Limited Time – 35% Off NeoGraft Hair Transplant

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Limited Time – 35% Off NeoGraft Hair Transplant

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Before and after NeoGraft hair transplant. Individual results may vary.

For a limited time, we’re offering a NeoGraft Hair Transplant at 35% off!

While summertime appointments last, we’re offering $5.25 / graft instead of the regular price of $8 / graft. Hair consultations with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh are free.

Hair consultations with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh are free, but we do have limited appointments, so give us a call at (650) 327-3232 or email us to reserve your appointment.

Hereditary Hair Loss & The 7 Most Other Common Causes

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Male and female pattern baldness, also known as hereditary hair loss and androgenic alopecia (AGA) is often assumed to be the only cause of hair loss. AGA causes visible signs of loss, thinning areas, and bald patches and affects some people at a very young age.

Such was the case with Dr. Lieberman who began losing hair during his first year of college at Stanford University. Hereditary hair loss impacts about 70% of all men in the United States, as well as tens of thousands of women.

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As two of the leading providers of NeoGraft Hair Restoration, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh were asked to contribute an article to the website, FUE Doctors. They explain hereditary, male / female pattern hair loss, as well as the seven additional reasons why you may be losing your hair.

Read the full article here.

Hair Loss After Chemotherapy – Meet Andrew, Real Patient / Real Story

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Real Patient after NeoGraft Hair Transplant by Drs. Lieberman & Parikh

Hair loss after chemotherapy is normal and usually in two to three months after the last treatment, a patient’s hair regrows exactly the way it was. Occasionally, the new hair will temporarily be different in color and or texture. People who had straight, dark hair before chemo might have wavy, grey hair afterwards.

After chemotherapy, our patient Andrew’s curly hair returned but it didn’t come back nearly as full. His hairline receded dramatically and he lost a lot of fullness at the crown. While permanent, hair loss after chemotherapy is rare, hair follicles can get burned after many years of the strong treatment and sometimes some hair follicles never return to the active phase of growth.

Hair loss after chemotherapy and having thinner hair rocked Andrew’s confidence in a way that he never would have expected, but fortunately he found a solution.

Here is his story.

Beard Transplants In The Bay Area

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Don’t Let Your Beard Make You Feel Weird

Even before Bay Area hipsters in the Mission District made beards, mustaches, sideburns goatees and all other kinds of facial hair well, ‘hip’ again, facial hair has been a sign of manliness, strength and health. So when facial hair never grows in, thins all over or becomes splotchy in areas, it can be a major blow to the self-confidence.

Alopecia Barbae or balding in the beard area is more common that one might think. Thinning or bald patches appear under the chin, on the sides of the neck or cheeks or along the moustache region. And some people who don’t have any bald patches simply want fuller scruff like the Hollywood A-listers Drake, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Jon Hamm to name a few. That’s where beard transplants come in.

How Can I Get A Fuller Beard?

Just like Drs. Lieberman & Parikh restore a person’s head of hair using the NeoGraft hair restoration (FUE), they do a similar procedure for areas of the face. The principal of beard transplants is the same – harvest active hair follicles from one area of the body and transplant them into balding or thinning areas.

Matching a harvest area with a beard transplant area becomes more important than with a head to head transplant because the color and texture of a beard doesn’t always match the color and texture of the hairs on our head. Hair in the occipital area (back of the scalp) is the best area to take active hairs because they have a genetic programming that makes them resistant to hormones and to falling out.

Why I Should See A Board-Certified Hair Transplant Surgeon with a Good Aesthetic Eye?

Another important thing to note about beard transplants is that seeing a board-certified hair transplant specialist with a keen aesthetic eye is even more important when dealing with areas of your face. Facial hair comes in complicated patterns and making the end result look natural is a true art.

  • Beards can re-contour your face. Facial plastic surgeons understand how high or how low to start a beard transplant based on subtle contours of the facial structure.
  • Beard density is often related to ethnicity – Caucasians usually have thicker beards than Asians and black African Americans, although this is not always the case.
  • Take a look at someone with a full beard who hasn’t shaved in a while and you’ll probably notice an uneven border around the cheekbones and neck along with a bunch of stray hairs poking out in random places. Achieving this irregular, haphazard look is key to making a beard transplant look natural.

There’s much more to say about beard transplants, so if you have questions, we have answers. Give us a call at (650) 327-3232 or drop us a line to schedule your free consultation with Drs. Lieberman or Parikh.

