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Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

Understanding Scarring Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia in WomenOver 95 percent of hair loss cases are caused by androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans annually. But it isn’t the only form of alopecia. While far less common, scarring alopecia also causes hair loss, though for different reasons and in different ways. Also known as cicatricial alopecia, this condition is actually a collection of hair loss problems which are responsible for an estimated three percent of hair loss cases around the world.

What is Scarring Alopecia?

Scarring alopecias are most often the result of inflammation caused by such things as fungal infections, chemicals such as those found in hair relaxers, mechanical traction, and inflammatory disorders which include discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, dissecting cellulitis, tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, alopecia mucinosa, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and acne keloidalis.

The inflammation which is the culprit behind this hair loss condition destroys hair follicles, stem cells, and the sebaceous gland below the surface of the scalp. The destruction of these crucial elements of healthy hair growth is often permanent and hairs destroyed by scarring alopecia usually do not grow back.

What Are the Signs of Scarring Alopecia?

Most people suffering from scarring alopecia will first notice small patches of hair loss which slowly expand over time. Sometimes, though, the hair loss may progress more rapidly and be accompanied by uncomfortable or painful symptoms such as burning and severe itching.

The areas of hair loss caused by scarring alopecia may have “ragged” edges and while the affected area may sometimes appear smooth and devoid of pores, it is not uncommon for those bald patches to have redness, scaling, increased or decreased pigmentation, or raised blisters with fluids or pus.

Diagnosis and Treatment

As noted, scarring alopecia is a relatively rare hair loss condition. Since the active destruction of hair follicles happens below the surface of the skin, a scalp biopsy is often necessary to arrive at a correct diagnosis.

If caught early enough, aggressive treatment by experienced hair loss professionals can stop the progression of the condition and minimize any further damage. The specific treatment recommended by your doctor will largely depend on which form of the condition you ae suffering from. Even without treatment, the symptoms and progression of scarring alopecia almost always stop eventually. Once some time has passed after the condition has been resolved, hair transplant surgery can restore hair to the bald areas left behind.

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami for Your Personal Hair Loss Consultation

The first step in discovering why you are losing your hair and what you can do about it is to schedule a hair loss consultation. We invite you to schedule an evaluation at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.


What is Alopecia Areata?

Hair-Transplant-Surgery-for-Women-Rapidly-Increases-in-UKNot 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 hereditary hair loss which generally manifests later in life, alopecia areata typically occurs before the age of 30.

Alopecia Areata Causes

Alopecia areata can be frightening. Hair loss progresses abruptly and rapidly. One in five patients who suffers from alopecia areata has a family member with the same condition. In addition, individuals who have a personal or family history with other autoimmune disorders could be more prone to developing alopecia. Medical scientists do not believe the condition is caused by stress, but high anxiety could trigger alopecia to begin. Individuals who suffer just a few patches of hair loss often undergo a full recovery. Unfortunately, total hair loss is more difficult to bounce back from.

Essentially, this condition is caused by the immune system and white blood cells attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and subsequently slow down hair production. Alopecia begins in hair loss of quarter-sized patches. The hair follicles are not destroyed and can regrow strands as soon as the inflammation dwindles.

Symptoms and recovery

For most people, the condition doesn’t progress past this point, but many patients see total hair loss across the scalp, face and body. Total hair loss on the scalp driven by this autoimmune disorder is referred to as alopecia totalis, while total hair loss across the body is called alopecia universalis. Both of these more severe conditions affect about 10 percent of individuals suffering from alopecia.

Some patients say they have itching or burning prior to losing hair. Other symptoms sometimes become apparent in the nails with dents, white spots, lines, rough texture, dullness, and thinning or splitting.

Around 30 percent of patients suffer alopecia long-term or experience repetitive cycles of patchy hair loss. Half of patients recover within the first year, although multiple episodes are common. Sometimes, the recovered hair is white instead of the patient’s natural color.


Unfortunately, there is no cure for alopecia. However, doctors can prescribe corticosteroids to suppress the immune system. The most common way to take these anti-inflammatory drugs is through local injections, but can also be taken via ointment or oral tablets.

