Physicians are seeing more and more young patients losing hair as early as 17 or 18 years of age. Self-esteem and peer pressure is an issue for this age patient. Looking for rapid results, which can be a challenge for physicians to manage expectations.
Hair follicle regeneration has been a topic of conversation for the past several years as the study of stem cells has advanced across many areas of health care industries. Valerie Horsley, Maxine F. Singer Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular & Development Biology and Dermatology, Yale University presented to ISHRS members today about advancements in hari follicle stem cell research.
Understanding the biology of hair is critical as physicians and scientists consider new hair loss therapies and treatments. For consumers, this means the opportunity to treat various stages of hair loss in advance of and during hair restoration surgery.
The history of hair restoration goes back many years prior to the founding of the ISHRS more than 23 years ago. As a result, we have to recognize the contributions that many physicians have made to the advancement of our society.
You notice that you are beginning to lose hair and you want to halt or reverse hair loss if you can. One of your options is a medical approach to hair restoration—using one of the hair restoration medications that are offered with a claim to stop loss of hair and stimulate hair regrowth. But which one?
Every other year the ISHRS conducts a detailed study looking at the trends within hair restoration - both surgical and non-surgical.
Hair loss is typically caused by male or female pattern baldness, which account for most baldness cases in both sexes. There are, however, several infectious agents can cause hair loss, usually temporarily.
We conclude our three part series, “Strip Harvesting versus FUE” in discussing a number of remaining issues between the two procedures.