Category Archives: Hair Loss Research

Understanding the Side Effects of DHT Blockers

Few medications come without the potential for unwanted side effects. Sometimes those side effects are relatively rare or minor. Other times, those side effects, should they occur, may be so significant that they may outweigh the benefits the medication is supposed to provide. When it comes to hair loss medication, DHT blockers can pose just […]

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You Need More Vitamin D. So Does Your Hair.

Vitamin D For Your Hair.

Vitamin D is a critical nutrient. It bolsters our immune system and wards off illness. It is vital for bone health. Some research suggests that insufficient amounts of vitamin D contribute to depression, heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin D also plays an important role in the strength and growth of hair, and a lack of […]

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Dr. Paul Rose, MD, JD Published In Dermatologic Clinics

  Advances in Hair Restoration by: Dr. Paul T. Rose Key points in this article: • Selection of hair transplantation methodology depends on patient’s goals, type of hair loss, and quality of hair. • Robotic hair transplantation is the latest frontier in hair restoration. • Platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and stem cells can be used together with […]

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How to Grow Fuller Hair with Stem Cell Hair Therapy

Our bodies are finely-tuned, intricate machines. Like all machines, they need regular maintenance and occasional repair. Stem cells are the all-purpose handymen of our bodies, available to help restore healthy functioning throughout, including the hair and scalp. Full heads of hair are the result of hair follicles which are constantly regenerating, due in part to […]

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New Research Reveals Over 250 Genetic Signals for Hair Loss

New Hair Loss Gene Discovered- APCDD1

While male pattern baldness affects most older men, research on genetic predisposition to baldness has been minimal – until now. In a recent study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, a Scottish research team from the University of Edinburgh found nearly 300 genetic ties to hair loss, helping identify potential chromosomal markers of male pattern […]

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Can Stem Cells Treat Hair Loss?

Researchers Succeed in Growing Hair From Embryonic Stem Cells

Thanks to stem cells, hair follicles are constantly regenerating. When they stop renewing, hair loss ensues. In the effort to target hair loss at the root, research shows that re-introducing a patient’s own stem cells to the follicle creates a nourishing environment to foster regrowth and fight the battle against hair loss. In addition to […]

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The Science Behind Stress-Induced Hair Loss and Telogen Effluvium

Adrenal Glands, Stress Hormones, and Hair Loss

The unwelcome feelings of stress and anxiety creep up when you least expect them. While intermittent feelings of worry are relatively normal, damaging stress levels are on the rise. These feelings of despair and anguish sometimes provoke thinning or shedding on the scalp. Stress-induced hair loss, called telogen effluvium (TE), can be short-lived or long lasting. Thinning […]

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What is Alopecia Areata?

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Not to be confused with androgenetic alopecia, or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder. It can lead to unpredictable hair loss, and unfortunately modern medicine hasn’t figured out exactly why it occurs. Alopecia areata is more common than you might assume, affecting 2 percent of Americans, or roughly 6.5 million people. Unlike […]

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What is Hereditary Hair Loss?

What Causes Hair Loss

The majority of people notice hair loss as they age – beyond the standard 50-100 strands per day. Unfortunately, forecasting future hair loss because a grandparent or parent suffers from shedding or thinning locks isn’t always possible. In some cases, when hair loss takes shape, the condition is due to genetics. Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern […]

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Can LLLT Help Hair Transplant Success?

Choosing a Hair Transplant Procedure

Low-level laser therapy, also called LLLT, is used often in conjunction with hair restoration surgeries. While LLLT has been shown to work alone, laser therapy cannot completely reverse a balding area on its own. Instead, individuals suffering from severe male-pattern baldness opt to use both treatments to increase their success. What is LLLT? Low-level laser […]

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