Hair Sciences: a review of follicular cell implantation and stem cell hair regrowth

In a recent issue of the Forum, I reviewed some of the relevant research on follicular cell implantation (“hair cloning”) over the last ten years.1 In this column, I’ll review recent studies that relate to this topic as well, and in particular a recent report from Cotsarelis and his group (cited above). Although these reports add even more complexity, they also give us new hope that cell therapy may someday actually work.

After Hair Restoration Surgery

Surgical hair restoration actually results in less operative discomfort than many other surgical procedures.
 

Hair Restoration Medications: A Summary at a Glance

The gold standard for making a choice is approval of a product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for use in treating hair loss.  The most effective use of hair restoration medication is under the supervision of a physician hair restoration specialist.
 

Using Finasteride (Propecia®) as a Hair Loss Treatment

Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and it's effects in slowing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth work best for early to moderate degrees of hair loss.
 

Finasteride and Prostate Cancer

The prevalence of prostate cancer in finasteride-treated men was reduced by 24.8% from the prevalence normally expected in men of this age and medical condition, indicating that finasteride 5mg (Proscar®) is effective in preventing or delaying the appearance of prostate cancer.

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