Alopecia

What Is a Scalp Biopsy?

what is a scalp biopsyThe older we get, the more likely we are to hear doctors requesting biopsies to check on our health. The definition of biopsy is the removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluids from the living body. A biopsy can help to shed some light on a condition you may have or even help your doctor reach a diagnosis of an ailment or disease you may have.

Depending on what your doctors need to evaluate, biopsies can be taken from anywhere on the body. These procedures help shed some light on your overall health. So, what could a scalp biopsy uncover?

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Hair Styling And Hair Loss

hair styling and hair lossMany of us become increasingly aware of the state of our hairline as we get older. After all, nearly half of all men experience some level of hair loss by the time they reach their mid-30s, and the vast majority of women even experience some level of hair loss by the time they reach their 60s. While many causes of hair loss are unavoidable, that’s all the more reason we want to avoid situations where we inflict hair loss on ourselves. [Read more…] about Hair Styling And Hair Loss

Why Is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head?

Why is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head? What You Need to Know About AlopeciaIf you watched this year’s Academy Award ceremony, you saw Will Smith slap Chris Rock for mocking his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. But you might not have realized that Rock’s “joke” was about a medical condition that caused her hair loss. [Read more…] about Why Is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head?

Retinoids And Hair Loss

retinoids and hair lossAll of us – especially as we get older – look for ways to help ensure that our hair lasts for as long as possible. We become increasingly aware of the products we put in our hair, perform proper maintenance, and look more into how diet or medication can affect our overall hair health. We understand how certain vitamins in our diet are an important part of keeping our hair healthy, but some are more important than others. [Read more…] about Retinoids And Hair Loss

Collagen And Overall Hair Health

collagen and overall hair healthMany of us are looking at everyday things we can do to promote our hair health. Whether it be the kinds of shampoo and conditioner we use, how often we wash our hair, how we brush our hair, or how we style it. We’re trying to be mindful of what’s good for our hair health and what will keep us having that full head of hair for as long as we can. [Read more…] about Collagen And Overall Hair Health

Can Onions Prevent Hair Loss?

can onions prevent hair loss?Onions have been a staple at the dinner table since before there were dinner tables some 5,000 years ago. Their delicious pungency notwithstanding, people have had other uses for onions throughout history. They were thought to ward off disease, protect from evil spirits, and aid in increasing beauty and long life. [Read more…] about Can Onions Prevent Hair Loss?

Meditation and Hair Loss

meditation and hair lossYour doctor said that your hair loss is not genetic, male-pattern baldness, or related to a hormone imbalance… but stress is usually a factor in your thinning hair. It’s not like your stressful job, family, or current environment is going to get any easier – and losing your hair is actually adding to your stress level. So, what’s a good plan for reducing stress and avoiding hair loss? [Read more…] about Meditation and Hair Loss

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