Addressing the most frequent questions about hair loss

Hair loss can take many different forms and it can start at any age. This common health condition affects millions of people on earth - adult men, women as well as children. Since there are different forms of baldness, different treatment options exist. Some are more efficient, some less. And there are hair scams. Many doctors do not pay much attention to hair loss, either believing it is temporary or not treatable. Therefore, you often need to take the first step yourself in exploring the existing treatment options before you pay them a visit. Although no ultimate treatment for all different forms of hair loss exists, there is always something you can do to improve your situation. Without being too scientific this resource strives to help you find answers to some of your basic hair loss questions that doctors may not have had enough time to discuss with you.

Bimatoprost - a new hair loss treatment on the horizon

Bimatoprost, a glaucoma treatment known as Lumigan has been recently approved by the FDA for its use to lengthen eyelashes under the name of Latisse. Bimatoprost was also tested as a potential hair loss treatment and preliminary results were encouraging, so it is very likely that a clinical trial may start soon.

Hair Loss and Weight Loss

Although there is no direct link between hair loss and individual body weight, in certain instances chronic undernourishment can lead to increased hair loss. This is due to the body lacking certain vital nutrients that are necessary for growing healthy hair. This situation mainly relates to health conditions known as anorexia and bulimia. It often happens that starvation and the resulting lack of proper nutrients causes not only damage to the digestive organs such as liver, it can also lead to changes in hair's growth cycle such as shortening of the hair's growth phase, extending of the resting phase and thus increasing the ratio of hair in the resting phase. In extreme cases a starving person can suffer from sudden telogen effluvium, losing a significant portion of one’s hair within a very short period of time.

Are Hair Loss Product Reviews Relevant?

Hair loss can take many forms and have many causes but the fact is that this common condition affects about 40% of the male population and 25% of females at some point in their lives. The best known form of hair loss is the male pattern baldness, which has the same main cause as the female pattern baldness but about 2%-3% of the population are affected by the unpredictable alopecia areata as well as some other rare forms of baldness. Since there are so many different types of hair loss there are manifold approaches to its treatment, resulting in thousands of different products flooding the market with most of them being available as unregulated over-the-counter cosmetic products. This creates a great opportunity for scammers who want to make a quick buck. Hair loss product reviews exist but are they relevant and honest?

What Is Hair Cloning?

Hair cloning, also called hair multiplication, is widely considered to hold the key to resolving the hair loss problem. The main difficulty with treating hair loss today is the shortage of products that could re-grow hair. Most of the available treatments such as Rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia (finasteride) are relatively good at maintaining hair but their ability to grow back the lost hair is relatively poor. Hair surgery thus remains the only option for anybody looking for a permanent solution. The main shortage of surgical hair restoration, though, is the shortage of available donor hair. It is limited to the certain portion of hair in the back of the scalp, which is considered permanent and thus can be transplanted successfully and stay. This is where the hair cloning comes in useful.