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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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If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

Yes.: I have to guess almost every day in my office, and I suspect that there will be a legitimate treatment fairly soon, because lots of people are working on it, and there's a lot of money to be made. With all the money that people spend now on dubious treatments and outright frauds, imagine what they would spend on a legitimate treatment! How soon it will happen is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...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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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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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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Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Is helpful to prevent future hair loss. Some people get substantial improvements in hair density, but even if you don't gain hair, it is effective at preventing or slowing future hair loss. Follow the directions on the package. ...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?

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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Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

Some do: Treatments that are proven to help with baldness and thinning hair: propecia, (finasteride) Minoxidil (rogaine) and llllt (low level laser light therapy) such as igrow. ...Read more

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Can Stem Cells therapy Cure Hair Loss (male pattern baldness)? Is it approved by FDA? I am 28 yrs male, losing hairs from temple and crown.

No: Please do not waste your money on unapproved stem cell treatment. It may be causing you concern but baldness is a benign condition and you may try to live with it or get a hair piece. The so called stem cell treatment will not only cost a lot, will not help and may expose you to dangers of unapproved treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for alopecia nervosa, and how do I get my hair to grow?

Is there a treatment for alopecia nervosa, and how do I get my hair to grow?

Reduce stress: If you are experiencing a lot of stress and noticing hair loss, the treatment should focus on reducing stress. Make sure you are not pulling on your hair, which will make it worse. Healthy nutrition is also important for many reasons. ...Read more

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Any treatment for total hair loss?

Any treatment for total hair loss?

Total hair loss: Hair loss from the entire scalp is a form of alopecia areata (aa), called alopecia totalis. Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss over the entire body - alopecia totalis. Aa is an autoimmune condition where the immune system cells attack hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. There are treatments for aa. Success depends on the extent of hair loss and how long the hairs are gone. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Is there a treatment for hair loss?

Depends: It depends on the type of hair loss. If this is a genetic pattern of loss then there isn't much that will really keep you from losing more. Other types may have an underlying problem that, if treated, will allow your hair to come back. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

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What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...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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