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Status Quo guitarist Francis Rossi decides to shear his p...

"rather than go down the embarrassing route of wigs, plugs or glue he has faced up to the facts of life" .. err, we're missing something here. FDA approved hair loss treatments that actually work. Wigs, plugs and glue are not 'it'. Hair loss can be treated, and Rossi could have kept his pony tail. It's just .. most men don't realise these treatments exist and that they work. The 'facts of life' have changed. Male pattern hair loss is treatable.  (Mar 24, 2009 | post #1)

Hair Loss

Treating Hair Loss

Quite a weird article this, all about women's hair loss but without mentioning Minoxidil, the only proven, FDA approved medical treatment. Also it says Provillus is FDA approved, which it isn't, at least not in the same way http://www.balding 5/is-provillus-fda -approved/ . And it lumps Provillus, Rogaine (which provides Minoxidil) and Propecia (not for women) in the same basket when they are entirely different things. Here's our info on Minoxidil: http://www.belgrav eminoxidil.htm  (Dec 22, 2008 | post #1)

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John Cleese shows off the new hairdo

I would tend towards using FDA-approved drug treatments before resorting to surgery  (Nov 15, 2008 | post #1)

Hair Loss

Image and identify issues often affect women dealing with...

That's a pretty good article, I'd just emphasise that Minoxidil is proven to be effective and safe against androgenic alopecia, usually at least stopping further hair loss but often leading to some hair regrowth. The earlier the treatment starts, the more effective it appears to be. Any men reading should know that Propecia is approved for them (but not for women) and a combination of Propecia and Minoxidil works really well.  (Oct 29, 2008 | post #1)


Breakthrough Baldness Genetic Test

Just thinking about this, perhaps inheritance is a little more complicated .. you might have bald parents but not go bald yourself because you got your genes from a grandparent who didn't go bald, but still. Look at your scalp, if you're thinning, it's probably the start of male or female pattern baldness. Make your decision early whether you want to treat it or not. Use FDA approved medications Minoxidil and (if you're a man) Propecia. That's it.  (Oct 18, 2008 | post #2)


Breakthrough Baldness Genetic Test

I can't quite see the usefulness of this test. Guys who know who their family know whether they are likely to get male pattern baldness, so I guess for guys who don't know their family, it's useful. But even then a quick visual check lets you know the situation. Also, the test doesn't sound like it's conclusive. The story says it's a test for one gene, and (I assume) the same team that identified that gene recently announced they discovered another one. So I'd question the test's accuracy too.  (Oct 18, 2008 | post #1)

Hair Loss

An ancient Indian recipe that could re-grow hair and stop...

I can't actually find the original story, where's that?  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #53)

Hair Loss

Herbal Hair Loss Remedies That Offer Hope

Honestly? I would concentrate on scientifically proven remedies, however we don't completely shun herbal remedies ourselves, Saw Palmetto is part of our offering.  (Sep 8, 2008 | post #1)

Hair Loss

Amazing Claims: Laser Comb To Stop Baldness

I think that was a reasonable contribution, tbh, I was trying to help is all.  (Sep 8, 2008 | post #29)

Hair Loss

Amazing Claims: Laser Comb To Stop Baldness

For those in the UK (read on if not), The Belgravia Centre http://www.belgrav offers a free laser comb for those undertaking a hair loss treatment plan which would usually include Minoxidil, Propecia and a range of other treatments. They regularly price check too. Laser combs are FDA-cleared, so doesn't that mean they are proven to have a positive effect? For those outside the UK, they'll work over the Internet and send you your treatment plan by post: http://www.belgrav feed/  (Aug 30, 2008 | post #25)

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