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Regenerative medicine: The latest generation is here

By |2021-07-12T15:50:06-05:00July 12th, 2021|Members, Public|Comments Off on Regenerative medicine: The latest generation is here

By Alan J Bauman, MD, ABHRS , Bauman Medical Hair Transplant & Hair Loss Treatment Center, Boca Raton, FL “Exosome” is the new buzzword and rising star in the fields of regenerative medicine, stem cell research, as well as traditional medicine and pharmacology because exosomes represent the latest generation of naturally bioactive stem cell-based products for patient treatment. What is an exosome? Exosomes or extracellular vesicles are tiny packets containing a wide range of cellular information, signals, and instructions that are created inside cells and secreted into their surroundings. They may be taken up by adjacent cells or travel to distant cells. Less than 1/1000 the size of a cell, typically ~100nm in diameter, they can be found in blood, urine, spinal fluid, and saliva. For many years, exosomes were considered responsible only for the transportation of cellular waste out of a cell–not very glamorous! More recently, however, they have been recognized for their critical role in intracellular communication in health and disease, with now more than 14,000 scientific articles appearing in the clinical literature within the past decade. Because of their potential, biotech companies focused on exosome therapeutics and diagnostics have received hundreds of millions of dollars of investments just within the past few years and the exosome field is projected to be a three billion dollar a year industry by the end of this decade. An undeniable trend in medical research since the 1990s has been away from a traditional pharmaceutical approach toward the concept of regenerative medicine – a way to restore [...]

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The wind and water lifted my success after a difficult diagnosis

By |2021-07-12T14:54:55-05:00July 12th, 2021|Public|Comments Off on The wind and water lifted my success after a difficult diagnosis

By Nazy Curtis, Amani Hair, Newport Beach, CA I was diagnosed with alopecia at age 22, and like any diagnosis that doesn’t have a cure, I was in shock.  I felt hopeless but decided to do hundreds of cortisone shots, but nothing worked. There would always be a new patch. The next option was taking cortisone pills, which have many side effects including liver damage and moon face. I got the latter.  Being the only girl in the family, my mother kept asking, “Why, why my only daughter?” I responded, “Mom if it wasn’t me it would be someone else. Anyone could get this.” I decided to act positively in front of my family. I didn’t want to see the sadness in their eyes and of course, I tried to hide my hair loss from everyone else. Even up to today no one has seen me bald.  I was walking around as a young and enthusiastic new business owner with a moon face and shiny synthetic wig, promoting my new business. You can imagine the sick feeling I was carrying with me every day. Indescribable. Knowing that my hair will not ever come back, I decided to use my own wig-making experience to create my first wig. I sourced the best European human hair, designed my own cap with no glue or clips. It made me feel so much better. After all these years I still do not see myself bald. I know the world around us has changed. On Instagram and other social media, [...]

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Top Seven Questions About Laser Hair Loss Treatment

By |2020-10-20T12:34:32-05:00October 20th, 2020|LLLT Laser Hair Therapy|Comments Off on Top Seven Questions About Laser Hair Loss Treatment

Laser hair therapy is one of the many options available to you when seeking solutions for your hair loss. It is a highly effective treatment for thinning hair and early stages of hair loss. However, many people worry about applying lasers to their scalp, as the treatment is highly advanced and can be intimidating. Here are the answers to some of the common questions that people have about laser hair therapy treatments to help you make an informed decision about treatment. 1. How Does Laser Hair Therapy Work? Laser Hair Therapy Treatments utilize a low level laser light which is a cold laser, meaning it is part of the red spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. This type of laser is coherent, meaning it travels in a straight line, and columnated, allowing a concentration of its beam to a defined location. These attributes, combined with its single wavelength, allow light to penetrate the scalp without a heating effect, damage, or side effects. This laser light is applied to the scalp in order to stimulate blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles. This light penetrates your scalp tissue where it stimulates microcirculation, which promotes healing and growth. 2. How is it Administered? The laser light can be administered at a hair loss clinic by certified professionals or from the comfort of your home. Typically, each treatment takes place in an 15-30 minute session. These sessions will take place 2-3 times per week for 6 months to 1 year. The laser is administered under a bonnet or head cap, or through [...]

