Hair Restoration Blog Dallas

The Young Man Losing Hair: An Update on Current Strategies

Published on July 10, 2013 by

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, […]

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Dr. Sam Lam Reviews the Latest Information on Minoxidil

Published on November 14, 2012 by

Minoxidil, marketed as Rogaine, is one of the mainstays of treatments for hair loss. It is an over-the-counter medication used to treat hair loss that is both safe and effective. Although we do not know exactly the pathway by which it works, it works in synergy with Finasteride (Propecia) and should be considered in combined […]

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Hair Loss Products: Do They Work?

Published on April 16, 2012 by

I just finished a phone consultation with a gentleman from North Carolina that prompted me to write this blog article. He saw a hair clinic chain that sold him a special product that contained minoxidil (Rogaine) along with other vitamins for several hundred dollars. He was also sold a shampoo service for $2000 for which […]

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Finasteride and Minoxidil: Playing a Piano with Two Hands

Published on December 18, 2011 by

Many patients ask me which is better finasteride (Propecia) or minoxidil (Rogaine)? Or, do I have to take both if I am already on one of them? The answer to the first question is that I personally believe that 70% of the results from medical management comes from finasteride so as a single treatment option […]

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Hair Loss After Pregnancy: When and Why

Published on June 26, 2011 by

I have encountered many patients who experience hair loss after pregnancy and wonder what is going on. What happens during pregnancy is that the body is sustained at a high level of estrogen. Estrogen causes the hairs to stay in a prolonged state of anagen, or growth phase. When the estrogen is reduced at the […]

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What Hair Loss Products Actually Work?

Published on March 12, 2011 by

Fortunately, today there are medical solutions to manage male pattern baldness, which if started earlier can afford better results. The Internet is filled with hawkers of miracle cures, but there are only two FDA-approved products, finasteride (marketed as Propecia) and minoxidil (marketed as Rogaine) that have proven efficacy. First, we must understand how we lose […]

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Dr. Sam Lam, Dallas Hair Transplant Surgeon talks about Medical Management for Hair Loss

Published on October 3, 2009 by

Dr. Sam Lam, hair transplant surgeon, talks about the role of Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) for management of hair loss without hair transplant or in combination with surgery. Understanding the risks, benefits, long-term gains, and shortcomings of these medications is an important first step for anyone considering surgical hair restoration with Dr. Lam (or […]

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Understanding Female Hair Loss and Female Hair Replacement Options

Published on September 27, 2009 by

Understanding Female Hair Loss & Female Hair Transplants Before female hair loss can be treated effectively with medication and or surgical hair transplantation, a physician must engage in appropriate dialogue with a woman to determine what causes may be accounting for her hair loss so as to safely rectify or improve her condition. Many starting […]

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