Uncommon Causes of Hair loss

posted Aug 13, 2018, 9:33 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 9:40 AM ]

Uncommon Causes of Hair loss

Hair loss can be extremely difficult for people of all ages. Although the most common cause of hair loss is genetic alopecia, there are many other reasons one can experience hair loss. In order to find out what treatment options are best for the patient, it is recommended to be examined by a qualified hair restorations specialist to find the cause for the hair loss first. Once the cause for the hair loss is established, the proper hair treatment can be given.

  • Alopecia Areata- the exact cause for this is unknown, but it could be related to certain autoimmune diseases. In this type of hair loss, the anagen hair prematurely enters into the telegen phase. Hair loss appears in multi round patches with defined borders. it could progress into Alopecia Totalis, which is the total loss of hair from the scalp and Alopecia Universalis which could affect the entire body hair loss. 
  • Endocrine Disorders-- Such as hypo and hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism, and diabetes can cause hair loss and should be treated by an endocrinologist. Underlying cause should be diagnosed and treated.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies-- Such as iron and protein deficiency caused by mal nutrition, crash diets and anorexia nervosa can cause hair loss. Proper nutrition and diet should be discussed by a nutrition specialist.
  • Various Medications-- Some medications are known to cause hair loss these include anti cancer medication. the side effects of each medication should be discussed with the patient by treating physician.
  • Chemical Products--chemicals used for hair such as straightener, relaxer, and perm can cause hair loss.
  • Traction Alopecia--This is hair loss caused by braiding, tight pony tails, hot combing, excessive blow drying, tight rollers, and hair extensions. If you are experiencing hair loss when starting any of these, you need to stop right away or the hair loss will become permanent.
  • Trauma--Such as burns, accidents, and trauma to the scalp can cause hair loss.
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Hair transplant surgeries can be a treatment option for some of these hair loss instances. However not all the causes are treatable by hair transplant. To find out the proper treatment options, the patient needs to be examined by a qualified hair restoration specialist. Consultation with a hair restoration specialist is helpful to find out not only the cause of hair loss, but also if hair transplant should be considered in addition to medical hair treatment.

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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 and be evaluated for consultation and treatment 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 and advise that is customized to your needs and concerns.

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What is the proper age to do hair transplant surgery?

posted Jul 23, 2018, 11:10 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

What is the proper age to do hair transplant surgery?

Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss and it is common fear amongst both men and women with family history of hair loss. In some cases the process of hair loss starts at a very young age. In those cases, many clients get anxious and seek hair transplant surgery as an first option to treat their hair loss. Seeking advice from a hair transplant specialist or a hair restoration physician is recommended. The hair restoration doctor will diagnose the cause of hair loss and make sure the pattern is set before even considering hair transplant surgery.

A skilled hair loss specialist should review your family history, age, degree of hair loss, goals and concerns and offer the treatment that is the most suitable for the needs of the patient and give the optimal result. Hair on the scalp that is genetically susceptible to androgenic alopecia starts to shrink until it eventually disappears. The hairs on the sides and the back of the head is usually genetically permanent hair which is destined to remain for the lifetime. It is important for the hair transplant specialist to find out if the hair loss is temporary or it is permanent hair loss. For starters, you need to not wait for evidence of substantial permanent hair loss. Even if one has predetermined genes that will cause loss of hair eventually, there still are several steps that one can take to slow down this process . Should hair loss persist and appear to be permanent, it will lead to more advanced hair loss which can be treated by hair transplant.

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Consultation with a hair restoration specialist is helpful to find out not only the cause of hair loss, but also if hair transplant should be considered in addition to medical hair treatment. If a patient is very young most doctors wait to do hair transplant, but may start the medical hair treatment options to slow down the hair loss until the pattern of hair loss is more established at an older age. Although there is no set optimal age, most hair transplant doctors recommend to wait until the patient is at least 22 years with established hair loss, in good health and good quality donor hair for hair restoration surgery.

