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PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF HAIR LOSS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

01.07.2009 in GENERAL HAIR LOSS

Androgenetic Alopecia
Most cases of hair loss are due to androgenetic alopecia. Fifty percent of men by age 50 years and 40% of women by menopause have some degree of Androgenetic Alopecia. Hair loss is gradual, with miniaturization of genetically programmed hair follicles.

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Uptake, metabolism, and conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone by 5-alpha-reductase is increased in balding hair follicles. Androgenetic Alopecia appears different in men as compared with women. In men with Androgenetic Alopecia, hair loss occurs in the fronto-temporal regions and on the vertex of the scalp, depending on severity. In female Androgenetic Alopecia patients, it is more diffuse and located centroparietally. The frontal hairline is usually intact in women.

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In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Botox is a cure for baldness

23.06.2009 in GENERAL HAIR LOSS

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By JANE HAMILTON

Published: Today

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BALDING Brits may be offered a cure for their thinning thatches – injections of Botox.

The toxic chemicals are generally used to smooth out wrinkles, but scientists have found they can cause hair to regrow.

The treatment was discovered by accident by a US plastic surgeon. Dr Simon Ourian was trying to cure headaches suffered by his cancer-victim mum after chemotherapy.

After injecting Botox into her scalp, he was stunned to see her hair regrow.

Baldness is caused by the hair follicles shrinking, so no new ones are produced. But Botox dilates the blood vessels, which allows nutrients to the hair shaft and stimulates new growth.

Dr Ourian has tested on volunteers for three years at his Beverly Hills practice. The treatment needs repeated injections, but he saw a “dramatic” difference after one session.

He said: “I was happily surprised. As hair loss is a significant source of insecurity, there was no shortage of volunteers.”

Botox is the medical name for botulinum toxin – a powerful natural poison. It was developed to stop eye muscle spasms but is commonly used as an anti-wrinkle treatment as it paralyses facial muscles.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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I HAVE HAIR LOSS. I WANT TO TREAT IT AND KEEP MY HAIR. THERE ARE SO MANY TREATMENTS THAT SAY THEY WORK. WHAT REALLY WORKS. WHAT SHALL I BUY?

15.06.2009 in GENERAL HAIR LOSS, HAIR LOSS PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

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Talk to any adult and chances are that he or she will admit to worrying about losing hair. The problem of falling hair can plague just about anyone at any point of time. And companies are aware of the huge market out there for products that help you keep your hair. Walk into any department store and every second hair product you pick up will claim its use will reduce hair loss and help grow a thick, healthy head of hair. But do all these products really work?

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That depends on why you are losing hair. It is natural for a person to lose, on an average, 100 hairs every day. These hairs are replaced naturally, but if that many hairs show up on your comb it can be worrisome. That does not mean, however, that you are suffering from hair loss. Hair loss means losing so many hairs a day that they cannot be replaced. This is normally a genetic problem.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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What Is Natural Hair Loss? Am I Going Bald?

01.06.2009 in GENERAL HAIR LOSS

We each have about 100,000 hairs on the scalp and it’s normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs from the head each day.

Hair is made in tiny pouches in the skin called hair follicles. Most scalp hairs last three years and grow 1cm a month.

After about three years, each hair on the scalp comes to the end of its life and falls out. The hair follicle rests for a short while and then makes a new hair.

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Hair loss is thought to affect 10 million men and eight million women in the UK, but there are no definitive figures available.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Possible Cure for Baldness

13.05.2009 in GENERAL HAIR LOSS, YOUTUBE

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For every true hair loss story, there are more than a handful of myths.

We’ve selected some of our favourites. See what you think.

“I should look at my mother’s family to see if I am going to lose my hair – the gene comes from the maternal side.”
Hereditary hair loss can be passed on by either parent, although the strongest influence is on the maternal side. The gene or genes responsible for this have not yet been identified and the pattern of inheritance is complex. If hair loss runs in the family, it is likely that you too will be affected. However there are other reasons for hair loss apart from heredity.

“If you wash your hair too often you will go bald.”
Frequent shampooing has no effect, positive or negative, on hereditary hair loss. But it is important to take good care of the hair you have.

“If I take special dietary supplements I can prevent hair loss.”
In most cases, hair loss is due to your genes and the way that your hair follicles respond to male hormones. Severe malnutrition can bring on hair loss but this is unrelated to hereditary hair loss. However, a poor diet can bring on predetermined hereditary hair loss earlier than expected.

“If I colour my hair it will fall out faster.”
Many hair treatments, such as bleaching and colouring, can be hard on your hair. If the treatments are too strong, they may cause the hair to break off near the scalp, but no treatments will cause hereditary hair loss.

“Losing an average of 40-100 hairs a day is normal – they just grow back again.”
This is true for people who don’t have male pattern baldness, and the hairs that fall out will soon be replaced by new ones. If you’re suffering from hereditary hair loss, those hairs often come from follicles that are shrinking and the new hairs emerging from these follicles will be thinner. Eventually the follicles shut down and no longer produce any hairs at all.

“I can increase the number of follicles on my scalp by using drugs.”
No. The number of hair follicles you have is completely out of your control – it’s hereditary. There is currently no drug on the market that will alter the quantity of hair follicles on your head.

“Cutting or shaving my hair will make it grow back thicker and faster.”
No. Hair grows at an average rate of half an inch per month. Each hair shaft is slightly thicker at its base compared to its tip, so hair can appear thicker for about a week after it has been cut. However, cutting hair has absolutely no effect on each hair’s thickness or the number of hairs that will sprout from the follicles.

“Blow-drying can cause hair loss.”
No. But it can dry, burn and damage hairs that may then fall out. If you’re suffering from hereditary hair loss, the new hairs that grow are often thinner and less visible than the ones they are replacing.

“Bald men are sexier.”
There is little evidence of excess levels of testosterone or related hormones in bald men. The belief that baldness makes you more virile than a man with a full head of hair is, unfortunately, without scientific foundation.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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