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Are there hair treatment options for receding hairline and crown balding?

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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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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Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Beard hair: If you mean transplanting beard hair to the top of your head then generally the answer is NO. Beard hair almost always has a different texture than hair on your head and using your beard hair as donor hair will leave permanent scars on your face from where the hair is removed. ...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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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Male Hair Regrowth: When it comes to male pattern hair loss, prescription medication and physician-only devices are going to be your best bet. Over-the-counter products/devices are weak at best. Start with a abhrs board certified physician who specializes exclusively in hair loss and don't be afraid to travel or start a long-distance consult for this kind of expertise. 90% of patients can get a positive result! ...Read more

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Minoxidil Works!: The active hair growth ingredient in FDA-app'd Rogaine=minoxidil. When used properly & consistently, Minoxidil helps weak follicles grow thicker, longer & more pigmented hair. In hereditary hair loss, Minoxidil stimulates & keeps hair follicles in the growing (Anagen) phase. If you're not experiencing hair thinning, results are less dramatic. It takes months to measure results. Seek an ABHRS MD. ...Read more

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Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past history. Spironolactone works (variable response). Do not take if considering pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

Good for some: It has been successful in younger that 45 year olds. It will only cause the maturation of vellus hairs to terminal hairs so you need soft vellus hairs to still be present. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends: For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia. The treatments vary based on the cause. To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women. ...Read more

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Is hair transplantation a permanent solution for hair loss?

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 rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Does receding hair line indicate baldness?

Does receding hair line indicate baldness?

Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name describes, progresses in specific patterns over the scalp-usually sparing the posterior ring of hair. The pattern of hair loss is regulated by genetics, hormone changes--dht. ...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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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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When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects people differently. If you suffer from hair loss, topical and oral medications exist to help maintain the hair you have and transplantation procedures exist to reposition and mask the bothersome hair loss areas. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to regrow my balding hair?

Is there any possible way to regrow my balding hair?

Male Pattern: With the advent of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. Rogaine (minoxidil) for men is also effective in combination or alone. For the first time in the history it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of hair loss and to replace lost hair through hair transplants. ...Read more

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Can hairs be regrown naturally on bald patches at teenage? Plzz help..

Can hairs be regrown naturally on bald patches at teenage? Plzz help..

Sometimes: It depends on the cause of the hair loss. If you had an infection, the hair should grow back after the infection is gone. If the hair has not been returning, you should see your doctor. There are some forms of hair loss which can last for long periods of time. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hairs really thin, I think I'm going bald :-(?

Get a dermatologist: Best opinion if in unison with endocrinologist. Hormone studies important. ...Read more

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I want to stop/regrow my hair. While I am waiting for my hair to regrow, can I use xfusion to cover up balding?

I want to stop/regrow my hair. While I am waiting for my hair to regrow, can I use xfusion to cover up balding?

Sure: While you're working on looking great, why not get back into that fitness-focused lifestyle you had as a teen? Remember how much fun it was? Once you've reconnected with this side of yourself, you may even decide it doesn't matter where you do or don't have hair, and embrace your genetics and total masculinity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am bald. I want to restore my hairs. What are the latest techniques of restoring hairs and having my life back?

Hair loss restoratio: It is easier to slow down loss than bring them back at this point you should consider the surgical technique of hair plug transplant from the back of the head forwards and then take Finasteride to keep what is left from falling out. ...Read more

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I m 29 male and unmarried. I m getting bald and my hairs are turning white in last 3 months. I m programmer. Please help. What should i eat?

I m 29 male and unmarried. I m getting bald and my hairs are turning white in last 3 months. I m programmer. Please help. What should  i eat?

Androgenic alopecia: It is most likely that you have genetically programmed androgenic allopecia and earl y whitening of your hair. You should have a general physical performed including thyroid studies and consult your doctor about using propecia (finasteride) to slow down the hair loss. I do not know of a specific food item that can be recommended but a balanced healty meals are necessary along with the recommended zinc. ...Read more

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Am I starting to go bald if hair in drain?

Am I starting to go bald if hair in drain?

Shedding: If this persists see dermatologist with complete drug hsitory , blood tests and evaluation of scalp and hair shaft. There are insults to body which can cause short term hair loss. ...Read more

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Why is my hair shedding, i'm only sixteen? Am i going bald?

Why is my hair shedding, i'm only sixteen? Am i going bald?

Some shedding normal: Some shedding is normal but if it seems excessive see your doctor, have your thyroid level checked and diet evalutated and lack of protein can also lead to hair loss in addition to some meds. ...Read more

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How can I make hair grow if i'm bald?

How can I make hair grow if i'm bald?

You cant: If you are losing hair it can be regrown however if the hairs have been gone forcyears you can explore of you are a candidate for a hairctransplant where donor haircis transplanted to the bald areas. ...Read more

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Can we regrow hairs fast on bald head?

Can we regrow hairs fast on bald head?

Hair Loss vs. Shaved: Yes, if bald from shaving the head. Regrowth is as fast as growth before shaving. No, if bald from hair loss. Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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Can one grow hair at a bald part of one's head?

Can one grow hair at a bald part of one's head?

Depends: Whether hair can be regrown depends on what caused the bald area and how long hair has been gone. For non scarring alopecia, there is a chance. ...Read more

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