Medical and Cosmetic Treatment

  • Pierre Bouhanna
  • Jean-Claude Dardour


The first publication concerning the treatment of baldness is an Egyptian manuscript from the eighteenth dynasty (1580 BC). The author recommends a mixture composed of equal parts of the fat of the lion, hippopotamus, crocodile, snake and ibex. He also recommends the guts of fishes, the genital organs of the bitch and a mouse cooked in grease until it is rotten. These magic formulae may remind us of the placental extracts and fresh cells of today. But the fact is that, while the bald have failed to accept their fate ever since antiquity and have been easy prey for charlatans, and while certain current treaments do for a time normalise hair loss, the only visible and durable results are those obtained by surgery.


Hair Loss Hair Growth Hair Shaft Cyproterone Acetate Androgenetic Alopecia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Bouhanna
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Dardour
    • 2
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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