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FUE INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR USE

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Improvements in instrument technology and technique have now made follicular unit extraction (FUE) a procedure competitive with strip harvesting for obtaining donor hair for transplantation. In FUE, a physician removes one FU – or follicular unit, at a time, targeting those that appear most likely to thrive and produce hair in a recipient site. It requires more skill from the …

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FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION: IT HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY, BUT TRANSECTION REMAINS A CONCERN

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Follicular unit extraction is one of the techniques for obtaining donor hair for hair transplantation. It is a technique that requires more skill from the physician hair restoration specialist and more cost from the patient than does strip harvesting (removal of a strip of scalp tissue bearing hundreds of follicular units). It is also a technique with potential benefits for …

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EARLY HAIR LOSS – THE YOUNG PATIENT

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Authored by, Masahisa Nagai, MD, FISHRS Physicians do not typically recommend performing hair transplant surgery on anyone younger than 20 years old. They may have patients who notice hair loss and an early age, and who are tempted to do something about it immediately. However, immediate surgery is not recommended for anyone under age 20. First, other options and contributing …

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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 patchy loss …

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THE RECIPIENT SITE: WHERE THE SCIENCE & ART OF HAIR TRANSPLANT ARE APPLIED

by Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS on March 31, 2015 Hair transplantation recipient sites: where the science and art of hair transplantation are applied In the terminology of hair transplantation, the recipient site is where hair is transplanted. It is the area of the scalp where hair follicles are transplanted to correct hair loss. The hair follicles used for transplantation are harvested …

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EYEBROW & EYELASH HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

Eyebrow hair restoration Surgery and eyelash surgery posted by James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS Eyebrows and eyelashes make an important contribution to facial symmetry and presentation of self to others. A person without eyebrows and/or eyelashes may feel very self-conscious about his/her appearance. Transplantation or reconstructive surgery can often restore eyebrows and eyelashes. Eyebrows and eyelashes are lost in a variety …

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ASK THE FELLOWS

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Ask your hair restoration doctor: the ISHRS fellows answer your hair restoration and hair loss questions How do you prevent and treat post-operative folliculitis? Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle from various etiologies—foreign body, bacterial, occlusive, chemical, etc. It is my belief that the most common cause of folliculitis fol­lowing a hair transplant is …

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NOT YOUR FATHER’S HAIR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

Modern hair transplant techniques: read all about natural-looking hair transplants It’s time to erase those dated images you have in your head of what hair transplantation looks like. Gone are the days when people could tell a hair transplant immediately. Back then, they often compared its appearance to rows of summer corn. Today’s hair transplantation technique is not your father’s …

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WES WELKER

Hair restoration surgery sucess stories: Wes Welker by Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FISHRS on February 3, 2015 Balding men everywhere got a small victory when NFL Player Wes Welker spoke publicly about his hair restoration surgery. It’s not uncommon to see balding men consistently depicted in the media as bumbling and less than masculine. For every Michael Jordan out there, there …

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HAIR LOSS DIAGNOSIS AND ANALYSIS

Hair loss diagnosis and hair loss analysis: what to expect at your first hair restoration medical exam You’ve decided it’s time to consider hair restoration. While you’re excited to get the process going, you might be wondering what will happen at that first exam. Before recommending the best hair restoration procedure for you, your doctor will examine your scalp to …

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ANNIVERSARY BY THE NUMBERS

by Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS on December 28, 2014 Twenty years of hair restoration by the numbers. Anniversaries are natural times for reflection.  In October 2012, we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a professional society devoted to promoting the art and science of hair restoration.  Here are some milestone numbers that help put those past 20 years in perspective: 11%:  The worldwide …

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EYELASH TRANSPLANTATION: WHO, WHY AND HOW

by Jennifer H. Martinick, MBBS on December 1, 2014 Eyelashes have an anatomical function of shielding the eye from injury, from dust and grit. Eyelashes frame the eyes, and together with eyebrows, hairline, cheekbones, nose, lips and chin create the facial appearance that is unique to every individual. A person without eyelashes has a strange appearance because they lack one of the …

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TOP 16 WAYS PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY HAIR LOSS

Hair loss in general affects individuals very differently. The emotional aspects of losing hair can be challenging. eMed Expert recently updated their report on how people are affected in dealing with hair loss whether negatively or positively. Here’s their list of the top 16 ways people are affected by hair loss: 1. The end of youth: concerns about getting older Hair loss …

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7 INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION

Research and Technology in hair transplant surgery have certainly come a long way; however, the innovative techniques have transformed hair transplant procedures tremendously. Here are 7 cutting-edge techniques in hair transplantation: Robotic Systems: Robotic devices assist physicians with removing donor grafts individually and cut down on surgical harvesting time. Stem Cell Hair Loss Therapy: Latest research shows stem cells can possibly stimulate …

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