Laser caps have enjoyed an undeniable spike in popularity. Over the last decade, a growing body of research has helped ease skepticism over the ability of low level laser therapy (LLLT) products to truly nourish hair follicles. Today, many physicians recommend laser therapy caps to patients who wish to cultivate thicker and fuller hair. While some patients use only laser therapy caps, many others enjoy the synergistic combination of LLLT products with other hair loss treatments, like hair transplants and hair loss medications.
Suffering with hair loss is more common than you might think. It affects millions worldwide, and does not discriminate by ethnicity, age, or gender. The word “suffer” is appropriate, as hair loss is known to cause serious anxiety and even depression for those who experience it. Unfortunately, there is misinformation surrounding both how hair loss happens and what can be done to fix it. Popular myths like “hats speed hair loss” aren’t just false, they also create more anxiety for men and women who aren’t quite sure how to stop and reverse the signs of thinning and shedding. Educate yourself on hair loss, and read advice from hair loss professionals.
This year, researchers have released a number of fascinating studies on the nature of hair loss. In search of a potential hair loss cure, many research institutions have dedicated many hours to studying what make hair grow again naturally. In this study, a team finds that a natural resin-like substance in beehives might do just that. Visit the Miami Hair Blog for a full recap of this new study.
This past year was certainly noteworthy when it comes to new hair loss treatments. In February, the hair loss community was rocked with the results of one study that finally provided evidence that low level laser therapy devices actually have the potential to spur new hair growth. Though futuristic and gimmicky, these “LLLT” combs and hats are enjoying a new level of respect among both hair loss professionals and hair loss sufferers alike. LLLT was not the only treatment to enjoy good press in 2014, however. To read more about the past year’s most talked-about hair loss treatments, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.
A stem cell is a very special unit of the body. In it resides the biological code to replicate a variety of different cells. Stem calls are not limited to their own reproduction; rather, they can supply the blueprint from which other, different cells can be created. It’s no wonder stem cells are being researched as a potential “hair loss cure,” since successfully mapping and manipulating one could lay the foundation for creating an entirely new head of hair from scratch. It has been a quest for many years, and earlier this month, a research team at the University of Calgary announced an exciting breakthrough in one such study. Dr. Biernaskie, a professor at the University, explained that he and his research team identified a cluster of “self renewing” cells within the dermal sheath that exhibited the ability to reawaken dormant hair follicles. More research is needed in order to understand how specific drugs might be able to control these cell clusters. However, Dr. Biernaskie shows ho
The future of robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration is a promising one. According to surgeons at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, the advanced hair restoration technology may soon be able to assist in both follicular extraction and implantation. A surgeon’s skills and expertise would still be needed to execute the physical implantation of the follicular unit; however, robotics technologies may soon be able to tell surgeons exactly where to implant each graft for best results.
Studies show that both hair and nails benefit from some of the same essential vitamins and minerals. This is great news for anyone looking to improve strength and appearance of both hair and nails, as small changes in diet can have a significantly positive impact on each. In this article, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, shares a half dozen nutrients that are known to improve the look, feel, and strength of hair and nails.