Does topical spironolactone help in the fight against hair loss?

Does topical spironolactone help in the fight against hair loss?

The cause of hair loss is often cited as the binding of testosterone with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase to produce the more potent hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An increase of DHT levels in the system causes hair loss because it blocks the passage of essential nutrients vital for the survival of hair follicles. They shrink when they do not receive sustenance from the body. Hair follicles that lose its mass cause

SMP Testimonial – Scott McGaw 1 Year After SMP

SMP Testimonial – Scott McGaw 1 Year After SMP

Scott had his revolutionary SMP Scalp MicroPigmentation treatment just over 1 year before this video, after the crown area of his head thinned to the point where you could easily see his hair loss. Being 28 years of age and experiencing quite advanced hair loss, Scott decided to do something about his hair loss, and after a lot of investigation he found Scalp MicroPigmentation by Vinci Hair Clinic and had

Scalp MicroPigmentation Testimonial – Ian Sturrock

Scalp MicroPigmentation Testimonial – Ian Sturrock

Ian has always looked after himself. Physically he works out every day, trains and teaches others how to keep healthy and fit. However many years of using health supplements, hormones and indeed hereditary hair loss contributed to Ian losing his hair. Through a fellow hair loss sufferer and friend at his local gymnasium he discovered SMP Scalp MicroPigmentation, and realised this could be the solution to his hair loss issues.

Africa’s first professional scalp micropigmentation clinic is now open

There is no denying that scalp micropigmentation has taken the world by storm since it’s development. At Vinci Hair Clinic we are recognised as a world-leader for this type of revolutionary treatment for hair loss, and we are in the process of using our network of clinics to make the solution a real option for as many people around the world as possible. A small number of hair restoration clinics

iGrow laser helmet or HairMax laser comb?

iGrow laser helmet or HairMax laser comb?

Technology has always been there to make excellent in-roads in the world of medicine. It creates new and ingenious ways to tackle diseases and other ailments. A harbinger of progress, technology always brings with it the promise of better methods to handle current situations. The anti-hair loss community is constantly on the look out for cutting-edge solutions to treat their condition. Products and procedures may be available in a wide

International Hair Restoration Specialist Calls For More Regulation

International Hair Restoration Specialist Calls For More Regulation

The following article was written by Vinci Hair Clinic CEO Salvar Bjornsson, and was published on the website of The Harley Street Journal. For the original article please click here. Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is a sophisticated tattooing technique, using pigment to replicate hair. It’s used to create the effect of more density in thinning hair, hide scarring or to create the look of a shaved head of hair. This

Can finasteride make you impotent?

Can finasteride make you impotent?

The drug Finasteride is mainly used to treat two male afflictions. First, it seeks to cure benign proplastic hyperblasia (BPH). The prostrate encircles the urethra. BPH then, is a condition where there is an enlargement of the prostate gland. An inflated prostate restricts the passage of urine that may cause pain upon urination. Second, it is used to treat male pattern baldness. It is a condition that results in hair

David Beckham and the hair transplant gossip – The REAL story

David Beckham and the hair transplant gossip – The REAL story

There has been neverending gossip that the football star has undergone surgery to enhance his appearance through hair transplant procedures. David Beckman is known the world over. There is no confusing the image that goes with the name of this man. His wife Victoria has helped to create the brand of Beckham to transcend the world of football. His fan base has grown beyond the sport and has progressed to

Rob Brydon had a hair transplant, but does anyone care?

Rob Brydon had a hair transplant, but does anyone care?

Regardless of social status, income bracket, fame or notoriety, one should be entitled to a certain amount of privacy. And much to the detriment of the mega-famous, this can be at times quite a struggle. Celebrity-ism and the obsession the public has with the famous are strange phenomenon. For reasons that are difficult to explain, people (women mostly) can’t put aside gossip magazines that inform us on everything certain celebs

Male Pattern Balding Advice

Male Pattern Balding is the medical term for hair loss is Alopecia and the most common type of hair loss among men is known as androgenetic alopecia. It is also called pattern baldness or male pattern balding. This condition is generally permanent in nature. It can begin very early, in fact, some experience pattern baldness in their early 20’s or even in their teenage years. The pattern of hair loss

Alopecia Areata advice

Typical first symptoms of Alopecia Areata are small bald patches. The underlying skin is unscarred and looks superficially normal. These patches can take many shapes, but are most usually round or oval. The area of hair loss may tingle or be painful. The hair tends to fall out over a short period of time, with the loss commonly occurring more on one side of the scalp than the other. When

Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Male Pattern Baldness

It’s important to note that all people lose around 100-150 hairs per day regardless of race or location. So, finding hairs on your pillow, clothes, or towels doesn’t indicate ensuing baldness . Many males notice hair loss and assume it’s a balding death sentence, so they do nothing about it and suffer in silence. Others plunge into the reality of the situation and stop at nothing to do something about it.

The Norwood Hamilton Scale For Male Hair Loss

In the 1970’s Dr . O’tar Norwood developed a now widely used method of evaluating the degrees of male pattern baldness known as the Hamilton/Norwood Scale. He delineated between two kinds of pattern balding—regular male pattern balding and type A pattern balding. Each type has unique characteristics. Regular male pattern balding occurs in the majority of males, while type A male pattern balding occurs in less than 10% of patients.

