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  1. Root Cause - After nature gives up, technology can help perk up your mane. India - December 2005 A PRICE ON YOUR HEAD Costs of hair-weaving can vary wildly from salon to salon, from a few to several thousands. Each sitting for a hair-graft will set you back by Rs 40,000 to Rs 45,000. The silicon-implant procedure costs around Rs 80,000 while the regraft will be an additional Rs 70,000 It can be safely said that Indian courtrooms had never heard of the term ‘hair weaving’ before Salman Khan filed a plea seeking exemption from an appearance on the grounds that he had just had such a surgery. The jury’s still out on the validity of the plea but medical experts say the procedure lasts just a few hours and is extremely cosmetic. What is hair weaving? It’s the science of weaving or braiding human or synthetic hair to the roots of existing, healthy hair so that it grows along with natural hair, thus giving the impression of a thick growth. It’s also called hair integration or hair intensification. ‘‘It’s a procedure appropriate for people with thinning hair. It’s not something that requires a H******* visit; it’s usually done in salons as a temporary procedure,’’ says Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, senior cosmetic surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo, New Delhi. Full Story
  2. To all our readers Wishing everyone a very healthy and prosperous New Year. Bill Bonnie Scotland
  3. Hair Follicle Stem Cells Contribute to Wound Healing, According to New Penn Study Implications for Skin Problems Related to Diabetes and Other Disorders (Philadelphia, PA) - Hair follicle stem cells are important contributors to the wound-healing process, according to new research by investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Using an animal model, the researchers discovered that stem cells in the hair follicle are enlisted to help heal wounds in the skin. This finding, published online in Nature Medicine last week, may suggest a therapeutic target for the development of drugs to encourage and promote wound healing. Wounds, including skin ulcers and other dermatological problems associated with diabetes, circulatory problems, and other diseases, are a growing medical problem in the United States, notes senior author George Cotsarelis, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology. Previous work by the Penn research team had outlined the hair-growth process to show that stem cells in the hair follicle "bulge" area generate new lower hair follicles, which in turn, generate new hair. Full Story
  4. New tech to end hair problems NT Bureau Chennai, Dec 2005 Dr. Batra's super speciality homeopathy clinic has introduced Trichoscan, a sophisticated technology for scientific analysis of hair problem. This new technology helps in the early screening of hair problem through digital imaging and in measuring efficacy of treatment. Observing that the incidence of hair fall in the age ***** of 16-25 years increased by 250% in the last five years, Dr. Akshay Batra, deputy managing director of the clinic said, 'this instrument accurately detects the exact stage of hair loss and determines whether a treatment is truly working for the patient'. The Trichoscan, done at a cost of Rs. 150 for a month, not only measure hair loss with digital imaging, but it analyses exactly where, in the process of losing hair, the patient is in. And how much the patient has progressed or regressed since the began treatment. Dr. Batra revealed that hair problems is caused, mainly by unbalanced diet, dandruff and mental stress. The worst affected are women who are beauty conscious and those who avoid healthy food in the name of dieting. 'Treating over 75,000 hair patients all over, we not only look at improving their hair conditions but even the connecting medical condition is taken care of. The treatment usually takes little longer time for patients, they should realize that hair growth cycle is a long term process and not happens at once', he added. Full Story
  5. Thanks AGT As usual proper research has not been done. Propecia is not available on the NHS, although they say it is. They give 8/10 for scalp surgery !!! Bill
  6. Samson Hair Restoration Announces Affiliation with Anagen Staffing Samson Hair Restoration announces its affiliation with a specialized hair transplant staffing company, Anagen Staffing. This affiliation will permit Samson to deliver consistently higher results for its clients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2005 -- Samson Hair Restoration announced today its affiliation with Anagen Staffing & Solutions, LLC, a hair transplant staffing and training company. Anagen Staffing will provide medical technicians for Samson hair transplantation cases in Samson's Atlanta, Georgia office. These technicians will assist Samson's surgeons. In a typical hair transplantation procedure, the physician harvests the donor hair and the technicians dissect out the individual follicular units, or grafts, which might number up to several thousand grafts. The physician then makes the recipient sites and the technicians plant the grafts in the appropriate sites. A typical hair transplant procedure lasts several hours. Full Story
