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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies early 14- 15: Tanner stage 4 (usually around14-15 years) is when boys may first start growing hairs on their chin or over their lip. Age can vary however. ...Read more
Hair loss: Hair growth after hair loss depends on the cause of the hair loss. If there is scaring hair loss, the hair will never grow back. If there is no scaring and the hair follicles are still there, rogaine (minoxidil) for men is effective. You need a scalp biopsy with a 4 mm punch to determine the type of have loss you have and that will direct the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?
Many things: First a firm diagnosis needs to be made by an experienced doctor in this field. Once made, contrahormal therapy, epilation, electrolysis, & laser are the most common methods of unwanted hair removal. Body hair is easy to control in this fashion. Facial hair is more resistant to treatment, but can be done. Finally castration or sex reassignment surgery usually is sufficient for body hair control. ...Read more
Used too much hair product. Some hair is falling out, now growing back as vellus hair and slowly. Will my hair ever grow back?
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back. ...Read more
Can dry hair lead to permanent hair loss? If i lost hair due to dryness, will my hair ever grow back? Some hair is growing back slowly, some as vellus
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
I have heard that tying hair in braids rather then in ponytail keeps hair healthy and reduces hair loss.Is it true?
Unlikely: If you twirl with no pressure on the hair root, then this is a harmless activity. Prolonged tension on the root of the hair has been known to inhibit hair growth in some people and repeated hair pulling can also do this. So twirl away but don't pull on the hair at its attachment. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more
You can't really...: As pubic hair is genetically programmed to be quite coarse. Conditioners also cannot change the nature of the hairs, especially if trimmed. Thinning scissors are used by hair dressers and may help soften the overall texture. Otherwise, hair removal and shaving are the only way to really eliminate the problem. ...Read more
Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?
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