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Dr. Jeffrey Epstein: Body Hair Transplant Expert

I have read a lot about three different people named Jeffrey Epstein in recent years. In a crazy coincidence, all three namesakes were based in Florida prior to the most famous one passing away in 2019. The second most notorious of the three is a doctor who misbehaved at an airport in 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey Epstein and his Body Hair Transplants

However, the only one that we care about is hair transplant surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein and his Foundation for Hair Restoration Clinic. He is based in Miami, Florida and also has a separate personal site.

Dr. Epstein is likely among the 5 most experienced body hair to head hair transplant surgeons in the US. These procedures are commonly referred to as just Body Hair Transplants (BHT). Moreover, he is possibly the world’s most experienced eyebrow transplant surgeon.

This year, I will write a few posts on body hair hair transplants after a lengthy gap. For balding men who have limited permanent donor hair, BHT can be a godsend. Note that men with androgenetic alopecia are also more likely to have profuse body hair.

On a related note, did you know that hair follicles across the body communicate with each other?

And did you know that Jeff Bezos’ grandfather had his butt hair transplanted to his hand? It was unintentional due to the need for a skin graft transplant after a burn injury. What is very encouraging is that the ass hair kept growing on Bezos senior’s hand for the rest of his life.

Two Types of Body Hair Transplants

Going back to the subject at hand, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein performs two types of body hair transplants:

  1. The first is the one that we men with male pattern hair loss all care about. It entails using hairs from the chest, beard, and or back to transplant to the scalp. In most cases, such a BHT procedure will only add density to existing hair. Most surgeons that offer BHT tend to use scalp permanent donor hair as the primary source, and body hair as a supplement.
  2. The second involves transplanting scalp hairs (!?) into areas of the body such as the chest, pubic region, and or armpits. Some men really hate a lack of body hair. Others such as myself would be happy to have significantly less body hair. Grass is always greener? I have my doubts and do not think that I would ever trade scalp hair for body hair. Even if I had superb scalp hair and zero body hair.

The Naked Ape is still not Realized

The below patient of Dr. Epstein obtained a great result after a back hair only 3,000 graft transplant to the scalp. However, do note that his “donor” body hair is beyond spectacular. Make sure to see 1:15 min into the below video. The Naked Ape was a misnomer after all.

Dr. Epstein’s YouTube Channel is worth favoriting.

Wnt/β-catenin Signaling and other Hair News

Wnt/β-catenin Signaling

— More evidence that enhancing the β-catenin signaling pathway in dermal papilla cells allows faster and denser hair growth.

— New findings from a Stanford University (US) and A*STAR (Singapore)’s Institute of Medical Biology collaboration: Wnt/β-catenin signalling plays a critical role in hair follicle stem cell maintenance. Interesting quote:

“Compounds, particularly those which have already been established to be Wnt activators, can now be tested against cultured HFSCs to see if they do stimulate hair regrowth. The scientific community may also be able to culture HFSCs more efficiently by tweaking Wnt signalling to the optimal levels.”

Other Hair News Updates

Histogen gets $6 million funding from China and also targets the Chinese market. Also, Hairlosstalk is interviewing CEO Dr. Gail Naughton this week. Unfortunately the questions are already finalized, but its still worth a gander through this thread.

Kyocera updated its article on the biggest news of this year in the hair loss world. They plan to conduct clinical research in Japanese fiscal year 2019 and put the technology into “practical use” in 2020. Interesting quote:

“While various methods are under evaluation, Kyocera’s piezoelectric technology is of particular interest as a means of discharging small amounts of viscid cells in a precise manner during the cell processing process.”

PGD2 inhibitor Fevipiprant could be a miracle treatment for asthma. I am still hopeful that Setipiprant will be better than expected when it comes to treating hair loss. Worth listening to Kythera CEO’s interview here if you haven’t already.

— New article that covers Dr. Christiano’s company Rapunzel as well as other relevant subjects including Samumed, Vixen/Aclaris and Dr. Joseph Greco.

— New study from China: “Hair follicle and sebaceous gland “de novo” regeneration with cultured epidermal stem cells and skin-derived precursors.”

— Joe Tillman discusses his Dr. Cooley PRP treatment results. I have covered platelet-rich plasma for hair growth many times on this blog.

Healeon Medical is starting a new clinical trial in Honduras that will “evaluate the safety and efficacy of the use of a biocellular mixture of emulsified adipose-derived tissue stromal vascular fraction (AD-tSVF) and high density platelet-rich plasma concentrate (HD-PRP) as compared with adipose-derived cell-enriched SVF (AD-cSVF) + AD-tSVF and HD-PRP concentrates in treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL).”

— Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is conducting the “first ever FDA-approved study in the US on the use of fat-derived stems cell for the treatment of hair loss in men and women.”  If you are near Miami, perhaps worth a visit.

— He says that black guys do not always pull off the bald look. I still think he pulls it off.

UK celebrity funnyman divorcee gets a hair transplant to prepare for online dating so as to not look like a thug.

And now on to medical items of interest:

— Last year I discussed the inspirational Zion Harvey after he got a double hand transplant. He had lost both his legs, both his hands and his kidney to a childhood infection. One year after his double hand transplant surgery, here is the result.

Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial.

— “Bio is the new digital.”  Great article from Taiwan that is a must read after translation. Boston is to biotech what Silicon Valley is to information technology. In the hair loss world, it seems like New York and San Diego are far more important than Boston,

— Two stories on aging in the Economist in the past week. Here and here.

Excellent article on human enhancement.

— At least androgens have some benefits such as telomere length extension.

Gene therapy cure with a money-back guarantee.

Peter Thiel is a fan of parabiosis.