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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.
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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.
Humans have tried every imaginable thing to stop hair loss and regrow lost hair. They rubbed the juices of all vegetables and fruits, and extracts of every available herb. Yet, they were unable to find any effective hair growth treatment. Undoubtedly there are numerous natural and herbal treatments for hair growth, but almost all lack systematic studies. If we ever hope to grow hair by natural means, we need to study natural remedies thoroughly. And even those with proven effects need a lot of time and patience to be effective. Another thing that makes natural remedies the least preferred choice in this age of technology is their temporary results. Hairs grown through natural sources do not long last, and start shedding off as soon as the use is discontinued.
For now, we have three types of hair growth treatments that help regrow hair in a natural manner restore a thicker and fuller head of hair. These include medical treatment, laser therapy, and surgical hair restoration.
Medical Hair Growth Treatment
There are a few options available to treat this through medications. Actually, these treatments produce better results if you take them in combination with one another. Let us have a look at these FDA-approved effective hair loss medicines.
• Finasteride: Finasteride is the generic name of the probably most effective hair loss drug. This drug treats hair loss by inhibiting production of hair killing hormone DHT. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the most important hormone that signals the hair follicles to die – the most common cause of Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness. To date, inhibiting this hormone is the most effective way to stop hair loss. Besides controlling hair loss, this medication thickens fine hair, and this produces considerable effect.
• Minoxidil: It is the second most effective treatment. It is supplied in the form of a topical solution. Minoxidil is also a generic name; famous brand names of this medication include Rogaine and Hair Max. You need to apply this solution on the scalp twice a day, or as prescribed by the doctor and massage for a few minutes.
• Ketoconazole: This medication is supplied as a shampoo-like solution. This encourages hair growth by keeping the scalp clean from fungus and dandruff. You need to use this as a shampoo twice a week, and leave the leather for 3-5 minutes on your head.
No doubt researchers have studied these medications and found them effective, they are not perfect yet. First, their effectiveness varies from person to person. One may find it very effective while another may find it minimally effective. Second, the effects of all medications are temporary. You will maintain your hair as long as you continue the use of these medications. Whenever you decide to discontinue the treatment, you will lose your hair maintained by these medications. Third, like all other medication, hair loss medication is not without side effects. You must discuss its side effects before starting the treatment.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser is showing some measurable results to stimulate hair growth. Currently, it is regarded as convenient alternative of medication with fewer side effects. However, its effectiveness is an issue of debate. Until now, it is unable to show dramatic improvement in hair density.
Surgical Hair Growth Treatment-Hair Transplant
Hair transplant is to date the most effective treatment to date. It can restore hair on balding places in an effective and predictable manner. Hair transplant extracts healthy, balding resistant hair follicles form one area of the head and plants them to the balding areas. Not all hairs on our head are prone to balding. While the hair at the front and crown of the head are prone to hair loss, hair at the sides and back of the head are resistant to it. This procedure makes excellent use of these hair reserves on our head.
• Follicular Unit Transplant: Also known as the strip removal method, FUT excises a strip of scalp, usually from the back of the head, and dissects is to obtain required hair follicles. The wound is stitched together and the grafts obtained from the strip and implanted on the thinning or bald areas.
• Follicular Unit Extraction: FUE is a relatively newer and more advanced technique replacing the traditional strip removal method. This technique involves extracting the hair follicles directly from the scalp, without cutting and stitching the scalp. The follicles are extracted using a specially designed punch tool with diameter less than 0.1 mm. What makes FUE a more preferred choice of surgeons and patients is its ability to extract hair follicles form body areas like chest, armpits, and legs as well.
• Stem Cell FUE: Stem Cell FUE is the latest advancement in FUE hair transplant. It is the quickest, safest and the most effective hair transplant technique to date. It uses an automated punch tool for extraction of hair follicles at the fastest possible speed. It also allows hair regrowth at the donor area, thus ensuring the most natural looking results.
A hair transplant has only one limitation: the availability of donor hair. At present, there is no way to create new hair follicles; therefore, the patient must have healthy, balding resistant hair follicles somewhere on the scalp or the body. Fortunately, most of us have enough donor hair on the scalp or on the body to create a dramatic improvement in hair density.
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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 Mount Pulaski Illinois 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 Mount Pulaski IL 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
How Will You Manage Female Pattern Baldness?
