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    1. Hair Loss - Medications

      Medications for hair loss can slow thinning of hair and increase coverage of the scalp by growing new hair and enlarging existing hairs. However, they need to be taken continuously.

    2. Hair Loss - Cause

      Excessive hair loss (more than 100 hairs a day) can be caused by inherited factors, disease, stress, medications, injury, aging, or hair care.

    3. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

      There are many types of hair loss. It is often categorized according to when it takes place during the hair growth cycle: anagen,catagen,and telogen. The anagen phase is when your hair grows-your hair follicle forms a new hair shaft. Most (90%) of the hair on your scalp is in a growing phase that lasts from 2 to 6 years. The catagen phase follows the anagen stage. This is a 1- to 2-week ...

    4. Hair Transplant Surgery

      Hair transplantation surgery involves moving scalp hair and hair follicles from an area with a lot of hair to an area with thinning hair or baldness.

    5. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

      Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

    6. Alopecia Areata - Other Treatment

      Learn about treatments for hair loss, including hairpieces or weaves.

    7. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

      Alopecia areata is hair loss caused when the immune system attacks hair follicles,where hair growth begins. Contact immunotherapy is an experimental therapy that may be the most effective treatment for severe alopecia areata. 1 A common medicine used is diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP). DPCP,a liquid,is "painted" on the scalp once a week. The concentration of the solution is increased at ...

    8. Hair Loss - Treatment Overview

      Some people choose to treat hair loss with medications or surgery, such as hair transplantation. Others choose to wear hairpieces (wigs or toupees) or use different methods of hair styling (dyeing or combing). The approach you use depends on the cause of

    9. Alopecia Areata - Surgery

      Surgery to cover bald areas of the scalp may be used to treat hair loss. If successful, surgery may be a permanent treatment for hair loss.

    10. Alopecia Areata - Symptoms

      Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which you may not notice hair falling out, or as shedding, in which clumps of hair fall out.

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