hair facts and functions

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Hair facts and functions

Curently in the USA approximately 50 million men and women are affected by thinning hair. Hair undergoes a cyclic process, which begins with a hair development stage called anagen, then followed by hair death or catagen and ends with follicle rest or telegen. A full cycle can take many years to complete and as hair goes through its cycle of growth, we grow and lose hair constantly. When hair is thinning, one may wonder if the hair loss is a normal cyclic thinning or if it is as a result of some abnormality. To find out we have to know the normal facts and function of the hair and hair follicles.

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Normally we have about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on the scalp, and the average life span of hair is about 2-7 years. It is normal to lose about 80-100 strands of hair each day and still not experience hair loss because of its cycle. Usually we lose more hair during the summer than we do during the winter time which could be for natural protection of the body against cold weather. Hair is the thickest around age 20 and it continues to become thinner by the age of 65-70. Hair loss is genetically predisposed and can be inherited from either or both parents. Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT male hormone begin to shrink as men age and eventually will not grow. Hair loss in men averages 15% between ages of 18-29 and increases to approximately 50% by the age of 50. By age 40 the rate of hair loss decreases to 10% for each decade.

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When experiencing hair loss, the most common cause is genetic, however other factors such as mechanical hair loss or systemic diseases could also be a factor. The breaking strength of hair is 160g, and it can be stretched as much as 30% when the hair is wet before breaking. The Average growth rate for hair is about 0.38 mm per day or 0.5 inches per month. Growth rate is increased during adolescence and slows down during older age, pregnancy, illness and cold weather. Living in cooler weather has been associated with blonder hair due to less melanin, while those in warmer temperatures are said to have darker and thicker hair. To determine if the hair loss is normal or as a result of other functions one need to see a doctor and do a hair test study to evaluate and predict future hair loss.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy and follow a routine that help the overall health of the body and hair. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant Irvine can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy. In case of mechanical hair loss, Dr. Meshkin will give advises related to proper hair treatment and some medical regiment routines which may help.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration Irvine recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.


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Other Hair And Scalp Disorders That Cause Hair Loss

posted Nov 14, 2017, 2:03 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 2:05 PM ]

Other Hair And Scalp Disorders That Cause Hair Loss

In recent years there has been an increase in hair loss. Genetic pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss and it is generally permanent. However, there are other less common factors that could cause damage to hair shaft or the scalp and cause temporary cause of hair loss. Some of the contributing factors may be scalp disorders that cause dryness of the scalp or it could be environmental factors. As a result of excessive dryness, the hair shafts or the scalp can become extremely dry and cause the hair to break easily. This can cause a temporary loss of hair which may return if the scalp and hair are treated and the cause for dryness is removed.

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The environment and how the hair is treated plays a big role in the condition of one's scalp and hair. Excessive sun light exposure can cause hair loss and hair damage, as well as excessive wetting especially in salt water. Chemical processing of hair can cause the hair shaft damage that weathers hair. Weathered hair that appears frizzy, parched and unmanageable can be caused by hair damaging environmental factors and cosmetic procedures that interfere with normal structural break down of the hair. Furthermore, constant friction caused by hard combing, braiding, and corn rowing is significant causes of weathering. weathering affects the hair shaft but not the hair follicle and can cause temporary hair loss. Temporary hair loss can lead into permanent hair loss if the behavior pattern continues.

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Another condition that causes dryness of the scalp is Psoriasis. This condition appears with thick silvery scales on the scalp with erythematous border. The hair shafts are dry and may break very easily. There is increased shedding of telegen hair and reduction of hair density. The hair loss associated with this condition is generally reversible when treated.. You should see a hair loss specialist or a dermatologist to get treatment. For treatment the scalp should be cleansed with medicated shampoos such as Tar shampoo on daily basis. The keratolytic substance should be left on the area over night, then fluorinated topical corticosteroid lotion and also oral ketoconozol can be used. These treatments should be done under supervision of a doctor or a specialist. Once the hair loss beings, it is important to find the cause of the increased shedding and see a hair restoration specialist to get proper hair treatments for your hair loss.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy and follow a routine that help the overall health of the body and hair. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy. If hair loss is related to the dryness of scalp from environment or scalp disorders then the shedding may be temporary. In these cases, Dr. Meshkin will give advises related to proper hair treatment and some medical regiment routines which may help.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.


