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What You Should Do to Find Out About Hair Loss Treatment Before You’re Left Behind
Hair loss is a hard thing for anybody to grapple with, and women specifically. While it is typically thought to be a male problem, it is also something that affects women as well. It is a problem of several people. Hair loss is crucial to avoid, but a lot of people find that it’s difficult, this is a cure to assist.
Hair loss is a typical problem which is frequently experienced by both women and men and can be brought about by quite a few distinct things including poor diet plan and genetics. It is not cured with just a month or two into any treatment. It is not just a simple appearance problem. The loss of hair because of nutrient-deficient condition can be corrected with the correct diet including adequate heights of all important minerals and vitamins.
Hair can start to fall out for a lot of reasons. It can be extremely frustrating and difficult, if you want to quit losing hair, to purchase plenty of different products which do not do the job. Beautiful and healthful hair enhances your personality.
The main cause of hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. It is one of the most common problems experienced by men and women all over the world. It will probably halt the loss of hair in most of men, but the quantity of regrowth will be dependent on the person.
There are several types of hair loss and balding. While the mechanism of the phenomenon of hair loss and baldness is not fully understood, there is vast knowledge on the ability to treat the types of hair loss and baldness by medication or natural means.
We are dividing the alopecia types into treatable and non-treatable conditions and we shall hereby explain how one can evaluate the chances of successful treatment in the treatable conditions.
When evaluating the chances of improving the condition of the hair, the most important criteria is the condition of the hair follicles. As long as the hair follicles are alive, there is a chance to grow new hair. Otherwise, there is no basis for any treatment to succeed and the only options are cosmetic- wig, hair transplant etc.
Life period of the hair follicles may reach up to twenty-five years. The hair follicles grow hair in cycles of growth and fall. In the process of hair loss, each cycle of growth produces shorter, thinner hair and there is less pigment (color).
When the scalp has a bright plume, it indicates that the hair follicle is still alive but dormant. Given the appropriate specialist’s knowledge and therapy, the hair follicle can be stimulated to grow hair. However if the surface is completely smooth, it indicates that the hair follicle is no longer alive and there is zero chance to grow hair- except in some cases as explained below (Alopecia Areata, Totalis and Universalis).
The different types of hair loss and the chances of growth of new hair are hereby given.
Non Treatable conditions
The conditions of hair loss which have no chance of hair regrowth are: Alopecia from birth, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia and Lupus disease.
Alopecia from birth is a rare condition, where the infant is born without hair follicles.
In Scarring Alopecia the infected zone looks like a scar and the hair follicles are dead. The reasons of the phenomena are unknown. The chances of growing new hair are zero, but with proper treatment the expansion of the Scarring Alopecia can be stopped.
In Traction Alopecia the hair is pulled out of the scalp and the hair follicle becomes weak and dies.
In alopecia which is caused by Lupus disease, the skin is rough and pink and the chances of growth of hair is almost non existent.
The conditions of hair loss which has a chance to be treated successfully are: Male Pattern Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis.
Male Pattern Alopecia is common male baldness. It’s characteristics are loss of hair at the front and crown area first. In many cases, there is still at least hair plume, hair loss and baldness can be stopped by affecting the hair follicles.
In Alopecia Areata condition, typical round hair loss patches evolve rapidly. Sometimes the bald patches spread to full hair loss of the scalp (Alopecia Totalis) or even whole body areas (Alopecia Universalis). The phenomenon could harm men, women and small children. Conventional medicine assumes the Alopecia Areata condition is an autoimmune disease, though the exact mechanism of Alopecia Areata is not known nor fully understood.
In many cases Alopecia Areata is caused by psychological pressure: people who experienced trauma have sometimes lost entire hair within hours or days.
Evaluating Chances of Successful Treatment
As explained in the introduction, the condition of the hair follicles is the most important criteria for evaluating the chances of successful treatment. Existence of thin white hair is a visible sign for living hair follicles. The thin white hair can be noticed when examining the scalp from close distance, with good light conditions. Sometimes viewing the scalp from an angle against light source helps to see the thin white hair.
Naturally, when there is thin white hair on the alopecia area, it indicates that the hair follicles are weak but alive, so there is a basis to grow hair, given the proper treatment. But when the alopecia area is smooth, the evaluation depends on the alopecia type:
In male pattern alopecia condition, smooth scalp is a clear indication that the hair follicles are not alive and there is no chance to grow new hair. However in Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis the hair follicles sometimes remain alive even if the alopecia area is smooth and evaluating the condition of the hair follicles should take into consideration other important factors.
