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Baldness: How close are we to a cure?

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
Monday 5 June 2017 By Hannah Nichols

Baldness is an accepted part of the aging process for some, and a source of distress for others. Hair loss affects millions of men and women, yet despite decades of research, a cure is still not available. Just how close are we to finding a magic bullet for baldness? Medical News Today take a look at the evidence.

Cure for baldness?

Studies examining hair loss are based on decades of research. Could a cure for baldness be just around the corner?

Androgenetic alopecia – which is more commonly known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness – is the most common type of hair loss, affecting around 30 million women and 50 million men across the United States.

In men, hair loss begins above both temples and recedes over time to form an “M” shape. Hair also tends to thin at the crown and may progress to partial or complete baldness. In women, the hairline does not recede and rarely results in total baldness, but the hair does usually become thinner all over the head.

Male pattern baldness is hereditary and may be linked to male sex hormones. Male hair loss can start as early as during adolescence. It affects two thirds of men by age 35, and around 85 percent of men by the age of 50.

The causes of female pattern baldness are unclear. However, hair loss happens most frequently in women after menopause, which indicates that the condition may be associated with decreasing female hormones.

With androgenetic alopecia affecting so many people, a permanent cure would not only lessen anxiety for a significant percentage of the population, but it would also prove financially advantageous to the pharmaceutical company responsible for the discovery.

Stages of hair growth, miniaturization
Hair is made up of the hair follicle (a pocket in the skin that anchors each hair) and the shaft (the visible fiber above the scalp). In the hair bulb, located at the base of the follicle, cells divide and grow to produce the hair shaft, which is made from a protein called keratin. Papilla that surround the bulb contain tiny blood vessels that nourish the hair follicles and deliver hormones to regulate the growth and structure of the hair.

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair growth occurs in cycles. A hair follicle produces hair for a few years and then goes into rest mode for several years.

Hair follicles, much like all cells, have cycles. A natural part of the cycle involves shedding around 50 to 100 hairs per day.

Each follicle produces hair for 2 to 6 years and then takes a break for several months. While the hair follicle is in its rest phase, the hair falls out. There are around 100,000 follicles on the scalp, but because each follicle rests at a different time and others produce hairs, hair loss is usually unnoticeable. More noticeable hair loss occurs when there is a disruption to the growth and shedding cycle, or if the hair follicle is obliterated and replaced with scar tissue.

Scientists now understand that pattern baldness occurs through a phenomenon known as miniaturization. Some hair follicles appear to be genetically oversensitive to the actions of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that is converted from testosterone with the help of an enzyme held in the follicle’s oil glands.

DHT binds to receptors in the hair follicles and shrinks them, making them progressively smaller. Over time, the follicles produce thinner hairs, and they grow for a shorter time than normal. Eventually, the follicle no longer produces hair, leaving the area bald.

FUE Hair Transplant Las Vegas

If you are searching for FUE Hair Transplant Las Vegas, we offer the latest breakthrough technology: The S.A.F.E™ (Surgically Advanced Follicular Extraction) System.

This breakthrough technology enables Dr. Khorsandi and his team to perform precise follicular extraction without unnecessary damage to the hair follicles. It significantly increases the number of grafts that can be transplanted a single day. (2000 grafts or more)

The S.A.F.E. System offers a hair restoration solution if you are looking for a natural looking FUE hair transplant Las Vegas.

No SUTURES (stitches). NO LINEAR SCAR.

The S.A.F.E. System technique is a solution for patients who want to wear their hair one half-inch (1/2″) long or less. Hair grafts (1,2,3,4’s) are extracted easily and artistically transplanted to create natural looking hair lines, and add hair density to the top and crown of the head.

Please take a look at this video: https://quik.gopro.com/v/BDJdsQMdFv/

The tiny circular holes created with FUE will heal in a shorter period of time than the FUT (Strip) linear scar., and the results optimal.

Studies show that inexperienced surgeons using the standard FUE technique may damage more than 20-30% of the hair follicles they remove. The comprehensive S.A.F.E™ System has been proven to help reduce follicle damage to as low as 2.8% or less.

