Archive for June, 2010
On AOL’s stylelist, a recent article introduces a new line of products for anti-aging haircare. Hair care giant Redken is set to launch the line, Time Release. Described as a line to “reverse years of damage and combat signs of aging hair,” these products are for both at home and in-salon use.
What are the signs of aging hair? Redken identifies these as texture change, diminished density, fragility, dryness and dullness.
The product line is set to launch in August. To learn more about the products and aging hair, please read the following story on AOL stylelist.
In a recent article by Kentucky’s Courier Journal, Hair Foundation trustee and dermatologist Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, was quoted by the paper in an anti-aging cream article. In response to over-the-counter skin care products, she said they can be effective, but prescription products render the best results. Product labels are the best place to start looking for the ingredients your skin needs.
Draelos also said that though you may see some improvement from over-the-counter products, prescription ones generally provide the best results. She suggested consulting your dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you have questions about the effectiveness of products or ingredients, how to use them correctly or their potential side effects.
Here’s a link to the post referencing Dr. Draelos and the article.
Jim Cox, Executive Director of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) and Hair Foundation Partner , was quoted on Page 98, in the June 2010 issue of Allure Magazine on Hairstylists for Hire.
Cox was quoted as saying, “ that hair has always been the most popular professional track but skin care is the fastest –growing field of study, due to technological advance.”
Please see the June Allure magazine for the article.
In this article, Dr. E. Antonio Mangubat gives an overview of hair restoration surgery (HRS) as a cosmetic and reconstructive option and the applications for its use in implementing treatments for massive hair loss from either devastating illness or injury.
This article was initially published in Scalp Reconstruction: An Aesthetic Challenge; Plastic Surgery Practice, March 2010, pp 14-18.
Looking for an example of this surgery? Are you a Grey’s Anatomy Fan? Then check out season six of Grey’s Anatomy (this past season), episode 22 “Shiny Happy People.”
In this episode, plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloane, treats a female victim of a texting-while-driving accident that resulted in serious burns to her scalp. The woman receives a remarkable reconstructive scalp surgery, giving her a new hairline and a new lease on life.
While this is Hollywood, there are real physicians who offer this surgery and the results—while real—are still remarkable.
Here’s the link to the ABC Web site, where you can find the episode.
Many of us attribute our hair loss to genetics, menopause, stress, or a poor diet. Did you know another contributor to hair loss is the lack of sleep?
In a recent Huffington Post story, it cited a study by The Belgravia Centre in Britain that stated “A lack of sleep has been shown to affect the body’s immune function, hormone secretion, and physical and mental stamina. Hair is very sensitive to changes within the body, and hair loss is nearly always the consequence of an internal disturbance.’”
To read more of the story, here’s a link from AOL’s stylelist.
Just another reason to get a good night’s sleep!
And most people think it only happens to men but it also affects women: thinning hair. Whether it occurs on a temporary or permanent basis, it’s not a subject women commonly discuss, but for many, it can be a cause for concern.
In a recent Oprah Magazine article The Truth About Hair Loss, it discussed thinning hair and mentioned a new option to make hair thicker by using Lasers. The article also included some content about the evolution of hair transplantation for women.
The article quotes the Hair Foundation’s trustee Dr. Marc Avram. In the section about lasers, Dr. Avram, who conducted a small trial on the HairMax Laser Comb in his office, says the following about the device’s ensuing treatment, ”After about six months it can grow some hair in about 25 percent of cases.”
Take a look at this article to learn more about options with thinning hair. Have you ever had hair loss? Do you know anyone who has? If so, what did they do?
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