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Hair Biology
Diagnosis / Decisions
Androgenetic Alopecia Biology
Androgenetic Alopecia Clinical Patterns
Androgenetic Alopecia Treatments
Hair Restoration
Alopecia Areata
Scarring Alopecias
Inflammatory Alopecias
Other Alopecias
Hair Shaft Defects
Infectious Hair Disease
Hirsutism / Hypertrichosis
Hair Color
Hair Cosmetics
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  • Hair Biology. An introduction to hair biology, the structure, embryonic development, growth, types, and cycling of hair follicles.
  • Diagnosis / Decisions. A description of what a dermatologist may do to diagnose a hair loss disease, points to consider when deciding a course of treatment, how to spot a hair loss treatment scam, and lists of hair disease diagnoses.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia - clinical patterns The most common form of hair loss. With illustrations of pattern baldness scales used in dermatology clinics and explanations of androgenetic alopecia presentation.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia - biology Including explanations of androgen production and processing in androgenetic alopecia, statistical links with associated conditions like heart disease, and factors that may contribute to the onset of hair loss.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia - treatment approaches Focusing on anti 5 alpha reductase drug treatments such as finasteride and hair growth promoting drugs such as minoxidil.
  • Hair Transplants Hair restoration commonly involves hair transplantation. This involves movement of hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another by surgically removing hair follicles from a donor area and implanting them to a bald recipient area. This section gives some background information on how to find a good hair transplant surgeon as well as what to expect before, during, and after the hair transplant.
  • Alopecia Areata. Alopecia areata is the second most common hair loss disease. The nature and pathogenesis of alopecia areata are examined, common questions answered, and treatments described.
  • Effluviums. Telogen and anagen effluvium type hair loss is quite common. The diffuse hair loss is usually reversible and can be caused by a wide variety of environmental factors including drugs, chemicals, metals, vaccination, surgery, pregnancy, hormones, contraceptive pills, diet, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency, stress, and more.
  • Scarring Alopecias. Also called cicatricial alopecias, conditions such as lichen planopilaris, pseudopelade, and frontal fibrosing alopecia can involve the permanent and irreversible destruction of hair follicles if not appropriately treated.
  • Inflammatory Alopecias. Web pages available on pseudopelade, scleroderma, tick bites, lichen planus, psoriasis, lupus, and seborrheic dermatitis. All of which can promote hair loss.
  • Other Alopecias. Web pages are available on trichotillomania, traction alopecia, physical injury, loose hair syndrome, hemochromatosis, and cancer.
  • Hair Shaft Defects. A description of several conditions that involve defective hair fiber production or environmental factors that can alter hair fiber. Some hair shaft defect conditions can lead to hair loss.
  • Infectious Hair Disease. Pages on hair loss due to infectious diseases and other infectious scalp complaints.
  • Hirsutism / Hypertrichosis. This section helps to explain why we might have excessive hair growth and the treatment options available.
  • Hair Color. Explanations for hair pigmentation and the conditions that can cause gray hair and other hair color changes.
  • Hair Cosmetics. Some web pages are available on permanent makeup for eyebrows, shampoo, swimmers' hair, and quick hair care tips.
  • Hair Bits and Pieces. It doesn't quite fit anywhere else so it ends up here! Some useful and some not so useful bits and pieces related to hair.
  • Immunology. Many hair loss diseases involve inflammation and this section provides some background information. This section was written with alopecia areata in mind.
  • Further Information / Links. Details on support organizations, advice, and information on diseases discussed on this web site along with links to other Internet web pages about hair, hair diseases, treatment, cosmetics, wigs, and immunology.
  • Personal / Site Information. Some details about the webmaster, a disclaimer, details on advertising, and more.
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