Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rickys story can help, Please Share with friends Click the link and watch Rickys Story

Watch this Amazing video!!!... (Ricky’s Transformation from bald to Beautiful)…Even though Ricky now looks like a Movie Star, he is not an actor…. I am the co-owner of Treasure Coast Hair Restoration; we do Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. If someone you know is suffering from hair loss and expressed an interest in restoring their hair send them the link to our website ( this can be a touchy subject for most hair loss sufferers. It’s hard to even mention the issue without offending some people. You can also help us reach more sufferers by sharing this with all your friends in your news feed. If one of your friends or family suffers from hair loss and sees this posting they can contact us Privately, It could change their life!... With the advancements in technology and techniques, one can get their hair back forever and no one would ever know they ever had anything done… Completely natural, their own hair growing forever…… Thank you for helping us spread the word by sharing our message…If You have any questions, please fill free to email me or you can call me directly at 772-528-2916.

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I would also like to take a minute to Thank Ricky for letting us be a part of changing his life forever. I’m sure your story has and will help people make the most important decision of their life.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BiG savings

Treasure Coast Hair Restoration is offering huge discounts to our patients. We understand how hard it can be to come up with several thousand dollars in these hard economic times. We will also beat any competitor’s price within reason. We are one of the best hair restoration practices in the world. Yes right here in a small town in Port Saint Lucie. We have Patients that come from all United States and Canada. We also have patients that come from other countries just to have Dr. kurtin do there Transplant.

We also Only Higher Technicians that have performed thousands of trans plants. Most of our technicians have worked for Larger Companies like Medical Hair Restoration and Bosley . Our results are completely natural and out patients very Happy with their results. Make sure u come see us last after you have gone to all the rest and we will save you enough money to make a difference. We are here to help!! Call Joel today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurtin.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hair Cloning

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Hair Cloning
Hair CloningCloning is the production of genetically identical organisms. The first clone of an adult animal was Dolly, the famous Edinburgh sheep. Although technically not an exact replica of her mother (and therefore not a true clone), the revolutionary part of the experiment was that it overturned the long-held view that non-sex cells of an adult (somatic cells) were differentiated to such a degree that they lost any potential to develop into a new adult organism. Scientists had believed that once a cell became specialized as a lung, liver, or any other type of adult cell, the change was irreversible as other genes in the cell became permanently inactive. The other major challenge was to be able to initiate the multiplication of the genetically altered cell and then to provide the proper environment in which the growth of the new organism could take place.
With Dolly, scientists transferred genetic material from the nucleus of a donor adult sheep cell to an egg whose nucleus, and thus its genetic material, had been removed. This egg, containing the DNA from a donor cell, had to be treated with chemicals or an electric current in order to stimulate cell division. Once the cloned embryo reached a suitable stage, it was transferred to a very hospitable environment – the uterus of another sheep – where it continued to develop until birth.

Cloning vs. Genetic Engineering
In contrast to replicating whole organisms, in genetic engineering, one alters the DNA of a particular cell so that it can manufacture proteins to correct genetic defects or produce other beneficial changes in an organism. The initial step in genetic engineering is to isolate the gene that is responsible for the problem. The next step is to clone (multiply) the gene. The last step is to insert the gene inside the cell so that it can work to alter bodily function.
The first gene causing hair loss in humans was discovered by Dr. Angela Christiano at Columbia University. Individuals with this gene are born with hair that soon falls out (as infant hair often does) but then never grows back. They mapped the disease to chromosome 8p21 in humans and they actually cloned a related hairloss gene in mice. Although a huge step forward, this gene is not the same as the one(s) that cause common baldness. Luckily, Dr. Christiano’s lab continues its work to isolate the genetic material responsible for androgenetic alopecia. We will keep you posted on their progress.
A new drug that is an activator of the “Hedgehog pathway” has been shown to stimulate hair growth in adult mice. The study showed that a topically applied medication can initiate the Hedgehog signaling pathway to stimulate hair follicles to pass from the resting to the growth stage of the hair cycle in mice. This technology has not yet been applied to humans. (See ‘Hedgehog and Hair Growth’ in the Hair Cloning News section

What is Hair Multiplication

In hair multiplication, hairs are simply plucked from the scalp or beard and then implanted into the bald part of the scalp. The idea is that some germinative cells at the base of the hair follicle will be pulled out along with the hair. Once the hair is re-implanted, these cells would be able to regenerate a new follicle. In theory, microscopic examination of the plucked hair could help the doctor determine which hairs have the most stem cells attached and thus which are most likely to regrow. The procedure is called “hair multiplication” since the plucked follicles would regrow a new hair, potentially giving an unlimited supply.

In a modification of this procedure, the bulbs of the hair are separated from the shafts and then cultivated in vitro (outside the body). After the cells are multiplied, they are injected into the pores of local, dormant hair follicles in the balding area. The problem with either technique is that matrix keratinocytes (the plucked cells) are only transient amplifiers, and the stem cells around the bulge region of the follicle, the ones most important for hair growth, are not harvested in any significant numbers and can’t be readily activated to produce a hair.

