Ask The Fellows is a series in which unanswered clinical questions are answered by Fellows of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Update from International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Task Force on Finasteride Adverse Event Controversies
Finasteride is approved by the U.S. FDA as a safe and effective treatment of hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. That fact has not changed.
The ISHRS 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting has so many sessions and workshops. This brief summarizes the workshops you may have missed or didn’t have the opportunity to attend on Friday, September 11 including “Bear Reconstruction & Harvesting” and “Camouflaging and Ancillary Methods for Hair Restoration”
Whenever considering hair restoration, a patient must have a physician with experience and results designing natural-looking hairlines. There are several ways to assess a physicians expertise and creativity in creating natural hairlines
Physicians are seeing more and more young patients losing hair as early as 17 or 18 years of age. Self-esteem and peer pressure is an issue for this age patient. Looking for rapid results, which can be a challenge for physicians to manage expectations.
Hair follicle regeneration has been a topic of conversation for the past several years as the study of stem cells has advanced across many areas of health care industries. Valerie Horsley, Maxine F. Singer Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular & Development Biology and Dermatology, Yale University presented to ISHRS members today about advancements in hari follicle stem cell research.
Understanding the biology of hair is critical as physicians and scientists consider new hair loss therapies and treatments. For consumers, this means the opportunity to treat various stages of hair loss in advance of and during hair restoration surgery.
The history of hair restoration goes back many years prior to the founding of the ISHRS more than 23 years ago. As a result, we have to recognize the contributions that many physicians have made to the advancement of our society.
You notice that you are beginning to lose hair and you want to halt or reverse hair loss if you can. One of your options is a medical approach to hair restoration—using one of the hair restoration medications that are offered with a claim to stop loss of hair and stimulate hair regrowth. But which one?