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According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), hair loss affects more than 80M American men and women (Note: that’s roughly the entire population of Great Britain), and the symptoms can range from increased shedding or a widening part up to bald patches. So, if you’ve started noticing more hairs on your pillow or in the shower drain or worse, here are some ways to prevent further hair loss and promote new growth.
Prevention and Maintenance
There’s a genetic component to both male and female pattern hair loss. Even if the DNA odds aren’t in your favor, there are a variety of simple steps you can take to preserve and optimize the health of your hair. According to Dr. Mig
For the first time in 23 years, the FDA has approved a new treatment for female pattern hair loss – the HairMax Laser Comb Lux9, manufactured by Lexington Intl, LLC, which uses low level laser energy to stimulate dormant and active hair follicles. The company has similar devices for men, but this is the first time one has been approved to treat female Androgenic Alopecia.
The last treatment to receive FDA approval for female hair loss was minoxidil in 1988 – you may know this as Rogaine for Women. The HairMax is now the first home-use medical device cleared to treat the estimated 80 million men and women suffering from hereditary hair loss.