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Are there hair treatment options for receding hairline and crown balding?

Are there hair treatment options for receding hairline and crown balding?

Many options !!!: Although follicular unit grafts are all the rage there area many options which begin with camouflage hair pieces, there are increasingly more advanced medical treatment options which progress up to surgical options. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Is prp hair growth treatment effective?

Platelet Rich Plasma: Very effective for hair regrowth at this point. Several research studies confirm this. Examples: J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr;7(2):107-10. Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: myth or an effective tool. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. Epub 2014 May 6. The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric.. ...Read more

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Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Male Hair Regrowth: When it comes to male pattern hair loss, prescription medication and physician-only devices are going to be your best bet. Over-the-counter products/devices are weak at best. Start with a abhrs board certified physician who specializes exclusively in hair loss and don't be afraid to travel or start a long-distance consult for this kind of expertise. 90% of patients can get a positive result! ...Read more

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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

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Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

See a dermatologist: First identify the cause. Bring all meds, birth-control information, vitamins, herbs, supplements, menstrual history copies of any blood tests. Meanwhile try 2% Minoxidil otc solution for about $4 a month. ...Read more

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Do laser treatments work for hair loss? Are laser treatments at all effective in reducing hair loss? .

Do laser treatments work for hair loss? Are laser treatments at all effective in reducing hair loss?

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Laser: Laser treatment to remove unwanted hairs is more common than reducing hair loss. Laser will only help the blood circulation around the hair loss area in a very low power. ...Read more

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Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more

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Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Yes, Many: Injections, topical therapies, steroids and oral therapies can all help, sometimes permanently. Get to a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Saw palmetto: The best herbal treatments for male pattern baldness are saw palmetto and swertia japonica. In male pattern baldness, DHT attacks and kills susceptible follicles. Both saw palmetto and swertia japonica have anti-DHT properties. Some other herbs reportedly have anti-hair loss effects are rosemary officianalis, raspberry ketones, and urtica. Biotin is an important adjunct to any hair loss treatment ...Read more

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What are proven treatments to help receding hairline?

What are proven treatments to help receding hairline?

Propecia/minoxidil: These are two medical,treatments that have proven and documented hair growth in clinical trials ...Read more

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Can laser therapy help female-pattern alopecia? (crown, sides, and overall thinning) anything besides rogaine (minoxidil)? (child-bearing years)

Female hairloss: See a dermatologist for a clear diagnosis as many conditions can mimic female pattern hair loss. You may need additional tests. Unfortunately oral meds are out for women. Topically the most cost effective is rogaine (minoxidil). Latisse might work as well but is cost prohibitive. New topicals are coming. Led lights and laser are not proven to be effective. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

Size matters: The size of hair loss patches can determine treatment. Small patches are often treated with injections of cortisone into the skin of the affected area. Widespread hair loss or very large or numerous patches may be treated with internal cortisone (steroids) either by mouth or given as a shot in the muscle. Sometimes chemicals are used on the surface to cause an allergic reaction and inflammation. ...Read more

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What treatments actually work for balding men?

Medications: Over the counter topical Minoxidil (rogaine) can work for some, as can low dose Finasteride (propecia). Check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause eye brow loss, so get a physical and labwork. And inflammatory conditions can cause hair loss, so those need to be ruled out. I don't think steroid creams would help. ...Read more