A new material that changes shape upon heating could help heal bone lesions caused by injuries, tumor removal or birth defects, such as cleft palates. (The white bar is 1 cm, or less than half an inch long.)

New Moldable Polymer May Aid Facial Reconstruction

A new self-molding material may help change the way facial surgeons approach bone defects or injuries in the head, neck, or jaw. The findings were presented at the annual meeting o f the American Chemical Society.

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Hot Stuff

In honor of hair loss awareness month, August’s Hot Stuff highlights four tools that are helping physicians better address hair loss among the 80 million people in the United States with hereditary thinning or baldness.

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10 Things: Hair Raiser

Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS, is considered one of the fathers of modern-day hair transplantation. Hear what he has to say in the August 2014 “10 Things.”


Cover Story: Growth Factors

Washington Medical Hair Clinics, set out to establish a standard of care for hair restoration performed in state-of-the-art operating rooms by plastic surgeons. Read more in the August 2014 cover story.