Doctors may recommend Minoxidil, or Rogaine, as a treatment method. While topical treatments can help to an extent, it will not stop your body from creating new bald patches. Some patients turn to homeopathic medicines and acupuncture, but medical evidence does not fully support these methods.

For more information on alopecia areata and other types of hair loss that could be treated with hair restoration or low-level laser therapy, contact the Miami Hair Transplant Institute at 205-448-9100.

Researchers Grow Hair Using Stem Cells, Publish Findings

It’s estimated that hair loss affects nearly 80 million men and women across the United States. It’s a serious medical condition that often leads to low self esteem, tattered self confidence, and sometimes even depression among both males and females. Moreover, hair loss can be a sign that other serious illnesses are lurking elsewhere in the body. In recent years, studies have shown that individuals who exhibit signs of hair loss are more likely to suffer with heart and prostate conditions later in life.

For these reasons and more, men and women are urged to consult with a physician immediately upon noticing signs of hair loss. Today, hair restoration may include several different techniques designed to reverse the signs of thinning, shedding, and balding.

Hair transplants are among the most sought-after hair loss treatments. In recent years, celebrities and professional athletes have publicly endorsed hair transplant surgery on both television and Twitter, showing fans and followers impeccable before and after photos that clearly show natural results. In the United States, NFL player Wes Welker became one of the first to endorse his hair transplant surgeon. In the UK, footballer Wayne Rooney took to Twitter to share his transplant experience with fans. And in the past year, hair transplant procedures of increased a reported 85% worldwide.

Stem Cell Treatment for Baldness

Though more studies are needed before a “stem cell cure for baldness” is ready for humans, researchers are reporting success in using such treatments on laboratory mice. In a study published in PLOS ONE, a team lead by Dr. Alexey Terskikh, PhD, found that human pluripotent stem cells (HPSCs) could be effectively programmed to form into derma papilla cells, special structures that are known to induce control over the growth cycle of the hair follicle. Following transplant to laboratory mice, the HSPCs grew new hair, giving researchers hope that the same process could one day be replicated with humans.

Specifically, this new discovery might aid hair transplant patients who perhaps lack available donor hair. “Our stem cell method provides an unlimited source of cells for the patient for transplantation,” says Dr. Terskikh. “And isn’t limited by the availability of existing hair follicles [donor hair].”

Hair Transplant in Miami

To learn more about hair transplant procedures in Miami, call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami at 305-925-0222.



Alopecia: Baldness Explained

Alopecia, or baldness, is a common condition that affects an estimated 2/3rds of all men around the world. Women suffer with alopecia too, though in lower numbers (estimated 20-30 million).

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, or baldness. The term alopecia is used by hair loss professionals to describe several types of hair loss that may occur in concentrated areas, which is referred to as androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia may also occur throughout the entire body. This type of hair loss is referred to as alopecia universalis. In other instances, an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata can cause baldness and hair loss.

Signs of Baldness from Alopecia

Alopecia and baldness can be easy to detect, if you know what to look for. It’s important to note that baldness appears differently in men than it does in women. Male pattern baldness, for example, is usually characterized by 7 progressive stages.

Learn more about male pattern baldness. To learn more, visit this article on Norwood Classification for male pattern baldness.

For women, alopecia (pattern baldness) tends to occur in a more diffuse manner. For women, female pattern baldness is characterized by 3 progressive stages. This stages are explained by the Ludwig Scale, a chart that hair loss physicians use to identify what stage of baldness a woman is in, and how the condition can best be treated.

Learn about female pattern baldness. To learn more, visit this article on Ludwig Classification and female pattern baldness.

Expert Alopecia Diagnosis

Get an expert diagnosis on alopecia. Baldness affects an estimated two-thirds of all adult males and at least 20-30 million females globally. Rest assured, you are not alone in your struggles with balding or thinning hair.

Visit the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami online or call our clinic directly at 305-925-0222.

What Kind of Doctor Treats Hair Loss?

