ISHRS – Dissecting Microscopes vs. Magnifying Loops

Dissecting Microscope vs. Magnifying Loops with Transillumination in the Preparation of Follicular Grafts This study compared two popular dissecting techniques, dissecting microscopes and magnifying loops.   When a hair transplant is done, a strip of hair called the donor strip is removed from the back of the head.  The follicles are then ‘dissected’ out of   …Continue Reading

Propecia Shows Continued Hair Loss Results

Results of new hair weight studies on Propecia were announced at the recent International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) annual meeting.  According to the presenter, Dr. Janet L. Roberts, the results show that not only does Propecia increase the number of hairs growing but the thickness and volume of hairs. The study was a   …Continue Reading

ISHRS – Poor Growth Following Hair Transplantation

Poor Growth Following Hair Transplantation:   Results of a Questionnaire Study of Experienced Surgeons and Assistants Background:  Poor growth has been reported as an occasional problem after hair transplantation.  Because this problem has not been adequately studied, we performed a clinical study to evaluate the prevalence and cause of poor hair growth. Methods:  We invited eighteen prominent   …Continue Reading

Hairloss Reversal with Propecia

Measuring Reversal of Hair Miniaturization in Androgenetic Alopecia by Follicular Counts in Horizontal Sections of Serial Scalp Biopsies: Results of Finasteride 1mg Treatment of Men Dr. Whiting reported on the results of biopsies performed on men participating in Merck’s clinical studies for Propecia (Finasteride 1mg). These biopsies were taken in order to confirm the observed   …Continue Reading

Propecia 2 Year Frontal Hair Loss Study Results

Keith Kaufman of Merck, senior director of clinical research in endocrinology and metabolism, presented 2 year study data on Propecia at the 1998 American Academy of Dermatology Conference. Dr. Kaufman showed slides detailing two year frontal (mid-anterior scalp, an area about 1 inch behind a normal hairline) results, including photographs of patients. Hair counts were   …Continue Reading

Propecia 2 Year Vertex Results

Update on Alopecia and Other Hair Disorders Elise A. Olsen, MD, R. Rox Anderson, MD, Maria K. Hordinsky, MD An update will be given on the pathophysiology of and new treatments for androgenetic alopecia including oral finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil. A discussion of current available treatments for alopecia areata and introduction to the new   …Continue Reading