What causes hair loss?

There are many causes for hair loss. In most cases it can be heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions and even medications. The most common is hereditary condition also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. Hereditary also takes affect in the age in which you begin to lose hair.  This can be very disheartening.

What is DHT?


Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT  is a natural but powerful metabolite of the human body and the main cause of hair loss in both men and women.

How does DHT cause hair loss?

DHT plays a huge roll in hair loss. What it does is it restricts the follicles the ability to produce hair growth.

Does stress cause hair loss?

In some cases stress can play a roll in hair loss. Generally stress induced loss regrows with in a year, however, some stress responses simple speed up the genetic predisposition to losing hair. Extreme emotional tension for prolonged periods of time can have an effect as well.

Is there a cure for hair loss?

There are many treatments to help with hair loss. Consulting with a hair loss specialist can help determine what treatment will benefit you. There are treatments such as:

  • -Propecia
  • -Laser Therapy
  • -Minoxidil
  • -Finasteride
  • -Hair restoration surgery
  • PRP injections
How can i know what treatment i should do?

Being that there are many treatments for hair loss the best way to go is consulting with a hair specialist like Dr. Mark A. Bishara. Depending on the type and amount of hair loss Dr. Mark A. Bishara will be able to recommend the best treatment.  The best results of regrowth in hairless patients ALWAYS are using multiple different measures to combat hair loss. For example, patients willing to take finasteride (Propecia), use the Capillus Laser 272 30 minutes every other day for 6 months, undergo post procedural PRP injections and use Minoxidil compounded for best results.

Can home remedies cure baldness?

When hair loss is genetic home remedies or more likely to fail. To have effective results the best way to go is medication, laser therapy or hair transplantation.  Delaying the treatment of hairless prevention can severely limit the options and decrees the lifetime presence of hair mass.

Does the use of helmets or hats contribute with hair loss?

The answer is NO! Wearing a hat or helmet has no effect whatsoever in the amount or type of hair loss in a person.

Can someone donate their hair to get transplanted?

Using another persons hair is not possible due to the way foreign tissue is rejected.  If you have a monozygotic twin or genetically identical twin you can successfully transplant.  If not, you would be required to take anti rejection drugs that haves risks that outweigh the benefits.

How long does a hair transplant last?

Transplanted hair is known to be permanent and last a life time, although in some cases a small perecantage of transplanted hair can be lost due to age.  This concept is known as follicular senescence.
 
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Hair Loss

With there being many types a hair loss people frequently ask themselves what is best for them to treat their hair loss. When coming in to see Dr. Mark A. Bishara the type of hair loss the patient is experiencing plays a big part in deciding between PRP injections or Hair Transplantation. Male or female pattern baldness is typically on top of the head. The hair on the back and sides its what gets transplanted on the top of the scalp being that it wont be affected by the hormones.
Although PRP can be used during hair transplantation there are patients that rather not go through Hair Transplantation surgery. PRP treatments as same as hair transplantation can be used to treat male and female pattern baldness.

The Difference….

The process of PRP treatments are considerably different from a hair transplantation surgery. At the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa the first step in PRP treatments starts with drawing the patients blood. The Blood Sample is placed in a centrifuge so that the plasma separates from other cells. The Plasma then gets drawn into a syringe and injected to the areas in the scalp that Dr. Mark A Bishara has recommended to the patient.

Hair Transplantation it takes more involvement from Dr. Mark A. Bishara and his surgical techs. The hairs that will be transplanted are taken from the back and sides of the head using the ARTAS Robotic system which is the preferred method by Dr. Mark A. Bishara. The follicular units removed are check for quality as Dr. Mark A. Bishara makes the new home for the new hair. The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa techs then take the follicular units are then carefully transplanted on to the sites made, making sure they are positioned in the same direction Dr. Mark A. Bishara has made the sites.
 

The Results

It normally takes the same time to see results for both PRP treatments and Hair Transplantation. As far as Hair transplantation the transplanted hair will shed days after surgery. Patients usually see results of new hair growing within 6 to 7 months after their hair transplantation surgery. As for PRP treatments new growth can be expected with in a few months after treatment since the plasma needs to work itself in the follicles and stimulate growth. Results vary from patient to patient but in both cases the majority of patient see results of fuller hair with in 8 months!
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What causes Traction Alopecia?

 
Traction alopecia is a pattern of baldness you may be experiencing due to traction or pulling of the hair. Common causes for traction alopecia are:

  • -Tight Pony tails
  • -Tight Braids
  • -Extensions
  • -Long term use of wigs
  • -Relaxers or hair dye
  • -Headgear(helmets when wearing to tight or daily use)

Keep in mind that if your hair is damaged, you may have some reversal after 6-8 months. If the follicle is dead, only option is to get help with hair restoration and Dr. Mark Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is just the right person to consult with.
 

Can i regain my old hair by long term use of minoxidil 5%?

Will minoxidil help grow new hair? The answer is No. The purpose of minoxidil is to help stop hair loss and reverse some miniaturization of the hair adding density to existing hair. The only way to adding new hair is via hair transplantation.
 

Will blood test rule out other hair loss causes, other than male pattern baldness?