What Kind of Doctor Treats Hair Loss?When you notice signs of hair loss, what type of doctor should you see? It’s a common first question for nearly every man or woman who first notices signs of thinning, balding, or shedding. Hair loss treatment is a multi-million dollar business, and it seems there’s no end to the number of different specialists, shampoos, and pills that promise to restore areas of balding scalp. Selecting the right physician will make it easier to get an accurate hair loss diagnosis from the start, which will provide the framework for an efficient treatment regimen.

Before taking a closer look at the different types of doctors who are capable of telling you more about your hair loss, it helps to explore a few of the most common reasons why men and women lose their hair. With the following causes in mind, it becomes easier to see why certain specialists are more capable of providing an expert diagnosis than others.

A few reasons for hair loss include:

  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle stress
  • A stressful event (triggering telogen effluvium)
  • Poor diet
  • A skin condition
  • Prescription medications

At our Institute, we assess each of these factors with comprehensive methodology. Our surgeons implement the most advanced technologies available to get to the root of your hair loss and develop a personalized treatment plan.

The results speak for themselves. Click the following link to view images of real patients, before and after hair transplant procedures.

What Types of Physicians Can Treat Alopecia?

In truth, there are a few different types of physicians who might be able to provide a basic alopecia, or hair loss, diagnosis. The following professionals typically encounter patients who suffer with thinning, shedding, or balding hair.

Hair Stylists are among the first professionals to notice signs of hair loss. While these individuals are not licensed medical professionals, they can help you determine whether or not certain hard-to-see areas are receding, losing volume, or becoming thinner. It is recommended that you see a licensed medical professional if a stylist or hairdresser notices such signs.

Trichologists are professionals who have studied trichology, or the health of the hair and scalp. Not all trichologists are licensed medical professionals, however. For effective hair loss treatment, we recommend patients choose a hair loss clinic and/or licensed medical professional to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Endocrinologists are licensed medical professionals who specialize in the endocrine system, hormones, and the diseases that result from hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance can often cause hair loss, so it is common for this type of physician to see patients who suffer with thinning, shedding, or balding. They do not specialize in hair restoration, however.

Dermatologists are licensed medical professionals who provide specialized care for the skin, nails, and hair. Physicians who are Board Certified in Dermatology are the most qualified to diagnose the root cause of hair loss and provide an effective treatment recommendation.

Why See a Hair Transplant Surgeon?

A hair transplant surgeon is a medically licensed dermatologist who has completed both medical school and a minimum 5-year residency, during which rigorous surgical training is completed. Here are a few reasons why patients should see a hair transplant surgeon for a hair loss diagnosis:

  1. Hair transplant surgeons are Board Certified in Dermatology, the only medical specialty with certified residency training in hair loss and scalp diseases.
  2. In addition to surgical hair restoration, hair transplant surgeons offer non-surgical methods of hair loss treatment that include medications (Rogaine®, Propecia®) and FDA-approved Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices.
  3. As a specialist, they keep up with new techniques and transplant technologies that continually improve patient experience and results.
  4. Surgeons can also be members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, an internationally-recognized organization of more than 1,000 elite surgeons in over 60 countries worldwide. ISHRS is committed to advancing the highest standards of medical treatment and ethics, ensuring hair loss sufferers always receive professional hair loss treatment and an unparalleled patient experience.

Finding a Miami Specialist and Hair Loss Clinic

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we represent South Florida’s finest transplant surgeons, registered nurses, microscopists, and staff. We hold your pursuit of a full head of natural, healthy hair in the highest regard. To learn more about our Institute:

Readers are also invited to call our front desk directly at 305-925-0222.

What is Alopecia Barbae?

What is Alopecia BarbaeThe condition alopecia barbae is a very specific form of alopecia, or hair loss. Whereas traditional alopecia areata describes a condition in which hair loss occurs throughout the body, alopecia barbae describes hair loss that occurs in the beard. For this reason, alopecia barbae is noticeable only amongst men, as lower levels of testosterone in women typically prevent the formation of facial hair (specifically beards) altogether.