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DONOR HAIR OPTIONS FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT

posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:34 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

DONOR HAIR OPTIONS FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT

With popularity of hair transplants, many wonder if they have enough donor hair available to use for a natural looking hair transplant. When choosing donor hair for transplant, it’s best to choose scalp hair. A better coverage in general is achieved with scalp hair so this should be the first line of treatment for hair loss. However when in some cases the hair in the donor area of the scalp is not sufficient or dense enough or has very sparse thin characteristics, the hair from other parts of the body can be considered. When not using scalp hair, the next best option is the Beard. In most cases the beard hair provides consistent results, in terms of yield and characteristics.

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If one is considering body hair for scalp hair transplant, donor hair from the body can be separated into two categories: beard hair and the rest of the body. Beard hair is rarely in the resting phase whereas other parts of the body are usually in the telogen phase. Beard hairs usually grow as single hair units, but on rare occasions a multiple hair groups may be noted. Only those with a thick beard will have multiple two hair groups. Beard hairs have a rapid rate of growth, and they last for a longer duration than other body hairs. In general beard hair transplants are far more consistent and will produce a yield typically between 60% and 100%.

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Other forms of body hair are usually shorter in length and grow at a slower rate than scalp hair, typically not much longer than 3 to 6 cm in length. The hairs are often curly, but not nearly as curly as most beard hairs. Some forms of body hair grow even shorter such as the hair on your arms, the hair on the tops of the toes and eyebrows. These body hairs are often finer in appearance, though sometimes they are just as coarse as head hair. Even when the source of body hair is coarse, the hair will not grow as coarse on top of the head. The hair may produce a cosmetically insignificant result as compared to head hair and beard hair.

In general, 1 out of 4 individuals who undergo a non-beard body hair transplant get a cosmetically improved result. Failures include yields of zero %, very fine hair and sparse growth. Even though beard hair transplants produce good cosmetic coverage, some patients do not like the coarse, curly nature of the hair. This contrast in appearance can be quite striking when the scalp hair is fine and straight and beard hair is coarse and curly. In addition there are no studies to support growth of hair and its permanency in long term.

Ideal candidates for body hair transplants include those whose body hair most closely resembles the other hair in the recipient area, and lack of sufficient sources of hair on the scalp. If one has sufficient scalp resources, it is best to use them first. Some patients prefer to use body hair over scalp hair. In these circumstances, a trial of body hair might be performed to evaluate the growth and appearance of the grafts.

To find out more about body hair transplants and your donor hair availabilty, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. DR Meshkin has been at the forefront of hair restoration surgery for more than 25 years. He was honored to be selected as Real Self 100 influencer for years 2015 and 2016. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.


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FUE vs FUT which is better for female pattern hair loss

posted Oct 17, 2017, 3:57 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 4:09 PM ]

FUE vs FUT which is better for female pattern hair loss

Hair loss patterns in women are typically different from those in men. Hair loss in women tends to be more diffuse than hair loss in men. The more characteristic female pattern is diffuse thinning over a considerable area of the scalp, or diffuse thinning in a Christmas tree pattern over the central scalp. In diffuse female pattern hair loss, some women can benefit from hair transplantation. The procedure has a high success rate in women and the great majority of clients are very happy with the results. However, not all women are candidates for hair transplantation and other options should be discussed and considered. A hair restoration surgeon with experience should do an evaluation to make sure the patient is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery and give recommendation customized to each individual's needs and concerns.

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Women who are good candidates and decide to move forward with hair transplantation often ask which harvesting techniques is more efficient for female pattern hair loss. In order to know which technique best fits the concerns of the female client, the donor area needs to be examined from close up. During the consultation, the hair transplant specialist should examine the donor hair and texture of the hair carefully to make sure that the client is a good candidate for FUE or FUT technique. If the client has curly hair or if they have a more advanced Female Patten Hair Loss, then FUE should not be recommended. Also patient has to keep in mind that the head needs to be shaved for FUE, whereas no shaving is required for FUT or strip method. Before deciding on a harvesting method, Both patient and the hair restoration surgeon should be confident that all pros and cons are discussed. It is wise to keep in mind that harvesting is just one aspect of the procedure. To get the most aesthetic result the most important part is the design of the recipient area, the execution of the plan and the surgical skills of the hair transplant surgeon. In addition, A comprehensive treatment option including hair transplant and medical hair treatment is usually considered when treating female pattern hair loss.

