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Doctor insights on: How Long Would It Take For Hair To Grow Back After Treatment For Psoriasis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

From what Rx?: Methotrexate or other anti-metabolite. From scalp psoriasis treated with intra-lesional steroid injections. It varies, but will almost always return. Since you are female with most likely longer hair, the return to normal will be longer! ...Read more

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While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

Uncertain: Laser dermatologists would be able to answer this question better. Low level laser therapy does not seem to do much in other fields despite the claims. We tried it in rheumatology and did not find much benefit for rheumatoid arthritis. ...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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How long does it take for hair to grow back after radiation therapy?

How long does it take for hair to grow back after radiation therapy?

Not applicable: Generally radiation dose not cause hair loss, only during brain radiation. This is usually an issue with chemotherapy after chemotherapy it usually takes 3 weeks to notice hair growth, but several months to "regain" your hair. ...Read more

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How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill healthy cells that grow quickly. This includes hair cells (causing baldness/alopecia) and stomach cells (causing nausea or mucositis). Once the chemo or radiation is stopped, the side effects go away and hair should grow back. ...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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I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment ?

I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment ?

Hopefully: Hopefully yes. It sounds like you have alopecia univeralis which is a severe form of alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system tells your hair follicles to stop growing hair. ...Read more

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During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take..How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take..How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ultraviolet unit being used, the age of the bulbs, etc. The actual dosage of light in millijoules is a more accurate measure than the time which varies from unit to unit. The dose is gradually increased as your skin acclimates to the uv light. ...Read more