It’s amazing how some people never quite understand…

Two years ago I went to Physicians Hair Restoration Center and decided to have a hair restoration procedure, better known to me as a hair transplant.  Although my hair loss had been bothering me for quite a while, I just couldn’t get the nerve to find out about this procedure.  After all it wasn’t a potion pill or lotion it was surgery, and surgery is a very scary word.  In addition I would go out for dinner and you see these guys with half bald heads and hairs in clumps, or very unnatural looking hairlines that I could see right through.  These guys looked like they stuck their finger in a socket and their hair went wild.  If that was the result people were receiving and accepting, then this procedure was not for me.

A free consultation couldn’t hurt my looks

I went into the consultation and immediately asked, “Why do I keep seeing men with bad hair transplants, and where are the good ones?”  Dr. Puig, the specialist I was seeing, laughed and said that those gentlemen are his worst advertising. “Hair Restoration is the most popular procedure for men in the world”, he proceeded, “but the men who have good ones or great ones never get noticed because they look so natural. You see them every day, but only the bad ones stand out.” I continued to learn that many men are told from the start, in their treatment plan, that they may need a second or even a third procedure. Many of these men, for whatever reason, never continue, so they and their incomplete results look somewhat goofy.  Other men have had the procedure so long ago and then have lost more hair since it was done, and again they now are walking around looking like they are incomplete.

One out of four patients is an update

“We continue to see many of our old patients for updates or we see other patients from other doctors because not all doctors have the artistic flair to give their patients that natural undetectable look, or many doctors don’t keep up to date with current technology”, Dr. Puig explained to me.  Well between the doctor’s explanation and the knowledge I received I moved forward and had a wonderful experience and a phenomenal result. Ironically when I went in after a year Dr. Puig and I went over my before and after photos, and took new ones.  We saw that although I looked great with my new beautiful hair I noticed a few areas that I wanted to densify and improve.  When we reviewed the photos closely Dr. Puig and I agreed.  So since the first procedure was so easy and painless compared to what I expected, I scheduled the second one because I did not want to be one of those guys that looked good from far, but was far from good, let alone great. And great was the way I wanted to be and be seen.

Today my only regret is that I did not do it sooner

Now it is two years later and I believe I look at least fifteen years younger. I feel so good about my looks and my Doc, Carlos Puig and his staff gave me such a natural undetectable result that I adore and appreciate every day I when I wake up and look in the mirror. The new found confidence and pride that I feel about myself and my looks is the reason I have taken the time to share my experience with other guys who have the fears and anger I was living with. So, I have written this blog. In addition, I walk up to people occasionally in restaurants and ask them why they don’t go in and see my Doc because he can help them look so much better.  A few men get angry, a few share their bad experience and a few thank me graciously and tell me they will go, because they believe they finally have found a solution and the right doctor to trust.  I have read a lot of things on the web about some sob stories with hair transplants, but what I’ve learned  is, it isn’t always the doctors who are bad or did a bad job, but many times it’s the patients who just never finished what they started.

Always finish what you start

Take it from me my second procedure put the frosting on the cake and the cherry on the top. If you’ve had a transplant and are not happy see my doctor, Dr. Carlos Puig, and finish the job.  If you are thinking of a hair transplant and only want the best, see the folks at Physicians Hair Replacement Center and…

…Plan A-Head!

Hair Restoration… It’s not how you start, its how you finish!

It’s amazing how many products in the medical field are being affected by advertising.  I continually see ads for everything from erectile dysfunction to depression.  Well I know that there are several ailments that would and could make you depressed, and even more depressing would be if the medication you were taking to fix you could create liver problems, migraines, kidney infections or death.  All these pharmaceutical companies are bombarding consumers with so many cure-alls that can fix you, so why is it is that everyone in America isn’t walking around totally healthy and happy.