  7. Hair-growth pill hits market Dec 2005 The Asahi Shimbun The first oral prescription drug approved by the health ministry to treat male-pattern hair loss went on sale Wednesday at medical institutions nationwide. Japan's hair-growth medicine market has been declining. But companies are expecting that Banyu Pharmaceutical Co.'s Propecia will revitalize demand for external treatments as well from consumers who would try both internal and external approaches. The product was originally developed by Banyu's parent Merck & Co. of the United States. Officially named finasteride, the drug is sold in more than 60 countries. Banyu Vice President Dan Feldman, who heads the company's sales division, said the Japanese market for hair-growth medicine is probably the world's largest. Full Story
  8. Men typically notice that their hair has become thin when they see their heads from an unusual angle, a survey conducted by a pharmaceutical company has found. Nine out 10 people surveyed by Banyu Pharmaceutical Co. said they are taking countermeasures such as frequently washing their hair or using hair tonic, but 45 percent of them said their efforts are ineffective. The company surveyed 1,100 men aged between 20 and 49 on the Internet from Sept. 2 to 6 who had noticed that they were losing their hair. When asked how old they were when they found that their hair had become thin, most of them, or 23 percent, said between 25 and 29, followed by 20 percent who replied 30 to 34 and 17 percent who answered between 20 and 24, with the average being 30.9. The largest percentage of respondents, or 43 percent, noticed that they had lost a considerable amount of hair when they saw their own head from an unusual direction, using devices such as surveillance cameras. Nearly a quarter of the respondents said their wives, lovers or friends had pointed out that they were losing their hair. Full Story
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  10. 'Hair cure of the human' may harm cats Dec 2005 You've probably heard of people using "hair of the dog" in an attempt to fight a hangover, but did you know that a "hair cure of the human" can actually harm or kill an unsuspecting cat? Topical solutions containing minoxidil (like Rogaine) are used to safely promote hair growth in humans, but pose serious health risks to cats. This occurs when the product has been applied intentionally to areas of hair loss on the cat or where they were accidentally exposed to the solution via licking their human family member's scalp or accidentally walking through the solution if spilled. Since 2001, six cases involving minoxidil exposure were reported by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Of these cases, four of the cats died, while two fully recovered after prompt and aggressive veterinary treatment. Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, APCC medical director and veterinary toxicologist says: "Pet owners need to be aware that even minimal amounts of minoxidil can result in a serious or even fatal situation." Full Story - http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News415.htm
  11. Hi Good idea, buuuut I can hack nothing, I am not technically minded, however I will look into it. Bill
  12. Hi Watery Jizm This is out of my hands. It is a UK thing and I have had problems with trading standards before, so I have to careful. Bill
  13. Well said Matt Everyone who has met him would say the same. Bill
  14. Today the humble soybean has emerged as the closest thing there is to a super-food. Health experts (and food companies) have proclaimed soy a miracle bean and promoted it as the key to maximum longevity and disease prevention. It's said to play a positive role in preventing heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis, as well as helping to relieve menopausal symptoms. One study even suggests that eating soy might reduce hair loss. But is soy another food fad, or is it the magic bean of the 21st century? Super bean It wasn't until the Zhou Dynasty (1100-256 B.C.) that humans consumed soybeans, when the Chinese developed a fermentation process to make soybean paste, best known today as miso. In the second century B.C. the Chinese discovered that a puree of cooked soybeans could be precipitated with calcium sulfate or magnesium sulfate to make a smooth pale curd -- tofu. Natto, another popular fermented soy food, entered the Japanese diet in Japan between 1,000 and 1,800 A.D. In the West, researchers really stood up and took note when they studied populations where soy was a regular part of the diet, and found that it may be protective against certain diseases. Whole soybeans are the edible seed of the soybean plant (from the family Fabaceae). Soybeans mature in their pod, ripening into dry, hard beans. Most soybeans are yellow, but there are also brown and black varieties. The word soy is derived from the Japanese word shoyu (soy sauce), and if you're in England you'll see soy referred to as soya. Soybeans have been called the "meat without bones" and the "cow of China" as they're a perfect plant-based protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids that your body can't produce. Full Story - http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News414.htm
  15. PB Have pinned a new post, is that OK. Bill
  16. Hi All Below are up-to date pictures from recent hair transplants experiences: Feller patient experiences Bill