The factors which play important role in the condition of the hair follicles and hence the chances of success:
– Age of the patient: at younger age there are higher chances to recover
– Period with Alopeia Areata condition: if the condition is recent, the chances are higher. Among people who experienced Alopecia Areata for decades, the hair follicles are probably too weak.
– Alopecia Areata condition was due to a shock: In those cases, the chances of recovery are better.
– Use of violent and inappropriate treatment: Some treatments cause permanent damage to the hair follicles. In such cases, even if there is growth of hair, it is common that once the treatment is stopped the hair falls and the hair follicles remain weaker, which makes it harder to stimulate growth.
– Thin white hair: as previously explained, if there is thin white hair the chances of recovery increase.
– Use of wig: When a wig is applied, the scalp’s skin is not normally exposed to air and is not breathing (skin is not able to absorb oxygen). In cases of wig users, the chances of recovery are lower. If wig is attached by glue, chances are near zero.
It should be emphasized that these are general guidelines for treatment success chances, based on experience with a population of Alopecia Areata patients. A personal evaluation is required in order to accurately evaluate the success chances of a specific person.
Choosing the Right Treatment
There are natural or medication therapies which are intended to revive the hair roots. When considering medication treatment, it is advised to consult with a specialist dermatologist and inquire about possible side effects. The internet includes vast information about the side effects of conventional treatments. In case of natural treatments, it is advised to seek for a treatment which is certified by a recognized organization. The treatment should be certified for being safe for usage and without any side effects. In order to be certified for zero side effects, the treatment should contain only herbs and plants with the maximal safety degree – edible herbs- as defined by the U.S. CTFA list of plants.
Video: Hair Transplant for Men in Stonyford
In a recent survey, it was found that men fear losing their hair, either by it thinning, receding or by going bald completely, will make them unattractive in the eyes of others. It seems that lots of men worry about what others think about their hair loss. The survey revealed that Stonyford California men who have bald fathers tend to keep their own hair short, so that if the hair begins to fall out it wouldn’t be such a shock to lose it all.
There are three general patterns of male pattern hair loss, and men can experience one of these patterns of hair loss or a mixture of all three:
- A receding hairline is one of the most common hair loss patterns, where the hair is lost at the temples, either side of the forehead, usually leaving a mound in the middle. This may sometimes be the only area of hair loss, but others may experience thinning at the crown as well.
- Some men will experience their hair thinning at the crown, which is at the back or top of the head. This can occur by itself or coincide with a receding hairline. Usually hair loss starts with thinning at the crown until the scalp becomes visible, and in time a bald patch may appear. This bald patch may grow wider until it meets the receding hairline, or it may stay at the top or back of the head and spread outwards in all directions to produce a circular baldness.
- General thinning spreads evenly over the top of the scalp, and men will not get a distinct receding hairline or a thinning crown. With general thinning, the onset of hair loss is less obvious and takes longer to notice.
One method of restoring hair to a follically challenged head is the FUE hair transplant technique. FUE involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp one by one and grafting them into the bald areas of the head. The Stonyford CA surgeon transplants hair follicles into the same slot that contained previous hair, giving it a better chance of settling in permanently. This method of transplanting is very intricate and it requires special attention and care. This means the treatment is completed over a number of sessions and not performed in one long exhausting procedure. The grafts usually take in a few days and the redness caused by the treatment settles in under a week.
FUE hair transplants are very popular as:
- They deliver more natural-looking results.
- The treatment is less painful than other methods.
- Downtime is minimal.
In most cases, once you receive the aesthetics, you’ll only feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. With the FUE hair transplant technique, visible scarring on the scalp is negligible. FUE transplant procedures are less painful compared to earlier transplant treatments and they tend to produce more natural looking results.
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Some Common Q & A’s
Should I Get A Hair Transplant?
I Will Be 20 Years Old In A Couple Of Months, And I Have Been Contemplating Whether I Should Get Hair Transplant Or Not. I Was Naturally Born With A High Forehead. Lately, I'Ve Noticed Some Frontal Receding (Temple) Of My Hairline. My Mother'S Side Isn'T Bald, But My Father Who Is 50 Years Old Seems To Have A Norwood 3 With Only Frontal Balding. I Figure My Frontal Balding Is The Only Problem I Am Facing, And Comparing Myself To A Couple Years Back, My Receding Has Been Generally Slow. I Was Wondering If You Would Think It Is A Good Idea That I Have A Hair Transplant To Lower My Hairline A Bit In A Conservative Manner And Fill In The Temple/Temporal Regions As I Assume That I Will Not Be Completely Bald. Any Advice Will Be Greatly Appreciated.
