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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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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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Treating Alopecia Areata – Laser Therapy

Treating Alopecia Areata – Laser Therapy

Alopecia areata is a relatively common autoimmune disease. Although the nails can be involved, the major symptom is hair loss. It can be in small amounts leading to bald patches, or larger volumes, all the way up to complete hair loss including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is possible for the

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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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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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The Top Treatments for Alopecia Areata

The Top Treatments for Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that leads to non-scarring hair loss. Hair loss can be mild and patchy or more severe, incorporating significant portions of the scalp. Total loss of scalp hair is also possible and referred to as alopecia totalis while loss of both scalp hair and body

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What Triggers Alopecia Areata?

What Triggers Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is consistent with autoimmune disease and is one of the relatively more common causes for hair loss. It often presents as round or oval – shaped patchy hair loss while onset can be both sudden and unpredictable. Spontaneous remissions are characteristic however recurrences are also possible. Overall, there

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What is alopecia areata and how is it different from other types of hair loss?

What is alopecia areata and how is it different from other types of hair loss?

There are many reasons for the occurrence of hair loss. Likewise these reasons will direct both disease prognosis and treatment options. Although you should always consult your physician or dermatologist for an individual diagnosis, below are some of the main differences between alopecia areata and other forms of hair loss.

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Rare Hair Disorders: Ringed Hair

Rare Hair Disorders: Ringed Hair

Just as there are many reasons for hair loss, there are also many conditions which result in abnormal hair growth. In general, the less common a specific condition, the fewer the resources and information related to the disease. Moreover there are a plethora of examples of these rare hair disorders,

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Treating Alopecia Areata with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Treating Alopecia Areata with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition which results in hair loss. It affects both women and men of all age groups and symptoms range from mild with only slight patches of hair loss typically of the scalp, to extreme, with loss of scalp and body hair including eyebrows and

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