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Combined Surgical and Medical Hair Restoration Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach

Two pharmacologic hair restoration treatments are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia, Finasteride (Propecia®) an orally administered agent, and Minoxidil (Rogaine®) a topically applied agent.

 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 03.01.2008

Comparing Apples to Apples: Benchmarks to Predict Outcome

An important part of the consultation will be to make sure the patient understands that (1) results will be individual to the patient and cannot be compared to results in another person, and (2) the final result will reflect the patient’s wishes for outcome and the physician’s ability to deliver an optimal result.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 02.01.2008

Anesthesia: Maximizing Patient Comfort in Surgical Hair Restoration

An important-and for some prospective patients the most important-question regarding hair restoration surgery is: Will it be painful?
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 12.01.2007

Hair Graft Placement: The Final Step in Hair Transplantation

A graft is the tissue unit of one or more hair follicles that has been removed from a donor site on the scalp, to be inserted into an area of hair loss.
 

Comments (1)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 11.01.2007

Smoking, Drinking, Medications and Herbal Products Can All Affect the Course of Your Hair Restoration Surgery

The connection between smoking, drinking, medications, herbal products and surgery is their potential to contribute to excessive bleeding during the operation, and bleeding or "oozing" after the operation.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.01.2007

Hair Characteristics: A Major Consideration in Hair Transplantation

Hair characteristics are important in establishing a unique identity for each individual person.  Some of the characteristics noted are color, caliber and geometric property.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.01.2007

From Cathode-Ray Tubes to Flat-Screen TV, and From Plugs to Microtechnology in Hair Transplantation

Advanced biological science and improving technology took hair transplantation from the era of the transplanted hair plug to today's microtransplantation that is so "natural" that it is difficult to distinguish from hair that was never lost.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 06.01.2007

Hair Loss in Women: When Is Hair Transplantation the Optimal Treatment?

Women with a family history of hair loss may be especially alert for any indications of thinning hair on their own scalps. If medical treatment to halt hair thinning is ineffective, the woman may turn to hair transplantation as a means of restoring hair in areas of hair loss.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 06.01.2007

Hair Loss and the Appearance of Aging

The perception of hair loss as a cosmetic "defect" influences the way in which both men and women may be assessed, but it is often a detriment to women more than to men.  Bald men are viewed as a "Mr. Big" image but for women, thinning hair is an age-related cosmetic detriment.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 06.01.2007

Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss: Gene Driven but Not Your Genetic Fate

Androgenetic alopecia-male- and female-pattern hair loss-is known to have a genetic basis. It is an inheritable condition, commonly described as "running in the family".
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 04.01.2007

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