FUE versus FUT

And here I am sitting on an airplane looking at the magazine and here is the ad for hair restoration. FUE vs. FUT…Follicular Unit Extraction vs Follicular Unit Transplant. The FUE manufacturers are attacking the FUT technique to try to generate more market share for this new technique that is being sold to as many physicians as they can sell too. The truth is that both procedures can and should co-exist because every patient is different and should have the option to choose what is best for their hair loss, budget and end result.  Any Physician who is really a specialist in hair restoration should be offering their patients both technologies, and if they are not why Not? Could it be that the doctor only offering FUE does not know how to do FUT?  If that is the case then what does he really know about hair loss and hair restoration?

If a clinic offers both techniques they are usually Qualified Hair Specialists

We do spectacular hair restoration, and patients keep asking me about FUE or FUT.  That is like asking me how do you pull teeth as opposed to asking me how do you create a beautiful smile?  The art of a hair procedure is not how you remove the hair follicle but how do you put the hair follicles back in…That is the real difference.  It is the final outcome that separates the artistic Doctor from an experienced technician. The real artist knows that you can create a spectacular hair restoration with FUE or FUT.

Don’t let the ads fool you!!

The real question is how are the end results that you receive?  Patients only have one head, and it is amazing how many people we see that need a revision and more hair to make their transplant look correct.  Stop being fooled by clinics that advertise that they have a great new technology—we have all the technology, but you want someone who also has the experience and the credentials to provide you with a fabulous result…that is what you want…A fair price and a fabulous result.  Some patients are perfect for FUT some for FUE, but that is how you start, what you really should care about is how you look when we are finished, and your own natural hair is growing again for the rest of your life.

Stop wasting money and Start Growing Hair!

For years, men and women have been looking for the cure to find a way to stop losing hair or more importantly how to regrow the hair they have lost. If you think your hair is going down the drain, think of all the dollars you are throwing down that same drain on products that have great advertising but at the end of the day you spent the money on nothing. There are chemicals, shampoos, pills, sprays, and all sorts of other things that are advertised as helping with hair loss. I’m sure you have tried your fair share on promises and products that just didn’t deliver. After being in and around the hair loss and hair gain business for over four decades I have seen it all and the only thing that truly works, if you are a prospect, is Medical Hair Restoration, or what is commonly called a Hair Transplant.

Some of the products that are on the market for hair loss do work to a degree for some people based on age, expectations and what is making you lose your hair in the first place. The truth is that none of these products work on the majority of people who are simply suffering from male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss. In other words, if you are incapable of growing hair this usually has to do with genetics, which means there is no shampoo or cream in the world that is going to provide you with the miracle results you and everyone losing their hair are really looking for.

The products that you buy over the counter are expensive. If one doesn’t work, you may buy another one and then another one. Over time, you may be spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars to try and find a solution. At some point, you should stop and consider seeing a doctor who will be able to figure out what you are experiencing is hair loss and hopefully that Doctor can tell you what can be done about it, and either help you with a solution or send you to a specialist who can and will help you solve and resolve, and even reverse the issue.

Once you sit down with the right doctor, you can learn about all of the options that exist for you. Whether you experienced the hair loss as a result of stress, genes, chemotherapy or something else, this needs to be identified. From there, it will be easier to determine what can be done so you don’t have to keep wasting your money on all of the miracle products that just don’t work.

The doctor is likely going to talk to you about medical hair restoration and what it can do for you. You can finally get the appearance of a full head of natural growing hair that you have been trying to get. When you measure the lasting results you get for the rest of your life, and then factor the cost based on a lifetime it is really just pennies a day to have your hair on your head and in your mirror looking at you every day.  Once you meet with the doctor, you can then go home and throw out all of the products that are under your sink – and you will never have to buy another one again. Usually the maintenance for a hair transplant is haircuts and shampooing—Period.

Too much money is wasted on products that attempt to resolve hair loss issues every year. Hair restoration with a medical facility like ours is the only way to go and truly know. Once you come in for a free consultation at our state of the art facility, you can find out what procedure is right for you and get started –once you do you will be watching your hair and your self-esteem start growing again in no time at all. Most importantly you will stop seeing your hair and your money going down that proverbial drain.

