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Hair Foundation Presenters at the March 21-25 AAD Conference

It’s almost time for the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference. This year it will be held in Denver, Colo. from March 21-25, 2014.

Here at The Hair Foundation, we’re excited that a few of our doctors will be participating in the conference’s sessions. Take a look at the scheduled events.

March 21 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Hot Topics

A look at new and emerging therapies for the treatment of a broad range of dermatological diseases and aesthetic challenges in clinical practice.

3:15 PM Hair and Scalp disorders / Dr. Ken Washenik

4:30 PM Cosmeceuticals / Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos (handout)

March 23 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Evaluation of Hair Loss

This session is designed for anyone who cares for patients with hair loss. An imaginary clinic day will be created and filled with challenging hair loss patients. The faculty will present a step-by-step approach for evaluation.

Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD,  is serving as one of the speakers.

March 25 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Updates in Hair Disorders

Come hear what’s noteworthy in the world of hair disorders including cutting edge research in androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, and cicatricial alopecia,  which is leading to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these disorders and new therapeutic options.

2:00 PM Emerging therapies in androgenetic alopecia / Dr. Washenik
2:20 PM Q&A / Dr. Washenik

Hope to see you there!

 

One Week to Go: Sign Up Now for the Hair Foundation’s October 10th Day of Hair Health Expo

With just one week to go, we hope you’ve already signed up for our October 10 Day of Hair Health Expo. If not, please do so now!

Here’s some additional background for the event that will launch a nationwide series coming to new cities soon.

 On Thursday October 10, 2013, the Hair Foundation will collaborate with physician experts, local Winter Park salons, cosmetology schools, stylists and national corporate partners and launch the inaugural 2013-2014 series of Skin and Hair Health Awareness Events. This first one will take place at the Winter Park Civic Center in Florida and rolling out around the country.

 At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following:

  • Discuss hair and skins concerns and possible solutions with esteemed doctors, industry experts, and patients
  • Enjoy free onsite skin and hair analysis to determine hair loss and thinning, skin damage, scarring, and the effects of aging and fine lines
  • Participate in lectures and live question and answer sessions on healthy skin and hair, hair loss, anti-aging, hair thinning solutions—plus more
  • Experience hair and skin products, treatments including a blow out bar, new styling methods and recommended haircuts, wigs and extensions to try as we all as experiment with hair growth lasers, hair thickening fibers, vitamins, shakes, and demos of hair removal devices and services along with mini-facials, skin tightening, Latisse® coupons, and more.

Dr. Matt L. Leavitt, DO, President and Chair of The Hair Foundation, said of the event, “We are pleased to announce this long-awaited series of free consumer events for women, men and children dealing with hair and skin issues ranging from cancer, hair loss, hair thinning, eyelash thinning, and general hair and scalp care to anti-aging and sun damage.  For the first time consumers can attend a free event, talk one on one with the nations experts in hair and skin, try new products, and learn what will work for them.“

Dr. Ken Washenik, Vice Chairman of The Hair Foundation, Bosley’s Medical Director, and faculty at New York University’s School of Medicine, added, “Hair and eyelash loss, thinning, anti-aging and skin cancer can often be prevented or slowed. Learning about early detection and treatment options is crucial and this event series and charitable endeavor is just one of the many ways we can reach out to and educate the public.”

Participating donors in the event will include Advanced Dermatology, Bosley®, Bosley Professional Strength™, Capillus, Lexington’s HairMax Laser Comb®, Para Pro Natroba® for lice, P&G, Spencer Forrest’s Toppik® Hair Fibers, ISHRS, LEIO Corporation’s Visão MD™, Enaltus’ Biocorneum®, Ranbaxy, Hair Club®, Unilever’s Clear®, Panera Bread®, Maus Media, David Maus Automotive, Hair More China, Hair Essentials®, A to Z Surgical, Viviscal®, J&J’s Rogaine®, Allergan’s Latisse® and many more supporters.

To learn more the event, the Hair Foundation and its partners, please visit our website and register here.

 

 

 

Bosley, Hair Foundation to Team Up for Day of Hair and Skin Health

By now, you should have your calendar marked for the October 10, 2013 Hair Foundation Day of Hair and Skin Health. If not, please do so right away!

This first annual event will be held the Winter Park, Fl Civic Center from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and it will include the nation’s top dermatologists and hair experts. Our doctors from the leadership team, including Dr. Matt Leavitt and Dr. Ken Washenik, will be there as well as Dr. Nicole Rogers, Dr. Glenn Charles and top local stylists.

We’re really excited about this event’s offerings but we’re also really proud that our esteemed partners are coming together for it. This is a first for the industry and we’re privileged to be the ones sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event.

Along with Dr. Leavitt, Dr. Washenik will be ready to answer all your hair questions. Concerns about hair loss? The aging process? Different treatments? Please stop by and take advantage of this one-on-one opportunity.

Along with his efforts on behalf of the Hair Foundation and his role as Vice Chair on our Board of Trustees, KenWashenik, M.D, Ph.D. is the Medical Director of Bosley and the Chief Executive Officer of the Aderans Research Institute, a biotechnology firm involved in researching tissue engineered hair follicle neogenesis and cellular based hair restoration.

