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The Use of PRP in Dermatology

The Use of PRP in Dermatology

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used by physicians to treat soft tissue injury and speed the healing process. PRP is becoming a very popular treatment in dermatology and has been used for skin rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, stretch marks and hair loss.  It is also a treatment for hair loss: The

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Low level laser (light) therapy for hair growth with a laser cap

Low level laser (light) therapy for hair growth with a laser cap

What is low level light therapy?   Low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) uses diodes and/or LEDs to deliver red light to the scalp. It is also used in other medical applications (e.g., wound healing, joint pain) but recently, has been used extensively for hair loss.   This is a

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PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP is a hair treatment technique that uses a patient’s own blood to help encourage hair growth through the delivery of concentrated growth factors to hair follicles1–3. Seven randomized controlled trials have been recently published that examine the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) patients. One of

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

What is PRP? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment has been used to stimulate healing of wounds and joint injuries and is now becoming a promising treatment option for individuals with hair loss.  Recently, PRP has been used to stimulate hair growth among patients with hair loss conditions such as androgenetic alopecia

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Roots of Hair Transplantation in Toronto

Roots of Hair Transplantation in Toronto

Toronto has a history of being forerunners in the history of hair transplantation. One of the true pioneers of Toronto hair transplants is Dr. David J Seager. Dr. Seager was the first to perform high density “one pass” sessions, high density sessions meaning an excess of 3,000 grafts at a

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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 2: Birth control that can promote hair gain

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 2: Birth control that can promote hair gain

As mentioned in part 1 of this mini-series, birth control pills have the potential to promote hair loss or hair gain. The likelihood of each option depends on multiple factors including the combination of hormones in your particular brand of pill and your own body characteristics. Hormones are an essential

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Rare Hair Disorders: Beaded Hair

Rare Hair Disorders: Beaded Hair

With the prevalence of pattern baldness, hair loss is a reasonably common phenomenon. Moreover many of the current hair restoration options as well as ongoing research is targeted to those with male, and sometimes female, pattern baldness. Despite this there are countless reasons for hair loss including congenital disorders. Monilethrix,

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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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Extreme Shedding Part 2: Triggers and Catalysts

Extreme Shedding Part 2: Triggers and Catalysts

In my last post I described the relatively common phenomenon of telogen effluvium, where growth cycles of the hair follicles synchronize, resulting in extreme shedding and an abundance of clogged shower drains. The sheer volume of hair loss can be frightening and upsetting, as well as tough on your vacuum

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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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