Scarless Procedure?

Q: I recently saw an ad about a scarless hair transplant.  Is this true, and if so, why don’t you hear about more people opting for this procedure?
A:  The procedure you’re referring to is called FUE (follicular unit extraction) in which hair follicles are extracted from the scalp one at a time.  At the Anderson Hair Sciences Center, we use the ARTAS® system robot to extract the follicles, versus the Neograft (a hand-held extraction tool) used in many other practices.  Read more >

What Do Hair & Honeybees Have In Common?

Could honeybees hold the key to reversing hair loss?
A new study by Japanese researchers reveals fascinating results in hair regrowth in mice from a substance called propolis, found in honeybee hives.  Because propolis contains anti-inflammatory compounds, researchers expect it could help treat balding conditions, although further testing is needed to see if the beehive material affects human hair follicles.Read more >

Why Do Guys Lose Their Hair?

Did you know Male Pattern Baldness is the most common reason 98% of guys lose their hair, and that it affects up to 50% of men at some point in their lifetime? Watch this quick and informative video by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery about hair loss in men.Read more >

A Great Doctor-Patient Relationship Matters.

Do you remember the last time you went into a doctor’s office for something other than a personal check-up- maybe a potential life-changing procedure- and came out feeling like you were just another number? Many of you might be fortunate enough not to have had this bitter taste in your mouth, but those of you who can relate may want to re-think your next physician’s office visit.Read more >

The First & Only Robotic Hair Transplant System

The ARTAS® Robotic System brings a new level of precision to hair transplantation.

More than 35 million men in the United States experience hair loss, and until recently, their options for hair restoration surgery included concern with an unnatural-looking outcome, pain, and a visible linear scar across the back of the head. The ARTAS® Robotic System is the first and only system to offer a minimally invasive robotic outpatient hair transplant procedure.Read more >

FUE: Advanced Hair Restoration

While Dr. Anderson was the Restoration Surgery Specialist for EMORY Healthcare in Atlanta in 2010, CBS did a special on his practice at EMORY, featuring a technique of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Dr. Anderson has been performing FUE procedures since 2003, and is the first in the USA to perform a full hair restoration using the technique.Read more >

Negative Effects After Quitting Minoxidil?

Patient: Are there any negative effects if I quit minoxidil 2% after only 2 months (once a day) of use?
Dr. Anderson: It would be a better idea if instead of stopping cold turkey, I suggest you “taper” off the medication. This week, use it 6 days a week. Next week use it 5. The following week use it 4 times and so on.Read more >

30 year-old woman with rapid hair loss

Patient: I am a 30 year old woman, and my hair is rapidly falling out. Help! What should I do?
Dr. Anderson: Hair loss that is rapid in nature may be a symptom of some other medical condition, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, and hormonal disorders. It is important to see a hair loss specialist for this issue, not a general dermatologist who may not deal with hair loss that often, and who may not know all the very specific screening blood tests, as there are quite a few, many of them are tests of specific hormones, and are definitely not included in routing blood tests.Read more >

Is Hair Loss a Common Side Effect After Neograft?

Hair Loss Is Not Uncommon After ANY Hair Transplant.
The NeoGraft machine performs a type of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Like any hair restoration procedure, telogen effluvium, or “shock loss” is not uncommon. It tends to happen more in men in their 20’s and in female patients. It can sometimes be related to the surgical technique used to create the sites in the recipient area, and can also be related to the amount of steroids the treating physician used in the fluids injected into the scalp during the procedure.Read more >

Is NeoGraft The Best Hair Transplant Method?

Experience of Your Surgeon is MUCH More Important Than Any Method or Machine Used.
NeoGraft was introduced about 5 years ago, and is simply a machine that a physician (or, more likely, a technician) uses to perform the follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure.  It is more or less a motorized, hand-held circular punch, attached to suction. Read more >