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Every Poker Player has a Tell

A few years back the World Series of Poker had thousands of players waiting in line to get in the week long tournament and the buy in was $10,000.  Online Poker was a huge rage where people could sit in their pajamas and play poker with people from all over the world.  If you were good and lucky you could win a fortune, by the same token, people were also losing fortunes which was one of the reasons why the government decided that Online gambling should be and became illegal. As fun as it was, even the Online experts found when they sat in a real game nothing compared to the face to face play where you could really size up your opponent.

When it comes to hair loss who is the real opponent

By now I’m sure you are wondering what does poker have to do with hair loss, after all, you are on a hair loss site reading this blog.  Well there are two similarities to poker and thinning hair, one is “The Tell”.  The tell is a sign where your opponent does something that shows you that they have a strong or weak hand, for example he can tap his finger or chew his thumb nail or even rub his temple…all these and many more tip off a good player when the person on the other side of the table does this consistently, which exposes a strength or usually a weakness.

The cover up tell

In Hair Loss, if you see a fellow in an area like a bar or airport or really anywhere inside wearing a baseball cap, it is usually a tell that he is covering his head because he doesn’t like how his hair, or lack of it, looks.  This is the cover up tell, and you can bet it is almost always right.  The other similarity is that there are certain hands that have a better chance of winning than other hands.  Every combination of cards have different odds or percentages to be able to win.  The same concept is applicable to different techniques for fixing hair loss.

To win make sure the odds are in your favor

There are all kinds of different ways and claims to make your hair grow.  Most shampoos and conditioners may help your hair look better, but there is no shampoo that will make your follicle stronger and make your hair grow.  Minoxodil, better known as Rogaine has been on the market for men and women for years, and yet almost every patient we see has tried it and failed.  Even if it worked the odds hair it didn’t work enough to give you long strong growing hair that gives you coverage and you can style.  Then there are low level lasers, but only 2 or 3 have FDA approval which means the company that owns them has gone through great efforts and expense to do studies to prove that their equipment works to grow and/or retain your hair.  Retaining your existing hair is a better chance than really growing back the hair you have lost.  Propecia is the same story as the low level laser.  This is a pill that has been around for around a decade and for every person who has tried it I would venture a guess there are at least 2 who tried and quit versus 1 who tried and stayed and felt they got some kind of result, even if it is just retaining what they have.

Only one way to have a winning hand every time

Hair Restoration which is done with two techniques now is a sure bet.  We do the Strip technique and the FUE technique. Both work fabulously taking the follicles out and with the right Dr. and veteran techs putting them in is the real artistic finale to having your own natural growing hair again flowing on your head for the rest of your life.  The technology has never been better, the post-op recovery is quick and easy, the cost has never been lower, and the result is spectacular.  So just like poker if you want to win the game, know the odds and use your head …for you hair loss.

Hair Restoration is always a Winning Hand

You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

A few months ago a gentleman came in for a consult and as he walked through the door I was shock by his overall appearance.  He was dragging his left foot and had his left hand in his pocket. He literally had no teeth and was wearing what I have to call a huge pimp hat. The first thing that came out of his mouth was so slurred that I had trouble understanding anything he said. He said something about how my staff has to learn to speak slower on the phone especially when they hear someone is having problems communicating with them.  Actually the gentleman was giving me advice about how to improve my staff and my business, which I later passed on to them because he was right.  I asked him if he had suffered from a stroke, because all his symptoms pointed in that direction, but came to find out that he had been hit by a car and suffered major head trauma which included surgery and that also was why his arm and leg were so crippled. With all that was going on with this gentleman’s health and physical appearance, the one thing that bothered him most was his hair loss.

I have this convertible but the top won’t close

Once I finally got him to take his giant “pimp” hat off, I realized he was suffering with a Shakespearian hairline, no hair in front and all his hair was gone to about the middle of his head. He was calling it his convertible that wouldn’t close and said he needed three fingers of hair to get the roof to finally close again. As I examined him I knew that this poor soul would never be able to afford this procedure, but I didn’t want to belittle him by not giving him a complete and thorough examination, which I would do for any patient who took the time to come in and see me.  Using his analogy I explained that 3 fingers would not do what he had explained to me he wanted done.  He would need at least five fingers to get his top to totally close. He was going to need me to rebuild his entire hairline and fill in the space all the way back.  We were going to create an age appropriate recession for him and I felt we would make him look great about his hair again.