Unknown History About Hair Loss

Back in the fifteenth and sixteenth century there was a famous actor who was playing the lead in almost every play that was performed on the stages of London. He was truly the master of his craft and if he were acting today he would be considered for academy awards every year. He was loved by more than the theater community, he was also so handsome that the woman throughout the land were all longing to be with him.

He had the world at his feet and then it went to his head

As he started to get older he noticed that his forehead was getting larger and larger. It wasn’t that his forehead was growing it was his hairline was receding. Suddenly he began to feel very self-conscious that his good looks were leaving as his hair was thinning. He stopped auditioning for major roles, and started to stay home and began writing plays instead of performing in them. The more he wrote the less he wanted to be on stage and the more he looked in the mirror at his giant forehead the more he felt compelled to write.

His hair loss was the major motivation for a historical legend…

We all know this man’s body of work, but what we didn’t know was William Shakespeare is not only the most legendary playwright in history, but his hairline was even named after him. A Shakespearian hairline is a person who recedes back to the middle of his scalp or more, but maintains the hair in his crown. And according to legend, had he not lost his hair he probably would have remained an actor and never written the masterpieces that have withstood the test of time.

Fact or Fiction, if you relate to this story then it is true for you

This is Dr. Carlos Puig, and although this story makes sense to me and many of my patients, I made it up after hearing the stories of many of my patients and how their hair loss had affected their jobs, marriage and even parenting. The good news is because of their ability to reverse their hair loss with a hair restoration procedure(s), they were able to continue to go back to what had made them successful in the first place with added confidence and focus. As I say to my patients, “If your hair loss is on your mind it is because it is not on your head”. Losing your hair in many men and women becomes an obsession that does not allow you to concentrate clearly on many of the important aspects of your profession and your relationship with your loved ones. If Shakespeare were alive today he would definitely be a patient of mine and would be winning Academy Awards for his acting, not his writing…But that is a different story. There are many more hair loss history stories I will share with you in my blogs, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Get The Gift You Want This Christmas

The Holiday season with all the parties, presents and pictures…I hated it, and then that dreaded moment when my wife says…”Honey give me the camera and you open your gifts.” I just couldn’t believe how much I was dreading being in front of the camera when I used to love it.

Well if you’re bald or your hair is thinning you know exactly what I mean….But that was last year, then I called Physicians Hair Restoration Center to see if I could have my own hair growing on my head again, because enough was enough. Losing my hair or being bald just wasn’t the way I wanted to be.

Santa, any way to have a full head of hair again?

Sure enough, Dr. Puig the Medical Director at Physicians Hair Restoration Center understood what I was going through physically, mentally and emotionally. The Dr. and I had a great consultation, or really just a comfortable discussion about what I wanted and what he could do. He answered all my questions, explained how easy the procedure was for me the patient, and showed me all the options that were available to me.

Amazing One Hour Changed my Life

AMAZING…in one hour I understood that baldness did not have to be a part of my future and I could have my own natural hair growing for the rest of my life. I scheduled my procedure for three weeks later. It was quick, easy and very affordable compared to what my hair loss was costing me. It was always on my mind, and the minute I was done I could feel my confidence and a whole new attitude come over me. I became the me I had been before—Again.

That was then and this is now…

That was last Christmas and now I have the best gift I could have ever given myself, a youthful appearance, better looks, re-kindled confidence and a new attitude. So thank you Dr. Puig and your entire staff for all that you gave me, which was more than just hair, you truly changed my life. I am writing this so that hopefully my experience can change others who were and are feeling like I was. That was last year and this year I am in front of the camera again with a smile on my face, a twinkle in my eye and a whole lotta hair growing on my head.

Forget it Santa, I found Dr. Puig, and he delivered!!