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During the initial consultation with the specialist, Dr. Meshkin spends a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability. If hair transplant is an option, he will provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed, recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals and the method used for the recipient area. Dr. Meshkin will provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for the any surgical or medical hair treatment options available.

Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALSELF100 2015 and 2016 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration. If you are suffering from hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

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Best Body Hair Transplant in Irvine, CA

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:19 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Best Body Hair Transplant
in Irvine, CA

With the popularity of hair transplant, some are wondering if body hair restoration is possible or if body hair can be used for hair transplantation. Many celebrities with trendy beards and thicker eyebrows Have added to the popularity of Facial hair transplants. For those with thin or no facial hair new modern hair transplant techniques have given way to eyebrow, beard and mustache and chest hair transplant that are very natural. These hairs are also used to as alternate donor hair for scalp hair transplant.

A number of procedures are available for restoration of all or part of the eyebrow, chest, beard, and mustache by follicular units either by using the FUE or FUT technique. For those who are seeking to have Follicles transplanted to the facial area method chosen best suits the needs of the patient. These hairs are usually taken from the donor zone in the back of the head. However, if the donor area does not have enough hair available body hair is used as an alternative to the donor hair in the back of the head.

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Even though Body hair transplant has gained some momentum for donor usage, its long-term permanency is still questionable. The hair in the back of the head is the primary choice for harvesting because it is resistant to DHT hormone which is responsible for genetic hair loss. As a result, the hair that is harvested from the back of the hair will remain. However the hair on the body does not have any effect on the DHT hormone, therefore if it is used as donor's hair the possibility of the transplanted hair falling in the future is very high. If body hair is used as a donor for hair transplantation, FUE is the only method of harvesting the grafts. At the time of consultation, these should be discussed with the patient by hair restoration physician and the best options should be recommended. These procedures are usually performed in an outpatient setting. Postoperative complications are usually limited to minor pain and swelling.

Nowadays only one to two procedures may be needed depending on the degree of thickness and hair loss, and patient's goal. hair transplants are remarkably well tolerated and will continue to grow for most of the patient's life, if taken from the donor zone in the back of the head. With these new techniques, a skilled hair transplant specialist will have unlimited donor hair availability. Body hair can be used for scalp hair transplant, as well as chest hair transplant, beard, mustache and eyebrow hair transplant with the most natural result.

To find out more about body hair transplants, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. DR Meshkin has been at the forefront of hair restoration surgery for more than 25 years. He was honored to be selected as Real Self 100 influencer for years 2015 and 2016. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (9490219-0027 or visit our website at http://www.meshkinmedical.com .


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Most Popular Hair Restoration Worldwide

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:42 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

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Restoration Worldwide

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Men and women worldwide are getting hair transplant procedures in greater numbers than in the past. As hair transplant procedures become more popular in the recent years, many people are seeking facial hair transplant as well as hair treatment for hair loss. Medical hair restoration such as PRP, Acell, Laser and Propecia have also become trendy for hair loss treatment options adding to the overall reason for increased popularity of hair restoration treatments.

According to a recent study released by the International Society of hair restoration Surgery, hair restoration procedures increased by 76 percent between years 2006 and 2014. This number reflects both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options worldwide. The study surveyed 274 hair restoration clinics and found that most patients who seek hair restoration chose hair loss treatment because they are self conscious about their thinning hair. The data shows that majority of the patients were men but the trend is increasing in women.

Although scalp hair transplant is the most popular treatment, eyebrow and beard hair transplants have also become very trendy. Many celebrities with trendy beards and thicker eyebrows have added to the popularity of Facial hair transplants. for those with thin or no facial hair new modern hair transplant techniques have given way to eyebrow, beard and mustache hair transplant that are very natural consequently adding to the popularity of hair restoration procedures in general. Female patients second most popular treatment is eyebrow hair transplant while for men is beard and mustache procedures. Body hair transplant has also gained recognition for either body to scalp or scalp to body hair restoration.

