What you should know when considering FUE hair transplantation.

What is FUE? Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a specific method used to remove donor hair follicles for transplantation. Individual follicular units are extracted one at a time from the back and sides of the scalp leaving tiny round scars about 1mm around. Follicular Units may be extracted using a variety of incision techniques including manual, power assisted and … [Read more...]

Balding – What you can do to slow it down without a doctor?

When men realize they may be experiencing hair loss, it is an unsettling moment.  Most guys, even though they have the genetics for hair loss in their family, believe that balding will skip them somehow.  Even worse, the relentless progression of hair loss is tough to wrap one’s mind around, so even if you can see evidence of hair loss, most people believe that it will … [Read more...]

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Lexicon Alopecia: Hair loss.  This is the diagnostic term that doctors use. Androgenetic Alopecia: Pattern hair loss in either men or women.  Caused by genetics and androgens (hence the name).  Also sometimes termed androgenic alopecia. Scarring Alopecia: Also known as cicatricial alopecias, this is a group of hair loss disorders that is more likely … [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...]

FDA Approved Treatments for Hair Loss

Propecia and Rogaine In the past 20 years, a revolution in treatment for hair loss has occurred.  Not only have doctors started to decode the actual causes of hair loss, but pharmacologic treatments – medicines for balding – also have been found and proven to actually work.  You have heard of these drugs, finasteride (also known as Proscar or Propecia), and minoxidil … [Read more...]

Top Five Little-Known Causes of Female Hair Loss

What even some doctors don’t know Are you a woman who is losing her hair?  Are you wondering what might be causing it?  If you have been to see your regular doctor about this problem, or even if you have done a little research on the Internet, you have probably noticed that a lot of different opinions.  Here is a list of five things you (and maybe your doctor) did not … [Read more...]