Anyone can seek out blood test to learn the cause of their hair loss, but don’t be surprised if everything comes back normal. Hypothyroidism can be indicative of hair loss, most men suffer form androgenic alopecia where your testosterone converts to DHT via 5 alpha reductase.

 

Can any treatments halt or reverse loss at temples recovering from CTE/TE?

Most physicians believe that CTE or TE will resolve on its own, therefore a specific treatment is not recommended. However, treating the hair gently, shampooing daily with a gentle shampoo is a great start.  As hard as it sounds, try not to obsess about the loss, this just adds unneeded stress to an already stressful situation.

 

Im 5 weeks post op from my FUE transplant and my hair is falling!

As the body heals and the tiny scabs fall off the scalp, it is natural for the scabs surrounding the short hairs to fall out with it.  Typically 2 to 3 days post procedure, blood vessel grow into the bottom of the follicular unit that was just transplanted, essentially cementing them in.  Any hair lost after that time will be replaced with new hairs.

18 and already have male pattern baldness?

It is definitely possible, the most important thing to  do is be evaluated. There are many treatments out there such as minoxidil, Propecia, Laser therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Mark Bishara at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is highly experience in hair restoration. Coming in for a consultation will get you the best suitable treatment.
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No Stitches, No Linear Scar

As popular as hair transplants are getting, nobody likes stitches or the scars that are left after the hair transplant. When it comes to hair transplant surgery ARTAS is the way to go. Who ever thought, a robot performing hair surgery. With the ARTAS you don’t have to worry about stitches, and better yet NO linear SCAR!!
ARTAS Robotic System
 

ARTAS Who?

The ARTAS Robotic System was created by Restoration Robotics in 2002 for the treatment of hair loss. Great news, the ARTAS Robotic System is FDA cleared! It only gets better, Dr. Mark A. Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa has performed hundreds of hair restoration surgeries using the ARTAS Robotic System. The ARTAS Robotic System utilizes follicular unit extraction (FUE). Not only dissection, The ARTAS has the ability to make recipient sites. The ARTAS Robotic System has the ability of identifying and selecting your best hair for harvesting. With digital mapping it has the ability to provide a consistent graft dissection. Scarring is very minimal, unnoticeable at that. The recovery period with ARTAS Robotic System is fast making it easier for you to get back to your normal activities quicker.

ARTAS Animation

Behind the scenes of The ARTAS Robotic System

The day of surgery here at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we bring the patient in and start off with consents and paperwork.  The day prior to surgery Dr. Mark A. Bishara will have some medications called and the patient will bring them along the morning of surgery. Dr. Mark A. Bishara’s staff will then begin to prep the patient beginning with trimming the patient hair so that it is easier for the ARTAS Robotic System to identify and extract. The patient’s donor  area is numbed using local anesthesia. The patient will then be seated in prone positon as we prepare the ARTAS Robotic System. A tensioner is placed on the patient scalp to help with dissection and depth. Dr. Mark A. Bishara then begins to maneuver the ARTAS Robotic System. The ARTAS Robotic System will start capturing images of the patient’s donor area in order to identify the different angles and density of the patient’s hair. The dissection begins, as the ARTAS Robotic System is dissection Dr. Mark A. Bishara’s tech will go behind and manually extract the the follicular units as the ARTAS Robotic System disects. Once all follicular units are dissected and extracted, Dr. Mark A. Bishara’s techs will begin to manually transplant the new hair in to the patient’s recipient area. Before you know it, you’ll be walking out with a new hair set!
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No More drawn on eyebrows


Stop wasting time drawing those eyebrows on. There is a solution, it is permanent and The
Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
has it for you! Eyebrow Restoration has become the new
trend. Many celebrities have already began opting to this new trend, so what are you
waiting for? The New Year is right around the corner, make it a new start with a permanent
natural look.
Whether you want to thicken up your eyebrows or just simply restore them, Dr. Mark A.
Bishara M.D. P.A
has the most advanced form for these transplants. Ever heard of the
Robotic System? Yes, its an actual robot that would be performing this procedure of
course with Dr. Mark A. Bishara M.D. P.A maneuvering it. So no need to worry about any
stitches or scars. The hairs would be taken as a follicular unit extraction (FUE) leaving
very minimal visibility.  The only thing that you would worry about after your eyebrow
restoration is maintaining the look that you desire.
Eyebrow transplants are a very delicate procedure and Dr. Mark A. Bishara’s team
is well qualified and trained to perform them. The hairs to be transplanted are extracted
from the back of the head where the hair is less likely to fall out. After being extracted
the techs begin planting them on to the eyebrows, making sure they are in the same
direction as eyebrows should be. After the procedure you will develop tiny scabs which
tend to fall 3 to 4 days after the procedure. Soon after that the planted hairs will fall
and you will look how you did when you first walked in. Then comes the exciting part!
Within 3 months after your procedure your new eyebrows will start growing in, giving you
back that nice natural look you’ve wanted! You can trim and shape them, as well as dye
them nothing can harm them. You’re in full control now.
According to The New York Daily News eyebrow transplants have become very popular due to
many celebrities opting to this new untamed look. So why not go for eyebrows that will
grow a lifetime. Say no more to pencils and brushes. Waking up early to draw them or
having to worry about rubbing them off it is too much of a hassle.
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