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Trichotillomania Part One – Are your grooming behaviors getting out of control?  

Trichotillomania Part One - Are your grooming behaviors getting out of control?  

Nail biting, pimple popping, picking a scab, are these things that haunt our teenage years? Or are they something more? We all do repetitive self-grooming behaviors, like pulling out those little grey hairs, but when behaviors like these start to escalate, they can harm our body.(1) There is a condition

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Why am I losing my hair – the facts on cosmetic over-processing

Why am I losing my hair - the facts on cosmetic over-processing

There are many reasons for hair loss, some of which have been discussed throughout this blog: pattern baldness, alopecia areata, shedding (telogen effluvium) and even rare hair disorders. Likewise we have also mentioned possible treatment options, the evidence supporting them, as well as the possible side effects. There are some

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Top 5 habits that could lead to hair loss

Top 5 habits that could lead to hair loss

Some of the most common reasons for hair loss are determined by your genetics. People can inherit a pre-disposition for hair loss conditions such as male pattern baldness and alopecia areata. Even so, your hairline is not absolutely completely out of your control. There are some habits which have been

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Extreme Shedding: The Spring Shed

Extreme Shedding: The Spring Shed

Despite the fact that winter, for the most part, didn’t really seem to make much of an appearance this year, the weather gurus are assuring us that spring is on its way. The arrival of spring is usually associated with the Easter bunny and umbrellas, and maybe even some shedding?

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When is the best time to start investing in hair loss therapy?

When is the best time to start investing in hair loss therapy?

Whether you have been noticing a few extra hairs falling out here and there, know that pattern baldness runs in your family and fear the inevitable is only a matter of time, or are already in the habit of applying sunscreen to your bare scalp, there are treatment options available.

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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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Scalp micropigmentation (tattoo)

Scalp micropigmentation (tattoo)

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a relatively new, creative technique that some people are using to conceal hair loss and camouflage scalp scars. SMP is a tattoo applied to the scalp that mimics hair follicles cut close to the scalp.(1) This is generally done by using a stippling effect where differences

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Looking toward the future: stem cell therapies and their role in hair loss

Looking toward the future: stem cell therapies and their role in hair loss

Hair loss can be caused by several different conditions, including androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, and scarring alopecia. Current strategies to prevent hair loss and restore hair include two FDA-approved drug therapies (finasteride and minoxidil) and hair transplants, although other treatment options such as laser light therapy and alternative treatments (e.g.

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Scarring alopecias Pt. 2: Lichen planopilaris

Scarring alopecias Pt. 2: Lichen planopilaris

Scarring alopecias encompass several medical conditions that destroy hair follicles and replace them with scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss. Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is the most common type of scarring alopecia in adults.(1) LPP was first described in 1895 by Pringle as a subtype of lichen planus (a chronic, recurrent

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