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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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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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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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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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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

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Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...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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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...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 alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

AREATA????: Do you mean ALOPECIA AREATA? There are a variety of different alopecias. Alopecia AREATA sometimes involves all or part of eyelashes or eyebrows Usually not. Nails may be pitted. ...Read more

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Can you use rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine. (minoxidil) this was the first hair growth drug approved by fda. now it's available without a prescription - extra strength for men and regular for women. rogaine's effectiveness is established in front and back for women but only in back (vertex) for men. ...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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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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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

Still not clear.: Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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