 

March Madness – NeoGraft Special!

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March Madness – NeoGraft Special!

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Lieberman & Parikh has a serious case of March Madness with really good deal on hair transplants! Book your NEOGRAFT hair transplant during March and we’ll offer you $5.25 / graft instead of the standard price, $8 / graft. You must book a minimum 1000 grafts and schedule the procedure before May 1, 2017.

Call (650) 327-3232 to reserve your appointment.

Using Your Own Blood To Stimulate Hair Growth – PRP Therapy

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man-1181873_1920Losing your hair can be a stressful and embarrassing process. With society strongly associating a full head of hair with youth and vitality, hair loss can be a very difficult transition, especially if it progresses quickly and unexpectedly. PRP therapy can be a viable alternative to hair transplant surgery, and Drs. David Lieberman and Sachin Parikh are committed to educating patients about the non-surgical options for hair restoration in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.

What Is PRP?

PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, is plasma from the blood that has been enriched with platelets. PRP contains a number of growth factors and small proteins that help stimulate the healing of soft tissue. PRP therapy has been used for years in the fields of orthopedics, dentistry, and dermatology.

PRP therapy for hair restoration involves drawing out a patient’s own blood, processing it down so that a purified version of only the enriched cells (i.e. PRP) is left behind, and injecting this formula into the scalp to stimulate natural hair growth. The use of a patient’s own blood in this form of hair restoration therapy has led to PRP being dubbed the “vampire hair regrowth plan.”

This minimally invasive, non-surgical process of hair restoration can be used on patients suffering from hair loss that may either be premature or early onset, or has occurred due to the aging process. It can be used on patients of any gender – while hair loss or thinning does not commonly result in large patches of baldness in women as it typically does with men, it is much more common than many women might realize or admit.

PRP hair restoration can be a very effective treatment* that works by strengthening existing hair follicles. Part of the issue with thinning hair is that the follicles themselves lose their hair density. While one follicle produces two to three strands of hair on average, follicles in individuals suffering from thinning hair may each produce only a single strand of hair. PRP hair restoration can stimulate the follicles to boost the number of strands each of them grows.

Phases of PRP Therapy

  1. Blood is first withdrawn from the patient, and spun in a centrifuge to separate out all its components. The platelets are collected and stored in order to allow them to multiply. This multiplication process also yields growth factors that will stimulate hair growth in the follicles of the scalp.
  2. The second step involves activating the scalp with a scalp roller to readily receive the growth factors and proteins from the PRP. Sometimes, microneedling may also be used for further activation.
  3. The PRP is then injected into the scalp for the follicles and cells in the scalp to absorb and stimulate hair restoration.

Since there are no additional foreign substances, and the patient’s own genetic material is used, the chances of adverse reactions or rejection in PRP hair restoration is very low.

Find Your Treatment Pathway for Hair Loss

Drs. Lieberman and Parikh note that PRP hair restoration can also be combined with other hair restoration techniques such as microneedling, hair transplant surgery, and medications such as Propecia® and Rogaine® to combat hair loss more effectively.

Depending on the cause of hair loss and the desired treatment goals of the patient, a doctor could also conclude that another hair restoration method may be more appropriate to treat the case. There is no perfect, one-stop cure for hair loss, as the treatment for each is heavily dependent on the cause or causes of hair loss.

Drs. Lieberman and Parikh would be happy to help anyone who wants to learn more about hair loss and hair restoration, and to determine whether PRP and/or other hair restoration treatments may be right for their cause of hair loss.

To schedule a consultation at the Bay Area’s Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration, call (650) 327-3232 or email here.

  • Individual patient results may vary.

Is Your Hair Thinning? Let Us Introduce PRP….

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As we age and go through hormonal shifts, thinning hair happens to everyone, including women. Its unnoticeable at first, but gradually around the temples or crown, hair begins to disappear. Sometimes the center part gets wider and wider or hair just thins all over leaving lush locks suddenly thin and brittle. Women generally don’t get a receding front hairline, like men do, but just because the hair loss isn’t as noticeable, doesn’t mean it doesn’t rock your confidence the same way.

While there’s no way to completely stop your hair loss, some people do have an option for preventing their hair loss by preserving the follicles that remain. Let us introduce Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP.