  17. Hi PB Page as requested- http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/PBs-Hair-Transplant.htm Let me know if you want anything changed at all, no problems to alter anything. Bill
  18. Hi All You can read more about caffeine and hair loss here: http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News244.htm http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News235.htm Will be interesting to know how you all get on with it. Bill
  19. Hi PB Photo's look excellent. Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. Look forward to the months ahead when can all see you hair growing in. Looks as though the results will be great. Bill
  20. South Korean medical firm offers stem cell treatment to foreigners Nov 2005 SEOUL : With its doctors at the vanguard of pioneering stem cell therapy, South Korea is looking to become a "medical tourism" destination for foreigners unable to find cures in the own countries. Two foreigners have already received therapy at South Korean medical firm Histostem, which has perfected a method of stem cell therapy using umbilical cord blood and boasts the biggest stock of cord blood and stem cells in the world. Although some Western Western doctors are sceptical over the proven benefits of the treatment, the firm is hoping to build a H******* in South Korea's tourist island of Jeju, off the country's southern coast, in the next few years. Jeju is currently considering introducing legislation that will offer incentives to firms moving to the island, and the timing of Histostem's project to build a H******* will depend on when the laws are enacted. "The H******* is part of a medical tourism project, but we need to see all the necessary legal provisions squarely in place before we push through with the project in concrete details," the firm's chief financial officer Kye Yung-Su told AFP. Full Story - http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News412.htm
  21. Hair follicle stem cells repair nerve damage Tissues differentiated from hair follicle stem cells have helped mice with severe sciatic nerve damage walk again, US and Japanese scientists reported on Monday. These results suggest that hair follicle stem cells can promote nervous axon growth and functional recovery after nerve injury, thus offering an opportunity for the clinical treatment of peripheral nerve diseases, said the researchers. The team, including researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Kitasato University of Japan, and the University of California, San Diego, reported this achievement in the latest issue of the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Embryonic stem cells, known to be capable of differentiating into almost all tissue cells, have aroused ethical debates in many countries. Scientists also found that problems such as immunologic incompatibility are linked with embryonic stem cells. Therefore, more recent studies have focused on adult stem cells for future clinical applications. And hair follicles afford a highly promising source of relatively abundant and accessible, active, pluripotent adult stem cells, said the researchers. Full Story - http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News409.htm
  22. This is not a site for advertising Dr Feller. Anybody is welcome to talk about any hair transplant surgeon. However the case for Dr Feller is backed up with Spex's amazing transplant. If someone has had similar then by all means let us know, the more knowledge for everyone. Photo's are not proof of a good transplant. When this forum first started out, Spex's contacted me before posting. After meeting with Spex's I am more than happy that he posts here. His vast knowledge with regards to transplants is helping a lot of people. The comments on this forum show how much people who have met him, respect him. You can meet with Spec's on one of his consultation dates, where you will not be sold a transplant, but be informed about your choices, even if you are not looking for a transplant. His enthusisim and genuine desire to help people avoid mistakes he made really shine through. I would just like to say on behalf of all current and future members, Thanks Spex's for your dedication, helpful advice and knowledgeable posts. Bill
  23. Prince William reportedly worried about going bald Nov 2005 Britain's Prince William is reportedly so worried about going bald he has started seeing a hair loss specialist. The 23-year-old royal is reportedly seeing a homeopathic specialist in a bid to stop his blonde locks receding. In recent months, William has been pictured on several occasions with less and less hair each time and he fears his hairline will disappear like his uncle Prince Edward's has. An insider told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "William is concerned about his receding hair and believes he could well go completely bald. So he has turned to homeopathic remedies in a bid to restore his hair. "And as well as taking alternative medicine he is considering a course of acupuncture because his mates recommended the treatment." William is so conscious of his thinning hair he evenly reportedly eats a special diet and makes sure he takes vitamins every day. Full Story - http://www.stophairlossnow.co.uk/News/News406.htm
  24. You can read an article about this procedure here News Article Bill
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