Tests available for Diagnosis and prediction of hair loss

posted Jul 20, 2017, 4:26 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 4:27 PM ]

Tests available for Diagnosis and prediction of hair loss

Up until recent years there had not been a precise technology to measure and predict the exact amount of future hair loss. However in the last few years, there has been development in devises and tests that can help evaluate or predict hair loss. These tests and devises assist with predicting genetic predisposition and measure progression of hair loss as clients age

There are variety of test available to predict hair loss. Some the tests include the following:

Hair Pull Test
This test will determine degree and stage of hair loss. the test involves taking a section f eight to ten hairs from various parts of the head that are gently grasped by the doctor and pulled outward to the end of the hair, with loss of one or two hairs falling within the normal range. If more than two is falling signs of early shedding may be present. the hairs can also be examined under the microscope for any damage and irregularities. This test has significance in patients with Alpecia Areata as a positive hair pull suggests that hair loss may affect the entire scalp.

Hair Density Test
It is important to note the width difference of hair loss from various part s of the scalp. This test can be performed on the patient's first doctor's visit with a hand help instrument and involves parting hair from different areas and measuring the various widths.

The Daily Hair Loss Test
This test consists of daily monitoring by the patient of hairs that fall out approximately per day and per week. hair can be collected and given to the doctor for close examination, who can determine the anagen-telogen ratio.

Hair Mount Test
This is microscopic examination of the hair shaft to observe abnormalities. The type of hair, texture, color, length and condition is observed in addition to noting if the hair is broken. broken hairs that are visible could be due to hair shaft fragility and hair breakage. This test is also helpful in identifying congenital hair disorders, fungal or bacterial infections and hair shaft fragility.

Microscopic Trichogram
This involves the microscopic examination of the hair bulb, n which several hairs are pulled and examined to compare the anagen-telogen relationship, as well as hair shaft diameter. less pigmentation as well as smaller hair shaft diameter indicates hair that is dystrophic or abnormal.

Diagnostic Lab Test
In order to make an accurate assessment of the cause of hair loss extensive lab work should be completed, these tests consists of blood count, tests for thyroid function, urinalysis, a serological test for syphilis, and routine chemical studies, as well as testosterone levels, sex hormone binding globulin, and serum Iron.

With detection of hair loss years before actual balding, appropriate treatment can be recommended to decrease the progression of 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 stress related then the shedding may be temporary. In these cases, Dr. Meshkin will give advises related to relaxation, nutrition 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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Cell Therapy and Cloning For Hairloss

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:03 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 11:21 AM ]

Cell Therapy and Cloning For Hairloss

There is alot of talk about stem cells, cloning and their effect on hair growth. To understand cloning, it is necessary to know how cloning works on cellular level and realistically what To expect.

It has long been known that hair follicle development begins in the very early embryo, before the embryo begins to mature into the recognizably human form of a fetus. There is an exchange of molecular “signals” that causes the formation of a “bud” in the epidermal layer. The exact nature of these molecular signals has not been well understood, but has long been studied. Recent research in mice has revealed more about the nature of the molecular signals, telling investigators more about the process of “budding”, and laying down a new line of research into cellular development from stem cells [Jamora C et al. Links between signal transduction, transcription and adhesion in epithelial bud development. Nature 2003; 422:317-322.]. The research is important for continuing to advance the basis for “cell therapy” and cloning. As researchers discover more about the workings of the hair follicle at the molecular level, there are increased possibilities for development of successful therapies for hair loss such as more potent hair growth stimulators and even gene therapy and cloning to fight hair loss.

In case of cloning, Orginally the idea was that follicles be extracted from the donor zone in the back of the head and be multiplied by culturing methods to get new cell growth. It was suggested that these new cells in turn can be injected back into the balding areas to produce new hair growth. This was a very promising idea specially for those who have limited hair to be harvested in the donor zone. However after many years of studies, hair cloning still remains in research stage and has not fully developed.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County is at the forefront of research for prevention of hair loss. He gives many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. 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.

To find out more about your hair loss and cell therapy, 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 therapies 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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How Does Propecia Work and What are Some of the Possible Side Effects?

posted Jun 28, 2017, 4:16 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 4:17 PM ]

How Does Propecia Work and What are Some of the Possible Side Effects?

