Florida Doctor is Recruiting Participants for Groundbreaking Research in Hair Transplant Surgery
PORT ORANGE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A local hair transplant doctor is starting a novel research study to bring to the field of hair transplantation a method of addressing surgical scars that is already used in other reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries.
Dr. Marco Barusco, a hair transplant surgeon with over 12 years of experience, wants to determine if BellaDermÃ‚® – a natural dermal graft – will improve the appearance of the scalp of hair transplant patients. BellaDermÃ‚® is donated human skin that is processed to remove both epidermal and dermal cells. What remains is a tissue matrix capable of natural and full regeneration of cells and blood vessels after it is implanted.
This research is being supported by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) (www.mtf.org), the largest not-for-profit tissue bank in the U.S. and manufacturer of BellaDerm. The project was reviewed and approved by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB) that is not associated with Tempus Hair Restoration or MTF.
At this time, Dr. Barusco is the only doctor conducting this type of research. BellaDerm will be used to fill in and possibly reduce scarring that may occur in the area from where the hair is removed for the transplant.
Dr. Barusco is currently looking for 30 patients to participate in this study; fifteen patients who have already had one or more hair transplants and 15 patients who have never had a hair transplant procedure. Patients must be between the ages of 20 and 60 years old, have Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss, have no major medical problems and can be available for follow-up visits at the Tempus Hair office located at 5537 S. Williamson Blvd., Suite 752 in Port Orange, Florida. Patients will be asked to return for follow-up visits seven times throughout a period of nine months, and will receive compensation for their travels.
Those interested in participating should contact Tempus Hair Restoration and Dr. Marco Barusco at www.tempushair.com or at 1-877-877-5200 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the study.
About Tempus Hair Restoration: Tempus Hair Restoration was founded by Board Certified hair transplant surgeon Dr. Marco Barusco and offers hair restoration solutions from medications and laser therapy to surgical procedures. Our main priority is to provide clients with education about their hair loss and the best course of action to achieve their goals.
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