If you’re considering a transplant procedure, it’s normal to wonder how others might react to your new look. What might friends, family or co-workers say? Would they say anything? Would they notice? What if they notice but don’t say anything for fear of offending you?
The Last Boys of Summer Play Their Way Into The 2017 World Series
We see numerous sports fans at the Limmer HTC and for baseball fans, the shifting of summer into fall is a magical time. It’s a time when the remaining Boys of Summer run, swing, throw, and catch their way onto baseball’s grandest stage: The Fall Classic.
Counting Scalp Hairs with Friends: An Introduction to Hair Density
When was the last time you asked a friend to look at a one-inch-square area of your scalp and meticulously count each strand of hair? Sounds like a great party game, doesn’t it?
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.
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.
In regards to hair loss, there’s little doubt the process is traumatic for men and women alike.
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.