In general I am against hair transplants. I just think it is one of those things that society is determined to make you hate about yourself. But...it's normal! However, my husband is very, very vain about his hair loss and ALWAYS talks about a hair transplant, so I understand this can be a sensitive topic for some guys. On the other hand, a hair transplant is not forever. The hair that is transplanted will continue to thin. I don't know, I think all that being considered, it's not really worth it. But it's up to you!
Why Does Low Thyroid Cause Hair Loss In Women?
Why Hasn'T Thyroid Replacement Treatment Stopped Hair Loss? Any Treatment Suggestions?
It may not have anything to do with low thyroid.We tend to think of it as a guy thing. But some experts believe that dramatically thinning hair--the fallout (literally) from stress, poor nutrition, an underlying medical condition, harsh hair treatments, or heredity, among other causes--is as common in women as it is in men.
Roughly half of all women over age 40 experience excessive hair loss. And one study estimates that it occurs in 75 percent of women over age 65.
Perhaps you've noticed a few extra hairs in the sink after a combing. Or maybe your scalp appears a little more visible when you emerge from the shower. If you fear that your hair may be thinning significantly, read on to learn more about hair loss in women--what causes it, what it looks like, and what you can do about it.
What's Causing My Hair Loss?
The most common type of hair loss from the scalp (as opposed to hair loss all over the body) is androgenetic alopecia (AA), or pattern baldness. When it occurs in men, it's called male-pattern baldness; in women, it's female-pattern baldness. AA accounts for 95 percent of all cases of head-only hair loss and it results when, for reasons science hasn't identified, hair follicles become sensitive to the hormone androgen.
Who Gets It?
AA is hereditary. A history of the condition in men or women on either side of your family (not just your mom's side, as most people believe) increases your risk of developing it and also influences the age at which your hair loss begins, the speed with which it occurs, and its pattern and extent. But a family history isn't always a factor: About 12 percent of people with AA have no trace of it in their family trees.
What Does It Look Like?
Alopecia means baldness. But women with AA rarely go completely bald, as some men do. Most often a woman's hair simply thins gradually and diffusely on the top of or all over her head. In both men and women, AA is permanent and continues with aging.
What Can I Do?
Be sure to consult an expert who can help determine why your hair is thinning so you can treat the problem correctly. To find a physician in your area who specializes in diseases of the skin and hair, check out the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. Click on Find a Dermatologist to search by state, city, area code, zip code, or last name.
In the meantime, however:
Don't Be Afraid to Wash Your Hair
It won't lead to hair loss.
Avoid Brushing or Teasing
Both can lead to hair loss. Use a wide-toothed comb instead.
Try a New 'Do
A style with layers will help your hair look fuller. You can even perm or color your hair; medically, there's no reason not to. Just avoid a weave or any other style that can put prolonged tension on your hair or cause it to break, which can lead to further hair loss.
Am I Losing It?
The truth is, you are--everyone is. Most of us shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, a new hair from the same follicle replaces the lost strand--unless you have AA. AA occurs when the rate of hair shedding exceeds the rate of hair regrowth, or when the new hair shafts that grow in are thinner than the previous ones, making your mane look progressively less thick.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
You can experience temporary hair loss, and unlike androgenetic alopecia, it's not gradual. Here are two for-women-only causes of temporary hair loss.
During pregnancy, the rise in hormones sends hair into its resting phase, so hair that would naturally fall out doesn't. Several months after delivery, hormones return to normal, and some women experience an increase in hair loss (all over the head, not just at the top). This can last between 1 and 6 months; then, it usually corrects itself.
Starting the Pill
Some women lose hair while taking birth control pills. The reasons: shifting hormone levels (caused by the Pill) and heredity. If this happens to you, talk to your gynecologist about switching to a different Pill or birth control method.
