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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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What are the treatments for hair loss from alopecia?

What are the treatments for hair loss from alopecia?

Variable: The treatment of alopecia is determined by the type of alopecia. And treatment can range from doing nothing to injected steroids or systemic medications. Hair loss is probably best evaluated by a dermatologist. I would suggest you have one examine you to help come up with and answer and possible treatment. ...Read more

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How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?

2-3 months: Minoxidil and finesteride work very well together. However it usually takes a minimum of 2 months to notice a decrease of hair loss and 3 months before you see any growth. Many people only get minimum growth but see a stop of hair loss and thicker or fatter hair shafts. ...Read more

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Is there loss of hair with topical chemotherapy?

Is there loss of hair with topical chemotherapy?

Not typical: Effudex is the most common topical chemotherapy. It is used by dermatologists to treat certain skin lesions caused by sun exposure. The IV form of the drug has several side effect. The majority of effects from the topical use are local redness and skin changes. Very little is absorbed into the body. ...Read more

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What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging. ...Read more

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Any treatment for total hair loss?

Any treatment for total hair loss?

Total hair loss: Hair loss from the entire scalp is a form of alopecia areata (aa), called alopecia totalis. Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss over the entire body - alopecia totalis. Aa is an autoimmune condition where the immune system cells attack hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. There are treatments for aa. Success depends on the extent of hair loss and how long the hairs are gone. ...Read more

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What is the talk of the hair loss treatment ?

What is the talk of the hair loss treatment ?

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, finasteride, hair transplants,...). 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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What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss ?

What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss ?

Hair loss: Genetically determined hair loss may be helped by a dermatologist assessing your hair loss, ensuring that is not caused or aggravated by medical causes like thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders, medications, skin disease,etc. Certain medications like propecia, minoxidil may be prescribed. Hair transplants may be considered in certain cases. You could start by consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Hair loss?

What are the treatments for Hair loss?

Few: The treatments include > Good medical exam and treat any conditions like Anemia, Minoxidil, Propecia, Hair transplant surgery, hair coloring, scalp coloring etc ...Read more

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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Not likely.: Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss. This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm. ...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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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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Does herbal medicals for hair loss and hair regrowth actually prevent and are there any approval herbals for hair loss and regrowth..?

Yes, take estrogen: The hair loss that is due to menopause is due to decrease in the estrogen levels in the body. In women this decreased estrogen results in an increase in testosterone relative to the estrogen. This elevation of testosterone causes the hair loss. Other things unrelated to menopause but happen during middle age years of life can cause hair loss such as vitamin deficiency and thyroid deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for weak hair follicles with stunted growth? Type of shampoos, pills etc.

What is the best treatment for weak hair follicles with stunted growth? Type of shampoos, pills etc.

Healthy diet: A healthy diet with adequate protein, calcium, fresh fruits and vegetables is the best treatment for weak hair follicles. Avoid pulling on the hair or tying it back tightly. Unfortunately shampoos and pills do not help with hair growth. Pills that cause hair growth cause hair growth everywhere including arms, legs and mustache. ...Read more

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What kind of dermatologist specializes in hair loss and nails problems?

What kind of dermatologist specializes in hair loss and nails problems?

Hair nails : All dermatologists can take care of you and if they can not treat your problem they will refer you to one that can treat you. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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