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Expert Advice for Men Suffering from Hair Loss

By |2019-10-09T01:31:53-05:00October 8th, 2019|Mens Hair Replacement|Comments Off on Expert Advice for Men Suffering from Hair Loss

Expert Advice for Men Suffering from Hair Loss Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness can be unpredictable. While baldness is associated with age, men can start experiencing thinning hair as early as their twenties. The American Hair Loss Association reports that by age thirty-five, two in every three American men will have started experiencing hair loss; and by the time they reach fifty, 85% of men would have significantly thinning hair. While public perception about bald men has started to shift (recent studies reveal that people perceive bald men as more dominant, capable, and intelligent than men with thinning hair), the fact remains that not all could pull off a shaved head as well as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Sir Patrick Stewart. Additionally, men just prefer to have a full head of hair than sport a bald head. A survey in the United Kingdom revealed that 41% of men would rather be partially bald than entirely bald. Early studies also show that alopecia may result in psychological disorders, particularly anxiety and depression. It’s particularly true for men who suffer alopecia due to chemotherapy. Patients regard hair loss, whether partial or total, as one of the most traumatic effects of chemotherapy treatments. For these reasons, men of all ages and backgrounds search for hair restoration solutions that could give them thick, healthy locks. It’s more than an aesthetic matter for men; it’s also for them to regain the confidence to face people and make themselves be seen and heard by others. The Truth about Topical [...]

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Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

By |2019-09-20T15:16:29-05:00September 20th, 2019|Hair Loss|Comments Off on Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss. Your thyroid controls a lot with your body. It’s main job is to regulate the hormone production in your system. If you are experiencing hair loss it might be because of your thyroid. If you have hair loss and suspect your thyroid as the culprit then you should talk to your doctor about options. Could Your Thyroid Be the Problem? There are many reasons for someone to develop hair loss. For many it may be hereditary while others it may be diet, stress or day to day lifestyle demands are the blame. Then there are those with thyroid issues. This small gland that is located at the base of your neck just above the color bone could be a big factor. If your doctor has ever mentioned to you that your hormones are not balanced, it is generally caused by a thyroid disease and one of the common symptoms is hair loss. There are some important things for you to know if you suffer from hair loss due to thyroid disease. The hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. You may be able to improve your hormone levels and your thyroid function significantly. If this is done you may see your hair begin to grow back. So, how do you know if your thyroid is behind your hair loss? First, Consider What Thyroid Disease Is There are two types of thyroid disease. One is called hypothyroidism, and this occurs when the gland is overactive. While the other is called hyperthyroidism, [...]

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Are You Going to Lose Your Hair?

By |2020-06-19T19:00:29-05:00September 9th, 2019|Hair Loss, Hair Restoration|Comments Off on Are You Going to Lose Your Hair?

Are You Prone to Hair Loss? If you are beginning to get worried about the strands of hair you are finding on your hairbrush or in the shower drain, you are not alone. Everyone worries about losing their hair at some point. As we age it is natural for our hair to naturally thin. Not everyone will lose hair the same, as some people may lose more than others simply because of their genetics. When it comes to hair loss there are varying causes. It's possible for a person to be genetically predisposed to hair loss and also caused by something else. Here are some things that can make you more prone to hair loss: Diseases especially those of the thyroid. A prolonged thyroid imbalance can cause hair to thin all over the scalp. It can also cause hair loss on the arms and legs. Men and women that suffer from hypothyroidism can experience hair loss of this type. Trauma. If a person goes through an event that is very traumatic to them as a death in the family, a medial injury it is believed that the body diverts its efforts elsewhere while a person heals. Telogen effluvium is the term that is used to describe the medical trauma, shock or severe stress. The stress caused by the ordeal causes the hair follicles to go into a resting phase. Because of this the hair loss than can occur will happen in just a few months after the trauma. The hair loss is not permanent and [...]

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Alopecia Areata: Hair Loss Causes & Treatment Options

By |2019-09-20T15:28:30-05:00August 19th, 2019|Alopecia|Comments Off on Alopecia Areata: Hair Loss Causes & Treatment Options

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes spot baldness in men, women and children. Hair loss is often the result of genetics, but other conditions can also play a role. Watch the video below for information about the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, another cause of hair loss. In the bodies of people with alopecia areata, the immune system views hair follicles as invaders and attacks them, causing the follicles to shrink and stop hair production. Alopecia areata sufferers experience hair loss in small round patches on the head. Presently, there are few treatments for this disease, but researchers are learning more about it every day by tracking genetic markers. But there is hope, and there are solutions to help people affected by alopecia areata to minimize the effects of the disease and lead full, active lives without being self-conscious or embarrassed about their baldness. Hair loss treatments depend greatly on the cause and degree of your hair loss. We encourage you to speak with a hair loss treatment specialist near you who will work personally with you to help you find the perfect hair loss replacement or hair restoration solution to meet your needs.

