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Expectation for Laser Therapy Results

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As you probably know, one of the treatments for hair loss that actually works is low-level laser therapy or LLLT. This kind of treatment for hair loss is approved by the FDA, it’s painless, and it’s noninvasive. People often wonder what to expect for laser therapy results, and what kind of a timeline they can look forward to. So, here’s what to expect. First...

Hypertension and Hair Loss

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is definitely associated with or correlated with hair loss, but whether hypertension causes hair loss is not completely clear. Can High Blood Pressure Cause Hair Loss? Especially within men, there is a strong link between losing your hair and hypertension, or high blood pressure. As to the actual science itself, there really isn't much concrete evidence out there that...

Are Hair Transplants Safe for Teenagers?

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A growing number of teenagers are interested in surgical hair restoration, and it’s easy to see why. The procedure is relatively painless, produces results that look almost entirely natural, and has begun to experience positive PR from athletes and celebrities on social media. On the downside, however, hair transplants can be very expensive. Moreover, getting a hair transplant during your teenage years can make...

5 Myths About Laser Hair Restoration

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Laser hair restoration is a relatively new treatment option for men and women who suffer with hair loss. Like many new technologies, laser therapy is sometimes misunderstood. Moreover, information is published and shared more quickly than ever in today’s increasingly digital world. Misinformation spreads after just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, making it sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction. Below are just...

When Hair Follicles Go Dormant

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A growing number of hair loss studies are focusing on hair follicles and dormancy, a phenomenon in which the follicle enters into a resting phase and never reemerges. This dormancy is one of several factors that may contribute to hair loss, a condition that affects nearly 2 in 3 men and more than 20 million women in the United States alone. Once dormant, hair...

Do Laser Caps Really Work?

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Laser caps are designed to nourish hair follicles with low-level laser energy, a special spectrum of laser light that is both cool-to-the-touch and non-destructive. This type of cold laser light does not ablate or destroy tissue. Rather, it gently permeates throughout the cell, inducing a series of chemical reactions that produce energy. This process is called phototherapy, and it is the main mechanism through...

Alcohol, Heavy Drinking, & Hair Loss

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Heavy drinking is never a good idea. Aside from the long-term risks – alcoholism, drunk driving, and liver disease included – long-term binge drinking takes a detrimental toll on your appearance and emotional health. Heavy drinkers may also suffer from premature or unexpected hair loss. Consider the following ways alcohol and hair loss correlate: Nutritional Deficiencies from Heavy Drinking Alcohol contains empty calories. Notwithstanding...

Understanding Hair Growth Stages

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Many of you have probably heard of three stages of hair growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen. But there are actually four stages, and the fourth stage is exogen. These stages are a cycle. The hair starts to grow, grows, rests, undergoes some follicle changes to prepare for shedding, and then falls out, and then the follicle starts the cycle anew. Every hair on your...

Hair Loss Treatment: Can Meditation Help Reduce Hair Loss?

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Suffering from losing hair or thinning hair is stressful. Excessive worrying and stress can contribute to increased anxiety resulting in more hair loss. It's a vicious cycle, doomed to repeat itself unless you do something to reduce your stress. Meditation may be an effective hair loss treatment for both men and women. By creating an outlet, meditation can help to reduce the body’s response...