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What Is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness or also referred to as female pattern alopecia, affect about one third of all women. Female baldness usually involves hair loss over the entire scalp. The hair loss may be the most visible on top which will make a part in your hair appear even wider. Unlike the hair loss men face, women’s hair loss doesn’t usually consist of complete baldness. Women normally maintain their hairline in the front and on the side. The treatment for female pattern baldness depends on the cause of the problem. Causes of Female Pattern Baldness Individual hairs grow slowly and continuously for two to six years before the enter into the resting phase which last a few months then the hair falls out. At which point new hair grows from the same follicle shortly after. Sometimes there are conditions that develop that prevent new hair growth. The cause for female hair loss is not completely understood but it is believed that genetic plays a role in it. Hormone imbalances or sudden changes in your health can also be contributing factors. Hormonal changes include pregnancy and the birth of a baby, starting or stopping birth control pills, and menopause. Other causes of women’s hair loss are: Certain medications, including some antidepressants, blood thinners, and chemotherapy treatments for cancer Infection or a serious illness Thyroid issues Vitamin, Iron, or other nutritional deficiencies Sudden hair loss could indicate an onset of a disease that could include medical conditions like diabetes and lupus. A simple blood test from your doctor can determine this or if there is something more serious. Hair Loss Treatment for Women Sometimes there are situations where no hair loss treatment is needed, the thinning hair will resolve naturally. For example, after post-pregnancy hair loss the hair will grow back but it may take several months. Hair loss treatments my not be medically necessary, but for many women will want to pursue hair loss treatment options because they worry about their appearance and often they experience a low self-esteem because of their hair loss. Topical medications like Rogaine (minoxidil) is a treatment [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Female Hair Loss, hair loss, Hair Transplantation, Women's Hair Restoration|Comments Off on What Is Female Pattern Baldness?

Breast Cancer and Hair Loss

Most of us have been touched in one way or another by someone with breast cancer. If you or someone you love is battling breast cancer, you are not alone. The American Cancer Society’s estimate is that there were 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer that is diagnosed in the United State last year alone. The toll it takes physically an emotionally can be devastating. Breast cancer victims face difficult battles from surgery, to chemotherapy and hair loss. We consider it a great honor in being able to help many of these women as they start the fight of their lives. Chemotherapy and Hair Loss Chemotherapy drugs are designed to attack fast-growing cancer cells in the body. Unfortunately, chemotherapy treatments also attack fast-growing healthy cells. As a result, fast growing hair follicle cells are very sensitive to chemotherapy drugs and treatments so most patients experience hair loss. In most cases, however, such hair loss is not permanent. Patients normally begin to regrow their hair in three to 12 months after their final chemotherapy treatment. For many women, the hair that regrows comes back with a slight change in texture or slightly altered shade. It can also come back much finer and thinner. Medical Wigs and Hair Replacement Systems Today’s advanced, state-of-the-art custom made human hair wigs and non-surgical hair replacement systems for women provide the undetectable look and feel of real, natural growing hair. In terms of both feel and look, today’s modern women’s hair replacement are virtually impossible to tell apart from your own natural growing hair. Today’s women’s hair replacement systems are custom designed to match your own natural hair texture, color and hair style. This attention to detail has allowed us to help thousands of women that have to cope with hair loss due to their battle with breast cancer and other types of genetic and medically related hair loss. Medical wigs and hair prostheses are perfect for women who anticipate undergoing chemotherapy treatments. We do recommend, however, that you make an appointment early (before treatments begin) so that we can match the color and texture [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Chemotherapy Wigs|Comments Off on Breast Cancer and Hair Loss