PRP_011PRP is a high concentration your body’s own plasma. It contains three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood which is why it is so effective at revitalizing cells and stimulating hair growth.

After our R.N. draws a sample of blood, she spins it through a centrifuge which separates the good stuff, the plasma, from the red and white blood cells. PRP is then injected directly into the areas of the scalp where hair is thinning.

In our skincare practice, aesthetician, Colleen Shimamoto, uses platelet rich plasma with micropenning, nicknamed “The Vampire Facial”, to treat textural and pigmentation issues on the face.

Both on the face and on the scalp, the micropen with PRP produces dramatic results.

PRP FAQ

  • Results: Patients usually see considerable hair growth in two to six months after the first treatment. It may take up to six treatments to achieve the desired result.*
  • Good candidates: Women and men who are in the early stages of hair loss. MicroPen with PRP will not regrow hair on people who are already bald.
  • Risks: Because it comes from your own body there are no safety concerns. In fact doctors have been using the revitalizing qualities of PRP to treat a variety of conditions since the early 1970s.
  • Pain: With a topical anesthetic, patients generally feel no pain.
  • Treatment Time:  45 minutes – one hour

If you’re concerned about thinning hair and think MicroPen with PRP might help, don’t wait any longer. The sooner hair loss is addressed, the better we can help restore a fuller, healthy head of hair.

If you’re interested in finding out if MicroPen with PRP can help with your hair loss, give us a call to schedule your free consultation with one of our hair specialists – (650) 327-3232

  • * Individual patient results may vary.

 

What You Need To Know – Planning a NeoGraft Hair Transplant

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Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration - crown of headWhile the NeoGraft system is  a semi automated hair transplant system, it is not a machine that just anyone can use. A lot of thought should go into planning a hair transplant and choosing a board-certified surgeon with a keen aesthetic sense will make the difference between an awkward or very natural end result.

 As you can see in the photo above, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh added a few grafts to the crown of this gentleman’s head as it is the most aggressive place of hair loss. However, the majority of grafts were implanted in the patient’s hairline, temples, frontal and mid-scalp regions. Why? The frontal areas frame the face and establishes a healthy hairline. No one speaks to the back of your head.

Lieberman & Parikh - Areas of frontal scalpFor this particular patient, about 2200 grafts were harvested from the back of his scalp and focused mostly in the frontal scalp, frontal mid scalp, temples and hairline. A few grafts were transplanted around the crown to make it slightly less bare. A hair transplant has it’s highest impact when it is transplanted along the front and sides of the hairline and along the temples.  In a few months, this patient will see considerable hair growth in these areas which will make him look a whole lot younger.

Lieberman & Parikh - hairlineConsidering the hairline may be one of the most artistically challenging and rewarding parts of a hair transplant. Everyone has an irregular hairline and the tell-tale sign of a poor transplant (and improper planning) is a straight line around the forehead. The hairline is like a coastline – it’s always jagged near the shore but as you go deeper into the ocean, or further back on your head, everything becomes more uniform. Drs. Lieberman & Parikh take many factors into account and go to great lengths to design a hairline that naturally frames a person’s face in an irregularly, regular and natural-looking pattern.

js-hair-1With proper planning and execution, nobody should be able to tell that you had a hair transplant. You may not end up with a full head of hair like you did at age 12, but like this patient, the hair growth can be considerable and your appearance transformed.

If you think you might be a good candidate for a NeoGraft hair transplant, call to schedule a free consultation with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh – (650) 327-3232

Eight Common Causes of Hair Loss

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2weeksafterneograftjourneyMale-pattern baldness may be the most talked about and dreaded cause of hair loss, but there are many other reasons why you may be losing your hair (we won’t even get into toddlers and teenagers). Bay Area hair experts Dr. David Lieberman and Dr. Sachin Parikh regularly see patients who suffer from hair loss due to a variety of other causes which is why we emphasize the importance of first figuring out the root of the problem, and only then talking about possible solutions.

Of course, the most complained about cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness, also known as hereditary hair loss and androgenic alopecia. It frequently causes visible signs of loss and impacts about 70 percent of all men in the United States, as well as tens of thousands of women. Here is more information on that condition, as well as seven more to watch for if you’re wondering what is causing your hair loss.