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FUT Gold Standard For Hair transplantation

posted Jul 12, 2018, 4:46 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 4:52 PM ]

FUT Gold Standard For Hair transplantation

With the summer season and hot weather just around the corner, many people are experiencing dry and itchy scalp. In some case it may be temporary and may be seasonal. However if you find your self constantly scratching your head and becomes irritating, one needs to find out the cause for the itching and dryness. There are many conditions that could cause dry and itching scalp. Before start any treatment, it is a good idea to see a specialist to find the cause for the itching and get advise for the treatment options.

Those clients who are leaning towards FUE hair transplant there are advantages and disadvantages that needs to be discussed before the procedure is recommended. The advantage for this method over strip or linear extraction is there is less visible scarring in the donor area after the surgery. So if a patient keeps their hair very short this may be preferred method of harvesting the grafts. However, since this is blind extraction there are many disadvantages. One of the disadvantage to a blind site incision in the donor area is collateral damage to the existing donor hair. This could cause damage to the donor site and also the hair follicles being extracted, thereby resulting in poor growth and limiting the donor hair available for future use. If a larger number of grafts need to be excited from the donor area, there is a possibility of donor hair depletion in the back of the head which leaves the hair in that area very thin and uneven. In addition, since hair loss is progressive, if a client is young and continues to lose hair, then the donor hair will be limited for any secondary procedure in the future. Also clients with curly hair, a patient with more advanced hair loss or a patient with limited donor hair availability, this is not recommended. Other disadvantages to FUE hair transplant is longer time for donor harvesting, higher expense, donor area shaving and multiple white spots formation in the donor area.

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If the patient is a good candidate for FUT or the strip method, there are new techniques developed that could minimize the scarring and almost invisible to find after healing. In recent years a more advanced procedure for closure of the wound was developed by hair transplant surgeons for harvesting the grafts. This method is called the Trichophytic closure, a superior and exclusive method in camouflaging scaring or removing the previous scars that were there from other hair restoration procedures. This methods is a very meticulous donor removing and closure technique. 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 the fear of exposing a surgical scar. This FUT hair transplant harvesting techniques allows for removal of more grafts for mega sessions, and no collateral damage to the existing donor hair. It addition if a client needs additional procedures later on in life, there will be donor hair available to be used in the future. It is also useful for patients with curly hair, patients with limited donor hair and patients with advanced hair loss. Also there is no shaving involved in the donor area, which means there is less down time and the area can be easily camouflaged while it is healing.

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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 leave wider, uneven, visible scars that can often be repaired using this advanced technique. While most patients are candidates for this method of closure, the hair restoration surgeon should determine if this method best fits the needs and concerns of the client individually. Due to the evolution of FUT hair transplant harvesting technique and all the advantages of this method to FUE harvesting, in the recent ISHRS meeting this technique was chosen as the Gold standard for hair transplantation harvesting by many experienced hair transplant surgeons.

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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 performs FUE and FUT hair transplant in Los Angles and in Irvine and Newport Beach offices. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles and Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to make his evaluation and see if you can benefit from hair restoration procedure. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Meshkin gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

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Coolest Hairstyles Of FIFA World Cup 2018

posted Jul 5, 2018, 1:13 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 3:56 PM ]

Coolest Hairstyles Of FIFA World Cup 2018

World cup football comes around once every four years but the players and their hair styles set the hair trends for men around the world. From players like Neymar to Ronaldo with variety of hair cuts and hair colors resurrect old styles or even some thing trendy and new, men are ready to follow these superstars and show support for their favorite world cup teams. While trends come and go during the FIFA World Cup, it was evident the players used the football medium to strut their hairstyles and hair colors on an international media gallery.

