Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
April
15

Losing hair can not only be devastating for a person, but all the commercials you see on TV or hear on the radio can make the situation even more difficult. When people begin to notice their hair falling out, they tend to panic and not think straight. They buy anything and everything that they see [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
February
8

When I first qualified as a Certified Trichologist in 1980, about 80% of my patients were male and 20% female. Now, the reverse is true. Does this mean that more women are losing hair? In my opinion, the answer is “yes”. I find that women today have a greater amount ‘on their plates’ than ever [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
November
23

Although the procedure for hair cloning is still being studied, it appears that the favored option is to first clone some hair follicle cells in a test tube or Petri dish and then carefully position these cells in the scalp. The placement of these cells should encourage them to grow into a functional hair follicle [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
September
7

Qu. It’s fall and I’m noticing more hair loss, is this normal?With the falling of leaves from the trees, many people think losing more scalp hair is normal at this time of the year.  There’s only been a little research done on what is known as ‘seasonal hair fall’, and the results have been inconclusive.  [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
August
10

Genetic hair loss is caused by the action of male hormones (androgens) upon a genetically sensitive hair follicle.  The development of genetic hair loss is associated with the shortening of the growing phase of the hair cycle and consequently with an increase in the proportion of resting hairs.  Also, there is a reduction in the [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
July
24

During the summer your hair and scalp often become harmed from too much exposure to the sun and to chemicals in the swimming pool.  Below are a few tips to help you reduce the potential damage: Swimming: With frequent swimming in the sea or pool during the summer the salt &/or chlorine really takes a [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
June
26

Most people’s lives are very stressful at one time or another, but not everybody loses hair during these stressful episodes.  This is because people’s bodies react in different ways to stress.  It seems that people who are more susceptible to stress-induced hair loss are the ones who are more susceptible to hair loss in the [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
May
10

Although women may suffer from hair loss at any age and from a multitude of reasons, hormonal changes can, in particular, influence their hair cycle.  Therefore, women often have hair loss issues after three main life changes: puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.   •  Puberty.  At puberty, hormonal ‘surges’ can lead to acne, oily skin and [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
April
2

Hair growth is cyclical.  The hair grows, goes through a transition stage, rests, and then falls out.  Sometimes the follicle will enter a latent stage before the whole process begins again. Anagen (the Growing Phase) The growing phase has six stages, but the only one you see is the final stage, when the hair emerges [more]

Posted by Dr. K in Hair Loss
March
13

Scarring hair loss (also called cicatricial alopecia) is the generic term applied to alopecia that accompanies or follows the destruction of hair follicles, whether by a disease affecting the follicles themselves (primary cicatricial alopecia), or by some indirect process external to them (secondary cicatricial alopecia). The skin often has a translucent (“onion skin”) or depigmented [more]