  • androgenic alopecia: This cause is typically identified by its predictable pattern of progression. In men, loss appears as a receding hairline and a bare patch on the back of the head. Women typically experience increasing overall thinning. A hair transplant that gathers healthy grafts from loss-resistant areas of the scalp and fills in areas where too much skin is showing is a common and effective method for combatting this problem.
  • natural, daily loss: Often overlooked as a cause of hair loss, the natural life cycle of a hair ultimately involves each hair falling out at some point to make way for new growth. While the rate of replacement is nowhere near fast enough to account for thinning, it can cause stray strands to appear on pillows, in combs and hairbrushes, in shower drains, and elsewhere. If this is found to be the case, no treatment is recommended or needed.
  • hormonal imbalances: Major fluctuations in body chemistry can trigger hair loss, and many of them have to do with significant life events, such as getting pregnant, giving birth, or entering menopause. While those are all women-focused hormone shifts, men go through a transition known as andropause. Fortunately, a shift may be due to something as simple as diet. Unfortunately, testosterone, estrogen, and other chemicals may be off-kilter due to any of a variety of medical conditions, including thyroid problems.
  • medical conditions: Autoimmune diseases like lupus can account for hair loss, making a medical diagnosis particularly important in many cases. Most hair-loss-causing health conditions, such as diabetes, also have other symptoms, so a doctor should consider the patient as a whole when determining the cause of loss.
  • infections: Ringworm—a fungal infection that doesn’t actually involve worms—can cause hair to fall out if it develops on the scalp, and it’s not the only skin condition that can lead to bald patches. In the case of infections, no hair transplant is needed. A good antibiotic will do the trick.
  • injuries: Anything that damages the skin can temporarily or permanently damage a follicle’s ability to produce hair. Burns, cuts, and scrapes can remove hair and prevent its replacement from growing, and resulting scar tissue can also be an impediment to new growth.
  • medications: Chemotherapy is the most obvious example of this problem, possibly sitting as the second-most discussed (and feared) reason for hair to fall out. As with many other points on this list, no hair transplant or similar procedures are required to restore a full head of hair. Natural growth typically resumes after the treatments resolve, whether they’re regular doses of chemicals to fight cancer or herbal remedies intended to help with pain.
  • traction alopecia: Men who have hair long enough to put into a ponytail or wear a similarly pulled-back style may lose hair to the act of gathering the hair together and tugging it tight into a band.

If you have questions about your hair loss, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh would happy to discuss them with you. Set up an appointment by calling (650) 327-3232 or emailing.

What Happens After The Hair Transplant?

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day-of-5-days-afterIt’s true that a NeoGraft Hair Transplant with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh will solve your hair loss woes and restore your confidence in the long-term. But, what happens immediately after the hair transplant when insecure feelings about thinning hair only intensify when people realize you had a cosmetic procedure to cover it up? Or maybe you just don’t want to answer questions about such a personal issue.

The first thing to know is that most people return to their normal activities in about three days – photo above shows a patient immediately after surgery and five days post-op.

If you would feel comfortable with a few additional concealing tactics in your back pocket, here are some to consider:

LOOSE FITTING HATS

For the first 24-hours after transplant, you will wear bandages around your head to keep the donor area clean so the follicles start to heal. The second day, the bandages won’t be necessary and you can wear a loose-fitting hat or cap. Toupee, anyone? 

STRATEGIC HAIRCUT

female-6m-hair-up-1Hiding the donor area with a strategic haircut is another way to go. If you already have short hair, consider shaving the back one week prior to the procedure but fade the hair upwards so it’s still longish on the top. After the procedure, the harvested area and redness will be concealed with the short hair regrowing in the back and the longer hair in the front can be combed forward to hide recently implanted grafts.  

If your hair is long, you will most likely be able to hide both the shaved area and the transplant area with other layers of hair and / or styling.

POST-OP SELF CARE

The day after FUE, some redness and scabbing will occur and many patients report that this is the harder part to conceal.

As the site begins to heal, scabs will form around the implanted grafts. The scabs will itch and become hard and crusted over if not washed off frequently. Keeping the scalp moist after surgery will prevent this from happening. Once scabs have formed, day1neograftjourney-500x225they are much harder to get rid of because scrubbing them will also dislodge the grafts. If scabs do form, you’ll have to wait 10 days for the grafts to become permanent before removing the scabs.

If you’ve had a hair transplant, how was your post-op experience? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

To schedule your hair transplant consult with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh, please call our office at (650) 327-3232 or drop us a note here.