How to treat alopecia areata: Corticosteroids

How to treat alopecia areata: Corticosteroids

Once diagnosed, alopecia areata treatment decisions will most likely depend in part on the severity of the disease. All treatment options are considered off-label but there are examples with a long history which have been used regularly with some success. For instance, corticosteroids are often used as front line therapy.

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Using Hair for the Quantification of Stress

Using Hair for the Quantification of Stress

Table Of ContentsBackgroundStress, cortisol and hairHow does cortisol end up in hair?What are the advantages of using hair to measure cortisol?How valid is hair cortisol concentration as a measure of stress?Final thoughtsReference Background Stress is a commonplace in daily living and nowadays it can be argued that there is not

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The Rise of Beards and Beard Transplants

The Rise of Beards and Beard Transplants

Table Of ContentsIntroductionQuick beard factsTransplanting hairs, here and thereReplenishing the beard with existing hairConclusionsReferences Introduction People either love or hate beards – it is hard to find someone who stands in the middle! However, it seems that beards are becoming more prevalent, for a variety of reasons. Beards are considered

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Literature News – A Scientific Perspective on Why Hairstyle Matters

Literature News - A Scientific Perspective on Why Hairstyle Matters

Table Of ContentsIntroductionTanaka (2018)Reflections from Tanaka (2018)References Introduction In this news summary, we will discuss why hairstyle—as in hair length—matters to people; herein, we draw from works by Tanaka (2018) to discuss why a woman’s hair length can be ‘a big deal’—from a scientific perspective. Without conducting a survey, nor

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Norman Orentreich (1922-2019) – The Father of Hair Transplantation

Norman Orentreich (1922-2019) – The Father of Hair Transplantation

Table Of ContentsIntroductionA singular treatmentA brilliant designContributionsLife long pursuitReference Introduction We at Sure Hair would like to honour the achievements of one of the founding researchers of Hair transplantation, Norman Orentreich (Fig 1) (1). Norman Orentreich developed the first and only permanent solution to hair loss making him truly the

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair and Skin Rejuvenation

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair and Skin Rejuvenation

Table Of ContentsIntroductionWhat is Platelet-Rich Plasma?PRP for Skin RejuvenationReplenishing Thinning Hair and Hair LossConclusionsReferences Introduction Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is often mentioned outside of the medical field due to its increasing popularity in social media and endorsements by celebrities. Often, these people are referring to a procedure known as the

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Why Visit Toronto For Your Hair Restoration?

Why Visit Toronto For Your Hair Restoration?

Table Of ContentsIntroductionToronto: An incubator of hair researchDr. David J. Seager MD, MBBS, ABHRSDr. Walter P. Unger MD, FRCP, FACP, ABHRSToronto: A leader in the healthcare industryToronto Area hospitals:Toronto Area TransportationToronto Transit Commission (TTC)Train to city (UP Express)Licensed Toronto Pearson Airport Taxi or LimoCar rentalsGo Train ServiceBike Share TorontoAccommodations in

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Hair Cloning Update

Hair Cloning Update

Introduction The ability to generate new hair from your old hair would be an incredibly powerful tool. Current treatments for hair loss focus on keeping the hair you have or transplanting the limited permanent hair of the scalp to areas where hair has been lost. Hair cloning, sometimes called hair

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Hair, A Primer

Hair, A Primer

Table Of ContentsIntroductionFollicle AnatomyHair Growth CycleHair Fibre and Curl AnatomyHair ColourHair density and hair caliberPermanent versus non-permanent hair regionsCommon hair disordersAndrogenetic alopeciaAlopecia areataConclusionReferences Introduction Hair truly is an amazing thing! It is one of our most distinct visual characteristics and presents in an incredible amount of diverse presentations. The field

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