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Clinical Studies for the Treatment of Male Pattern Baldness

Many times you will see a product for treating male pattern baldness that claim that it is effective and safe based on ‘clinical studies’.  What you don’t know though, is what do they mean by clinical studies?     In order for any study to claim effectiveness for male pattern baldness has to be conducted under what are called Good Clinical Practices (GCP).  GCP guidelines include protection of human rights...

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The Impact of Male Pattern Baldness on Men’s Lives

Male pattern baldness is a common condition affecting over 50 million men in the United States, and over 100 million men around the world.  Male pattern baldness can cause tremendous psychological damage to many, many men, and in some cases can interfere with career advancement or job prospects. If you are experiencing male pattern baldness, it is understandable that it can make you self-conscious, cause anxiety, or make you insecure,...

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Using Topical Drugs – A ‘Double-Edged Sword’

Most people when deciding to treat themselves with a topical drug for conditions of skin and hair (or on the recommendation of their physician), do not realize that use of many of  these drugs also can cause internal side effects from their use.  Many drugs used topically are also absorbed into the blood stream from the skin.  As an example, corticosteroids taken internally for a vast number of medical conditions, can cause adrenal...

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The Classification of Hair Loss In Women

We read all the time about the Norwood Hamilton Classification of Hair Loss in males, but we don’t read too much about how female pattern hair loss is classified. The original Ludwig Classification of Hair Loss was a simple 3 grade system that did not depict distinctions in hair loss severity as did the 12 grade system depicted in the Norwood Hamilton Classification of hair loss in males. Ludwig Classification...

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Famous People with Hair Loss

We all know that from time in memoriam, people who experienced hair loss have tried all sorts of remedies to regrow their hair. However, what may not be apparent is that so many important, historical figures were bald, and they have left a lasting impression on society. Here are a few of them.

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Shaving Your Head When Baldness Occurs

We think that many, many men will not agree that “Going bald has never been so beautiful”. They want their hair back to not be bald anymore! We recently saw an article in the Wall Street Journal of October 23-24, entitled, ‘THE SHORN IDENTITY – Going bald has never been so beautiful’. The article describes how men have taken the step of shaving their heads when their hair lines recede.

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