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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...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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Treatment of androgenic allopecia in female 37 years old?

Treatment of androgenic allopecia in female 37 years old?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) will help mild cases but you will lose the hair once you stop it. Otherwise if it is severe there are follicle transplants and wigs. You can see a dermatologist to see if they have more suggestions as well. ...Read more

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Naturl treatment for alopecia?

Naturl treatment for alopecia?

ALOPECIA NATURAL RX: There is no "natural" treatment for alopecia (hairloss). Vitamins such as biotin and vitamin d can sometimes help. Check with your doctor to make sure these are ok for you. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for alopecia?

What's the treatment for alopecia?

Depends: Alopecia areata is treated several ways, inherited hair loss or global alopecia much less therapy. See a dermatologist to sort out. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for alopecia?

What is the treatment for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and can been treated with minoxidil, hair transplants, or propecia (finasteride). Alopecia areata or alopecia due to various other medical conditions are treated differently. ...Read more

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What are other alopecia treatment(s)?

What are other alopecia treatment(s)?

Dermatology W/U: The best way to address alopecia is via dermatologic evaluation. If the cause for hair loss can be determined than a very specific treatment plan can be made. In chinese medicine a plum blossom hammer can be helpful for hair regrowth. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for alopecia?

What is a good treatment for alopecia?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for alopecia?

Alopecia: It really depends on the type of alopecia. With autoimmune alopecia, like areata, direct steroid injection into the affected area can work. Get rest, exercise and eat right as well for your general well being. ...Read more

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