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Can Rogaine for Hair Loss Be Used on Other Parts of the Body?
Monday, September 18, 2017
Rogaine has only been tested and FDA approved for hair loss on the scalp, more specifically, the balding crown. However, since unwanted body hair growth has been found to be a reported side effect especially in women who use the stronger 5% minoxidil, in my opinion, Rogaine can and may enhance body hair growth by making it thicker and darker. Read Entire Article

Is Proscar Better than Propecia for Hair Loss?
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Proscar is a drug used for the treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH). The drug contains finasteride, the same active ingredient as the hair loss treatment Propecia. The only difference between the two is that Propecia contains 1mg finasteride while Proscar contains 5mg finasteride. Read Entire Article

Avodart, Proven More Effective than Propecia for Hair Loss?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
While Avodart was not manufactured or marketed for the purpose of treating hair loss, its active ingredient dutasteride may just be more effective in treating male pattern hair loss than finasteride, the active ingredient in Propecia. Propecia (which contains finasteride) has been clinically tested and approved by the FDA for treating hair loss. But unlike finasteride, dutasteride works to inhibit both type I and II 5-alpha-reductase enzymes preventing the formation of even more DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Finasteride only blocks type II, making dutasteride more potent. Read Entire Article

What is the Recommended Dosage of Finasteride for Hair Loss?
Friday, July 14, 2017
To date, Propecia, which contains the active ingredient finasteride is still the only FDA approved DHT inhibitor or antiandrogen treatment for hair loss. Finasteride however, can be found in medications other than Propecia like Proscar. Proscar is typically prescribed for BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia - an enlarged prostrate. Propecia, the actual hair loss treatment contains 1mg of finasteride while Proscar contains 5mg... Read Entire Article

Recent Discovery May Lead to New Hair Loss Treatments
Thursday, July 13, 2017
In May of this year, researchers at the University of California San Francisco published the results of a hair growth study suggesting that defects in ​regulatory T cells or "tregs" could play a role in male pattern baldness as well as other forms of alopecia hair loss. Read Entire Article

Real Hair Regrowth Solutions for Hair Loss and Scam Awareness
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
While many balding men and women alike have been and continue to wait for a hair loss cure to be discovered, a few solutions exist that can restore hair to thinning and even completely bald areas. Regrowing hair in completely bald areas is extremely rare even with proven hair loss treatment options like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). However, today's state of the art surgical hair restoration in the hands of an experienced surgeon is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas and produce an appearance so natural that even hairstylists can't detect them. Read Entire Article

Dr. Bessam Farjo and Dr. Bill Parsley, More Than Doctors: They Are Hair Restoration Heroes!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dr Bessam Farjo is one of a group of 22 cyclists who will ride from Venice to Milan to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restore. This group of hair transplant surgeons and support staff, are going to push themselves for 60 miles per day for 4 days, for a total of 240 miles, in support of this worthwhile cause. Read Entire Article

What Causes Hair Loss?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hair loss can be caused by a number of possible conditions. Though the most common type of thinning hair is androgenic alopecia, a genetic condition caused by the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a number of other non-genetic factors can be at play that are worth evaluating. Only then can a proper hair loss treatment be recommended. Read Entire Article

Have Cancer Researchers Found a Hair Loss Cure?
Monday, May 15, 2017
It seems like every year a new "potential hair loss cure" is announced. Most recently, scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced they may have stumbled across a future hair loss cure while studying how certain types of tumors grow. Read Entire Article

Hair Loss and How to Stop It
Monday, May 1, 2017
While many men and women accept thinning hair as a natural part of the aging process, others experience high levels of anxiety and depression. While there is no cure for hair loss, FDA approved and proven non-surgical hair loss treatments such as Propecia and Rogaine can slow down, stop and even reverse hair loss. Propecia however, is only for men and neither drug is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas. Moreover, these drugs work much more effectively on those who just started losing their hair. Read Entire Article

Is It Safe to Use Rogaine (Minoxidil) after the Age of 49?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
There is a rumor among hair loss sufferers that Rogaine (minoxidil) is not safe for use by men over the age of 49. Where does this rumor come from and is there any truth to it? Read Entire Article

Which Hair Loss Treatments Really Work?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
To date, the only FDA approved treatments proven effective to treat genetic hair loss include Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). When used together, these two drugs are said to have a synergistic effect and significantly increase the chances of slowing down, stopping or even reversing the effects of male pattern hair loss. But how do these drugs work? Read Entire Article

Hair Loss Cure? Discovery of PGD2 (Prostaglandin D2) Brings Hope For Ending Hair Loss
Monday, April 10, 2017
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may soon have hair loss sufferers jumping for joy. Scientists at the university announced that they have identified unusually high concentrations of the lipid (fatty acid) compound called Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) in non-hair bearing areas of balding scalps. Investigating further, they determined that PGD2 appears to inhibit hair growth when binding to the GPR44 receptor. Read Entire Article

Is Historgen's Hair Stimulating Complex (HSC) Hair Loss Treatment Still in Development?
Thursday, April 6, 2017
It's been a few years since we last reported on Histogen's Hair Stimulating Complex (HSC) hair loss treatment. Though Histogen's website still details the highly anticipated treatment, specifics regarding current trials and a potential release date have been difficult to verify. Read Entire Article

Hair Loss Treatment: Is Scalp Micropigmentation a Legitimate Hair Restoration Solution?
Monday, March 27, 2017
Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is a process where a highly trained technician or physician utilizes a specialized (black or gray) pigmented ink and a tattooing tool to recreate the appearance of hair. During an SMP session, the practitioner uses the tattoo tool and pigmented ink to create thousands of tiny “dots” in specialized patterns on the scalp. When applied correctly, these dots recreate the appearance of three-dimensional, shortly cropped hair. Read Entire Article

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