I’m Losing My Hair and I Can’t Talk About It

I never realized how important my hair was to me until now when I realize I was starting to lose it. I am not sure what to do. It is like there is a part of me that is disappearing and there isn’t any way to stop it. Will I still be the same person? What if anything can be done? I have lots of question and I can tell the people around me do to. I find that I am unable to talk about my hair loss. Am I going to go completely bald? How will people look at me? Will they treat me different? I see other people with thinning hair but it just wasn’t something that I thought would happen to me. This seems like it should be such a minor thing so why am I so upset? I Remember Having Confidence About My Appearance I remember when I was younger and how important it was to style my hair just right. My sister and I would sit hangout for hours learning how to braid each other’s hair. I can still remember how proud we both where when we learned how to French braid. We would always have a lot of fun, laughing with friends while we tried new hair colors and hair cuts. In the summer time I loved getting highlights. Every school year I would start off with a new hairstyle. As I look back at these memories I realize even more how much my hair has been a big part of my identity and how it played into my self confidence. I Have to Take Action and Get Control Over My Life It has been over a month since I first noticed hair on my pillow in the mornings and too much of my hair has gone down the drain. I need to do something to take control my hair loss. By worrying about my hair loss I have noticed that it is affecting not only my work but my personal life as well. I have turned down invitations with friends and coworkers to [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Female Hair Loss, Women's Hair Restoration|Comments Off on I’m Losing My Hair and I Can’t Talk About It

What is Trichotillomania?

Let’s face it, in almost any frustration moment you can hear someone say they feel like they want to pull their hair out. Most of don’t actually do that, it’s just something we say. There is a phenomenon of individuals that twist their hair, bite it and even pull it out. It’s caused by a stress disorder known at trichotillomania. This condition can lead to significant and in some cases permanent hair loss. You might wonder how widespread is this disease? What causes it? Can it be cured? We can provide some insight into this condition and it’s potential treatments. Who is Impacted by Trichotillomania? There are estimates that as many as 2.5 million American struggle with trichotillomania. That is a large number of people inflected with this disorder and yet many people are unaware of what it is. A majority of people that have this disorder are women but some men have it as well. Anyone could be impacted by trichotillomania, which it is important for everyone to have at least some awareness of it. More About the Condition While trichotillomania in known as a form of compulsive hair pulling, those who suffer from it often pull hair from their scalp and some pull hair out from their eyebrows as well. Why do some people get this disorder? Sadly science is not clear on this question yet. No one cause has been identified but it is believed to be related to stress. Hereditary and environmental factors may also play a role in it. Trichotillomania doesn’t just leave patchy bald spots on your scalp but it also does immense scarring to the hair follicles. This can cause the hair loss to be permanent and makes it urgent to find potential treatments that are available. Treating Trichotillomania This condition can be effectively treated. The first step recommended is that you get the proper diagnosis and speak with your doctor about therapy. This is really the most effect way to train your behavior to resist the hair pulling impulses. At Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, we understand the emotional stress of losing [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|trichotillomania|Comments Off on What is Trichotillomania?

Five Men’s Hair Loss Solutions That Work

For many men, hair loss is common and they know that they are likely going to go bald one day, whether due to hereditary factors or something else altogether. While men’s hair loss might be common that doesn’t mean it has to be permanent or inevitable. There are things men can do about hair loss if they are struggling with thinning hair and you can do to replace what they have lost and maintain think, healthy hair. Real hair loss solutions is not a pipe dream. You may be surprised to on how far hair replacement has come over the last few years. They can give you the look of a full head of hair that looks completely natural and seamless. Here are five men’s hair loss solutions that we recommend. Supplements and Nutrition Hair loss can sometimes be the result of malnutrition. The lack of the right nutrients in your diet can lead to your follicles not getting the right amount of nutrients to grow hair. Some simple dietary changes and vitamin supplements you may stall any further hair loss. Topical Solutions and Scalp Care A lot of times a lot of hair loss stems from unhealthy scalp conditions. If you skin is to dry, to flaky, or to oily then it creates an environment that can inhibit hair growth rather than promoting it. Topical solutions can provide the necessary hydration or pH balance that is need to change the scalp condition and return it to being healthy and that will promote new hair growth. Laser Hair Therapy Low level laser light therapy increases the blood flow to the follicles and encourages new hair growth. This is a safe and painless procedure that is also FDA approved. There are options for you to also perform this in the comfort from your own home using a portable laser unit. Hair Systems The great thing about men's hair replacement systems is that it can give you a full head of natural looking hair. They are more permanent than a wig but much less invasive than hair transplant surgery. This is the [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|mens non-surgical hair replacement|Comments Off on Five Men’s Hair Loss Solutions That Work