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Part of the fashion phenomenon was how the players changed their hair styles and hair colors for every game. There are players like Brazil's superstar Neymar who changed his hair color for each match and other players followed suit. There was Superstars like Icelands's Rurik Gislason whose unique hair style became an hit with his social media followers. And then there were lesser know player like Iran's Ramin Rezaeian who became immediately known for hid trendy hair style. This years' World cup has become medium for trendy hair styles and colors as people follow suit their favorite players. We have gathered a few of our own hit list of hairstyles and here are our favorites that are setting trends on this year's World Cup:


1. Renaldo from Portugal with the coolest hair cut short on one side and slick on top. 2. Neymar from Brazil with his spaghetti bleached top and short sides. 3. Ramin Rezaeian from Iran with shaved sides and mohawk on top. 4. David De Gea of Spain for long hair in a bun. 5. Toby Alderweireld from Belgium long bang and shaved sides. 6. Antoine Griezmann from France with a buzz cut. 7. Last but not least Rurik Gislason from Iceland with his slick back flowy long hair that increased his Intagram followers from 30,000 to 250,000 in half hour.

This years World Cup has every trendy hair style that looks great. whether you like short, long, black or bleached it is out there on display. There are plenty to choose, from slicked back undercut, to mohawk, to long in a bun, to comb over to the side. These soccer superstars are setting hairstyle trends for mens's haircut ideas in 2018.

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Dry Scalp and Itchiness, Causes and Treatment Options

posted Apr 25, 2018, 2:00 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

Dry Scalp and Itchiness, Causes and Treatment Options

With the summer season and hot weather just around the corner, many people are experiencing dry and itchy scalp. In some case it may be temporary and may be seasonal. However if you find your self constantly scratching your head and becomes irritating, one needs to find out the cause for the itching and dryness. There are many conditions that could cause dry and itching scalp. Before start any treatment, it is a good idea to see a specialist to find the cause for the itching and get advise for the treatment options.

The most common causes of itching and dry scalp are Dandruff, Seborrheic dermatitis, Psoriasis, Tinea capitis, Lice, and allergic reactions. Here are some of the reasons one may experience these conditions and some of the treatment option.

1. Allergic Reaction

Some products such as peroxide for hair coloring may cause eczema and atopic dermatitis. In this case stop using the product and avoid using chemicals that may cause the allergic reaction. Once you stop using the product the itchiness will go away gradually.

2. Lice

This is more common in younger kids and school children, but adults may also come in contact with Lice. In this case Lice shampoo will gradually get rid of the lice and the eggs attached to the root of the hair.

3. Tinea capilas

This is a fungal infection which can infect the scalp and cause round patches of hairloss which increase in size gradually. These fungal infection can go deep into the hair follicle, therefore oral fungal medication is usually necessary to get rid of the infection. You need to see a hair loss specialist to verify the cause of the infection and prescribe the proper medications.

4. Psoriasis

This is autoimmune problem which can cause scaly patches both on the skin and on the scalp. The cause for Psoriasis is still not clearly understood but it could be predisposed genetic condition. To control psoriasis, there are some OTC medicated shampoos containing tar or salicylic acid which can be used. If with the use of shampoos the condition continues and does not get better, it is best to see a hair restoration specialist or a dermatologist for other treatment options.

5. Dandruff and Seborrheic dermatitis

This could caused by ones' inflammatory response to over growth of yeast on the scalp which can cause dryness and itching. Yeast normally grows in the body but there are certain foods and conditions that causes overgrowth of the yeast . To improve the itchiness, it is a good idea to avoid foods that have yeast and have a balanced diet. In mild conditions there are some OTC shampoos containing ZIC and Selenium that may help improve it. If the condition continues and does not improve over time, it is best to see a hair loss specialist or a dermatologist to get a stronger medicated shampoos and other treatment options

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If you experience itchiness and dry scalp that does not go away with time and some over the counter shampoos, then it is a good idea to visit a medical doctor to find out the cause of the problem. Once the scalp is examined from close up, then cause is established and the best treatment options can be recommended.

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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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When is a good time to consider hair transplant surgery?

posted Apr 18, 2018, 2:59 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 3:13 PM ]

When is a good time to consider hair transplant surgery?

For the most part we are unaware that we are losing hair every day. We never stop to consider that the lost hair is also dead hair that has lived through the normal cycle of hair development. If hair is healthy and heredity is on your side, those hairs will be replaced and the hair loss will not be noticeable. The first warning of signs of extreme hair loss or baldness appear when excessive amounts of hair fall out when you brush your hair or take a shower. Experiencing hair loss can be emotionally difficult. So should one consider hair transplant or medical hair treatment is a better options for initial stages of hair loss.