There are many undocumented medical cures for hair loss that have been circulated the market for years, you can either blindly accept the claims or you can do research to make sure that these products are reliable. Some of these products have been backed by scientific studies and have documented proof on the products on exactly how they work and are approved by FDA. These studies show the degree of effectiveness on hair growth and the possible side effects that may be associated with them. One of these products that is FDA approved is Propecia. In the recent years Propecia has become a popular product, but it is always important to research this product thoroughly before using it to become familiar with how it works and also its possible side effects.

Propecia is an oral medication available by prescription only, and it has been introduced to the market by Merk Pharmaceuticals more than a decade ago. Finisteride is approved only for use by men, and has become available as the brand Propecia. In scientific studies, it has been shown to regrow hair in some men and stop hair loss in an even higher percentage. Finisteride works by decreasing the formation of DHT, a hormone responsible in large for male pattern hair loss, while not reducing testosterone, the overall male hormone responsible for masculinity. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT. It does this by inhibiting the action of the type II 5-alpha reductase enzyme that is present in higher concentration in and around the hair follicles of men with thinning hair that is induced by Androgenic Alopecia. The manufacture suggests to take this medication orally once a day for more than one year or longer to notice any effects on hair loss. It has been suggested that Finasteride works best for early and moderate hair loss, but it may also help patients with more advanced hair loss to preserve their remaining hair or slow down the progression of hair loss in men with male pattern hair loss.

As with any medication, there are some side effects that are associated with Propecia. The data shows that side effects from Finasteride at the 1mg dose is uncommon and that any side effects that may involve sexual function are mild and occur in less than 2% of all patients. There are reports of decreased libido, ejaculation disorder and orgasm disorder. there are also reports of male infertility and/or poor semen quality with the use of Propecia. In some men, there are reports of related adverse reactions to the breast, including breast tenderness and breast enlargement. Most reported cases of side effects occurred soon after starting the medication, but there are reports that it can occur at later points in time. Most were reversed in those who discontinued therapy but there are cases where the symptoms continued even when the therapy was stopped. this medication should be prescribed under the supervision of a hair loss specialist and these side effects should be discussed thoroughly. it is encouraged to return to the physician for follow up evaluation. If the patient is experiencing any of the adverse reactions while taking Finasteride, the use of this medication should be discontinued and patient should contact their doctor.

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.

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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Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?

posted Jun 13, 2017, 4:15 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 4:16 PM ]

Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?

One of the most distressing forms of anxiety both in men and women is hair loss. In recent years there has been many studies done that proves the profound psychological effects of hair loss in people's lives. Hair loss can significantly alter someone's self perception, self esteem and make them hyper aware of other people's perception of them. This can in effect cause more stress on people's lives and cause increased hair loss induced by increased stress. This psychological induced cycle continues to have an effect unless at some point the cause of stress is relieved.

Stress can lead to many problems both physically and emotionally. Emotional impact on hair loss has been clearly studied in the past. Studies have found that this kind of hair loss can be temporary and the hair can return once the feeling of anxiety is removed. Since people are so involved with their daily routines, they often forget to take time for themselves to relax and refresh themselves from their daily stress. You can manage your stress through various relaxation techniques. These techniques are necessary to attain a state of calmness and reduce anxiety, pain and anger. Moreover, these techniques have low risk, low cost and can be practiced anywhere routinely.

Once the hair loss beings, it is important to find the cause of the increased shedding. If the hair loss specialist performs all the necessary evaluations and finds that the hair loss may be stress related, then doing the following relaxation techniques may help reduce the amount of shedding over time and hair may begin to regrow. Some of the relaxation techniques that may be helpful to reduce anxiety are meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing , exercise, listening to calm music, yoga, having a cup of tea, visualization of beautiful environment, being positive and staying away from stress induced environments. If these tips are performed on daily basis, the serious side effects of stress can be reduced and any hair loss related shedding can be managed.

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 stress related then the shedding may be temporary. In these cases, Dr. Meshkin will give advises related to relaxation, nutrition 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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Does too much or too little shampooing cause hair loss?

posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:25 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 9:30 AM ]

Does too much or too little shampooing cause hair loss?

