Monday, August 23, 2010

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation

(NAAF) has one thing on its mind: hair loss. The NAAF focuses exclusively on one type of hair loss, alopecia areata, and provides various support for both sufferers of alopecia areata and those who are seeking to cure and treat the disease.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia Areata is believed to be an autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system attacks hair follicles, causing hair loss. Two in a hundred people suffer from alopecia areata and it can affect anyone.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hair Loss in Children – The Most Common Causes

If you think hair loss in children is extremely rare, you’ll be surprised to learn it’s not that uncommon. Approximately three percent of all pediatric visits in the U.S. are related to children’s hair loss. Hair loss is difficult for most adults. When it comes to children, it’s heartbreaking.

The good news is that most children who suffer from hair loss can be successfully treated. The key is early and accurate diagnosis. That’s why it’s crucial to get pediatric advice from a medical professional as soon as hair loss is noticed.

There are a number of conditions that cause hair loss in children. Tinea capitis and alopecia areata are the most common.

Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp)

Tinea capitis is the single most common cause of hair loss in children and is brought on by a fungal infection. It causes patchy hair loss and broken hairs. Patches are usually round or oval but can take various shapes. Gray flakes may also be present.

It is treated with an oral antifungal medication taken for eight weeks along with Nizoral shampoo, which is used on the scalp 2-3 times per week. For treatment to succeed, this regimen must be followed precisely. Children using the treatment are not contagious.

Alopecia Areata

With alopecia areata, oval patches appear suddenly and they are completely bald and smooth. There is no inflammation, flaking, or broken hair. This condition affects one in a thousand children and twenty-five percent of these children will also have pitting and ridging of the nails.

Treatment is usually provided by a dermatologist and a large percentage of children will have all of their hair back within a year. None of the treatments currently available cure alopecia areata but they can help reverse the symptoms.

Other Conditions

Other conditions that may cause hair loss in children include trauma and telogen effluvium.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hair Loss in Children – Additional Causes and Treatments

Two most common causes of hair loss in children, tinea capitis and alopecia areata. Although those are the most likely causes, they are not the only ones. Trauma and a condition called telogen effluvium can also cause hair loss in the young.


Trauma to the hair shaft is often caused by traction, which is the result of tight braids and ponytails worn consistently. Trauma may also be caused by friction, such as when the head is constantly rubbing against a bed or wheelchair. Chemical burns are another form of trauma.

Trichotillomania is the habit of twirling and plucking the hair. It’s considered an obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is difficult to treat. It also causes trauma to the hair shaft.

If the actions that are causing trauma to the hair shaft can be eliminated, hair will usually re-grow.

Telogen effluvium

Hair follicles have long growth phases (two to six years), which are followed by brief transitional phases in which the follicle degenerates. Next, there is a resting phase (about three months) when the follicle is dormant. This is the final or telogen phase. After the telogen phase, the growth cycle starts all over. New hairs grow and push out old hair shafts.

At any given time, eighty to ninety percent of the follicles are in growth phase and five percent are in the transition phase. Ten to fifteen percent of follicles are in the telogen phase, which means 50-150 hairs are shed daily.

Children suffering from telogen effluvium have a hair growth cycle that is being interrupted, causing many or all hairs to be in the telogen (final or shedding) phase.

Telogen effluvium can be caused by high fevers, surgery under general anesthesia, an excess of vitamin A, severe stress or injuries, and use of certain prescription medications (such as accutane for acne).

While telogen effluvium is devastating and can be difficult to cope with, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. After whatever is causing the hair loss has passed or been eliminated, full and normal hair growth should begin again within six months to a year.

If your child is suffering with hair loss, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention and remember, contact The American Hair Loss Association before buying any product or service for the treatment of hair loss.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The History of Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery originated in Japan. In 1939, Dr. Okuda, a Japanese dermatologist developed a breakthrough process to restore hair loss caused by scalp injuries and for burn victims. He used a punch technique, which involved extracting small sections of hair-bearing skin and implanting these into even smaller holes in the areas where skin had been damaged. Once these grafts healed, they produced hair in areas that were previously bald.

Just a few years later another Japanese dermatologist, Dr. Tamura, improved upon Okuda’s method by minimizing the size of the grafts down to one to three hairs each. He was working with women and restoring hair in the pubic area. The surgery that Dr. Tamura developed is quite similar to surgeries that are still performed to this day.

Because these innovative developments in hair restoration surgery occurred around the time of World War II, they did not become accessible in the U.S. until many years later.