A more advanced sign of hair loss is definite recession of your hair line and thinning of hair in the frontal area. Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss and it is common fear amongst both men and women with history of hair loss. Even if one has predetermined genes that will cause loss of hair eventually, there still are several steps that one can take to slow down this process . For starters, you need to not wait for evidence of substantial permanent hair loss. Seek advice from a hair transplant specialist or a hair restoration physician who will diagnose the cause of hair loss and recommend medical hair treatment option to slow down or reverse hair loss first.

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A skilled hair loss specialist should review your family history, age, degree of hair loss, goals and concerns and offer the treatment that is the most suitable for the needs of the patient and give the optimal result. Hair on the scalp that is genetically susceptible to androgenic alopecia starts to shrink until it eventually disappears. The hairs on the sides and the back of the head is usually genetically permanent hair which is destined to remain for the lifetime. It is important for the hair transplant specialist to find out if the hair loss is temporary or it is permanent hair loss. Should hair loss persist and appear to be permanent, it will lead to more advanced hair loss which can be treated by hair transplant. Consultation with a hair restoration specialist is helpful to find out not only the cause of hair loss, but also if hair transplant should be considered in addition to medical hair treatment.

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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 and be evaluated for consultation and treatment 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 and advise that is 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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New Hair Regeneration As A Solution For Treating Hair Loss

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:04 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 10:12 AM ]

New Hair Regeneration As A Solution For Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss effects approximately 50 million men and women in the United States alone. Although it is non life threatening condition, most people are concerned about their hair loss and seek professional help and advise. In recent years different hair restoration solutions have hit the market. These solutions include hair restoration through hair transplant and medical hair treatment options. Hair transplant has gained increased popularity, but the limitation of the donor hair has still been one of the draw backs to hair loss surgery. In order to resolve these issues many studies are being done to regenerate hair through other means and techniques.

Many scientist have worked on the resolution of hair loss using hair regeneration . Hair regenerative medicine has emerged as a new therapy, this involves regenerating hair follicles, the tiny organs that grow and sustain hair. This has been experimented in the laboratory on a small scale and the main draw back has been the preparation of hair follicle germs, the reproductive source of hair follicles, on a larger scale.

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The research group further evaluated the feasibility of this method by transferring the prepared hair follicles from a fabricated approximately 300-microwell array, called "HFG chip," to generate hair follicles and hairs on the mouse body. The group confirmed black hair generation at both the back and scalp transplantation sites. The regenerated hair exhibited the typical hair cycle of murine hair. These methods are still at the initial experimental stages but look promising. These experiments can lead to future hair studies that can help with cloning techniques and future of harvesting new hair from a few follicles.

Dr. Meshkin is a hair transplant specialist with 25 years of experience exclusively in hair restoration has offices in Los Angles and Orange County area. He has been at the forefront of new studies in the stem cells and hair regeneration in collaboration with Invitrx Stem Cell Research Group. Dr. Meshkin spends a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the classification and extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability and the best options for his patients hair loss. Although stem cell and cloning are still not fully developed but Dr. Meshkin is hopeful in the future of hair regeneration as a solution for hair loss for both men and women.

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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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Hair care products for hair loss

posted Mar 19, 2018, 10:00 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 10:13 AM ]

Hair care products for hair loss

There are many nonsurgical products in the market for hair loss and sometimes it is confusing which one works and which does not work. Following are a list of products in the market and explanation of how they work and what to expect.

Finasteride (Propecia™) is an oral medication available by prescription only, having been introduced to the market more than a decade ago. Finasteride is approved only for use by men. Through scientific studies, it has been shown to re-grow hair in some men and stop hair loss in an even higher percentage. Finasteride works by decreasing the formation of DHT, a hormone responsible in large part for male pattern hair loss, while not reducing testosterone, the overall male hormone responsible for masculinity. Therefore, any side effects that may involve male sexual function are mild and occur in less than 2% of all patients. There have been reports by the drug manufacturer that side effects may be permanent and patients need to do more research before using this medication.

