Now Offering Complimentary Hair Styling With Hair Transplant

Now Offering Complimentary Hair Styling With Hair Transplant

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At Lieberman & Parikh Center For Hair Restoration, our goal is to help you look and feel your very best which is why we offer integrated services that produce complete results.

We’ve recently teamed up with the fine folks at 18 I 8 Fine Men’s Salon to provide complimentary hair styling and haircuts to all patients who get a NeoGraft hair transplant.

Men and women who have experienced hair loss can feel overwhelmed when new hair starts growing in their hairline and other areas of the head that they have been trying to hide for so long. Getting professional hair styling advice can be a huge hand-up in the transformation process.

Pre-Transplant Hair Cut Or Shave

When you schedule your hair transplant, our patient care coordinator will explain the entire hair restoration process which begins with a pre-transplant cut or shave.

This first complimentary hair session will be a day or two before your scheduled hair transplant, and depending on your current hair style, you will get either a #1 or #2 shave in the back and a customized style in the front.

The reason for the close shave in the back is that a short cut makes it more efficient for our providers to extract hair follicles in a pattern that is least disruptive to your overall appearance.

Post-Transplant Complimentary Hair Styling and Hair Cut

If you want to know what happens immediately after your hair transplant, check out this article which explains what do with your hair in the days immediately after your transplant.

In 3 to 6 months after your transplant, you will start noticing a considerable amount of new hair growth and may need some hair styling support.

At this time, our patient care coordinator will help you schedule your second complimentary hair styling session and hair cut with an experienced 18I8 hair stylist. At this appointment, your stylist will give you a new hair cut that integrates the new hair and give you styling tips for when even more hair grows in.

 If you’d like more information on complimentary hair styling before and after your hair transplant, please call our Palo Alto or San Jose office at (650) 327-3232 or send us a quick email.

Drs. Lieberman & Parikh Featured in WIRED Magazine

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Known for staying ahead of the curve when it comes to rejuvenation trends, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh were interviewed in March 2018 by Lauren Murrow  of WIRED Magazine about the latest technologies men are using to appear younger.

In addition to Botox injections, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh highlighted the recent increase in men requesting hair transplants and getting Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to combat hair loss and thus appear younger.

 

Read the full article at Wired.com

Am I A Good Candidate For A Hair Transplant?

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Chances are, if you’re visiting our website dedicated entirely to hair loss and hair restoration, you’ve probably experienced some of the devastating effects that hair loss can have on a person – a loss of confidence, being treated unfairly because of the way you look or simply not feeling like yourself.

If this is the case, it is absolutely appropriate to schedule a consultation with a hair loss specialist like Drs. Lieberman & Parikh, to see if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant. And, if not, what other procedures and hair-growth options could be available to you.

Have You Considered Nonsurgical Options?

At Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration, we make sure our patients are aware of all nonsurgical options available. Topical products such as Finasteride and Minoxidil, along with nutraceutical supplements and PRP therapy can provide robust results for some patients. Because of the efficacy of the nonsurgical hair growth products, we usually recommend them to our patients who go forward with a hair transplant.

Must Be Voting Age But Not Already Bald

Age and the stage of hair loss are the next most important factors physicians consider when assessing potential hair transplant patients. Before a person reaches 18 years old, it is very hard to know if their hair pattern has fully developed or if they have immature hair loss that will eventually grow in. A hair transplant could cause awkward hair patterns as their growth matures.

On the flip side, if a person’s hair loss has progressed so far that they are bald or almost bald, the patient probably does not have enough donor hair to harvest for an effective hair transplant. This is the case with Dr. Lieberman who lost all of his hair before the latest hair restoration techniques, including NeoGraft, were invented. When a man has progressed to Class 6 on the Norwood Scale or a woman to Class 3 on the Ludwig scale, it is probably too late for a hair transplant.

Men and women over the age of 30, who have experienced thinning hair or pattern baldness for about five years, tend to be the best hair transplant patients. By this age, if they are not already bald, the loss pattern has been established and a specialist can harvest enough grafts to provide a long-lasting and natural-looking transplant.

Is Your Hair Healthy Enough for A Hair Transplant?

Since a hair transplant involves harvesting hair from existing hair follicles, it is important to look at the health and density of a patient’s existing hair. The best person for a hair transplant procedure has a lot of thick hair in the occipital area with patches of thinning on the crown or hairline.

When the hair loss is consistent across the entire scalp, as is the case with patients who have Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA), the patient won’t have enough hair density in the donor area to warrant a transplant. A hair transplant procedure could be potentially dangerous and will definitely be a waste of time and money.

Similarly, if a person has very fine, straight hair, the appearance of baldness will be more difficult to conceal. Thick hair, especially thick, curly hair, provides better blockage and doesn’t require as many grafts to conceal thinning areas.

Are Your Expectations Realistic?

Finally, having a realistic expectation about how much density you can expect from one hair transplant is key. Every person has a finite amount of donor hair and only so many of these follicles can be safely harvested for transplantation. In addition, the hair loss pattern in the recipient area will also dictate how much coverage the donor follicles can provide.

Hopefully, your hair loss specialist will use a simulation tool to show you exactly how he or she will use your existing hair follicles to mask areas of the scalp. But remember these are just tools and while highly-advanced, they cannot be fully relied upon to show an accurate portrayal of the expected result.

Your best bet is to find out if you are a good candidate for a hair restoration procedure, is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified hair specialist.

At our practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, we offer free consultations to men and women interested in learning more about hair loss options.

Disclaimer: The content within this site is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or specific medical advice. The products and claims made about specific products and treatments through this article have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult with a NeoGraft Certified Physician or other healthcare professionals regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis.

How To Stop Hair Thinning Non-Surgically

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Drs. Lieberman and Parikh NeoGraft’s September Spotlight

We see a lot of men and women in our practice who want to know all of the options for how to stop hair thinning non-surgically. While there are many nonsurgical hair replacement options on the market, only a few of them are FDA-approved and effective.

In our practice, we’ve found the best nonsurgical treatment for hair thinning is a combination of multiple nonsurgical treatments, carefully customize for each patient. Check out our article on nonsurgical options for hair thinning on the NeoGraft website. And if you have any questions about finding a multi-pronged approach to your hair thinning, we’d be happy to give your personalized advise.

Schedule your hair thinning consultation with Drs. Lieberman and Parikh by calling our practice at (650) 327-3232 or send us an email.

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.

FUE Doctors

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.