During the early 1950s, New York dermatologist Dr. Norman Orentreich completed the first hair transplant in the United States for a man who had male pattern baldness. Orentreich faced much criticism for the procedure that he’d developed. His technique was similar to Dr. Okuda’s, and did not render attractive or natural looking results. He did, however, establish that hair on the back and sides of a man’s scalp was not prone to balding.

Hair transplants became a more sought after cosmetic procedure by the 1960s, but because the early procedures were largely ineffective and extremely unnatural in appearance, hair transplant surgery developed a negative reputation which unfortunately plagues the field to this day. It took almost three decades for hair transplant surgeons to develop significant improvements to these early methods.

In the 1990s, follicular unit transplantion was introduced and changed the hair transplant field forever. Finally, the old stigmas could be dismissed and hair restoration could become a viable option for hair loss sufferers.

Today, surgeons continue to improve upon hair transplant techniques. Today’s techniques produce stunning results and are increasingly embraced by hair loss sufferers.

And remember, never underestimate the importance of choosing the right hair transplant surgeon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MatriStem MicroMatrix ; Regenerative Medicine and Hair Cloning

Since that date there has been a lot of online (and offline) discussion about how accurate the press release really was.

For years, hair cloning has been looked at as the holy grail for hair loss sufferers. It is an innovation that brings promise and hope to millions of people dealing with hair loss, the promise that they can restore the hair that has been lost.

Enter ACell’s MatriStem MicroMatrix.

Spencer Kobren conducted an interview with one of the MicroMatrix researchers, Dr. Jerry Cooley the same day the press release was issued. The interview helped to clear up a lot of questions that had been looming in the minds of readers as they drank their morning cup of coffee. Namely, was hair actually cloned? The answer is, yes. In the interview Dr. Cooley stated

“By using plucked hair in a very specific manner, we have been able to get a new follicle to regenerate using the ACell, as well as you are not depleting it from the original site”

It is important for readers to know, this research is still in the very early stages. The MatriStem wound healing powder has really primarily been used for the facilitation of the healing process. When MatriStem is placed onto a wound, it is resorbed and  replaced with new native tissue where scar tissue would normally be expected.  The range of care that the MatriStem devices can be used for is quite vast, including medical applications for wound care, general surgery, gastrointestinal  surgery, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

This type of medical technology brings with it hope for all types of medical ailments, and yes, it rekindles that light that hair cloning may one day be a very viable solution for men, women and children afflicted with hair loss.

For now, we just have to wait and see what comes next.

Background Information

About ACell Inc.

ACell, Inc. offers the next generation of regenerative medicine through the development and commercialization of unique extracellular matrix...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ookisa ; A Scam or a Misunderstanding?

Ookisa, LLC launched their hair care product line in 2008. A press release was issued in October 2008, titled “Ookisa(TM) Unveils Revolutionary Integrated Hair Thickening Systeme” and the first couple lines read, “OOKISA, LLC announced today the launch of the exclusive, new OOKISA Hair Thickening Systéme, an innovative and complete approach to hair health and beauty formulated specifically to increase hair volume and dimension while addressing the issue of weak, thinning hair and hair loss.”

The product line they currently offer includes a:
Fortifying Shampoo
Replenishing Conditioner
Instant Volumizing Souffle
Nighttime Follicle Renewal Serum

It appears to be the “Nighttime Follicle Renewal Serum” that boasts it’s anti-thinning properties. The description for the product states “Nighttime Follicle Renewing Serum works with the body’s natural renewal cycle. This leave-in treatment absorbs and gently cascades to the scalp; calming, soothing and healing along the way. This formula not only prevents thinning, loss and splitting.”

With that last sentence there is not doubt that Ookisa LLC is indeed marketing this to hair loss sufferers.

The ingredients in this serum are:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Apigenin, Linolenic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Acetamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sorbitol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl, Silanetriol, Phytantriol, Sodium PCA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Maltodextrin, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf/Stalk Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Sulfur, Hexyl Nicotinate, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Sodium Phytate, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)

There is nothing in that very long list of ingredients that has been FDA approved to regrow or stop the progression of hair loss. But lets put that aside, the claims of “preventing thinning, loss and splitting” that is.