November is the perfect time to raise awareness for this unique condition, as this month ignites the launch of two body-hair-awareness movements that rally the world together in admiration of beards, mustaches, and other exceptional displays of follicular assets. The first campaign is No Shave November; the second is Mustache November, or Movember for short.

No matter which movement you identify with, these two awareness campaigns give participants a platform to showcase their beards and natural hair growth. As the month progresses, participants gather donations from friends, family, and curious individuals from across the globe, all to benefit charities of their choice.

Bald Patches in Beards

It may shock the masses, but bald patches in beards are common among men. Bald patches can appear under the chin as well as throughout the sides of the neck, cheeks, and along the upper lip/mustache region.

Are Beard Transplants an Option?

Beard transplants are indeed an option for men who wish to reverse the signs of thinning or balding patches. In fact, British surgeons report seeing a surge in men requesting surgical beard restoration over the past year (i). In the UK, hair transplant is reported as the most common form of cosmetic surgery for men. Men seeking beard transplants often inquire about a specific look, referencing the famous facial hair of Hollywood A-listers like Brad Pitt.

How Does a Beard Transplant Work?

A beard transplantation procedure works in much the same way as transplant procedure that is performed to restore the scalp. Things begin with a hair loss consultation, during which the patient meets with a qualified hair loss professional to determine the likely cause of hair loss and plan an effective treatment regimen.

After making sure the patient is a candidate for a beard transplant, the surgeon will specify a donor area from which hair will be extracted for the procedure. The donor area typically resides along the rear or side regions of the patient’s scalp, areas known to provide quality donor hair with little threat of balding in the future.

Once hair is extracted, surgeons transplant individual follicular units to restore bald areas and create a natural-looking beard.

Learn More About Hair Transplant Procedures

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, it is our pleasure to provide men and women with the most comprehensive methodology and treatment technologies for treating hair loss. Most recently, our hair loss Institute became 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the first FDA-approved hair transplant robot, the ARTAS® System.

Our team represents South Florida’s finest surgeons, nurses, technicians, and staff. We hold patients’ pursuit of a fuller, more natural head of hair in the highest regard, and we invite you to schedule a hair loss consultation online or call our practice directly at 877-443-9070.


(i) “Beard Implants Growing.” Daily Mail. Accessed 3 November 2013.

ISHRS Hair Loss Statistics

ISHRS Hair Loss StatisticsIt is estimated that 530 million American men and women suffer with signs of thinning, shedding, or balding. According to recent statistics gathered by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), a majority of individuals choose to accept the state of their hair and live a life plagued with the unhappiness, social anxiety, and diminished self confidence. Yet statistics gathered by the ISHRS demonstrate that individuals who suffer with hair loss are ready and willing to make serious sacrifices to regain the hair of their youth. These hair loss statistics also illustrate that hair transplant surgery might be Americans’ best bet for overcoming the profoundly negative side effects of hair loss.

Below are the top hair loss statistics presented by the ISHRS in the publication, 2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey. For a full copy of this report, readers are invited to visit the URL in the Sources section at the end of this article.

Hair Loss Statistics Every Man and Woman Should Know

1. About 25% of Americans said that hair loss made them feel either less attractive or self conscious.

When it comes down to it, both men and women feel the social insecurity of hair loss. According to the ISHRS report, men were more likely to feel “less attractive” because of hair loss. Overall, younger people were most likely to feel either “less attractive” or “self conscious” with visible signs of balding.

2. Less than 5% of respondents said hair loss did not bother them.

It’s no surprise that so many men and women do feel bothered by hair loss. Hair is one of the first things we notice about another person, and many individuals associate attractive hairstyles with the formation of a good first impression. What is surprising, however, is just how small the percentage of men and women who are not bothered by hair loss at all. At 5%, this statistic demonstrates how far-reaching the negative mental and emotional side effects of hair loss can be.

3. About 73% of respondents said they would trade a personal possession for more hair.

It’s clear that men and women are prepared to make serious sacrifices to preserve their luscious locks, as evidenced by the 7 in 10 (73.1%) respondents who said they would trade a “treasured personal possession” for a shot at more hair.

