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Hair Transplant Surgery: Does It Work? Will I Be Guranteed A Full Head Of Hair?

Posted by Gary Heron, on August 31st, 2007, under HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY

Question: Hair Transplant Surgery: Does It Work? Will I Be Guaranteed A Full Head Of Hair?

Answer: The simple and unhappy answer is NO. You end up with a fuller looking head of hair after many costly surgical procedures. The reality of your genetic hair loss situation is that your genetic hair loss pattern will continue and you will need to use hair regrowth stimulants:

1. Stabilise hair loss.
2. Thwart its advance over time.
3. Strengthen any transplanted hair relocated.

This may not be the answer you are looking for as many patients see surgery as the best option as they tire of using medications on a daily basis. Remember surgery is a costly on going exercise.

The drawbacks are as follows:
1. Relocated hair is lost during the procedure.
2. You can only achieve the appearance of a fuller looking front hairline or crown.
3. If you do not like the results they are irreversible.
4. You will never achieve a full head of hair.
5. You will still need to use daily stablisers to prevent further hair loss. 

In saying this there are some very good surgeons out there achieving fabulous results? Identifying the best is a minefield. But from our experience a good place to start would be to take a look at the Bosley Medical Group on www.bosley.com

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Grafts are transplanted hairs that are removed from one part of the scalp and are grafted, or transplanted, into the balding area of the scalp. Some commonly used grafting techniques are slit grafts, micro grafting and mini grafting.

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Is My Hair Loss Permanent? What Is A Hair Growth Cycle?

Posted by Gary Heron, on August 30th, 2007, under HAIR LOSS FACTS

Question: Is my hair loss permanent? What is a hair growth cycle?

Answer: It is normal to lose 75-100 individual hairs daily. With male pattern baldness, new hair growth is diminishing in taking the place of hairs that are shed. Hair is constantly growing in cycles. These cycles are as follows:

ANAGEN – This is the growth cycle in which cells divide and elevate to the upper portion of the hair bulb, as dead cells. Hairs in this growth stage become longer and larger. The anagen cycle normally runs in durations of two to seven years.

CATAGEN- During the catagen stage the hair is separated from it’s nutritional source and hair growth stops. The follicle begins to shrink and no melanins, which create hair colour, are added. The duration of this cycle is normally two to three weeks.

TELOGEN- During this cycle (which ranges in time from one to four months) the hair either falls out or is forced out by new growth. With a normal growing head of hair the anagen cycle begins again at this stage. Each individual hair is totally independent. The anagen stage normally involves between eighty-five percent and ninety five percent of the total number of hairs on one’s scalp. The catagen stage normally involves less than one percent of the total amount of scalp hairs. The telogen cycle involves five to fifteen percent of total scalp hairs.

When you are losing hair through pattern hair loss, the catagen and telogen stage are not accelerated but instead, the anagen stage diminishes on a gradual basis with the hair growing finer and finer and also shorter until growth is virtually invisible.

Call one of our trichologists and identify which male pattern you are and seek advice as to what treatments are available and possible in your particular case as not everyone is treatable and results will vary from patient to patient.

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Hair Loss: Does Saw Palmetto Work In The Battle Against Hair Loss?

Posted by Gary Heron, on August 30th, 2007, under HAIR LOSS SCIENCE

Question: Does Saw Palmetto Work?

Answer: Saw Palmetto botanical name is Serenoa Repens. This plant extract is also known as Sabal or Permixon. Saw Palmetto has been used to treat an enlarged prostate in the same way as Proscar. Biostim has a strong Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens) base. It is used in the Biostim formulations to treat Androgenetic Alopecia.

Link to further information on Saw Palmetto and Biostim:

http://www.thewestminsterpractice.com/medical_breakthrough.asp

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What is Tretinoin? Does It Prevent Hair Loss?

Posted by Gary Heron, on August 30th, 2007, under HAIR LOSS SCIENCE

Question: What is Tretinoin?

Answer: Tretinoin is the generic term for Retin A, a vitamin A derivative. Tretinoin was first used with Minoxidil back in the 1980′s as an early but reasonably effective hair regrowth stimulant. The two medications were blended together for early testing of topical application for hair loss and were FDA approved before the advent of Regaine over the counter. Tretinoin causes heavy scaling and dandruff amongst all patients and was quickly superseded by the next generation of private prescription drugs which used a combination theraphy on Minoxidil plus MPG (Medroxyprogestrone).

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Female Hair Loss (Black Hair): Susan’s Story

Posted by Gary Heron, on August 30th, 2007, under BLACK AFRO-CARIBBEAN HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

These are Susan’s results after just 9 months of combination treatment theraphy.

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For more information on Female Hair Loss Products and Treatments click on to:

http://www.thewestminsterpractice.com/female_hair_loss.asp

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