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What should I know about dutasteride?

What should I know about dutasteride?

Similar to how other hair loss drugs work such as finasteride, dutasteride (Avodart®) decreases levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body (1). DHT causes miniaturization of hair follicles, leading to hair loss, and inhibition of DHT could result in maintenance and/or an increase in the density of hair. Daily use

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History of hair transplantation

History of hair transplantation

There are reports that the first hair transplant was performed in Germany in 1822 by a medical student named Diffenbach and their professor, Dr. Dom Unger.(1) They reportedly transplanted hair in both animals and humans from one area of the scalp to another; however, their technique did not seem to

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Risk Factors for Developing Pattern Baldness

Risk Factors for Developing Pattern Baldness

With a high prevalence of baldness in the population, it seems quite common, especially as we age, to be concerned over those stray hairs building up in your hair brush and shower drain. But how likely are these concerns to come to fruition?  It’s impossible to predict with 100% certainty

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The Hair Growth Cycle

The Hair Growth Cycle

Hair growth occurs from within the hair follicle in the skin. The hair follicle goes through a cycle of growth containing four main stages: Anagen – active growth Catagen – regression Telogen – rest Exogen – shedding Each individual strand of hair is at a different stage of development in

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Clinical trials demonstrate effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT) helmet device

Clinical trials demonstrate effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT) helmet device

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) uses red light to stimulate hair growth. Two recent clinical trials investigated the use of a home-use LLLT helmet device (iGrow helmet, Apira Science) in men1 and women2 with androgenetic alopecia. The bicycle-like apparatus was used in the home for 25 minutes, every other day

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Facial Hair Restoration

Facial Hair Restoration

Over the last couple of years, facial hair transplants (particularly beard transplants) have grown in popularity. Various media outlets have noticed this growing trend.(1) Facial hair restoration can be used to create natural appearing facial hair where hair is sparse or completely absent. This can include restoring hair to the

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Use of Body and Beard Hair in Hair Restoration

Use of Body and Beard Hair in Hair Restoration

One of the limiting factors in hair transplantation is the amount of donor hair that an individual has on the scalp. For patients with extensive hair loss scalp donor hairs may not provide sufficient coverage for all affected areas. Body hair transplantation has emerged as a new option for selected

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Treating Alopecia Areata with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Treating Alopecia Areata with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition which results in hair loss. It affects both women and men of all age groups and symptoms range from mild with only slight patches of hair loss typically of the scalp, to extreme, with loss of scalp and body hair including eyebrows and

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Are You a Hair Transplant Candidate?

Are You a Hair Transplant Candidate?

There are a few things you should take into consideration to determine if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant.1,2 One of the most important factors to consider is expectations. If you are expecting to regain your adolescent hairline or a full head of hair, you are setting

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What is low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT)?

What is low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT)?

Low level laser therapy, also known as low level light therapy (LLLT), uses red light to stimulate hair follicles to grow. Laser light therapy is used to treat many dermatological conditions, as well as wound healing and joint pain relief. Possible mechanisms of action include extension of the growth phase

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