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Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Sometimes: For some people ,regular use of minoxidil religiously for many years will slow or even reverse hair loss due to aging and loss of hormones ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

No: This should not cause hair loss from the dryer. There is likely another reason. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

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Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Beard hair: If you mean transplanting beard hair to the top of your head then generally the answer is NO. Beard hair almost always has a different texture than hair on your head and using your beard hair as donor hair will leave permanent scars on your face from where the hair is removed. ...Read more

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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allows some dormant follicles to resume growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works best to regrow hair on the vertex of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it just grow new hairs?

Generally both: It takes a while so be patient but generally it slows hair loss and promotes new growth as well. ...Read more

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Is hair transplantation a permanent solution for hair loss?

Is hair transplantation a permanent solution for hair loss?

Yes for grafted hair: The question is a bit tricky in that hair transplantation does not prevent hair follicles that were "programmed" for loss anyway to somehow be "protected" by the grafting process. The transplanted hair follicles are harvested from sites that are resistant to hair loss and when they are grafted to recipient sites they retain their "resistant-to-hair-loss" status despite natural hair loss around it. ...Read more

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Can hair straightening lead to hair loss?

Can hair straightening lead to hair loss?

Yes: Most chemical hair straighteners use lye or sodium hydroxide to break disulfide bridges in the hair, releasing the curls and allowing the hair to lie straighter and flatter on the head. This process can be very damaging to the hair shaft and actually cause it to break or "fall out" excessively, especially if you leave it in too long of have very sensitive scalp. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Does wearing hats cause hair loss or a receding hair line?

Does wearing hats cause hair loss or a receding hair line?

No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Stop and think. If this were the case, hair loss in men would correspond to the shape of the hat. It doesn't -- it follows a predictable course, with continuation of the normal temporal loss that all men get at about age 22, and loss over the crown. The back & low sides of the head, where the greatest weight of the ballcap or fedora rests, is spared. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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