Archives for 2012

PRO BONO PROGRAM RESTORES HAIR AND SELF-ESTEEM IN PATIENTS IN NEED

Dozens of patients suffering hair loss as a result of an accident, trauma or disease helped by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s Operation Restore Program GENEVA, IL – January XX, 2013.  Progressive hair loss at any age can create a cascade of emotions for people.  From feelings of embarrassment to self-consciousness in work or social settings, hair loss … [Read more...]

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...]

More Young Men Turn To New Hair Restoration Robot

Dr. Wasserbauer leads Robotic Hair Restoration FDA Trial “Where are the latest and greatest strides being made in the science of hair restoration?” The answer is; “Right here at Dr. Wasserbauer’s office!” where we have been approved as one of only two sites for a research study involving robotic hair transplant technology. The Restoration Robotics™ prototype system is an … [Read more...]

Hair Loss Myths and Treatments

If you're a man who is seeing more of your scalp than you'd like, you're not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, two out of three men in this country develop some form of balding. While cutting-edge treatments in the world of hair renewal are still things of the somewhat distant future, treatments such as medications and hair transplantation surgery … [Read more...]

Generic Propecia: Promises and Timelines

Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013, and many hair loss patients have marked the date on their calendars in anticipation of cheaper prices for this blockbuster drug.  What patients do not realize is that, although a generic may be available even sooner than that, prices may not fall immediately due to the complex laws governing pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

Wayne Rooney takes Propecia – May Cause Impotence Doctor Says..

THE hair-loss drug used by Wayne Rooney to restore his thinning hair could cause IMPOTENCE, a scientist has warned. Soccer Superstar Wayne Rooney took the drug Propecia back in 2009, and has since had a hair transplant to fight back against his receding hairline. But research suggests that one of the ingredients in the medication – finasteride – can cause … [Read more...]

What is Safe Donor Area for Hair Transplantation

By guest editor Art Katona, M.D. (London Hair Transplant Surgeon) The concept of safe donor area is largely attributed to Toronto Dermatologist Dr Walter Unger. It is a hypothesis that was conceived decades ago which many have forgotten or deliberately ignored. It is also wishful thinking by even those that have adopted these guidelines. Many in the  hair surgery … [Read more...]

Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013

by Sara Wasserbauer, M.D. Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013, and many hair loss patients have marked the date on their calendars in anticipation of cheaper prices for this blockbuster drug.  What patients do not realize is that, although a generic may be available even sooner than that, prices may not fall immediately due to the complex laws … [Read more...]