The majority of the complaints that have been filed online through various websites and forums seem to all truly focus around one thing, the business practices of Ookisa, LLC. Many individuals who have signed up for their free trial, only later to have their credit card charged, have felt the terms and conditions of the “free trial” where not really clear and apparent at the time of sign up. As of today the terms and conditions do in fact appear on the company website free trial sign up page, but it appears in very small gray text toward the bottom left of the screen. Something that could easily be missed by most. It reads:

“Your FREE Trial of OOKISA...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scientists Identify New Hair Loss Gene ; APCDD1

A research team that includes investigators from Colombia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities, believe they have found a gene that impacts hair growth.

The gene that was identified is APCDD1 (adenomatosis polyposis down-regulated 1).  This gene is involved in the progressive hair loss condition referred to as hereditary hypotrichosis simplex and it is a condition that usually presents itself in childhood. Hereditary hypotrichosis simplex is a rare autosomal dominant form of hair loss which is characterized by hair miniaturization, a process in which thick terminal hair is replaced with finer hair over time.

The discovery of this gene is an incredible break in the world of hair loss since male pattern baldness also presents itself in the same way with miniaturizing hair follicles. This finding may certainly have a impact on future research and treatments for androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fall hair in men fact or fiction?

by Keith Sullivan

Suffering or Manyou love hair fall in men? Although our society accepts generally male pattern baldness as a fact of life, many men feel, have thin hair differently about. Hair has come to mean strength and stamina and youth.Now this is not something that is frankly; it is rather a basic, common assumption, the men haben.Aber as male pattern hair loss is far more common than female hair loss, it is seen as a relatively small condition similar like crows feet.

If we find that we are losing hair, it is extremely can shocking and disturbing, and it how we feel about ourselves, but we feel that other people feel cause not only about us. The first thing we want to do is to change it. However, just because you lose your hair does not mean that you are of age. Statistics show that a quarter of men that your hair to lose of male hair loss (MPB) (which is 95% of hair fall in men), the inherited from her father or grandfather.And in fact, a quarter of MPB sufferers start too soon by the time you 21.Aber are the most them 50 percent do through time, 35 and 85% of the time are 50 are you. So when it comes to hair fall in men, the general rule of thumb is that if you do not lose your hair, you are the exception.

After overcoming the first shock of hair fall discovery go directly online because you realize that everything is in the pharmacy there online.Plus loads of health food stores and review sites and information, a treasure trove of information about hair fall in men out there. You may even find that you go to your primary care doctor for a check only to ensure that it has not due to the load as a death or a dismissal or something traumatic like, that, or maybe even a hormonal imbalance. But, as already mentioned, it is usually only because.

As you should now be able to say, the hair will fall hair fall men to seek help from a ton of sources. But it's one thing you should keep in mind: no one is a duplicate.Everyone has a different response to hair fall Behandlungen.Man can work for you and do any thing for someone else. Some people are resistant; others are allergic. So your body's response to treatment may vary. A common thread in all of this is, that 95% of the time fall hair in men is hereditary.

And where does this inheritance?What inherit? you have been called programmed with a genetic sensitivity, a hormone DHT. What happens is that the brain actually this chemical as something that is would harmful for the body as see if you have an allergy to pollen. Detects your brain pollen in the air, it thinks you are attacked by noxious substances. To protect you, the brain secretes mucus membranes and then feel sick even although pollen makes you sick. It is your own body make you feel sick.

Now, the same with hair fall in men. Your brain tells your body that this chemical is dihydrotestosterone, toxic if it is need you there are only vulnerable. Think protect shrink your brain of your hair follicles orders or close so you no longer come into contact with her. The problem with this is that you can grow no hair without a follicle!And during the shrinking hair begins to look unhealthy and early fall.

So what is going on here two things.First have hair, that not so long in the present, so that it is shorter, if it falls from.It is thinner and more fragile, if it falls from.And it is langweiliger.Zweitens have the fact that you lose hair faster.This is a continuous cycle until soon place or the spots (depending on your male pattern baldness) that were predisposition, reached werden.Aber the good news is that this hair fall not irreversible.

The most common way to reverse the hair fall in men is blocking DHT at first Stelle.Auf thereby not your brain, your hair follicles to verkleinern.Minoxidil is an ingredient says FDA actually blocks DHT zugelassen.In clinical trials tested it as a single ingredient hair fall in 80 percent the user it is vice versa.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Hair loss treatments - the effective approach to prevent hair loss

Hair loss is a condition that almost all people at a time in your life are affected. Both men and women suffering from this situation. Although it is common to lose some hairs every day but shed more than usual cause, major concerns that can. There are many hair loss treatments but it is crucial for the cause of hair fall 1st diagnose. Hair loss cure is accessible and with several useful treatments that get your crowning glory back for good. Baldness is the serious consequences in someone's life, that you can have more fear a condition.

