Baby Makes You Tear Your Hair Out?

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Over the years, I’ve had many women ask me why their hair appears to have become thinner after having a baby. It’s common knowledge that hair often become considerably thicker during pregnancy, but women are less prepared for their hair loss after giving birth. During pregnancy there is over production of female hormone oestrogen. This […]

Can Balding Cause More Heartache Than We Thought?

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Yesterday’s papers all picked up on the same piece of research from Japan – the rather alarming statistic that men who suffer from male pattern baldness are 32 per cent more likely to suffer from heart disease than those blessed with a full head of hair.  However, only those balding from the crown of the […]

April Hair Transplant Workshop For Doctors And Their Techs

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Live Hair Transplant Surgery Workshop: Patient Selection & Hairline Design Join us at the first U.K. ISHRS sponsored workshop from 29th April to 30th April 2013 in our new Manchester clinic opening soon. The surgery workshop is hosted by Drs. Bessam & Nilofer Farjo together with a World Class international faculty

Why Transplant Patients Should Be Patient

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Understandably, those who choose to undergo a hair transplant are extremely keen for their new hair to grow – fast! I often mention in my blog that a transplant is not a quick fix, and that full re-growth can take up to 18 months. Even oral treatments and topical solutions require a lengthy wait before […]

Hair Loss Doesn’t Make A Family Guy

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Some insight into people’s perceptions of hair loss from an unusual source – Family Guy. In an episode I watched recently, one of the characters – Quagmire – gets caught out wearing a toupee.  His friends then persuade him to remove it, telling him that he should embrace his baldness. However, the removal of his security […]

Strictly Come ‘Bald-room’ Dancing

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Next weekend marks the start of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 and along with it, the glitz and glamour of ballroom and Latin dance. Aside from the routines, spangly costumes and celebrity judges, I will be keeping my eye on one contestant in particular – Michael Vaughan. The Manchester-born cricketer, who suffered from thinning tresses, became […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Unbeweaveable’ Part Two

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Two years ago we blogged about a rise in traction alopecia in women, due to hair extensions. Our initial blog followed shocking images released of catwalk beauty and extensions-wearer, Naomi Campbell, who appeared to be suffering from hair loss. New images have now surfaced of Naomi sporting a more prominent receding hair line than ever […]