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  1. Congratulations Spex Great recognition for all your great work among the hair loss community. Bill
  2. Move follows recent patent application for topical prescription-grade treatment. DS Healthcare Group, Inc, a leading developer of personal care products, today announced it is preparing to submit to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for its proprietary topical hair loss treatment. On October 29, 2013 the Company had announced it filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the invention. An IND is a request for the FDA's authorization to administer an investigational drug to humans and is the first step towards designing and conducting clinical trials in the U.S. DS Healthcare is currently in late stage discussions with various clinical research organizations (CROs) to design and conduct clinical trials for its breakthrough hair loss treatment. "The highly lucrative prescription market for hair loss treatments currently does not serve the needs of many patients. Regulatory approval, plus our patent-pending technology would expand our leadership position in hair loss therapies," stated DS Healthcare President and CEO Daniel Khesin. Full article
  3. A Propecia Peyronie’s disease lawsuit has been filed against Merck & Co, Inc. by a Madison County, AL husband and wife. The plaintiffs claim thatMerck either knew, or should have known, that hair loss drug Propecia can cause serious side effects when used as intended, including cognitive impairment, sexual dysfunction and depression. The plaintiffs seek compensatory and special damages form Merck, as well as punitive damages because Merck allegedly demonstrated reckless indifference to the health and well-being of the public. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff suffered cognitive impairment, as well as severe sexual dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease after taking Propecia to treat male pattern hair loss. The plaintiffs allege that these side effects continued after the use of Propecia was discontinued and that both husband and wife are experiencing ongoing losses including diminished quality of life and a loss of their sexual relationship. Complete article
  4. Founder of US Hair Restoration and the Chair of FUE Research Committee, Dr. Parsa Mohebi is conducting a new study to compare FUE vs strip method. The FUE Research Committee of the International Society of Hair Restoration was established to research the differences between the two common methods of hair restoration, FUE and strip method. One of the goals of the FUE Research Committee is to optimize the quality of FUE hair transplantation. The newest multi-center study being conducted by the FUE Research Committee is the FUE vs strip hair transplant study. This one of a kind study will compare results observed from both methods of hair restoration, (follicular unit extraction and strip method) providing evidence as to which method is more successful when comparing hair survival, quality, thickness, and overall hair characteristics. Dr. Parsa Mohebi, chairman of the FUE Research committee states that the goal of this study is to answer many basic questions, “Whether or not doing FUE affects the quality of hair transplants? How the quality of hair compares with traditional methods of strip hair transplant and what are the long term differences between the two methods? Once these questions have been answered we can further study the advanced methods to improve the quality of FUE Transplants.” Full article
  5. Hair loss, thinning and balding is a major concern for men in America that prompts many to seek hair loss treatments. Due to the lack of hair restoration options for the severely bald and a desire to help men with failed prior hair transplant surgeries, Dr. Sanusi Umar of DermHair Clinic created the uGraft technique, also known as the Umar Procedure. Since a full head of thick hair represents youth and vitality in our society, men who experience hair loss can experience negative self-esteem and decreased self-confidence. While many men opt for surgical hair restoration, those with severe hair loss and balding are sometimes problematic cases in terms of traditional hair transplants. Men who are severely bald are typically not candidates for hair transplantation due to lack of traditional donor hair on the head. Others with botched past hair transplants also lack options due to inadequate traditional donor source of hair from the back and sides of the scalp. Some men simply need an additional hair transplant if they got one early in life and then suffered additional extreme hair loss. Full article
  6. DS Healthcare Group Inc. a leading developer of personal care products, announced that it has developed and will launch an over-the-counter neutraceutical tablet to combat premature hair thinning and improve healthy hair growth. Sold under the DS Laboratories brand, the tablet will complement and extend the company's industry-leading topical treatments, which promote longer, stronger, thicker hair. The new DS Laboratories tablet will launch in Mexico during the first quarter of 2014. It will expand worldwide through the company's growing network of foreign markets. DS Laboratories products already sell in more than 15 countries as part of a rapid global expansion. The new oral supplement employs a novel approach within the thinning-hair category -- complex peptides with potent antioxidants -- to maximize efficacy and potency. This formula results from ongoing clinical research at DS Healthcare Group on hair loss and related conditions. "We've developed our own proprietary tablet, which contains a unique composition of ingredients, to achieve a real breakthrough in neutraceutical research," stated DS Healthcare President and CEO Daniel Khesin. Full article
