Friday, February 5, 2016

Recession Alert - Michael Fassbender

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Oscar hopeful Michael Fassbender has quickly risen to the top of Hollywood's A-list, but as you can see from the photos, he's still just a regular guy, fighting the same receding hairline as millions of men. 

Fassbender, 38, is seeing some deepening recession in his hairline, but is lucky that his hair loss seems to be isolated to that area, at least for now. His maturing hairline is normal for a man his age, in fact, as he approaches 40, his risk increases to 40 percent. 

It may be a good time for the actor to think about a proactive hair regimen of FDA-approved Propecia, or Rogaine, which could help him avoid further recession. He would hardly be the first actor to take action against hair loss, more 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 with little downtown and recovery.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Is Bryan Cranston Recession-Proof?

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Bryan Cranston may not be favored to win this year's Oscar, but he is winning the fight against hair loss. An almost 60-year old Cranston continues to keep his remarkably full hairline. You can see some recession in the temporal region, but it is minimal, and he doesn't appear to have thinning anywhere else.

 As most people know, the hair loss risk increases with age. But, specifically, at his age, Cranston is defying a nearly 60-percent chance of hair loss! So how does he do it? 

Good genes? Maybe. 

But it's probably more likely that Cranston has taken a proactive approach in protecting his hairline, and probably uses some type of preventative treatment. 

Will it last forever? Not without medical intervention. Hair loss today is a treatable condition but proactive treatment and early detection are key to achieving optimal results!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Recession Alert - Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio may be a favorite to take home an Oscar this year, but the star continues to see deepening recession in the temporal region. 

DiCaprio, 41, has had signs of recession for years, but he is fortunate because his hair loss is isolated to this area. As you can see in photos, while hairline is maturing, typical of an adult hairline, he has yet to see any frontal balding. He is also fortunate to have an otherwise full head of hair.

Hair loss is not uncommon for men in their 40s - in fact, the percent risk of hair loss is proportional to your age: i.e., 20% in 20s, 30% in 30s, 40% in 40s and so forth. It's important to get tested early on to see if you're at risk for male pattern hair loss. Genetic tests like HairDX are available at your local hair restoration specialist.

Science has proven if you wait until the hair loss is visible to the naked eye, you're too late - you've already lost 50 percent. In DiCaprio's case, it would be wise to consult a hair restoration specialist now and consider starting on preventative treatments to ensure he slows down any further recession and keeps the hair that he has strong and healthy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Brian Urlacher Debuts New Head of Hair

Ex-Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher, 37, is making headlines after debuting a new head of hair. Urlacher was known during his playing days for his shaved head, which he sported during his entire career on the field. 

This week, he stopped by "WGN Morning News" to discuss his hair restoration procedure. Explaining that he kept the procedure mostly a secret, except from friends and family, and that he hid it from the world by wearing a hat for the last 8 months while his new hair grew in. Urlacher explained that while he was happy being bald, he was curious what he'd look like with hair, something he hadn't experienced since college, and after a friend had a successful procedure, he became curious. 

Of the procedure itself, he said, "I was surprised how fast it went and how pain-free it was. And, the procedure took me out of action for zero days."

You can watch a clip of the big reveal, here.

Urlacher is hardly the first celebrity, or athlete to take advantage of today's cutting-edge hair transplant procedures, including NeoGraft FUE, a no stitch, no scalpel microsurgical hair transplant procedure that removes individual hair follicles for implantation into the balding areas of the scalp, and the ARTAS robotic-assisted FUE, an image-guided robot which uses advanced digital imagery to map and analyze the hair in natural groupings on the scalp. The ARTAS System is expected to be approved by the Italian Ministry of Health soon.

Good for Brian for tackling his hair loss, I hope his experience will encourage other men facing baldness to take action! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Recession Alert - Harry Styles

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Boy bander Harry Styles was recently photographed with early signs of a receding hairline. 

While the singer, 21, may seem too young for hair loss, it is actually not all that uncommon in a man's twenties, and over 20 percent may experience it. Thankfully, for Harry, his hair loss doesn't appear too problematic yet, but he should definitely start taking it seriously. By being proactive now, he can stop male pattern hair loss in its tracks and maintain a thick, natural-looking hairline well into old age. 

When it comes to hair loss, preventative care is key. Science has proven if you wait until the hair loss is visible to the naked eye, you're too late - you've already lost 50 percent. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hair Loss Watch for Kim Kardashian?

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Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to her second child - but now that she has entered postpartum phase, she could start to see some associated hair loss.

Postpartum hair loss is relatively common - but don't worry, it isn't permanent. The medical community believes it could be triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that occur during this period. While pregnant, women see a surge in their estrogen and progesterone levels (which is why women have such great hair when pregnant) - and after the baby is born, these levels return to the pre-pregnancy level. It is this sudden drop-off in hormone levels that causes the hair follicles to go into short-term shock.

As a result, shedding is quite common in the weeks, and months, following the delivery.

After the birth of her first child, Kim revealved she was using "Hairfinity," a hair supplement, to keep her locks looking good for the cameras. The right supplement can help with stimulating healthy hair growth and boosting the overall health of your hair. The truth is, many women take calcium supplements to improve their health - but the same should also be true for hair supplements. Nutritional supplements like the marine-derived protein based Viviscal Professional, one of my personal favorites for patients, and doctor-designed Hair Vitamin Complex can all boost the vitality of your hair. 

But remember, these supplements can't do everything on their own! They should be combined with a healthy hair diet, as well as a beauty regimen that doesn't create excess stress on your hair.
We'll have to wait and see if the reality star experiences any postpartum hair loss - but if she does, I hope her doctors will tell her not to worry. Postpartum hair loss is normal, temporary, and shouldn't be a problem.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Prince Harry's Thinning Crown

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It appears that there is another member of the royal family with a thinning crown. New photos of Prince Harry, 31, show the young prince with a growing bald spot. Despite his age, his hair loss shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the fact that both his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles, suffer from similar hair loss, means he is at a higher risk, since male pattern hair loss is the result of a genetic predisposition to androgen sensitivity.

In recent photos, Prince Harry is clearly showing significant thinning in the crown. Hopefully, he'll get started on an aggressive multi-therapy approach (Formula 82M, finasteride, low level laser therapy, etc.) to protect his hair line and prevent further recession.