Fighting thinning hair and hair loss

Once you recognize that your hair is thinning you have already lost about 50% of your hair in the scalp area where you noticed it first. Baldness always starts with gradual hair thinning and, depending on the type of hair loss condition, it can take between three weeks, in case of telogen effluvium, to a decade or two, if your hair loss is hereditary, to develop a bald spot. The most common period of the year when you notice your hair is thinning is late summer/early autumn and early spring. It is then when a larger amount of your hair falls out and enters a resting phase only to be replaced by new hairs a month or so later. People who have full heads of hair will not notice these seasonal changes, they can only register larger hair fall but will not be able to tell whether their hair is thinner than it was before. However, once you have already lost a significant portion of your hair you will notice every seasonal loss. It is crucial to recognize your hair is thinning in the early stage of the balding process so that you can start effectively fighting it. The sooner you start treating hair loss, the better your chances are to stop it and even regrow some of your lost hair. Usually, a special, so-called miniaturization test will be needed to determine whether you are really losing your mane.

FDA Approves a Robotic Hair Follicle Harvesting Device

Hair transplantation is currently the only natural method of hair replacement, providing satisfactory and lasting results. The two main techniques currently used are called follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The FUE method provides the best cosmetic results as it leaves no scars at the back of the scalp but it has its weaknesses when it comes to the efficiency of the follicle harvesting. The hair follicles are being harvested individually, which often leads to their transaction and thus to their destruction.

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What Do You Know about Aldactone and Hair Loss?

To start with, one should realize that there are several forms of hair loss with each of them having its own causes and treatment methods. This brief review will deal exclusively with the hereditary form of hair loss also known as male or female pattern baldness. Every hair loss sufferer has heard about Propecia being the only approved medicinal pill for treating hair loss in men. It is an antiandrogen drug, blocking the activity of the metabolite of the male hormone testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and thus protecting the hair follicles and eventually the hair from its harmful effects. The main weakness of this pill is that it can only be prescribed to male patients.

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Scarring Alopecia - a Rare form of Hair Loss

Scarring alopecia also known as cicatrical alopecia is a relatively rare form of hair loss, affecting both sexes and all age groups. It is caused by the destruction of hair follicles, replacing them with scars and it leads to permanent hair loss. In many cases these inflammatory processes are painful and accompanied by burning and itching scalp and they can be rapidly progressive. Although it is not exactly known what causes scarring alopecia, it is known to affect the upper part of the hair follicles, destroying stem cells and oil glands. Once these get destroyed the hair follicle is irreversibly dead.

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LaserComb and ScalpRoller – Could They Help Treat Hair Loss?

LaserComb uses low-level laser therapy, which has been used for more than two decades to speed up the healing of scalp injuries, to promote new hair growth. This device is not inexpensive but considering it longevity it is quite affordable. Although some people swear by it, it has not been proven to help regrow significant amounts of hair. A new revolutionary approach to regrowing hair seems to be through tiny scalp injuries that can induce new hair growth in the balding scalp. This is where a device called ScalpRoller comes in the spotlight.

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