Minoxidil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (hair loss). Prior to it being approved by the FDA for hair loss treatment, it was used as an oral pill to treat patients with high blood pressure. A common side effect of oral minoxidil is “hirsuitism” or increase hair growth on the body, face and scalp. In addition to increased (unwanted) body hair, in pill form, minoxidil has other side effects that made it impractical as an oral hair loss treatment.
Hair loss can be a very stressful experience for guys in their 20’s and 30’s. Waking up and finding hair on your pillow, or watching it fall down the shower drain, can make a young man feel like he’s 20 going on 60.
When your hair thins at an early age it can lead to anxiety, self-esteem issues, and lowered satisfaction when it come to your personal appearance. Initially, many guys try to overcome this by wearing a baseball cap or looking for over-the-counter hair thickening shampoos. Some brave souls will accept their genetic fate and go completely bald – but that look doesn’t always work for everyone.
It’s been said that around 30% of men have experienced noticeable hair loss by the time they reach 30 years of age. Many of these men opt to start using hair loss medication in order to combat this onset of male pattern baldness.
As with any medications, there may be some side effects associated with the use of hair loss medication – of which erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of them. In 2017, scientists from Northwestern University set out to find if a sizable portion of men continue to suffer from ED after stopping the hair loss drugs.
While the negative sexual side effects of these drugs are well-known and publicized, the media misinterpreted a portion of this study and came out with some pretty sensational claims.
Over the past few years there have been an increasing number of men undergoing testosterone treatments for no valid medical reason(s) other than a lifestyle trend referred to as “male menopause”. They view these treatments as the “fountain of youth” and can experience many benefits ranging from increased libido, preventing muscle mass loss, and even improved energy levels.
Finding clumps of hair in your brush may cause you to panic and immediately start researching how to make it grow back, or possibly even look into a hair transplant. It’s fairly common for people to start losing their hair in their 20’s but there is no reason to immediately freak out. Those first signs of hair loss can be painful to discover, and you might start imagining that small bald spot on the top of your head growing bigger and bigger. Most hair loss is genetic so if you take a look at your family history, you should get a sense of what your head may look like at a certain point in your life.
As the years go by, robots are becoming more commonplace in medical procedures.
Why is this?
Robots can perform delicate procedures with precision that is unmatched by human hands. Robots also don’t get tired during surgical procedures that can take several hours.
It’s only natural that the ARTAS robot has made its way into hair transplant centers across America, but how does it stack up to the other methods of hair transplants?
Today we’re going to look at the ARTAS robot and how it stacks up to the hand-held NeoGraft device commonly used for hair transplants today.
In order get a better understanding of what is involved in a hair transplant procedure, we’re going to briefly look at the two methods that are currently being used for hair transplants: FUE and the Strip method.
Should I Tell People About My Hair Transplant or Keep it Secret?
If you’re considering a transplant procedure, it’s normal to wonder how others might react to your new look. What might friends, family or co-workers say? Would they say anything? Would they notice? What if they notice but don’t say anything for fear of offending you?
The Last Boys of Summer Play Their Way Into The 2017 World Series
We see numerous sports fans at the Limmer HTC and for baseball fans, the shifting of summer into fall is a magical time. It’s a time when the remaining Boys of Summer run, swing, throw, and catch their way onto baseball’s grandest stage: The Fall Classic.
Counting Scalp Hairs with Friends: An Introduction to Hair Density
When was the last time you asked a friend to look at a one-inch-square area of your scalp and meticulously count each strand of hair? Sounds like a great party game, doesn’t it?
Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in a photo or security camera and thought, who is that bald guy? Only to realize—that bald guy is you!