Now it was time to talk Dollars that made Sense

I really tried to make this procedure as affordable as possible for this “poor” gentleman who had gone through so much in his life.  Don’t get me wrong I try to be affordable for all my patients because all men and women who are suffering from hair loss should have the opportunity to have their own natural growing hair back on their head, but I was certain that this man was never going to be able to afford it.  Then I quoted him a fair price and he said that he forgot money, but if I would stay open till 6:00PM he would bring me $2,000 for a deposit and would bring me the rest the day of his Pre-op.  Well you could knock me over with a tooth pick.  I never thought was going to happen.  Then I found out we were the third place he had gone to and everyone had him in and out in ten minutes or less, and we were the only ones who took the time to take him seriously and gave him the chance to believe we were the people he could trust to do the job so it would look natural and great.

He got me, but taught me a great lesson!

When he came for the pre-op and I asked for the remainder of the money he owed he said he forgot it, and my heart sank.  Then he smiled and laughed and said, “Aha, I got you, you thought I forgot, but I have all the cash right here in my pocket!” He did get me, but today I got him, it is now about seven months later and his hair looks fabulous and the sparkle in his eye is even brighter than it was the day we met.  This man allows us to grow hair on him and his attitude and faith have been an inspiration that he has shared with us.

We Grew Hair on him and he sure Grew on us…

What an Inspiration!

Scalp Micropigmentation

As hair restoration processes and technology have developed and produced better results, micropigmentation has emerged as a technique that has greatly improved over the past few years. This option offers the illusion of real hair and a quite different result than other restoration techniques such as medication, transplants, or FUE procedures. Continue reading Scalp Micropigmentation

Thinning Hair Solutions

Do you find your confidence threatened by hair that’s becoming scarce? Our hair is one of the most important pieces of our image and appearance, and the onset of hair loss can have a real and severe impact on how a person sees themselves.

Thankfully there are a number of solutions to thinning hair that have been developed by hair restoration professionals over decades. These methods have been successful in restoring fuller, thicker hair to both men and women around the world. Continue reading Thinning Hair Solutions

A Very Hairy Holiday to All…

It’s that time again, one of our favorite times of the year, and today the holidays should be called the Red Carpet Season, because it’s party time! This is no longer your father’s holiday season, no, no, it’s now a paparazzi paradise.  The holiday season now includes a vast array of events where you are on display everywhere. When I say Holidays today I mean Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, New Year’s Eve, Cuanza, Work Holiday parties, Family get togethers, Super Bowl Parties, and more. And the difference between the good old days and today is you are going to be seen by thousands of your friends, family, acquaintances and many of their friends through Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Websites and more. Continue reading A Very Hairy Holiday to All…

My Hair and Hawaii…

Four months ago I finally had my hair transplant procedure.  I have a very High profile position at a famous hotel in Houston, and I did not want anyone to know I was doing it before, during and certainly after.  The staff at Physicians Hair Replacement Center assured me that if I gave them a few days, with the coverage I had of existing my hair, and the proper styling, no one would ever know.   Continue reading My Hair and Hawaii…

The Man who is Walking on Hair, I mean Air!

So the other day I’m sitting in my office and my nurse comes in and tells me we have a patient on the phone that needs to talk with me. For privacy purposes, let’s call him John. I immediately grabbed the phone because with over 4 decades in medicine I’ve learned that when a patient calls it isn’t usually to check how my golf game is going.  The conversation basically went this way, “John how are you doing, and how is everything going?”  I opened enthusiastically, and much to my surprise the response I received on the other end was overwhelming.

“Doctor you won’t believe how different my hair is,”

That was John’s response to me, and although it sounded very positive I didn’t want to presume anything, so I asked a more probing question, “So it’s been 7 months and your hair should be growing in nicely?” “Nicely,” he screamed, “It’s amazing!” Whew, that’s what I was hoping to hear, but you never know whether you have met the patient’s expectations.  I have seen hair restoration results that I think are absolutely spectacular, but the patient is looking for “Bullet Proof Hair”, which in many cases that kind of density can only be accomplished with multiple procedures.  Plus the patient needs an extremely strong donor area, which our patient John really had.  John finally scheduled an appointment to come in and shoot photos, and wanted to know if we could discuss scheduling a 2nd procedure which is what we had talked about in our long term plan.

