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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Loss Therapy

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Loss Therapy

With approximately 70% of men and 40% of women affected by pattern baldness1, a great deal of research has been invested into hair loss therapy. As a result, several options for treatment are now available from both topical and oral medication, surgical intervention and now the more futuristic sounding laser

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Topical rosemary oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Topical rosemary oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

There are currently only two drugs with United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approval for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia; topical minoxidil (Rogaine®), and oral finasteride (Propecia®). Although these drugs have proven to be effective at reversing hair loss, they are associated with a variety of side effects

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What should I know about dutasteride?

What should I know about dutasteride?

Similar to how other hair loss drugs work such as finasteride, dutasteride (Avodart®) decreases levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body (1). DHT causes miniaturization of hair follicles, leading to hair loss, and inhibition of DHT could result in maintenance and/or an increase in the density of hair. Daily use

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Are You a Hair Transplant Candidate?

Are You a Hair Transplant Candidate?

There are a few things you should take into consideration to determine if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant.1,2 One of the most important factors to consider is expectations. If you are expecting to regain your adolescent hairline or a full head of hair, you are setting

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Oral tofacitinib for combined treatment of psoriasis and hair loss caused by alopecia universalis

Oral tofacitinib for combined treatment of psoriasis and hair loss caused by alopecia universalis

Alopecia areata is a special form of hair loss with an autoimmune basis, with alopecia universalis being a more severe presentation of this condition. Most of the clients seen at Sure Hair have male- or female- pattern hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia. A recent case study by Craiglow and

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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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Female Hair Loss

Hair loss is an issue that has been around for as long as humans have walk the Earth. It is a problem that affects many people. Everyone has seen someone with some degree of hair loss. While most think of hair loss to be a male only problem, many females

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How to Tackle Female Hair Loss?

Hair loss in females is not age-specific anymore. Women are being affected by it all over the world even if they are in the age group of 25-35. It is said that a hair follicle has a growth period of about 2-6 years. After it falls out, a new strand

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Hair loss can be an aggravating and humiliating ordeal for both males and females

Hair loss can be an aggravating and humiliating ordeal for both males and females. With all of the miracle products out there it can easily be tempting to attempt and make use of some of them to correct the problem. Nevertheless, several of them are full of chemicals and synthetics

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