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What Is Tinea Capitis?

man with tinea capitisTinea Capitis is better known as ringworm; specifically of the scalp. As you may know, ringworm is not a worm but rather a topical fungal infection. It causes patches of scaly, itchy skin to pop up across your scalp which damages your hair follicles and causes bald spots. While Tinea Capitis mostly affects children, as a highly contagious fungal infection it can spread to adults and even house pets. [Read more…] about What Is Tinea Capitis?

More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

older womanHair loss is commonly associated with men, but women may also experience hair loss as they age. Because menopause is the result of a lowering of the production of hormones in the body, many physical and emotional side effects occur. Some of the more commonly known side effects are hot flashes and mood swings, but there are others. [Read more…] about More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

Gray Hair and Hair Loss

Woman with gray hair experiencing hair lossMany of us think of gray hair and hair loss as a sign of aging. By the time we’re 35, approximately two-thirds of men and forty percent of women have been affected by some level of hair loss.

Additionally, anywhere from six to twenty-three percent of adults can expect at least half of their hair to have gone gray by the time they are 50. Are these both just separate signs of aging, or is there a correlation between graying hair and baldness? [Read more…] about Gray Hair and Hair Loss

Embarrassment About Hair Loss

Ricki Lake's Hair Loss StoryIt’s common to feel embarrassment about experiencing hair loss; especially for women. While it’s not as commonly talked about, up to half of all women will experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime. Part of why we don’t hear more about female pattern baldness is because of the lack of high-profile women and female celebrities that are understandably not open about their experiences with it. [Read more…] about Embarrassment About Hair Loss

National Hair Loss Awareness Month 2020

August Hair Loss Awareness MonthThis August marks another National Hair Loss Awareness Month. While some may read this and think that people are already aware of their own hair loss and don’t need to pay any further attention, those people would be missing the point. National Hair Loss Awareness Month is about being aware of the causes, types, and solutions to hair loss. [Read more…] about National Hair Loss Awareness Month 2020

Hairline Lowering

before and after hairline loweringAs we get older, it’s not uncommon to take a look at ourselves and wonder “why is my hairline so high?” or “is my forehead too big?” For some people, this is a product of a maturing hairline, where your hair recedes slightly in or around middle age and may result in a slightly higher hairline than you’re used to. It can also make your forehead appear larger. Other people are experiencing this as the early signs of more dramatic hair loss. [Read more…] about Hairline Lowering

Facts About Traction Alopecia

Traction AlopeciaAlopecia is the medical term for hair loss, but it can come in many forms. The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which is more commonly known as male (or female) pattern baldness. Another very common form of hair loss is traction alopecia, which means hair loss as a result of tight hairstyles that pull on the scalp. Traction alopecia is reversible if it doesn’t go on too long, but it can become permanent if the signs are neglected or ignored. [Read more…] about Facts About Traction Alopecia

Are People with HIV Good Candidates for Hair Restoration?

hair restoration for people with HIVModern HIV treatment means people are living longer than ever with AIDS, which is wonderful. It also means that classic aging issues can now affect patients. This includes androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. Hair restoration for people undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS requires special consideration. We’ll examine these considerations as part of AIDS Awareness month and World AIDS Day. [Read more…] about Are People with HIV Good Candidates for Hair Restoration?

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