There are many different shampoos and conditioners promoting healthier hair and decreased hair loss. The question arise as to the effects of hair care products and if shampooing too much or too little makes any difference in the overall health of scalp and hair. Many doctors and hair loss specialist agree that the main cause of permanent hair loss is genetic, but unhealthy hair care may lead to temporary shedding of hair.

In general hair goes through its natural cycle of growth every few months. As hair follicle moves from its growth stage to its dormant stage, losing between 80-100 strands per hair is normal. Shampooing does not effect the hair follicle and its cycle, but may have an effect on the hair shaft and the scalp. There are some natural oil production of the scalp designed to condition and protect the hair shaft. Washing too much may strip away these natural oils and make the scalp dry. This may lead to dryness and brittle hair shaft at base which could cause hair loss from breakage. On the other hand by not washing hair enough, natural oil builds up around hair shaft and may not be good for the hair and scalp hygiene. These conditions even if they cause #hairloss are usually temporary. The hair may grow back if good scalp hygiene is implemented.

Often people question the frequency of hair cleansing to keep the balance of natural oil build up. Although main cause of hair loss is #Genetics , #natural buildup of #essential #oils is necessary for the #health of the scalp. It is recommended to wash 2-3 times per week for a balanced scalp oil buildup and production. In some cases when too much sweating happens in between the washing cycle, just simple rinsing could be enough to keep hair clean. This regiment decreases the chances of dry scalp and also retains its natural oils for healthy hair.

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 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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What is a NEOGRAFT hair restoration technique?

posted May 26, 2017, 3:29 PM by Peyman Kalhor   [ updated May 26, 2017, 4:21 PM ]

What is a NEOGRAFT hair restoration technique?

With the popularity of hair transplantation many questions arise as to the so called modern methods and the difference between each technique. Most clients wonder if harvesting is the only thing they need to worry about or if there are other aspects to hair transplant procedures. There are many important aspects to hair restoration besides harvesting, most important being the design and carefully planning out the recipient area where the grafts will be placed. Harvesting of the grafts is one aspect and there are two harvesting techniques that are the most popular the FUE and the FUT methods. Both of these techniques if done correctly on the right candidate can be very successful. There are different machines that are commonly used with FUE technique, one of these machines used is NEOGRAFT machine for harvesting.

With the FUE technique, round punches in different sizes are used to extract hair from the donor area in the back of the head. This can be done manually or using different types of machines such as ARTAS , and the Neograft machines. The Neograft machine is not computerized and is a devise that is used by a person to extract the grafts. It works very similar to a manual machine. The hand-held surgical device extracts follicular units from the donor area and implants them in the recipient area via an air-pressure or suction-based system. The Neograft machine relies on manual control in order to select and extract follicular unit grafts, therefore it is susceptible to imprecise graft extraction, and a higher transection rate of extracted follicles.

In recent years, The Neograft machine is being offered to many physician practices across the country that do not specialize in hair restoration as an easy way to add hair restoration to their practice. Usually since the doctor is not trained in hair restoration; in the case of Neograft machines, usually there are technicians that are provided by the manufacturer and are send to the doctor to perform the extraction of the grafts and some cases performing the entire surgery. In addition many technician run clinics use this devise to offer hair restoration procedure. However as was explained before, even if the harvesting of the grafts is done optimally, there are still other much more important aspects to hair restoration procedure as a whole.

During the consultation, the hair transplant specialist should examine the donor hair and texture carefully to make sure that the client is a good candidate for FUE technique. If the client has curly hair or if they have a more advanced Male Patten Hair Loss, then FUE should not be recommended. Before deciding on a harvesting method, and the machine used for harvesting. it is a good idea to discuss all the pros and cons with your doctor. A hair restoration surgeon with experience should do an evaluation and give recommendation customized to each individual's needs and concerns. 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.

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 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. 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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Can Hair Be Transplanted From One Person To Another Person?

posted May 22, 2017, 11:33 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated May 22, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

Can Hair Be Transplanted From One Person To Another Person?

As hair transplant procedure becomes more popular some are considering transplanting from another person. The question arise amongst clients with limited donor, if this is a viable possibility. There are some doctors in some unregulated countries that offer this procedure, but in general medical doctors are reluctant because the transplanted hair may be rejected. Even if the procedure is offered, understanding hair transplant procedure and risks involved should be discussed before making any decisions.

