Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration Options for the Severely Bald

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More than 40 million men in the U.S. suffer from hair loss, according to the American Health Journal. Topical solutions, medications and hair restoration options are available to alleviate hair loss, thinning and balding. Efficacy, results, invasiveness and price differ for each option. However, you need to determine what stage your hair loss is at according to the Norwood Scale for the most beneficial solution. Hair restoration options for the severely bald differ from those with mild to moderate hair loss. NORWOOD SCALE HAIR LOSS STAGE DETERMINATION Most men who experience male pattern baldness are on the low side for […]

How Hair Restoration In Women Depends On the Causes

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Back in September, sites like Daily Mail and Hollywood Life featured photos of actress, Kristen Stewart in Germany, revealing profound hair loss. Significant areas of scalp showed through the area where her hair was parted. Many people found this to be quite surprising since she is only twenty three years old and probably now has to think about solutions for restoring her hair. Fans are attributing her condition to the stress from the scandal surrounding her breakup with former beau, Robert Pattison. Another article on Daily Mail mentioned a woman who displayed noticeable hair loss by the time she was […]

How Asprin May Hurt Your Hair Restoration Efforts With Rogaine

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Rogaine is only one of two FDA approved drugs for addressing the signs of pattern baldness. It can be purchased without a prescription. And it can be used by both men and women who are interested in restoring their hair. New growth is not guaranteed. And if it does occur, it is likely to be quite wispy. However, Rogaine can be quite useful for keeping the rate of hair loss under control.   How Rogaine and Asprin Work In Opposition To Each Other   In a recent study by the University of British Columbia, researchers investigated the effects of taking […]

How Genetic Research May Bring New Possibilities For Restoring Hair

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Hair loss is being tackled from many different perspectives in attempts to develop truly effective treatment options. So far, much of the focus has been placed on the role of hormones, namely the conversion of testosterone to dehydrotestosterone (DHT). Although the underlying cause is DNA, there has been much less emphasis on targeting actual genes.  But research in this area may lead to new answers in how hair can be restored non invasively. One of the few but nonetheless significant studies was published in 2007 a scientific journal called Nature . This research was led by George Cotsarelis of the […]

How Propecia Can Help Restore Hair, But Also Reduce Alcohol Consumption

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Propecia, also known as Finasteride, is often regarded as “the first line defense” against male pattern baldness. The reasoning is due to the fact that the medication targets the main chemical pathway that drives male pattern baldness. Basically testosterone breaks down into a byproduct known as DHT (dehydrotestosterone) with the help of an enzyme known as alpha reductase. Besides Propecia, the other FDA approved drug for hair loss is Rogaine which works according to less clear mechanisms which increase blood flow and the supply of nutrients to hair follicles in the scalp. This over the counter solution may actually help […]

Human Follicular Growth On Mice Marks New Milestone in Hair Restoration Research

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In the latest news on hair loss research, scientists have been able to successfully grow human hair on mice. This was part of an initiative that was co-led by Angela Christiano a professor of dermatology and genetics at Columbia University. Although the study was conducted prior to 2013, it was finally published on October 21, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The premise of the study sounds similar to the one from 2012, conducted by the Tokyo University of Science, where the results were published in Online Nature Communications. In Japan, the researchers cultivated fully functioning human […]

If You Are Losing Hair, Should You Take Iron Supplements?

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Many medical experts feel that iron plays an important role in the health of the follicles. Some research findings support this concept. But overall, there is no hard and conclusive evidence. However, back in May of 2006, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published an article, titled, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Iron Deficiency and Its Potential Relationship To Hair Loss.” This was written by dermatologists at the Cleveland Clinic who discussed their observations in addressing iron deficiencies in hair loss patients. According to the team members, Leonid Benjamin Trost, MD; Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD; and Ellen Calogeras, […]

Restoring Hair Growth By Treating the Thyroid

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Having the genes for pattern baldness is the most common hair loss culprit. However, in some cases, medical conditions may cause hair to fall out, independently of DNA. Imbalances in thyroid hormone levels are the most common. In these situations, hair restoration can be achieved through medical treatment. Two Types of Thyroid Disorders Thyroid dysfunction usually takes one of two forms: (1) hypothyroidism – an under active thyroid (2) hyperthyroidism – an over active thyroid The Thyroid Gland The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and located in the throat region. It produces several types of hormones. The most […]

Research on Vitamin D for Hair Restoration

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Researchers are currently studying the chemical pathways of hair loss in efforts to develop treatments. One of these studies includes Vitamin D. There are numerous receptors for this vitamin on the hair follicles. Vitamin D is believed to activate these receptors, which spurs the process of hair growth. This is analogous to a lock and a key. Therefore, researchers are actively investigating the role of this nutrient on hair growth and possible restoration. A study called, Vitamin D3 Analogs Stimulate Hair Growth in Nude Mice was published in a journal of medicine called,  Endocrinology.  Vitamin D is believed to affect the expression […]

Will Prostaglandin Drugs Replace Hair Restoration Surgery?

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The demand for an effective baldness cure  is quite strong. Last year in spring of 2012, the media reported a new research study which suggested that a particular protein known as PGD2 is responsible for hair loss. Therefore, a drug that can block this protein within the appropriate biochemical pathway may actually offer promise for reversing baldness. But will this actually replace the need for hair restoration surgery? Background on the Research Study The research study was performed by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 25,000 genes were analyzed. And only one of them coded for […]