The Model for Hair Cloning.

When it comes to cloning, hair follicles are in a tough spot. They are too complex to be simply cultured (growing hair follicles in a test tube would be like trying to grow a set of teeth) and follicles are not whole organisms (like Dolly) and, therefore, cannot be outright cloned. Fortunately, a pair of clever scientists, Drs. Amanda Reynolds and Colin Jahoda (now working with Dr. Christiano), seem to have made great headway in solving the dilemma.

In their paper Trans-Gender Induction of Hair Follicles, the researchers have shown that dermal sheath cells, found in the lower part of the human follicle, can be isolated from one person and then injected into the skin of another to promote the formation of new intact hair. The implanted cells interacted locally to stimulate the creation of full terminal (i.e. normal) hair follicles. Although this is not actually cloning (see the definition above), the dermal sheath cells can potentially be multiplied in a Petri dish and then injected in great numbers to produce a full head of hair. The word potentially is highlighted, as this multiplication has not yet been accomplished. It seems, however, that this hair “induction” processes is the model most likely to work.

Another interesting aspect of their experiment is that the donor cells came from a male but the recipient, who actually grew the hair, was a female. The importance of this is that donor cells can be transferred from one person to another without being rejected. Since repeat implantations did not provoke the typical rejection responses, even though the donor was of the opposite sex and had a significantly different genetic profile, this indicates that the dermal sheath cells have a special immune status and that the lower hair follicle is one of the bodies “immune privileged” sites.

In addition, there is some evidence that the recipient skin can influence the look of the hair. Thus, the final appearance of the patient may more closely resemble the bald person’s original hair, than the hair of the person donating the inducer cells. The person-to-person transfer of cells would be important in situations where there was a total absence of hair. Fortunately, in androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss) there is a supply of hair on the back and sides of the scalp that would serve as the source of dermal sheath cells, so the transfer between people would rarely be necessary.

Probably the most important aspect of this experiment is the fact that these “inducer” dermal sheath cells are fibroblasts. Fibroblasts, as it turns out, are among the easiest of all cells to culture, so that the donor area could potentially serve as an unlimited supply of hair.

What Still Needs to be Done

There are a number of problems that still confront us in cloning hair. First, there is the need to determine the most appropriate follicular components to use (dermal sheath cells, the ones used in the Collin/Jahoda experiment, are hard to isolate and may not actually produce the best hair). Next, these extracted cells must be successfully cultured outside the body. Third, a cell matrix might be needed to keep them properly aligned while they are growing. Finally, the cells must be successfully injected into the recipient scalp in a way that they will consistently induce hair to grow.

Unlike, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), in which an intact follicular units are planted into the scalp in the exact direction the surgeon wants the hair to grow, with cell implantation there is no guarantee that the induced hair will grow in the right direction or have the color, hair thickness or texture to look natural. To circumvent this problem, one might use the induced hair in the central part of the scalp for volume and then use traditional FUT for refinement and to create a natural appearance. However, it is not even certain that the induced follicles will actually grow long enough to produce cosmetically significant hair. And once that hair is shed in the normal hair cycle, there are no assurances that it will grow and cycle again. (Normal hair grows in cycles that last 2-6 years. The hair is then shed and the follicle lies dormant for about three months before it produces a new hair and starts the cycle over again.)

A major technical problem to cloning hair is that cells in culture begin to de-differentiate as they multiply and revert to acting like fibroblasts again, rather than hair. Finding the proper environment in which the cells can grow, so that they will be maintained in a differentiated (hair-like) state, is a major challenge to the researchers and appears to be the single greatest obstacle to this form of therapy coming to fruition. This is not unlike the problems in cloning entire organisms where the environment that the embryonic cells grow in is the key to their proper differentiation and survival.

There are four main experimental techniques that have been recently described by Teumer. These are: 1) Implanting Dermal Papillae cells alone, 2) Placing DP cells along side miniaturized follicles, 3) Implanting DP cells with keratinocytes (“Proto-hairs”), and 4) Cell Implantation using a Matrix (see Hair Cloning Methods).
Finally, although remote, there may be safety concerns that cells that induce hair may also induce tumors, or exhibit malignant growth themselves. Once these obstacles have been overcome, there are still the requirements of FDA approval which further guarantees safety as well as effectiveness. This is a process that involves three, very formalized stages of clinical testing and generally takes years.

