Hair Restoration and the Scarred Scalp

Baldness (alopecia) secondary to certain dermatologic diseases or scalp injury and subsequent scarring is called cicatricial or scarring alopecia. In medical terminology a scar is called a cicatrix.
 

Emotional Stress

Extreme emotional stress, like losing a loved one, can play a huge part in the shedding of hair especially in women.  Some women lose hair at an alarming rate when under these conditions.
 

Alopecia Sufferer launches campaign

Alopecia sufferer Jayne Waddell establishes campaign to raise funds for more medical research into Alopecia.
 

VIDEO: Diets, Nutritional Supplements and Hair Loss

Changes in diet and certain nutritional supplements can cause hair loss. Undertaking a diet can cause changes in your hair density, including hair loss, and the components of some nutritional supplements, used for instance by athletes, can aggravate hair loss.
 

VIDEO: Is There Such a Thing As Temporary Hair Loss?

Sometimes you lose your hair or shed hair for no reason or after pregnancy, general shock to your body such as surgery or a bad illness. Dr. Bernard Nusbaum talks about various causes for temporary hair loss and natural recovery.
 

VIDEO: The Emotional Toll of Traumatic Hair Loss

Dr. Jennifer Martinick discusses how youth, vitality and sexuality are all associated with healthy hair. When a patient loses their hair, whether it's a case of male baldness or female baldness, they feel robbed of those atributes. Hair transplantation can bring back self confidence!
 

VIDEO: Male and Female Pattern Baldness: Genetics, Stress & Hair Loss

Dr. Sharon Keene talks causes of Androgenic Alopecia.  After the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that just having a particular gene doesn't mean you will have that disease or carry a particular trait. Genes have to be active and the study of Epigenetics looks into those factors, many being environmental. 
 

Video: Hair Styles That Can Cause Hair Loss

Dr. Sharon Keene discusses how varing hair styles can be a contributing factor in hair thinning and hair loss.
Popular styles like hair extensions, tight pony tails or braids and dreadlocks all cause tension and trauma to the hair folicle.
 

Why am I losing my hair?

Dr. Kenneth Washenik breaks down the process in answering the question, "why am I losing my hair" and provides some general principals to follow.

 

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