Causes of hair loss and the developments in hair rejuvenation

  title={Causes of hair loss and the developments in hair rejuvenation},
  author={David Hugh Rushton and Michael J Norris and Robin Dover and Nina Busuttil},
  journal={International Journal of Cosmetic Science},
Hair is considered to be a major component of an individual's general appearance. The psychological impact of hair loss results in a measurably detrimental change in self‐esteem and is associated with images of reduced worth. It is not surprising that both men and women find hair loss a stressful experience. Genetic hair loss is the major problem affecting men and by the age of 50, up to 50% will be affected. Initial attempts to regenerate the lost hair have centred on applying a topical… 

Nutrients in Hair Supplements: Evaluation of their Function in Hair Loss Treatment

A review of the state of the art in hair loss and nutrients relationship was done, highlighting minerals and vitamins which may concretely contribute to prevent or treat this unpleasant event.

Nutrients in Hair Supplements: Evaluation of their Function in Hair Loss Treatment

A review of the state of the art in hair loss and nutrients relationship was done, highlighting minerals and vitamins which may concretely contribute to prevent or treat this unpleasant event.

Assessment of hair loss: clinical relevance of hair growth evaluation methods.

It is concluded that a combination of a highly resolutive analytical approach with a global calibrated method seems advisable in the context of the monitoring of hair growth changes for better or worse, i.e. scalp hair growth or hair loss in the hair clinic.

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Significant progress is being made on discovering an effective and safe drug for hair growth, and the potential of herbal drugs as safer and effective alternatives are reviewed.

Techniques for the discovery and evaluation of drugs against alopecia

There is a need to identify the genes involved in hair follicle growth for the production of more effective animal models of the disorder and standardization of pharmacological models will be essential for better comparison and validation of results.

A Hospital-based Study to Determine Causes of Diffuse Hair Loss in Women.

Diffuse hair loss is a multifactorial condition and a detailed history, thorough clinical examination and appropriate investigations help to identify the causative factors and treat them accordingly.

Nutritional factors and hair loss

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The results suggest that iron may play a certain role especially in premenopausal FPHL, and the initial screening of iron status could be of help for hair loss patients.

An Open Clinical Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Hairzone ® Solution in the Management of Diffuse Hair Loss

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  • Medicine
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1951
Type or categories of scalp hairiness which can be used as standards for classitication and grading of the extent of common baldness are established and the relationship of scdp types to factors which influence the development of baldness is studied.

Quantitative assessment of 2% topical minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern baldness

It is found that minoxidil appears unlikely to affect the long‐term course of male‐pattern baldness, however, there was no significant deterioration in total hair density, or meaningful hair density in treated subjects, suggesting minxidil may have a prophylactic effect.

Natural progression of male pattern baldness in young men

Twenty‐six men who presented with male pattern baldness (androgen‐dependent alopecia), were quantitatively evaluated for scalp hair variables and compared with 13 age‐matched controls. Compared to

The unit area trichogram in the assessment of androgen‐dependent alopecia

The unit area trichogram was defined in the frontal and occipital areas often normal men and ten normal women and the results compared with the findings in ten male and fifteen female patients with

Measuring reversal of hair miniaturization in androgenetic alopecia by follicular counts in horizontal sections of serial scalp biopsies: results of finasteride 1 mg treatment of men and postmenopausal women.

Finasteride appears to be capable of reversing hair miniaturization in androgenetic alopecia in young to middle-aged men, but not in postmenopausal women.

Biochemical and trichological characterization of diffuse alopecia in women

It is proposed that diffuse androgen‐dependent alopecia is the appropriate name to describe this condition in these women, and hair changes were similar to those observed in genetic hair loss in men, a proven androgendependent condition.

Regulation of human hair growth by steroid hormones. II. Androstenedione metabolism in isolated hairs.

No significant relation was found between androgen-mediated growth of hair and the capacity to form 5α-metabolites, e.g., scalp hair of women performed 5 α-reduction to approximately the same degree as beard hair from men.

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A complete understanding of male pattern baldness is essential for consistently good results with hair transplantation, and its use in determining the incidence in 1,000 white adult male subjects is reported.

Classification of the types of androgenetic alopecia (common baldness) occurring in the female sex

  • E. Ludwig
  • Medicine
    The British journal of dermatology
  • 1977
A classification of the stages of the common form (female type) of androgenetic alopecia in women is presented and the exceptionally observed male type of androgyny can be classified according to Hamilton or to the modification of this classification proposed by Ebling & Rook.

Quantitative assessment of spironolactone treatment in women with diffuse androgen-dependent alopecia

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