Thanks to ever advancing technology in the world of hair loss, there are more non-surgical options than ever to help prevent a thinning scalp, and one of the newer ways is PRP Therapy, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy.
As technology continues to progress in the world of hair restoration, new and innovative methods for treating hair loss are showing lots of promise. The techniques used in hair transplant procedures, the topical and oral medications, and the introduction of light as a way to stimulate hair growth have continued to push the limits of what we, as doctors, can do to help restore your hair to a healthier level.
Nothing’s easy about cancer or undergoing chemotherapy. However, as cancer-related research and technology advances, so do remedies developed to combat chemotherapy’s many side effects. One of these most dreaded side effects includes hair loss.
For both men and women, hair loss is one of the most challenging aspects of chemotherapy. Some people report having a harder time coping with hair loss than by losing a body part to cancer or even receiving the cancer diagnosis itself.
It’s been said that around 30% of men have experienced noticeable hair loss by the time they reach 30 years of age. Many of these men opt to start using hair loss medication in order to combat this onset of male pattern baldness.
As with any medications, there may be some side effects associated with the use of hair loss medication – of which erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of them. In 2017, scientists from Northwestern University set out to find if a sizable portion of men continue to suffer from ED after stopping the hair loss drugs.
While the negative sexual side effects of these drugs are well-known and publicized, the media misinterpreted a portion of this study and came out with some pretty sensational claims.
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.
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.