Currently, hair transplant surgery or surgical hair restoration has no approved medical specialty board sanctioned or certification process governed by The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The AMBS is an organization of 24 approved medical specialty boards of which The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery is not a part. The intent of the certification of physicians is to provide assurance to the public that those certified by an ABMS Member Board have successfully completed an approved training program and an evaluation process assessing their ability to provide quality patient care in the specialty.
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● Hair DNA testing: Hair follicles contain DNA; hair can be tested to establish paternity or as evidence in a crime investigation.
● Hair drug testing: Many street drugs (or their breakdown products in the body) are absorbed into the hair. A sample of hair can be tested for recent drug use.
● Hair analysis: Testing of hair for toxic exposures, such as lead or mercury poisoning. These tests are limited by inconsistency and difficulty interpreting their results.
● Minoxidil (Rogaine): A medicine applied to the scalp, which can help prevent hair loss in most people when used daily.
● Finasteride (Propecia): A medicine for men taken in pill form daily, which regrows some hair and prevents hair loss in most men who use it.
● Hair transplants: Surgery to remove skin and hair from the back of the scalp, and transplant groups of hair follicles to areas of thin hair.
● Hair electrolysis: A very fine needle is inserted into a hair follicle, and electrical current is applied. The electricity destroys the follicle, preventing hair growth.
● Laser hair removal: A laser is aimed at the cells in the hair follicle, and the laser’s high energy destroys cells there, preventing hair growth
Heart Disease and Heart Transplant
IN THIS ARTICLE
● Why Are Heart Transplants Performed?
● Who Is Considered a Candidate for a Heart Transplant?
● What Is the Process for Getting a Heart Transplant?
● How Are Organ Donors Found for Heart Transplants?
● What Happens During a Heart Transplant?
● What Are the Risks Associated With Heart Transplants?
● What Is Organ Rejection?
● Watching for Infection
● Can a Person Lead a Normal Life After a Heart Transplant?
● How Long Can a Person Live After a Heart Transplant?
● Is a Heart Transplant Covered by Insurance?