Hair Loss Types and Treatments

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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Can PRP be used in Hair Restoration?

There have been several times in the recent past when we have been asked about the possible advantages of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) in combating hair loss. While PRP is a promising idea, there is not enough scientific evidence to support the use of PRP for hair loss patients as discussed in one of our previous blog posts. Dr. Carlos Puig, a leading hair restoration doctor, has been conducting hair restoration research focusing on PRP and its possible use in hair restoration. Dr. Puig recently had an article published in Cosmetic Town Journal where he discussed his findings.  In the article […]

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A Look at The Psychology Of Hair Loss And Hair Transplants

One of the things men and women learn while growing up is a full head of hair is a symbol of power and strength.  The loss of that symbol of youth can have a devastating psychological impact on the identity and self-worth of a person.  Hair loss has and its consequences have been studied extensively and some of the reported psychological effects on male patients include: Detrimental impact on their sex life Affected career choices in men Inability to stay competitive in the work place Increased anxiety levels among younger men A higher rate of depression in men with male […]

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Can OCD and Other Personality Disorders Lead to Hair Loss?

The first step in determining if OCD can lead to hair loss is to understand what OCD is and the impact it can have on your life. OCD is short for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  It’s an anxiety disorder that is known to cause fear, worry and unease due to intrusive thoughts.  A person suffering from OCD performs repetitive behaviors in the hope of relieving the anxiety regardless of the effect it has on their personal and professional lives. Some common examples of OCD behavior include opening and closing a door a certain number of times each time a person enters or […]

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