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    Female
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    United States
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    MI

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Poswal
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. This is the first I've read of bioengineering hair-bearing skin. https://www.genengnews.com/news/skin-organoids-may-treat-baldness/ Here is the link to the abstract in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2352-3
  2. I have been searching for a good eyebrow doctor. Could you say who did this?
  3. Right. Mice. Sure. But such a device could make it possible for a pharmacy to deliver PRP or exosome therapy. Costs might drop enough to allow a great many more people to have the benefit of those therapies. Mice or not, that such innovations are on deck is exciting, I think.
  4. There is some regular discussion of the pain of scalp injections, especially with PRP. I ran across this article and found it pretty interesting and encouraging. Also, I think such patches might be particularly helpful with cicatricial alopecia or other alopecias that leave distinct bald areas on the scalp. https://cen.acs.org/pharmaceuticals/drug-delivery/Microneedle-patch-encourages-hair-regrow/97/i15
  5. I guess that was the same information. Sorry about that.
  6. Actually, I agree with Markee. Here's another step forward: https://www.sbpdiscovery.org/press/functional-hair-follicles-grown-from-stem-cells There have been breakthroughs in this approach in the last couple years. Optimism is not misplaced.
  7. What would be considered a cure? For many of us, that would be unlimited donor hair. That may be closer than we imagine. One barrier to hair cultivation has been the tedious process of producing hair germs. But now, hair follicle germs can be cultivated in large numbers in just days. Those germs can grow into hair follicles which produce hair. Sure, I know: mice again. But this is a discovery announced just this year. It's not a treatment, but it's very encouraging if you ask me.
  8. https://www.folliclethought.com/histogen-begins-late-stage-trial-in-mexico/
  9. Abstract of a review of seven studies on the use of topical finasteride for AA. I have ordered the full text article through interlibrary loan and will post it later. https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/29601622
  10. My search of the forum didn't turn up this news. If it has been posted already, please excuse this reposting. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/06/national/baldly-grow-japan-scientists-regrow-hair-record-rate/#.WwaeKNMrJE4
  11. Thanks for the comments. Good points. I didn't want to make this so much about me, however. My intention was mostly to add this information to the site.
  12. After a recent shingles episode, I got to wondering about what might be compromising my immunity. I am 62, and shingles has appeared in the family, but I'm also very healthy and just came through a physical with no problems. I ran across this recent study that shows finasteride can act as an immunosuppressant. I've been on this med for far more than a decade. Finasteride Enhances the Generation of Human Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells by Up-Regulating the COX2/PGE2 Pathway Finasteride has been effective for me, and caused me no problems so far as I know. And I'm not going off finasteride tomorrow, but I am now seriously thinking about alternatives. I'm putting this out there for anyone who might be interested.
  13. The after-procedure pictures look very clean, but I don't understand the other set. Are those before pics or is the new growth so blond that it doesn't show in the pics?
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