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Table of Contents
                            Hair Loss & Replacement For Dummies®
	Table of Contents
	Introduction
	Part I Getting to Know Your Hair
		Chapter 1 All About Hair and Hair Loss
			Who Cares About Hair? Everyone!
			You’re Not Alone: Dealing with Causes of Hair Loss and the Personal Impact
			Keeping Your Hair Healthy
			Surveying Hair Replacement Options
			Looking at the Future of Hair Loss Prevention
		Chapter 2 Splitting Hairs: Growth, Loss, and Change over Time
			Under the Microscope: Hair and Scalp Anatomy
			Linking Ethnicity with Hair Type and Loss
			Aging Hair: How It Changes with Time
		Chapter 3 Taking Better Care of Your Hair
			Admiring the Adaptable Qualities of Hair
			Choosing and Using the Right Products
			How Gels, Sprays, and Other Chemicals Impact Hair Shape
			Changing Your Natural Look: Dyeing and Processing
			Avoiding Hair Damage
			Maintaining a Healthy Scalp
			Caring for Children’s Hair
	Part II The Root of Hair Loss: How and Why It Happens
		Chapter 4 Types of Hair Loss and Pattern Thinning in Men and Women
			Defining Different Types of Hair Loss
			Common Causes of Hair Loss
			Looking at Male Pattern Thinning
			Examining Hair Thinning in Women
		Chapter 5 Diseases that Cause Hair Loss
			Without a Trace: Non-scarring Alopecia
			A Potentially Permanent Change: Scarring Alopecia
			Lupus: A Scarring and Non-scarring Disease
			May Cause Side Effects: Medications and Hair Loss
			Other Causes of Hair Loss
			Enduring Hair Loss with Chemotherapy
	Part III Creative Techniquesfor ConcealingHair Loss
		Chapter 6 Toupee or not Toupee?
			A Brief History of “ Rugs”
			Today’s Hair Replacement Systems
			Attaching Your Hair
			Women and Hair Systems
			Adding Up the Costs of Hair Systems
			Maintaining Your New Hair
		Chapter 7 Shopping for Hair Replacement Systems
			Getting Wiggy with It
			Going Shopping: Where to Start?
			Choosing a Human Hair Wig
			Choosing a Synthetic Wig
			Understanding How a Custom-Fit Wig Is Made
			Picking Up Your New Hair
			Going Public with Your Hair
			Caring For Your Wig
			Wearing a Wig for Temporary Hair Loss
		Chapter 8 Concealing Hair Loss with Fibers, Sprays, and More
			Styling Some Basic Hair “ Thickening” Tricks
			Fooling Around with Fibers
			Spray-on Hair
			Applying Foundation
			Comparing Cover-ups
			Trying Thickeners
			Using Concealers after a Hair Transplant
	Part IV Pharmaceutical, Laser, and Topical Therapies
		Chapter 9 Turning to Prescription Medications for Hair Loss
			Managing Expectations
			Inhibiting DHT with Finasteride (Propecia)
			Dutasteride — Another Inhibitor of DHT
			Stimulating Hair Growth with Minoxidil
			Medications for Women Only
		Chapter 10 Supplementing Your Diet to Help Slow Hair Loss
			Eating Your Way to Healthy Hair
			Oils, Herbs, and Extracts: Alternative Hair Loss Remedies
			Potions, Mixtures, and Other Dubious Products
		Chapter 11 Low-Level Laser Therapy
			Discovering Lasers
			Finding a Physician
			Doing It Yourself: Hand-held Home-use Lasers
			Understanding the Potential Risks of LLLT
	Part V Advanced Hair Loss Solutions
		Chapter 12 Hair Restoration Options: Past and Present
			Taking the Long Road to Modern Hair Transplantation
			The Newest Transplanting Techniques
			Harvesting Your Hair
			The Hype About Hair Cloning
		Chapter 13 Hair Transplant Surgery
			Are You a Candidate for Hair Transplant Surgery?
			Psychological Considerations for Hair Transplantation
			Having Enough Hair for a Transplant
			Planning for Possible Future Hair Loss
			Assessing the Costs
			Choosing a Doctor
			Before the Surgery
			During the Surgery
			The Night and Morning after Surgery
			Possible Complications of Hair Transplant Surgery
			Preventing Hair Loss Acceleration: Shock Loss
			Having Surgery to Repair Unsatisfactory Results
		Chapter 14 Caring for Your Hair after Surgery
			Homeward Bound with a New Head of Hair
			Handling Complications
			Doing It Again
	Part VI The Part of Tens
		Chapter 15 Ten (or so) Myths about Hair Loss
			Hair Loss Comes from Your Mother’s Side
			Wearing Hats Causes Hair Loss
			If You Don’t See Hair in the Drain, You Aren’t Balding
			Excessive Use of Hair Chemicals and Hot Irons Kills Your Hair
			Hair Loss Is Caused by Decreased Blood Flow
			Magnets Increase Hair Growth
			Brushing Your Hair Is Better Than Combing It
			Cutting or Shaving Your Hair Make It Grow Back Thicker
			Hair Loss Is Caused by Clogged Pores
			Frequent Shampooing Causes Hair to Fall Out
			Hair Loss Stops When You Get Older
		Chapter 16 Ten Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Hair Replacement
			The Pros of Hair Replacement Systems
			The Cons of Hair Replacement Systems
		Chapter 17 Ten Reasons to Consider a Hair Transplant
			Bald Isn’t Making You Feel Beautiful
			You’d Like a More Symmetrical Face
			You Don’t Want People Talking to Your Forehead
			You Don’t Want the Lifetime Cost of a Hair System
			A Bald Head Runs Hot and Cold
			You’re Tired of Toupees, Creams, and Other Disguises
			You Want to Improve Your First Impression
			You’re Ready to Go Au Naturel
			You’re Ready to Ditch the Infamous Comb-over
			You Don’t Like Using Sun Screen on Your Head
		Chapter 18 Ten Facts about the FDA and Hair Products
			It Doesn’t Approve Shampoos and Conditioners
			It Doesn’t Approve Most Permanent Hair Dyes
			FDA Gets Help from the Courts to Protect Consumers
			It Protects You from Cosmetic Hair Growth Product Scams
			It Approves All Prescription Drugs That Claim to Grow Hair
			It Doesn’t Pre-Approve Over-the-Counter Hair Growth Drugs
			It Prevents Dietary Supplements from Claiming to Cure Hair Loss
			It Doesn’t Require Much from Class I Medical Devices
			It Requires Clearance for Class II Medical Devices
			It Requires Thorough Testing and Trials for Class III Devices
	Part VII Appendixes
		Appendix A Online Organizations and Resources
			Dr. Rassman’s Web Sites and Blogs
			Other Web Sites Devoted to Hair Loss
			General Medical Web Sites
			Sites that Contain Specific Drug Info
			Sites with Specific Product Info
			Professional Web Sites and Journals
			Professional Organizations
		Appendix B A Psychological Study of Hair Loss
			What the Survey Asked
			Who Was Surveyed
			What the Survey Showed
			Analyzing the Results
		Appendix C Glossary
	Index
                        
