Hair Tests & Treatments



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Hair Tests:

  • Hair DNA testing: Hair follicles contain DNA; hair can be tested to establish paternity or as evidence in a criminal investigation.
  • Hair drug testing: Many street drugs (or their products)which breakdown in the body are absorbed into the hair.
  • Hair analysis: Testing of hair for toxic exposures, such as lead or mercury poisoning.

Hair Treatments:

  • Minoxidil (Rogaine): A medicine applied to the scalp, which can help prevent hair loss in most people when used daily.
  • Finasteride (Propecia): A medicine for men taken in pill form, daily, which regrows some hair and prevents hair loss in most men who use it.
  • Hair transplants: Surgery to remove skin and hair from the back of the scalp, and transplant groups of hair follicles to areas of thin hair.
  • Hair electrolysis: A very fine needle is inserted into a hair follicle, and electrical current is applied. The electricity destroys the follicle, preventing hair growth.
  • Laser hair removal: A laser is aimed at the cells in the hair follicle, and the laser’s high energy destroys cells there, preventing hair growth.
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What Is Hair Grafting For Hair Replacement?

Hair grafting is also called a hair transplant. It’s basically an outpatient hair replacement procedure that done by a dermatological surgeon. There is a process involved whereinmicro grafts and mini-grafts are done. At times, local anaesthetic is required.

What Happens During And After Hair Grafting?

In hair grafting, the dermatologist removes hair follicles of the hair bearing scalp from a patch behind the head. The removed follicles from the scalp are then cut into small segments and transplanted into the balding area.