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The pros and cons of hair transplants

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Hair Transplatation, Pros and Cons |

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There are serious cases wherein hair re growth is a tad slower even if medicinal therapy is being applied. Most of these cases are having baldness in just a small portion of their scalp. This is not good to look at because uneven hair distribution is not right. So, in the event of experiencing severe hair loss, the person can opt for hair transplant. Hair transplant works by harvesting hair from different parts of the body and surgically transplant it into your scalp. However, before the doctor does this step, he has to make sure that thorough assessment will be conducted.

Below are the lists of the qualifications needed for the candidates to pass for them to be approved to undergo the hair transplant.

  • Age should be 18 years old and above
  • Been to an unsuccessful medicinal treatment for hair re growth
  • Clear scalp with no presence of infection
  • No history of chronic neither systemic disorders
  • Smoking and alcohol cessation preferably 2 to 3 weeks prior the scheduled surgery

Once the doctor is done with the assessment, he will then decide whether to go for the surgery or no. In the event that there is a doctor’s approval, the patient will now have to stop any medications taken as well as to stop drinking alcoholic beverages for these can cause serious post operative bleeding.

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The following are the expected outcome(the pros) after the surgery:

Youthful hair appearance -One of the most awaited outcomes after the surgery is that it will give you a youthful glow and improved hair appearance. Equally covered scalp with the hair that you are excited of, will not just make you look pretty good but also will lighten up your mood increasing positive vibes.

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Boost self esteem –It is expected that once the person have achieved their goal, they will be excited of the outcome. In this said, the person will boost their self esteem because they have nothing to hide in their hair.

Hair loss reversal –It is expected that when a person underwent this type of procedure, it will be a remedy to their long wait for a hair loss cure.

The cons:

Post operative bleeding –Though some are expected to cease smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, there are still others who are not well compliant to it. That is why they will experience post operative bleeding. However, there are some bleeding occurrences that are considered as normal. This type of bleeding will eventually be gone once applied with direct light pressure.

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Itchiness –Due to the process of healing, itchiness of the site is normal. You have to divert your attention and to never scratch off the site for doing so will make you introduce infection into the wound. One of the effective ways to alleviate the itchiness is by shampooing.

Pain –Pain is expected to happen and to last for a number of days. You can drink pain relievers to alleviate the pain though.

Swelling of the site – It is one of the most common side effects of hair transplant. Swelling that lasts for 4 to 6 days is normal which is expected to subside on the 7th day.

Medical Hair Treatment Regimen to treat hair loss

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Medical Hair Treatment |

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Hair loss may not be considered as life threatening. There are lots of factors that may lead to hair loss which is not by damaged hair alone. One of which is possible and expected under the condition of cancer wherein the patient needs to undergo chemotherapy. It is not because of cancer that causes the patient to be bald in which what most people believed. Instead, it is a common effect of chemotherapy that causes hair loss.

Usually, when patients are on this stage of their treatment, they opt to wear bonnets or scarf just to hide the baldness. Furthermore, once they have responded to the medicine after the course treatment.

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As mentioned, it is normal for these people to have baldness because of the chemotherapy. The next challenge that they have to face is their physical look. It is not easy to have no crowning glory. Once you look at the mirror, it feels like different and it feels like it’s not you anymore. However, there are more things that you can do rather than wearing bonnets and scarf alone.

There are a bunch of medicinal products that will help you grow your hair faster. Since these are medicinal, make sure to take precautions and read further indications of these drugs. These are the following remedies:

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This drug is under the generic name of minoxidil and is known as an aid to hasten the grown of your hair. However, you have to be careful because there are two classifications under this drug. Make sure that you are to choose the one that is intended for hair growth. The application of this drug is very easy. All you have to do is to pour a small amount onto your palm and lather evenly onto your scalp. Massage your scalp to promote further absorption and do it twice daily.

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Surprisingly, aside from its indication for diuretics, aldactone can also help in hastening hair growth. The effect of decreasing body fluid retains the potassium in our body, thus a good medium for hair growth.

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Though men are not that conscious about their baldness, there are still some that want to have it cured. Propecia, under the generic name of finasteride which have the same mode of action as those mentioned above. It promotes hair re-growth through scalp application. But you have to have a precaution for using this drug most especially to pregnant women because it is not safe for them.

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This drug is a histamine blocker that is used to combat allergies. Aside from that, it also blocks the production of the hormone called dihydrotestosterone which is known to decrease the chances of hair re growth. Because of this action, this drug is used for hair loss reversal. However, it was then discovered that this drug has a lot of adverse effects which does more negative rather than the positive. So, if your sole purpose is to have a hair loss cure, it would be best to choose other drugs as your top choices rather than target it alone.

