Stem Cells Offer Promise For Hair Growth

Philadelphia, PA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have isolated stem cells responsible for hair follicle growth. The findings, published in the April issue of Nature Biotechnology, may serve as the foundation for new hair loss and skin grafting treatments. Hair grows from cells located at the base of the hair follicle. Hair follicles … [Read more...]

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Lexicon Alopecia: Hair loss.  This is the diagnostic term that doctors use. Androgenetic Alopecia: Pattern hair loss in either men or women.  Caused by genetics and androgens (hence the name).  Also sometimes termed androgenic alopecia. Scarring Alopecia: Also known as cicatricial alopecias, this is a group of hair loss disorders that is more likely … [Read more...]

Regenerative Technology for Hair Restoration with ACell MatriStem

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Regenerative technology is the latest breakthrough innovation in the practice of hair restoration.  An entirely new and unique application of a medical device, called an Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM), is being used for scar reduction and treatment of hair loss.   ACell Inc, MatriStem© is a specific ECM product, demonstrating excellent results. ECM devices are a … [Read more...]

Histogen (HSC) research Explained by Hair Surgeon Dr. Dan McGrath

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Texas Hair Surgeon Dr. Dan McGrath discusses HSC by Histogen. The research into treating hair loss through stem cell therapy is still preliminary but very encouraging. Dr. McGrath provides a simple layman's update to the technology below: … [Read more...]

Malignant Melanoma and hair loss.

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Melanoma is an aggressive and potentially deadly form of skin cancer that typically arises initially on the skin and can be readily recognizable. It can also initially manifest in the eye or mouth. Hair loss related to Melanoma typically is a result of the treatment of the condition, either as a direct result from surgery, If the lesion is on the scalp, or more commonly … [Read more...]

Diagnosising Hair Loss – Tips and Tricks for the Home Investigator

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Androgenetic alopecia – also known as pattern hair loss, can happen to anyone.  It is most likely to occur in men starting in their late teens through their fourth or fifth decade, and in a woman from her teen years into post-menopause years.  Despite how common it is, it can be difficult to diagnose.  If you think you might be at risk, here are a few simple ways to help … [Read more...]

Male Androgenetic Alopecia

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If you have to ask…you will never understand it. A young man and an older doctor were sitting next to each other at a dinner party when the conversation turned to the subject of male pattern baldness.  The man, who had a full head of hair, was arguing that all the money spent on hair replacement remedies and growth agents was wasted.  “What is the big deal about hair loss … [Read more...]