Hair Loss Types and Treatments

Is Summer Hair Loss A Real Thing?

Losing Hair in the Summer

One of the oldest myths about hair loss is that a person loses more hair during the summer. Is this simply a story that has been passed down through the years or is this myth actually a valid fact? And the answer to the question is??? Yes, a person does lose more hair during the summer and this is especially true when it comes to women. According to a recent article from the magazine, InStyle, research suggests that females have telogen effluvium rates that are slightly higher during the month of July. Since telogen is the resting phase of the […]

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Can Wasabi Restore Your Hair?

Wasabi with Hair Growth

Over the years, there have been many wild and wacky hair loss solutions promoted to the public as a way to restore hair on the scalp. One Japanese company is now promoting a hair loss cure that definitely falls under the “wild and wacky” category. Kinin, a Japanese wasabi company, is claiming that the chemicals in wasabi can help stimulate hair growth up to three times faster than traditional medical solutions such as minoxidil (Rogaine). The scientific minds at Kinin say that isosaponarin, a natural chemical found in wasabi plant leaves, helps to stimulate hair growth. They also say that […]

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Sugar Bear Hair – True or False?

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamin

Have you heard of the vitamin that is shaped like one you would give a child and is said to promote hair growth? Sugar Bear Hair is a vitamin that, according to their website, “has been shown to promote faster hair growth, increased hair shine and reduce hair breakage.” The vitamin is designed to be taken daily and has 15 vitamins and active ingredients including (but not limited to): Vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6 and B-12 Folic Acid Iodine Zinc Choline The daily vitamin is also made with real berries, coconut oil and sugar. Basically, Sugar Bear Hair is […]

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Advantages of Using Celebrity FUE

One of the main reasons patients don’t undergo Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is because they don’t want to have a shaved donor area. A smaller shaved donor area is possible with a strip procedure but this method results in a linear scar. In cases where patients don’t want a large area of their scalp shaved, their next best option is non-shaven FUE. What is Celebrity FUE? I introduced the term, as well as the procedure, “Celebrity FUE” due to the many requests from multiple celebrity patients. These celebrities could not afford the time, or the publicity, that results from shaving […]

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Can You Trust the Results of Regrowz?

Regrow Hair Loss product study on results

Can You Trust The Results? This is an example for many hair loss products that come to market and present themselves as the ultimate solution for baldness. We get questions about these products and their actual values from our patients on a regular basis.   A private research company, Princeton Consumer Research (PCR), conducted a study last year to test the effectiveness of Regrowz, a hair care product that bills itself as a solution for hair loss. The makers of the product claim the patients that used Regrowz have a 100% success rate in growing hair. They even offer a […]

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Can Cooling Devices Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss?

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

One of the most common side effects from chemotherapy is the loss of hair by patients. However, recent evidence shows that cooling devices might be able to prevent hair loss due to the chemotherapy process. According to two studies recently discussed in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), two scalp cooling devices were shown to prevent alopecia induced by chemotherapy in women suffering from breast cancer. The first study focused on 180 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer in the first or second stages. The women in the study were randomly assigned to have no cooling treatment at all […]

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Can Science Predict Male Hair Loss Patterns?

Male Hair Loss Pattern

A group of researchers at the University of Edinburgh have come to the conclusion that the genetic process of hair loss involves 287 genes. Furthermore, they also say they have come up with a formula that predicts the risk a man runs of losing his hair. Even with this formula, the team says it is still too soon to predict whether or not a blood test can show if, and when, hair loss will begin for a man. According to an article published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal, PLOS Genetics, the results of the study might be able to help […]

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3 Hair Restoration Techniques Showing Promise For Patients

Hair Restoration Techniques for promising results

New techniques are constantly being tested and researched to try and combat hair loss. Some might show promise and be marketed to consumers while others will never get out of the research phase. Here are some techniques currently being studied to help those who suffer from hair loss: Hair Multiplication A partnership between the RIKEN Research Institute of Japan as well the Japanese electronics company, Kyocera, and Organ Technologies is studying the science of hair multiplication for dealing with hair loss. The research team plans to extract the hair follicles of a patient and then multiply them through the use […]

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