We’re halfway through 2018 and world of hair restoration has already made impressive strides in the advancing of new technologies, hair growth research, and so much more. From the rise of hair transplant robotics, to promising new hair growth ventures, the Limmer HTC team is excited to share the newest trends with our patients, colleagues, and friends.
It’s easy to see how a great hair transplant can boost self-confidence and style by reinvigorating bald heads worldwide. However, did you know that studies have shown FUE hair transplants may also relieve, and perhaps even cure those dreaded migraines?
As the years go by, robots are becoming more commonplace in medical procedures.
Why is this?
Robots can perform delicate procedures with precision that is unmatched by human hands. Robots also don’t get tired during surgical procedures that can take several hours.
It’s only natural that the ARTAS robot has made its way into hair transplant centers across America, but how does it stack up to the other methods of hair transplants?
Today we’re going to look at the ARTAS robot and how it stacks up to the hand-held NeoGraft device commonly used for hair transplants today.
In order get a better understanding of what is involved in a hair transplant procedure, we’re going to briefly look at the two methods that are currently being used for hair transplants: FUE and the Strip method.
In Celebration of National Hair Loss Awareness: Stepping Back Through the History of Hair Transplantation
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month
August 2017 might be “history,” but at Limmer HTC, it’s never too late to celebrate National Hair Loss Awareness month. This week, we’re stepping back through the history of hair transplantation and restoration. We couldn’t be prouder that our founder, Dr. Bobby L. Limmer (pictured above, center), played a pioneering role in the story of modern hair transplantation techniques.
Taking Action Against Pattern Hair Loss
At the first sign of thinning or after years of dealing with baldness, many men take to the internet to research restoration options.
First, visit your dermatologist (a better option than your PCP for hair loss), to find out if the problem is rooted in genetics or something else. Your next step is a hair restoration specialist.
With this week’s hair blog, we report on yet another accidental discovery recently made in the world of hair loss research. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have discovered that a specialized type of immune cell normally associated with inflammation also plays a vital role in stimulating stem cells within the skin to promote hair-follicle regrowth.
Eyebrow hair loss can occur for many reasons – age, over plucking, thyroid disease, or even trauma. But when it comes to losing your eyebrow hair, there are a number of things you can do to help make it less noticeable. You can leave it as is and let nature run its course; you can fill your brows in with makeup; or you can opt for a more long-term fix.
In this article, we’ll explore two of the most common, longer-lasting options–eyebrow transplants and microblading.
Xeljanz for Male Pattern Baldness & Alopecia Areata?
Researchers have recently discovered that Xeljanz, a popular drug used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis, could help with hair loss in a way that’s never been seen. This revelation comes from a recent study conducted at Stanford, Yale and Columbia. Patients suffering from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that leads to hair loss, were prescribed Xeljanz in pill form, resulting in positive hair growth.
So what about using Xeljanz for male pattern baldness?
Many people get confused between hair plugs and hair transplants, when in fact, hair plugs are a type of hair transplant. Don’t worry if you didn’t know that before. Medical terminology can be somewhat confusing.
Today, hair plugs are considered a seriously outdated type of hair transplant. Even so, for several decades they were the gold standard of hair transplantation. Let’s take a look at the difference between hair plugs and hair transplants now so that you get a better understanding of why modern hair transplants are better.