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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

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

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

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

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

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

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