Monday, July 28, 2014

Did Vanity Fair Photoshop Prince William's Bald Spot?

Prince William and his family are on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, but if you look close, you'll notice that Prince William's bald spot seems to have vanished, leaving many questioning whether or not the magazine did a little photoshopping. 

I can't say for sure, but if you compare his cover portrait to other photos, you will notice his hair does appear a little thicker. 

I've discussed Prince William's hair loss in the past on this site, at 32, he has advanced male pattern hair loss for his age - in fact, he's a Norwood Class III-vertex, progressing quickly toward IV and beyond. In my opinion, it would be best to start a multi-therapy approach immediately that combines finasteride (Propecia), minoxidil (Rogaine) and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Non-invasive FDA-approved therapies can start reversing the miniaturization of the hair follicles immediately. Because hair growth rates are slow, the results will take 3-9 months to become appreciated. A microsurgical FUE hair transplant with NeoGraft (the "Cadillac of hair transplants") would also do wonders for him. 

The good news is, if Prince William decides he likes the look of a fuller head of hair, there are many options available today to restore his lost follicles. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

How Does John Stamos Do It?

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At 50, John Stamos continues to keep his remarkably full hairline. Which leaves many asking, how does he do it? As most people know, the hair loss risk increases with age. But, specifically, at his age, Stamos is defying a nearly 50-percent chance of hair loss! Again, how does he do it? 

It's my guess that Stamos has taken a very proactive approach in protecting his hairline over the last 10 to 20 years, and probably uses some type of preventative treatment - like FDA approved Propecia. I also wouldn't be surprised if he's used Rogaine from time to time (although treatment should be consistent to be effective) and low level laser therapy.

Just a hunch, but hair as good as his usually requires medical intervention. But will it last forever? Not without medical treatments like the ones I described above. Hair loss today is a treatable condition but proactive treatment and early detections are key to achieving optimal results! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beard Transplants Featured in Sun Sentinel

Good facial hair is the sign of a true hipster, and now, if you weren't bless with enviable scruff like Brad Pitt or George Clooney or Tom Selleck's perfect mustache, you can still get the look - with a facial hair transplant! 

I was recently asked by South Florida's Sun Sentinel to discuss the growing trend of beard and facial hair transplants. You can read the online feature here, or look on the front page of the paper's Palm Beach County section. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Recession Alert - Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch is having a good week, with this morning's announcement of his Emmy nomination for his role in Sherlock. While his character on the show sports curly hair, out of character, you can see that the actor is starting to see some early signs of temporal recession. 

Cumberbatch, 37, is still enjoying a full head of hair, but if you look close, you can see that his hairline is beginning to recede in the temporal region, which is not at all uncommon for an aging hairline. While he may seem young, 30 percent of men face some degree of hair loss in their 30s, and the risk goes up according to age, 40 percent in your 40s, 50 percent in your 50s, and so on. 

He might want to consider a proactive hair regimen of FDA-approved Propecia or Rogaine, which could help him avoid any further recession. 

He would hardly be the first actor to take action against hair loss, more celebrities are investing in hair restoration than ever before. New technology and non-invasive procedures are selling points for many actors looking to enhance their looks discreetly. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Recession Alert - Adrien Brody

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Over the past few years, I've identified a number of Hollywood stars who appear to be losing their hair - a section referred to here as the "Recession Alert." The goal with this running list of celebs is to raise awareness about the ubiquitous nature of male- and female-pattern hair loss - which affects everyone, even Hollywood stars.

The latest addition to the Recession Alert is Adrien Brody, who stars in "Third Person," which hits theaters on July 11th. While most of the photographs of Mr. Brody show what appears to be a full head of hair, in reality the 41-year old actor shows clear signs that he's in the early stages of hair loss. 

To see Brody's receding hairline, click on these photos: closeup showing recession in the temporal points and general thinning; thinning hairline.

Hair loss is common when a man is in his 40s; in fact, a simple way to remember the elevated risk of hair loss with age is to think of it this way - 40% of men in their 40s will experience it, 50% in their 50s, and so on. 

Although Brody's hair loss does not appear to be significant, it should be expected to accelerate over the next few years unless he takes preventive measures now. This proactive regimen could include: finasteride, propecia, low level laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and nutritional supplements like Viviscal.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Trial for Chemo Hair Loss Cure

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Hair loss is one of the most noticeable side-effects of chemotherapy treatment, but a new treatment may be able to help. 

US Oncology Research and Baylor College of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to test the Orbix Paxman Hair Prevention System's efficacy at reducing or altogether stopping chemotherapy-induced hair loss. The treatment uses a lightweight silicone cap with a special coolant that is placed on the scalp 30 minutes before and 90 minutes after each chemotherapy session.

For more information, visit this link.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Recession Alert - Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp may have gone bald for his latest Hollywood role - playing James "Whitey" Bulger in the upcoming Black Mass film (see him in character here) - but in real life, Depp may be having some follicle troubles of his own. 

Recent photos of the actor at the Transcendence premiere in LA show deep recession in the temporal regions and a thinning frontal hair line. Granted, Depp has been seen with temporal recession for years, and at 51, this type of hair loss is relatively moderate. However, as a Norwood Class 3, Depp needs to be careful - he's at the age where hair loss can rapidly accelerate. 

In order to keep his hair in Hollywood shape, Depp would be well-advised to start looking into treatment options, such as finasteride, minoxidil, PRP, low level laser therapy.