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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.

Comments (1)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 09.01.2008

Transplantation of Graying and Gray Hair

Transplantation of gray hair is successful because gray hair is healthy hair produced by healthy hair follicles.

Comments (2)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.01.2008

Good Nutrition: Essential for Keeping Hair Healthy after Hair Transplantation

Well-balanced dietary intake is essential for cells in hair follicles that produce hair and cycle hair through its anagen-telogen-catagen phases. A diet that is severely deficient in essential nutrients, or deficient in essential nutrients over an extended period of time, can cause malfunction in cells, including the cells in hair follicles.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 07.01.2008

Ethnic and Gender Considerations in Hair Transplantation

Gender and ethnic differences are manifested most prominently in the overall appearance of an individual—the "look" that an individual presents to others. At different levels, gender and ethnicity influence an individual’s life and appearance in multiple ways.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 06.01.2008

Worrying About Hair Loss: An Expert Consultation Can Reframe Your Questions and Provide Answers

Consulting with a physician hair restoration specialist who's a medical doctor with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary for diagnosis and treatment of hair loss can answer and ease any worries or concerns.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 04.01.2008

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 (2)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