Olive oil: a home made answer to cure hair loss

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Home Made Cure |

Above all other natural remedies to treat prevent and cure hair loss, olive oil is known to be the front liner. Naturally, olive oil is rich with lots of vitamins and nutrients perfect for treating and preventinga bunch of skin disorders. For you to appreciate more the value of olive oilthe following are simple steps on how to properly applyolive oil onto the hair as well as the benefits of using such natural remedy.

Materials needed:

  • Mirror
  • Comb
  • Shower Cap
  • Olive oil
  • Egg yolk
  • Lemon juice

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The proper steps of applying olive oil onto the hair:

Step 1: Facing a mirror, gently comb hair until tangle free. Pour minimal amount of olive oil onto your palm(about 2 to 3 ml) and lather it onto your hair starting from the scalp up to the tips. Continue to do the same pattern until all hair is covered up. Remember to always do a massaging manoeuvre when applying the oil so that it will promote better circulation of the scalp.

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Step 2: Afterwards, put on a shower cap and leave it soaked for about thirty minutes to an hour depending on your preferences al long at it can reach 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3: On a separate bowl, mix egg yolk, lemon juice and olive oil until thickened.Once you reached a paste like consistency, set aside. This will serve as your conditioner when you moved to the next step.

Step 4: Take a shower and use the conditioner made in the previous step. Apply thoroughly starting from the roots to tips until your hair is fully coated. The same thing, gently lather the conditioner to promote scalp absorption.

Step 5: After 10 to 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly. To get rid of the sticky feel, you can use regular shampoo and thoroughly rinse afterwards.

The benefits of this homemade treatment:

There may be bunch of products that are proven to be effective when it comes to hair loss reversal; still, olive oil is the most naturally recommended. To add up to your basic knowledge about the benefits of using olive oil to cure hair loss, read on the following benefits:

DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment (Different Oils & Benefits)

Aids in the reduction of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) –The hair shaft follicle is known to be the foundation of the hair roots. Once of the causes of hair loss is through increased production of this hormone. However, it was then discovered that with the application of olive oil onto the hair, it minimizes the production of the DHT hormone making known of the olive oil as a hair loss cure.

Cures scalp diseases – Olive oil is known to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is very common that most children are prone to dandruff formation which will further develop into an infection if scratched, wounded and left untreated. Considering this fact, application of olive oil is proven to heal the wound because of its antibacterial component even prevents fungal infection of the wounded site.

Say goodye to hair loss the natural way

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Home Made Cure |

The hair is said to be every girl’s crowning glory but what about the men? Considering that not every one of them are conscious about their hair but still, it is their crowning glory as well. Though the beauty of a person would not depend upon their physical appearance, the hair would mostly contribute to how pretty a person looks the outward way.

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Nowadays, there are already bunch of people that are into different hair styles. Since this is now a trend, having a thick and healthy looking hair is most preferable. However, not all are lucky enough to have that kind of crowning glory since most are into dying and applying treatments containing harmful chemicals onto their hair leading to further damage.

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Hair damage is not all about hair fall, split ends and dry hair. These manifestations can further lead to hair loss if not prevented early. Being into the trend is not bad; however, if this would cost you your hair, then think again. In the event that you had made your choice to have that healthy looking bouncy thick hair, all you have to do is to stop applying hair treatments that are incorporated with harmful chemical and start to apply natural remedies that can magically do hair loss reversal.

For you to have an idea, check out the following natural remedies:

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Frequent oil hair massage –One of the oldest but most tested and proven remedy to cure hair loss is through frequent hair massage with the use of olive oil. The rationale behind frequent hair massage is that you will be promoting better circulation. This would activate your hair follicles making it lively and strong. This remedy can be aided with the use of olive oil not just to enhance but will also contribute to the beautification of your hair. Olive oil is known to be one of the many oil treatments that can contribute to hair loss cure. This oil contains squalene for hydration and antioxidants as well that are best known not just to strengthen the hair from the roots but to also cure hair loss.

Eat healthy rich protein foods – One of the effective ways to cure hair loss is to eat protein rich foods. Samples of which are fish and soy. Since you are to ingest and digest foods coming from this food group, you will be rest assured the effect will be faster and natural.

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Stop the old unhealthy hair lifestyle –There is nothing healthier than avoiding hair treatments that have high harmful chemical contents. It is true that most girls can never take rid of it;however, you can use natural means that can also play the same role like hair dying with the use of coffee. Also, try not to frequently blow dry your hair neither use hair iron for it introduces more heat leading to hair damage leading to hair fall. Once these chemicals and heat exposure of your hair and scalp is not good not just to the scalp but to your body system as well. That is why it would be best to whop while its early rather than to stop when its already late.