On the status of cloning – it is still a work in progress. Although there has been much recent success, and we finally have a working model for how hair cloning might eventually be accomplished, much work still needs to be done.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Amazing Hair Restoration Story

I waited until now to write this because I wanted to get the full effect of the procedure. My hair restoration procedure has been a life changing experience for me. I lost my hair late in life, and I think, in some ways its worse than if I lost it at an earlier stage in life. I did what a lot of guys did, I shaved my head when it got really bad, so when I did try to re grow it after 3 years of shaving it, to my surprise I was looking at a bald, middle aged guy in the mirror. Needless, to say I was upset, so when my girlfriend encouraged me to go for a free consultation I said what the heck, lets go hear what they have to say about the procedure. I made an appointment with one of the more known hair restoration clinic in the country, and everything they told me, and show was very impressive, but when we got to the cost of the procedure I realized I was way outside my price range, and did not see any way I could afford it there. With the help from my girlfriend- she researched on the Internet and found Treasure Coast Hair and we made an appointment for a consultation.
After a few minutes with Dr. Kurtin and Joel, I knew I found the right doctor for the job, and for a bonus, the cost was less than half of what the other clinic wanted, but that wasn't the only reason why I knew I had the right doctor for the job. Dr.Kurtin and his staff made me feel very comfortable with the procedure, and fully informed me to what at to expect during the procedure, and afterwards.
During the procedure I was allowed to watch videos, and we stopped for lunch too. There was hardly any pain, and it was over before I realized it. From the very beginning I saw a big change, but the biggest change happened between 4 to 6 months. There was hardly any maintenance to speak of.
The change in my lookout on life took a giant leap for the better. My self confidence hasn't been this high in a very long time. When I look in the mirror now I see the person I was when I was 40, I'm 50 years old. I just got back from visiting my family in NJ and the best compliment I received there was from an aunt, who hadn't seen me in about 8 years. She said that I look like I found the fountain of youth.. I can't put into words how I felt, getting so many compliments.
It's given me a new perspective on my life and given me the incentive to lose weight too. So far I've lost 20 pounds!
I owe it all to Dr. Kurtin, who made it possible for me to have the procedure. I can't say enough about Dr. Kurtin and his staff, and how comfortable they made me feel throughout the procedure, and afterwards. I would recommend to any guy that’s losing his hair to have this procedure done at Treasure Coast Hair Restoration.
I doubt you would find a better qualified doctor anywhere else- plus he really cares about his patients.
Not only will it restore your confidence- you will feel better about yourself . Let’s be honest with ourselves, who wouldn't want to look 10 years younger and feel good about your appearance again. I can't express enough how happy I am with my results. Thank You. Yours Truly, Rickey Brango
P. S. You should see me now Joel, I wanted to thank you personally for all you support throughout this whole procedure .Below I enclosed 2 pictures- one from May 09- One most recent one Oct 09 -Look at the difference!! I now have my hairline back and I'm ready for Television! >>>>

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plea For Age Limits On Hair Transplant Surgery

One of the UK's leading cosmetic surgeons is calling for age restrictions on hair transplant surgery, after seeing an alarming rise in the number of teenage boys wanting to go under the knife.

Dr Bessam Farjo, co-founder of The Farjo Medical Centre and past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, has seen a 23 per cent increase in enquiries coming from men aged 20 years or under over the past 12 months. Some of the enquiries the centre has received have come from the parents of boys as young as 16-years-old.

Dr Farjo explained: "Hair loss can be quite unpredictable in its early stages, with the full extent of loss difficult to determine in men under the age of 30. Men under this age should consider taking preventative drugs such as propecia, in an effort to slow down or stop their hair loss. However, a few online sources and commercial clinics are encouraging very young men to consider surgery to restore both their follicles and self-esteem."

He added: "Whilst there are many regulated forums and websites which offer sound advice, there is also a lot of inaccurate information being passed around on social networking forums."

"Surgery may improve the hairline of very young men in the short term; however, if further hair loss occurs they could find themselves with inconsistent coverage, giving them a 'patchy' look."

"Sadly, some clinics appear to be taking advantage of these vulnerable patients by agreeing to perform surgery and not advising them of the potential long-term results."

Whilst nothing can be done to stop incorrect advice being given over the internet or through non-medical sales people, Dr Farjo insists it is the responsibility of the professionals offering the treatment to advise when surgery is not an appropriate course of action. He also wants to see legal guidelines put into place to protect vulnerable and younger men.

As the UK's leading hair transplant specialists, The Farjo Medical Centre operates a strict screening process and will not treat anyone who they feel is not suitable for surgery. The centre also offers a genetic test which indicates the extent of expected hair loss, be it a slightly receding hair-line or complete hair loss.

Dr Bessam Farjo and his wife, fellow surgeon Dr Nilofer Farjo, carry out more than 300 operations each year at their Manchester clinic. More than 4,000 people have travelled from across the UK, Europe and as far as the Middle East, Australia and the United States, to the Farjo Medical Centre.

The centre has an international reputation for not only using the latest hair transplantation techniques - recognised throughout the surgical field - but for placing significant emphasis on developing pioneering ways to counter hair loss.

The Farjo Medical Centre

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Sunday, September 6, 2009