz. You’re even more vulnerable to hair loss or excessive hair shedding so be gentle when washing in hot water.
  • Warm water allows extra texture within the hair – this allows for extra texture within individual strands which helps the ‘staying power’ of any hair-do, gives the appearance of fuller hair, and prevents your hair from falling flat.

Cons of Washing Hair in Warm Water

  • Can lead to overly porous hair – which is brittle and prone to breakage and ‘fly-aways.’
  • Can potentially strip too much oil or moisture from your hair, leaving you with frizz – these cons are especially accurate for those of you who have naturally curly hair. At Modena Hair Restoration, we recommend the curly Q’s to steer away from warmer temperatures.

Now that we’ve discussed warm water, lets ‘dive’ right into the pros and cons of washing your head of hair in chillier temperatures.
Pros of Washing Your Hair in Cold Water

  • Cold water leaves your hair with a healthier shine – with extra moisture, come smoother hair which results in shinier and softer hair.
  • Cold water locks in that moisture – smoothing out the hair and generally keeps it healthier and more durable.
  • Reduces those pesky fly-aways, frizz and breakage – which is especially important for those of us with thin or curly hair.

Cons of Washing Your Hair in Cold Water

  • Flattens the hair a bit – with all the extra moisture your hair is getting it can weigh down your hair. Heavy hair is typically more prone, which can be hard to combat even with premium hair sprays!
  • Less of a clean – if you are prone to grease and excess oil on the scalp, the oil won’t be cleaned out quite as well with cold water due to the closing of the hair cuticle, similar to splashing cold water on the face closes the pores.

Now that you understand the pros and cons of both water temperatures, you should have a better idea which one is best for your hair type and your hair concerns. If hair loss is your main concern, start with using a powerful hair loss prevention shampoo such as GroMD and steering clear of warm water if you can withstand the icier temperatures. If not, try to at least rinse your conditioner out at the end of your shower with cold water to close up those hair cuticles!
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Psychological Benefits to a Hair Transplant

As if gaining weight and getting wrinkly, sagging skin isn’t devastating enough when it comes to signs of our bodies aging process – the idea of hair loss can accelerate your state of mind down a slippery slope of anxiety and depression, even leading to reclusive behaviors. We’re here to tell you that you do not need to be a phycologist to recognize and understand the negative effects balding and thinning hair can have on many men and women. Most people assume that the psychological effects are confined to the hair loss itself. In fact, after restoring your hair with a hair transplant, Dr. Yazdan’s patients see a positive impact in their confidence as well as their social life.

The primary psychological benefit of a hair restoration procedure is self-confidence. A healthy and full head of hair is greatly associated with beauty and a youthful appearance. Yet for many men and women, we tend to ‘ignore’ the negative effects balding and thinning hair has on our level of self-eseem. Men in particular, see this to be even more emasculating to acknowledge it than the actual hair loss itself. In these situations, the psychological benefits of hair transplantation are difficult to deny.
A recent study conducted on male post-transplant patients revealed significant increases in the areas of happiness, feeling youthful, self-confidence, and an overall positive future outlook. The study also exhibited improvement in anxiety levels, sex lives, and overall energy in participants. These influences alone are proof that a hair transplant procedure should not be considered merely one of vanity as it can have a tremendous impact on ones overall livelihood.
Whatever your motivation might be, whether getting ahead in the workplace, finding your souls counterpart – Modena Hair Restoration has you covered! Southern California and Las Vegas’s leading hair restoration physician, Dr. Yazdan, specializes in both FUE and FUT/strip hair transplant procedures utilizing advanced tools and techniques to pioneer through the industry as training and skill are key components to natural and aesthetically pleasing results! Dr. Yazdan personally performs each hair transplant in Beverly Hills, Orange County and Las Vegas surgical clinics at his surgical center, utilizing a dedicated team throughout the entire process. He is involved in every aspect of the procedure in order to ensure an optimal outcome and is committed to performing only one surgery per day in order to provide patients with the undivided attention they deserve.

