Hair Loss Information Online – Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

Written by mjacobs on December 24, 2007

No matter what you are searching for on the internet, there are always going to be people who are willing to take advantage of unsuspecting men and women searching for help. It seems more prevalent in industries where a person’s self esteem is at stake. Weight loss, impotence, acne and of course, hair loss. Being monetarily taken advantage of is bad enough, but sometimes the damage goes beyond money and disappointment and can cause disfigurement. I mean who hasn’t seen all the news lately on Jan Adams, the high profile plastic surgeon who allegedly has caused serious damage to many women? According to the LA Times:

Adams has also recorded at least two major medical malpractice settlements totaling nearly half a million dollars and has been sued by several patients in other cases, court records show.

A more powerful medium that the internet is television. Dr. Jan Adams appeared on “Oprah” and “Extra” and even hosted his own plastic surgery show on the Discovery Channel. It is no wonder why women from all over the world flocked to Los Angeles to have surgery by this famous plastic surgeon. Read more

Bald Is In? Bald Celebrity Role Models

Written by mjacobs on December 23, 2007

A recent article written by Peter Hartlaub for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote “Hairless fakers, take note. Bald is in charge.” Wait, what does this mean? Does this mean my day has finally come, finally all my worries are over? I’ll no longer be passed over at a bar by women looking for a guy with um…hair. The article points out several top male celebrity bald brethern. From Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, and Patrick Stewart. All ambassadors for the fallen follicles. But lets face it, when a woman says “I think bald is sexy” what she really means to say is “I think bald men who look exactly like Vin Diseal and Jason Statham are sexy.” The fact remains the majority of bald men are still discriminated against in the workplace and at happy hour. Is there a term for that yet… baldist? Anyways the article is a fun read and will help provide you with a few extra bald celebrities to add to your list.

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Does The Laser Comb Really Grow Hair?

Written by admin on December 19, 2007

Laser light therapy hair loss treatment products such as the Hairmax Laser Comb and the Sunetics Laser Brush have become a hot topic in recent months. Can low level lasers be used to actual regrow and strengthen your existing hairs? A question regarding the efficacy of this hair loss treatment was asked on The Hair Transplant Adviser blog and was addressed by Dr. Brandon Ross, president and cofounder of La Jolla’s Ross Medical Hair Restoration, and member of the elite consumer hair transplant organization, the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. This is what Dr. Ross wrote in response to the following question: Read more Guide Mary Shomon Writes About Thyroid Hair Loss

Written by admin on December 5, 2007

A sluggish thyroid, an overactive thyroid and the wrong thyroid medication can all cause hair loss. guide Mary Shomon is a thyroid patient advocate and is the author of “The Thyroid Guide to Hair Loss.” She recently wrote an article that was published on The American Hair Loss Association titled, “Hair Loss Can Be a Sign of a Thyroid Problem.” She writes:

And the type of hair loss can be telling as well. A unique and very specific type of hair loss that can occur in hypothyroidism is loss of the outer edge of eyebrow hair. This is almost always a thyroid sign, and always warrants followup with your physician.

Also pay attention to these hair-related signs that are more common in thyroid patients …

* Hair loss not just from the head but the body (i.e., underarms, arms, legs)
* Hair that breaks easily
* Hair that has a change in texture, including becoming thinner, finer, coarser, rougher, brittler, or more strawlike
* Hair that easily tangles
* Hair that changes its qualities, and no longer will hold a perm or a curl

Don’t overlook the thyroid as a possible contributing cause of your hair loss. Make sure to get checked out by a doctor knowledgeable in thyroid diseases. Sometimes it requires more that just a simple reading of your blood test results to determine if your thyroid or thyroid medication is too blame for your hair loss.