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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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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Probably one of the most common themes of this blog is that there seems to be an infinite number of reasons for hair loss. In the past, we have already introduced the concept of medication as a possible contributor to hair loss. Moreover this concept is probably a familiar one,

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Pumpkin seed oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Pumpkin seed oil for treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common form of hair loss in men, with an increased risk of hair loss for men over the age of 40 (1). With AGA, hair becomes thinner over time as hair follicles miniaturize and spend less time in the active growth phase (anagen), and more

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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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Risk Factors for Developing Pattern Baldness

Risk Factors for Developing Pattern Baldness

With a high prevalence of baldness in the population, it seems quite common, especially as we age, to be concerned over those stray hairs building up in your hair brush and shower drain. But how likely are these concerns to come to fruition?  It’s impossible to predict with 100% certainty

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