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Nowadays only one to two procedures may be needed depending on the degree of thickness desired and degree of hair loss, and patient’s goal. hair transplants is remarkably well tolerated and will continue to grow for most, if not all of one’s life. With these new techniques, a skilled hair transplant specialist can do scalp hair transplant, as well as facial hair transplant, and body hair transplant with most natural result.

To find out more about hair restoration treatment options, visit one of Dr. Meshkin’s hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALSELF100 2015 and 2016 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 or visit our website at www.meshkinmedical.com.

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Expected Results After Hair Transplant Surgery

posted Aug 29, 2017, 3:35 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

Expected Results After Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplantation is a very safe, and relatively minor surgical procedure. It is an out patient procedure performed under local anesthesia while the patient is relaxed either watching T.V or sleeping. The whole procedure is done in one day and depending on the technique used and the number of grafts, it will take a few hours. At the end of the surgery, a light bandage is placed in the grafted area which is removed the next day.

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The post op care is explained to the client and special shampoos are used for the first 7-10 days. While complications are rare, very little discomfort can be expected around the grafted area. Small crusts may form on the grafts, however, they can be camouflaged by any existing hair or by wearing a hat. These crusts will flake off by 5-14 days after the procedure. The donor site where the hair was taken shrinks and heals in a couple of weeks. Once it is healed, it usually is unnoticeable and well hidden by the surrounding hair. The transplanted hair growing from the scalp may initially be shed; however, the roots will remain and will be dormant for 10-14 weeks.  All of the transplanted hair will begin to grow after a few months.

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The Amount of coverage varies from patient to patient and it depends on the extent of baldness and the patient's donor availability. within approximately one month, much of the transplanted hair is shed. The hair follicle will then go through a cycle of growth and depending on where in the cycle it is, it will then start to grow in. In about three months, the roots that are in growing stage will begin to grow and continue growing at a normal rate. Most of the hair growth is seen between 6-9 months after the procedure, but it may take up to a year for all the hair to grow in. In rare cases, the hair may take up to two years to grow, but this delay is not well understood. About six months after transplanted hair begins to grow, it begins to take on a normal appearance.

Nowadays only one to two procedures may be needed depending on the degree of balding, patient's donor supply, hair characteristics, and patient's special goals. Hair transplants are remarkably well tolerated and will continue to grow for most, if not all of one's life. However, before committing to a treatment plan, one should be satisfied that all the relevant questions have been addressed.

Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be a certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration Irvine surgeon. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant Irvine and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

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New Cancer Drugs Turn Patient's hair from gray to brown

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:31 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 1:04 PM ]

New Cancer Drugs Turn Patient's hair from gray to brown

Hair gets its color from pigment called melanin that is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes in the hair follicle. The amount of melanin produced, and in what quantity is determined by genes inherited from One's parents. At some point in a person's life, the melanocytes may begin to produce less melanin, or stop producing melanin altogether. When Melanin production slows down or stops, hair begins to lose its color and the result is decreased pigmentation in gray hair or local absence of pigmentation in the White hair. In some Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned dark while taking new immunotherapy drugs, a new study reveals.

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While chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, the 14 patients involved in this report were all being treated with a new form of drugs called immunotherapy, which work differently and have different side effects. Spanish researchers found that this drug was turning gray hair into brown in some of the patients being treated for lung cancer. With the first patient, ‘we thought it could be an isolated case,’ said Dr. Noelia Rivera, a dermatologist at Autonomous University of Barcelona, however the research team found the same thing when they asked other patients for photos from before treatment. The 14 cases were among 52 lung cancer patients being followed to see whether they developed bad side effects from the drugs – Keytruda, Opdivo and Tecentriq. While most patients did not have a color change, the 14 cases suggest it’s not an isolated finding. In 13 patients, hair turned darkish brown or black. In one patient, it turned black in patches.

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In another odd twist, the same drugs have been linked previously with hair losing color in patients with another cancer, melanoma. All but one of the 14 patients in the Spanish study had at least stable disease and responded better to treatment than other patients, suggesting that hair darkening might be an indication that the drugs are working, the researchers said. However they results are still not definite and deserve deeper look before suggesting that these drugs lead to new treatments for gray hair. The pharmaceutical industry has previously capitalized on unexpected drug side effects; examples include the male pattern baldness drug Propecia, the eyelash growing drug Latisse, and Botox anti-wrinkle injections.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County is at the forefront of research and development of modern hair restoration techniques and hair related findings. Dr Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. Dr. Meshkin is also selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf, for 2015 and 2016. To find out more about your hair loss or any new developments related to hair, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant Irvine and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concern.