How Man Buns Can Cause Hair Loss

Let's talk Man Buns. If you are like many men to have participated in one of the most common new trends for men’s hairstyle, then you have worn a man bun. What is a man bun, well your hair is pulled back into the shape of a small bun located at the top of the head and secured. Though it may not seem like a big deal, and you definitely see this trend on many men, it can be something to worry about. What Is the Man Bun? A man bun is just what is sounds like. Men with specific type of hairstyle generally have very short or shaved hair along the sides of their head while keeping it long on top and in the back. Men take the longer top portion and pull it back into a ponytale and create a simple bun shape. Men from all ages are wearing this hairstyle trend. Everyone from Brad Pitt to Orlando Bloom and David Beckham. The question isn’t about the style it’s self but rather what the style does to men’s hair. Are Man Buns Not the Same as Women Hairstyles? There is a lot of talk about man buns and whether they lead to damage to men’s hair. Men are at a higher risk of losing their hair early due to male pattern baldness and often try to avoid the actual loss by preventable measures. Many question why man buns are so bad when women pull their hair back and tie it up on a regular basis in ponytails and buns. Man buns themselves don’t cause hair loss. In fact, it is not likely that pulling your hair back for a bun or other hair style is going to be negative on your hair quality. There are a few key things men have to keep in mind if they want to wear this type of hair style for long periods of time. What To Keep In Mind About Man Buns? Pulling hair back tightly is a common for creating hair loss in both men and women. When the hair is [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|mens hair loss|Comments Off on How Man Buns Can Cause Hair Loss

Hair Loss After Pregnancy? Is It Permanent?

As any pregnant woman knows, your body goes through changes and rather rapidly. However, some of them like hair loss for example can be very worrisome to many. It is estimated that over 90 percent of your hair is growing at any one time. The other 10 percent is in a resting phase. When a woman is pregnant the chemicals in her body change to accommodate the baby’s growth. In many cases this can lead to hair loss. What most women don’t realize is that their hair is just moving from one phase to another. Is It Normal to Lose Hair During Pregnancy? Every two or three month about 10 percent of your hair that is in a resting phase falls out. This shedding is normal and it allows new hair to grow in its place. For women who are pregnant this hair loss speeds up and tends to happen at a dramatic fashion. Over 50 percent of women who are pregnant find they are inflected with this type of hair loss. There is good news in that it only happens during pregnancy and is only temporary for most women. You should be made aware that most hair loss that is related to pregnancy happens after the delivery of the baby. Most women during pregnancy find they have more hair. This happens because during a woman’s pregnancy more hair will enter the resting phase. This happens because of the hormone change that take place. The hair is usually thicker and more healthy during that time as well. After giving birth the hormones in a woman’s body begin to return to normal levels and those hairs that entered the resting phase begin to fall out somewhere between three to four months after giving birth. What About Hair Loss That's Significant During Pregnancy? If during your pregnancy you notice that you have more hair loss than normal, it may indicate some level of deficiency of nutrients. It may be a good idea to talk to your doctor as you don’t want your deplete your body of important nutrients. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Female Hair Loss|Comments Off on Hair Loss After Pregnancy? Is It Permanent?

Granddad’s Old Toupee Looked Awful!

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement in 2016 Here's the problem. You can spot a bad toupee a mile away. Who would ever want one of those silly rugs? Particularly in 2016?  We've all seen them. You can spot a bad toupee a mile away. In fact, you can probably spot occasionally it in the supermarket checkout lane. The old school methods to toupees, rugs and weaves to cover-up and hide male pattern baldness are a thing of the past, or at least they should be. Fortunately, Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota in St. Paul and Bloomington offers amazingly natural looking non-surgical hair replacement solutions for thinning hair and baldness that you can't tell from real, natural growing hair. You can spot a bad toupee a mile away. But you can't spot a modern, state of the art, 2016 non-surgical men's hair replacement even if you're two feet away from it. That's the beauty of what we do at Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota in St. Paul and Bloomington.  We pride ourselves on the fact that our best work, the work we do each and every day, is so good that nobody notices it!  Really, it's absolutely true. Men's Hair Replacement Solutions in 2016 DermalLens non-surgical hair replacement for men is our exclusive non-surgical custom hair replacement that uses the latest technology in hair replacement for men. This method is so realistic and advanced that you have probably seen many Hollywood celebrities wearing it and you don’t even realize it. The process to get a full head of hair is so precise and quick that when you come in for your first hair appointment you may leave with hair that may even be better than your real hair. In the past men went to great lengths to hide hair loss but only those tacky hairpieces existed to help hide bald spots. Our exclusive DermalLens men’s non-surgical hair replacement system offers a unique, totally natural solution to male pattern baldness and Alopecia. Created with a virtually invisible base, it provides an undetectable men’s hair replacement that actually allows your scalp to show through as [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Non-Surgical Hair Replacement|Comments Off on Granddad’s Old Toupee Looked Awful!

