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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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Will my hair grow back after alopecia?

Will my hair grow back after alopecia?

Alopecia areata: Up to 50 percent of patients who present with patchy alopecia areata experience spontaneous hair regrowth within one year. However, most will relapse. There are a variety of treatments for it, including topical and intralesional corticosteroids as well as some systemic therapies. ...Read more

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Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Hair loss: Ask your pharmacist if elmiron (pentosan) causes hair loss. If they say it is possibly the result of elmiron (pentosan) please call your doctor soon. No harm should come from a day or two not taking the med before you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length : Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... ...Read more

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Hair loss implantation, does it grow back?

Hair implantation: Well performed implantation can provide reasonably good coverage . There may be loss of few grafts immediately following the proccedure. ...Read more

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My hair takes forever to grow back is their any shampoos or treatment to grow out hair quicker?

My hair takes forever to grow back is their any shampoos or treatment to grow out hair quicker?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine is a hair loss treatment that contains the active ingredient minoxidil. Minoxidil is fda-approved and the only ingredient proven to grow hair. Rogaine was first introduced in the 1980's to treat high blood pressure. While researching the effectiveness of rogaine, hair growth was discovered in patients. ...Read more

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Does traction alopecia spread and will the hair grow back?

Usually No: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp. ...Read more

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Will hair lost due to alopecia ever grow back?

Will hair lost due to alopecia ever grow back?

Depends...: ...On the kind of alopecia and how long it has been present. There are many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Some types of inherited and scarring alopecias, unfortunately, are irreversible. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan, if treatment is possible. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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My hair is thinning will biotin help grow it back?

My hair is thinning will biotin help grow it back?

That is a claim: This is a product with a relatively high safety profile although some claim it may aggravate acne. You may want to try a course but it is unlikely t be a miracle cure as a single treatment. Minoxidil is clinically proven. ...Read more

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Does shaving cause hair to grow back thicker and more quickly?

Does shaving cause hair to grow back thicker and more quickly?

No: Shaving hairs anywhere on the body is ok (as along as one does not create a skin rash by shaving too closely or getting too many ingrown hairs). Since the portion of the hair that is outside of the hair follicle is not alive, one's body does not know the hair has been cut (so cutting hair does not affect anything inside the body). The cut ends feel stiffer and sharper until they wear down again. ...Read more

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Traction alopecia hair thinning will it grow back if I stopped the traction? Please help

Traction alopecia hair thinning will it grow back if I stopped the traction? Please help

Probably yes.: Don't pull your hair out over this but if the hair growing cells in your scalp are still functioning they will still grow hair. The problem may be that hair grows slowly and the hair cells don't grow in synchronized fashion and their period may be 3 to 4 years long. So patience is the watchword! ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Yes hair grow back: Once you stop using chemotherapy, your hair will grow back and come back to near normal within 2-3 months. ...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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Does traction alopecia ever let the hair grow back?

Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. ...Read more

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Why does pubic hair grow faster than the hair on my head?

Why does pubic hair grow faster than the hair on my head?

God..: Your creator programmed it that way. May be at your age the importance of pubic area is more than the head ( scalp ). ...Read more

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Can the semi permanent hair color destroy your hair follicle how can i grow it back. Can I still continue using is to cover gray hair?

Can the semi permanent hair color destroy your hair follicle how can i grow it back. Can I still continue using is to cover gray hair?

No: There's no evidence that such is the case; however, if you have concerns about a specific product, check out its reputation online and see if there might be a better option; ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppose that if you scratched an area enough that there was inflammation, infection, and scarring there could be permanent hair loss. But that wouldn't be due to the seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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