hair loss

PRP Effective for Female Pattern Hair Loss

PRP Improves Hair Loss In Women

A randomized, placebo-controlled study from the University of Cairo in Egypt found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections improved hair density and thickness in women with female pattern baldness. Abeer Attia Tawfik, MD, PhD, and Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, MD, PhD, enrolled 30 female patients diagnosed with female pattern hair loss (ages ranged from 20 to 45 years), who had not received topical or systemic treatments for hair loss in the previous three months.

Hair Loss Camouflage Products Improve Self-Esteem

Hair fibers, wigs and hairpieces are beneficial to patients.

Physicians can support their hair loss patients by sharing information on the different products now available to camouflage thinning hair, according to a recent study published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. For “Effect of camouflaging agents on psychologic well-being: A cross-sectional survey of hair loss patients,” researchers Christina M. Ring, et al, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, posted a 12-question survey on various online hair loss forums and blog sites.

Freedom Laser Therapy Launches Hair Growth System

Freedom Laser Therapy Launches Hair Growth System

Freedom Laser Therapy, a Los Angeles-based developer of light therapy products, has introduced the iRestore Hair Growth System, an FDA-cleared at-home device that treats balding and thinning hair in men and women via clinical-strength lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The noninvasive lasers and red luminous LEDs stimulate miniaturized and dormant hair follicles to combat premature hair loss.

A Noninvasive Method to Diagnose Chronic Telogen Effluvium

Chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) and mild female pattern hair loss (FPHL) require different treatment protocols, yet the two can be difficult to differentiate. In many cases, biopsies are used to diagnose the cause of chronic hair loss in women, but there may be an effective, noninvasive method available, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology (July 2016).

Crowning Glory

The latest options for the growing number of men and women seeking noninvasive and surgical solutions to hair loss.
Crowning Glory

Hair restoration procedures in the United States jumped 27% from 2012 to 2014, and the worldwide market for hair restoration surgery increased 28% from $1.9 billion to $2.5 billion, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 2015 Practice Census Results.

PRP for Hair Loss

Using PRP nonsurgically to stimulate hair growth in early androgenetic alopecia.
PRP for Hair Loss

Your patients who are losing their hair may be enticed by the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) concept. After all, it seems so simple: They have their blood drawn; it is centrifuged to concentrate growth hormones and platelets; then a hair restoration physician injects it right back into their own scalp to stimulate hair growth.

PRP Increases Hair Density In Vivo

PRP Increases Hair Density In Vivo

Platelet-rich plasma has been touted as a potential treatment for alopecia and thinning hair. Now a new in vivo study, “Promotional Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Hair Follicle Reconstitution in vivo” (Dermatologic Surgery, December 2013), reveals that a 10% concentration of PRP, when added to cultured epidermal and dermal papilla cells, increases hair density.

Bioengineered Hair Follicles Take Root

Researchers, led by Koh-ei Toyoshima of the Tokyo University of Sciences, have grown transplanted hair on hairless mice using bioengineered follicles. Published in Nature Communications (April 17, 2012), the study involved intracutaneous transplantation of a bioengineered pelage and vibrissa follicle germ. The pelage had been reconstituted with embryonic skin-derived cells. The vibrissae were reconstituted with adult vibrissa stem cell region-derived cells.