The FDA recently expanded indications for scalp cooling. Initially, scalp cooling was FDA approved for patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The recent approval includes most solid tumors. Studies in breast cancer showed that 2/3 of women using the device reported losing less than half[...]
A recent post at Mother How looked at postpartum hair loss. While not life threatening, postpartum hair loss can be a depressing condition. In recent mothers who may be experiencing postpartum depression, hair loss can be an added concern that fortunately will resolve.
What causes postpartum hair [...]
Is minodixil for hair loss more expensive for women than for men? According to a study published in JAMA Dermatology and referenced in a Time Magazine article, it is. Researchers looked at the price for both the generic and brand name Minoxidil (Rogaine). For Rogaine foam, the newest and most [...]
Can Wasabi be a natural treatment for hair loss? According to a recent article on MSN.com, it can. Unfortunately, the referenced scientific article has nothing to do with hair loss. The article referenced refers to a study that showed isosaponarin isolated from wasabi leaf caused an increase in [...]
Recent lay publications have pointed to a discovery by UT Southwestern Medical School researchers that reveal part of the molecular process for hair loss and hair graying. According to Yahoo News, Dr. Lu Le and colleagues were researching the cause of certain tumors. Accidentally they found a gene [...]
Hair loss in children can be devastating. Studies have shown a significant psychological effect to children suffering hair loss for various medical reasons. In one study from Indonesia, just over half of the children surveyed with hair loss reported bullying in school and almost half did not go to [...]
What is the right hair transplant age? A recent article in the UK paper, Mirror, reported that a 23 year old pop singer, George Sampson, recently underwent a hair transplant. But is 23 too young for a hair transplant. Maybe.When considering a hair transplant, the first question to ask is what is [...]
Robotic Hair TransplantSoccer superstar Jason McAteer recently disclosed he had undergone a hair transplant using robotic FUE. But why use a robot in hair transplant surgery? Currently, in the United States, there is only one robot FDA approved to work in hair restoration. The Artas Hair [...]
Rafael Nadal, world tennis champion, is reported to have undergone a 4,500 unit follicular unit graft transplant in 2016. He opted for donor site extraction using the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. While the report from the UK Mirror newspaper did not show before and after photos, it [...]
Reverse Gray Hair? Really?
Is reversing gray hair possible? Rivertown Therapeutics thinks so. The New York based startup is about to begin clinical trials on a topical medication that it says will not only treat androgenic alopecia in both men and women but also reverse gray hair. Co-founder Dr. [...]