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  1. 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.

  2. Understanding Surgical Hair Restoration

    How surgical hair restoration works: where donor hair comes from, how hair type and skin color play a role, and other factors.

  3. Hair Loss in Women: Treatments

    Hair loss in women is often treated with a topical solution (Rogaine), some oral contraceptives, a medicated shampoo, and other drugs.

  4. Hair Loss in Children With Cancer

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

  5. 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.

  6. Hair Loss: Procedures to Avoid

    Some hair restoration techniques ¿ such as flaps, line grafts, and scalp reductions ¿ are out-of-date and even risky.

  7. Surgical Hair Restoration: Are You a Candidate?

    Not everyone or every hair loss condition lends itself to hair restoration surgery. Who are the best candidates? Find out here.

  8. Hair Loss: Hairpiece Basics

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

  9. Scarring Alopecia

    Scarring alopecia affects both men and women, and it can cause irreversible damage of the hair follicles, replacing them with scar tissue. This article describes its definition and treatments.

  10. 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.

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