Wow, the meeting was worth the wait!

John came in and my nurses and I were stunned at how spectacular his result was. After we shot current photographs, he sat down and said, “I can’t believe what a difference between my before pictures and now. My eyes were lying to me and telling me I had more hair than I really did.” He was on a major ramble, but the sparkle in his eyes was worth just letting him talk. He kept going, “My wife says it really didn’t matter to her and I looked fine before, but all of a sudden she’s buying me different clothes a little bit younger looking and a lot less conservative…This really says a lot, without saying a word. And like you told me Doc, it’s more than just my wife, it’s all about the compliments that I seem to be getting more and more from total strangers as well as friends. And most of all it’s about the confidence I feel every day when I look in the mirror, and that’s why I’m here today.”

I’m not waiting to lose more, when today I can get more

“Doc, not only do I want to thank you, but I am here today to say let’s schedule the next one before I follow my family pattern and start to lose more.  Now that I see how good this works and how great you are, I know I never want to deal with hair loss again.” And to prove how happy he was and is, John not only booked his next procedure, but he wants to be a before and after model on my website when his second procedure grows in. I guess you could say here’s…  

A Gentleman who’s really walking on air, because of his hair.

No Cowboy Hat Can Cover Your Hair Loss Forever

It’s amazing to me how many people I see out on the streets, in restaurants, at sporting events and especially at my office who will not take off their Cowboy hat or baseball cap.  Patients come into my office to do a consultation and half way through I have to ask them to please remove their hat so I can really see what his issues are, and more importantly what it is going to take to fix them.  Talk about people who are hiding, not only do they not want people to see their hair loss, but I believe they are really not wanting to see it themselves.

You can look, but do you see?

It’s amazing how many men will lie to themselves and not allow their eyes to see the hair loss that is right in front of them, in the mirror every day.  I remember one patient in advertising I met who was talking with me about how I needed a spokesman for TV spots and print materials.  He explained that the before and after shots are crucial to Dr.’s in the hair restoration profession.  Everything he was saying made perfect sense, but the problem is once a person has their hair back they don’t want anyone to know that they went through a procedure to accomplish their spectacular look. The other issue I have to deal with is making them look through realistic eyes.

Now you see it, sometimes you don’t.

I told him that I agreed with him, but he could be that person for me since he was about 80% bald and the rest was leaving quickly.  He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “Are you kidding, I have plenty of hair!” My response was showing him other before pictures of many guys and having him decide if he had more or less hair than they did.  Finally my biggest weapon of all I brought in the mirror and we went through his hair, or lack thereof, so he could see the real truth.  This fellow had eyes that were only fooling him because it was obvious that he was between really thinning and really bald.

Your eyes may not let you see the truth

As the Eagles song says, “You can’t hide those lying eyes”.  You can cover your hair loss with hats, but sooner or later the hat’s always come off.  You can look in the mirror and believe one thing but the truth is staring you and everyone you meet right in the face.  And the funny part is that once you face the reality and realize you want your own hair growing for the rest of your life again, that is the day you will no longer be bald.

“The Start of a beautiful relationship” Casablanca (the movie)

That is what the marketing gentleman told me, after he decided to do the procedure and he and I have been working together for nearly two decades, I am the Dr. and he is the spokesman my company needed and finally found.  A happy patient, a great business associate and a dear friend.  It’s amazing once you face your demons, or accept reality, as opposed to covering it up, what you can accomplish.  This is just another of the many patient hair restoration stories that I try to share with you regularly.

I look forward to doing your story

Baldness is more than on your head…

If baldness is more than on your head, it’s on your mind then you need to find out more about hair restoration.  If your rear view mirror or the windows of buildings are a constant sneak peek to see if those few strands of hair you have plastered down are still in the right place, than you are suffering from more than hair loss.  Actually you have become obsessed with your hair loss, but what are you doing about it? There are many options available to you today, all you have to do is “Google” hair loss or baldness and you will see fixes that add up to thousands of products and billions of dollars.  So what should you do?

There is only one sure thing that works!