New Light on Hair Loss Treatment and Hair Regrowth

Laser Hair Therapy Treatment for Hair Loss or "Low-Level Laser Therapy" has been used in exclusive clinics around the world with great success. At Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota in Minneapolis, St. Paul & Bloomington, we use a three-step approach that includes a clinic laser, clinic scalp treatments and pharmaceutical grade products that you can use at home. What is Laser Light Hair Therapy? Laser Light Hair Therapy is a breakthrough technology that basically puts your body's own ability to grow hair into overdrive. This non-surgical scientific approach to treating hair loss basically uses Low Level lasers to "energize" tissue. Light is a form of energy that basically creates a hyper-stimulation of hair growth. Laser Light Therapy receives high praise for being a safe, effective and painless treatment that combats hair loss. Laser Light Therapy has been recognized by the FDA and is approved for cosmetic use in the United States. The Science Laser Light Therapy stimulates cell metabolism and repairs damaged cells. This is a scientific principle called photo biotherapy, it was originally developed to treat scalp and skin diseases. With Laser Light Therapy the body absorbs the external energy on a cellular level and transforms light energy into chemical energy which the body uses to accelerate the normal healing rate of tissue. Much like plants use the energy from sunlight and create photosynthesis to nourish and encourage plant growth, the Laser Light uses the unique energy in laser light and Laser Light Therapy to revitalize and strengthen hair. According to laser researcher Dr. J. Layton:  "Laser Hair Therapy increases microcirculation of the hair follicle, which allows nutrients and freshly oxygenated blood to access the hair follicle with the results being a stimulation of the natural hair growth cycle." The Benefits of Laser Light Hair Therapy The benefits of Laser Light Therapy make it one of the most popular, non-invasive hair loss treatments available in the industry. Increases blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment Stops the progression of hair loss in 85% of patients Stimulates hair regrowth Repairs and improves hair shaft quality resulting [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|hair growth, Laser Hair Loss Treatment|Comments Off on New Light on Hair Loss Treatment and Hair Regrowth

Hair Loss, Self-Confidence & Your Career

Making the Most of Your Next Job Interview Securing a job interview can be a difficult feat. If you’re interviewing with a prospective job, it means that you’ve made several large cuts and they like what they see from your resume and cover letter. The trick of the interview is to help them like you as much in person as they do on paper. You’ve spent countless days searching for jobs online and have likely been on many interviews that haven’t panned out. Are you tired of sitting at home, surfing the web for opportunities day after day, only to blow your chance on interview day? Interviewing for a new job is stressful for anyone. However, if you’re struggling with men's hair loss or male pattern baldness  from alopecia areata, there are additional stresses as you prepare for an interview. It is likely that you’ve waited for weeks, perhaps months for this one particular interview. You think you’re prepared, but once you’re in front of the prospective employees, you either freeze and don’t say enough or have nerves and talk too much. There are several tips to keep in mind as you’re preparing for an interview. Research the Company One of the most common mistakes that interviewees make is not doing their research. You’ve put so much time into drafting your resume and filling out applications, spend just thirty minutes and do a little bit of research on the company. At this point, you know the person with whom you’re interviewing. Look them up on professional networking sites, read their bio on the company web page, and learn about their history at the job. It’s also essential that you know information about the company itself: when was it founded? What is the company recognized for in the industry? How will your skills move their mission forward? Speak Up You were chosen for an interview because at least one person thinks you’re worth it. There were dozens of people who were not invited for an interview. Since you have this opportunity, take advantage of it! When asked a question, speak up [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|hair restoration|Comments Off on Hair Loss, Self-Confidence & Your Career