FUE Hair Transplant

Advantages of having an FUE Hair Transplant Las Vegas with the S.A.F.E™ System:

Virtually 100% of patients are candidates for surgery.                                                                           2,000-3000 grafts per session                                                                                                             Minimal discomfort and scarring
Minimizes graft trauma
Low transection rate of 2.8%
More donor hair is available due to less follicle damage
No linear scarring
Decreased post-operative pain
Reduced healing time
Donor capacity is increased, as diminished scalp laxity is no longer an issue
More natural-looking hairlines are possible                                                                                          The finer hair found at the nape of the neck or behind the ear can now be selected and transplanted
Avoids donor-strip surgery
Ideal for the patient who has been told nothing else can be done

For a ‘Free Consultation’ call Lee at (702) 994-2133 or email lee@advancedhairtransplants.com with your questions. Visit us at www.advancedhairtransplants.com.

Thank you!

Eyebrow Transplants

Eyebrow Transplants will change the way you feel!

With more and more women losing their eyebrows from over-plucking, eyebrow transplants are becoming more and more popular. It’s a great solution for women with tattoo’d brows who want real eyebrow hair again. Some women have very thin eyebrows and wish to have eyebrow transplants to make them wider.

Eyebrow transplants typically involve transplanting 200-300 hairs per brow, and the cost for the two brows averages in the $5000 – $8000 range. The procedure is performed with a local anesthesia, and It only takes a few hours to complete the surgery.

Eyebrow transplant procedures often require a whole new set and superior design, depending on the wishes of the patient. Some women want high arched eyebrows while others will go for a straighter look. Many patients only need a touch-up to fill-in thin area or they may want to add more density to each brow. Every patient discusses what they want with the surgeon, and the eyebrow design is drawn to the specifications of the patient.

Eyebrow transplant hair is taken from the back or side of the scalp, depending on the texture and quality of the hair. Hair is removed by either the FUT (strip) or FUE (punch) Method. Transplanted hair from the back of the head is different than normal eyebrow hair. After the eyebrow transplant procedure is complete, the brows will take approximately one week to heal. The new eyebrow hair will start to grow in 3-4 months with more hair filling in every month to the one year mark. Because eyebrow hair comes from the back of the head, it is different than normal eyebrow hair. It will grow longer and must be trimmed more often.

An eyebrow transplant is a very delicate and artistic procedure when compared to a scalp hair transplant. Obviously, because eyebrows are on the face, careful attention must be made to the shape, detail and symmetry of the two brows.

If you are interested in eyebrow transplants, please call Lee at (888) 923-7497 or on his cell at (702) 994-2133.

Vegas Hair Transplant Cost

Vegas hair transplant cost varies, and typically the national chains charge higher prices because they spend millions on advertising to get your business. Also, many of these large chains do not have local hair transplant surgical centers, and patients must fly out of Vegas for their hair transplant procedure.

FUT

Vegas Hair Transplant Cost: FUT $4 Per Graft

At Advanced Hair Transplants, we offer all proven hair loss solutions including FUT, FUE, Prescription & Non-prescription medications and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).  Our cost is less than the competition and you will have a natural looking result with maximum density because we do it different! If you are local, why fly somewhere for your procedure when we offer the best Vegas hair transplant cost?

Vegas Hair Transplant Cost: FUE $5 Per Graft

Let’s compare our Las Vegas hair transplants cost with other hair transplant office prices:

Case Study:

Michael had consultations with two doctors outside the Las Vegas market. He needed 2000 grafts.

Doctor #1 gave Michael a quote of $6 per graft for FUT (strip) and $8 per graft for FUE (punch). Doctor #2 gave a quote of $5.50 per graft for FUT and $7 per graft for FUE.

Michael contacted Advanced Hair Transplants and we offered him FUT at $4 per graft and FUE at $5 per graft. Michael was excited because we offered him a lower price per graft, and offered a Travel Allowance to cover his airfare, hotel for 2 nights, and ground transportation if he flew to Vegas. He ended up with a more hair for less money, and got to spend a few days in Vegas!

Advanced Hair Transplants offers a Travel Allowance for all Vegas hair transplant patients who travel from anywhere in the U.S.

2000 Grafts:

Doctor #1  – 2000 Grafts / FUT: $12,000 or FUE: $16,000
Doctor #2 – 2000 Grafts / FUT: $11,000 or FUE: $14,000
Advanced Hair Transplants – 2000 Grafts / FUT: $8000 or FUE: $10,000

If you are local, save thousands because our cost is less than our competitors!  If you do not live here, why not take a flight because our Vegas hair transplant cost is less and we offer you a Travel Allowance?

Call (702) 994-2133 today for more information!!

Vegas Hair Transplants

Are you searching for a Vegas Hair Transplants doctor to fix your thinning hair? Do you want a Board Certified Surgeon and VIP treatment at an affordable price? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

For a limited time Advanced Hair Transplants Las Vegas is offering an affordable hair transplant price of ($3) three dollars per graft for FUT (strip) Procedures, and ($5) five dollars per graft for FUE (punch) Procedures.

