Why Have An Eyebrow Transplant?

A journey of over plucking or a natural thinning of the brow. Whatever your circumstances it is important that you discuss your concerns with a qualified doctor able to perform the eyebrow transplant.

As you mature the hair which you had previously can start to thin on the eyebrows too, it can be due to over plucking or just a natural decline in eyebrow hair.

It is also possible that while many eyebrows look naturally even, some just don’t grow and it can be a source of embarrassment. This can make a person feel uncomfortable about their appearance and hinder their choices in life, because they just don’t feel confident in their own abilities due to how they feel about their looks.

While those people without hair loss issues might not be able to appreciate the pain and the suffering that these people feel on the inside, it is important not to feel alone or embarrassed by your situation.

There is help available, talking to a hair specialist, or even your doctor, is important. Making sure the hair loss is not because of any medical condition is the first step. Some medical conditions can have a negative impact on your hair, but so, too, can some medications, therefore it is important that you check this with an expert first.

Talking to a specialist in the field of transplants is important; they will guide you through the process as to what you need to do and what you can expect. It will depend where the hair follicles are harvested as to the care you will need to provide after the procedure.

It is important to follow the advice of the doctor; they might ask you to reduce the risk of damaging the transplant and this can include not participating in some activities just for a short period to let the healing process take effect.

There is going to be minor evidence of the procedure on your eyebrows for a few days, it is important that you allow your body the time to heal and for the tiny scabs to fall off naturally.

There will be no visible sign of the procedure within 5 to 7 days post-op and this is fantastic, even in this healing period there is very minimal notice of the procedure taking place.

Often people who opt for this surgery are more surprised by the number of hairs being transplanted, this gives the fuller appearance that is desired by the modern trend.

Therefore, while you might not need an eyebrow transplant yourself, however, there are people that will benefit from the procedure giving them confidence and pride in how they look. It is an important aspect of hair restoration, helping people accept how they look and feel about themselves.

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No- Shampoo Craze

Removing dirt from your hair is important in keeping the hair and the scalp clean. With the current craze of  no-shampoo this isn’t the best course of action for your hair.

Just rinsing your hair through with water is inadequate to remove the dirt and grim that is stuck to your hair shaft or on your scalp. Water is not strong enough to remove sweat, bacteria or dry skin from your scalp. For this to be removed from the head and the scalp you must use a form of soap.

What the problem was originally, is rejecting some of the chemicals added to shampoo with the intention of making the hair cleaner. Sometimes these chemicals are too strong for healthy hair.

Look for good quality shampoos that don’t contain sulphate. This can strip the hair of some of the good oils naturally found in the hair, which allows it to be supply and strong.

You can try to use conditioner in place of shampoo, but don’t do this too often as it won’t remove all the dirt and the grime from your hair. However, it will make your hair feel soft and healthy.

The thoughts that the no-shampoo concept will increase the chances of your hair staying on your head longer, is inaccurate. If you are predisposed to a genetic hair loss, not washing the dirt out isn’t going to stop the hair from falling out. This will happen regardless of whether you wash your hair or not. There are only two licensed products by the FDA that will actually work to preserve the hair and might even help restore hair that has receded that you apply to the hair directly.

If you suffer from allergies and you don’t wash your hair with shampoo then you are at risk of having the effects of the allergies longer. For example, if you suffer from hay fever and the pollen particles stick to your hair when you are out, rinsing your hair in water is not an effective way for the removal of the pollen. This can increase the length of time of exposure to the allergen and this can make your symptoms worse.

At worse a no washing regime can create, an environment that allows the bacteria to grow on your scalp and this can lead to inflammation and blocked pores. This is going to cause more problems with the hair than washing with a sulfate free shampoo. The inflammation and the blocked pores can lead to an increase in hair falling out as the follicles struggle to deal and fight off the invaders to the body.

Therefore, while many people are opting for the no-shampoo washing of their hair, they are increasing their chances of actually losing more of their hair to their poor hygiene routine. It is important that you look after you head and hair, choosing products that are less harmful to your body and the environment is the better way to go rather than opting for the no-poo in keeping your hair in the best possible condition.

Hair loss in Women

Hair loss is not restricted to men; women suffer hair loss too. However, women use their hairstyles to reduce the appearance of any noticeable hair loss. A high percentage of women who experience hair loss seek no advice from a doctor or a hair specialist as to the cause of the hair loss. Talking to a hair stylist is not good enough if you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to check there are no medical reasons that are contributing to the increase in hair falling out.

One of the main causes of hair loss in women is genetic female pattern hair loss; another name is androgenetic alopecia. This can affect a person from as early as their late teens to much further in adult hood. It doesn’t present itself as a typical case of receding hairline or a patch on the top with no hair, but a complete thinning of the amount of hair follicles.

Often the hair thinning is noticeable in the person’s parting, or in the reduction in the amount of hair in a ponytail, including the overall length of the hair.

