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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: Future Treatments

Treating Alopecia Areata: Future Treatments

Noticed some patchy hair loss randomly across your scalp? Maybe even a large portion of your hair has disappeared for no apparent reason. Has this happened before? Did it regrow spontaneously? Frustrated about the lack of treatment options? These are the symptoms of alopecia areata, a condition where the immune

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How to Style Your Hair While Avoiding Traction Alopecia

How to Style Your Hair While Avoiding Traction Alopecia

How we style our hair can be an extension of our personality and creativity. What hairstyle we choose can also impact how much hair we have. Tight ponytails, braids and extensions all have one thing in common. They put tension on our roots. Regular pressure on the same areas over

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A Practical Guide for Scalp Psoriasis

A Practical Guide for Scalp Psoriasis

    For those struggling with scalp psoriasis here are a few tips:     A change in texture might be your first clue. If your scalp feels bumpy or bristly be sure to speak to a hair care professional or your doctor to check for psoriasis. These bumps or

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How to treat scaly and itchy lesions found on the scalp

How to treat scaly and itchy lesions found on the scalp

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder1. Some characteristic symptoms of this condition include itchiness, lesions, skin flaking, and swelling2. In a survey of 792 patients who had psoriasis, it was found that 79% of these patients had psoriasis of the scalp.3 As mentioned in a previous blog, scalp psoriasis

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Treating Alopecia Areata: Emerging Therapies

Treating Alopecia Areata: Emerging Therapies

Alopecia areata is a common cause of hair loss that can, unfortunately, sometimes be difficult to treat. The more severe the symptoms, the longer the symptoms have been present and the earlier in life you first developed them can all influence how well you respond to therapy. All these factors

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What is red, has scales and is itchy?

What is red, has scales and is itchy?

What is red, has scales and is itchy? The answer is psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition. Individuals who struggle with psoriasis have lesions that form on their skin. These lesions are usually red in color with white scaling. Other typical symptoms include itchiness, skin flaking, and swelling 1. If

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How to treat alopecia areata: Topical Immunotherapy

How to treat alopecia areata: Topical Immunotherapy

Alopecia areata is the autoimmune disease that can lead to hair loss. Since this is an autoimmune disease, it is the body’s own immune system that is attacking the hair follicles. It sometimes appears as mild and patchy hair loss but if more than half of your head is affected,

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Which hair system should I choose?

Which hair system should I choose?

If you are concerned with hair loss or its prevention, you are not alone. In Europe approximately $1 billion dollars has been spent on preventing or treating hair loss1. This number jumps to approximately $2.2 billion dollars in the USA1. Hair systems (this can include wigs as well as other

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