Thursday, March 19, 2015

FDA Clinical Trial for Women with "Thinning" Hair

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Bauman Medical Group is currently seeking female candidates for a 16-week FDA clinical trial of the LaserCap, a low level laser therapy wearable device for the treatment of thinning hair. 

Women between the ages of 17-70 who are noticing thinner, wispier hair, a thinner ponytail, a wider part-line or extensive amounts of hair in the sink or brush are encouraged to apply. Since the testing is being done in Boca Raton, Florida, you must either live in the South Florida area or be able to travel for two consult visits during the 16-week test.

My clinical practice has been using the LaserCap to treat "thinning" hair for some time now, and I've previously appeared on The Doctors and The Suzanne Somers Show to explain the science behind this treatment.

For more information, visit or call 844-Get-Hair.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Recession Alert: John Cusack

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John Cusack's latest movie, the thriller "Maps to the Stars," hit theaters last month, but one thing that's clearly evident is the star's hairline is starting to feel its age. At 48, Cusack's hair is taking a turn for the worse - with deep recession at the top and temporal points of the hairline.

What could he do to fix it?

Right now, Cusack's hair loss is manageable - by getting started on a multi-therapy regimen, such as Formula 82M, Propecia and low level laser therapy, he could stop the hair loss in its tracks and prevent further damage. 

Hopefully he won't let it go, like some other stars have. By taking action now, he can keep his hairline thick and healthy for the long-term.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hair Tips from a Mummy

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Although this isn't celebrity-related, I couldn't help but point out this new study, which did a chemical analysis of the hair of 2,000-year old mummies. 

While the archaeological findings here are fascinating, what's also interesting to point out is how important a healthy diet is for the hair:

"We can use hair to look at diet because, quite simply, we are what we eat," said the study's lead researcher Kelly Knudson, an associate professor of anthropology at the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. 

"By looking at how far the hair is from the scalp, we were able to look at what they were eating in particular weeks or months before they died," Knudson said.

Diet plays a crucial role in the health of the hair, which is why it's so important to make sure you're getting plenty of hair "super-foods" regularly. While medical treatments are the only way to address thinning hair, healthy foods can help by boosting the overall vitality of the hair follicle. 

Check out this article for more details.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prince William's Hair Loss is Getting Really Bad

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New photos of Prince William show just how bad his hair loss has become.

In a photo session taken during a recent tea ceremony in Japan, Prince William is seen with massive hair loss throughout the top of the crown - and looks almost identical to his Uncle Edward's own infamous hairline. 

If there was ever a family that needed a good hair restoration physician on staff, it's the Duke of Cambridge's. Early onset male pattern hair loss seems to run in the royal family. In addition to Prince William and Edward, both of whom began balding in their early 20s, Prince Charles also started showing signs of alopecia in his 20s and the Prince's younger brother, Harry, just 30, is also showing evidence of thinning.

Hair loss does run in the family, so for those reading this, if you have bald relatives in your family, consider taking the HairDX genetic test to see if you're susceptible to androgenetic alopecia.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Will Ferrell is Going Bald Right Before Our Very Eyes

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Remember this fresh-faced youngster in 2003?

Unlike his career, Will Ferrell's hairline has been in a long, slow recession for the past decade, but the losses appear to be accelerating lately, as seen in recent photos.

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Overall, his hairline is still fairly strong for a 47-year old, but unless he starts consulting with a hair restoration physician, he'll see rapid diminishment throughout the frontal hairline and top of the scalp over the next few years.

With Ferrell's latest movie, "Get Hard," out later this month, it's time for him to get tough on hair loss too. Hopefully he'll seek out a qualified hair restoration physician to help him.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Zendaya's Dreadlocks Beautiful, But Risky

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Zendaya, a rising star on the Disney Channel, raised eyebrows on the red carpet with her stellar look - and dreadlocked hair. It was the latter that led to some off-the-cuff jokes by E! co-host Giuliana Rancic, who was later criticized for what many perceived as the insensitive nature of the comments.

However, as beautiful as Zendaya is, her Oscar hairdo is concerning, and for one reason: traction alopecia.

Women who wear their hair in dreadlocks, tight pony tails, braids, weaves or extensions can cause long-term (and even permanent) damage to their follicles, due to the tugging/pulling or extra weight these hair styles put on the follicles. Down the road, this can lead to hairline recession and bald patches (known as "traction alopecia," or "scarring alopecia") - a good example is Naomi Campbell.

That's not to say Zendaya has anything to worry about now - after all, she's still young. But hopefully she'll avoid wearing her hair in this style, not that it isn't beautiful, but because it is risky to the underlying health of her follicles.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

John Travolta's Toupee

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John Travolta's appearance at Sunday night's Oscars was one of the most widely tweeted (and criticized) of all the celebrities who walked the red carpet. But aside from face grabbing and nuzzling, one thing that stood out the most was his mysteriously full hair line ...

For years, Travolta has been donning what appears to be a toupee. At 61, hair loss is no surprise, but the actor would do better by pursuing medical treatment options to fill in his bald spots with real, live, growing hair, and strengthen those areas that are actively thinning.