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Hair Loss &
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In this part . . .

Hair loss therapy is a booming business, and there’sno shortage of pills and topical potions, not to men-
tion laser treatments, to help your hair grow. In this sec-
tion, we look at what’s on the market, both the good and
the bad; we also consider more natural options, including
eating your way to healthy hair.

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Chapter 9

Turning to Prescription
Medications for

Hair Loss
In This Chapter
� Being realistic about what drugs can do

� Keeping DHT in check with finasteride and dutasteride

� Targeting hair follicles with minoxidil

� Checking out some additional medications for women

Take a pill, grow your hair back. Sounds like a winning arrange-ment, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, although a few prescription
medications can help with specific types of hair loss, the magic
hair pill has yet to be invented.

In this chapter, we look at prescription drugs that help with hair
loss, drugs that may help some people some of the time (and that
may include you), and drugs that are of no help whatsoever.

Managing Expectations
People generally expect miracles from prescription medications,
and medications touted for hair loss are no exception. It’s important
to recognize the capabilities and limitations of medical treatments
for hair loss therapies before you start using one. What topical (the
ones you pour on your head) and oral drugs can do is stop hair loss
in some people and sometimes regrow hair in areas that aren’t yet
totally bald. What they can’t do is regrow all the hair you’ve lost.

Hair that you lost many years ago isn’t likely to start growing. If
you’re satisfied with the idea of stopping hair loss and perhaps
experiencing some mild regrowth, then you may be very happy

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