  7. A hair-loss medication reportedly tried by Wayne Rooney may cause prolonged and possibly irreversible impotence, scientists have claimed. The recent findings come after one patient bravely stepped forward to reveal the drug left him with no sex drive and even shrank his genitals. Kevin Malley, 30, was prescribed with the drug Propecia after he worried he could be losing his hair. He said he only planned to take the pill for a year. However, just five months after he started taking it in May 2011 he found he was completely impotent and his testes also became smaller. Worried, he consulted his doctor and was told the symptoms would disappear after he stopped taking the drug. But he says a year on and nothing has changed. It will come as no surprise to Dr Michael Irwig from the University of Washington. He recently published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, that found the ingredient finasteride, which is found in Propecia, can cause persistent sexual dysfunction, including low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction and problems with orgasms. Full article
  8. Former boy band star mans up about follicular restoration alongside a Brady Bunch alum 'N Sync member Joey Fatone is the new spokesperson for hair restoration company Bosley — yes, one of those places with the "order now" television ads starring famous-ish people. Oh look! There's one of those above! And the boy band alum isn't the only dude in the clip. Therein, worlds collide as The Brady Bunch middle kid Christopher "Peter" Knight also has very enthusiastic things to say about his awesome head of hair. To be fair, it's a pretty brave move for any dude. "Performing in front of a live audience can be pretty intimidating, so having a full head of hair was important to me," said Fatone in a Bosley release, shedding light on the still largely unexplored behind-the-scenes of 'N Sync's salad days. "Back then, I was the only one in the group getting thinner on top and I started wearing hats. It was pretty intimidating. That's life, but the beautiful thing is that now you can do something about it. The answer for me was going to Bosley where lots of celebrities go." Complete article
  9. Brandon Chicotsky, founder of Bald Logo is re-growing his hair naturally and advocating his followers to do the same. He states, “Bald Logo remains a champion of all things bald, but you can also fight back against hair loss.” Revivogen, a dermatologist formulated all-natural product for hair loss and thinning hair, has turned Bald Logo founder Brandon Chicotsky into a believer. Chicotsky known for embracing his baldness has advocated against hair growth products, toupees and hair transplants in the past; is now raving about his results with Revivogen in his latest video. Pioneering a different approach to advertisement, Bald Logo was started by the 27-year-old entrepreneur and hair loss sufferer who decided to sell ad space on his bald head to businesses for a daily fee. Chicotsky is now starting to see hair growth on his scalp thanks to Revivogen products. Full Article
  10. The effects of gravity may explain the apparently paradoxical effects of testosterone in male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, according to a special topic paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The "force of downward pull caused by the gravity on the scalp skin" is the key contributor to the events leading to progressive hair loss in male pattern baldness, writes Dr. Emin Tuncay Ustuner, a plastic surgeon in Ankara, Turkey. He adds, "The new theory's unparalleled ability to explain even the details of the hair loss process and the formation of the pattern in AGA is apparent." "Gravity Theory" Helps Explain DHT's Role in Androgenic Alopecia Dr. Ustuner's theory seeks to reconcile some puzzling observations related to the development and progression of AGA. Balding areas of the scalp show increases in a potent form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), while drugs that block conversion of testosterone to DHT can slow hair loss. Full article
  11. Company's first move into pursuing prescription hair loss treatment market. DS Healthcare Group, Inc, a leading developer of personal care products, today announced it has filed a patent application titled, "Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Hair Loss," with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office. The patent application addresses DS Healthcare's proprietary formulations that stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss in men and women through treatments delivered topically. "We believe there is tremendous unmet demand for an effective prescription grade hair loss treatment. Although a few other prescription products have been launched for this indication in the past decades, they have either been less effective than users would prefer, or have been coupled been side effects that most users have found to be unacceptable," stated DS Healthcare President and CEO Daniel Khesin. "Having already generated millions of dollars providing over-the-counter shampoos and other topical hair growth products, we know this market and we believe our proprietary prescription-grade formulation holds promise for the millions of people looking to preserve their hair growth." Full Article