If you've been checked out by the dermatologist and determined to have thyroid-related hair loss, you may have to settle in and be a bit patient. It's likely that for most, the hair loss will slow down, and eventually stop, once hormone levels are stabilized and in the normal range. This may take a few months, however. But rest assured, I've had many thousands of emails from people, and have yet to hear from anyone who lost most of his or her hair, or became bald, due to thyroid disease. But people -- including myself -- have experienced significant loss of hair volume. In my case, I'd guess at one point, I lost almost half my hair. I had long, thick hair, and it got much thinner at various times. But now, with my thyroid fairly regulated, a T4/T3 drug, and use of EPO, it is at about 85-90% of where it used to beI still have short periods when it seems to be shedding a bit more than usual, but they are quite infrequent. (I used to think I was going to able to stuff pillows with all the hair I was losing!)
Look at Other Alternatives
In one study, Dr. Hugh Rushton, a professor at Portsmouth University, also found that 90 percent of women with thinning hair were deficient in iron and the amino acid lysine. Lysine is the most difficult amino acid to get enough of via diet. Lysine helps transport iron, which is the most important element in the body and essential for many metabolic processes. When lysine and iron levels are low, the body probably switches some hair follicles off to increase levels elsewhere. Meat, fish and eggs are the only food sources of lysine. There are also supplements that contain lysine.
Some other natural ways to deal with hair loss include:
Vitamin B6 Zinc
Consult a Doctor for a Prescription Treatment
In some cases, your dermatologist may recommend that you try drug treatments. The two popular drugs for hair loss -- Rogaine and Propecia -- both interfere with DHT's ability to destroy hair follicles. Neither drug is safe to use during pregnancy, however, and so they are not as commonly used in women of child-bearing age. Rogaine, the brand name for minoxidil, is available without a prescription. Women typically use a 2% minoxidil solution applied to the scalp twice a day, and men use a 5% solution. Improvements with minoxidil are slow - it may take months to see any improvement, and a year or more for any dramatic change in hair loss and regrowth. To maintain improvements, minoxidil needs to be continued daily. Propecia, the brand name for finasteride, is a prescription drug taken in pill form. It is not to be used by women in child-bearing years because of its ability to cause serious birth defects, but it has been shown to help some women. Propecia does not, however, appear to be any more effective than minoxidil, and like minoxidil, it can take a year to see results, and must be taken for life to maintain regrowth.
Consider Other Options
Ultimately, if thyroid treatment, drugs, and supplements do not resolve your hair loss, and it is a debilitating problem, you may want to consider other options, including:
Hair-transplant surgery. In this treatment, donor hair follicles are taken from an area of your head that is not thinning. Tiny grafts of just a few hair follicles are implanted in your thinning areas. When successful, the transplanted follicles begin to regrow hair in the sparser areas. Several treatments may be necessary, and visible regrowth may take a year. This approach is better for patches of hair loss, rather than general thinning.
A hair weave, which adds artificial hair to existing hair.
Hairpieces and falls (that can be attached under natural hair, or via combs) for additional fullness and styling options, or wigs.
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Eyebrow Implants For Men???
I Am 15 And Plan On Getting Eyebrow Implants At About 18 Or 19 Once I Am Completely Grown What They Do Is Take You Own Hair And Implant It In Your Brow, There Are Minor Scabs And Takes 10 Months To Heal.
It'S Just My Dad Is Chinese And My Mom Has Really Thin Eyebrows And I Already Know Think Eyebrows Look Good On Me Because Of Eyebrow Pencils Do You Think If I Get The Best Eyebrows Implant Surgeon In New York And Pay About 4,000 Dollars Of My Own Money Do You Think Its Good Heres What I Look Like With Thick Eyebrows.
And If I Want To I Can Pluck Because It'S Just Like Making Your Eyebrows Thicker And Better,
And Since Its Your Real Hair Can You Bleach Them Once It'S Completely Done If You Dye Your Hair Too Since It'S Real Hair? And If You Pluck It It Will Grow Back Right??
Never heard of it, but your eyebrows look fine (: Just do what makes you happy and feel good.
Surgical Techniques Of Hair Restoration?
What Are The Best Surgical Techniques Of Hair Restoration?
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Can Silicone Breast Implants Cause Hair Loss?
I Had Silicone Implants Put In About 4 Days Ago And I'Ve Already Noticed That Alot Of My Hair Seems To Be Falling Out. What Can Be Causing This...The Implants...Or The Meds...Or Is It Something Else? Please Help.
