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Minoxidil

NavigationMinoxidil Finasteride Bimatoprost Dutasteride Photobiomodulation (PBM)/ LLLT Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) PatientsTypes of Hair Loss Treatments for Hair Loss Patient Stories Getting Started Consumer Advocacy Video Glossary MINOXIDIL Topical  Minoxidil : Effectiveness & Limitations   Available topical formulations   Minoxidil is offered in 2% and 5% concentrations, applied to the scalp as a liquid or foam. Both concentrations are FDA ...

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EFFECTIVENESS OF 5% MINOXIDIL IN TREATING MALE-PATTERN HAIR LOSS

    Two new studies of the effects of 5% minoxidil in treating male-pattern hair loss report that a majority of patients found:   rapid onset of action in promoting new hair growth; very effective to effective results in promoting new hair growth over the period of treatment, decreased hair loss; and, minimal side effects.   Minoxidil is a topical …

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Medical Treatments

Navigation Minoxidil Photobiomodulation PatientsTypes of Hair Loss Treatments for Hair Loss Patient Stories Getting Started Consumer Advocacy Video Glossary MINOXIDIL Topical  Minoxidil : Effectiveness & Limitations   Background:  The discovery of minoxidil as a hair loss therapy was serendipitous, since it was first developed in the late 1960’s as an oral treatment for high blood pressure based on its function ...

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Medical Treatments

Navigation Minoxidil Photobiomodulation PatientsTypes of Hair Loss Treatments for Hair Loss Patient Stories Getting Started Consumer Advocacy Video Glossary MINOXIDIL Topical  Minoxidil : Effectiveness & Limitations   Background:  The discovery of minoxidil as a hair loss therapy was serendipitous, since it was first developed in the late 1960’s as an oral treatment for high blood pressure based on its function ...

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Grant Recipients

ISHRS members, fellows and surgeons

Past Research Grant Recipients 2020 James Harris, MD, FISHRSInvestigation of the Bioaersolization of Blood and Skin Tissues During FUE Marie Andrée Schambach, MD, FISHRSAxillary Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) as a Possible Treatmentfor Hyperhidrosis: A Pilot Study Greg Williams, MBBS, FISHRSInvestigating the Role of Thrombospondins in the Formation of Stretched Scars 2019 Gorana Kuka Epstein, MDComparison of the Efficacy of Platelet …

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Finasteride

NavigationMinoxidil Finasteride Bimatoprost Dutasteride Photobiomodulation (PBM)/ LLLT Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) PatientsTypes of Hair Loss Treatments for Hair Loss Patient Stories Getting Started Consumer Advocacy Video Glossary FINASTERIDE   Administration   A 1mg dose daily is the suggested treatment for male-pattern hair loss. A 5 mg dose is given to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) in men. Some patients ...

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Types of Hair Loss

PatientsTypes of Hair Loss Treatments for Hair Loss Patient Stories Getting Started Consumer Advocacy Video Glossary Many people wonder what causes hair loss. The causes of hair loss vary depending on a number of factors, including genetics (this is often what causes baldness or alopecia), illness (such as thyroid disease), and medications you may be taking. The best way to ...

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Shakira Named Female Celebrity with Best Hair by World’s Leading Hair Experts (ISHRS Annual Meeting Overview)

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23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Spotlights Latest Research, Scientific Advances in Treating Hair Loss   GENEVA, IL. – August 27, 2015. Colombian-born singer/songwriter Shakira, one of the best known Latin-American pop artists, now has another accolade to add to her long list of career achievements — best hair. The world’s foremost hair restoration physicians …

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EVALUATING FEMALE HAIR LOSS PATIENTS

Evaluating female hair loss and female baldness Diagnosing female hair loss is time-consuming, yet extremely rewarding for physicians. It requires a detailed medical history, and an in-depth scalp examination, looking at clues for a diagnosis.   Scalp dermoscopy, which allows physicians to look closely at the impacted area, has emerged as an invaluable tool in rec­ognizing features of various hair …

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FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS

Female pattern hair loss cures… Does anything really work for women?   posted by Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FISHRS on May 13, 2015 Many in our field would argue it’s not worth even treating women for female pattern hair loss, citing concerns about donor area, the scarcity of effective treatments, or how difficult it can be to achieve patient satisfaction. But these …

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HERBAL HAIR LOSS PROGRAM

  posted by Rajesh Rajput, MCh, FISHRS on April 6, 2015 Can a herbal treatment for hair loss really work? Best practices in herbal hair growth treatment   An herbal program for hair loss can work well for some patients. Those with grade III to IV hair loss are expected to thrive on the program. It is also beneficial for patients with …

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HAIR LOSS, MIRACLE CURES AND WOMEN

As the percentage of women who suffer hair loss grows, so too will the number of products sold to women for their hair loss.  These products, hawked by late night pitches via infomercials, prey on those who may be concerned about recent or dramatic hair loss.  We at ISHRS prescribe to the “if it sounds too good to be true, …

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HAIR LOSS, MIRACLE CURES AND WOMEN

As the percentage of women who suffer hair loss grows, so too will the number of products sold to women for their hair loss.  These products, hawked by late night pitches via infomercials, prey on those who may be concerned about recent or dramatic hair loss.  We at ISHRS prescribe to the “if it sounds too good to be true, …

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HAIR RESTORATION MEDICATIONS: A SUMMARY AT A GLANCE

    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 medications that are offered with a claim to stop loss of hair and stimulate hair regrowth. But which one?   Choosing a hair …

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Using Finasteride (Propecia®) as a Hair Loss Treatment

  Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It is the only specific MPHL treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prescription by a physician. Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL in …

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USING FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA®) AS A HAIR LOSS TREATMENT

    Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It is the only specific MPHL treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prescription by a physician. Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL …

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