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What's the treatment for the thin hair?

What's the treatment for the thin hair?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Fine Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Fine hair means that actual diameter of individual strands of hair ...Read more


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How can I thicken thin hair from acutane treatment?

How can I thicken thin hair from acutane treatment?

Conditioner rinse: You assume that loss of scalp hair is due to isotretinoin. Maybe. Certainly it will cause dry skin and hair. But the cause is much more likely something else. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

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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What is the best natural therapy for receding hair line and thin hair...

Receding Hairline: If you have the answer you will be richer then bill gates or warren buffet. First make sure your thyroid is normal. This can be checked with blood work. If that is the case and there are no medical issues then i would make sure that my diet contains at least 1-2 grams of protein per body pound. Short of that I do not think there is a natural therapy to delay a receding hairline or thin hair. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to remove fine hair during laser treatments?

Is it difficult to remove fine hair during laser treatments?

Yes: Yes fine and light colored hair are more difficult to remove with laser hair removal . Fine colorless hair usually can't be removed with laser hair removal. ...Read more

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How many sessions of laser treatment would it take to stop the growth of fine hair on the face?

Laser hair treatment: The laser will only treat pigmented hair. The darker the hair and the lighter the persons skin is, the better the laser will work. If the fine hair is not pigmented the laser will not work. With the appropriate candidate you can get a 85% permanent fair reduction after 3 treatments spaced 2 to 3 months apart. ...Read more

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So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

Propecia (finasteride) for men: Hair transplants for women and Propecia (finasteride) for men. New drug treatments are in the works that target the prostaglandin d2 receptor. You should first have a general physical to check for underlying thyroid or other endocrine diseases. ...Read more

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If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?

If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment i can buy?

See your doctor: See your doctor and see if they might recommend rogaine (minoxidil) or another medication based on your medications and medical history. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

Minoxidl: Minoxidl grows hair in most women and about one third of men , but it has no effect on dht.Finasterode orally blocks Dht in men and works on about 62 per cent after about 2-3 months, with maximum results at about one year. ...Read more

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My wife's thyroid level is 3.5 taking levothyroxine. She has dry, thinning hair & gets yeast infections. Is there alternative medication or treatment?

My wife's thyroid level is 3.5 taking levothyroxine.  She has dry, thinning hair & gets yeast infections. Is there alternative medication or treatment?

No alternative: People with hypothyroidism, have a thyroid that is not able to make enough thyroid hormone. The only solution for this is to supply thyroid hormone, such as levothyroxin. It sounds like her TSH level is 3.5. This is consistent with a thyroid level that is in the lower range of normal. She might benefit by additional levothyroxine, though her symptoms are probably unrelated to her thyroid. ...Read more

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I have thin hair , I need thicker and fuller hair . Any tablets or diets ?

I have thin hair , I need thicker and fuller hair . Any tablets or diets ?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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What is a vitamin to take for very thin hair?

What is a vitamin  to take for very thin hair?

Depends: Thinning hair can be hereditary, something in your genes, or environment. But the wrong diet can cause or contribute to hair loss too. If that's the cause, then a hair healthy diet rich in the basic vitamins and minerals may make a difference. Too much vitamin a has been associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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Are lots of thin hair everywhere a sign of anorexia?

Are lots of thin hair everywhere a sign of anorexia?

Not by itself: When a person takes in inadequate calories, and there is significant weight loss, the body protects itself by going into starvation mode. The thyroid gland which controls the body's metabolic rate slows down. One of the results from this could be hair loss and on the body, lanugo. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic condition resulting in very thin hair?

Yes: There is a condition called ectodermal dysplasia that often times presents with thin hair, decreased or absent sweat galnds and defects of the teeth. There may be other conditions that could cause thin hair. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin to take for a man with thin hair?

What are the best vitamin to take  for a man with thin hair?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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What should I do for my hairs to be healthy. What is the solution for hair fall thin hair and damaged hair?

What should I do for my hairs to be healthy. What is the solution for hair fall thin hair and damaged hair?

Hair health: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green ...Read more

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I have very thin hair by birth. After goin to hostel my hair volume has decreased due to hard water. How can I solve this problem?

Nutrition: Please see your doctor, as you migh have a nutritional issue. Thyroid issue and iron deficency are common causes. Please be sure to eat healthy and try to have a balanced diet. ...Read more

Dr. BHARAT Shah
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