Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon has always been on the cutting edge of frontier medicine. He became a member of the American College of Phleboogy in 1995; he was voted onto the Education Committee in 1996. He became a member of tthe American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in 1994.
He promoted the concept of Andropause or male menopause beginning in 1995 when the term was almost unknown and 5 years before testosterone replacement therapy became a mainstay treatment in the U.S.A . He has been treating patients with hormone replacement therapy, including testosterone and growth hormone, according to strict protocols which he developed in 1995; these same protocols are in use by over 13 urology centers across the country.
Dr. Hashemiyoon was one of the first physicians to use finasteride at lower doses for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in 1993. This was 4 years before Propecia was FDA approved. His regimen of 1mg. finasteride orally and 5% minoxidil topically is now the gold standard as the only proven and FDA approved treatments for the non-surgical treatment of hair loss in men. In 2004 he began investigating dutasteride instead of finasteride for the treatment of male pattern baldness.
Between 1991 and 1993 he was medical director of The National Health and Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. He treated hundreds of patients with moderate to severe weight problems using prescription strength medication and high protein meal replacement therapy.
He has been active in the development of new anti-viral agents which have shown remarkable results with the treatment of DNA viruses, especially papilloma virus; Dr. Hashemiyoon was one of the first investigators of cidofovir during the human clinical trials in Leuven, Belgium in 1993. Cidofovir was later FDA approved in July 1996 in the United States. His initial studies at GWU Hospital on laryngeal papillomas laid the groundwork for further development nationwide and were published in the ENT Journal. The Voice Treatment Center at George Washington University Medical Center continues with their groundbreaking voice treatment with cidofovir as the nexus of their laryngeal papilloma treatment.
In 2004 he suggested the use of the prostaglandin in Lumigan, an anti-glaucoma medication, for eye lashes and scalp hair enhancement. In 2008 Latisse was FDA approved.
Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon is now medical director of the Elite Medical Centers. The Elite Medical Center have several offices that are leading specialty centers providing state-of-the-art care for varicose and spider veins, hair transplant using the NeoGraft System for FUE (Follifullar Unit Extraction), and Liposculpture with the Cynosure laser lipo system. For vascular problems the practices provide the most advanced treatment available including micro-injection transcatheter therapy, laser like treatment with Photoderm VL®, Altus Cool Glide® Laser, ambulatory phlebectomy, and Color Flow Duplex Mapping and sclerotherapy, and the newest technology from Dr. Robert Min from Cornell University called Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLTTM); there are only a handful of centers worldwide that provide this innovative procedure for the treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Hashemiyoon was the official instructor for Diomed Laser in the Los Angeles area for several years; he trained doctors from the Mid-West to the West coast on the EVLT procedure.
Pioneering the way towards non-surgical solutions to many cosmetic needs, Dr. Hashemiyoon has advanced non-surgical procedures to a new level. The Liquid Face-Lift and the non-surgical nose job are two of his innovative procedures that allow patients to now achieve near surgical results without surgery. Utilizing a combination of CO2 Fractional Laser, Erbium-YAG laser, and soft implant fillers Dr. Hashemiyoon is able to take 5-10 years off a patient's face without any surgery and almost no downtime. The new Cynosure SmartLipo procedure is a great way to lose unwanted fat from difficult areas without surgery using the innovative laser technique to melt fat, kill fat cells, and and also tighten the skin. All in one day without the need for an operation.
The gold standard for hair transplants using FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is taken to a new level with the NeoGraft System. Now large volume transplants using hair from anywhere can be done in one day with no cuts, scars, and completely natural looking results.
The Elite Medical Centers currently has three offices located in Beverly Hills, Studio City, and Palos Verdes.