Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration Related Terms:
Alopecia Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, Hair Grafts, Hair Implants, Hair Loss, Hair Replacement, Hair Transplant, Plastic Surgery, Scalp Flap Transfer, Skin Procedures, Surgeon

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Knowing the right time to go in for Hair Restoration

Description

For people who are worried about baldness and need a solution, hair restoration seems to be like the natural thing they are after. After all, losing hair at a young age is something that you should probably avoid and perhaps keep at bay until you are old enough for not worrying about hair loss any more.

Before the procedure

Hair restoration does have some limitations. After all, not everyone is a suitable candidate for solving their hair loss problem. If you feel that you are having certain restrictions with the skin procedure and need to clear something up, then definitely do so. After all, it is better to ask first rather than end up with a face that you are going to dread.

The reality

Depending on the method of hair restoration, you usually will not have anything significant to worry about. Hair loss is after all a very common illness that has a number of possible solutions. Hence, you should find it hard to find something that will work for you and perhaps control baldness with minimum side effects.

After the procedure

Depending on whether you got hair transplants or hair grafts, there is a certain amount of post operative care that you need to worry about. After all, no one will like to again deal with hair loss once they have fought it. With some minimum care, you can keep your hair looking like new and perhaps successfully fight off baldness for a much longer period of time.

Miscellaneous

Usually, hair restoration is done without any side effects that you need to worry about. There is a normal recovery time associated with each method but that’s about it. In addition to that, there is nothing else that you need to worry about. In terms of cost, it varies with the method and the extent of baldness that needs to cured.

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Anti-inflammatory properties of a liposomal hydrogel with povidone-iodine (Repithel((R))) for wound healing in vitro.

Burns. 2008 Mar 29;

Authors: Beukelman CJ, van den Berg AJ, Hoekstra MJ, Uhl R, Reimer K, Mueller S

A liposomal hydrogel with 3% povidone-iodine (PVP-ILH, Repithel((R))) has shown clinical benefit in settings where inflammation and/or reactive oxygen species are thought to impede wound healing (e.g., burns, chronic wounds and in smokers). This in vitro study investigated whether PVP-ILH is able to reduce inflammatory events responsible for the impairment of the wound healing process in such patients. Therefore, the following assays were conducted with PVP-ILH (and derived control hydrogels to identify the component responsible for the effect): inhibition of reactive oxygen species production by human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) and in a cell-free system, oxygen consumption assay of PMNs (prior to oxidative burst), inhibition of human complement (limiting the generation of complement factors), mast cell degranulation, nitric oxide production by murine macrophages and TNF-alpha production by human monocytes/macrophages. Where toxicity could cause cell inhibition, cell viability was assessed. PVP-ILH and its components interacted in our series of bioassays at various stages in the inflammation cascade. Scavenging of superoxide anions was the most pronounced effect. Furthermore, povidone-iodine inhibited PMN production of reactive oxygen species (inhibition of oxygen consumption) and a mast cell inhibitory (stabilising) activity was observed. Based on these results, the clinically observed, beneficial wound healing effects of PVP-ILH may also be attributed to an impediment of inflammatory activity, mainly by iodine's free radical scavenging. Controlling oxidative stress in the wound may be of great importance, especially since further reactions as, e.g., the formation of peroxynitrite from NO and ROS are prevented.

PMID: 18378399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

(Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries) More...

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