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How to Improve Hair Growth

By |2020-10-20T09:34:53-05:00July 17th, 2019|Hair Restoration|Comments Off on How to Improve Hair Growth

If your hair has been looking a little thin lately, you might be looking for a way to help it grow. Hair thinning and hair loss are more common than you might think, with most people failing to notice their hair loss until half of their hair is gone! Fortunately, if you want to grow your hair back, you have options. Here are some of the ways you can encourage your hair to grow! Avoid Damage Many people stop their hair from growing because they damage it. In order to avoid damage, there are a few different changes you can make to your routine. Avoid heat styling whenever possible, and use heat protectant whenever you do style with heat. Don’t shampoo your hair too often, and always condition your hair when you shampoo. Additionally, don’t brush or tie your hair when wet, as these actions can lead to breakage. Many people find that avoiding damaging behaviors helps hair growth. Proper Nutrition If your hair is not growing as quickly and as full as you would like, it might be because of your diet. Make sure you are eating enough protein and nutrients. Many vegetarians and vegans suffer from hair loss because they lack the proper protein needed to encourage hair growth. Drink enough water, as hydration can contribute to hair growth as well. To encourage extra hair growth, eat nutrient-rich foods that will kick-start your hair growth. Natural Remedies To encourage hair growth, there are a few different natural remedies that you can apply to [...]

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Women’s Hair Loss: 6 Causes That Might Be To Blame

By |2019-10-24T11:07:49-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Female Hair Loss|Comments Off on Women’s Hair Loss: 6 Causes That Might Be To Blame

Women's Hair Loss: 6 Causes That Might Be To Blame Female pattern baldness and thinning hair can be painful, devastating, and hard to handle for most women. One in four women have it. Millions more women suffer female hair loss as a result of alopecia, chemotherapy and other medical treatments. However, women can also experience hair loss from unexpected causes such as excessive styling, birth control, stress and more. Continue reading this blog to learn more about these 6 causes of women's hair loss that may be to blame. Excessive Hairstyling Excessive hair styling and coloring can lead to women's hair loss. Firstly, applying heat on a regular basis such as blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons can severely damage the hair. Therefore, intense heat used on a daily basis can lead to significant hair damage that can ultimately cause hair loss. Additionally, when the hair is over chemically saturated from constant coloring or bleaching, the hair is weakened and easily breaks off at the shaft or root leading to temporary hair loss. The good news is that once the chemical reaction stops, the roots can begin growing again. However, if you were to continue coloring your hair or not seek hair restoration treatment, the damage will continue to worsen. Lastly, hair styling such as tight braids or having your hair tightly pulled back can lead to hair loss. If this happens, you’ll notice gradual hair loss, mostly at the hairline, from chronic pulling of the hair. This is also medically known as traction alopecia. Birth Control According to Healthline, Birth control pills can cause hair loss in women [...]

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Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs

By |2019-04-27T16:47:05-05:00April 26th, 2019|Hair Replacement, Womens Wigs|Comments Off on Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs

What are the Differences between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair? When you enter a store or hair salon that sells wigs, you may not be able to tell the difference between the human hair wigs and hairpieces and the synthetic ones on display. The reason is at first they look very similar. It isn’t until you take a closer inspection and get information from a hair loss expert that the differences become more evident. Human hair and synthetic both have their advantages. Of course the particular needs of the client are also an important factor when selecting a wig. Human Hair There are 4 types of Human Hair: • Chinese • Indonesian • Indian • European/Caucasian Human hair is usually more expensive because it gives you the natural look of softness, shine, and natural movement that you would expect from real hair. It also has the ability to be cut, styled, and colored. Human hair wigs and hair pieces don’t have the natural oils that the hair growing from our scalp does, so it is important to use the proper products to keep the hair hydrated and conditioned. This should be done daily to extend the life of your human hair wigs or hair piece. Synthetic Hair The fibers built into the synthetic hair can preserve the curls, waves, and hair volume of a wig or hair piece. You cannot color the hair and it can’t be restyled easily. With synthetic hair, it is imperative that you follow the instructions to care for it [...]