It is widely believed that the transplanted hairs may be rejected by the clients own immune system. Usually hair transplant is done by harvesting grafts from an area in the back of the head known as the donor zone. This area is proven to be resistant to DHT hormone which is responsible for hair loss. The harvested hair is taken from the donor zone using either FUT or FUE harvesting technique, and transplanted into the thinning recipient areas. If the hair is taken from one person to another, it is believed that it will be rejected unless anti-rejection medications are taken for life. In addition if the hair does not take, there is the risk of scar formation in the areas where hairs were transplanted. The risk of taking these medications and also having scars far out weigh the benefits attained from the transplant.

In recent years scientists have been actively pursuing ways to transplant hairs from one person to another without rejection and scar formation. The only case where hair was successfully transplanted from one person to another is in the case of identical twins. This is the only case where this type of procedure is considered. However, even that is still in the process of experimentation and still not a viable option. Patients who do not have sufficient amount of hair in the donor zone are recommended to take hair from other parts of their own body such as from the chest, legs and arms. This is considered to be less risky, and do not need anti-rejection medication. However, body hair transplant can not be guaranteed to continue to grow in the recipient area since this hair may be susceptible to DHT hormone and be lost eventually. These should be considered and discussed with hair transplant specialist.

Making an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan requires an examination by hair transplant specialist. The doctor should give the patient realistic expectations depending on the donor availability and the areas of coverage. During the initial consultation with the specialist, the doctor should spend 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. The physician should 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. The hair restoration specialist should 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. 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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Does Low calorie Diet Cause Hair Loss?

posted May 8, 2017, 11:55 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated May 22, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

Does Low calorie Diet Cause Hair Loss?

There are certain vitamins that are essential for health of your hair. Your daily food intake should contain adequate vitamins and nutrition per day. Should you decide to engage in a weight loss program, you need to know the various nutrients that are necessary for healthier hair. Tailoring of the diet to include and achieve a weight goal must also include appropriate levels of essential vitamins and minerals for your hair.

Certain minerals that are known to be specifically associated with hair loss include:

1. Iron

Iron deficiency cause anemia which is known to contribute to hair loss. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which inadequate iron intake and excess of blood loss can be contributing causes. Treatment should be appropriate to the cause of the Iron deficiency and should be under medical supervision. Foods rich in Iron are spinach, liver, and red meat.

2. Zinc

Zinc deficiency is known to be associated to hair loss. A low calorie diet with little or no read meat protein can contribute to zinc deficiency. Diagnosis for zinc deficiency can be difficult and zinc supplementation should be undertaken only under medical supervision.

3. Biotin

Biotin deficiency is associated with hair loss as well as some skin disorders. Biotin is one of B vitamins that have a broad range of functions in the body. Biotin can be found in many foods and has a role in food metabolism. Biotin can be found in wheat germ, brown rice, red meat and egg yolk.

4. Protein

protein deficiency is an outcome of inadequate protein in the diet over a period of time. Vegetarians can avoid protein deficiency by including a variety of plant protein sources such as beans, legumes, and nuts. Extreme vegetarian diets and extreme low calorie diets are associated withinadequate protein intake. main sources of protein are meat, fish and dairy products.

Your daily food intake should contain many of the vitamins that are mentioned above not only for healthy hair but for maintaining a healthy body.

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 by using the right hair care products. 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.

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 our website to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you have questions about hair loss, feel free to contact our friendly Meshkin Medical staff. For appointments please call 800-246-8424 or 949-219-0027. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, and Glendale. Click here to view our Office Contact information.

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How to Select a Qualified Hair Restoration Surgeon

posted Apr 27, 2017, 1:42 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 9:15 AM ]

How to Select a Qualified Hair Restoration Surgeon

With today's highly sophisticated techniques such as highly refined Microscopic follicular unit transplantation, it is of utmost importance to make a careful selection of the doctor and his or her staff. A person should consider a doctor who is well experienced and is in the constant pursuit of new skills and surgical techniques for the benefit of his patients and also a doctor who does hair transplant on a full time basis and not a side job. Just as important are the clinic's full time surgical skills and qualifications to assist the doctor with the hair transplant.