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Why hair turns gray and can gray hair be transplanted?

posted Aug 4, 2017, 11:12 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 1:07 PM ]

Why hair turns gray and can gray hair be transplanted?

There are many misconceptions about gray hair, how it can be prevented and if there is any treatment available. To answer this question there needs to be an understanding about how hair turns gray and if graying is as a result of unhealthy hair. Hair gets its color from pigment called melanin that is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes in the hair follicle. The amount of melanin produced, and in what quantity is determined by genes inherited from One's parents. At some point in a person's life, the melanocytes may begin to produce less melanin, or stop producing melanin altogether. When Melanin production slows down or stops, hair begins to lose its color and the result is decreased pigmentation in gray hair or local absence of pigmentation in the White hair. Once hair starts to thin out many people wonder if gray hair can be transplanted.

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When person with graying hair begins to experience hair loss, it effects all of the hair colors. Usually hair loss is due to genetic androgenic alopecia, a condition commonly called male or female pattern hair loss. If hair that is lost is gray, it can be transplanted as safely and successfully as hair of any color. A misconception about gray hair is that when hair turns gray it is no longer healthy hair. If this was true then gray hair would not be suitable for transplantation. The rational for hair transplantation is to remove healthy hair follicles to an area of hair loss where they can take root and continue to produce healthy hair. Even though healthy hair is a factor, but the main factor is the genetics embedded in the hair follicles. If the hair is transplanted from the donor zone which is resistant to the DHT hormone, then no matter the color of hair, it will be successful.

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Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to prevent progression of hair loss by using the right hair medical regiment. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.

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Modern Trichophytic closure technique in hair transplantation

posted Jul 31, 2017, 4:19 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 1:08 PM ]

Modern Trichophytic closure technique in hair transplantation


With today's more advance harvesting techniques for hair transplant procedures, thousands of hairs can be transferred from one area to the other. The two harvesting techniques that are the most popular are the FUE and the FUT methods. Both of these techniques if done correctly on the right candidate can be very successful. With the old FUT technique, there were some concerns about possibility of linear line formation after the procedure. However FUT method has come a long way and recently new techniques has developed that could minimize the linear line to the point that it is almost impossible to see after healing.

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In recent years some qualified and skilled hair transplant surgeons have developed a modern more advanced FUT procedure for closure of the wound for harvesting the grafts. This method is called the trichophytic closure, a superior and exclusive method in camouflaging linear line formation after the hair transplant procedure or even removing the previous scars that were already present. This method is a very meticulous donor removing and closure technique. Trichophytic closure involves sculpting the open flaps of scalp that allows one flap to overlap the other immediately reducing the visibility of the line and reducing the formation of scar. The angle of the incision is done in such of way that existing hair from one side will grow through the other side in the same direction with a very tight bond. This bond between the edges is so tight that it is almost impossible for it to open. In addition the lower edge of the incision is removed in such a manner that the hair grows through the incision making it very hard to see after it heals, even with a short hair cut. As a result, in most cases the trichophytic method allows hair transplant patients to wear short hairstyles without worrying about exposing a surgical scar.

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In addition to being a superior method for harvesting grafts, the hair restoration surgeon can use trichophytic closure to repair scars left by previous surgeries. Older closure methods can open easier leaving wider, uneven, visible scars that can often be repaired using this advanced technique. A skilled hair restoration surgeon can evaluate and determine if Trichophytic technique is the best option for both harvesting hair from the donor area and also for scar removal. While most patients are candidates for this method of closure, the hair restoration surgeon should have the skills and experience to be able to perform this modern hair restoration technique properly. Some doctors may not offer this procedure simply because it requires special surgical skills and also it is more time consuming.

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During the initial consultation, Dr. Meshkin spends a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability. If hair transplant is an option, he will provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed, recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals and the method used for the recipient area. Dr. Meshkin will provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for the any surgical procedure necessary and also the harvesting technique.

Dr Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. Dr. Meshkin is also selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf, for 2015 and 2016. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.

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