Dr. Bruce Marko

Las Vegas Hair Transplants

Dr. Bruce Marko MD is Medical Director of Advanced Hair Transplants, offering hair restoration surgery in Las Vegas, Charlotte and Phoenix.

He is the founder of the trademarked  MAX DENSITY® Hair Transplant Procedure giving patients more hair in One Procedure when compared to other FUT & FUE hair transplant surgeries.

Dr. Marko has over 17 years experience and is a member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery).

Voted Top Doc in Las Vegas

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi MD is a ‘Hair Transplant Surgeon’ and ‘Board Certified Plastic Surgeon’ offering the most natural looking hair transplant procedures in Las Vegas. Dr. Khorsandi is ‘President of the Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Society’ and specializes in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant), Facial Hair Restoration for eyebrows, beards, goatees and the trademarked MAX DENSITY® hair transplant procedure.

Dr. Khorsandi’s artistic skills and attention to detail are unsurpassed in the Las Vegas market. If you live in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Boulder City, or Laughlin, NV, call (702) 994-2133 today for a ‘Free Consultation’.  We offer all proven hair loss solutions for men and women including Prescription & Non-Prescription Medications, Hair Restoration Surgery including hair transplants for the scalp, eyebrows, beards and goatees, and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

If you don’t live in the Las Vegas area, we offer a ‘Travel Allowance’ for our out of town patients. Why not fly to Las Vegas for a VIP Hair Transplant Procedure that costs less? Advanced Hair Transplants offers a ‘Travel Allowance’ of 10% (up to $1000) for your Vegas Hair Vacation!

Often times hair transplant patients will search their local area for a hair transplant doctor. After trying to find an affordable hair transplant doctor in New York, Michael decided to check the price of Vegas hair transplants. What he discovered surprised him!

After comparing hair transplant cost for a procedure in New York, Michael realized he could fly to Vegas and and get a much better price. Not only was the price for the procedure a better option, Advanced Hair Transplants offered Michael a Travel Allowance to cover the cost of his airfare, hotel and ground transportation.

Why have the procedure locally when you can fly to Vegas on us?  You’ll get VIP Treatment and the most natural looking, max density hair transplant procedure possible.

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Superior Facial Hair Restoration at Advanced Hair Transplants

When most of us think about hair transplants, we typically think about the hair on top of the head. Unfortunately, however, the top of the head isn’t the only place that people suffer from thinness or balding. Millions of men have a difficult time growing facial hair, from mustaches and goatees to beards and sideburns. And millions more men and women have eyebrows that don’t grow in properly.

Because of these issues, facial hair transplants have been rising in popularity in recent years. And Advanced Hair Transplants, a national leader in hair restoration, is at the cutting edge of this important work.

Facial Hair For Men

Not all men – or their partners for that matter – are wild about the clean-shaven look. Sadly though, a lot of men have facial hair that comes in too thin, overly patchy, or it doesn’t grow in at all. For these men, facial transplantation is an ideal option.

At Advanced Hair Transplants, facial hair restoration is handled similarly to traditional scalp restoration. During treatment, donor hair is extracted from the back or sides of the head and then transplanted to the appropriate sites on the face. As part of the transplantation, the experts at Advanced Hair Transplants lay out the recipient sites with a grease pencil to ensure that the new facial hair will look completely natural.

 

Eyebrow Restoration

Whether it’s due to faulty genetics or harmful practices such as plucking, some people are unable to grow full, aesthetically pleasing eyebrows. Fortunately, the experts at Advanced Hair Transplants have a solution. As with other types of hair transplantation, donor hairs are extracted from the back or sides of the head and are then artistically placed individually or in strips to create new, natural-looking eyebrows.

 

The Benefits of Facial Hair Restoration

Without question, the greatest benefit to these procedures is that the results last for a lifetime. Once the grafts are transplanted, they will continue to grow new hairs for as long as you live. 

Also, the transplantation process itself is relatively quick and easy. For facial hair procedures, the patient can be in and out in as little as six hours, depending on how much hair is being transplanted. For smaller eyebrow procedures, treatment can take three to six hours. Following hair restoration treatment, new hair will start to grow naturally in about three to four months.
If you’re tired of having lackluster facial hair, then now is the time to do something about it. To schedule a free consultation, give Advanced Hair Transplants a call or contact us online.