This type of baldness is miniaturization, due to the hair shaft not growing for long before going into the shedding phase. They are often no longer than hair found on the arm.

There are ways in which you can treat this condition; you don’t have to suffer in silence, feeling afraid and silly for mentioning an increase in the amount of hair that is falling out is not a waste of the doctors time, it could prevent further loss and even an answer to the cause.

An FDA approved medication for women must contain minoxidil with a strength of 2% or 5%. It is better suited to women to get the lower dose medication because the 5% has more tendency for growing facial hair too and this isn’t an acceptable hair growth for any woman.

This product works by increasing the length of the cycle before the shedding. What is important to consider is the cost, you must apply the lotion twice a day for at least six months before you will notice any regrowth.

Talking to a hair specialist At Katona Hair Restoration, could recommend other treatments that will met your needs including the option of a hair transplant; while many would think this an expensive option. The cost of putting minoxidil lotion on the hair twice a day, until you decide that going bald is acceptable, is also very expensive.

Therefore, if you have noticed an increase in the amount of hair you have lost then it is important to check out your health to ensure there are no other medical conditions for the hair loss. A deficiency in iron will see an increase in the amount of hair falling out, increase in iron, normally in the form of tablets prescribed by your doctor and this will improve the hair quality.

Hair loss is not a condition that is easy to deal with, it can affect how a person feels and talking through these concerns is an important part of any treatment plan.

What is Trichotilomania?

Hair loss is a difficult topic, any form of hair loss is traumatic; if you are losing your hair to a medical condition or just because of your genetic make-up is one thing. What does it mean if you are pulling out your own hair?

Trichotilomania is a condition where you actually pull out your own hair; it can be in patches and is more likely to be on the head. However, dealing with this condition, even admitting that you are pulling your hair out, is a difficult one.

There is a feeling of shame attached to the condition, often the hair pulling happens in secret or it is covered with hair styles and hats to prevent people seeing what you are doing to yourself. However, there are times when a person isn’t aware they are pulling out their own hair, you can even do this when you are asleep.

Understanding that this is a medical condition is the first step. Often people feel they are alone with the condition and that no one will understand as to the reason for the pulling of their own hair.

It is stress induced and can happen at any age. Children can suffer this condition and when they are young, it is an equal split between the girl or boy divide. However, as they age, the girls continue on this path and become leaders in the condition compared to boys.

There is no cure for this condition. However, it is possible for those people who suffer from this illness to know there is hope and treatment, which can help control the compulsion to pull out their own hair.

One of the best types of therapy is talking or cognitive therapy, it is about understanding why a person feels the need to pull and what feelings they are using the hair pulling to hide. Whilst many people might think this therapy isn’t for them, it has a great success rate with a number of different conditions, which relate to the mind.

Talking therapy is one of the best treatments that you can find; it allows a person to understand what makes them behave in a certain way and it is possible to work out triggers, which can set off an episode. If management techniques are in place, it can prevent the action from starting.

Some medications that work for some of the sufferers; they are in the category of SSRI and SRI. These are both in the family, which helps many people with mental illnesses and they can help with treating trichotillomania. This medication helps many people who are suffering from depression and taking the medication isn’t going to have a negative impact on your life; it might help repair some of the feelings and make you feel normal.

Therefore, while many people with trichotillomania want to hide the condition and not admit they have a problem. It is an illness for which there is help available. It is not something you should leave untreated because of feeling embarrassed amount mentioning the problem, there is help out there.

12 Reasons You Are Losing Your Hair

Hair loss is not a new problem and it is not something, which just has one cure to fit all, but it does affect many people during the course of their lives and understanding some of the causes might help prevent you from losing your hair.

  1. Genetics play an important part in hair loss; if you have other family members who have experienced hair loss, the chances are high that you might have pattern baldness as you age, both men and women can suffer with this condition.
  2. Stress can have a negative impact on your overall health and this includes your hair, the higher levels of stress you feel the more likely you are to experience some form of hair loss.
  3. Women during and after pregnancy can experience hair loss as their bodies adjust to the changes that being pregnant can put on the body.
  4. Too much vitamin A in the body can have a negative impact on your hair; this is why it is essential to have a balanced diet. Don’t eat more than the recommended daily amounts for your body to look and feel healthy.
  5. Your body needs the right amount of protein to grow strong hair and if you have too little you will notice this in the quality of your hair.
  6. Hormones will affect your hair, if you are on a contraceptive device that releases hormones into your body that can have an effect on your hair quality.
  7. Anaemia or a lack of iron in your body will show through in your hair, it is essential that you give your body the right amount of iron that it needs to allow all aspects of your hair and body to thrive.
  8. Some medical conditions can have an effect on your body and hair. Your thyroid plays a crucial part in regulating various functions and if you have too little in your body, it can have a negative impact on your hair.
  9. Weight loss can have an impact on your hair, you are reducing the calories and food that you are consuming and this will show in the hair.
  10. Some medications that you take can have a negative impact on your hair, chemotherapy is one of the worst examples, this is because they are seeking out fast growing cells, typically cancer cells, but hair follicles are quick growing and are a side effect of the treatment.
  11. Drugs to help you improve your mood, like anti-depressants can increase the amount of hair that falls out and this can become a vicious circle as you need to boost how you feel but the medication you take can make your hair feel worse and this can increase your need for the medication.
  12. Illnesses that link to the auto-immune spectrum are often associated with higher risk of hair loss or hair thinning.

