Oral Minoxidil: Efficacy and Safety

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Friday December 8, 2023

Many patients have been inquiring at the Gabel Center in Portland Oregon about changing from topical minoxidil to oral minoxidil to help treat their hair loss.  The use of oral minoxidil has been receiving a lot of attention since the New York Times published the article1, “An Old Medicine Grows New Hair for Pennies a […]

What is The Difference Between Hair Plugs and Hair Transplants?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday April 3, 2023

If you have researched hair restoration, you may have come across the terms “hair plugs” and “hair transplants”. However, what is the difference between these terms, and which technique is best suited for optimal results? Read on to learn more regarding this topic. Hair Transplants Hair transplantation involves moving hair from one area where an […]

How Many Months After a Hair Transplant Do You See Results?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday March 27, 2023

If you have opted to undergo a hair transplant procedure, you may be wondering when you will be able to see the results. Read on to learn more about the hair follicle transplant process, as well as when you expect to see new hair growth.  The Hair Follicle Transplant Process  Hair restoration is a complex […]

How Do I Choose a Hair Transplant Surgeon?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Sunday March 19, 2023

The decision to undergo hair transplant surgery is a personal one, which means that patients are seeking out only the best to ensure they are confident with their results. When seeking a surgeon to perform hair restoration, it is important that you take the time to research credentials and experience. When choosing a hair transplant […]

Dr. Gabel Awarded Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award in 2023: Fifth Year in a Row

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Thursday February 9, 2023
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Congratulations to Dr. Gabel, recipient of the 2023 Top Doctor Award by Castle Connolly. For the fifth year in a row, Dr. Gabel has received this prestigious award for his dedication to providing exceptional care to his Portland Hair Transplant patients. What is the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award? Each year, Castle Connolly compiles a […]

Topical Finasteride – effective, but what about the side effects?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Tuesday January 17, 2023

In a prior blog, I wrote about the efficacy of topical finasteride. More hair restoration patients are interested in topical finasteride because they heard that the risk or rate of side effects is lower compared to oral finasteride. In terms of the efficacy of topical finasteride, Piraccini et al did a very well-done research study […]

Topical Finasteride – is it effective for hair loss?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Tuesday January 3, 2023

Topical finasteride is gaining interest among patients. The oral form of finasteride has been approved by the FDA since 1997 at a dosage of 1 mg daily. Patients feel that it is an easy form of treatment as a daily pill. Additionally, it is probably the most effective drug for hair loss in men. Studies […]

Dr. Gabel Awarded Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Fourth Year Running

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday February 21, 2022
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For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Gabel has been named among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. This prestigious award is granted to a small percentage of physicians in the United States and recognizes those who are at the top of their respective fields in medicine. Patients can put their trust in Dr. Gabel as […]

32-Year-Old Transgender has a 2,213 graft hair transplant

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Wednesday March 11, 2020
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A transgender patient had been affected by severe thinning in the frontal hairline due to pattern loss (Alopecia). She consulted with Dr. Gabel to see what could be done to stop the hair loss and improve her hairline. After examining the patient’s scalp, and donor area, Dr. Gabel recommended the Follicular Unit Transplant procedure (Strip […]

Dr. Gabel awarded 2020 Top Doctor Award

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday February 10, 2020
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Dr. Gabel Awarded 2020 National Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award for the Second Year in a Row Dr. Steven Gabel has been awarded the 2020 National Top Doctor Award from Castle Connolly for Hair Restoration and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was given this award also in 2019. In order to be selected for […]

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