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Why Follicular Unit Extraction Might Be Your Answer for Your Bald Spots Jun 1st, 2022

You wake up. You get dressed. You comb your hair and see — bald spots. Does this create negative feelings about your appearance? Believe it or not, these negative feelings can carry through your whole day. You might feel embarrassed when you have to speak in front of people, causing...

Can Alopecia be Treated? May 1st, 2022

It might have started slow — with a few strands of hair falling out here and there. Then you might have noticed small clumps of hair in the drain while you shower. Before you know it, you had balding spots on the crown of your head and at your temples....

Understanding Your Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss Apr 1st, 2022

Are you bothered by your hair loss? Bald patches or thinning hair is a big concern for aging women and men around the world. While hair transplants are a good option for some, not everyone is willing to undergo surgery. Medical treatments are a safe, noninvasive way to get a...

How a Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Works for Hair Restoration Mar 1st, 2022

Do you look at old pictures and reminisce about having a full head of hair? While losing hair generally doesn’t cause health concerns, it can take a toll on your mental health. If you want to restore your hair and replenish your self-confidence, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a great...

Can Propecia® Reduce My Baldness? Feb 1st, 2022

We often take our hair for granted until we realize we’re losing it. Of males, 50% will experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. Does your hair loss make you look older than you feel? While some surgeries and treatments can help baldness, most are...

5 Benefits of the Laser Cap Jan 10th, 2022

You live a busy life. Between work, your family, social life, hobbies, and more, it can be hard to find time to relax. You might feel like you’re in the spotlight 24/7 and you want to look your best. If you’re like the majority of aging men, you’re probably experiencing...

Learn the Advantages of a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Dec 8th, 2021

Once you start losing your hair, it’s hard to shake it off. Not only does losing your hair remind you that you’re getting older, but it also plummets your self-esteem. If you’re terrified of being bald, you might have considered getting a hair transplant. There are two main options to...

When to Consider Hair Restoration Nov 9th, 2021

Your face is the first feature people notice about you. Located nearby is your hair, which frames your face and becomes a strong part of your identity. But as you get older, balding and thinning hair can become quite a concern. Are you bothered by bald patches and a receding...

PRP: The All-Natural Solution to Hair Loss Oct 10th, 2021

Bald patches. Thinning crown. Receding hairline. Are you part of the 50 million men and 30 million women who’ve experienced hair loss? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe and natural way that uses your body’s natural healing properties to stimulate hair growth. You probably took your full head of hair...

Regain Your Youthful Appearance with a Hair Transplant Sep 21st, 2021

With advances in treatment options, you no longer need to hide your receding hairline or balding head under a hat or a comb-over. A hair transplant uses your own hair to re-create your natural hairline and restore a fuller head of hair.  At Hair Doc in San Francisco, California, our...

Dr. Panagotacos Receives The ITMP Outstanding Contribution Award 2017 Jul 13th, 2018

For over 50 lectures, courses and seminars given at International meetings in the past 35 years. Countries taught since 1980: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and USA. Mentor & Host: Indonesia, Greece, Russia, Vietnam.

Why Is There A 4-6 Month Wait For New Hair Growth? Oct 18th, 2015

There is a 4-6 month wait before new hair grows after hair transplants or pharmaceutical treatment for hair loss. This is because the hair follicles have to shift from a resting stage to a growing stage. The new hairs also have to grow out long enough so that they are...

Should I Be Concerned About Reported Sexual Side Effects Of Using Finasteride (Propecia©)? Oct 18th, 2015

On April 29th, 2011, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery published findings regarding the use of finasteride (Propecia©) and claims of persistent sexual side effects from a number of younger men. This report states in no uncertain terms that: “there is no evidence-based data substantiating the link between finasteride...

Urgent: Consumer Alert 9-24-2014 Sep 24th, 2014

Seeking Hair Restoration Surgery? Be sure that a properly trained licensed physician or properly trained licensed allied health professional practicing within the scope of his or her license is responsible for your treatment. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is concerned about the growing risk to patients of unlicensed...

ISHRS Task Force Statement On Finasteride Side Effects Apr 29th, 2011

On April 29th, 2011, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery published findings regarding the use of finasteride (Propecia©) and claims of persistent sexual side effects from a number of younger men. This report states in no uncertain terms that: “there is no evidence-based data substantiating the link between finasteride...