Finasteride (Propecia): Important Information to Understand

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Wednesday October 19, 2016

Dr. Steven Gabel offers his patients many treatment options for hair restoration and strives to stay on the cutting edge of modern medicine. Finasteride is an important medication to learn about. One of the most common medications for treating male pattern baldness is the use of the medication finasteride, known better by the brand names […]

The Hair Follicle Anatomy

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Saturday October 15, 2016

The hair follicle is an organ of the body, and as simple as it looks, is quite complex.  The body at birth has about 5 million hairs.  The adult scalp has on average 100,000 to 125,000 hairs. There are several types of hairs throughout the body including terminal hairs and vellus hairs. This will be […]

Learn About Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Saturday October 8, 2016

Dr. Steven Gabel offers his patients a wide array of hair restoration treatment options and strives to stay on the cutting edge of modern medicine while doing so. One of the most sought after surgeries in the field is follicular unit excision (FUE, formerly Extraction), which can cosmetically benefit many patients suffering from hair loss […]

Frontal Hair Transplant of 40-Year-Old Male

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Monday December 28, 2015

This patient is a 40-year-old male who had a hair transplant with 2548 grafts over 2.5 years ago. He had been slowly losing hair in the frontal area of his scalp hence desired to have hair transplanted there. Dr. Gabel performed a frontal hair transplant of 2548 ultra-refined follicular unit grafts into this region of […]

Hair Transplant Growth Timeline

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Sunday December 28, 2014

Day 0:  Day of hair transplant. Days 1 – 5:  The first 2 weeks following a hair transplant are the most critical.  Dr. Gabel provides his patients with detailed instruction booklets on exactly how to care for the newly transplanted grafts.  During the first 5 days, patients will experience swelling of the forehead and at […]

Watch a Patient’s Real-Time Growth after 3439 Grafts

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Saturday November 8, 2014

Day of hair Transplant I am presenting this patient who had surgery on September 3, 2014, and will display her results every month on this thread to document the progression of growth in hair restoration surgery. This patient had 3439 grafts placed in the frontal hairline and temples to augment and bring down her hairline. She […]

What is Propecia?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Saturday October 18, 2014

Propecia is the trade name for the medication finasteride. It is an oral medication manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals and is supplied as a 1 mg tablet (Proscar is manufactured as a 5 mg tablet for the treatment of prostate hypertrophy). The daily dosage is 1 mg a day. Finasteride acts by blocking the conversion of […]

Hair Cycle – is it normal to lose hair daily?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Sunday October 12, 2014

During the hair cycle, it is normal for adult men and women to shed about 50 -100 hairs a day.  If one is shedding significantly more hair then that in a single day, you may want to consult your physician and find if there is a cause. The reason we shed The main reason for […]

What is a graft?

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Sunday August 17, 2014

A graft simply refers to a follicular unit, which may be a 1-hair, 2-hair, 3-hair, 4-hair, or even a 5-hair follicular unit graft. When hair transplants are performed, the single hair grafts (or follicular units) are inserted into the frontal hairline. Just behind the hairline, the 2-hair follicular unit grafts are placed to add density […]

Follicular Units

Posted by Dr. Gabel on Saturday August 16, 2014

Follicular units are naturally occurring groupings of hairs. They are sometimes referred to as “grafts“. When hairs are examined using a high powered microscope, hairs exit the scalp and skin in “families” of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 hairs bundled together. These usually exit the skin at one central location and then fan out […]

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