The Hair Loss Information and Resources You Need
Medical Professional Organizations
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a non-profit educational organization that provides information on hair loss and its treatment. It is the largest professional medical society in the world, devoted to the advancement of hair restoration surgery. Visit the web site to find member physicians and a wealth of reliable information on hair loss and hair restoration surgery: www.ishrs.org
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) To qualify for certification, doctors must demonstrate extensive training and experience in hair restoration surgery. Then they must pass both written and oral examinations and participate in ongoing continuing education and practice performance assessment. To learn more about board certification and the member doctors of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, visit their web site: www.abhrs.com
International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons around the world. The IAHRS is endorsed by Consumer Reports as well as WebMD. Visit this website for more info: www.iahrs.org/
The Bald Truth - By Spencer Kobren
The Truth About Women’s Hair Loss – By Spencer Kobren
Spencer Kobren, founder of www.thebaldtruth.com, has authored two internationally recognized books that have touched the lives of countless hair loss sufferers in search of real hope and forever changed society’s perception of men’s and women’s hair loss.
Hair Transplant Network was established by a hair transplant patient to help other hair loss sufferers share information and find physicians who provide safe and natural hair transplant results. Hundreds of other hair restoration patients have contributed their experiences and advice over the past 11 years to determine which hair transplant physicians are recommended on this site. Drs. True and Dorin were among the first group of physicians selected as providers of state-of-the art hair transplantation and hair loss treatment. Currently, more than 12,000 members make up this online community. You can visit the website at http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/home.php.
Bald Truth Talk – This online community started by Spencer Kobren has been created for those individuals seeking valuable insight and information on hair loss, hair restoration, and hair transplantation. Simply visit www.baldtruthtalk.com.
Hair Loss Experiences - This UK-based forum was created by a hair transplant patient for his fellow patients and those interested in hair loss. Gain insight into the latest treatments and surgical approaches to hair restoration at the website www.hairlossexperiences.com.
Hair Transplant Community is a hair transplant social network for the hair restoration community. You can create blogs, upload photos and videos, and share ideas on their website www.hairtransplantcommunity.com.
Facebook – Access our blogs, video, photos, and become part of the True & Dorin community! Join us on Facebook.
YouTube - Browse our videos, discussing the latest in hair transplant surgery and showcasing the amazing results that can be achieved by True & Dorin, on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/truedorincom.
Twitter - Get the latest scoop from True & Dorin. Follow the doctors to find out what’s going on in the world of hair restoration at http://twitter.com/TrueDorinHair.
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAFF) supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata. NAAF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a prestigious Scientific Advisory Council. Founded in 1981, NAAF is widely regarded as the largest, most influential, and most representative foundation associated with alopecia areata. For further information, please visit www.naaf.org.
Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) was formed as a result of one person's experience with scarring alopecia (cicatricial means scarring). When the patient realized that little is known about such disorders, she decided, with the help of her doctor, to initiate a grassroots effort to raise funds to study these problems. Visit this website to find pertinent information about the cicatricial alopecias: www.carfintl.org.
American Hair Loss Association (AHLA) is the nation’s foremost 501(c) 3 non-profit charity committed to educating and improving the lives of all those affected by hair loss. The AHLA endeavors to create public awareness of this devastating disease of the spirit, and to legitimize hair loss of all forms in the eyes of our medical community, the media, and society as a whole: www.americanhairloss.org.
Mayo Clinic - You can always find thorough and up-to-date medical information, including detailed information about hair loss, on the website of one of the world’s greatest medical centers: www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-loss/DS00278.
Web MD is a great resource for current medical information, including in-depth information on hair loss causes and treatment options: www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/default.htm.
National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.
Hair Loss Products
ROGAINE® foam is the only topical brand approved by the FDA to regrow hair in both men and women. With more than 20 years of results and over 20,000 people in clinical trials, ROGAINE® is the number-one dermatologist-recommended brand for hair regrowth. ROGAINE® helps reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss. Please visit www.rogaine.com.
Propecia® is the only FDA-approved prescription drug for treatment of male balding. The effectiveness of Propecia® lies in its ability to significantly reduce DHT, a key cause of hair loss, by inhibiting the formation of DHT in the scalp. To learn more about how Propecia® works and whether it could help you, visit www.propecia.com.
DermMatch® colors the scalp to match your hair color. It also coats and thickens thin hairs, making them stand up and spread out for maximum fullness. No product in the world can make your hair look this thick and full. DermMatch® works instantly for men and women of any skin color, hair color, or hair type: www.dermmatch.com.
Toppik® Hair-Building Fibers instantly fill in balding or thinning areas. Made of pure organic protein, Toppik® is completely undetectable and resistant to wind, rain, and perspiration, yet it easily washes out with shampoo: www.toppik.com/keratin-protein-hair-building-fibers-product-toppik.asp.