How to treat alopecia areata: Corticosteroids

How to treat alopecia areata: Corticosteroids

Once diagnosed, alopecia areata treatment decisions will most likely depend in part on the severity of the disease. All treatment options are considered off-label but there are examples with a long history which have been used regularly with some success. For instance, corticosteroids are often used as front line therapy.

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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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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 Use of PRP in Dermatology

The Use of PRP in Dermatology

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used by physicians to treat soft tissue injury and speed the healing process. PRP is becoming a very popular treatment in dermatology and has been used for skin rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, stretch marks and hair loss.  It is also a treatment for hair loss: The

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PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP is a hair treatment technique that uses a patient’s own blood to help encourage hair growth through the delivery of concentrated growth factors to hair follicles1–3. Seven randomized controlled trials have been recently published that examine the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) patients. One of

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