Female-alopecia is caused by hormones, aging and genetics. Unlike male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness is an over-all thinning which maintains the normal hairline.
If you are a woman who is worried about loss of scalp hair, you should consult a physician hair restoration specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis.
Help! My Cat Keeps Getting Hair Plugs In Her Urethra. What Can I Do?
I Have A 14 Lb, Medium Hair Cat. She Keeps Getting Hair That Plugs Her Urethra. I'M Not Sure How Much It Obstructs The Flow Of Urine Seeing As She Has Started Peeing Outside Of The Litter Box. She Typically Defecates In The Litter Box, But Pees Other Places And My Fiance Is Getting Really Mad. I Clean Her Back There And Remove The Plugs Along With Trimming The Hair But It Doesn'T Seem To Help. She'S Kinda Chubby And I Don'T Think She Can Clean Herself. We'Re Working On Losing The Weight. Do The Hair Plugs Cause This Peeing Problem? What Else Can I Do To Stop The Hair Plugs? It'S Gross But I Love Her.
I do think the hair plugging her urethra might cause it if that has sometimes caused her some discomfort when urinating she might have come to associate that with the litterbox.
Maybe the vet or a groomer could regularly give her a sanitary trim, clipping it shorter than how you are trimming it?
Then I would consider adding another litterbox, and maybe in a different place - like somewhere she is peeing. If you can get her to use it regularly, later you can very gradually move it to another place.
And another suggestion is that if the old litterbox is a covered one, get one that isn't. or get one with a cover but start out by leaving the cover off.. (If the old box is a covered one, you might try taking the top off it at least for a while just to see if that would make it seem different enough that she might use it.)
I would definitely try getting some Cat Attract litter from Dr. Elsey's I usually buy my supplies at a small independent store but I am sure I have seen Cat Attract and the other Dr Elsey's cat litters at PetSmart and/or PetCo. And they also have jars of just the Cat Attract additive stuff to use with unscented litter.
In every bag of Cat Attract there is a brochure called Litterbox Solutions that has, along with coupons in the back, a lot of tips both on cleaning up cat messes and on retraining cats with "inappropriate elimination" issues -- even what to do in extreme cases where other things don't work.. This same brochure is available online on their website http://www.preciouscat.com/solutionsBook...
But I do recommend getting the Cat Attract.
Another suggestion to read is Dr Lisa Pierson's detailed article "The Litterbox from your Cat's Point of View" http://www.catinfo.org/?link=litterbox
Maybe Dr Pierson's other info on the site about feline nutrition and obesity might also be helpful to you in dealing with your cat's weight problem. Being unable to properly clean herself is no doubt part of the problem in getting hair plugging her urethra . Even with you cleaning her rear, it's not as effective as a rough cat tongue!
http://binkyspage.tripod.com/index.html Scroll down to "Diet Related Documents" to find links to tables with nutrient info for many cat foods. It's not totally up to date but maybe the best info available and might at least give you some ideas.
I would try to get her on a food that is low in carbs, (definitely under 10% calories from carbs- cats just are not built to process a lot of carbohydrate. they lack the enzymes we have to get nutrition from plant sourced foods) high in animal-sourced protein (if possible protein should be the biggest percent) and moderate to high in fat.
The commercial "Lite" cat foods go about it the wrong way. They focus on the fat as the nutrient category to lower , which means they have to increase either protein or carbohydrate -- and protein would be more expensive so they choose the cheaper carbs. The result is that the so-called "Lite" cat foods are some of the highest carb foods out there ! It's no wonder so many cats do not lose weight on them. Some cats even GAIN weight on those foods especially if allowed to free feed, they keep eating since they are never satisfied. It is protein and fat that signals to a cat that it is "full".
Many of the "premium" low carb / grain free foods are quite high in fat. (Once again it is probably related to the expense of the protein especially the higher quality sources like these foods use.) But cats need more fat in their diets than we do. However i think some of those foods are definitely higher fat than would be ideal. But they seem to vary in how they metabolize it. Many cats lose weight when they switch to low carb wet food no matter if it is high in fat.. But some cats gain weight if it is very high fat (like Innova Evo.) So you might have to experiment.
I have found that Merrick has some good foods that are lower fat than most of the other "premium" cat foods.At least there is a greater percent of calories from protein than from fat. For example their "Cowboy Cookout" or "Surf & Turf" . and my cats love especially the Cowboy Cookout.
