Researchers discover genes associated with human hair growth.

A study published in the journal Nature Communications in March 2016 identifies, for the very first time, a host of genes believed to be associated with many hair characteristics, including eyebrow and beard bushiness, hair color and shape, hair graying and hair loss. We asked Dr. Harris to weigh in on import of this study.
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Hair transplant recovery – what to expect.

Many men and women who are considering a hair transplant are curious about the downtime associated with the procedure. This is understandable. We all have personal and professional lives that place demands on us, and we realize that any downtime is tapping into a very valuable resource: your time. Simply put, downtime with Hair Sciences
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How to Prevent Hair Loss in Men and Women

You may be experiencing hair loss, and that may be causing you alarm or even anxiety. You may be wondering if you can get your hair back, or prevent hair loss in the first place. Let’s get straight to the facts. Daily hair loss is normal Many people are alarmed to see dozens of hairs
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How to treat hair loss — what are the options?

There are many options for treating hair loss, including topical, medical and surgical modalities. Each is effective in its own way, and many modalities can be combined. Combining options may help you save the hair you have, re-grow lost hair, and even move hair from areas where it is plentiful and robust to areas where
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Eyebrow regrowth? For real?

Your eyebrows frame your face, amplify emotion, and enhance expression. But you may have been noticing that your eyebrows are becoming thin or wispy, and that this is impacting your appearance, and not for the better. If this is the case, is there anything you can do so promote eyebrow regrowth, or is eyebrow loss
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Dandruff and hair loss – is there a connection?

If you are a guy whose hair is thinning and you also have dandruff, you may be wondering if the dandruff is actually causing the hair loss, or if there is a connection. The answer is no — dandruff and hair loss are not related. Male pattern baldness, which manifests in the typical receding hairline
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Hair Transplant Success Rate

Many patients coming to my clinic are concerned about the hair loss success rates that can be expected from a hair restoration procedure. There are several aspects related to the topic of hair transplant success rate that can be explored. Do hair transplants work? Many patients coming into my clinic will simply ask, “Doc, will
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Hair loss prevention — 3 myths and 5 facts

I could write an entire chapter about the myths and facts of hair loss prevention…and as a matter of fact I have. The Internet age has been a boon for information on many a medical condition, but with beauty bloggers posing as experts offering “miracle” remedies, the conversation around hair loss has only become more
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Diet and hair loss—is there a connection?

A nutrient-dense diet is essential to achieve optimum health, and your hair is no exception. Yet if you are going bald due to genetic influences, even the best foods will not halt the progression. So where does the truth lie? Is there a connection between diet and hair loss? There are approximately 100,000 hairs on
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