We start today’s hair blog with a strange question: What is Neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis Type 1 is a rare hereditary disease that causes multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of nerves and skin (neurofibromas) patches of abnormal skin color (birth marks) but may also cause tumors in the brain, eyes, breast, bones etc. Now you might be wondering, “What does research into Neurofibromatosis have to do with balding and hair loss research in general?” Good question.
Do you see more hairs in your hands when you shampoo? Are you watching your precious hairs go down the shower drain? Are you pulling more hairs out of your brush?
If you’re worried about hair loss, maybe you’re starting to think about hair restoration. Is a hair transplant right for you? What other options besides surgery are available? You know there are a few hair-loss drugs, but don’t know much about them.
Bob and Joe: Two Hypothetical Hair Transplant Surgery Scenarios
Suppose you have a close friend who recently underwent a hair transplant procedure. We’ll call him ‘Bob.’ Bob told you beforehand about his hair transplant. You see Bob often, and a few months after his procedure, you still don’t perceive any difference in his hair. You’re starting to wonder if Bob’s results were worth the hassle and expense.
Many prospective hair transplant patients want to know the level of risk involved with a hair transplant procedure. It’s a good question. So just how risky is hair transplant surgery? The short answer is that, compared to other types of surgical procedures, hair transplant surgery carries relatively low risk. Since the procedure is done while you’re awake and the post-operative period is very predictable, the risk is minimal.
According to a recent study published in the Journal PLOS Genetics and reported by WebMD, a group of researchers in Scotland have successfully found 287 genetic “coding regions” linked to severe hair loss in men. Researchers performed genetic analysis of 52,000 subjects, ages 40-69, making this the largest study of its type to date.
Are you brushing flakes off your shirt? Have you tried anti-dandruff shampoo? Do you worry that these flakes are leading to your hair loss? The answer is, maybe. There is run of the mill “dandruff” which is simply dry scalp and then there is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to hair loss.
Eyebrow hair loss can occur for many reasons – age, over plucking, thyroid disease, or even trauma. But when it comes to losing your eyebrow hair, there are a number of things you can do to help make it less noticeable. You can leave it as is and let nature run its course; you can fill your brows in with makeup; or you can opt for a more long-term fix.
In this article, we’ll explore two of the most common, longer-lasting options–eyebrow transplants and microblading.
When it comes to female hair restoration, there are a few things to take into consideration when determining if you are a good candidate for the procedure. When you being to lose hair in certain areas of your head, you may not always have the surgical option to help increase the fullness that you once had. In the video above, Dr. Krejci discusses the various things that make up a good candidate for female hair transplant surgery and helps outline what you can expect from a procedure.
There are many different reasons why a person may lose their hair during a lifetime. Disease, medications, genetics, stress, or the unavoidable aging process, can all have a detrimental effect on a person’s hair. Those of you who’ve experienced hair loss have likely also experienced the feeling that you’re losing part of your identity. Well, you’re definitely not alone. Physically, hair is part of you, but it’s also part of the bigger you, the way you see yourself and how others perceive you.
What is attraction? What is attractiveness? When it comes to finding a partner, natural selection and evolution of humans share many similarities with the animal kingdom. The ultimate goal for advancing the species is making a reproductive choice that will benefit the collective gene pool, thus ensuring the future survival of the species. Whether humans realize it or not, they look for many of the same positive characteristics as other animal species.