Category Archives: hair loss

Why Do We Go Bald but Our Body Hair Seems to Remain?

While age takes a toll on the body in various ways, a bald head tends to be the worst fear of many people. Although females can suffer from hair loss, men are more inclined to lose the hair on their heads sooner and more frequently than women. Why do we go bald on our heads…
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What is Invisible Baldness?

Did you know it is normal to lose hair each time you brush your hair? A typical head of healthy hair has about 100,000 hairs and each hair goes through a growth process and a shedding phase. Therefore, hair loss in this manner is typically acceptable since you can lose hundreds of hairs a day…
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Hair Loss and Hair Transplant Myths

A hair transplant is an effective way to improve thinning hair or to transfer hair to an area of the head that has become lacking. While there are many myths about why we lose our hair, there are also myths about receiving hair via a hair transplant. Let’s take a look at some of these…
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Does Propecia Shampoo Work?

  Q: Is there any Propecia shampoo or any other shampoos that could slow down hair loss (like Nioxin shampoo)? A: Most shampoos that have DHT blockers are not effective, since the absorption of these molecules are very minimal from the skin surface. There has not yet been any study showing that Finasteride (Propecia) in…
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Topical Propecia. Does it work?

Q: Is there any liquid Propecia (for local treatment) and if there is would it be locally as effective as systemically? For example, could a regular 5mg Propecia tablet get dissolved in a liquid and be used locally? A: Topical DHT blockers like solutions of Finasteride (Propecia) or Saw Palmetto for hair loss treatment have…
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Mechanism of Shock Loss after Hair Transplant

New Research in Study of Shock Loss A new study from the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine demonstrates that one of the inflammatory pathways present in the healing process could be responsible for what we know as shock loss after hair transplantation. Shock loss is when a patient experiences hair loss…
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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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