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WHEN RALPH DAWN WAS IN HIS FORTIES, HE BEGAN TO LOSE HIS HAIR. AND ALTHOUGH HE NOTICED THOSE HAIR GROWTH INFORMERCIAL TREATMENTS ON THE INTERNET HE SHIED AWAY BECAUSE THEY SEEMED GIMMICKY. BUT WHEN HIS WIFE TOLD HIM ABOUT HAIR LOSS THERAPIES AT JOHNS HOPKINS IN BALTIMORE HE BEGAN TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

That means it's legit.

THE DOCTORS TOLD DAWN HE HAD A NUMBER OF OPTIONS; FDA APPROVED OVER-THE- COUNTER MINOXIDIL (MIN-NOX-EH-DILL) AND FINASTERIDE (FIN-NAS-TER-RIDE) WHICH COMES IN PRESCRIPTION FORM.

OR HE COULD HAVE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION SURGERY.

There are two different hair techniques that we use for hair tranplantation...the traditional method is known as the strip technique, where we remove a long strip of skin from the back of the scalp. From that strip we cut out every individual hair root and then individual hair root gets placed in the new location.

THE SECOND IS KNOWN AS FOLLICULAR (FOLL-LEC-U-LAR) UNIT EXTRACTION, WHERE EACH ROOT IS TAKEN OUT ONE BY ONE. DAWN EVENTUALLY CHOSE THE STRIP TRANSPLANT METHOD. HE'S HAD TWO TREATMENTS, WITH LITTLE PAIN AND NO SIDE EFFECTS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE'S THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS.

And the doctor said you are not going to see much hair growth until eight months, so I've been pleased.

FOR TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE, I'M SUSAN HENDRICKS.

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