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About Your New Hairline

Restoration of your hairline is something that both you and your physician hair restoration specialist will want to "get right". The best hairline recreated by transplantation or other hair restoration surgery is one that blends with your other facial features and does not call attention to itself as a unique facial feature.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.27.2012

Scalp Reduction Surgery for Hair Restoration

Alopecia reduction-also called scalp reduction-is a surgical hair restoration procedure that (1) surgically removes bald scalp, and (2) stretches hair-bearing scalp upward to replace bald scalp that has been removed.

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Male Hair Loss & Pattern Baldness in Men

Male pattern hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia) is an inherited condition manifested when androgens are present in normal amounts. The gene can be inherited from the mother or father’s side.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.26.2012

Effectiveness of 5% Minoxidil in Treating Male-Pattern Hair Loss

Studies showed the effectiveness of a 5% minoxidil topical solution in halting hair loss and stimulating new hair growth, as well as the patients' perceptions of efficacy and side effects.

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Young Male Hair Loss

A good first step is consultation with a physician hair restoration specialist who is skilled and experienced.  Ethical considerations are especially important when the patient is vulnerable, distressed, and not yet an adult.

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Hair Restoration Surgery Begins with Why You Want Hair Restoration Surgery and What You Expect It to Do for You

Hair restoration surgery restores hair to areas of hair loss.  It's a successful procedure but one that cannot be undone after it has been accomplished. It can be revised over time with additional surgery, but it cannot be undone.

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Revising Previous Hair Transplants

Life situations can change and a hair transplant needs to be revised to meet the patient’s present and future needs. Revising hair restoration surgery must be approached cautiously, however, with appropriate examinations and patient-physician consultations.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.23.2012

Follicular Unit Transplantation & Extraction

Follicular unit (FU) extraction is a procedure for obtaining follicular graft units from donor areas on the scalp. Follicular unit transplantation is the surgical procedure for transplanting follicular unit into the scalp.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.23.2012

Tissue Engineering (Hair Follicle Cloning)

The mechanism where a single hair follicle could be turned into hundreds or thousands of hair follicles is not ‘cloning’ but tissue engineering or what is sometimes called cell therapy.

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Unraveling the Secrets of the Hair Cycle

When we comb and brush our hair, we find strands on our clothing and in the brush.  These are "dead" hairs that have been pushed out of follicles by new hair developing from renewal of the anagen (growth) phase of the hair follicle.

Comments (0)POSTED BY: ISHRS DATE: 08.22.2012