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Finasteride (Propecia™) works best for early and moderate hair loss, but it may also help patients with more advanced hair loss to preserve their remaining hair. Its use is suggested by hair restoration surgeons as an effective medication to slow down or reverse male pattern hair loss in many men. It is often used as a complimentary treatment for hair transplant patients.

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Topical Minoxidil (Rogaine™) has been around for over 15 years and is helpful in slowing down hair loss, but less effective in helping new hair to grow. A higher concentration (5% solution) of minoxidil is now available for men and has been shown to be more effective than the 2% solution. 5% minoxidil solution is generally not recommended for use by women because it may stimulate the growth of facial hair, and also because at least one study suggests that it is not more effective than the 2% in females. Both finasteride and minoxidil must be used on a continual basis in order to sustain results. If discontinued, the process of balding resumes. These medications may not work for everyone but they have a proven track record that shows some benefit to many people. In addition, combination treatment with minoxidil solution and finasteride may provide added benefit for men with androgenetic alopecia.

Other Topical Medications are available such as Tretinoin, Diazoxide, Cyotcol, Progesterone, and topical Estrogen. These medications have been used in the past for the treatment of hair loss.
Low level Laser Treatment (LLLT) is available for treating hair loss. This device was originally used for tissue and wound healing which lead to observation of growth of hair surrounding the wound. It has been claimed by manufacturers that low level laser increases the quality and health of growing hair. It increases blood circulation to the hair follicles, stimulates protein synthesis, decreases inflammation and energizes the follicular cells, allowing the hair to grow thicker and fuller.
LLLT comes in the form of either laser combs or oscillating hoods. To see results, it must be used up to three times a week, each time for 20 minutes for about 6-12 months. These are more effective if used in conjunction with Minoxidil or Propecia™ and are considered to be safe. However, the long term effectiveness and its safety need to be further investigated before the use of the device is substantiated.

Cosmetic Products that can help treat hair loss are creams, colored sprays, and powders that help to camouflage thinning areas, as long as there is some hair present. They do not treat the hair loss process. Hairpieces have also been worn throughout time as a means of covering up bald spots and giving the appearance of fuller hair. The most common hairpieces are glue adhesive, weave attachments and clips. It is important to note that hairpieces require monthly maintenance and should be replaced regularly. For some patients, these products are the only available option as they may have a strong family history of hair loss, and aggressive male pattern hair loss that began early. Hair transplantation may never be an option for such a patient, who will eventually have no hair from which to transplant.
It is important to research these products thoroughly before using them. There are many undocumented “miracle cures” that have circulated the market since the 19th century. You can either blindly accept the claims these products make and purchase them or you can approach them with some skepticism to discern the product’s reliability. It is always good to look for documented proof on products such as FDA approval to discern whether the product has, in fact, stimulated hair growth in a majority of persons using it in a safe manner with minimal side effects.
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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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What is FUE hair transplant?

posted Feb 28, 2018, 3:06 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 2:19 PM by Peyman Kalhor ]

What is FUE hair transplant?

Many clients wonder what FUE stands for and if involves any surgery or any incisions into the scalp. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Excision which is a combination of incision into the scalp and extraction of the units from the scalp. FUE is also referred to extraction of units using incision made by small punches and then extraction of the units of one to four hair units at one time and then transferring of these units to other parts of the scalp. It is one of two primary methods of harvesting follicular units or grafts from the donor area. This method is an option for donor hair excision individually using different sized punches without having to do a linear incision. There are many people who assume this harvesting method does not require any surgical incisions into the skin. This assumption is not correct. In order to extract any hair or follicular units from the donor area, the punches have to go into the skin and then have the units pulled out. This will form a small circular incision in the donor site. Each unit is extracted one at a time, so in an average FUE hair transplant thousands of small circular incisions need to be made for harvesting of the grafts. Once the hairs are harvested they are then transferred to the areas where the hair is thinning.

