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Premature ‘grey’ hair – what it is and why it happens

‘Premature greying’ is defined as onset before age 20 in Caucasians + before age 30 in people of dark skin colour. In younger people what they see as ‘grey’ hair is actually a mixture of white & pigmented (or colored) hair – or ‘vellus’ hair growth due to follicle miniaturisation seen in androgenic scalp hair …

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The downsides of iron supplementation by injection or infusion

Iron injections or infusions are increasingly becoming the standard medical ‘quick fix’ response to low iron levels in women. And whilst they obviously may be necessary in life-saving or severe anaemia situations, they are not the ideal method of replenish one’s iron stores for the following reasons: Iron is highly oxidative with a very reactive …

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Male Hair Loss

Skin Mites as a cause of hair loss & scalp problems

There are numerous mites, bacteria and fungi that reside on or in our skin’s outer layers (epidermis). Some are helpful in maintaining skin pH or preventing other harmful microbes from establishing themselves. Others such as Ringworm (Tinea), head lice or scabies are not ‘host friendly’ and their presence will result in intense skin irritation or …

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Unsuccessful IVF & thinning scalp hair density – what’s the connection?

The Scenario: Young woman in her 20’s actively but unsuccessfully attempting to become pregnant. Similarly late 30’s – early 40’s woman aware of her ‘biologic clock’ and desperately seeking assistance with fertility enhancement from one of the reputable clinics in this field. Hormonal therapy is undertaken; medication to suppress menstruation, temperature charts, sperm count investigation …

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Hair Loss in the Pregnant and Post-Partum Woman

Nothing reveals the unique beauty of a woman quite like a healthy woman displaying her pregnancy. The additional life growing inside her presents a glow that no cosmetic make-over could ever replicate. Her hair too is usually at its most lush density and soft manageability. A pregnant woman’s scalp hair growth (anagen) cycle – usually …

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