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More hair, nice skin: ketoconazole for skin infections

More hair, nice skin: ketoconazole for skin infections

This is part two of “More hair, less dandruff: ketoconazole and hair loss.” Tinea versicolor and seborrheic dermatitis are common infections of the skin caused by yeast normally found on skin. Patients with tinea versicolor exhibit round scaly lesions which may be lighter or darker than natural skin tone on their

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Top 4 Concealing Products for Hair Loss

Top 4 Concealing Products for Hair Loss

Toupees or wigs Toupees or wigs (as seen in the picture) are custom made, fitted hair pieces that cover up hair loss or thinning hair.1 They consist of natural or synthetic hair, attached to a customized membrane. They can be fixed to the wearer’s scalp either semi-permanently, using medical grade adhesives,

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Is it normal to be losing my hair at my age?

Is it normal to be losing my hair at my age?

There are many reasons why people lose their hair. For example, hair loss can be triggered by stress, using damaging hair products, and certain types of medications. However, this type of hair loss is generally temporary. Hair loss can also be permanent and have a genetic component, as is the

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The Vampire Treatment

The Vampire Treatment

The vampire treatment is not a post-Halloween inspired story, but the endearing nickname for an innovative new hair growth therapy also known as PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The fast gain in popularity of this treatment comes from its well-diversified benefits including efficacy, safety and cost. As the name suggests, PRP is

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The art of FUE>>> Speed VS Growth

The art of FUE>>> Speed VS Growth

My name is Paul-Joseph. I am a hair loss specialist at sure hair international. I have worked with more than 2,500 hair transplant patients and over 13,000 hair loss sufferers in the past 7 years. I am also a hair loss sufferer myself having had 3 hair transplants. If you

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More hair, less dandruff: ketoconazole and hair loss

More hair, less dandruff: ketoconazole and hair loss

Male pattern baldness is commonly called androgenetic alopecia, which is the shrinking of hair follicles leading to loss of hair. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main hormone involved in these changes to the hair follicle. Despite the high prevalence of male pattern baldness (up to 70% of men and 40% of

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Hair extensions and traction alopecia

Hair extensions and traction alopecia

Hair extensions are a popular product used to create extra hair length or volume. They may be made of human hair (up to 250 hairs) or artificial hair. There are several types that are attached to the original hair in different ways. These include clip-ins, weaves (sewn to a braided

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How will Chemotherapy Affect my Hair?

How will Chemotherapy Affect my Hair?

Hair growth is cyclical and occurs in three concurrent phases: anagen (growth), catagen (cessation), and telogen (rest). The anagen growth phase is the longest out of the three phases, lasting an average of 2-6 years. At any given time, 85-90% of hair is in the anagen phase. During this phase,

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How is my immune system affecting my hair growth?

How is my immune system affecting my hair growth?

The hair follicle is described as an immune-privileged site, meaning hair growth is recognized as normal by the immune system (1,2). Strategies such as the use of “no danger signals” communicate that the hair follicle should be left exempt from an immune attack (3,4). Unfortunately, these signals can be shut

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What do I need to know about finasteride?

What do I need to know about finasteride?

Finasteride (Propecia®) has been in use since the 1990s and is an indispensable part of hair care for thousands of men. Finasteride works by decreasing the levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (1). Higher amounts of DHT in men promote the shrinking of hair follicles, resulting in thinning/loss of hair.

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