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Baldness: How close are we to a cure?

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.

ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure Charlotte

Dr. Bruce Marko announced today that he will now offer the ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure Charlotte. This minimally invasive hair restoration solution leverages digital imaging and precision robotics for harvesting individual follicular units directly from the scalp. The ARTAS System enables hair restoration physicians to target and harvest healthy follicular units with micron level accuracy without leaving a linear scar.

“Offering the ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure Charlotte will be essential for my practice and for my patients who seek a permanent solution to hair loss without the scarring and downtime that comes with alternatives in the market. I’m extremely pleased with the results and excited to offer a robotic solution to hair restoration,” commented Dr. Marko.”

Hair restoration is performed as an office-based, out-patient procedures usually ranging from 4-8 hours depending on the amount of hair being transplanted. Implanted hairs develop their own blood supply, begin to grow and new hairs are seen a few months after the procedure. New hair continues to grow, making the change in the patient’s appearance gradually noticeable within six months.

“We are very pleased we can offer doctors and their patients the ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure Charlotte.  It is the most advanced hair transplant solution that is safe, minimally invasive and extremely effective,” said Jim McCollum, Chief Executive Officer, Restoration Robotics.
Hair Loss By The Numbers

Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone. Approximately two-thirds of American men will experience appreciable hair loss by age 35; by age 50, 85% will see significant loss in hair thickness. Genetic hair loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.

About Dr. Marko

Dr. Bruce Marko MD

Dr. Marko is a world-renowned, ‘Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon’ with 18 years experience. He has performed thousands of procedures including FUT, FUE, and Facial Hair Restoration for eyebrows, beards, and goatees. He is licensed in North Carolina, Florida, California and Arizona. He is a member of the ‘International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’ (ISHRS) and ‘American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery’ (ABHRS).

Dr. Marko has dedicated his career to enhancing both the images and lives of his patients. His quest is to provide patients with the latest ‘surgical techniques’ and ‘state-of-the-art technology’ for the best hair restoration results possible.
“Our patient focused facility in Charlotte is designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease,” says Dr. Marko. “Whether you are interested in prescription medications for hair loss or surgical hair restoration procedures, we treat each patient with compassion and dignity. We want to hear your concerns and address your cosmetic goals.”

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS® System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image-guided technology and a robotic arm to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients.

To learn more about the ARTAS System and its unique technology, visit or

Schedule A Consultation

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bruce Marko for ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure Charlotte, call Lee Millard at (888) 923-7497 on his cell at (702) 994-2133 or email



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 They can give you picture perfect, natural-looking results that won’t leave people asking what’s wrong with your hair.

Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy

Laser Hair Therapy Cures Hair Loss?

Typically, we think of lasers as a way to get rid of unwanted hair. High-intensity light damages the follicles, ceasing hair production. But, as it turns out, lasers can also have the opposite effect. Studies have shown that low-level laser hair therapy can actually stimulate follicles and accelerate hair growth. So how exactly can lasers be used to regrow hair and is it a viable cure for baldness?

How Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy Works

Although it seems like your hair is constantly growing, the hair growth cycle actually consists of three distinct phases: growth, resting, and shedding. Most hair loss occurs after the shedding phase when follicles fail to reproduce hairs. Due to possible catalysts, such as dihydrotestosterone (a testosterone derivative known as DHT) or alopecia, follicles will sometimes enter the resting phase and shut down entirely, resulting in widespread thinning and baldness.

Fortunately, low-level laser hair therapy can work to correct this problem. The photons within the laser infuse the follicles with energy, reanimating them from their dormant state. Once the follicles are working properly again, they go back to producing new hairs, effectively reversing the hair loss.

Low-level laser hair therapy can be an effective way to treat a number of different types of hair loss. So far, there is evidence to suggest that the procedure can work for androgenic alopecia, a common type of hair loss that affects more than 70% of men and 40% of women. Additionally, low-level laser hair therapy is also effective against alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that results in the immune system mistakenly attacking hair follicles.

How Does Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy Stack Up to the Competition?

Currently, two of the most popular treatments for hair loss are over-the-counter staples Rogaine and Propecia. While these options have been proven to be effective for some patients, they do have their drawbacks. These medications only result in a limited amount of regrowth. Also, they need to be taken habitually in order to be effective. In the case of Rogaine, the positive effects can sometimes stop entirely without warning. Alternatively, hair transplantation tends to be a more successful form of restoration, but it can be time-consuming and expensive.

If you’re looking for a different way to regrow your hair, consider giving low-level laser hair therapy a try. Feel free to contact Advanced Hair Transplants via phone at (888) 923-7497 or via email at

Thanks for reading!

