Surgical Restoration for Straight or Curly Hair

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Friday November 9, 2018

Surgical Restoration for Straight Hair Certain hair characteristics will shape the surgical treatment options best suited for a particular patient. People with straight hair are generally considered better candidates for FUE graft harvesting than curly haired patients. Harvesting the individual follicles from patients with straight hair is much less labor intensive when compared to patients […]

Post-Operative Care of Your Hair Transplant

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Friday October 26, 2018

Post-Operative Care of Your Hair Transplant For our patients who had a hair restoration in our Portland, Oregon practice, the postoperative care is vital for optimal results. In fact, even though the actual hair transplant lasts 8 to 12 hours, the postoperative care and instructions last for a few weeks. The most critical time in […]

How Do I Calculate How Many Grafts I’ll Need?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Wednesday September 12, 2018

Calculating Your Hair Grafts The amount of hair needed to create a cosmetically impactful hair restoration is an art as much as a science. It requires the aesthetically trained and experienced eye of a hair transplantation surgeon to evaluate each patient based upon their goals, their treatment plan, personal physiology, age, and a variety of […]

Addressing A Depleted Donor Hair Supply

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday August 13, 2018

One of the most important factors in evaluating a hair transplant candidate is the availability of their donor supply. If the available donor area has been depleted by past procedures or by physiological factors, it may restrict what a hair restoration surgeon can address in the future. It’s vital that responsible techniques are used to […]

A Few Facts About Hair Loss

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Friday August 3, 2018

How Many Men Suffer from Significant Hair Loss? The American Hair Loss Association has observed that approximately two-thirds of men will notice some degree of thinning or baldness by the age of 35. By the age of 50, however, approximately 85 percent of men will have significantly thinner hair or baldness.   Hair Loss Can […]

The Psychological Impact of Hair Loss

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Thursday July 19, 2018

It is estimated that 55 million people in the United States suffer from hair loss. Given its societal importance, the psychological impact of hair loss is often a negative emotional response that is hindering to a person’s self esteem and personal well being, particularly in younger hair loss sufferers. Studies indicate that men and women […]

Body Hair Transplants

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Thursday July 5, 2018

At the Gabel Center, we strive to accommodate and assess every hair loss patient in a holistic and customized manner. For patients with extensive baldness that exceeds their donor area’s ability to safely provide grafts for transplantation, alternative sources of donor hair can be found and evaluated throughout the body. Harvesting body hair allows surgeons […]

Why Should A Surgeon Specialize In Both FUE And FUT?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Tuesday June 26, 2018

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) are both procedures at a skilled surgeon’s disposal for hair restoration. The preference about when to call upon which method is based upon the mutual discretion of the patient and physician. The variation in the techniques used to harvest donor grafts between the two methods can […]

Avoiding Sun Exposure After a Transplant

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Friday June 15, 2018

An experienced surgeon can minimize risks to a hair transplant’s successful outcome, but the best way to ensure optimal protection for hair grafts is to follow all post-operative instructions closely. Among the most crucial is avoiding sun exposure for several months after undergoing hair transplant surgery. After the trauma of surgery, the scalp requires ample […]

What is Topical Finasteride?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday May 21, 2018

Dr. Gabel strives to seek holistic solutions for hair loss patients and incorporates both surgical and non-surgical treatment plans into his practice. No two patients are ever completely identical and every individual must be evaluated on a case by case basis. Dr. Gabel is always careful to evaluate the efficacy of treatment options as they […]

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