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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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“Auto-Cloning” of Beard Hair Used to Increase Supply of Donor Hair for Transplantation to Scalp

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NEW YORK (October 16, 2003)– Beard whiskers, carefully removed, may offer an inexhaustible supply of hair for transplantation to the scalp. With proper removal technique, the continued growth of beard hair at the removal site is not compromised. This “auto-cloning” of beard hairs may be particularly effective for balding men who have little scalp hair left for transplantation, and for …

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Hair Transplants that Don’t Look Like Transplants: Follicular Unit Transplantation Led the Way

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NEW YORK (October 16, 2003)– Men who had hair transplants 20 or more years ago were likely to have their transplants “noticed” by friends, colleagues and strangers. Far from being undetectable, the characteristic appearance of hair transplants was often described as “pluggy”, “like tufts in a toothbrush”, or “like rows of corn in a field”. The characteristic appearance of those …

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Low-Level Laser Therapy is Now a Do-It-Yourself Hair Loss Treatment

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NEW YORK (October 16, 2003)– While lasers are best known as high-energy beams of coherent light that can cut through a variety of materials including human tissue, low-energy laser light has been found to be capable of modulating beneficial biologic effects in human, animal and plant cells. The biomodulating effects of low-level laser light on human cells has been adapted …

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