Doctor Bruce Marko Advanced Hair Transplants

Advanced Hair Transplants – Who We Are

For most of us, losing our hair is a natural part of growing older. In fact, according to recent figures, roughly a quarter of men start to experience hair loss by the age of 30. That number jumps to more than 60% by the time men reach their 60’s and 70’s. Unfortunately, women don’t fare much better when it comes to losing their hair. Nearly 60% of women see a noticeable amount of hair thinning or loss at some point in their lives. Thankfully, hair loss isn’t a burden you have to live with. Due to modern restoration techniques, hair loss can be effectively corrected. Just ask one of the country’s top providers of hair loss solutions, Advanced Hair Transplants.

Advanced Hair Transplants Services

The team of experts at Advanced Hair Transplants has more than 20 years of experience with providing hair loss solutions for both men and women. At their facilities, Advanced Hair Transplants offers a wide range of services, including follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE), but that’s only the beginning. They also offer facial hair restoration packages, allowing you to replace hair that you may have lost from your beard, goatee, sideburn, or eyebrow areas. Additionally, if you’re interested in a less-invasive hair restoration procedure, Advanced Hair Transplants also offers low-level laser therapy, which can reactivate hair cells and promote the growth of new hairs.

Advanced Hair Transplants’ greatest claim to fame, however, is its trademarked MAX DENSITY® procedure. A propriety method for hair transplantation, MAX DENSITY® offers a number of benefits. For starters, more hairs are transplanted with MAX DENSITY®, allowing for greater overall thickness. Moreover, the procedure takes less time and requires less anesthesia when compared to other transplantation procedures. Perhaps best of all, the MAX DENSITY® procedure is more cost-effective and patients have a shorter recovery time than with traditional types of hair transplantation.

The Man Behind It All

The MAX DENSITY procedure was developed by Dr. Bruce Marko, who serves as the medical director for Advanced Hair Transplants. Dr. Marko is a board-certified hair restoration surgeon who has personally performed thousands of transplant procedures in his career. Also, he is a member of both the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery as well as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. In addition to being at the forefront of the hair restoration industry for more than 16 years, Dr. Marko is also a hair transplant patient himself, giving him a better understanding of his patients’ needs.

With the services that Advanced Hair Transplants offers, there is no reason to suffer with hair loss any longer. Not only does Advanced Hair Transplants have affordable financing options, but they also offer a travel allowance to patients who have to travel over 100 miles to one of their facilities.

To learn more about Advanced Hair Transplants, please visit us at, call Lee at (888) 923-7497, or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you!

Las Vegas Hair Transplant Cost

Las Vegas Hair Transplant Cost

Las Vegas hair transplant cost is based on the amount of hair loss and the type of procedure chosen.  You might choose FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUT is the ‘strip method’ and FUE is the method whereby grafts are extracted with a motorized punch device. There is also the trademarked MAX DENSITY® hair transplant procedure where you get more hair in one procedure than either FUT or FUE.

Las Vegas hair surgeons typically charge by the graft or “follicular unit”, and the price can vary from $3 per graft to $9 per graft depending on the procedure you choose.

GRAFTS - 1,2,3,4

Is this 4 grafts of 11 grafts? What are you paying for? Do you know? Find out! Call (702) 994-2133 & ask for Lee.

The issue with charging by the graft is the fact that most people don’t know how many hairs are in a graft. A doctor can tell you he’s going to transplant a thousand grafts, but … how much hair are you actually getting? Are you getting 1000 hairs, 2000 hairs or more?  The reality is you want to know how much hair you’re getting, not how many grafts!

Las Vegas hair transplant cost should be based on how much hair you are getting, and not how many grafts!  Do you know how much hair you are getting when you pay by the graft? We can tell you what others won’t, and we guarantee you a great value when you are searching for Las Vegas hair transplant cost!

Two different doctors could transplant 1000 grafts on twin brothers and get a totally different result. The “result” depends on how many hairs you are actually getting, and … how many actually grow from the procedure. Are you getting 1000 one hair grafts, 1000 two hair grafts, or 1,000 grafts that consist of one hair, two hairs, and three hairs? Are you getting any multiple follicular units which could have five or six hairs per graft?  Do you really know what you’re getting when you pay by the graft?



