discover gene linked to baldness – CTV news
"Realistically, I think we're eight-to-10 years away (from a cure). They still have to find a way to turn off the gene," hair transplant physician, Dr. Robert Jones, told CTV News. "At this point, I would say there is no cure for baldness."
discover baldness gene: 1 in 7 men at
risk – Press Release
Researchers at McGill University, King’s College London and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. have identified two genetic variants in caucasians, that together produce an astounding sevenfold increase in the risk of male pattern baldness.
pattern baldness pinpointed on DNA - Globe and Mail
A McGill University researcher has found a mysterious stretch of DNA that can make men lose their hair. The discovery could lead to new ways to prevent male pattern baldness or a quick genetic test to determine if a man is likely to hang on to his hair. But it also may help researchers better understand the human genome.
Body Hair Transplant into Wide Donor Scar
Wide donor scars are a problem all hair restoration surgeons see. They are difficult to treat and can be caused by poor laxity of the donor site or too wide a strip being excised. Often, attempts at scar reduction fail, because the scar ‘‘stretches back’’ to its original wide state.
Love those Lashes
It was a real eye-opener. There I was with my skimpy pee-hole-in-the-snow eyes, while an increasing number of women at the gym were flaunting Bambi eyes, framed by dramatic lashes.
Women's Hair Loss
Since the birth control pill was approval by the FDA in 1960, it has become one of the most popular forms of birth control used today. Millions of women are prescribed the Pill each year in North America, but very few are aware that oral contraceptives are a common trigger for hair loss.
Cloning and Hair Multiplication, an Update
One of the most frequent questions I get asked in the office is, "Doc, how long until they can clone hair?". It seems crazy that a sheep or dog can be cloned, and yet a simple hair follicle cannot. Click here to see an article from Foxnews on cloning.
Dr. Jones News Article
"Dr. Jones feels that being involved personally, at every stage of the surgery is vital to controlling the artistic and aesthetic outcome of the surgery. Working closely with his very experienced staff, he can do up to 2,000 all microscopically created-1-to-4 hair grafts in a session."
Follicular Unit Extraction vs. Older Methods of Hair Transplantation
"(FUE) is a hair restoration method that discards the use of the painful linear donor incision, and regards 100% of hair loss patients as proper candidates for the procedure. It is widely predicted that, within the coming years, follicular unit extraction will make further advancements and become the method of choice for every hair restoration surgeon and patient."
Men's Health Article
Q: I've seen some real hair-transplant tragedies. How do I go about
finding a skilled doctor?