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Dr. Sam Lam is pleased to report that he has been selected to be a member of the international faculty at the Iranian International Congress of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, an international conference that is scheduled to be held at the Razi Convention Center in Tehran, Iran during the month of October. The Iranian more »

In a previous video featured on YouTube and on this Web site, I discussed the dangers of performing hair transplants in men who are too young.  Age is a relative thing and it depends on how much baldness one has, how fast that hair loss is, what kind of hair quality (density, thickness, color, curliness, more »

I have been asked to co-chair the basics course at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery this year, which will be the first time doing so.  I did teach there last year and gave a lecture on recipient-site anesthesia and tumescence.  I have been really excited about actually chairing it this year, which gives more »

There is perhaps not a day or maybe week that goes by without my thinking of how to perform more beautiful artwork for the head.  Is it all just the same thing?  I certainly do not think so.  I have worked on constantly refining my thinking of how to create better results.  Recipient sites, the more »

Does Adding Acell to PRP Really Matter?

June 13th, 2013 by Dr. Lam

The “magic sauce” that I talked about in my previous blog involved platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Acell.  The question though is whether adding Acell, a porcine bladder matrix, does anything?  I know many physicians who only use PRP and think Acell is redundant.  Having now done several cases with Acell, I would beg to more »

I just got back from running my course in Atlanta on hair restoration that involved a new hands-on component.  I look at it as a mini-St. Louis Course, the main course that I run each year that is a very extensive hands-on course.  This is my second year running the Atlanta meeting and I am more »

Bimatoprost (Latisse) for Hair Loss

May 22nd, 2013 by Dr. Lam

I try my best to keep up with the latest and greatest in the world of hair restoration.  As many of the ladies know Latisse by Allergan Inc., the makers of Botox, has been a runaway success for extending eyelashes and making them thicker and longer.  Bimatoprost, the generic name for Latisse, is a prostaglandin more »

I cannot believe that this will be the fifth year that Emina and I will be running our St. Louis Hair Transplant 360 Workshop, which has grown, matured, and evolved.  The cornerstone of the workshop has always been excellent didactics and extensive hands-on training using cadaver tissues and models.  Emina has come up with some really more »

As many of you know Emina and I each wrote texbooks, Hair Transplant 360, volumes 1 and 2, respectively, a few years ago.  Attending so many major meetings, I realized that even though our books are still highly relevant I needed a new volume that would reflect the multi-author, international perspective along with featuring the more »

As many of my patients know, I truly believe that prior to October 2011, we were in the Dark Ages of Hair Restoration.  Of course, we always performed great work at the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration.  However, we did not have the “magic sauce”, a term I affectionately refer to PRP, or platelet rich more »