Dr. Christopher Khorsandi MD, is a ‘Board Certified Plastic Surgeon’ with more than 10 years of hair restoration experience.  He is also a certified MAX DENSITY®  Hair Restoration Surgeon. A MAX DENSITY® hair transplant procedure is ‘different and better’ than the typical FUT or FUE surgery because you get more hair!! Here’s why:

Dr. Khorsandi examines each patient for ‘donor hair density’ and ‘scalp flexibility’.  He then measures and extracts the ‘maximum number of hairs possible’ to give each patient maximum density!. The larger the harvest, the more density you will get from one MAX DENSITY® procedure. Considering the fact that the average person has 200 hairs per square centimeter on their scalp, most patients have a yield of 6,000-8,000 hairs from 30 sq. cm. of donor tissue!

Khorsandi - FUE Before Photo


Khorsandi - FUE After Photo


The trademarked MAX DENSITY® Hair Transplant Procedure gives you MORE HAIR FOR THE MONEY IN ONE SURGERY, when compared to the typical Las Vegas hair transplant cost of a traditional ‘Pay-By-The-Graft-Surgery’.

With a MAX DENSITY® Hair Transplant Procedure, you will: 1) spend less money and get more hair 2) less time in the surgery chair, 2) you will have less post-operative swelling, 3) you heal more quickly, 4) you will get MAXIMUM DENSITY and a ‘natural looking result’!

MORE HAIR when you compare our Las Vegas hair transplant cost to theirs!!

You get more hair and a better result because of Dr. Khorsandi’s unique harvesting/surgical techniques, and his ‘elite surgical team’. His surgical team has decades of experience and amazing skills when it comes to helping a patient achieve the best possible hair restoration result. Our technicians are passionate about their work!  They meticulously prepare and transplant grafts for maximum hair growth. You will get more hair when comparing our Las Vegas hair transplant cost with our competitors.  Schedule a ‘Free Consultation’ today by calling (702) 994-2133.

LESS SURGERY TIME  because our surgical team has decades of experience! For this reason, our procedures are precise and efficient so you are in and out of surgery in less time!

NATURAL LOOKING RESULTS and your friends, family members and even your stylist won’t believe you’ve had a hair transplant.

INCONSPICUOUS SCAR We challenge you to find the scar following the procedure. Our team takes pride in eliminating as much scar visibility as possible.  An inconspicuous scar is our goal for every hair restoration patient. ______________________________________________________________________________ To learn  more about the trademarked MAX DENSITY® hair restoration rocedure, please go to  For more information call Lee Millard at (888) 923-7497 or (702) 994-2133.

What does a hair transplant cost?



What does a hair transplant cost?

If you are considering a hair transplant to cover your thinning or balding scalp, you’re probably wondering what it will cost. Cost is typically an important part of your decision making process, however it should not totally govern your final decision.

The old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’ is something to consider with hair transplant surgery. If you’re going bald, and you can’t imagine yourself with a shaved head, the cost for a hair transplant may be well worth the money you invest.

This being said, you want the most bang for your buck.  And, the bang for your buck in this scenario is about getting as much density as possible for the money you spend on a hair transplant.

At Advanced Hair Transplants, we offer patients all proven solutions to fix hair loss including FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant), FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and our trademarked MAX DENSITY® hair restoration procedure.  Hair transplant cost is based on the amount of hair that must be moved, and the procedure chosen (FUT, FUE or MAX DENSITY®) for your individual need.

Our Board Certified Hair Restoration surgeons will give you a recommendation with regard to which procedure is best for you. If your hair is short, the FUE procedure may be your best bet, and if it’s longer, you might choose MAX DENSITY®.

The cost of your hair transplant procedure will depend on the type of procedure you choose: FUT, FUE, MAX DENSITY, FACIAL HAIR RESTORATION (Beards, goatees, eyebrows, sideburns, mustaches, etc). Each procedure is unique and has a different price based on factors including the size of the session, number of grafts, time involved, and number of technicians assisting the doctor.

Advanced Hair Transplants offers Complimentary ‘In Person’ Consultations, or you can submit photos for an ‘Online Review’ by one of our Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeons.  To find out your hair transplant cost, please call Lee at (888) 923-7497 or send an email to You can also reach out to Gene at (925) 918-7360 or email him at We look forward to hearing from you!

Charlotte FUE Hair Transplants

If you are searching for Charlotte FUE hair transplants, look no further than Advanced Hair Transplants.  Dr. Bruce Marko, is a ‘Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon” with more than 16 years experience performing all hair transplant procedures including FUE, FUT, and Facial Hair Restoration for beards, goatees, sideburns and eyebrows.  Dr. Marko consults with every patient and decides which procedure is the best for that person.

Charlotte FUE hair transplants are good for some patients, but they are not for everyone.  There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to hair transplants. It is in the best interest of every patient to know the pros and cons of each procedure.  While FUE is a good option for patients who always wear very short hair, it’s not necessarily the best option for someone with longer hair.

