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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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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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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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Loss Therapy

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Loss Therapy

With approximately 70% of men and 40% of women affected by pattern baldness1, a great deal of research has been invested into hair loss therapy. As a result, several options for treatment are now available from both topical and oral medication, surgical intervention and now the more futuristic sounding laser

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Topical rosemary oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Topical rosemary oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

There are currently only two drugs with United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approval for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia; topical minoxidil (Rogaine®), and oral finasteride (Propecia®). Although these drugs have proven to be effective at reversing hair loss, they are associated with a variety of side effects

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