Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in a photo or security camera and thought, who is that bald guy? Only to realize—that bald guy is you!
In Observation of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: Cancer and Hair Loss from a Different Angle
About a year ago, we published an entry on the hair blog addressing the question, “Does Cancer Cause Hair Loss?” This week, in observation of National Prostate Health Month (September) and Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (Sept. 17-24), we’re revisiting the connection between cancer and hair loss. But instead of considering cancer as a cause of hair loss (which it usually isn’t), we’re investigating hair loss as a possible indicator of a specific type of cancer—prostate.
Taking Action Against Pattern Hair Loss
At the first sign of thinning or after years of dealing with baldness, many men take to the internet to research restoration options.
First, visit your dermatologist (a better option than your PCP for hair loss), to find out if the problem is rooted in genetics or something else. Your next step is a hair restoration specialist.
Last Week’s Hair Blog Takeaway: Hair Loss in Women is Quite Common
On last week’s blog, we set out to answer the question: Is hair loss tougher and more difficult for men or women? Unsurprisingly, there is heated debate between the sexes, so we weren’t able to completely answer this complex question, hence, part 2.
Hair Loss is Traumatic For Either Gender
In regards to hair loss, there’s little doubt the process is traumatic for men and women alike.
Low-Level Laser Light Therapy for Hair Loss: Because Lasers Aren’t Just for Sci-Fi & Warfare
If you’re a Star Wars fan, the word “lasers” might conjure sci-fi-related imagery—maybe a bushy-haired Harrison Ford striking one of his iconic Han Solo poses, as he draws his laser pistol on Greedo of Tatooine?
With this week’s hair blog, we report on yet another accidental discovery recently made in the world of hair loss research. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have discovered that a specialized type of immune cell normally associated with inflammation also plays a vital role in stimulating stem cells within the skin to promote hair-follicle regrowth.
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.