Dr. Stuart and Dr. Chaffoo standing in front of black and gold background
Dr. Chaffoo standing with Dr. Stuart in front of black and gold background


  1. Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Transplantation Surgery?

    Hair transplantation is one of the most effective procedures for restoring a youthful hairline and a fuller head of hair. California Hair MD is a nationally recognized hair transplant superspecialist. Our duo of board-certified physicians (a dermatologist and triple board-certified plastic surgeon) work together to bring patients the latest advancements in medical and surgical hair… Read More

  2. After hair restoration | Dr. Chaffoo | San Diego, CA

    State of the Art Hair Restoration with Artas and Neograft

    Technological advances have led to minimally invasive hair restoration treatments that achieve substantial results with less downtime and recovery. California Hair MD is proud to utilize these cutting edge procedures to provide our patients with the quality of treatment and outcomes they deserve. These treatments include NeoGraft® automated FUE hair transplant and Artas i-X® robotic hair restoration treatments. NeoGraft®… Read More

  3. Before and after hair transplant | Dr. Chaffoo | San Diego, CA

    Reverse Androgenic Alopecia with Follicular Unit Excision

    Put your hair worries to rest. California Hair MD offers the best solutions for alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness. Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides follicular unit excision, also known as follicular unit extraction – FUE – utilizing the latest technology currently available in hair restoration, allowing the team to choose the most ideal combination of treatment… Read More

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    Explaining Post-Operative Care After Hair Restoration Treatment

    California Hair MD provides hair transplant services using cutting edge technology wielded by pioneering hair restoration specialist Dr. Richard Chaffoo and his team of experts. This is often to address androgenic alopecia, a common form of hair loss. After the hair restoration treatment, patients will undergo post-operative care to ensure the operation went successfully and… Read More

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    Why Do So Many Hair Practices Still Offer FUT (Strip Surgery)?

    Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is the oldest method of harvesting hair follicles from the scalp to correct alopecia or baldness. The birth of FUT dates back to the early days of hair restoration surgery of the 1960’s and hasn’t changed significantly since that time. In those historic times, the only technology which existed to harvest hair follicles… Read More

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    The Dangers of Medical Tourism

    Several times a year I see patients in my practice who are interested in cosmetic surgery but travel south of the border to Tijuana or some other third world destination to have plastic surgery. These unsuspecting patients mistakenly feel the savings justifies traveling outside of the country. To some people all plastic surgery and all… Read More

  7. Magazine cover with Dr. Chaffoo titled "These Doctors Are Among The Best Plastic Surgeons In America"

    What is the Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

    The difference between a plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon can be summed up in one word: HUGE. Many people mistakenly think there is no difference. And how would the unsuspecting public know otherwise?  Both types of doctors went to medical school and are licensed to practice medicine. Both often have beautiful websites and attractive offices… Read More

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    Introducing California Hair MD’s “Patented” Hair Restoration Method – Hybrid or Composite Method

    Hair Restoration Method At California Hair MD, we pride ourselves in offering hair restoration services that are a cut above the rest. We believe in doing everything we can to meet our patients’ aesthetic goals. This means we treat our patients on an individual basis, because there is no “one size fits all” hair loss… Read More

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    How Do I Find A Reputable Hair Transplant Clinic?

    While the internet is a wealth of information for patients considering a hair restoration procedure, there is no guidance online to help you make this most important decision when seeking help with hair loss. Large hair clinics that have multiple offices throughout the country have huge marketing budgets to attract prospective patients for hair transplant procedures. You’ve… Read More

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    Androgenic Alopecia: The Most Common Cause of Hair Loss in Both Men and Women

    Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It’s estimated that about 40% of men notice baldness by the age of 40. This percentage increases with increasing age. Patterns of hair loss are often somewhat different between the sexes. Men usually begin to notice baldness along the frontal… Read More