4. About 50% of men and women say noticeable hair loss is a physical trait that makes them feel the most self conscious.

A majority of both men and women agree that signs of thinning, shedding, or balding hair make them feel more self conscious than most other traits. Specifically, respondents said hair loss made them feel more self conscious than being overweight, having skin or complexion problems, or having crooked teeth.

5. Nearly half of respondents would rather have more hair than friends or money.

When it comes to making serious life changes, nearly half of men and women agree they would rather have more hair (43.2%) than money or friends.

6. A majority (61.9%) of men and women felt having more hair would translate to greater success in advancing their career.

Whereas most of the aforementioned statistics have illustrated how men and women feel about their own hair loss, this statistic demonstrates how individuals feel they are perceived by others. When asked whether or not more hair might lead to a more successful career, 67.6% of younger respondents and 59.3% of older respondents said yes.

7. Of all respondents, only about 26% cited unnatural appearance as the reason they would hesitate to have a hair transplant procedure.

If you’re concerned that a hair transplant might look unnatural or “pluggy,” it’s probably the result of 1980s and 90s pop culture. Americans are beginning to understand that hair restoration and transplant technologies have significantly evolved since the 80s, as evidenced by this particular statistic. To learn more, readers may wish to read our article on the evolution of hair loss treatment.

8. Over 85% of respondents could not identify a patient who had a transplant operation.

This statistic illustrates a vital truth: Most Americans cannot tell whether or not a person has received a transplant, even if the photos are displayed right in front of them (as they were in this study). This is encouraging for individuals who may quickly dismiss the idea of a transplant for fear public embarrassment or ridicule, demonstrating instead that today’s technologies and procedures are nearly undetectable.

9. Over 65% of participants said patients who had a transplant procedure looked younger, healthier, and more attractive.

In addition to being nearly undetectable, hair transplants seem to produce results that are aesthetically pleasing. When presented with patients’ before and after photos, a majority of respondents (65%) said patients looked “younger,” “healthier,” and “more attractive” after their procedure.

This health report has been produced by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. For additional information on our Institute, including hair loss evaluation and consultation services, readers are invited to contact our office directly at 1-877-443-9070.

Sources for this report include:

(i) “2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey.” International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. Accessed 17 June 2013.

Losing Hair? You Could Have Hypertension

Losing Hair? You Could Have HypertensionHair transplant surgeons often encourage patients to monitor their hair for signs of thinning, shedding, and loss. Keeping tabs on hair health is about more than preserving appearance, however. An ever-growing body of research indicates that hair health is intricately tied to overall mental, physical, and emotional wellness. From stress-related shedding to loss caused by overzealous styling, there are a number of well-documented ways in which lifestyle can negatively (or positively) affect hair health.

Most recently, researchers have identified a new connection between hair and heart health. A Japanese team of scientists has found a convincing correlation between hair loss and hypertension, a condition more commonly referred to as high blood pressure. The findings are the result of a study of nearly 38,000 men and women in which participants who suffered with hair loss, specifically pattern baldness, were about 32% more likely to also exhibit signs of hypertension (i).

Hair Loss & Health: Why Consulting a Physician is a Big Deal

Researchers say their findings are important for at least two reasons. First, the study provides a serious word of caution to young men and women who first begin to lose their hair. With such a strong correlation between hair loss and hypertension, individuals who experience hair loss are wise to consult a physician about their physical health. Hypertension causes blood pressure to rise, which also causes the heart to work harder to circulate blood. Over time, this can make a patient more prone to heart attack and stroke. Hypertension is also associated with arterial diseases, kidney disease, and shorter life expectancy. In addition to consulting a physician about these conditions, individuals who experience hair loss may also wish to have blood analysis conducted to assess hormonal health.

