Medical art combines medical knowledge, mastery of current surgical skills and techniques, as well as a keen eye, enabling the accurate reproduction of what occurs naturally. Unfortunately, many hair restoration patients assume that artistic ability is a given, resulting from education and practice of established surgical techniques. Art and surgery, however, are separate skills which…

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule banning powdered examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. This rule does not cover or include powdered radiographic gloves. The FDA placed the ban on the above medical device due to unreasonable and substantial risks to individuals exposed…

Many factors go into selecting the perfect hair transplant clinic and surgeon. Probably the most important choice to first make is the type of procedure you would like to undergo. After making this decision, you will begin your research into well-known clinics in that technique. When finding the best match, factors such as the medical…

Long, full lashes are becoming more and more sought after these days, and techniques such as eyelash extensions are growing in popularity. A prescription medication, Latisse, is even available for those desiring eyelash augmentation. But what if you could make those lengthy lashes permanent without the use of medication or cosmetics? Eyelashes serve both anatomical…

In recent hair loss news, a study performed by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute was released in the journal PLOS One.  According to this study, which was published just a few days ago on January 26th, researchers may be closer than ever to determining a means to generate new hair follicles. The study introduces a novel…

If so, using a caffeine shampoo could be just what you need. According to a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, caffeine was proven capable of reversing the inhibitory effects testosterone has on the hair follicles. This study aimed to determine the effects of caffeine and testosterone on the growth of human hair…

This is most definitely the case for 11 year-old Cokie Allen. The young girl suffered crippling burns before the age of 1. At the time, she was abandoned at a Chinese hospital. Today, she is the adopted daughter of a loving family in Indianapolis. Since her injuries, Cokie has undergone extensive surgeries. Her mother recalls…

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