  12. 82% rise in number of females resorting to hair transplant surgery to restore thinning locks. You can spend hundreds on conditioners and treatments - but healthy, beautiful hair is more about what you put into your body than what you slather on your head. Ricardo Vila Nova, resident trichologist at Urban Retreat in Harrods says: “Poor diet can cause hair thinning and hair loss as well as lacklustre hair, dryness and excess sebum. A high-stress lifestyle and bad nutrition can be catalysts for damage which may need four years to recover.” If your hair keeps breaking, eat red meat: “Iron is a top strength booster,” says Vila Nova. It carries the blood’s supply of oxygen around the body keeping hair strong and nourished. Thin and limp hair is the first sign that you aren’t getting enough iron. Full Article
  13. 82% rise in number of females resorting to hair transplant surgery to restore thinning locks. Brought on by stress, hidden health issues - or simply an unwelcome genetic gift from our parents, hair loss is a condition that will affect around two thirds of women in the UK at some point in their lives, reveal statistics. Women have previously suffered with hair loss in silence, but it seems more are now aware of the possible solutions available to them and are opting to invest in a cosmetic procedure to rectify problems. One London clinic claims that not only are male patient numbers rising, but the number of women choosing to undergo hair transplants is on the rise too - with 39 the average age for treatment. Full article
  14. More people are benefiting from hair restoration with a new procedure that combines a hair replacement system with hair transplant. Doctor Parsa Mohebi, medical director of US Hair Restoration, is teaming up with the experts of HRC, a prominent name in the hair replacement industry, to present a combination of a hair transplant procedure and hair system. This procedure will allow people with advanced stages of baldness to achieve a full head of hair. Doctor Mohebi talked about why he introduced this innovative approach to U.S. Hair Restoration, “We have been offering hair restoration to our patients in our Southern California centers for several years. Although we offer life transforming procedures to our patients, we occasionally have patients that don’t have enough donor hair to get a full head of hair through a hair transplant. We recommend these patients get a hair system.” In most cases, patients who have never had a hair transplant before have enough donor hair available to cover their entire head, but certain patients with higher stages of hair loss, classes VI and VII, according to the Norwood Scale, may not have adequate donor hair. Full article
  15. The latest Hollywood hair restoration testimonials presented in the offices of US Hair Restoration have helped remove the stigma associated with hair loss. Procedures like hair restoration are normally done very privately due to the negative stigma that our culture has placed on hair loss and hair restoration procedures. Unfortunately, this causes many hair loss sufferers to lose self-esteem and forces them to experience the hardships associated with baldness while not knowing about the other options that are available. Many hair loss patients allow their hair loss to negatively impact their lives instead of taking advantage of progressive opportunities. Reported effects of hair loss from these individuals include: Detrimental impact on their sex life Affected career choices in men Inability to stay competitive in work place Increased anxiety levels among younger men A higher rate of depression in men with male patterned baldness Full article
  16. Revivogen introduces a nonsurgical alternative solution to hair transplant surgery. Reviogen announced their latest breakthrough in hair loss treatment Monday, a revolutionary innovation that’s completely nonsurgical with absolutely zero side effects. Reviogen’s discovery is even more exciting for women that are suffering from female pattern baldness because the use of drugs like Propecia have only been FDA-approved for men. Revivogen was formulated by surgical dermatology expert, Dr. Alex Khadavi, for peoplesuffering from hair loss who want an effective all-natural solution without any side effects. Reviogen is proven to offset the effects of male and female pattern hair loss by addressing its root cause. Scientific studies have shown that the ingredients in Revivogen are both individually and synergistically effective in helping reverse hair loss for both men and women. Revivogen targets the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) to stop the hair loss process. This process is unique in that Revivogen is one of the few natural hair loss products that contains ingredients to reduce the DHT that hinders normal follicle growth. Complete article
  17. Scientists say they have moved a step closer to banishing bald spots and reversing receding hairlines after human hair was grown in the laboratory. A joint UK and US team was able to create new hairs from tissue samples. Far more research is needed, but the group said its technique had the "potential to transform" the treatment of hair loss. The study results were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. There are baldness therapies including drugs to slow the loss of hairs, and transplants, which move hair from the back of the head to cover bald spots. The scientists at the University of Durham, in the UK, and Columbia University Medical Centre, in the US, were trying to actually grow new hairs. Their plan was to start with material taken from the base of a hair and use it to grow many new hairs. But human hair has been tricky to grow despite successes in animal studies. Whenever human tissue was taken from the dermal papillae, the cells which form the base of each hair follicle, the cells would transform into skin instead of growing new hairs. However, the group found that by clumping the cells together in "3D spheroids" they would keep their hairy identity. Tissue was taken from seven people and grown in 3D spheroids. These were then transplanted into human skin which had been grafted on to the backs of mice. Full article
