Hair, A Primer

Hair, A Primer

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 of hair medicine uses specific terminology to accurately describe hair. In this article today we present a primer on all the salient characteristics

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Using Platelet-Rich Plasma to Treat Hair Loss

Using Platelet-Rich Plasma to Treat Hair Loss

Key Points: 1) Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an option for treating hair loss 2) Maintenance therapy every three to six months is recommended Introduction Many people experience hair loss, especially as we age (1). It’s also not uncommon to search for some remedy to try and postpone the inevitable or

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Are 5-alpha reductase blockers safe?

Are 5-alpha reductase blockers safe?

Introduction Despite how common it is, male pattern hair loss is something that exactly no one looks forward to. About 70% of men are expected to be affected at some point throughout life (1).  That’s about 35 million men in the United States at any given time. The best part

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