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Alopecia Areata – Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy vs. Minoxidil Treatment

Alopecia Areata - Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy vs. Minoxidil Treatment

Alopecia Areata (AA) Alopecia areata (AA) or ‘spot baldness’ is a common hair loss condition, affecting over 2.4 million Americans1. In AA patients, actively growing hair follicles are attacked by the body’s immune system, making this hair loss condition an autoimmune disorder2. The onset of AA most commonly occurs in

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Trichorrhexis Nodosa – A Hair Shaft Disorder

Trichorrhexis Nodosa – A Hair Shaft Disorder

Trichorrhexis nodosa (TN) is a hair shaft disorder affecting all ethnicities1. Individuals with this disorder usually have fragile or easy to break hair due to cuticle loss (loss of the outer hair shaft layer)2. When the cuticle disappears, the exposed fibers separate and start to fray, looking a little like

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The Classification of Hair Loss

The Classification of Hair Loss

Hair transplant surgeons describe hair loss in patients using classification systems. Classification systems can provide several advantages. They can help to determine what therapies or surgical procedures to use and help to standardize hair loss terminology, enabling better communication between hair transplant surgeons. Some systems are more comprehensive than others

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Ruxolitinib – A Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Ruxolitinib – A Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can be caused by many different conditions such as chemotherapy-induced alopecia, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and alopecia areata (spot baldness). Alopecia areata  or ‘spot baldness’ is an autoimmune disease where actively growing hair follicles are attacked by the body’s own immune system1. This condition can lead to

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What’s the difference between 2% minoxidil solution and 5% minoxidil foam when it comes to women’s hair loss?

Thinning hair, starting at the centre part and then continuing throughout the scalp, is the main symptom of female pattern hair loss, a condition shared by 40% of women1. No matter how normal or common it is, hair loss is never fun, and it’s especially difficult for women, likely because

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Flame Hair

Flame Hair

There are some amazing tricks that can be performed with fire. For instance you create the illusion of breathing fire using flammable fuels. You could also make handheld fireballs, my personal favorite, by using a lower temperature flame. But what you don’t want is flame hair. Flame hair is a

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Why do we have gray hairs?

Why do we have gray hairs?

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘fifty percent of people are fifty percent gray by the age of fifty’1? Turns out this rule of thumb might be a myth. A few years ago, several scientists tested this idea in a study that consisted of 4,192 healthy individuals2. Using categories like

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Daily minoxidil for women

Daily minoxidil for women

Pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is one of the most common causes of hair loss, seen frequently in men as they age. Moreover pattern hair loss is not an exclusive gentleman’s club. An expected 40% of women will develop pattern hair loss as they age1. However there are

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How to Prepare Your Child for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

How to Prepare Your Child for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

Cancer. Just the word can bring chills to those that know what it’s like to battle this relentless disease. You wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. But what happens when a child gets diagnosed with cancer? Should hair loss be an expected side effect of treatment? Treatment, such as chemotherapy, can

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Treating Alopecia Areata – Platelet-Rich Plasma

Treating Alopecia Areata – Platelet-Rich Plasma

Alopecia areata, a condition where a person’s own immune system attacks their hair follicles, can sometimes be difficult to treat. That’s because the treatment options that we have traditionally relied on are unfortunately not effective for everyone1. Those that are unresponsive to therapy may develop bald patches which could progressively

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