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The advantage for this method over strip or linear extraction is there is less visible scarring in the donor area after the surgery. So if a patient keeps their hair very short this may be preferred method of harvesting the grafts. However, since this is blind extraction there are many disadvantages. One of the disadvantage to a blind site incision in the donor area is collateral damage to the existing donor hair. This could cause damage to the donor site and also the hair follicles being extracted, thereby resulting in poor growth and limiting the donor hair available for future use. Since hair loss is progressive, if a client is young and continues to lose hair, then the donor hair will be limited for any secondary procedure in the future. In addition, for clients with curly hair, a patient with more advanced hair loss or a patient with limited donor hair availability, this is not recommended. Other disadvantages to FUE hair transplant is longer time for donor harvesting, higher expense, donor area shaving and multiple white spots formation in the donor area.

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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 performs FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration in Irvine and Newport Beach offices. Dr. Meshkn will examine and test the donor area at the time of consultation to see if the patient is a good candidate for FUE hair transplant procedure.If this is a good choice for the patient, Dr. Meshkin will review all the advantages and disadvantages so a client can make an educated decision.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles and Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to make his evaluation and see if you can benefit from hair restoration procedure. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Meshkin gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns with the most competitive price.

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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Factors that determine the cost for hair transplant surgery

posted Feb 16, 2018, 10:23 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 2:25 PM by Peyman Kalhor ]

Factors that determine the cost for hair transplant surgery

If you are considering hair transplant, you may start to wonder about the cost for hair restoration procedure. The cost of your hair transplant procedure depends on many factors. That is why determining the exact cost for hair transplant procedure is difficult. While the price for hair restoration procedure may vary from one person to another, it is best to find a quality physician to give you the best options in addition to the best cost for your surgery.

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In order to find out the exact cost for your hair transplant surgery, the first step is to do a hair restoration consultation with a qualified hair restoration specialist. There are many doctors who may offer hair restoration as an option at their clinic but hair restoration may not be their specialty. There are also many clinics that are run by non medical doctor staff and medical assistants, so it is important to find out about the clinic and the person who will perform the procedure. It is always a good idea to do research and find a few doctors that specialize in the hair restoration only and go in for a consultation. Once you see a few qualified doctors, you can get a feel of the hair loss options that are available to you and also determine which options best fits your needs and concerns.

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Once you have chosen the doctors of your choice, The hair loss specialist should determine the degree of your hair loss and also examine your donor hair to find the amount of quality donor hair that can be safely harvested. There are two different harvesting method from the donor zone of the scalp area. There is the strip method or the FUT and the punch method or the FUE. The type of harvesting method should be customized to your needs and concerns and all the pros and cons for each method should be discussed during the consultation. The type of harvesting, the donor availability and the degree of hair loss help establish the surgery session size and the actual price range. Most hair restoration practices charge an average price per graft for the harvested donor hair per session. That average price per graft is impacted by the type of procedure you choose to have, whether it is FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) Strip, or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). All these factors are combined to determine the actual cost for your surgical hair restoration. Since hair loss is progressive you may need additional procedures in the future. The cost for the second procedure is independent from the prior surgery and is based on the number of grafts and the technique you choose to do.

A typical procedures also depends on the experience of the hair restoration physician and the location of the clinic. A typical procedure in United states may range from $5000 to $15,000, depending on the number of grafts and the technique used to harvest the grafts. To help you plan financially, many clinics may have different seasonal discounts, student and traveling discounts and also offer financing.

While cost may be a driving factor in your decision, you have to make sure you are getting quality care for your money spent. At the clinic of your choice you have to make sure you get the best quality hair transplant from a well recognized and experienced hair transplant specialist Newport Beach with the most competitive price. If the cost is the only factor in your decision, whatever you pay for a bad hair transplant is way too much.

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 performs FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration in Irvine and Newport Beach offices. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's FUE hair transplant and FUT hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles and Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to make his evaluation and see if you can benefit from hair restoration procedure. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Meshkin gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns with the most competitive price.

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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