These are just a  few of the reasons as to why you might be losing your hair, if you feel that your hair quality is decreasing then it is important to discuss this with your doctor to rule out any medical conditions that could be causing the hair loss.


Have you ever wondered why some athletes are bald or have little hair whilst others have the best hair ever? There are some interesting facts that go hand in hand with athletes and their hair.

While they are still susceptible to the same conditions for losing their hair because, naturally, they have the genetic markers which tell the body when or if a person is going to go bald, the same as everyone else. There are other reasons that can affect their hair too.

Eating a healthy diet with all the right nutrients and minerals, providing the right ingredients for the body to function well, will provide the hair with the right conditions with which it can grow strong and healthy. This is noticeable in the athletics field with some sportsmen and women supporting what can seem like the perfect head of hair.

However, those athletes that train excessively hard, who are becoming elite athletes, the best in their field, they are putting the potential for a full head of hair at risk. High endurance training reduces the amount of testosterone found in the body, this is great if you are looking to retain your hair for longer, but men need certain levels of testosterone in their bodies so the need to balance out training without decreasing the levels of testosterone is difficult.

While there are instances in athletics and other sporting activities to keep body hair to the minimum as it can reduce a person’s performance, there is a fine balance to keep.

It is important you realise the need to take care of your diet and your health, to ensure you are not putting your hair at a higher risk of hair loss due to the diet and fitness levels.

However, whilst the reduction of testosterone in athletes who are still young and need to balance out the levels of testosterone, higher levels of this chemical are found in those people who are losing their hair. Turning to exercise might be a natural way to fight the hair loss, but the level of exercise you will need to notice a difference, is intense.

One area you must also take into consideration, people in the public eye will turn for professional help quicker because it can affect their sponsorship deals if they let their appearance falter.

It is up to the client if they choose to tell the world of their procedure, some celebrities choose to share whilst others keep their cosmetic procedures private.

However, what is important, is getting the specialist advice from doctors like Dr Katona, rather than putting off the consultation and trying all the home remedies that pass down through the generations. These home remedies just don’t work, there could be a reason for your hair loss and getting medical attention in the beginning could save you from losing more hair than you actually need to.

Therefore, it is important to realize that eating a healthy diet and focusing on the items you fuel your body with can help promote great hair, exercise, which pushes a person’s physical capabilities could play an important part in lowering the testosterone in their body preventing hair loss.

Potential Scams In Hair Restoration

With the large number of hair loss clinics springing up around the world that claim to restore hair using the latest technology, it is important to beware of the potential of a scam to con you out of your money, while providing a poor service.

It is important that qualified staff run the clinic you choose to use. Here at Katona Hair Restoration Clinic the staff training is very important and Dr Katona is fully qualified to perform the treatments. However, there are some clinics that are using untrained staff and you need to know of any potential problems, which can arise from having treatment performed by unqualified doctor.

You run the risk of poor results and infections, while it is not always possible to prevent an infection, the care which you receive is important to help prevent any post operation problems.

These clinics who offer poor service are cheap, they seem too good to be true and is often the case. A poor quality hair transplantation is going to cause problems long-term, money for the first treatment and then again to correct the problem. The trauma of going through a procedure more than once to correct the mistakes is not easy, there are often complications that are present because of the first botched attempt.

It is vital that you check out your clinic to ensure they are fully qualified and approved to perform the procedure. It is normally possible to check online if there is any negative feedback from past clients as to the competence of the facilities and staff.

Ask to talk to past clients to see if they would recommend the services and their experience of the procedure they had. If they mention anything in a less than positive light this should ring warning bells and you should look elsewhere for the procedure.

We, here at Katona Hair Restoration Clinic, pride ourselves on the work we perform and we have even filmed a few procedures that you can watch, you can view them here.

Talk to our clients who have opted to have their treatment here with us, some clients are happy to discuss the process and to show off their results. Contact us in the clinic to allow us to put you in contact with previous clients.

Protection is important, we want to publicize the problems of clinics that perform procedures which they are not qualified to do. It is a problem that we are seeing more of and we, at the Katona Hair Restoration Clinic, want to put an end to unlicensed practices that put people’s hair restoration and their lives at risk.

Therefore, if you are thinking about dealing with hair loss ensure you find a licensed clinic, the staff at Katona Hair Restoration would be happy to talk to you and to book an appointment to discuss the options open to you and your current condition.