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    Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

    1. Preparing for Surgical Hair Restoration

      Some things to know for the day of your hair restoration surgery.

    2. Surgical Hair Restoration: Surgeons' Credentials

      A detailed explanation of the credentials, education, and affiliations a hair restoration surgeon may cite as qualifications for performing hair restoration surgery.

    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: Hair Shaft Defects

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

    5. Hair Loss in Children With Cancer

      Learn how to help your child deal with hair loss that often comes with cancer treatment.

    6. Hair Loss: Hairpiece Basics

      This article covers the basics of hairpieces: materials used, how they are attached, options available.

    7. Hair Loss: The Science of Hair

      What is hair, how does it grow, and how does hair loss happen? Some science behind hair is explained here.

    8. Male Pattern Baldness Treatments

      Two medications are approved for hair loss, and can be effective, especially if hair loss is caught and treated early.

    9. History of Surgical Hair Restoration

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

    10. 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.

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