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  1. Surgical Hair Restoration: What to Look for in a Surgeon

    Looking for a reputable hair restoration surgeon? Here are questions to ask, considerations to keep in mind, and the type of surgeon or clinic to seek.

  2. Congenital Hypotrichosis

    This condition indicates not hair loss, but no hair growth at all. It seems to be a genetic disease, and can happen at birth.

  3. Male Pattern Baldness Causes

    Male pattern hair loss stems from hair follicles on the scalp that are genetically sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone. DHT harms the follicle so that hair does not grow.

  4. Hair Loss Causes

    Hair loss - the medical term is alopecia - is a number of diseases caused by several factors. This introduction opens WebMD's guide, Help for Hair Loss.

  5. Hair Loss: Hair Shaft Defects

    Damage to the hair fiber can lead to hair loss. This article describes some hair shaft defects that cause hair loss.

  6. Male Pattern Baldness Diagnosis

    Male pattern hair loss is diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss. The Norwood Scale is a common tool for determining the type and extent of hair loss.

  7. History of Surgical Hair Restoration

    Modern hair restoration procedures date from Japan in the 1930s. Learn more about hair restoration history in this article.

  8. Women's Hair Loss: Diagnosis

    A number of tests can determine the extent of a woman's hair loss. The Savin Scale is another useful tool that shows types and patterns of hair loss.

  9. Hair Loss: Tips for Buying a Hairpiece

    What to look for, what to avoid when buying a hairpiece.

  10. Telogen Effluvium and Other Effluviums

    Effluviums are a certain type of hair loss condition. They affect different phases of the hair growth cycle. This article describes the definition, the cause, and treatments.

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