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Bald Head Hair Regrowth
Hair loss: It depends on why you lost your hair. If you had chemotherapy, your hair should regrow when the treatments are done. If its a family pattern to go bald in youth, it's not likely to come back spontaneously. Fortunately, baldness is very stylish right now. But if you're not a fan or if you're a woman, there are other options for you. This can be hard to adjust to, though. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more
I had kidney tx 12 mnths ago. I have slightly baldness, alopecia. What type of hair product shall I use for my hair regrowth? Using (tacrolimus, mycophenala
Switch tacrolimus: Alopecia is a recognized side effect of tacrolimus (fk 506). If it is truly a new problem (started after tne transplant), there are 2 possible strategies. Sometimes using a zinc supplement helps. But the simplest + most effective approach is to ask your transplant team to switch the tacrolimus to cyclosporine, another very effective immunosuppressant. The team will usually agree. Good luck. ...Read more
Eyebrow Loss/Growth: Eyebrow loss can be due to aging, injury, trauma or medical conditions. For most cases of eyebrow loss, an eyebrow transplant is required to restore hair follicles into the bare or bald area. A NeoGraft FUE eyebrow transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours to complete and leaves no linear scar. Cosmetic healing requires a few days and the results are permanent. ...Read more
For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?
No, it's not good: Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more
Noticed 1 quarter sized bald spot on my head. This is the 3rd time in the past 10 years hair grows back. I only get one bald spot not multiple.
Alopecia Areata: See a dermatologist if you want help. It is an autoimmune condition. ...Read more
Is it possible sir to prevent the alopecia hair fall? Minioxidal helps in hair regrowth but it does not stop the hair fall? . Thx.
Is meso therapy an effective solution for stopping hair loss and achieving hair regrowth? Is it a safe and trusted method?
Does herbal medicals for hair loss and hair regrowth actually prevent and are there any approval herbals for hair loss and regrowth.?
Yes, take estrogen: The hair loss that is due to menopause is due to decrease in the estrogen levels in the body. In women this decreased estrogen results in an increase in testosterone relative to the estrogen. This elevation of testosterone causes the hair loss. Other things unrelated to menopause but happen during middle age years of life can cause hair loss such as vitamin deficiency and thyroid deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?
I read some meds can break down collagen in hair follicles and cause hair loss. Any foods to eat to help build levels up to promote hair regrowth?
Internet fantasy: There's not even any collagen worth speaking of in hair follicles. I've been looking at them under the microscope for a half a century. This stuff is made up by "natural healing folks" who pretend to be your friends. A few meds can produce hair loss but this isn't due to collagen problems. Further, food choices aren't the key to managing this or the vast majority of other health issues. Cheers. ...Read more
I read that accutane can cause hair loss due to vitamin a, but that topical tretinoin cream can cause hair regrowth. How does this make sense?
It doesn't: Because this is not the case, may be with some anecdotal cases, but not the norm or a common effect or side effect, the drug works on the sebaceous glands not the hair follicles. ...Read more
Steady gradual DIFFUSE hair loss scalp, eyebrows, arm, pubic etc. Over 2 years. Hair grows back but at LEAST 50% less dense. Shedding continues. Why?
Cap adgain, tab androanagen, halotop lotion, minkem-n 5% lotion, do these medicines help hair fall stoppage and regrowth in male patterned baldness?
Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler w/ rapid, complete (bald) scalp hair loss 10 weeks post heart surgery been 2 months with no regrowth. Telogen effluvium? When expect regrowth?
Bald spots: It is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more
Hair loss: Medical causes for hair loss could include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. For most people, it's because of genetic male pattern baldness. Hair loss can be worked up by one's primary care doctor. If no medical problems are found, then one can see a dermatologist and ask about Minoxidil and hair transplants. Best of luck! ...Read more