On Tuesday, June 29th 2010, Channel 5 News on its 5pm bulletin featured a story about supermodel Naomi Campbell and bald patches on her scalp.
Earlier that day they contacted Dr Bessam Farjo for an expert opinion and sent a team to interview him at the Farjo Hair Institute’s Harley Street premises in London.
Dr Farjo had already been quizzed by the Sun newspaper on the same subject earlier and was of the opinion that Naomi is suffering from traction alopecia. This condition results from mechanical damage to the hair most commonly seen following prolonged tight hairstyles, braiding or even hair extensions. The hair is likely to grow back but in severe and prolonged damage it may not and hair transplant surgery is a possible treatment option.
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What is finasteride? Finasteride is a medication that is commonly used as a treatment for hair loss and baldness. Finasteride reduces the body’s production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes gradual hair loss, protecting the hair from DHT damage. Does finasteride work? Finasteride is a popular treatment for preventing hair loss and baldness due to […]
Hair transplant surgery is a procedure that thousands of men and women undergo every year in order to combat balding or thinning hair. Here, leading surgeon Dr Farjo answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding hair loss and the treatments available. How long will it take for my hair transplant to grow? […]