Literature News – Update on Finasteride Safety

Literature News - Update on Finasteride Safety

Introduction What is the truth about finasteride? The article “Risk of erectile dysfunction associated with use of 5-α reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia or alopecia: population based studies using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink” by Hagberg et al., has made an important contribution to hair loss treatment in men

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The Rise of Beards and Beard Transplants

The Rise of Beards and Beard Transplants

Introduction People either love or hate beards – it is hard to find someone who stands in the middle! However, it seems that beards are becoming more prevalent, for a variety of reasons. Beards are considered by many individuals, and even by entire cultures, to be a symbol of masculinity.

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Literature News – A Scientific Perspective on Why Hairstyle Matters

Literature News - A Scientific Perspective on Why Hairstyle Matters

Introduction In this news summary, we will discuss why hairstyle—as in hair length—matters to people; herein, we draw from works by Tanaka (2018) to discuss why a woman’s hair length can be ‘a big deal’—from a scientific perspective. Without conducting a survey, nor searching the literature, a consensus we all

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Norman Orentreich (1922-2019) – The Father of Hair Transplantation

Norman Orentreich (1922-2019) – The Father of Hair Transplantation

Introduction We at Sure Hair would like to honour the achievements of one of the founding researchers of Hair transplantation, Norman Orentreich (Fig 1) (1). Norman Orentreich developed the first and only permanent solution to hair loss making him truly the father of hair transplantation. He discovered that hair maintains

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Hair Cloning Update

Hair Cloning Update

Introduction The ability to generate new hair from your old hair would be an incredibly powerful tool. Current treatments for hair loss focus on keeping the hair you have or transplanting the limited permanent hair of the scalp to areas where hair has been lost. Hair cloning, sometimes called hair

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The Benefits and Limitations of Combining Hair Transplant Harvesting Techniques

The Benefits and Limitations of Combining Hair Transplant Harvesting Techniques

Harvesting Techniques There are two main parts to every hair restoration surgery; removing hair from hair bearing regions (harvesting) and transplanting hairs into hair loss regions (implantation). The two main methods used to remove hair from hair bearing regions include the strip technique and follicular unit extraction (also known as

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