Hair Loss Types and Treatments

Can Bee Venom Promote Hair Growth?

Hair Loss - Bee Venom

It’s spring and bees are buzzing around the plants and bushes found everywhere at this time of year. Did you know they can actually serve a purpose besides sending you running for cover? The venom from bees might actually be able to help combat alopecia! Alopecia is an issue that can occur in patients of all ages. While there have been studies that show bee venom can be used in the treatment of a number of diseases including MS and rheumatoid arthritis, a recent study was conducted that investigated the effectiveness of bee venom in preventing alopecia. In the study, […]

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Hair Loss Product: Viviscal

Hair Loss medication

Viviscal is a hair loss product that comes in the shape of tablets and is made of AminoMar and a mixture of other nutrients.  AminoMar is a fish protein that is claimed to help hair grow better.  Malnutrition can affect human hair and some microelements like Zinc and other vitamins that are essential to the growth of hair.  However, despite of the extensive advertisement, there is no evidence that healthy people not suffering from any malnutrition of these elements can be helped with their hair growth. The science behind AminoMar, which is promoted by Viviscal as its hair growing ingredient, […]

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Can Arthritis Medicine Cure Baldness?

Hair restoration experts are always working to find new cures and solutions for hair loss. One of the most interesting examples of a new solution happened in the past year to a gentleman named Kyle Rhodes. Rhodes was diagnosed with alopecia areata at the very young age of 2 years old. His hair began falling out in patches and he had lost all of the hair on his head, as well as on his body, by the time he turned 18 years of age. As the years went by, there didn’t seem to be much hope for his condition to […]

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Weird and Wacky Historical Hair Loss Solutions

The techniques available to combat hair loss have evolved over the years to where many people take the current methods for granted. It might be hard to believe but there were ways to combat hair loss before the 20th century. Have you ever heard of any of these weird ways people attempted to combat hair loss in the past? Ancient Egyptians used a variety of cures to help those suffering from hair loss. One of the oddest remedies was a mixture of fats that included tomcat, crocodile, hippo, snake and an ibex AKA a wild goat. Porcupine hair was also […]

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Can a Baseball Cap Help Female Hair Loss?

Laser Cap Used for Hair Loss

Even though hair loss is mostly thought of as a condition that mainly happens to men, there are a number of women who also suffer from hair loss. Many women are embarrassed to discuss their hair loss in public so they don’t seek professional help. However, there is now a hair loss treatment that women can use by simply wearing a baseball cap. The LaserCap LCPRO is a baseball cap that is operated by batteries and includes a special disc inside the dome of the cap. Once the switch is turned on to activate the LaserCap, 200 pulsed lights go […]

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Is There A Baldness Cure In The Near Future?

Can This Cure Baldness

An overall cure for baldness doesn’t exist yet and it might be many years before it actually happens. However, a team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center are taking steps towards finding a cure for baldness. According to research published in Science Advances in October 2015, the Columbia University Medical Center research team has been conducting a number of experiments that show JAK inhibitors (an enzyme-blocking drug) can cause regrowth of hair when it is applied to the skin. What does this mean for patients who currently suffer from baldness? The findings indicate that there is a chance in […]

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Can New Research on Mice Hold the Key to Combating Hair Loss?

When it comes to dealing with hair loss, the current solutions range from combovers to hair loss medications and transplants that are way too way to spot. However, research continues in the scientific community on new solutions for hair loss. Scientists have recently discovered some hair loss can be treated by blocking certain enzyme activities. In fact, in a new study bald mice underwent certain enzyme blocking treatments and they started showing new hair within 10 days. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center spent time last year searching for new treatments for alopecia areata. The research team studied how well […]

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Is There Solid Evidence to Support PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been on the radar of hair regrowth advocates for a few years. There are many proponents of the treatment but their enthusiasm is tempered by a lack of solid evidence to support the treatment as we previously discussed on our website. However, there is a newly published study that shows favorable results pointing to a promising future for the use of PRP. The study highlights the results of a randomized placebo-controlled study that compared hair regrowth with PRP versus a placebo group. PRP was prepared for use from a small volume of blood. It was […]

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