Unique Hair Restoration Opportunities

An associate of mine contacts me from Chicago and says, “On your next trip here I would like you to meet a new patient I’m working with, because I would feel comfortable if you could consult with me on this special patient.” My next trip to Chicago was in a few weeks, so we set up a consultation for me to meet my associate’s patient. So I’m in his office and this very nice sophisticated gentlemen comes to see us about a hair transplant. We begin to discuss his family background and what his goals are regarding coverage density and donor. It is at that point that I find out in a very straight forward discussion that this patient has committed to becoming a woman on the outside to match the woman he is on the inside. Although he knows that a wig is certainly an option for him, he would really prefer to be able to have his own hair back, with as much density as we could provide him, so he could color and style his hair to suit his needs. That was approximately fifteen months ago when, let’s call him Nick came to see us and he was just beginning his transformation to Nicki.

Way before anyone was talking about Caitlyn Jenner

He was in the midst of performing many services to help his transformation become a reality, including helping him eliminate his beard, get his complexion smooth and tight, liposuction to help sculpture his/her body to start to look much more feminine, and a long term plan to help create her own natural hair growing on her head for the rest of her life. The most important part of the hair transition was making sure she had enough donor to cover the horseshoe hair loss Nicki was suffering from. Donor area hair is like a gold mine, once you are able to get all the gold out of the mine, all that’s left is a worthless cave. In Nicki’s case we had to start in the back and work our way forward. She was going to have a forehead reconstruction to reshape her brow, raise her eyebrows, and remove the wrinkles in that area. This was also going to give us an opportunity to create a female hairline for her on the 2nd hair procedure, and at the same time we would be able to completely cosmetically cover the scar left from the brow surgery which went across the top of her head nearly ear to ear. As we try to stress for all our patients long term planning is imperative.

As pre-planned the donor was able to connect the front to the back

Nicki came in with a warm excited positive attitude for her 2nd procedure, and we were so happy and honored that she had put her trust in our hands to help make her dream a reality. We also realized that this could be an entirely new group of patients for us to work with and assist them in completing a total transition. Men and women alike want their own natural growing hair as opposed to wearing a wig. As many of my patients tell me just waking up and walking into the bathroom and seeing hair is so great… their hair may be a mess but at least it is their hair and it is there. We just completed Nicki’s 2nd procedure and we will have to wait around 6 months to see how the results come out, but if it is anything like the first procedure she is going to love it and we will all be so proud and pleased.

Transgender people have a new and unique client for Hair Restoration

Nicki may need a 3rd and final procedure once everything is grown in just to cover whatever areas need more density, but this should be a much smaller surgery, and we still have donor to work with since this was a part of the long term plan. One may not agree with Nick’s need to break out of his shell and begin a new fresh life, but you must agree that as long as she is not harming anyone she has every right to do it. That being said I am a Doctor first, and I respect and appreciate what people like Nicki and Kaitlin Jenner feel that their new found freedom and look has brought to them physically and emotionally. The truth be told, the exterior is secondary compared to what it has given Nicki and others I have treated. They have a new found confidence, a warmth and caring they project from the inside out. This is truly an extension of self they have found and are now sharing with the world. We at Physicians Hair Restoration are so proud to be able to help in the process of changing these caterpillars into the butterflies they always knew they could be. For me, hair restoration surgery is about helping people feel better about themselves. It is exciting to me to be a physician who can offer assistance to a person who was trying to find peace within themselves.

Out of Control

It’s so sad that as men start to lose their hair they also feel like they are losing control of their youth and their good looks.  The more hair they lose the more frustrated and angry they become.  As a physician who has worked with men and women for nearly 4 decades, I have been involved in almost every type of cosmetic procedure imaginable, but having dealt with men facing hair loss, I’ve learned they are a completely different breed. Continue reading Out of Control

Is Hair Loss Genetic?

Hair loss occurs with alarming frequency in both men and women and can be attributed to many factors. One of the most commonly suspected causes is a genetic disposition. But is hair loss really genetic? Some say that your father or your mother’s father will pass on the propensity for baldness, and there is some truth to this.