Prognosis and Treatments for Female Hair Loss Pattern

Although male pattern balding is better known, there is also a female hair loss pattern. It’s a gradual but progressive condition, but treatment can slow or staunch the thinning and hair loss. While hair loss may start at any age, for most women it becomes noticeable once they are menopausal. Your doctor diagnoses female hair loss via a clinical scalp examination and a medical history. He will then advise you on the best treatment for your situation.

Hair Loss Medications

If you are diagnosed with female hair loss pattern, your doctor may prescribe topical Minoxidil, the only FDA-approved drug for treating this issue. Minoxidil helps lengthen the growing phase of hair follicles. While men are prescribed Minoxidil in 5 percent strength, the female version is much lower, at 2 percent.  Women may have to apply the medication to their scalp twice a day for up to a year before noting results. Minoxidil has few, if any, side effects.

Nutritional Supplementation

Certain nutritional supplements and/or dietary changes may increase hair growth or slow the loss rate. Lack of specific nutrients, such as iron, may cause hair loss. Supplements containing biotin and other B vitamins may help restore growth, but consult your doctor before starting any vitamin regimen.

Therapy

“A woman’s crowning glory is her hair,” states the old adage, and hair loss can profoundly affect a woman’s mental and emotional state. If hair loss is causing depression or anxiety, your doctor can prescribe antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. Counseling is another option, with or without drug therapy. Becoming upset about hair loss is natural, and there’s no shame in dealing with problem either through therapy or medication.

Hair Pieces

For some women, changing their hairstyle camouflages the balding areas. If your own stylist isn’t adept at making these changes, your doctor can recommend someone specializing in this art. If you’re using Minoxidil, you need a style compatible with its regular application. Wigs are another possibility, as are hair extensions to add volume.

Hair Transplants

For some women, hair transplantation surgery can restore their crowning glory. It’s especially effective for women with female hair loss pattern. The procedure involves removing plugs of hair – so-called “donor” plugs – from thicker areas and transplanting them into bald patches. While hair transplantation is expensive, the results are generally quite good, as well as permanent.

Without treatment, you will never restore your hair. Speak with your doctor about the best options for reversing your hair loss.

MAX DENSITY ® Procedure Leaves Undetectable Scar

A quick image search on the internet will show you the disastrous results that can occur when hair transplant procedures are done incorrectly. Noticeable scars following transplantation not only ruin the natural look and feel that many patients want, but they also draw unwanted attention to the area that was treated. In short, in many ways a hair transplant is only as good as the scar that it leaves behind.

This simple fact is what makes Dr. Bruce Marko’s MAX DENSITY® procedure so revolutionary. Through this specialized procedure, Dr. Marko leverages his more than 15 years of experience in the hair restoration industry to give his patients stunning, natural-looking results, complete with a scar that is virtually undetectable.

Whether you’re considering an FUT or FUE procedure, Dr. Marko’s MAX DENSITY® technique will deliver superior results.

For follicle unit transplants (FUTs), the MAX DENSITY® procedure offers, on average, double the hair density that patients receive from traditional FUE procedures. These incredible results are made possible, in part, by the unique harvesting technique that Dr. Marko and his team employ. Using their own specialized harvesting tool, only small linear incisions are required to remove the donor strip, minimizing the size of the resulting scar.

In fact, the scar is so small that it is typically less than two millimeters in width. So even with short hair, most people won’t notice the scar unless they were looking for it, and with long hair it’s practically invisible. These incredible results are what make Dr. Marko and his team unique in the world of hair transplantation.

But this specialized approach to surgery isn’t the only thing that makes Advanced Hair Transplants one of a kind. What also sets them apart is Dr. Marko’s artistic vision and his personal commitment to each and every one of this patients.

Following extraction, Dr. Marko and his team take the time to carefully and artistically render the graft sites so that the hair grows in a natural and aesthetically pleasing way. Through this commitment to excellence, Dr. Marko ensures that each of his patients is satisfied with his or her surgery and that the final result is a natural-looking head of hair.

Between the superior surgical techniques and commitment to excellence, Dr. Marko’s MAX DENSITY® procedure is the clear choice when it comes to hair transplantation. If you’d like to learn more about what Advanced Hair Transplants can do for you, then reach out online or call (888) 923-7497 to schedule a complimentary consultation either in-person or online via Facetime.

