Why should a doctor measure miniaturization in the donor area before recommending a hair transplant?
Normally, the donor area contains hairs of very uniform diameter (called terminal hairs). In androgenetic hair loss, the action of DHT causes some of these terminal hairs to decrease in diameter and in length until they eventually disappear (a process referred to as “miniaturization”). These changes are seen initially as thinning and eventually lead to […]
Pfizer recently released Rogaine Foam, a hair loss treatment that features the active ingredient minoxidil. Rogaine Foam has a 5% minoxidil concentration like traditional Rogaine Extra Strength, so it is currently only available for use by men. A women’s formula is expected to hit shelves in the near future. Rogaine Foam comes in an aerosol […]
I want to finally start treating my hair loss after being in denial over it for the past year since I first noticed it. But I’m not very keen on taking a pill that will cause sexual side effects. I have been looking around the internet and I keep coming across websites that advertise herbal […]
I have severe dandruff and I believe that it has contributed to my hair loss. I want to have a hair transplant soon, but I’m worried that my dandruff problem may harm the transplant surgery results. Is this something I should worry about? I believe that your primary concern at this point would be to […]
Does Rogaine really increase hair growth? Does it have any side affects and where can I get Rogaine? In double blinded studies, that is where 50% of the patients used Rogaine and 50% used a fake medicine which contained no active ingredient, 15% of the men using Rogaine grew new hair versus those using the […]