Second, researchers say this study, along with others, helps to spread awareness for the way in which hair can be an external barometer for internal health. Lead researcher Dr. Erling Thom explains (ii):

“Through our research with Nourkrin and female hair loss, we have discovered that there are many health issues for men and women that can actually be identified at an early stage through looking for hair loss and thinning hair […]”

In this way, monitoring one’s hair for signs of thinning or shedding can ultimately provide an early alert that a larger health issue exists. In turn, patients who understand the risks associated with hair loss are more likely to consult a physician when it occurs, prompting early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Erling elaborates:

“Losing hair is one of these very early signs [that your body is under stress from a disease], which up till now has not been treated with the respect it deserves, as a precursor to a more serious condition.”

This health report has been produced by the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. For additional information on our Institute, including hair loss evaluation and consultation services, readers are invited to contact our office directly at 1-877-443-9070.


(i) “Hair Loss Could Be a Sign of Hypertension.” Maidenhead Online. Accessed 1 June 2013.

(ii) See above.

A Decade in Review: Exciting Achievements in Hair Loss Research

A Decade in Review- Exciting Achievements in Hair Loss ResearchThe past decade has seen a number of exciting discoveries that have led to a fuller and richer understanding of hair loss. And while the availability of a hair loss cure is still many years away, physicians and patients alike are excited with these recent achievements in the study of hair growth, loss, and replacement.

Certainly, there are far too many hypotheses, studies, and research initiatives to list in a single health report. Even greater are the number of studies that are currently underway, the outcomes of which will remain largely unknown until each study is concluded, analyzed, re-tested, and published.  Nevertheless, we would like to take a moment to highlight a few of the decade’s most exciting achievements in hair loss research.

We invite our readers to browse the studies below and follow the Read More link for the original full-coverage reports, previously published on the Miami Hair Blog.

Vitamin D and Hair Growth

The first researcher to theorize about vitamin D’s role in promoting normal hair growth was Mark Haussler, a University of Arizona College of Medicine professor. In 1969, Mr. Haussler explained that the vitamin D receptor in hair follicles is “crucial for the generation of hair,” (i).

Nearly 3 decades later, American culture was swept by a catchy advertising campaign that spread awareness for vitamin D, calcium, and osteoporosis prevention. With the help of A-list celebrity endorsements and clever advertising language, the Got Milk? campaign successfully penetrated the minds of America’s youth, reminding them that milk is a fundamental part of healthy bone development.

Unfortunately, the link between hair health and vitamin D was never part of the advertising campaign and received little notice from mainstream media. Until now.

Read More: Researchers Find Vitamin D May Stimulate Hair Growth.

Hair Loss and Heart Disease

The idea that body health is holistic in nature is nothing new. Anyone who has experienced a common cold shortly after a time of great stress is well attuned to the concept that mental, emotion, and physical health are interrelated. The aforementioned example illustrates how emotional health can affect physical health, as stress (an emotional state) may lead to the breakdown and impairment of the immune system (a physical system), resulting in a cold.

In this way, health professionals believe that a specific illness may manifest itself in a number of different ways. Most recently, researchers have found that hair loss could be an outward-sign of serious cardiovascular issues.

Read More: Is Hair Loss a Sign of Heart Disease?

Treatment for Individuals with Alopecia Areata is ‘Favorable’

In Japan, researchers at the Tokyo Medical University have released new research indicating that individuals with alopecia areata have a ‘favorable’ prognosis across a variety of different treatment options. Researchers evaluated 1,030 patients for a 3-year period, taking note of the severity, improvement, and cure rate of the hair loss. At the end of the study, the research team found that patients who exhibited regeneration of vellus hairs also showed a significantly higher improvement in the reversal of general alopecia areata symptoms.

According to lead-researcher Dr. Masaki Uchiyama, M.D., the study provides strong evidence that the course of treatment for the patients did not have a “statistically significant influence” on the regeneration of their body hair (ii).

Read More: Treatment for Individuals with Alopecia Areata is Promising.

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Sources for this hair loss research report include:

(i) Wang, Shirley S. “The Search for a Baldness Cure.” 12 September 2012.

(ii) “Rapidly Progressive Alopecia Shows Favorable Prognosis.” Published on Accessed November 26th, 2012.