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 […]

Surgery Helps Porsche Drivers Feel The Wind In Their Hair

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According to a recent article in the Independent, having a hair transplant goes hand in hand with buying a Porsche as one of the most clichéd mid-life crisis statements. Balding affects 40 per cent of British men before they are 40 – a shockingly high statistic and one that sheds light on the reason why […]

Will Barbie Go Bald?

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Since the 50s Barbie has been the epitome of beauty for young girls around the globe. With her blue eyes, pearly whites and perfect boyfriend Ken, girls want to be her and men want to be with her. Last week saw calls for Barbie to continue her status as a role model and shed the […]

Be Careful What You Wish For…

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While I have discussed my reservations in previous blogs with regards to younger men undergoing hair transplant surgery, I felt that the most effective way to raise my concerns is by offering examples of cases I’ve dealt with in the past. I’ve been liaising with a patient for several years who first came to me […]