What Are Hair Loss Treatments

If you’re experiencing any type of hair loss, see your doctor so that it is accurately assessed and properly treated. There are a number of hair-loss treatment options available to address different types of hair loss.
Hair-loss treatments may include any of the following:

  • Topical Treatments
  • Prescription Pills
  • Hair Restoration Surgery

Hair Transplants

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are removed from a donor site and transplanted onto areas where hair loss is occurring. One type of hair transplant surgery is called follicular unit extraction (FUE), which is a tedious and time-consuming process, in which the doctor has to harvest and remove follicles from hairy parts of the head and body, then punch out the tiny hair follicles needed for the transplant. The process also involves having to guess where the follicle lives—slicing the wrong location can lose the follicle forever. An older, tried-and-true method, known as the strip technique, involves removing a strip of hair and separating it into smaller units for the transplant. The drawback to this method is that it can sometimes leave a scar on the back of the head and it usually requires more recovery time.

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By the age of 50, approximately 50 percent of all men experience some degree of hair loss. Prescription remedies can offer some benefits to existing hair, but hair restoration is the only permanent solution for hair loss and often achieves a natural, undetectable result.
FUE offers less discomfort and a faster return to normal daily activities than traditional, more invasive methods of hair restoration. Performed in Dr. Bishara’s office, FUE with ARTAS moves healthy, functioning follicles to the areas of the patient’s scalp most impacted by baldness for more dramatic results. The implanted hairs develop their own blood supply, begin to grow and new hairs are seen a few months after the procedure has taken place. New hair continues to grow over the course of a full year, making the change in the patient’s appearance gradually noticeable to others. Healing time is short, and there is no resultant linear scar as happens with other methods of hair restoration. The only evidence is tiny, white scars left in the donor area, which are the same as those produced by manual FUE.
Dr. Mark Bishara is proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive hair restoration procedures. Combined with his extensive experience and advanced skills, these procedures are often highly effective. The best treatment option for each patient depends on the location and extent of hair loss. Dr. Bishara will take the time to evaluate each patient, discuss his/her individual goals and together develop a personalized treatment plan using one of his many successful hair loss treatment options.  Please call our office for more information at 817-473-2120 or visit our website at

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Dear Friends of BCS & HR,
Finesteride has been used for years to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  One additional benefit has been the reactivation of dormant hair follicles and making miniaturized hair shafts more robust.
Merck has published side effect data that includes but is not limited to erectile dysfunction, persistent decreased libido, and mastodynia or breast pain.   Despite its protective effects against low grade prostate cancer, finesteride has been denied wider indications for its use at the government level.  More long term data will be necessary to determine whether the genetics of androgen receptors on the prostate are modified in prostate cancer in patients with high Gleason scores who previously took finesteride.
Recently an article was published regarding the side effect profile to finesteride.  Not only was it written poorly, it was a biased approach at collecting data from a questionnaire on a biased website.  The selection bias and study design was not only non scientific but they can be reduced to a collection of inflammatory statements that belongs in a magazine rack in the grocery store check out line.
Respectfully yours,
Mark A. Bishara, M.D., P.A., Medical Director
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