Archives for October 2011

Ticomin Copper Peptide Products for Healthy Hair

Studies have demonstrated the positive effects of Triamino Copper Nutritional Complex™ on hair follicles! During the growth phase, the base of the hair follicle (dermal papilla) is richly endowed with substances such as collagen and various proteins. These substances are virtually absent during the resting phase. Copper has been shown to stimulate the cells responsible for … [Read more...]

How I Coped With Losing All Of My Hair — At 21

By: Georgia Van Cuylenburg: Actress, Comedian, Producer, Activist - Actress tells how she lost all her hair to Alopecia Areata. … [Read more...]

Areata – The Tricky Balding Disease

Alopecia areata comes in many forms.  It can occur in bands, round or oval patches, or with whole head and body balding.  What are even more unusual are the features that are usually only known to doctors who are interested in hair (like a hair surgeon or a dermatologist).  For instance, it is well-known that; Spare the White Hair: Different forms of areata seem to … [Read more...]

Alopecia Areata – Patchy Hair Loss with a Funny Name

Alopecia areata is an unusual disease; it causes hair loss in patterns that can be distinct, and in patterns that can mimic almost any other pattern of alopecia (hair loss) including androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss).  Because of this, most patients have never heard of it and, if they have it, have trouble figuring out what it is.  (A good resource for overall … [Read more...]

Alopecia – Hair Loss by a Funny Name

When most people think of hair loss, they think of a man or woman with typical “pattern” hair loss.  Doctors call this “alopecia.”  In particular, male and female pattern hair loss is known as “androgenetic alopecia.”*  There are other types of alopecia, though. Generally speaking, if hair loss occurs in the typical male or female pattern, androgenetic alopecia is the … [Read more...]

Hair Loss in Kids

Baldness or hair loss is usually something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person may be sick or just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause hair loss. People can … [Read more...]

Malignant Melanoma and hair loss.

Melanoma is an aggressive and potentially deadly form of skin cancer that typically arises initially on the skin and can be readily recognizable. It can also initially manifest in the eye or mouth. Hair loss related to Melanoma typically is a result of the treatment of the condition, either as a direct result from surgery, If the lesion is on the scalp, or more commonly … [Read more...]

Diagnosising Hair Loss – Tips and Tricks for the Home Investigator

Androgenetic alopecia – also known as pattern hair loss, can happen to anyone.  It is most likely to occur in men starting in their late teens through their fourth or fifth decade, and in a woman from her teen years into post-menopause years.  Despite how common it is, it can be difficult to diagnose.  If you think you might be at risk, here are a few simple ways to help … [Read more...]