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The Classification of Hair Loss

The Classification of Hair Loss

Hair transplant surgeons describe hair loss in patients using classification systems. Classification systems can provide several advantages. They can help to determine what therapies or surgical procedures to use and help to standardize hair loss terminology, enabling better communication between hair transplant surgeons. Some systems are more comprehensive than others

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Ruxolitinib – A Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Ruxolitinib – A Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can be caused by many different conditions such as chemotherapy-induced alopecia, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and alopecia areata (spot baldness). Alopecia areata  or ‘spot baldness’ is an autoimmune disease where actively growing hair follicles are attacked by the body’s own immune system1. This condition can lead to

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What’s the difference between 2% minoxidil solution and 5% minoxidil foam when it comes to women’s hair loss?

Thinning hair, starting at the centre part and then continuing throughout the scalp, is the main symptom of female pattern hair loss, a condition shared by 40% of women1. No matter how normal or common it is, hair loss is never fun, and it’s especially difficult for women, likely because

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Flame Hair

Flame Hair

There are some amazing tricks that can be performed with fire. For instance you create the illusion of breathing fire using flammable fuels. You could also make handheld fireballs, my personal favorite, by using a lower temperature flame. But what you don’t want is flame hair. Flame hair is a

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Why do we have gray hairs?

Why do we have gray hairs?

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘fifty percent of people are fifty percent gray by the age of fifty’1? Turns out this rule of thumb might be a myth. A few years ago, several scientists tested this idea in a study that consisted of 4,192 healthy individuals2. Using categories like

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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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