After your extensive research, if you happen to find a leading hair restoration surgeon alike Southern California and Las Vegas Hair Restoration Specialist, Dr. Yazdan, your results shouldn’t be detected by the naked eye with the exclusion of more density – which is what Dr. Yazdan sets out to accomplish. We don’t want to give away the secret that a surgical procedure was ever performed, but that your own body has naturally created new density and a restored hairline and all it took was a healthy diet and exercise! (wink, wink)
When considering the long-term psychological affirmations, these can be frankly…life-changing! With confidence, there’s also a change in your attitude, less anxiety and anti-social tendencies, and best of all, a new enthusiasm for life!
With emotional stress exacerbating many types of hair loss – worrying about your hair aggravates the problem. So, take a deep breathe, and know that there is most likely a solution to your hair loss dilemma. For information regarding non-surgical procedures and topical solutions, click here.

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link .

Is Alcohol Robbing You of Good Hair?

Unfortunately, our hair is not alike fine wine and does not get better with age…or alcohol! While alcohol itself does not cause hair to fall out, it certainly contributes and depending how much you drink, it can play a bigger role than you think!
Ever had “cotton-mouth” after a night of drinking? We all know alcohol causes dehydration of the body, but what about dehydration of your hair? Truth be told – dehydration related to alcohol causes dry, brittle hair and even may cause dandruff on the scalp. Making dry, brittle hair more likely to fall out or break off and dandruff can make your hair loss even worse.
Sapping your hair of essential vitamins and nutrients – alcohol destroys folic acid, folic acid is a necessary vitamin we need to uphold healthy, strong hair. Excessive alcohol intake can lower your iron levels, leading to a hair loss condition called Telogen Effluvium. The hair goes into a ‘remission’ state causing it to fall out far too soon. New growth is stunted, creating a vicious cycle of no growth as well as losing your existing hair.
Boozing also decreases the levels of zinc in our bodies. With zinc being essential for healthy hair growth, low levels of zinc are known to speed up the aging process of the hair, causing more to fall out. Excessive alcohol also burns up vitamin B and C, and no…a Screwdriver is not a reliable source of vitamin C!
In our heavy drinkers, it’s very well-known that alcohol leads to liver damage, but did you know liver damage can stunt hair growth? This is mainly due to the fact of the reduced intake or preservation of nutrients – fewer nutrients, less hair growth.
So, to answer the question, yes…alcohol plays an indirect role in hair loss!
Hair requires constant nourishment to stay healthy and grow well. While everyone reacts differently to using alcohol, the time to start worrying is when your normal pattern of hair loss changes. At this time, it may be fitting to make an appointment with a leading hair restoration specialist alike Dr. Yazdan who can treat alcohol-related hair loss and stunted growth.
Your best non-surgical hair loss treatments can consist of a hair loss prevention shampoo such as GroMD that stimulates the follicles and nourishes the scalp, leaving room for survival of your frazzled, damaged hair. Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) are two highly effective medications approved by the FDA in treating hair loss by decreasing the production of DHT. Depending on the severity of your hair loss and the psychological toll it can take on one’s appearance, Advanced PRP injections and low-level Laser Therapy can be added to your hair care regimen for optimal results!
Now we’re not saying you need to lay off the booze completely – after all, a glass of red wine is good for the heart! However, adopting healthier habits and starting a healthy hair care routine can not only prevent further hair loss from occurring, it can also help in new hair growth leaving you with healthier, thicker strands of hair.


For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link 

Why Does Hair Loss Develop in the Spring and What Can You do to Prevent it?