Ask yourself if you want to try spending lots of money on potions and lotions that claim to work or do you want to invest in a procedure that is certain to regrow your hair and will last for the rest of your life? Ask yourself, what is holding you back from this life-changing event?  Hair restoration could be one of the best things that you ever do for yourself, but so many men and women know this, but just won’t do it because they keep trying to find that magic bullet that will just work. Well it isn’t magic, but once you make the commitment to do it, in a few months when your hair is growing and flowing you will feel like it was.  So the BIG question is…

What’s stopping you?

Is it the fear of surgery? Do you think that it may be painful?  Or…are you concerned about how it will ultimately look? I can tell you from firsthand experience that if you’re baldness bothers you, hair restoration surgery will be one of the greatest things that you ever do for yourself.  I had it done and have performed it on thousands of patients throughout my career and I can humbly state that nearly every patient has told me and thanked me for changing their life. My patients feel like they joined a secret fraternity of guys who not only have their hair back, but also have the self-esteem back that they didn’t even know they were missing.

Let’s address each issue You may have…

The surgery is virtually painless. You are awake and comfortable throughout the entire process. Whether it is FUE or FUT your head is numb, so you are spending the majority of the time watching movies and sharing stories with the medical team. Once it is over you may feel a little discomfort the first night but notice I did not say pain.  Years ago this situation was extremely painful and you were laid up and swollen for days, but that was in the 80’s and 90’s.  Today our biggest problem is convincing folks how painless today’s techniques and medication are during and after it is over. Guys are shocked about how easy it is and how fast they are out and about, in many instances the night of the procedure.

Now let’s talk about results!

I’ll bet you didn’t know that the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the world for men is Hair Restoration.  You pass men who have had it done every day and don’t realize it because it looks so good and is so natural.  Yes, you see bad results from the 80’s and 90’s because that was how the treatments were done, but not anymore.  As far as results… when you have it done with a great doctor and a great team of highly trained technicians… you get great, natural looking results. At Physicians Hair Restoration Center we have it all, and the empathy and knowledge to deal with all your physical and emotional issues.  So if baldness or thinning hair is bothering you put a stop to it immediately.  Once you pick up your phone and schedule a free consultation that is the moment you are no longer bald. So just do it!

Change Your Hair Loss Situation and Change Your Life!

Unknown History of Hair Loss #3: “THE SAMPSON SYNDROME”

Almost everyone knows the Biblical tale of Sampson and his hair. As a matter of fact, Sampson could be the reason why so many men seem to suffer from Hair Loss. Well in case you have not stayed up to date on your Bible stories, or if you have never heard of Sampson, I’ll provide you with a brief synopsis of Sampson and his hair – or lack thereof.

Hair all over his pillow, sound familiar?

So Sampson woke up and saw hair all over his pillow.  He reached up, touched his head and realized he was bald. He had told his lover Delilah that his strength was in his hair, because that was what God had told him. While he was napping Delilah gave him a trim that left him hairless. His posture slumped, and he felt all of his strength was gone…but was it really?

When he lost his hair he lost his strength – or so he believed!

Well according to the Bible he was taken prisoner and put into the dungeon in the King’s castle, where they proceeded to blind him as well.  Now comes the big question: was his strength really gone or did he just believe it was gone because his faith in God was so strong? Well he probably still had his strength but his confidence was shattered. The woman he cared about took his one secret and betrayed him.  Sampson was devastated, and I can relate because I know when I was losing my hair I felt I looked like a goof.  Baldness and thinning hair was just not the way I wanted to see myself. And if your hair is thinning or you’re bald, I’m sure you’ve thought about Sampson many times; I know I did.

Mirrors become enemies, and you really think you have no control!  I’d walk past mirrors and realize that I did not look like me anymore.  Not only did I not look right, but I felt myself getting depressed because I wanted to stop my growing forehead, but I really had no control over the hand Mother Nature was dealing  me. I had fallen victim to the dreaded

“SAMPSON SYNDROME”

I just couldn’t accept this new me that I was locked into, but then I found a way out.  I found Physicians Hair Restoration Center.  For years they have been achieving outstanding results for their clients, and they can do the same for you.   If you’re suffering from the Sampson Syndrome or you just hate losing your hair, make a real difference in your life, not just the way you look, but the way you feel about yourself. Be like Sampson and grow your hair back and renew your strength, confidence and self-esteem.  Just call Physicians Hair Restoration Center …You have nothing to lose, and think about all you can gain.