(NOTE: The Guaranteed Analysis percentage minimums on the cat food labels are figured as percent of weight --including the water! which is why they give the false impression that (for example) a canned food with 78% water has less protein than a dry food with 12% water. To really compare you have to do a calculation so you are comparing foods on a dry matter basis. Actually most canned food is higher in protein than most dry.
But many nutritionists prefer to figure nutrient amounts as a percent of calories. That is how the data is listed in the cat food tables at the above "binky's page" link. If it were figured as percent of weight on a dry matter basis, you'd get different figures; for ex. the fat percent would be lower. )
Biofibre Hair Better Than Before?Do You Know Anyone With Biofibre Hair Implant?
I Wanna Go For Biofibre Implant To Increase Density At The Back Of Head And At Front I Will Do Hair Transplant,But I Wanna Know Truth About Biofibres Unlike That Told By Docs Doing This Implant.So Can You Give Me Some Info If You Know Anyone Who Has Done This Biofibre Implant?
Thank You,Your Help Would Be Appreciated.
Originally invented in Japan and now also made in Italy by the name of Biofibre are artificially made plastic fibers. They are implanted by special instrumentations using reversible knots. But being foreign body no matter how inert creates complications like infection and immunological rejection and very high number of patients. Even the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) has also recommended caution against its use.
Hair in the front and top of head is lost because it is Genetically hormone susceptible. Hair on the sides and lower back are genetically immune to hormone sensitivity and are genetically programmed to grow a lifetime, it will continue to grow even though it is transplanted to a different site. This is the medical fact, and has been repeatedly proven for more than 50 years.
Follicular Unit Hair Transplant is the only method by which one can grow permanently growing, natural looking, and undetectable hair in the bald or thin area. In olden days people used Punch or plug grafts where bunches of 15-25 hair in a plug taken from the side or the back of the scalp (Donor Area) were implanted in the front. This gave the typical pluggy (Cornrow, baby doll, tooth brush or cobble stone) appearance.
Bio-fibre is an artificial fibre which is used to replace hair in an individual who is bald and has poor donor area. It is usually used only in limited cases where there is no donor hair, and is an alternative to Hair Transplant in these cases. Because artificial fibre is used, there is always the chance of infection, rejection and other problems, and this needs care for your entire life. Since the grafts are placed in the scalp and are exposed to dust, dirt, heat and the environment, the possibility of infection is always high. You can look up the Internet and see the website of Bio fibre to get more information. I would recommend a hair transplantation (HT) in case you have donor hair, for it is a safer and permanent solution with no side-effects. Here is some information about HT, which is done at our clinic by the Follicular Unit Technique. The hair which are transplanted in the bald area are permanent, do not fall, grow like normal hair and subsequently need hair cuts. You can apply oil or shampoo on them and comb them to your desired style. The operation is done on an out patient basis and the patient goes home immediately after the operation. It takes 4 to 6 hours for one session where approximately 500 plugs (i.e. 2000 hairs) are transplanted. The charges for my team for transplanting 500 plugs is Rs. 25,000/-(@ Rs. 50/- per plug) plus Nursing Home charges (Rs. 5000/-to 10,000/-) for using the O.T., instruments and medicines. For large areas of baldness, we have transplanted upto 1200 plugs in a sitting in 6 to 7 hours. There are no side effects of hair transplantation. You can see photos of hair transplantation before and after surgery on my website www.cosmeticsurgery-india.com.
Angle Of Hair In Hair Transplant? Is This Really Matter In Hair Transplant Surgery?
Does Surgeon Determine Angle Of Hair In Hair Transplant? Is This Really Matter In Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair grow the way they are planted. Angle does really matter in hair transplantation surgery as the angle of recipient sites largely determines the direction of hair. Every patient’s hair type and design is individualized that needs thorough examination under complete consideration before undergoing the surgery.
The direction and type of hair vary from individual to individual. Everyone possesses his own hair direction according to natural hair features. To maintain the originality and naturalness of the transplanted hair, angle of the growth of hair is crucial. For determining perfect angle in the accordance with natural hair characteristics for natural consequences a well practiced and experienced surgeon is required.
Along with type and direction, angle can really make much difference in hair because of some other factors including hair texture, scalp condition, scalp movement, thickness of hair strands and hairline of the scalp and degree of hair loss. A good surgeon must determine angle by keeping in mind these factors to make sure successful outcome.
