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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Hypotrichosis (Definition)

Hypotrichosis is a clinical finding in which there is decreased growth 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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I am having hair loss accompanied by rough and thin hair. What type of diet should I take as a benefited treatment?

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...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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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

Dr. Carlos Wesley
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Fine Hair (Definition)

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