Friday, December 14, 2007

Got a Bald Patch? See Your Dentist!

Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have found the bald patches on both women and men might be because of bad dental health.

Known to doctors as Alopecia, the hairless spots usually occur on the scalp, beard or eyebrows. The malady affects one of every 1000 people.

Wrote Professors Jose Antonio Gil Montoya: “The typical pattern is one or more round bald patches appearing on the scalp, beard or in the eyebrows or to undergo loss of eyelashes.”

Researchers say this is the first time a relationship between dental disease and hair loss has been established. Read more.

One of the least known -- but very popular -- plastic surgery procedures is hairline lowering for women. It happens when a woman’s hair line recedes and shows too much forehead. Read more.

Many plastic surgery patients are also concerned with their eyelashes. Some are transplanted. Read more about eyelash transplants.

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