  18. The Rogaine Brand Reveals New Insights About The Psychological Impact Of Hair Loss In partnership with Men’s Health, the ROGAINE® brand launches GROW YOUR GAME™ lifestyle support program featuring Celebrity Growth Coach Bill Rancic. Survey results released today by the ROGAINE® brand, in partnership with Men’s Health, reveal the extent to which hair loss psychologically impacts men. In a survey of over 900* Men’s Health readers, one-third of men experiencing hair loss admitted to feeling “helpless” and over 66% used negative language like “victim,” “defeated” or “unavoidable” when describing the condition. As category leaders, the ROGAINE brand and Men’s Health recognize the impact of hair loss and have teamed up to launchGROW YOUR GAME ™ – a lifestyle support program that inspires and educates men throughout their hair re-growth journey. The program follows five ordinary men with thinning hair, mentored by ROGAINE brand celebrity Growth Coach Bill Rancic*, dermatologist Dr. Doris Day* and a team of lifestyle experts, through an eight-month journey to grow their game and feel more confident in life, love and business while tackling their hair loss. The survey also indicated that over 92% of men are open to help and support in addressing their hair loss and, by launching GROW YOUR GAME ™ the ROGAINE brand and Men’s Health hope to provide that support, encourage conversation about hair loss, and ensure men have access to the necessary tools and resources to set them up for long-term success. Real life experiences and success stories are the cornerstone of this co-branded program. “The stigma surrounding hair loss is a real problem,” said ROGAINE brand Growth Coach Bill Rancic*. “When I started noticing that my hair was thinning, I knew I had two options: sit back, let it happen and go bald, or take control, find something that works and make a commitment to solving the problem. ROGAINE Foam worked for me and that is why I am so excited to be mentoring these guys. They have all made the commitment, and by sharing their stories, I hope they will inspire others to do the same.” “As the number one recommended dermatologist brand for hair re-growth, we believe it is critical to provide men with products, such as Men’s ROGAINE Foam, and tools they need to succeed,” said Mike Wasden, Senior Brand Manager, the ROGAINE Brand. “This survey reinforced that hair loss is an extremely emotional topic and often has a stigma attached. Our partnership with Men’s Health and the GROW YOUR GAME ™ program is designed to help remove this stigma, engage men in conversation about the topic and support them in their hair re-growth journey.” “We are excited to partner with the ROGAINE brand for this survey and the GROW YOUR GAME ™ program,” said Men’s Health Publisher, Ronan Gardiner. “We are committed to providing our readers with the advice and support they need on all topics – including hair loss. This program is very much in keeping with Men’s Health’s mission to help men achieve their goals.” Full article
  19. Hi Spex Whenever you post new case studies, they always look stunning. The above photos show a brilliant hair transplant, no one would ever guess that the guy had ever had work done. Really impressive. Bill
  20. Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and an enlarged prostate. The side effects of finasteride for treatment of these two conditions can include increased rates of sexual dysfunction, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction; in fact, some men who have discontinued the medication continue to experience persistent sexual side effects. Building on the discovery that finasteride has also been shown to reduce alcohol intake and suppress alcohol preference in mice, a new study has found that a majority of men with finasteride-related sexual side effects noticed a decrease in their alcohol consumption. Results will be published in the November 2013 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "Finasteride is a synthetic medication used to treat enlarged prostates in older men," explained Michael S. Irwig, assistant professor of medicine at The George Washington University and sole author of the study. "It is also used by younger men for male pattern baldness. In younger men with male pattern baldness, [less than] five percent have developed sexual side effects. Finasteride has not been used for alcohol reduction in humans; our study is among the first to look at its effects on drinking in humans." "Finasteride is a 5α-reductase inhibitor that blocks the production of a variety of cholesterol-derived hormones and modulators, including certain androgens and other steroids that are active in both the body and brain," explained Chuck Zorumski, the Samuel B. Guze Professor and head of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. "Neuroactive steroids like allopregnanolone help to regulate brain networks involved in emotion, motivation, and cognition. There is considerable interest in whether these neurosteroids contribute to psychiatric illnesses. Alcohol is known to augment the production of neurosteroids like allopregnanolone in animals, and these steroids are thought to contribute to the sedating, intoxicating, and adverse effects of alcohol, including acute memory impairment. The present study is important because it is the first study in humans to link clinical finasteride use to changes in alcohol consumption." Complete hair loss article