Since this is a comprehensive procedure, it is important to do some research and make the right choice. Before making your final decision it is important to consider certain factors into your decision making process. The following are some of the important factors that you may want to consider.

1. Is the doctor of your choice affiliated in major hair restoration societies such as Real Self and ABHRS and have they qualified or passed their board certification program. The American Board Of Hair Restoration Surgery is the only medical organization that certifies doctors exclusively for their knowledge and skills in hair restoration surgery. The doctors must pass high standard oral and written exams and also present hundreds of cases for Board review before they can be certified.

2. Can the surgeon provide hair restoration patient photos as evidence of the doctor's work and skills? It is important that doctor provides at least a dozen before and after pictures.

3. Can the surgeon provide patient referrals? Patient testimonials are very important because you can ask specific questions about their personal experience with hair transplant surgery and the surgeon. If a client is willing to talk to you about the doctor, it shows that the doctor has exceeded the expectations of his patients.

4. Is the surgeon's work documented? Publications in a peer reviewed journals or books ensure the credibility of a surgeon's work and authenticity of his work. if the surgeon's work and techniques are published it shows that it passed the medical review process by doctors who specialize in hair restoration field.

In the hands of a qualified and highly skilled hair restoration physician and staff, hair transplant procedure can be very successful and go very smoothly.

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.

If you have questions about hair loss, feel free to contact our friendly Meshkin Medical staff. For appointments please call 800-246-8424 or 949-219-0027. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, and Glendale. Click here to view our Office Contact information.

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Classification of Male Pattern Hair loss

posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:52 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

Classification of Male Pattern Hair loss

Currently in the United states there are approximately 50 million men and women that are affected by some type of hair loss. the most common form of hair loss in both is Hereditary Androgenic Alopecia. Genetic hair loss in male and female is characterized by progressive loss of hair from scalp and there is a certain pattern that develops over time. There are many ways to measure the pattern of genetic hair loss, however most doctors who specialize in hair restoration follow a standard classification when describing hair loss.

In 1941, a classification scale of male pattern hair loss was introduced by James Hamilton. he classified typical patterns of hair loss into eight major types using a series of drawings. Dr. Norwood later on refined this system in 1975, offering four additional variations. the most common and standard classification of male pattern hair loss used today is based on Norwood /Hamilton scale for hair loss. Following is the description used to classify genetic hair loss using Norwood scale.

1. Type 1 Displaying the normal mature hairline with minimal temporal recession.

2. Type 2 Shows mild temporal recession with thinning along the anterior margin of the forelock.

3. Type 3 Depicts deep frontal recession with few or no remaining hairs, which is the minimal amount of hair loss required for the definition of balding. Vertex shows hair loss confined to the vertex with deep frontal recession.

4. Type 4 Displays both frontal and temporal recession and frontal thinning together with little hair in the vertex. The bridge between the frontal area and the vertex is still retained.

5. Type 5 Depicts bigger areas of fronto-temporal and vertex alopecia than Typ35 and only a narrow and sparse bridge separating both areas.

6. Type 6 Shows loss of the bridge separating the frontal and vertex areas with lateral and posterior progression of alopecia.

7. Type 7 Represents the severest form of balding whereby the remaining horseshoe shaped band of hair in the lower scalp is narrow. The preauricular hairs have receded both posterior and inferiorly. The remaining hair band is frequently of lower density with evidence of some miniaturization. The nape of the neck is sparse and in some cases the inferior occipital border is raised significantly.

During the initial consultation with the Dr. Meshkin, he 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. 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.


If you have questions about hair loss, feel free to contact our friendly Meshkin Medical staff. For appointments please call 800-246-8424 or 949-219-0027. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, and Glendale. Click here to view our Office Contact information.

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Specialties:
  • FUE hair transplant doctor
  • 毛发移植洛杉矶
  • 모발 이식 로스 앤젤레스 
  • बाल प्रत्यारोपण लॉस एंजिल्स 
  • השתלת השיער בלוס 
  • کاشت مو در لس آنجلس
  • زرع الشعر لوس أنجلوس
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Orange County:
2121 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Los Angeles County:
1125 S Beverly Dr #420, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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