Category Archives: general information

Studies Indicate Vitamin D Effects Hair Growth

 Vitamin D and Hair Growth 35 million men in the US have male pattern baldness along with several million women who have hair loss. The Wall Street Journalreported on studies throughout the world that indicate that the ‘sunshine vitamin’ does have a positive effect on receptors that directly relate to hair growth. Various studies are…
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FUE Hair Transplant – Today and Tomorrow

FUE Research Committee International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery established a FUE Research Committee at its latest annual scientific meeting in the Bahamas.  The new committee is solely focused on Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedures and the techniques that could be utilized to improve the quality of the FUE procedures. The FUE committee will…
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Don’t Succumb to Hair Loss Scams

The amount of money spent on bogus hair loss products and treatments since the e founding of America may well be enough to pay off our national debt. Or at least put a serious dent in it! Hair loss patients are too often the wishful or unwitting dupe to charlatans proposing the miracle cure to…
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Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Some hair loss is correlated to stress. This type of hair loss is generally reversible and does not require medical treatment or hair transplant. Hair loss induced by stress usually occurs after severe stress, such as surgery, starvation, emotional stressful situation or illness. Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. Getting your emotional stress…
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Sex and Hair Loss

People believe they lose hair due to having too much sex.  The fact is that most patients attempt to find a reason for rapid loss of hair in the early stages.  Thas is often the same age that they are most active sexualy.  The combination of the two may convince them that they may have lost…
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Liquid Minoxidil

Q: I've been using 5% topical minoxidil in liquid form for five months and see some positive results (I think) but I have two side effects: 1) itchiness--it's mild, I can live with it 2) a crust forms that's dry and I can pick it off, little dry flakes--that is. Questions are simple: 1) Can/should…
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The Hair Pulling Test: What Is It?

This type of “hair test" is done by a hair transplant surgeon or dermatologist to find out the rate of telogen hiar. It’s a simple procedure. The doctor pulls hair to find out the number of hair follicles in the resting phase. The way the test works is that the doctor grasps a couple of…
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