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What is the best treatment for balding/ hair thinning?

What is the best treatment for balding/ hair thinning?

Depends: First you want to better categorize why you are losing hair. The causes are far ranging from stress, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, autoimmune/inflammatory, even related to how you chemically treat or braid your hair. Only once you have a better sense of the underlying cause or causes can you better determine a treatment. ...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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What is a treatment for male balding?

What is a treatment for male balding?

Male Pattern: With the advent of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. Rogaine (minoxidil) for men is also effective in combination or alone. For the first time in the history it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of hair loss and to replace lost hair through hair transplants. ...Read more

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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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Is there a treatment for alopecia? I just had my third bald spot it barely grew to cover ive been getting them every year or two since i was 20-21

Is there a treatment for alopecia? I just had my third bald spot it barely grew to cover ive been getting them every year or two since i was 20-21

Yes: First line treatment for female pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. Second line treatment if the Minoxidil doesn't work well enough is a systemic drug called spironolactone, although there is a lack of controlled randomized studies of this drug on female alopecia. Finasteride is another option, but it's more controversial. Hair transplant is a last resort option. ...Read more

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I am 20 and just 5"2, should I take growth hormone treatment? I'm balding too.

I am 20 and just 5"2, should I take growth hormone treatment? I'm balding too.

Too late: I honestly think its too late if you are hoping to get taller. You should talk to an endocrinologist about it. You may need some hormone testing about the balding. If you have a family history of early balding it may be your destiny. But a dermatologist can help with that. ...Read more

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I have small bald spots in the back of my head what treatment can I use to treat that and what causes that?

I have small bald spots in the back of my head what treatment can I use to treat that and what causes that?

Alopecia areata: Topical or injections with cortisone in dilute amounts can help resolve this problem within a few visits with a dermatologist. Natural treatments that are safe and effective are not available. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata i had it for 3years im 19 years old , I have bald patches quarter sizes on the top and back of my head. The bald patches come and go they move around my head i wanna know what treatment to take to gain my full head of hair back , i

I have alopecia areata i had it for 3years im 19 years old , I have bald patches quarter sizes on the top and back of my head. The bald patches come and go they move around my head i wanna know what treatment to take to gain my full head of hair back , i

No specific med: In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years. There are no fda approved treatments specifically for alopecia areata, but you can try cortisone injection, topical monixidil, Anthralin cream. ...Read more

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