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Consumers face potential of serious risk when unlicensed personnel perform hair restoration surgery

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) issued a consumer alert with a warning that increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel worldwide are performing substantial medical aspects of hair restoration surgery and, in doing so, are putting patients at risk. Increasing numbers of patients are now seeking help from physician members of ISHRS, asking them to correct the mistakes of procedures done by those not properly trained to perform hair transplants.

Injecting stomach fat into the scalp could CURE baldness in just six months (and trim your beer belly too)

Injecting stomach fat into the scalp could be a radical new way of combating baldness, experts have revealed. The pioneering new method involves sucking fat cells from a patient and depositing them into the head, in order to stimulate the hair follicles. A new pilot study has shown an average of 93 per cent increase in hair growth, as well as a 23 per cent increase in "hair count" in just six months. Dr Edward Ball, from Harley Street's The Maitland Clinic, was one of the authors of the new study.

Surge in women's hair transplants on their BIKINI LINES

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Women's style has always been at the whim of fashion trends. London's DHI Global are seeing a record number of women for bikini line transplants.

James Nesbitt: how a hair transplant made me leading man material

The 52-year-old star has had several procedures to restore a full head of hair, after he began to go bald in his 20s, and said men are now under the same pressure as women to retain their youthful appearance.

Medical Tourism For Hair Transplants Can Have Costly Consequences

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery warns of technicians spawning black market to perform hair transplants. While medical tourism for cosmetic surgery is a growing trend, the lure of scenic landscapes and less expensive surgeries can prove to be a one-way trip to unsuccessful and unsafe procedures when performed illegally by technicians rather than trained, qualified physicians.

Father who spent 90 minutes a day disguising a bald patch now has tattoo hair

A man who spent an hour and a half disguising his bald patch every day after a horrific childhood accident finally has hair again - after having his scalp tattooed.

Real-life Ken doll becomes first in UK to have stem cell hair op

An air steward who spent £125,000 on plastic surgery to turn himself into a real-life Ken doll has become the first person in the UK to have stem cell hair treatment. Vain Rodrigo Alves, 30, has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures, including nose jobs, liposuction, six-pack and pec implants, calf shaping and botox fillers. But he refuses to stop on his quest for perfection and has recently undergone a unique treatment to help cover his emerging bald spots.

Arthritis drug helps bald man grow full head of hair

There is no cure or treatment for alopecia universalis, an uncommon autoimmune disease that causes loss of hair over the entire scalp and body. Now doctors at Yale University in New Haven, CT, report how they successfully restored hair on the head and other parts of the body in a 25-year- old man with the disease that had left him nearly completely hairless all over.

Failed hair transplant left me disfigured: Man has head tattooed to cover cosmetic surgery scars

Cricketer Phil Tufnell has recently been raving about a hair transplant after having the treatment to revive his thinning locks. But one man bitterly regrets the day he decided to fork out on the cosmetic surgery. Mal, 50, a self-employed glazier from Birmingham, was one of the unlucky 10 per cent for whom a hair transplant simply doesn't take - and he was instead left with a unsightly scar that stretched across the back of his head.

Cure for baldness? Hair-follicle-generating stem cells bring hope

According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35. But women are also affected, making up 40% of all hair loss sufferers. Affecting self-image and emotional well-being, the condition has been a difficult one to treat. But a new study brings hope - in the form of human hair-follicle-generating stem cells.

Could a hair transplant cure your thinning locks? Growing numbers of women are resorting to it.

When Morwenna Shone saw a photo of the previously thin-on-top actor James Nesbitt, she couldn't take her eyes off his thick hair. She was so excited that she tore the picture out of her magazine and waved it in front of her husband Mike as proof of how successful a hair transplant could be. But it wasn't Mike she was trying to convince to undergo the procedure - it was herself.

Study shows effectiveness of thymus peptides in preventing hair loss

Time to ditch the toupee: a study published in the Journal of Plastic Dermatology suggests that thymus peptides may be effective in treating male and female pattern baldness.

Embarrassing Bodies TV doctor Christian Jessen: I have no regrets about my hair transplant

Years of cruel jibes about his receding hairline finally convinced the doctor on Channel 4's medical series to go under the knife. My father is blond and most of my family are Nordic so blond fine hair is in my genes and growing up I always had what I called very high, academic temples. I wasn't going bald in the classic way, it was just I had these very high temples that I never liked.