FUE donor immediately after surgery and 1 week after surgery.

Charlotte FUE Hair Transplants donor immediately after surgery and 1 week later.

FUE is a minimally invasive procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb both the donor area and the area where the grafts will be transplanted. Unlike the FUT hair transplant procedure, a ‘strip’ of hair is not removed from the donor area. Follicles are removed from the donor area using a 1mm punch (or smaller) and forceps. The individual grafts are placed on ice to insure their survival. Recipient sites are then artistically created by Dr. Marko at specific angles and direction so the hair will grow in a perfect pattern, and the final result will look totally natural.

At Advanced Hair Transplants, Dr. Marko and his certified surgical team perform Charlotte FUE hair transplants for the scalp, eyebrows, and beards.  They also perform FUE transplant surgery on patients who want to camouflauge scars from ‘strip’ surgeries.

FUE hair transplant procedures are very time consuming and typically take many hours longer than FUT (strip) surgeries. FUE hair transplants are also more expensive than FUT procedures.

For more information on Charlotte FUE hair transplants, please call (704) 295-9099 or (888) 923-7497.



Hair Transplant Cost

How much does a hair transplant cost?

GRAFTS - 1,2,3,4

Most doctors will charge you by the graft.  Charging by the graft has been the ‘Gold Standard’ for hair restoration surgery. The problem with charging by the graft is that it can be deceptive because most people don’t know how many hairs are in a graft.  If a doctor says he will transplant 1000 grafts, what does that mean?  Are you getting a thousand 1 hair grafts, a thousand 2 hair grafts or a thousand 3 hair grafts or a thousand multi-follicular unit grafts that will have 6-8 hairs per graft?

If a doctor is honest and ‘doing the right thing’ for the patient, he will transplant the grafts as they grow in their natural state.  In other words, if a graft is 3 hairs, that graft is not cut into three 1 hair grafts and you are not charged three times the amount. If the hair transplant cost is $5 per graft, then a 1 hair graft, 2 hair graft, or 3 hair graft is $5.  Make sense?

At Advanced Hair Transplants, our surgeons give you the maximum amount of hair in one procedure based on your donor density and scalp flexibility. We do not dissect larger grafts into smaller ones and charge you more money like some of the unscrupulous doctors on our industry. Our hair transplant cost is the same as our competitors, however, we give you more hair in one procedure!


We offer the trademarked MAX DENSITY® procedure which gives you more density in one surgery when compared to the typical pay-by-the graft procedure. Our surgeon meticulously measures the donor hair that will be removed. Based on average hair density, a person will have 200 hairs per 1 sq. cm. of hair.  If the doctor removes 30 sq. cm. of hair, it will yield approximately 6000 hairs.  With this procedure, the hair transplant cost is based on the amount of hair moved. A MAX DENSITY® procedure gives you a fair hair transplant cost and a better final result!


Call us at (888) 923-7497 and find out how we do it different! It’s all about the DENSITY!!

(MAX DENSITY® is a trademarked procedure only available at ADVANCED HAIR TRANSPLANTS.) – See more at:

Hair Transplant Las Vegas


Dr. Bruce MarkoSearching for hair transplant Las Vegas?  Dr. Bruce Marko is the Medical Director of Advanced Hair Transplants with a surgical facility in Las Vegas. He is a ‘Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon’ with 16 years experience offering all proven solutions for hair loss which include FUT, FUE and his trademarked MAX DENSITY Hair Transplant Procedure.  MAX DENSITY offers more hair density from one surgery when compared to the typical pay-by-the-graft procedure. In fact, Dr. Marko makes it a point that you should know ‘how much hair’ you are getting rather than ‘how many grafts’. Do you know the difference between grafts and hairs?

Finding an experienced hair transplant Las Vegas surgeon can be a challenge. It can be even more of a challenge to find a surgeon with the passion and dedication you’ll find with Dr. Marko and his team of world class surgeons.

If you are having hair loss issues, it’s time to do something about it. If you are noticing thinning hair, you’ve already lost about 50% of what you had, and it will continue to get worse. Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Marko or a Free Online Hair Loss Review and get the process started.

Dr. Marko’s Hair Transplant Las Vegas facility is located about 10 minutes from the strip in Henderson. If you are traveling from outside the the Las Vegas area, we offer a Travel Allowance to anyone who is making a trip of more than 100 miles to our facility.

If you want more information about hair transplant Las Vegas or the travel allowance we offer , please call Lee at (888) 923-7497 or (702) 994-2133.

You can also visit us at or send an email to