  21. An interesting Internet meme has recently emerged: women using vaginal yeast infection products to grow their hair longer or to reverse hair loss. A quick search of YouTube will net you hundreds of testimonial videos from women who've used this to treat their hair. Some of them have even begun organizing "Monistat Hair Growth Challenges" online. A local TV station in San Antonio also reported on the trend recently. Using a feminine product to grow your hair sounds crazy -- but does it really work? The short answer: possibly. The active ingredient in these products is miconazole nitrate, an antifungal agent. So how does an antifungal chemical help your hair grow? Well miconazole's chemical structure is similar to another antifungal agent called ketoconazole which has been shown to block dihydrotestosterone, the hair-killing hormone responsible for female- and male-pattern hair loss. In fact, several studies (Skin Therapy Letter, Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Journal of Dermatology Science, Journal of Dermatology) have evaluated ketoconazole as an "anti-androgen," meaning it combats the kill-off of hair follicles. Since miconazole is similar in nature to ketoconazole, it makes sense to think that it could also be effective at stopping female-pattern hair loss. It's important to remember that vaginal creams haven't been clinically evaluated as a hair loss treatment -- and I don't recommend trying this without a doctor's consent. Here are a few things you should keep in mind: Does It Work? While it does seem possible that miconazole could help grow your hair, it's important to remember that this specific ingredient hasn't been clinically tested to prove its effectiveness in growing hair or treating hair loss. Theoretically, it is possible and there is anecdotal evidence that supports this possibility, but until it is properly tested, there's no way to know for sure how well or if it works. Also remember that every person is different and you may not have the same response to a treatment that others do. Because this product hasn't been tested for hair regrowth, I would not advise anyone to spend their money on this treatment or to take it in place of clinically proven therapies. Complete hair loss article
  22. Technology exclusively licensed by Follica Inc. from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been used to demonstrate a new approach to regenerate hair follicles in adult mammals which could be used therapeutically in humans. The paper describing the data was published advanced online in Nature Medicine. The paper's principal investigator, George Cotsarelis , MD, chair of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and collaborators discovered that fibroblast growth factor 9 (Fgf9), a protein produced by a population of cells of the immune system in the skin, is critical for the formation of new hair follicles after disruption of the skin. The findings illuminate a molecular mechanism to regenerate hair follicles that could enable new treatments for hair loss. The authors first showed that Fgf9 is up-regulated in the dermis immediately before new hair follicle structures start to appear. Reducing Fgf9 expression decreased hair follicle formation, while overexpressing Fgf9 led to two to three-fold increase in the number of new hair follicles. The study supports the notion that disruption of the skin produces a window of opportunity during which the cells in the regenerating epidermis can be pushed towards becoming a hair follicle, and highlights the potential for using Fgf9 therapeutically to boost the formation of new hair follicles during this window. "This discovery sheds light on a novel mechanism to regenerate hair follicles and opens an exciting new avenue to develop treatments for hair loss in humans," noted Dr. William Ju of Follica, Inc. "Follica has developed a technology platform that is uniquely suited to support clinical translation of these new findings. The Follica platform can be used to induce skin reepithelialization, which creates a "window of opportunity" during which the Fgf9 pathway could be modulated to potentiate hair neogenesis." Follica has conducted preclinical testing of proprietary device configurations for skin disruption in combination with a number of known and novel drugs. Complete hair loss article
