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EXPECTATIONS AND DECISION-MAKING IN HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

When a prospective patient consults a physician hair restoration specialist, he comes with a set of reasons for seeking hair restoration. The patient may be a man or woman; most often, the patient is a man whose hair loss is due to hereditary androgenetic alopecia (See About Hair Loss). For both patient and physician, the patient’s expectations for hair restoration must …

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ISHRS 2005 Practice Census Fact Sheet

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Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide 168,155 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2004 In the United States, 87,987 hair restoration procedures were performed In Canada, 8,861 hair restoration procedures were performed In Mexico/Central & South America, 16,541 hair restoration procedures were performed In Europe, 28,042 hair restoration procedures were performed In Asia, 20,673 hair restoration procedures were …

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ISHRS Commissions National Consumer Survey on Hair Loss

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GENEVA, IL. – July 20, 2006. In a recent survey commissioned by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the world’s leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration – 82 percent of adults polled correctly identified heredity as the primary cause of hair loss. However, only 15 percent of respondents would first seek out a hair …

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STRATEGIES FOR COSMETIC IMPROVEMENT WHEN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION MUST BE DELAYED

Some men with male-pattern hair loss are candidates for a delayed approach to hair transplantation. This may be especially applicable to adolescent and very young adult men who are beginning to lose hair. The physician hair restoration specialist may recommend a delayed approach to hair transplantation for a young male, even when the young man is distressed by his hair …

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HAIR COLOR: WHY DO YOU HAVE BLOND, RED, BROWN OR BLACK HAIR, AND WHY DOES IT TURN GRAY AND WHITE?

The color of your hair is largely determined by the genes that you inherited from your parents and their ancestors. There are a few exceptions, mostly associated with disease or congenital anomalies that induce change in hair color. Knowing that hair color is under genetic control is only the beginning of the hair color story. Scientists are still unraveling the …

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ISHRS Achieves ACCME Accreditation for Educational Activities

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Geneva, IL – April 4, 2006. By receiving accreditation this year from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the largest international medical association of hair restoration physicians and surgical assistants – can now designate its educational activities with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. “This accreditation represents a significant milestone …

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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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