Gravity 'to blame for hair loss', says Dr Emin Tuncay Ustuner, a plastic surgeon in Ankara, Turkey

There is a new theory on why men go bald and it all has to do with gravity. Dr Emin Tuncay Ustuner, a plastic surgeon in Ankara, Turkey, says the answer to male pattern baldness is not hormones or bad genes but the weight of the scalp on hair follicles. He argues that young men have more fat tissue on their scalps which keeps the hair follicles well hydrated. But, Dr Ustuner says, that fat disappears as men age and hence the reason why hair falls out.

Baldness cure a step closer with promising new treatment

For the first time, a team of scientists reports successfully growing human hairs from dermal papilla cells taken from the inside of donor hair follicles. The team, from Columbia University Medical Center in the US and Durham University in the UK, says their technique generates new human hair growth, rather than simply redistributing hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another.

New undetectable hair transplants let men banish their bald spot without even telling their wives

Developments in treatment methods now make it possible to perform the procedure without shaving the head before treatment. Hair transplant specialist Dr Kouremada-Zioga, who offers the ‘undetectable’ U-FUE hair transplant technique, says that the vast majority of her patients like to keep their procedure as quiet as possible - and as many as one in 10 even hide it from their wives.

One Side Effect Of Finasteride, For Baldness, May Be Decreased Drinking

Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and an enlarged prostate. The side effects of finasteride for treatment of these two conditions can include increased rates of sexual dysfunction, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction. Building on the discovery that finasteride has also been shown to reduce alcohol intake and suppress alcohol preference in mice, a new study has found that a majority of men with finasteride-related sexual side effects noticed a decrease in their alcohol consumption.

Hair extensions are causing younger women to lose their hair, say cosmetic surgery group

Hair loss is affecting more women than ever and at a younger age, according to UK’s biggest provider of cosmetic surgery. Concerns have been raised that the increasing use of hair extensions among young women is leading to hair loss at an earlier age. The revelation comes after Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said her hair loss had made her feel like she was losing her femininity.

Embarrassing Bodies Dr Christian Jessen has hair implants after Twitter mocks bald patch

Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of Channel 4`s medical reality show Embarrassing Bodies, has revealed he has an embarrassing problem of his own. The doctor has suffered from a thinning hairline ever since a battle with pneumonia left him with weakened follicles, and has since been the subject of cruel jibes on Twitter.

Vampire Treatment For Baldness

Restoring hair growth on the bald patches of patients' heads by injecting them with platelet-rich plasma is possible, Italian and Israeli scientists reported in the British Journal of Dermatology, May 2013 issue. Coined "the vampire treatment", blood is taken from the patients and processed in a machine that removes platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then injected back into the bald patches.

Botox for your eyelashes! Extreme beauty treatment promises thicker, fuller lashes

Healthcare company Allergan have developed a product called Latisse, which is described as `a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.` It was first discovered when it`s main ingredient bimatropost, which was used to treat glucoma, notably increased growth and thickness of eyelashes as a side-effect.

Commonly Prescribed Glaucoma Drug May Be Effective In Treating Male Pattern Baldness And Other Forms Of Alopecia

A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It`s been commercially available as a way to lengthen eyelashes, but these data are the first to show that it can actually grow human hair from the scalp.

Propecia: Baldness drug `could cause permanent impotence and shrink genitals in some men`

Men taking medication for hair loss may suffer from prolonged and possibly irreversible impotence, according to scientists from the University of Washington. Doctor reveals twenty percent of patients he interviewed for Propecia study experienced persistent sexual dysfunction for more than five years.

Bioengineered Follicles Grow Hair On Bald Mice

In a proof of concept study for bioengineered organ replacement, researchers in Japan made hair follicles derived from adult stem cells interact with surrounding tissue and show normal hair cycles, when transplanted into the skin of bald mice.

Inhibitor Causing Male Pattern Baldness Discovered

A study published in Science Translational Medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania, explains that scientists looking for the holy grail in beauty treatment have discovered an abnormal quantity of a protein, called Prostaglandin D2, present in the scalp of bald men, that they think may be responsible for their hair loss.

£4,000 answer to over-plucked eyebrows as women turn to hair transplant surgery

Just as men have their locks boosted with follicles taken from the backs of their heads, women can have their eyebrows thickened using the same technique.