Hair Loss & Innovations - Cutting Edge Research - Part 1

As with any medical field of practice, innovation continues to drive results. So what is happening in the research field of Hair Loss? One area that continues to be growing is with ongoing research and testing in the area of genetics. “Clock Controlled” genes, for example, have been found in the normal hair cycle but to date, no findings yet on how to “turn off/on” the clock to help in genetic hair loss.

New Hair Loss Treatments in Development

WebMD recently sat down with ISHRS' Dr. Kenneth Washenik to discuss the many treatments in the works. “The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” states Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD.

At the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in March, various treatment topics were highlighted.

Cell based Fair follicle regeneration - taking cells found around hair follicles and growing them in a lab.

Revolutionizing Treatment for Hair Loss

A recent study published in Nature,finds 2 distinct fibroblasts in the skin layers; the upper layer that produces hair folicles and lower layer responsible for making skins collagen fibres. Read more on how scientists may have revolutionized treatment for hair loss, scarring and more!
 

The Difference between FUE and FUT Donor Harvesting Techniques

A detailed review of the two most common hair restoration procedures are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Dr. Robert True talks about the differences between these two donor harvesting techniques.
 

The Facts: Scarring From FUE & FUT Donor Harvesting

Many are touting FUE as "scarless" procedure and FUT as a "likely scarring" procedure within the world of hair restoration. Dr. Robert True lays out the facts about scarring with both procedures.
 

Hair Transplants So Natural Your Stylist Won't Even Know

Dr. Edwin Epstein discusses how advancements and techniques in hair restoration has dramatically changed over the last 15 years. With follicular unit transplanting, doctors move natural occurring hair groupings into areas for natural hair growth.

VIDEO: Is Recovery From Hair Restoration Surgery Painful?

Typically hair restoration surgeries are relatively pain-free post surgery. Dr. Robert True talks about how to treat any potential discomfort or pain as a result of your hair restoration procedure.
 

VIDEO: Show me your results!

Drs. Jennifer Martinick and Bernard Nusbaum explain how talking with a physician and asking to see the results of patients that have undergone hair restoration procedures is important. What was the patients' experience? Asking questions like these will help make your decision on whether you are comfortable proceeding with a particular physician.
 

VIDEO: The Evolution of Hair Restoration

Hair restoration has come a long way and continues to innovate and improve over the years. On behalf of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Dr. Paul Rose talks about how hair restoration has evolved and about the new baldness cures available to patients facing pattern baldness.
 

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