  23. "Adjustments are made every day in my practice to provide each patient with the best, most natural-looking results. We work with men who are balding all the time, and are able to give them the results they want without the obvious scars," informed Dr. Sadati, who works with patients in Newport Beach and Orange County. The traditional facelift procedure requires the plastic surgeon to place the scar near or on the hairline. For men with thinning hair or men who are balding, this is an obvious location that is highly visible. For these patients, Dr. Sadati creates a smaller incision behind the ears in order to complete the facelift. In the blog post, he provides additional details about this short-scar procedure: This technique does not allow Dr. Sadati to remove as much excess skin, so patients must understand that their results will not be excessively dramatic. For many patients, this is a good thing because they do not want it to be obvious that they have undergone a cosmetic surgery. Most patients are looking for natural results, which also is Dr. Sadati's goal. Using this technique, Dr. Sadati is still able to eliminate most of the obvious signs of aging from a person's face and provide them with a refreshed, youthful appearance once again. Given the fact that the incision is smaller, and less skin is removed, the recovery for this procedure is much easier than more traditional facelift procedures. It is significantly less painful, and many patients will find that they are ready to go back to work within 5-7 days. While there are significant differences between the traditional technique and the short-scar facelift procedure, Dr. Sadati finds that male patients who require these modifications are simply grateful to have the opportunity to improve their appearance. Full hair loss article
  24. Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study that reveals a new compound that reverses the process of graying hair, hair loss, and vitiligo. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Discovery of a Compound to Cure Hair Loss, Grey Hair, and Vitiligo As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, http://www.belmarrahealth.com/anti-aging/a-treatment-to-reverse-the-signs-of-aging, many men and women fear stray, grey hairs. They might spend a lot of time and money coloring and using treatments on a regular basis. However, research published in The FASEB Journal reveals a new compound that reverses oxidative stress, which is associated with aging. This discovery may provide a new treatment option for those who suffer from graying hair, hair loss, and vitiligo (a de-pigmentation of the skin). Previous research from 2009 found that it’s not the aging process that causes hair to turn grey but rather it happens as a result of oxidative stress, caused by a massive build-up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicles. This build-up of hydrogen peroxide blocks the normal production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for the color pigmentation of hair, eyes and skin. The disruption, caused by oxidative stress, essentially causes the hair to bleach itself from the inside out, resulting in greying hair. Researchers from the United Kingdom and Germany state that they have found a revolutionary new treatment that can remedy the build-up of hydrogen peroxide and reverse greying hair. Researchers from the Institute of Pigmentary Disorders in association with E.M. Arndt University of Greifswald and the Center for Skin Sciences, School of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford report that they have discovered a UVB-activated compound called PC-KUS (a modified pseudocatalase) that can actually reverse the massive build-up of hydrogen peroxide that is responsible for greying hair. In addition to providing a treatment for greying hair, the researchers also claim that PC-KUS is an effective treatment for vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition that occurs in a loss of melanin which results in irregularly shaped patches of white skin. In the United States, between one and two million people suffer from this disease; the white patches usually start small and spread over the body with time. While vitiligo affects all races, it is more noticeable in people with darker skin. Complete hair loss article
  25. According to the American Hair Loss Association, women comprise 40 percent of the population that experience hair loss, approximately 20 million women. There are many different reasons for hair loss in women and the impact on emotional well being is devastating. A non­ surgical and much less invasive solution is now available and offers women a reliable treatment for their hair loss. Northwest Hair Restoration in Tacoma, WA is the only practice in the Pacific Northwest to offer the much talked about Acell + PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injection that regenerates hair by activating stem cells in dormant hair follicles. Dr. Robert Niedbalski, medical director and a hair transplant surgeon for Northwest Hair Restoration, has conducted considerable research using ACell + PRP as an alternative to hair transplant surgery. He has presented internationally to peers and colleagues regarding ACell + PRP and its effectiveness regenerating hair for men and women with hereditary or other types of hair loss. Dr. Niedbalski has also trained other physicians in the application of ACell + PRP. ACell is an FDA approved wound­healing powder that when suspended in the patient’s own PRP and injected into the scalp, improves hair follicle stem cell function. Within six months, patients see remarkable hair growth where previously the hairs were wispy and thin. For patients in the early to moderate stages of hair loss, the hair growth results after an ACell + PRP injection are significant and last for three – five years. Periodic follow up booster injections are a great way to maintain new hair growth and prevent additional loss. Because women with hereditary hair loss are often not good candidates for hair transplantation, ACell + PRP offers an exciting new option to help thicken hair for easier styling, decreasing scalp visibility, and stabilizing shedding. Full article
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