• Hair Transplants Abroad… Bait And Switch, A Cautionary Tale

    The world is becoming a much smaller place, and traveling to other countries to undergo surgical hair restoration and cosmetic surgery in general has become a very common practice. While there is some great work being done by some highly credentialed surgeons in countries like Turkey, the business of selling surgery overseas can be a treacherous place to navigate for the average patient.

    While the risk of complications exists even in the most capable hands, mitigating the risk my doing your research is always key to ensuring that you have the best possible outcome.

    Alex from London calls the show from his hotel room in Istanbul to discuss his less than ideal experience only days after his surgery which was arranged through a UK medical tourism group.

    Caveat Emptor “Let the buyer beware”

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  • Who Drives The “Evolution” Of Hair Transplantation? Bet You Think It’s Medicine and Technical Innovation Right?

    Spencer Kobren and Joe Tillman discuss the dumbing down of the internet,and how misguided consumer demand is what really drives certain changes in the field of surgical hair restoration. Spencer also fields calls from across the country from hair loss sufferers trying to navigate through this industry and avoid the marketing hype that seems to be coming full circle as new players start to hang up their shingles promoting their wares to unsuspecting consumers.

    This is a powerful show you don’t want to miss!

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  • Researchers Believe To Be One Major Step Closer To Winning The Battle Against Hair Loss

    researchHuman hair is an incredibly complex organ and is composed of two types of cells, epithelial cells which are the cells that make up the hair shaft and dermal papillae cells, which regulate the proliferation of epithelial cells and are responsible for influencing hair growth. Men and women suffering with Androgenetic Alopecia lose both types of cells causing miniaturization of the hair follicle. Once this occurs, effected follicles produce hair for shorter and shorter periods of time until the hair follicle eventually shuts down producing little to no hair.

    While researchers have been able to  successfully isolate epithelial stem cells from a hair follicle during past research,  they have been unable to multiply them, which is  what would be required to develop an effective treatment to reverse the MPB process or to regrow hair on completely bald scalps.

    Dr. Xiaowei “George” Xu, an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, has been researching a solution to this problem for several years and Xu and colleagues have finally made a critical  breakthrough  by discovering  a method to amplify and make scalable amounts of epithelial stem cells, which is a critical piece of the puzzle that can eventually lead to the effective treatment of common male and female pattern hair loss.

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