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Dr. Donovan is a US and Canadian board - certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair transplantation and hair loss. His offices are based in Toronto and Vancouver.
Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)
Awards & Recognition
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance "Pro - Patient" Dermatologist Award, 2010 - 2015
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Grant Awardee, 2012
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2012
Annual Meeting, 1st place, Poster Presentation, 2012
Outstanding Lecturer in Dermatology, Undergraduate Medical Education, 2012
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 2011 Annual Meeting, 1st place, Poster Presentation, 2011
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Ottawa, 2004
Graduate: PhD, University of Toronto
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Dermatology, University of Toronto
Hair Immunology, New York at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Hair Loss, University of California, San Francisco
Hair Transplantation, University of Toronto
Treatments offered at Donovan Medical
Blog Posts and Articles
What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3 fatty acids are called 'essential' fatty acids because we, as humans, can't synthesize them ourselves. We need to get them from our diet. While research in the role of these essential fatty acids in hair biology is still in it's early stages, and we don't really understand if they help or not, it's well known that these omega 3s have a variety of beneficial effects for human health. Evidence suggests that omega 3s have benefits such as lowering...
The word ‘forever’ has a fairly clear meaning and isn’t really open to much in the way of interpretation. Forever means continually. Forever means for always. Forever means forever. For those with genetic hair loss (sometimes called androgenetic alopecia), treatments must be used forever. If treatments are stopped, any benefits that a patient achieved will be lost. Surprisingly, when you pick up a bottle of a typical medication or treatment for genetic hair loss, the word...
The Modern Treatment Hair Loss: Logical. Ordered. Structured.There are over 100 reasons for hair loss. Each of the causes has different treatment. In my mind, for every patient I see, there is one or two “best’ treatments, and then the third best treatment. If that treatment does not help, I have a next (fourth) treatment in mind. However, the choice of treatment is not random.Just like in a game of chess, there is logic to planning each phase of treatment. There is order. There is...
Scalp redness has many causes. Here, I briefly review the top 12 causes of scalp redness.1) Seborrheic dermatitis.Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is an inflammatory condition of the scalp that affects about 3-5 % of adults. Males are more commonly affected than females. SD occurs on body sites where the skin is oily such as the scalp, eyebrows, sides of nose, eyelids and chest. Individuals with SD of the scalp develop red, flaky skin that is often itchy. The scales can be yellow, white or...
Hair regrowth is variableHair growth starts about 3 months after the surgery. But keep in mind it's highly variable - for some it's 2 months and some it's 5. But regrowth time also depends on the type of surgery. We see some delay in patients with scarring alopecias (cicatricial alopecia), compared to those with genetic hair loss. But overall, three months is a safe bet.
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