Take Hair Regrowth to the Max with Max Density Hair Restoration

Hair loss and hair thinning are problems that plague millions of Americans. While male pattern baldness accounts for more than 95 percent of hair loss cases in men, women also suffer from hair issues. In fact, female androgenetic alopecia affects 50 percent of women at some point in their lives.

Fortunately, modern medical technology means new options for treating balding and other issues in both sexes. A board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bruce Marko boasts almost 20 years of experience in the transplant field. His advanced hair transplants are performed using his trademarked MAX DENSITY® Hair Restoration Procedure. Along with producing a more natural result, the treatment takes less time and results in less post-operative pain and swelling, so patients can get back to their routines sooner.

Here are some of the many advantages associated with using Max Density Hair Restoration over other forms of treatment:

  • Lower prices
  • Faster healing
  • Less-noticeable scars
  • Less anesthesia
  • More hairs transplanted at once

 

How the Procedure Works

The Max Density procedure is used to reverse hair loss and treat thinning hair. Dr. Marko starts by measuring the donor area of the scalp (usually located in the back or on the sides of the head) and then removing a strip of tissue. This material is called the hair graft. After preparing the graft, Dr. Marko and his team will prepare the graft site and transplant the new hairs. Because he uses “naturally occurring bundles,” there is minimal damage to the follicles. Additionally, he utilizes multi-follicular unit grafts for improved hair density and appearance. Because the scalp is numbed before treatment, Max Density patients experience little to no pain.

With Max Density Hair Restoration, patients can choose from five different levels of restoration known as BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD, PLATINUM and PLATINUM PLUS, with the platinum plans offering the highest number of hairs transplanted. The procedure is generally less expensive than other treatments, as patients are not charge by the hair or by the graft. Instead, Dr. Marko strives to transplant the maximum number of hairs possible in each treatment.

 

After Treatment

Recovery from Max Density is generally painless, though patients are advised to take a few days off from work to relax. Dr. Marko can provide specific details during a free consultation.

Patients interested in Dr. Marko’s Max Density Hair Restoration procedure shouldn’t hesitate to contact his offices for details.

Donald Trump Hair Restoration

Donald Trump Displays the Importance of Natural-Looking Hair

Since announcing his candidacy for President of the United States more than a year ago, Donald Trump has been making headlines seemingly around the clock. Whether it’s ongoing debates about Trump’s policy proposals or pundits dissecting his bombastic comments, you can’t turn on a television or walk by a magazine rack without seeing the business mogul’s face. While the country remains largely divided over the political and social ramifications of the Donald Trump campaign, most people can generally agree on one thing: Something is definitely wrong with his hair.

Debate Over Donald Trump and His Hair

Without question, the media’s interest in Donald Trump’s hair predates his quest for the highest office in the land. Pop culture observers, comedians and late night hosts have been taking jabs at the businessman’s hair for decades, with many mocking the tell-tale signs of a badly managed comb-over. Still, others claim that Trump underwent flap surgery in the late 80’s or early 90’s, and it’s this procedure that accounts for his hair’s unnatural appearance. On the other hand, we could simply be looking at a case of hair plugs gone awry.

Surprisingly, even hair loss experts are torn over whether or not Donald Trump has had work done, so we may never know the truth. But the fact that the debate exists is proof that hair restoration procedures don’t always lead to quality results, which is why you need highly skilled specialists in your corner, like the experts at Advanced Hair Transplants.

Natural, High-Quality Hair Restoration

Led by Dr. Bruce Marko, the restoration specialists at Advanced Hair Transplants can use their decades’ worth of experience to give you the natural, high-quality results you’re looking for. The cornerstone of Advanced Hair Transplants’ services is the MAX DENSITY procedure, which offers highly effective yet cost-efficient restoration with only a minimal amount of discomfort to the patient.

During the MAX DENSITY procedure, grafts are removed from donor areas on the patient and then dissected under microscopic magnification before being transplanted to the recipient sites. As the name implies, the goal of Dr. Marko’s proprietary procedure is to ensure the patient receives the maximum amount of hair density following transplantation. Additionally, the MAX DENSITY procedure requires less anesthesia and causes less post-operative swelling compared to other restoration techniques. Also, patients find that they heal faster, and they aren’t left with noticeable scarring, making the procedure virtually undetectable.

Regardless of your personal politics, Donald Trump’s hairstyle probably isn’t something you want to imitate. So if you’re in need of hair restoration, contact the experts at Advanced Hair Transplants via phone at (888) 923-7497 or via email at lee@advancedhairtransplants.com. They can give you picture perfect, natural-looking results that won’t leave people asking what’s wrong with your hair.