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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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Can mesotherapy treat hair loss?

Can mesotherapy treat hair loss?

Hair loss: probably not very helpful. Have your scalp evaluated by a board certified dermatologist. ...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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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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Will my hair loss from chemotherapy be permanent?

Hair loss: It is not uncommon for chemotherapy to cause hair loss and you may need to discuss this with your doctor and also your former hair stylist. ...Read more

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Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

No----but: Hair is not like a plant. Nutrition of hair is only from its blood supply. "fortified fruit" is meaningless nonsense. A 20 yr old man with thinning hair is very common, related to genetics & hormones. See a dermatologist, bringing all meds, vitamins, supplements, & hair products. ...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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Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

KGF and hair growth: Abstract keratinocyte growth factor-2 (kgf-2) is found in dermal papilla fibroblasts and its receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (fgfr2), in the neighboring outer root sheath of keratinocytes. Administration of recombinant human kgf-2 (rhkgf-2) at 10 ng ml(-1) significantly stimulated human hair-follicle cell proliferation in organ culture (26-35%). Thus, rhkgf-2 is a promising therapeut. ...Read more

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Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more

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Cost and procedure for hair transplantation?

Cost and procedure for hair transplantation?

Can vary.: It is hard to be specific since it depends on the techniques used. Single follicle transplants appear to give the best cosmetic results, and are often the most expensive. Many insurance carriers do not cover the procedure, regarding it as non essential cosmetic surgery. You'll need to choose a local practitioner and get his/her price structure. Plan on several thousand dollars. ...Read more

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Is hair restoration surgery successful?

Is  hair restoration surgery successful?

Yes and No: Hair restoration surgery can be very successful. It is the only treatment proven to restore hair, long term. Expectation is key. Hair restoration surgery will never replace the hair density that patients have in the posterior scalp, donor. Planning for hair restoration is of most importance taking into consider the age of the patient, future hair loss expectations and overall expectations. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil effective for hair loss ?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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Is hair loss preventable?

Is hair loss preventable?

Yes: There are various strategies for hair retention. Supplements such as biotin can help. Medications like Propecia and topical medications like rogaine (minoxidil) are also helpful. ...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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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more

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Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Male Pattern : The two most effective medications for male pattern hair loss are rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. There is also hair transplants which is the most effective what to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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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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