It is extremely important to research all your options and seek out several professional opinions before experiencing the surgery.
Hair Loss Treatment For Men?
Depending on how much hair has been lost, I suppose you could try things like rogain or propecia. However, if its meant to be, its meant to be.
I started thinning out at age 18! I went through it all from the stuff listed above, hair piece, even consulted surgery. The end result was to shave it all off. I even met my wife because the attention a bald head gets..lol
But I can tell you this.
Surgery. Very very expensive and its a big IF it even will work. A buddy of mine did it at age 50 and it cost about 10K. The end result was a few new hairs but now his scalp is full of poc marks.
Hair piece. These days they do look pretty good. Mine was very expensive and made of human hair. It was actually attached with a medical grade glue. I wore it 24/7, showered, swam, etc. It always looked normal. There was one issue. When you'd be on a date and the girl would try to run her fingers through it, you could definately tell something wasn't right. So imagine having to explain during that situation, "um yeah, i sorta wear a hair piece".
good luck, but give the idea of shaving it off a shot.
Do Any Hair Treatments Work Like Transplanting Hair?
Do grow this girl had no hair only like very very small patches now her hair is shoulder lenght it has the sham.cond. Hair greese etc. work great a mircle really
I Want To Get Hair Transplants My Location Is Sanjose. What Would Be The Cost?
I Want To Get All My Hair Chopped Of And Replaced With A Different Body Type Of Hair. I Wantthe Front To Go Down To My Breasts And The Back Part All The Way Down To My Lower Back. What Would Be The Cost. Im Looking For Top Qaulity. Please Give Me Tiltles To Organizations And Prices/ Will Gladly Appreciate It.
Hair loss, or alopecia, is certainly not a new phenomenon. It is a condition that has been affecting both men and women for centuries.
CoupleToday, however, innovative technology is helping thousands of hair loss sufferers to restore their natural hairlines.
Many individuals may want to undergo this procedure, but are discouraged by hair transplant costs.
Generally, hair transplant costs can range anywhere from $4000 to $20,000. The cost of your hair transplant depends mostly on how many grafts you need, and/or how many sessions you need to complete them in.
It is important to stress that hair transplant costs vary, that is why it is imperative that you consult a variety of doctors before choosing one. The price of a hair graft, for example, can range from $3.00 a graft to $10.00 a graft.
Other expenses to keep in mind when calculating a hair transplant cost is the price of any extra medication, blood tests, anesthesia, and facility fees.
Please do not assume that the most expensive doctor is necessarily the best doctor.
Woman Hair Loss Help?
Im An 18 Year Old Female And I Have Extremely Thin Hair To The Point I Looked Like I Have Male Pattered Baldness:(
Thought It Runs Through My Mums Side Of The Family Having Very Thin Hair With All The Women. I Was Just Wonderin How Can I Get My Hair Thicker? , Its Really Embarrasing And Ugly:( Are There Certain Foods I Should Be Eating Or?
anyway as we know 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.
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 I used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
It 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 TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/why.php
It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!
not only my and my husband`s own personal experience
At What Point Is It Too Late For Hair Restoration?
The Title Says It All. For A Man, When Is It Too Late? Can A Man Who Doesn'T Have Any Hair Remaining On The Top Of His Head, But Has It Around The Sides (As Usual For A Bald Man), Can He Still Receive Hair Transplant Surgery And Eventually Have A Full Head Of Hair If He Does It Enough?
Yes they have hair plugs but my brother got them and they are really expensive you can also try men's regain this is also dear from the chemist about $89 or get a Natural toupee these days they make nice ones that do stay on even if you go swimming these are your choices most women love guys with no hair it is all the go these days so don't feel embarrassed at all it is your eyes your handsome face your heart your personality women love not your hair Hugs Granny M x
What Would Happen If I Were To Get Another Persons Hair Follicles Transplanted Onto My Head?
Let'S Say I Got A Ginger (Red Hair) Or Maybe Someone Of Another Race/Ethnicity To Donate Their Hair Follicles To Me And I Got Them Transplanted Onto My Head. When The Hair Grew Out, Would It Grow Out As My Own Hair Or Would It Be Red Like Theirs? What If The Person Had Curlyish Hair And Mine Hair Was Straight? Would The Hair Grow Out Like The Donors Or As My Own Hair?
If the cells were not rejected you would have red hair.
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