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Todd, It is okay to color your hair.  It will not affect your ability to receive a hair transplant. I advise my patients that they are able to color their hair up to the day before their surgery.  The bigger co...

Psoriasis can cause thick scaly plaques in the scalp, however it does not cause hair loss. Typically itching the scalp does not cause hair loss, unless you are very, very aggressive. I have never heard of an insurance company paying...

Illnesses can cause a form of hair loss called a Telogen Effluvium. This is when the hair follicle’s cycle synchronizes and you experience excessive shedding (similar to how a cat or dog sheds). The fortunate thing about Telogen Effluvium is...

If you bleed or bruise easily then you may potentially have more temporary bruising following the hair transplant, but it will not affect the ultimate outcome of the hair transplant.  If you scar badly or keloid this ultimately could cause a...

Unfortunately androgenetic alopecia is a disease of aging that gets worse as you get older.  Tooth decay is also a disease of aging that gets worse with aging.   Rogaine is similar to toothpaste; neither is perfect.  Tooth paste slows tooth deca...

I feel the perfect start in looking for a qualified surgeon is through the IAHRS.  This is also what I would look for in a surgeon when considering a hair transplant, or any surgery for that matter. 1. Look for a p...

The mechanics of the eyelash transplant is similar to a normal transplant, which entails- 1) Removing the donor tissue (usually the back of the scalp), 2) dissecting the hairs into single hair micrografts under the microscope, 3) making the incisions in the eyelash...

First and most importantly, I make sure my patients understand the greatest limit to any hair transplantation is that there is a fixed and limited amount of good genetic hair that we can transfer to the balding areas. With that...

About the IAHRS

The IAHRS is an organization whose membership is limited exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the patient’s advocate, the ethical physician’s voice, and the standard for the profession.