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Hair Restoration Society Completes Survey; Results Support Recognition as Medical Discipline

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Geneva, IL – An estimated 168,155 hair transplant procedures were performed worldwide last year; 87,987 in the U.S., according to a recent international survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). These were among the findings of the ISHRS 2005 Practice Census. The ISHRS is a non-profit voluntary medical association of hair restoration physicians and surgical assistants. …

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TEMPORARY HAIR LOSS: IT’S TEMPORARY BUT CAN BE WORRISOME

From infancy to old age, everyone loses hair every day as hair follicles go through their normal cyclic activity of anagen (growth phase), catagen (shedding phase) and telogen (resting phase). (See About Hair Loss for more information about The Hair Growth Cycle). A full anagen-catagen-telogen cycle can take years to complete. Each follicle goes through the complete cycle 10 to 20 times over …

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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 men …

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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 men …

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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 men …

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HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AFTER AGE 50: EXCELLENT RESULTS ARE THE RULE IN OLDER PATIENTS

Older men with hair loss can be confident that age, in itself, does not exclude them from having hair transplantation. Men are seldom “too old” to consider hair transplantation as a treatment for hair loss. Men 50 years old and older can usually expect excellent results from first-time hair transplantation. Excellent results are common in men age 70 and older …

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HAIR LOSS & HAIR RESTORATION REQUIRE PERSONAL & INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

Science is rapidly advancing our understanding of the causes of hair loss. The successful treatment of hair loss is being rapidly advanced by physician hair restoration specialists who use scientific knowledge to create innovative approaches to hair restoration. As scientific knowledge advances, it becomes clear that the causes of hair loss are complex and may vary in multiple ways from …

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USING YOUR HAIR TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUELY INDIVIDUAL HAIR RESTORATION: FROM DONOR SITE TO RECIPIENT SITE AND END RESULT

The goal of hair transplantation is to give you, the patient, completely natural-appearing hair growth that expresses your unique individuality. Advances in hair transplantation techniques, procedures, and technology make this goal achievable for most patients today. When hair transplantation was first developed in mid-Twentieth Century, the goal was “coverage” using plug-graft technology and techniques of the day. Patients were pleased …

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THE DONOR SITE: SAVINGS & LOAN OF HAIR FOR TRANSPLANTATION

Definition of the Donor Site When hair-bearing tissue is withdrawn from one area of the scalp for transplantation to an area that is hairless due to male-pattern hair loss (MPHL), the withdrawal is made from the donor site-an area unaffected by the genetics of MPHL. The donor site in the balding male is hair-bearing scalp tissue that runs from an …

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FOLLOWUP HAIR RESTORATION PROCEDURES

Surgical hair restoration is a permanent solution for male or female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). Often patients require a second procedure or series of hair replacement procedures for the following reasons: Hair continues to be lost due to androgenetic alopecia and a follow-up hair replacement procedure or series of procedures is necessary to maintain the desired hair coverage. Hair transplants …

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YOUR MEDICAL TREATMENT HISTORY: IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOUR HAIR RESTORATION PHYSICIAN

What do treatment for severe acne, daily aspirin to prevent heart attack, and heavy smoking or drinking have to do with hair restoration surgery? They are all risk factors that have the potential to affect the successful outcome of hair transplantation or other form of hair restoration surgery. Here are some examples: Acne and hair loss are both conditions that …

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11-Year-Old Fire Victim

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NEW YORK (August 2, 2004)– Seven years ago, a then 4-year old Mitchel was trying to help out his father by refueling the lawn mower. He was attempting to fill its tank when he accidentally spilled some fuel onto the hot exhaust. Instantly, the gas ignited. The flames leaped onto the canister he was carrying and from there set Mitchel’s …

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HAIR TRANSPLANTATION BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOU

Several recent television reality programs took cosmetic surgery “makeover” as their theme. A typical story line was to present a person who’s real or self-perceived cosmetic imperfections are corrected by cosmetic surgery. “Makeover” programs have a positive effect when they reinforce the idea that no one has to live with cosmetic imperfections that surgical or medical treatment can correct. Hair …

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From Laboratory Research to New Techniques in the Surgical Clinic: Why is Hair Lost? How Can Hair Be Re-grown? What Are the Best Approaches to Hair Restoration?

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NEW YORK (October 16, 2003)– Look at the pictures on ancient Greek vases or at the sculpted busts of eminent ancient Romans and you can see that baldness is not a new experience in human history. We recognize Socrates and Julius Caesar as men with typical male-pattern hair loss. We can presume that they were representative of men of their …

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