Hair loss occur mainly because of the years to take an unbalanced diet.The best hair loss remedy for this type of hair fall would be to eat a balanced diet and plenty of vitamin c with the right amount of protein and Ballaststoffe.Dies may be the most effective hair loss treatment for this type of hair loss.

Hair loss can führen.Eine under active because of the hormonal problems or overactive thyroid gland can excessive hair loss in both the sexes lead. Hair loss treatments in this type of hair loss would be a treat thyroid disease and edit the levels of androgens and estrogens, are the male and the female hormones.

Laser therapy was also most common hair loss treatments linked from the lately. This method as a hair loss remedy uses laser for new hair growth scalp applies. Although it is expensive laser therapy because of its effectiveness widely as hair loss treatments used.

Androgenetic alopecia, which usually is mainly known as the common baldness affects men although some of the girls together can suffer such hair loss. This kind of hair loss cure includes the use of medicines can be applied to the scalp or taken orally as pills.This treatment also helps the hair loss due to some fungal infections. natural treatments are useful as the basis for the problem to treat. They have to because you want to share from other effects and together less hardening as hair loss costs been decided.The simplest natural treatments for use as hair loss cure would use mixture of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 along with herbal extracts such as pumpkin, stinging nettle root, Muria Puama (type of plant), which some excellent results to produce.Stems of Aloe Vera proved to be a nice homemade hair loss cure many helped in addition stop hair loss.

With the growing pollution and fears with nutrient deficient food matter of hair loss has rapidly increased.With this amount of hair loss treatments few Jahr.Chirurgie have additionally increased manifold over the pass and hair replacement also is sorted out as hair loss Behandlungen.Haarausfall can be cured only effective if the reason correctly diagnosed wird.Haar loss cure will only help if it deletes it from the root.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hair loss is a common problem amongst men, but there are many of the solutions

Hair loss is a really common problem among men and women, and sometimes can seem like there is nothing you can do. However, there are a lot of hair loss treatments now and in the meantime there are solutions, you feel more comfortable. Hair loss is not something you have to cope with, uncomfortable. You should be easily able to find something that is appropriate for your needs.

What you are looking online, if you find any problems, what you need.There are a variety of options available, so you should not ever have trouble, good deals that sind.Sie need your time taking while you browse the Web to ensure suitable for your needs that you everything are aware on the market.

There are many options available and you can find it difficult, make up your Mind.Lernen now if this is the case, then you should focus on to read, to choose the right products for your needs. You must set yourself a budget so you financial advisor not.

Most of the time it always value will look able to help you but if you are concerned and other need is your doctor on the Internet. Just you remember to take what you read with a pinch of salt, unless it was written by a professional or a GP.Don't forget that there are many horror stories on the net and didn't want to freak.

Most of the time, are your doctor able to help you, but if you are concerned and require a different opinion, is the Internet.Eben search always remember you take what you read with a pinch of salt, unless it was written by a professional or a GP.Don't forget that there are many horror stories on the net and didn't want to freak.

Hair loss is a real problem for men and women, but fortunately there are a lot of things that are done now kann.Behandlung is now better than ever and you will notice that you can only handle your problem in a natural and generally relatively easy way - be sure to take your time in choosing what is right for you.

Experts Sofia B FRY speaks about hair loss treatments online to has a wide range of information available, you should easily get what you need.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Leading Baldness Deterring Remedies

Jeder Mensch kann den Tag erinnern, den Sie zuerst Ihre Geheimratsecken, für einige bemerkt, die es schnell von einem bald Ort gefolgt. Dies ist eine Bedingung, der Sie wenig Kontrolle haben.

Es gibt keine magische Kahlheit-Heilung, aber Wissenschaftler arbeiten ständig, um ein Heilmittel zu finden.In den letzten 20 Jahren haben große Fortschritte gemacht wurden, und hoffentlich weitere werden folgen.

Wenn Ihre Geheimratsecken als Ebene wo Sie etwas ist, es in seinem Titel zu stoppen versuchen wollen, es gibt einige verfügbaren Rechtsmittel, die sagen, Sie hilft Ihnen, dies zu tun. Keines dieser ganz billig, so dass Ihr Budget, welche bestimmen kann Sie versuchen.

