HAIR RESTORATION Articles

My Experience with Saw Palmetto and General Information About Herbal Hair Loss Treatments

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Many hair loss sufferers are looking for "all natural" hair loss treatments as an alternative to Propecia and Rogaine for fear of potential side effects. It is important however, before buying into the marketing hype of any hair loss product to do proper research to determine whether or not a hair loss treatment is proven as an effective hair restoration treatment. Here I share a bit about my experience with Saw Palmetto as a consumer and general information I have learned about various herbal hair loss treatments.

What if I lose more “native” hair after a transplant?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

“Native” hair can be defined as any natural hair that on the scalp that wasn't transplanted. Because hair loss is a progressive condition that may very well continue after hair transplantation, subsequent hair transplant procedures may be necessary. After all, though transplanted hairs are permanent, hair transplantation is not a hair loss cure.

Who is a Qualified Hair Transplant Candidate?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Many hair loss sufferers will ask whether or not they are a qualified hair transplant candidate on our hair restoration forum. Though only a qualified hair transplant physician will truly be able to determine whether or not you are a qualified hair transplant candidate, below you will find some general principles to consider about hair restoration surgery.

How Do I Treat My Diffuse Thinning Hair?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Many people often confuse "diffuse pattern baldness" with "diffuse alopecia". Though some characteristics of the two conditions are the same - the cause of the hair loss condition is extremely different and therefore must be treated differently. This article will differentiate between them and supply possible hair loss treatments for each.

Proscar Verses Propecia

Friday, October 26, 2007

Many people ask whether or not Proscar can be substituted for Propecia (one of the two FDA approved medications for hair loss). Proscar contains the same active ingredient as Propecia which is finasteride. The difference between the two is the dosage. Proscar contains 5mg while Propecia contains 1mg. Read this article to see why switching may be beneficial on the wallet.

Measuring Genetic Male Hair Loss

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dr. James Hamilton first introduced the Hamilton-Norwood Scale which is now commonly referred to as the Norwood scale after Dr. O'Tar Norwood made a revision in the 1970s. The norwood scale can be used as a guide to determine one’s level of baldness, typically in men although it is true that some women follow this pattern of hair loss also.

Things that can Minimize the Risk of Shock Loss in Hair Transplantation

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Shock Loss is the term we give to the loss of natural hair after hair transplantation surgery. The risk for shock loss applies when hair is transplanted between native hairs and can be either temporary or permanent. Learn about the ways to minimize these risks below.

PABA as a Hair Loss Treatment?

Monday, October 15, 2007

There are a number of herbal supplements out there that claim to work as a hair loss treatment. Whereas there is no question that marketing is over-reaching at best in order to sell a product, the real question for any hair loss sufferer is: will this product help combat hair loss or is there any chance that it will regrow hair? PABA is typically known as the hair color vitamin. This is a non-protein amino acid, sometimes referred to as Vitamin Bx (depsite the fact that it is not really a vitamin), that is widely available in nature...

Xandrox as a Hair Loss Treatment

Friday, October 12, 2007

Xandrox is a hair loss treatment marketed by Dr. Lee, a hair loss physician and is applied topically to the scalp. It’s “active” ingredients are a combination of minoxodil (same active ingredient in Rogaine) and Azelaic Acid. Does this treatment work to combat hair loss? Read more...

How Shock Loss Can Be Minimized During Hair Transplant Surgery

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Many people who consider hair transplantation are concerned about shock loss, a phenomenon that causes temporary or permanent native hair loss when hairs are transplanted near or around them. Dr. Michael Beenher, a recommended hair restoration physician of the Hair Transplant Network discusses ways that the risk of shock loss can be reduced.

Why Waiting to Transplant Hair in the Crown May be in a Hair Transplant Patient's Best Interest

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Many hair loss sufferers want to restore their hair quickly because of the emotional impact of hair loss. But hair restoration is about planning for the long term. Learn why waiting to transplant hair in the crown may be in a hair transplant patient's best interest.

Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

There are a number of herbal supplements out there that claim to work as a hair loss treatment. Below I decided to take a look at an herbal supplements that is said to combat hair loss. This product is the primary active ingredient in a number of hair loss remedies including Provillus and Procerin and others.

News about Hair Multiplication, Laser Therapy and FUE from the anual ISHRS hair restoration meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Every years hundreds of hair restoration physicians from around the world gather for five days to discuss and hair transplant techniques, hair loss treatments and new advances like hair multiplication ( hair cloning ) and other hair restoration treatments. The publisher of this community attended the 2007 ISHRS meeting that was held in Las Vegas. Click below to read highlights from his report.

Visitations to Leading Hair Transplant Clinics in Ontario Canada

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pat Hennessy, the Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and Hair Loss Learning Center travels to Ontario, Canada to visit some of big names in hair transplantation including Dr. Rahal, Dr. McKenzie, and Dr. Simmons.

Dr. Bijan Feriduni in Belgium joins the Coalition

Monday, August 13, 2007

Given Dr. Feriduni and his experienced staff's reputation for performing large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation, he has been admitted into the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.