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Aging and Hair Thinning

Have you ever wondered why as we age, hair can become thinner and finer, without evidence of overall pattern hair loss? This type of hair loss is called involutional or senescent alopecia which is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. With this type of alopecia there is a progressive decrease in the number of anagen follicles and a decrease in the thickness of the individual hairs. When this occurs,...

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Hair Loss and Hair Disorders Occurring From Internal and External Factors

The condition of the hair has been a concern to people since time immemorial. While no one dies from ‘old hair’, the condition of ones’ hair negatively impacts how a person feels about themselves and can have a negative impact on quality of life. Hair follicles are complex organs composed of the dermal papilla , dermal sheath , outer root sheath , inner root sheath  and hair shaft (see below). The...

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a devastating occurrence for men and women, and those who wish to take action to combat the condition, many times consider hair transplantation as an option.  Hair transplantation has come a long way since the procedure was first invented in the 1950’s, but this procedure for treating hair loss is still a surgical one, so careful deliberations have to take place as to whether the procedure...

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Hair Growth Laser Light Therapy to Treat Hair Loss Explained

Early Beginnings of Hair Growth Laser Laser Light Therapy Shortly after the discovery of lasers in the 1960s many scientists realized that laser therapy had the potential to successfully treat many medical conditions. In 1967, Endre Mester, from Hungary, saw that by applying laser light to the backs of shaven mice that hair grow back more quickly than in unshaved mice. This marked the beginning of research into the use...

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Hair Loss Infographic from HairMax

This Hair Loss Infographic on the HairMax below provides quick and useful information on the number of men and women with hair loss, and lists the only 3 products on the market that have FDA imprimatur.  The key message of this piece is that 1) hereditary hair loss will usually get worse over time, 2) the condition is treatable and 3) that you can take action NOW to regrow your hair, rather than simply trying to...

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Results of Four Clinical Studies For Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss

In January 2014, the results of four clinical studies proving the efficacy of Low Level Laser Therapy in general, and the HairMax LaserComb in particular for treating male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss, was published in a peer review medical journal. The title of the article is, Efficacy and Safety of a Low-level Laser Device in the Treatment of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Multicenter, Randomized,...

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