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Finasteride and Prostate Cancer

By Timothy Neavin, MD | January 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Finasteride and Prostate Cancer

Courtesy of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Headline Facts and Figures The Influence of Finasteride 5 mg (Proscar®) on the Development of Prostate Cancer: What Does This New England Journal of Medicine Paper Mean for Users of Finesteride 1 mg (Propecia®)? The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial reported in the July 17, 2003, issue of…

Psychological Effects of Hair Loss in Women

By Timothy Neavin, MD | January 2, 2014 | Comments Off on Psychological Effects of Hair Loss in Women

Courtesy of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery As psychologically stressful as hair loss is for a man, it is likely to be even more so for a woman. A number of scientific studies have shown that women are more likely than men to suffer psychologically painful effects due to hair loss, and that the…

Smoking, Drinking, Medications and Herbal Products Can All Affect the Course of Your Hair Restoration Surgery

By Timothy Neavin, MD | January 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Smoking, Drinking, Medications and Herbal Products Can All Affect the Course of Your Hair Restoration Surgery

Do you smoke? Do you drink alcoholic beverages? What medications do you take? Do you use herbal “health food” products? These are questions a patient will be asked before undergoing hair restoration surgery-or, for that matter, any type of surgery. What is the connection between smoking, drinking and surgery? What does it matter what medications…

Hair Restoration Surgery Risk Factors

By Timothy Neavin, MD | January 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Hair Restoration Surgery Risk Factors

Courtesy of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery You may think of surgical hair restoration as minor surgery compared to major procedures such a hip replacement and organ transplantation. While those and other major surgical procedures are long, complex operations, hair restoration surgery is not major surgery and has proven to be very safe. As…

Tissue Engineering (Hair Follicle Cloning)

By Timothy Neavin, MD | January 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Tissue Engineering (Hair Follicle Cloning)

Courtesy of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Dr. Jerry Cooley, M.D. The possibility of creating a large number of hair follicles from a single hair follicle is sometimes inaccurately referred to as “hair follicle cloning”. The term cloning is used by scientists to refer to the technique where genes are inserted into a cell,…