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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Am I a good hair transplant candidate: Top 5 considerations when choosing a hair transplant for scarring hair loss

Am I a good hair transplant candidate: Top 5 considerations when choosing a hair transplant for scarring hair loss

Scarring hair loss, or cicatricial alopecia, is a form of permanent hair loss whereby hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue1,2. Once the disease has been stable for at least two years, there are several treatment options which can be considered3. These include hair transplant, excision of the

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Difficulties and solutions for treating scarring hair loss with hair transplantation

Difficulties and solutions for treating scarring hair loss with hair transplantation

Scarring hair loss, or cicatricial alopecia, is a form of permanent hair loss whereby hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue5. There are many conditions which can lead to scarring hair loss such as dissecting cellulitis, eosinophilic pustular folliculitis, follicular degeneration syndrome, folliculitis decalvans, lichen planopilaris and pseudopelade

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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

In my two previous articles, I mentioned that birth control pills can promote either hair gain or loss. They accomplish this through either suppressing hormones referred to as androgens, or by containing a hormone combination that has androgenic effects1. This makes sense as it is androgens which are suspected to

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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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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Probably one of the most common themes of this blog is that there seems to be an infinite number of reasons for hair loss. In the past, we have already introduced the concept of medication as a possible contributor to hair loss. Moreover this concept is probably a familiar one,

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