Women’s hair loss is typically due to factors apart from genetics, such as a medical issue or chemical imbalance within in the body, but men’s hair loss can often be traced back to the effects of a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone, commonly referred to as DHT. Many men facing hair loss or baldness may have inherited a pattern of DHT-sensitive hair follicles on the scalp. As DHT levels increase at puberty, these sensitive follicles will replace themselves in shortened phases and will eventually stop growing altogether.This can happen within a few short years or take several decades. The affected individual may see complete baldness, thinning hair, or pattern baldness.

Can Genetic Hair Loss Be Treated?

While a genetic predisposition to hair loss does not always guarantee that you will experience baldness, there is an increased chance that you might. Unfortunately there is no way to change your genetic code and rid you of the predisposition, but if you should start to experience hair loss, there are a number of treatments available.

Hair transplant procedures can be very effective in treating hair loss caused by DHT issues. The best way to know what options may be effective in your unique case is to consult with a hair restoration expert. Hair loss physicians understand the many causes of baldness and can perform a thorough examination to give you tailored answers about your situation.

Top 4 Reasons to Get Hair Restoration in Houston

[Posted on December 7th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

For many men, the thought of losing hair is worrisome. You may not want to look the way your father did or you may want to look younger. With hair restoration in Houston widely available, there is no need for you to put off getting the care and the look you desire. It makes sense that you should select this procedure for your own reasons, but here are a few very good ones to keep in mind.

#1: You don’t like the way hair loss looks

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, millions of people experience hair loss and the most common reason for it is hereditary factors. In other words, there isn’t anything you can do to stop it from occurring. However, with hair restoration in Houston, you may be able to slow it or reverse it.

#2: You want to look younger

Another main reason to consider this procedure is because it can help you to look significantly younger. That can give you the confidence you need to live life to the fullest.  It’s a good idea to consider just how effective this procedure process can be. Why not look your best?

#3: The procedure does not have to be risky

According to PlasticSurgery.org, many people are capable of having this procedure if they still have healthy hair growing at the back and sides of their head. The procedure is overall safe and for most people it is likely to be a success.

#4: Restoration is more affordable than you realize

When you come in to speak to a doctor about your options, you will learn just what to expect in terms of costs. For many people, this procedure is highly affordable. That means you can be suffering for no reason.

Everyone’s needs are different. It is important to talk about all of the options and the various steps available to you specifically with your doctor. However, when it comes to hair restoration in Houston, more and more people are taking the step to get hair that they love. The reason for it is simple. This is a safe and effective way of improving your confidence and your quality of life.

Top Reasons To Consider Hair Replacement In Houston

[Posted on December 4th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

For many, dealing with hair loss is difficult. Many try various ways to boost  hair growth, using special shampoos and various over the counter remedies. When these options fail, hair replacement in Houston should be considered. It can be a simple surgery that allows you to get your hair back.

Improve Appearance

When you want to improve your appearance, a surgery for hair replacement in Houston can help.Usually, all that is involved is a transplantation from another area. The donor area will be used to give you natural hair that will grow on its own. Regular maintenance can be applied, such as: brushing, color, cut and styling the way you always have in the past. This may give a boost to your appearance at the same time.

Improve Self-Esteem

Hair replacement in Houston can give you a boost in self-esteem and self-confidence. As soon as you have a full head of hair again, you can stand tall and be confident with yourself. This can lead to better social situations and you may even become a better leader at work. This is because you won’t be wondering what other people are saying about you and you will be happier with your reflection in the mirror every morning.

Put People at Ease

You may be fine with the baldness, but other people may not be. It can be a double standard, but not everyone is okay with seeing spotty patches or baldness, especially on people of authority. If you need to explore female hair replacement, Puig Hair Restoration Center has a long history of conducting successful surgeries.

Obtain a Permanent Solution

After experiencing hair loss, you need to look at a permanent solution for regaining your hair. There are various methods that are not tried and true and that are not permanent. This means you could get your hopes up only to find that the hair is not growing as you had hoped. Hair replacement in Houston is a surgery that has worked for many and Puig Hair Restoration Center offers a guarantee where they will work with any areas that do not take as long as there is an additional donor site.