With spring in full effect, not only are the flowers waking up for new life but so is your hair. The life cycle of the cells changes which leads to their accelerated revival! Consequently, the skin begins to peel, and hair loss occurs. Don’t worry – there is nothing wrong with you, this is just a natural occurrence. With that said, are there ways to prevent losing those luscious locks before summer? Yes!
Spring hair loss is habitual and part of the development of the hair follicles and generally ceases within 5-7 weeks. The follicle of each individual hair goes through 3 phases in their life cycle. Anagen (active growth phase), Catagen (transitional phase), and Telogen (resting phase). In the Telogen phase, the hair shaft breaks off while the follicle remains in the resting state from anywhere between 2 and 12 months, it then ‘wakes up’ and the cycle starts all over. Here are some common culprits that play a role in your hair loss during the spring season.
Climate Conditions:
According to research, the major cause of hair loss in spring is due to climate conditions, which affect your hormonal imbalance in the body which in turn affects the stages of hair growth. Under the monopoly of elevated temperatures and sun, this increases the number of hair follicles in the resting phase.
Clogged Pores Affect the Scalp:
Clogged pores aren’t only a headache for your face – another common reason for accelerated hair loss during the spring season is due to clogged pores on the scalp. This is caused by perspiration under the influence of increasing temperatures outdoors. The passage of moisture and nutrients to the root is blocked, thus, the hair detaches preventing natural hair growth to occur.
Sun Exposure:
Excessive exposure to sun or even the rain can also contribute to hair loss in the spring, especially if your hair is thin, damaged and exhausted. The UV rays adversely affect the surface of the scalp penetrating deeply, damaging the DNA of your cells. On another hand, raindrops actually transfer dirt from the air to the hair and actually ‘wash’ the essential nutrients that are important to your hairs health.
How to Manage Your Hair Loss in the Spring:
It’s important to remember that the change of the seasons is stressful and taxing on the body by itself which inevitably can affect your physical appearance. Particularly, it is very crucial to take preventive measures against your hair loss. The best way to do so according to research, is to include a specialized range of treatments and/or preventives better known as a hair care regimen.
At Modena Hair Restoration, Southern California and Las Vegas Hair Restoration specialist, Dr. Yazdan, would recommend a hair maintenance regimen or ‘medical management’ program for you to follow perpetually. A proper hair care regimen for most hair loss sufferers is similar to the care of your teeth – you maintain them every day to keep your dentist away!
It is highly recommended to use a shampoo such as GroMD that contains powerful stimulating and strengthening ingredients that reinforce the collagen bonds in the root, strengthen the hair fibers, meanwhile improving the blood circulation – the necessary conditions for healthy hair. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma and Laser Hair Therapy are advanced treatment options that have showed great benefits in the reproduction of hair growth for our patients at Modena. One of the ‘advantages’ of seasonal hair loss is that it spreads uniformly over the entire head, and not just locally.  So, don’t worry unnecessarily. Exhale the stress, get the right hair care products and treatments and enjoy the spring!


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What You Should Know About Alopecia Areata

For many people whom lose their hair clump by clump, it may seem more like a nightmare than reality. This condition can have a very deep psychological effect on men and women’s lives. It starts with no warning and can be devastating to anyone who must go through this. Some people will get this periodically throughout their life, and some will lose all their hair completely or see patches that appear suddenly and permanently.
Alopecia areata causes a unique form of hair loss different to the more common age-related male and female pattern hair loss and typically strikes before the age of 30. It’s also the most common autoimmune disease – when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, even more common than insulin-dependent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroiditis.
About 30 percent of individuals who develop alopecia areata find that their condition either becomes more extensive or becomes a continuous cycle of hair loss and regrowth. The most prominent symptom of alopecia areata is patchy hair loss. Coin-sized patches of hair begin to fall out, mainly from the scalp. Any site of hair growth may be affected including the beard and eyelashes.
The loss of hair can be sudden, developing in just a few days or over a period of a few weeks. There may be itching or burning in the area before hair loss starts to occur. The good news is, the hair follicles are not destroyed and in turn, hair can re-grow if the inflammation of the follicles subsides.
The onset or recurrence of hair loss in Alopecia Areata (AA) sufferers is sometimes triggered by:

