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Dutasteride: Clinical Trials May Add a New Drug for Medical Treatment of Male Pattern Hair Loss

5-alpha reductase inhibitor is a drug that inhibits the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that converts testosterone into DHT and is successful in lowering the level of DHT available to hair follicles.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 03.01.2007

Eyelash Transplantation: Who, Why and How

There are a number of causes to the loss of eyelashes such as a physical trauma-facial injury and scarring due to traumatic events such as automobile accidents, industrial accidents, chemical and thermal burns, eyelid tattoos, and traction alopecia associated with long-term use of false eyelashes.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 01.01.2007

Expectations and Decision-Making in Hair Restoration Surgery

The patient's expectations for hair restoration must be clarified for both patient and physician. After expectations are fully explored and understood, patient and physician can begin to discuss surgical and/or nonsurgical approaches to satisfying the patient's wishes.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 11.01.2006

Medical Boards, Medical Specialization and Medical Competence: Medicine's Self-Regulation in the Public Interest

Hair restoration surgery is a medical and surgical subspecialty that has matured to the point of needing a standards-setting mechanism for assuring the highest level of knowledge and skill in practitioners of hair restoration surgery.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 11.01.2006

Understanding Someone Else's Hair Transplant

Understanding the reasons for someone else's hair transplantation should be no different than understanding the reasons for someone else's elective medical procedure.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 10.01.2006

Use of Finasteride to Prevent Hair Loss Presents a Problem for Professional and Olympic Athletes: Choosing Between Doing Their Best and Looking Their Best

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) bans the use of the hair-loss treatment finasteride (Propecia®) by competing athletes.  The presence of finasteride metabolites in the urine makes it difficult to impossible to detect the presence of a number of the performance-enhancing steroids banned by WADA.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.01.2006

Strategies for Cosmetic Improvement When Hair Transplantation Must Be Delayed

Some men with male-pattern hair loss are candidates for a delayed approach to hair transplantation. This may be especially applicable to adolescent and very young adult men who are beginning to lose hair.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: Anonymous DATE: 07.19.2006

Male- and Female-Pattern Hair Loss: Are They Predictable?

Is Male-Pattern Hair Loss in Your Future?

If you are an adult male with male-pattern hair loss in your close male relatives, you will probably want to know:

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 06.01.2006

Hair Color: Why Do You Have Blond, Red, Brown or Black Hair, and Why Does It Turn Gray and White?

The color of your hair is largely determined by the genes that you inherited from your parents and their ancestors. There are a few exceptions, mostly associated with disease or congenital anomalies that induce change in hair color.

 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 05.01.2006

Hair Restoration in the Scarred Scalp

Hair restoration in the scarred scalp is not undertaken lightly. It requires careful examination of the scalp and consideration of numerous factors that can influence the feasibility and outcome of surgical hair restoration.
 

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 01.01.2006

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