Androgenetic Alopecia and Male Pattern Baldness

Androgenetic alopecia (ANA), known as male pattern baldness, causes the overwhelming majority of hair loss in men. Some estimates vary from 90-95% of hair loss victims are in fact suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia. This depletion is generally genetic in cause and, since it’s usually permanent, it may call for surgical hair transplants to remedy the condition. while some myths credit the father’s side of the family, modern genetics asserts inheritance

Female Alopecia Symptoms And Diagnosis

The popular myth that “women don’t bald” is just that – a myth. As much as 50% of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Loss from permanent female pattern balding as well as temporary androgynous causes occur in women, just as they do in men (see also Chapter 3 – Androgynous Causes). Most often, though, women’s loss is diffuse, rather than localized like men. Diffuse hair

The Ludwig Scale For Female Pattern Baldness

It’s uncommon to see women with genetic hair loss known as female hair loss or female androgenetic alopecia. When it does occur, it manifests in a pattern that is different from men. All women with hair loss need an accurate diagnosis, especially when the loss is diffuse and some underlying medical illness may be a factor. Diagnosis of permanent hair loss patterns in women is done with the help of

Androgenetic Alopecia In Women

It’s uncommon to see women who have genetic hair loss known as female hair loss or female androgenetic alopecia. When it does occur, it manifests in a pattern that is different from men. Diagnosis of hair loss in women is done with the help of the Ludwig Classification System described previously. About 10% of women who do undergo genetic female pattern balding exhibit a hair loss pattern similar to men,

Hormonal Fluctuations And Hair Loss

Just as with men, women also experience hormonal fluctuations that may cause hair loss. The blood tests below can be administered to find many medical conditions associated with hormonal functions that may cause hair loss: ANA (antinuclear antibody) – for lupus or other autoimmune diseases Iron – for levels of serum iron, tIBC (total Iron binding capacity), or ferritin deficiencies estradiol – for ovarian output FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) – for

Diffuse Hair Loss In Women

Diffuse hair loss is the most common type of loss in women. It is sometimes hard to notice such loss because it’s spread out over the entire scalp. Early signs of this type of loss are hair styling challenges such as loss of volume, a see-through effect, or increased space in the part line. Diffuse loss is mostly hereditary. A woman can expect it if other women in the family

Non-Surgical Options For Hair Loss

When faced with the prospect of losing hair, people over the ages have turned to various techniques, products, pills, and even the surgeon’s knife to remedy the problem. And while hair transplant surgery has greatly improved from the early days, it may not be preferred by some people and does have limitations (discussed more in the next chapter). The marketplace is well aware of the vulnerabilities of balding people and

How Does Minoxidil Work?

Before minoxidil, male pattern baldness was considered untreatable and most hair loss options were either pure “snake oil” or wigs. While not as effective as finasteride, it’s the most common medication for hair loss, and the only other drug approved by the FDA for this purpose. Its use for hair loss was discovered when patients used it for high blood pressure and noticed hair growth while taking the drug. It’s now

How Does Finasteride Work?

While minoxidil (Rogaine) works by nurturing the hair follicles back to health, it does not grow new hair. Unlike Rogaine, finasteride (Propecia) is a prescription medicine in most markets, and one of the few that can actually stimulates new hair growth in patients with male pattern baldness. Its effectiveness became known when men taking it for prostate issues grew new hair. Women have not been proven to benefit from Propecia;

Does Ketoconazole Stop Hair Loss?

Ketoconazole is a synthetic drug (typically prescribed) with various uses—anti-fungal cream, anti-dandruff shampoo, topical cream and oral tablet. Early research suggests that in the shampoo form, known as Nizoral, used with male pattern baldness may compare to minoxidil 2% (Rogaine) in effectiveness. One 1998 study indicates that hair density, size, and proportion of angina (growth cycle) follicles show similar enhancement when compared at ketoconazole 2% and minoxidil 2% when ketoconazole shampoo

What Is Micro Scalp Pigmentation?

Micro Scalp Pigmentation (MSP) has turned the world of hair loss on its head (excuse the pun). Scalp pigmentation is arguably the most life-changing, non-surgical solution to hair loss for men today. MSP offers an alternative to male pattern balding and sets men free from pills, concealers, hair systems, and hair transplants. MSP can provide immediate and compelling results and is very popular with men because the shaved look is widely

Stem Cell Treatment For Hair Loss

Controversial stem cells are widely discussed in the news these days. The contention refers to embryonic stem cells that are found in the earliest stages of the foetus before implantation on the wall of the womb. Because these cells are not yet committed to any particular function, they carry the potential to fulfil any role they are programmed to do. However, adult stem cells are used with hair loss clients

Are hair loss concealers realistic?

While many consider concealers to be more appropriate for late-night commercials, several products have actually been very well-received and are a long way from the “spray on solutions” that are joked about. Advanced concealers, such as Toppik, Nanogen, and Mane, utilize electrostatic fibres that blend in with one’s natural hair to make thinning much less obvious. Often such concealers are used in conjunction with scalp colouring products to minimize the

Are wigs realistic enough to cover balding?

Perhaps the best-known non-surgical solution to hair loss is the age-old wig. And the tragedies of wigs blowing off or going askew have been occurring around since people first wore them. According to some historians, their earliest uses go back to 3200-3100 BC, again in ancient egypt. So, most toupee jokes are anything but original. Today, wigs are referred to as “hair replacement system”. The main differences between systems of

History of Non-Surgical Solutions to Hair Loss

Taking a look at the history of non-surgical solutions to hair loss gives potential hair loss sufferers a look at the big picture . Sometimes when faced with this problem, individuals need to see things in a different light, to understand they are not alone, and to realize many others have shared the search for non-surgical solutions . The many forms of non-surgical solutions to hair loss provide men or

Surgical Options For Hair Loss

While surgical procedures in the past have had mixed and often unflattering results, modern surgical solutions to hair loss and balding have markedly improved – rendering a permanent, natural-looking result. The new successes of today, along with the revolutionary methods for repairing the errors of the past, are now becoming widely known and the reputation of the hair surgery industry is advancing rapidly. In fact, in 2008 over 250,000 restoration