  • Trauma
  • Viral infection
  • Hormonal changes
  • Emotional/physical stressors

Thankfully, there are treatments that can help regrow hair faster and/or stop hair from falling out. Corticosteroid medicine can be injected into the areas where hair is falling out or missing completely. The injections are done every 4 to 12 weeks. Corticosteroid topical medicine can also be used as an ointment or cream put on the skin. These are often used along with the injections. Immunotherapy medicine is a form of treatment that causes an allergic reaction on the skin – which is what you want. Applying it once a week as a lotion onto the skin of the scalp. Topical Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medicine that helps stimulate new hair growth and slows down balding.
At Modena Hair Restoration we have also had great success with the use of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatments for alopecia areata hair loss sufferers. PRP is an injection of a patients own blood plasma containing a powerful concentration of platelets that deliver an abundance of growth factors to boost healing and hair growth.
SMP or Scalp Micropigmentation may also be recommended at Modena Hair Restoration. Scalp Micropigmentation can be performed on the confined area(s) of balding or the entire scalp, including the areas where you still have hair. This is to ensure that your results not only look natural, but also last a lifetime in case your condition continues to progress in the future. Doing the procedure on the entire scalp can ensure any recurring outbreaks or changes in the patches will all be concealed permanently. This is the most effective and most natural looking solution to alopecia. A fundamental part of Dr. Yazdan’s profession is to improve the quality of life for all his patients. The results of an SMP are life changing for our patients.
The decision on the type of treatment depends on the type of hair loss, extent of changes, general health status, the patient’s age, and his/her motivation. Treatment methods should be chosen individually for each patient after an examination with a hair restoration specialist. At Modena Hair Institute, we provide both surgical and non-surgical solutions for hair loss!


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Women: Is Genetic Hair Loss in Your Near Future?

Almost every woman eventually develops some degree of female-pattern hair loss and as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots. It can start any time after the onset of puberty, but women tend to first notice it around menopause, when hair loss typically increases. The risk rises with age, and it’s higher for women with a history of hair loss on either side of the family.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as female-pattern hair loss is characterized by progressive visible thinning of scalp hair or balding in genetically susceptible women. Hair loss often has a more devastating impact on women than on most men considering it’s less ‘socially acceptable’ for them. Alopecia can severely impact a woman’s emotional well-being and quality of life.
The most common type of hair loss in both sexes – in men, genetic hair loss typically begins above the temples forming an “M” shaped receding hairline, often progressing to baldness. Hair loss begins with thinning at the part line followed by increased diffuse hair loss. Fortunately enough for women, in only rare cases does a female’s hairline recede and rarely become bald.
It’s important to note- there are several potential causes of hair loss in women including medical conditions, medications, and emotional stress. Find an experienced hair restoration specialist to determine the cause before proceeding with any hair loss treatments.

