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Propecia (Finasteride) is the first and only FDA approved oral medication that effectively treats male pattern baldness.  Propecia works my blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase type ll which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). For those genetically predisposed to male pattern hair loss, the hormone DHT miniaturizes susceptible hair follicles causing the hair to progressively become shorter and thinner until it only produces, essentially invisible vellus hair. Early intervention with Propecia has been shown to be extremely effective in slowing or stopping the miniaturization process that leads to male pattern baldness.

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Trichophytic Closure on Scar Revision I am really struggling with the idea of having a hair transplant and being left with a long scar on the back of my head. I recently read an article about a new technique called trichophytic closure. The article stated that this technique promotes the...

Thank you for your question. The trichophytic closure is a method of preparing one side of the surgical wound to allow the hair follicles on the margin of the incision to produce hair that will grow through the scar. There are several methods of preparing the incision to allow this...

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Two years ago I had a hair transplant in Washington state with very poor results. I spent over $8000 and very little of the transplanted hair...

I am wanting to start coloring my hair. If I color my hair, can I still get a hair transplant? Do I have to stop...

Six years years ago I had two hair transplants that did not go well. I was referred to my hair transplant surgeon by my Dermatologist...

I figure the best way to know what questions to ask a surgeon I may see for possible hair transplant surgery, is to actually ASK...

I really would like to have a hair transplant, but I’d prefer not to have long scar on the back of my head. My co...

I’ve had two poor hair transplants in 2003 and 2004 and I am at my wits end. Unfortunately, I did not do enough research and have ju...

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.