"Halfbakedwho- I hate the weird baby hairs! Dark, coarse, wiry. I have a couple of them randomly sprouting from otherwise bald spots and a few that have mixed in with the little hair that's left on my temples. I've actually been tempted to…"
I was going over recent research and came across this article: Ultraviolet filters in hair-care products.
It basically says that various types of sunscreens are used in a lot of leave-in hair products and color-protectant shampoos…"
"I am also getting the message that the site isn't secure. Obviously, I proceeded anyway.
Halfbakedwho-I know what it's like to commute for work/school, and it is exhausting. Last semester I was driving about an hour and ten minutes each…"
"Hmm. I thought retin-a stimulated collagen production and actually thickened the skin. But, I did read that it can also trigger rosacea and be pretty harsh, which concerns me. I, too, stopped using sunscreen in recent months. I don't like not…"
"Pauliegirl, thank you for posting the article. I am on the fence, but I think I'm gonna take the leap and ask my dermatologist if he'd be willing to give Isotretinoin a go. I'm hopeful that it will at least clear up my skin, and then…"
"Hi, AnnieMay. I'm the one that mentioned the basketball-like skin texture. I also have a shiny (not greasy) forehead. It bothers me about as much as the hair loss. I have recently found a moisturizer that I like quite a bit. It definitely…"
"Rachel, the loss hasn't been too bad. I've lost most of my sideburns and about a centimeter around the sides of my face. My side hairline also looks thin and uneven. Additionally, I lost my "widow's peak." It really…"
"Oh, as a follow-up, the same studies showed that body hair involvement was correlated with more severe prognoses. Since I lost all of my eyebrows first and also have body hair involvement, I'm not sure where that leaves me."
"Hi, Rachel. I actually lost all of my eyebrows over the course of about 18 months before I noticed any hair loss on my scalp. I kept thinking it was a phase and they would grow back, but after about a year, when they were nearly gone, I decided to…"
"I feel you illustr8r. I recently responded to someone's post telling them I thought the Dutasteride was working and that I hardly use Elidel anymore because I don't have inflammation. I apparently forgot to knock on wood because less than…"
"Hi Jeanne. My understanding is that most people don't take antibiotics permanently. My dermatologist recommended a three-month course, although I decided to skip them. I've read as much research as I can on this topic, and I believe that…"
"I am convinced Tamoxifen was a key factor for me! It sent me raging in to an early menaoause. I haven’t been on it for at least 4 years but the FFA continues. At 54 I think I have the estrogen levels of an 85 year old! "
"No Tamoxofin or HRT for me. BC pills for a couple months only about age 20 then never again since and I am now 50. Among other changes I have made in my intake of food as well as products placed on my skin since awhile after FFA diagnosis is that I…"
"The possible link to Tamoxifen and low oestrogen is interesting Jess. I'm eagerly awaiting the results of the survey done by Guys hospital to find out whether this is the case, as I suspect it might be. I took Tamoxifen for 4 years…"
"Jess, no side effects it seems tho this is a relatively low dose. (20mg, which is what the research study participants took. I will say I had and continue to have a little bit of blemish breakouts but they say that is normal as accutane clears out…"
"I developed FFA after being prescribed an aromatase inhibitor. I have always blamed that for the hair loss so this research is interesting. Thanks for posting it. I am eagerly waiting to hear what the research at Guys turns up. "
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