Hair Restoration clinics will use the Ludwig classification to describe female pattern hair loss.
Type I – described as minimal thinning
Type II – characterized by noticeable decrease in volume, and noticeable widening of the part-line
Type III – displays diffuse thinning, making a see-through appearance on top of the scalp
FPHL (female-pattern hair loss) or the thinning of hair and subsequent shedding is due to gradual miniaturization of genetically marked hair follicles and represents shortening of the anagen (growth) phase of the hair follicle with an increase in the telogen/anagen ratio of the affected scalp. An understanding of the normal hair follicle life cycle is critically linked to an appreciation of the physiology of hair loss.
At the cellular level, follicle miniaturization is thought to be caused by a reduction in dermal papilla volume, as a consequence of a decrease in the number of cells per papilla. Nonetheless, hair follicles are still present and cycling, even in bald scalps!
While the clinically detected patterns of male-pattern hair loss (MPHL) have been described in the Norwood classification. On the other hand, hair loss patterns in females are typically characterized by preservation of the anterior hairline and diffuse central thinning over the mid-frontal scalp. However, there are exceptions where men will exhibit a Ludwig pattern of loss while some women can display a typical Norwood pattern.
One treatment option for female-pattern hair loss is PRP procedures with ACell. Platelet-Rich Plasma or its acronym PRP, is an injection of a patients own blood plasma containing a concentration of platelets that deliver an abundance of growth factors such as ACell to boost healing and hair growth. Dr. Yazdan has also had great success using Laser Hair Therapy, GroMD Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo, and in more advanced stages of female-pattern hair loss, a hair restoration surgery may be necessary in order to restore your hair. Maintenance is key in keeping the hair you have while producing thicker, healthier hair!
Diagnosing hair loss in females in known to be a little trickier than in male patients. At Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Yazdan may order a blood test or perform a small scalp biopsy in order to determine the proper form of hair loss. If you feel you’re experiencing unusual or unexpected hair loss, Modena may have the solution for you!


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Which One of These is Causing Your Scalp Irritation?

Most scalp conditions will eventually lead to some type of skin rash and unfortunately…hair loss! Whether it’s hereditary, malnutrition or an infection, a pesky scalp condition can occur leaving you wearing hats every day or in severe cases, hermitizing in the comfort of your home waiting for your unsettling condition to subside. Here you’ll find a few common scalp disorders and some helpful recommendations to restore your damaged head of hair.
Scalp Psoriasis – if you have scalp psoriasis you may see red, itchy areas with white scales on your scalp. You may even see flakes of skin in your hair and on your shoulders. These plagues can extend beyond your hairline. Besides discomfort, this condition can trigger feelings of emotional distress as a result of the visible and noticeable flakes on your clothes.
Scalp Folliculitis – is an infection with mainly bacteria of the hair follicles causing inflammation of the scalp. You may see small, itchy pustules on the scalp with its most troublesome area being the frontal hairline, although it can affect anywhere on the scalp. Another term used for scalp folliculitis is “acne necrotica milaris.”
Scalp Lice – most of you are probably familiar with this term in which tiny insects live on the skin covering a substantial portion of your head, eyebrows and even eyelashes! These six-legged creatures cling to the scalp feeding on your blood and unfortunately, these pesky little creatures do not go away on their own.
Scalp Ringworm – a sigh of relief – ringworm of the scalp is not actually a worm, in fact, it is a fungal infection of not only the scalp, but your hair shafts as well. You may have itchy, scaly bald patches often with flat centers and raised borders.
Seborrheic Dermatitis – a form of scaly skin and stubborn dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease that looks similar to psoriasis, eczema or even resembles an allergic reaction.
These skin diseases should be treated appropriately and involve the use of alleviating shampoos with active ingredients, topical creams and ointments, oral medication and systemic agents.
Using a powerhouse shampoo such as GroMD containing menthol, tea tree oil, argan oil and ketoconazole (ant-fungal) can reduce signs and symptoms significantly. ByeBye cream can also be added to your remedy as an organic and safe solution for all skin types including sensitive skin. Both GroMD and ByeBye cream are risk-free with a complete money back guarantee. For severe cases when topical solutions aren’t doing the trick, at Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Yazdan also recommends in-office or at home low level Laser Hair Therapy treatments exposing the skin to an artificial light source which works by reducing the inflammation. Dr. Yazdan sometimes suggests combining these treatments with other topical or systemic agents to enhance your results.
If you suspect you may have one or more of these feisty conditions affecting your scalp and in turn – your hair, Southern California and Las Vegas’ experienced hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Yazdan can examine your head, hair and scalp to determine the condition and can recommend the appropriate treatments and medications that can help correct and restore your hair. For instance, you may need a sample of blood drawn to check your hormone levels to determine if a thyroid problem is to blame.

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link