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Dr. Nusbaum Attends 9th World Congress for Hair Research

Dr-Nusbaum-Attends-9th-World-Congress-for-Hair-ResearchLast week, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum attended the 9th World Congress for Hair Research to lecture and meet with other hair loss professionals to advance the knowledge in hair growth, hair and scalp disease, and clinical care. In attendance were other hair biologists, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, and hair transplant surgeons from prestigious clinics and universities around the world. From November 18th-21st, all attendees enjoyed general sessions, scientific posters, pre-Congress workshops, and exhibits from the world’s leading makers of hair loss products and medical devices. Sponsors this year included Rogaine, P&G, Aveda, and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), to name a few.

Event Photos: 9th World Congress for Hair Research

Dr. Bernard Nusbaum

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Natural Substance from Beehives Shows Potential for Growing Hair

How serious is hair loss? According to a recent study, about 1 in 3 individuals who suffer with hair loss say they would give up sex for life, just for a new head of hair (i). And according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), just about 50% of respondents to the 2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey indicate they would choose a handsome head of hair over more money or new friends (ii).

Given the statistics above, it’s not surprising that hair transplant surgeons are so invested in researching hair loss cures. Hair plays a big role in shaping one’s appearance; without it, one can feel different, insecure, and less confident in everyday situations. According to additional statistics gathered by the ISHRS, just over half of men and women who experience hair loss say that nothing makes them feel more self conscious than the thought of “noticeable hair loss” (iii).

Over the past few years, several studies have emerged that indicate a natural hair loss remedy might be in the near future. Most recently, researchers at the University of Calgary made a discovery that might soon lead to a stem cell treatment for hair loss. And for those who don’t feel comfortable with the idea of stem cell therapy, another new study might seem a little easier, and sweeter.

Propolis: The Beehive Hair Loss Cure?

In Japan, a group of researchers uncovered an unlikely new substance for helping hair to grow again. It’s called propolis, and it is naturally found within beehives. Inside the hive, propolis is a resin-like substance that provides natural insulation. Outside the hive, propolis has demonstrated the ability to function as an anti-inflammatory, a key characteristic that researchers believe makes it a good chemical for assisting with new hair growth.

Commenting on the study, Ken Kobayashi explains, “I expect that propolis improves hair loss due to inflammation through the anti-inflammatory properties and the keratinocyte-proliferative effect,” (v).

Inflammation and Hair Loss

Sometimes, inflamed cells can be the reason why hair follicles become unable to sustain a healthy hair growth cycle. Explains Kobayashi, “normal hair growth needs active proliferation[…] without excessive inflammation.” Based on this premise, Kobayashi’s team of researchers at the Hokkaido University in Japan conducted a study to see if the proactive application of an anti-inflammatory, like propolis, would make for speedy hair growth.

To test this hypothesis, the research team divided laboratory mice into two groups. Both groups were shaved, and one group was given propolis while the other group was not. As predicted by the research team, propolis encouraged a significantly higher rate of natural hair growth for mice in the test group.

Hold Off on the Honey

If you suffer with hair loss, it might be too soon to rush out for the newest propolis extraction or hair loss gimmick. Additional testing must be performed. Moreover, the mice in the experiment were merely shaved and examined for natural hair regrowth; no mice exhibited signs of hair loss or pattern baldness prior to the experiment. In this light, it is clear that propolis must be tested on subjects that exhibit symptoms of hair loss, like androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness), before researchers can say with reasonable certainty that propolis can, in fact, act as a true hair loss cure.

Sources:

(i) http://www.statisticbrain.com/hair-loss-statistics/

(ii) “2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey.” International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. Accessed 17 June 2013.

(iii) See above.

(iv) Miyata S, Oda Y, Matsuo C, et al. Stimulatory Effect of Brazilian Propolis on Hair Growth through Proliferation of Keratinocytes in Mice. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2014.

(v) http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/beehive-resin-could-be-a-cure-for-hair-loss

Dr. Rose Appointed to ISHRS Ad Hoc Committee on FUE Issues

Dr.-Rose-Appointed-to-ISHRS-Ad-Hoc-Committee-on-FUE-IssuesThe Hair Transplant Institute congratulates Dr. Paul Rose on his recent appointment to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Ad Hoc Committee for FUE Issues! Dr. Rose is lead hair transplant surgeon at our Institute, working closely with Dr. Bernard Nusbaum to provide evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical restoration for men and women who suffer with various types of hair loss.

Meet Dr. Rose. With more than 20 years experience in the field of hair loss research, diagnosis, and restoration, Dr. Rose is recognized worldwide for providing exceptional care and delivering authentic results. Dr. Rose is an active professional in the medical community. He is passionate about research, ongoing education, and attending international seminars on hair loss treatment and restoration. Along with Dr. Nusbaum, Dr. Rose’s research and expert medical opinion were recently published in the August 2013 edition of The Clinics, discussing new hair loss treatment technologies like low level laser therapy (LLLT), Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and robotic FUE hair transplant.

About FUE Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a highly refined method of surgical hair restoration. Using a small punch instrument measuring just 1-2mm in diameter, the surgeon carefully removes individual clusters of donor hair follicles. Because a punch instrument is used in lieu of “strip” harvesting, FUE does not leave a linear scar and generally causes less trauma to the scalp.

Robotic FUE technologies are now available to make the extraction phase of the hair transplant faster and more comfortable for the patient. Using high resolution digital imagery and advanced robotics equipment that makes measurements with micron-level precision, these “hair transplant robots” identify and carefully extract the fittest hair follicles for transplant. Following robotic extraction, the surgeon transplants each follicular unit by hand to recreate the appearance of a natural head of hair.

Hair Loss Evaluation

If you or a loved one suffers with hair loss, rest assured you are not alone. Statistics gathered by the American Hair Loss Association show that 2/3rds of men and nearly 30 million women likewise suffer with thinning, shedding or balding.

Take action. Get to the root of your hair loss at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Schedule an appointment online or call our Institute directly at 305-925-0222.

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