The Farjo Medical Centre Welcomes Its Newest Recruit

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August was a month full of things to celebrate for the Farjo team. We commemorated 15 years of employment for Lesley, our Admin Manager, with an entire team outing for a celebratory dinner in appreciation of her hard work and loyalty. The Japanese Teppanyaki chefs provided plenty of entertainment as well! Lesley plays an integral role in […]

New Advances In The Battle Against Baldness

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The age old battle against baldness and hair loss has recently taken an interesting new step. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, several research teams have found that manipulating Vitamin D receptors in the skin could be the key to preventing hair loss and possibly even prompting hair growth. The research […]

Is Surgery The Solution For Trichotillomania Sufferers?

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As National No Pulling Week launches this week, the Farjo Medical Centre is calling for surgeons to better educate themselves, to avoid unnecessary hair transplants being performed on vulnerable trichotillomania sufferers. Trichotillomania is defined as ‘hair loss from a patient’s repetitive self-pulling of hair’. It is characterised by the repeated urge to pull out scalp […]

Recent Media Coverage About Our Genetic Testing

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For the purpose of aiding patient decisions and hair loss medications and hair transplant surgery, we offer genetic testing to assess potential extent of future hair loss. Additionally we can test the likelihood of a positive response to the drug Propoecia (Finasteride). The results are not conclusive but they can certainly help guide making decisions. […]

Of Mice And Men…

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I read with interest in the Daily Telegraph last week that a topical cure for baldness could be on the market within two years. Scientists are reported to be in talks with pharmaceutical companies about making a lotion that will reduce levels of PDG2 (prostaglandin G2) – the enzyme that causes follicles to stop producing […]