Alles Sie tun müssen, um die beliebte Behandlung aufgerufen Rogaine zu kaufen ist eine Reise an Ihren örtlichen Drogerie wird zu nehmen.Die Lösung nutzt Minoxidil zum Kampf gegen den Haarausfall.

Es gibt Konstante Studien in wirksame Methoden der Verringerung der Haarausfall und Rogaine hat immer gut ergangen.Einige sagen, es hat hielt an Ihr Haar Verlust während andere völlig gefunden es hielt an Ihre Follikel regenerieren.

Wenn Sie Rogaine versucht haben und noch nicht die Ergebnisse erreicht Sie für hofften, dann eine Reise nach Ihren Arzt kann in Ordnung sein. Hier erhalten Sie Propecia auf Rezept, die viel stärker Heilmittel ist.Es ist genehmigt worden, von der FDA und auch als verlangsamen den Prozess der Glatzenbildung, ermutigt es auch die Haare wachsen wieder.

Die meisten Medikamente Nebenwirkungen, und Propecia ist keine Ausnahme.Eine niedrige Dosierung wird zunächst empfohlen die können dann erhöht werden, wenn Sie keine unangenehmen Reaktionen haben.

Die Behandlung des dritte und letzte Tag empfehlen werde ich ist der Lokals benannte Laser-Kamm.Jeden Tag sollten Sie anwenden dieser Kamm zu Ihrer Kopfhaut Haarausfall stoppen oder es zumindest verringern.

Am Ende des Tages, welche Behandlungen, die Sie versuchen ist völlig bis zu Ihnen und Ihrer persönlichen Situation.Wenn Sie einen Blick auf einige andere haben möchten, sind dort viel im Internet aufgeführt.Bis Wissenschaftler kommen mit der Heilung, wird nur noch zu versuchen und zu kämpfen Kahlheit das beste daraus machen.

Abgesehen von Kahlheit teilt dieser Writer auch regelmäßig schriftlich auf Leitern für Verkauf und Aluminium-Leitern.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The role of a positive attitude in the treatment of female hair loss

The rhythm of modern life is by no means quiet and relaxed. The world is fast spinning, busier and more stressed than seconds over people. This lifestyle is particularly challenging for women. We must be loving women and mothers to our jobs and our home keep clean and organized. These tasks include many emotions and many sleepless nights. Think it's easy to marry, to raise a child, have a university degree and a renowned well-paid job? Think again!

Hair loss is a traumatic experience for every woman.So much in our life depends on our image! unfortunately this condition is nowadays widespread concerns not only women after their 40s, but also young girls.

Female hair loss can as a result of many factors: hormonal imbalance and genetic predisposition, lack of vitamins and false hair, rough medicines or serious illness.Still, we generally forget about the main causes of this dysfunction: emotional instability and common stress.

Many people are still unaware of the enormous influence, the stress and anxiety on our health haben.Diese negative emotions are not only 'States of mind' - Unfortunately, you have that makes our health by weakening our immunity, creating distortions of our internal organs and makes us prone to affect various diseases.

Everything is connected in our body and it is impossible to separate the emotions of physical features. If you are constantly worrying about your studies or some personal problems, be not surprised if one day you notice that your hair is!

Firstly analyze you your lifestyle and evaluate your priorities to.What could be more important than your health? of course this is not easy to do. You have some of your lifetime opinions, your self-esteem and your stereotypes. She should be able to themselves admit you do something wrong and you that your husband, your boss or your neighbors be held responsible for most of your mistakes - are.

If a simple change of attitude and a reevaluation of priorities not enough, you should learn how to meditate or to start taking yoga classes.This ancient holistic healing methods are of course to calm your mind and strengthen your body without more impact on your health.

Avoid stress medications.It may seem that it offers the easy way, but I am sure, do you understand that it is not possible to improve your life only by pills!The only thing can do drugs is to hide the symptoms without eliminating the problem.

A beautiful hair is a sign of a healthy body and a balanced Geist.Haarausfall, on the other hand, a symptom that there is a certain imbalance, in your life try gibt.anstatt "Hair loss pills", find out how to improve the overall quality of your existence.

We all used to other people Meinungen.Allerdings is impossible to really change your life and your health restore you, without learning, how to hair to denken.Ihr to of course regenerate, if your emotional balance to finden.Eine positive attitude accelerates healing, even if your hair loss is cause of factors you can't as control genetic predisposition.

If hair is falling out and is difficult for you to decide how this efficiently to solve problem, read Elena Nichols ' website dedicated to female hair loss treatment.