Hair loss can occur for various reasons. Mostly this happens for men compared to women for various harmones. There are lot of clinically proven techniques. They are by minoxidil, finasteride, corticosteroids, antralin. Read more about the treatment in http://hair-loss.healthcare2u.net
Won'T The Newly Transplanted Hair Fall Out Again After Follicular Unit Extraction (Fue)?
I Wanted To Ask If After A Follicular Unit Extraction Surgery Newly Transplanted Hair Could Fall Out Again?
- Because The Surgery Is Made Into An Aria That Is Affected By Dht ( Known Hormone Which Causes Hair Loss In Case Of Patients With Genetic Hair Loss ) Which May Results That The Newly Implanted Hair May Fall Out As Well?(I Wish I Could Get Answers From People Who Went Through This Process)
anyway hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few. but anyway you can always try and get real results.
year ago I suffered from hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
the things that really worked for me was:
1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;
2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;
3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;
4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);
5) also you should use some herbal treatment.in that case Provillus is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!
It worked and still works for me!
I do not know if any pharmacies carry Provillus but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.provillus.com/?aid=749165
not only my and my husband`s own personal experience
What Is Hair Transplant And Are There Any -Ve Points In Hair Transplantation?
I Have Lost My Frontal Hair,Not Much But Around 5% Of Total Hairs,And My Forehead Looks Quite Bad,So I Am Thinking Of Hair Transplantation So Is It A Very Costly Process,And After Transplantation, My Hairs Will Be The Same Like Before Or Not?And Are There Any Negative Aspects Of Hair Transplantation.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that involves moving skin containing hair follicles from one part of the body to balding parts . It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness
side effects include
1. swelling of areas such as the scalp and forehead.
2. scalp starts itching, as scratching will make it worse and cause scabs to form.
3. more hair loss can occur, with the transplanted patches staying in place.
Women And Hair Loss...Replacement? Rogaine?
Is There Any Women Out There That Have Had Hair Replacement Or Have Used A Hair Regrowth System Due To Thinning Or Already Thinned Hair? What Did You Do? Did It Work? Do You Have To Continuously Use It? Men Can Answer Too. I Am A 38 Year Old Female Who Has Always Had Thin Hair Due To Having Seizures When I Was Younger. The Tests And The Medications Caused My Hair To Thin. I Haven'T Had A Seizure Since I Was 10 And Am No Longer On Medicine, However, My Hair Has Never Regrown. I Am Very Self Conscious About It. I Want To Try New Styles And I Don'T Want To Feel Like Everyone Is Looking At My Scalp Ya Know? Any Advice??? And Please Just Real Answers Or Advice. Thanks
over the counter products give the feel and confidence of long thick hair They aren't a reliable solution . I have had clients get hair pieces that look like the real thing . They are light weight and easy to maintain .
my suggestion to you is to get a good short cut and take vitamins . The longer you are off of meds the healthier you hair will be .
Have you ever considered wigs .? I sell them and there are many styles . Check out Racquel Welch line of wigs they are beautiful.
Does Hair Restoration Surgery Work?
I'M 21 And Starting To Noticeably Lose My Hair, I'Ve Been Looking At Hair Restoration Surgery And Wonder If It Really Works. Have Any Of You Had It Done? How Long Till You Get Full Results? How Much Does It Cost? Any Sugestoin For A Good Clinic Or Specialist? Can I Get A Completely Full Look (My Grandpa Has A Large Area Of &Quot;Donor&Quot; Hair. I'D Rather Hear From One Of You A 'Real' Person Then The People That Show Up On All The Ads.
Genetics rule - you cannot re-program genetics. Many guys spend a small fortune trying to outrun baldness with creams, lotions, pills, wigs, weaves & transplants - but - in the end they still must accept the inevitable & get on with the rest of their lives. Life is not always the way it's supposed to be. It's just the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
Comment: Don't you think as much money as Burt Reynolds has made that he would have gone with the hair restoration surgery? Or - actor/director/producer Ron Howard?
Reviews On Hair Transplants?
Does It Look Natural
Absolutely it does - at least if it's done by an experienced, quality hair transplant surgeon. I had a hair transplant done 2 years ago and you'd never be able to tell that I ever had a problem with thinning. My hairline looks COMPLETELY natural. Hair transplants are a very viable option for men with slight to moderate balding. They should not be considered however for men who are under 30 years old (as the baldness pattern in a man that young has yet to stablize), or are severely bald (as a transplant won't cover the entire area). For men who are in their 30's and older and who only need to fill in a few missing areas, a hair transplant can be a great option.
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