When you’re not speaking with our doctors and meeting with Bosley representatives, there’s more. Check out what else you’ll get from the event:

  • An opportunity to receive a free onsite skin and hair analysis to determine hair loss, thinning, skin damage, scarring, and the effects of aging and fine lines
  • An open and honest forum to speak with passionate doctors, experts, and real patients about your concerns and possible solutions
  • A chance to participate in lectures and live question and answer sessions on healthy skin and hair, hair loss solutions and products, hairstyles and lots more.
  • A venue that will enable you to experience hair and skin products as well as treatments including a blow out bar, new styling methods and recommended haircuts for your hair type along with wigs and extensions to try; experiments with hair growth lasers, hair thickening fibers, vitamins, shakes, and hair care products and demos of hair removal devices and services along with mini-facials, skin tightening, botox coupons, and more.

You can register online for this event. Want more information? Please contact us at either info@hairfoundation.org or call us at 224-522-5420.

See you on October 10!

Save the Date: The Hair Foundation’s Day of Hair and Skin Health Event on October 10, 2013

Get your calendar out and please mark October 10, 2013 for the Hair Foundation’s Day of Hair and Skin Health.

The first annual event will be held the Winter Park, Fl Civic Center and it will include the nation’s top dermatologists and hair experts. Our doctors, Matt Leavitt and Ken Washenik, will be there as well as Dr. Nicole Rogers, Dr. Glenn Charles and top local stylists.

We’re excited for this event that will include the following from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • An opportunity to receive a free onsite skin and hair analysis to determine hair loss, thinning, skin damage, scarring, and the effects of aging and fine lines
  • An open and honest forum to speak with passionate doctors, experts, and real patients about your concerns and possible solutions
  • A chance to participate in lectures and live question & answer sessions on healthy skin and hair, hair loss solutions and products, hairstyles and lots more.
  • A venue that will enable you to experience hair and skin products as well as treatments including a blow out bar, new styling methods and recommended haircuts for your hair type along with wigs and extensions to try; experiments with hair growth lasers, hair thickening fibers, vitamins, shakes, and hair care products and demos of hair removal devices and services along with mini-facials, skin tightening, botox coupons, and more

And if this wasn’t enough to pique your interest, enter to win raffle prizes while going home with the latest and greatest hair and skin products.

We’re hope you’re excited; we are!

Please register online here and take our optional survey up completion. You’ll receive free hair and skin care product mailings.

Want more information? Please contact us at either info@hairfoundation.org or call us at 224-522-5420.

See you on October 10.

 

Video: The Hair Foundation’s Dr. Washenik on Hair Shedding, Total Baldness

In this new YouTube video, the Hair Foundation’s vice chair, Dr. Ken Washenik, discusses daily hair shedding such as the loss of 50 to 100 hair strands.

He talks about concerns that people have that they will become bald from these losses as well as the genetic tendencies for hair loss.

Take a look at this short, informational video.

For more videos on hair loss, the Hair Foundation has a library of them. This includes discussions by the Hair Foundation’s doctors, who have different specialties while all sharing the same goal of providing information on hair loss and hair diseases for consumers–men, women and children.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Hair Cloning Presentation with Dr. Ken Washenik

Recently, Aderans Research has been in the news a lot for its work in cell-based solutions. In January, the company discussed its Ji Gami™ family of cell products at the 2012 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference in Maui and its expansion  to four new cities for its ongoing trials.

The Hair Foundation’s Vice Chair, Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph. D. is involved in the trials through his role as Aderan’s Chief Executive Officer.

Aderans is a subsidiary of Aderans Co., Ltd, the world’s largest wig manufacturer, and affiliate of Bosley, global leaders in surgical hair restoration, where Washenik is the Medical Director.

In this video from the 4th International Congress Research Against Hair Loss , Washenik discussed the most advances in hair cloning.

Take a look.

Presentation by Dr. Ken Washenik on Hair Cloning

Hair Foundation’s Ken Washenik,Other Members Give Presentations at Industry Event

At the recent 2012 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference in Maui, the Hair Foundation’s Vice Chair, Dr. Ken Washenik, M.D, Ph.D., gave a presentation called, “Emerging Therapies for Hair Loss.”  It focused on new and breakthrough treatments in hair loss, such as clinical treatments.

Another topic in Washenik’s discussion was the progress Aderans Research has made on the Ji Gami™ family of cell products. This is a key component in the company’s cell-based solutions to androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss), according to a press release.

Washenik serves as the company’s chief executive. Earlier this month, Aderans Research announced the expansion of its hair loss clinical trials to four new cities. With almost 350 subjects, this trial represents one of the largest for researching cell-based solutions for pattern hair loss.

Aderans Research has been a pioneer in the research and development of safe, effective cell engineered products for hair regeneration. The Atlanta-based company is a subsidiary of Aderans Co., Ltd, the world’s largest wig manufacturer, and an affiliate of Bosley, a global leader in surgical hair restoration.

In addition to his presentation on hair loss, Washenik was also a participant in an audience question and answer session comprised of practicing dermatologists.

Joining Washenik at the conference were two other Hair Foundation members. The doctors sat on the following panels.

Hair Foundation Scientific Advisory Council Member Dr. Valerie Callender, M.D

Clinical and Therapeutic Challenges in Medical Dermatology: Sweat, Hair, Pigmentary Disorders and Warts and Management of Pigment Disorders

Hair Foundation’s Board of Trustees secretary Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos,  M.D., FAAD

Cosmeceuticals in Dermatology and Clinical and Therapeutic Challenges in Appearance Procedures


 

Aderans Research Clinical Trial

Recently, Aderans Research announced the expansion of its hair loss clinical trial to four new U.S. cities: Santa Rosa, Calif, Greer, SC, Akron, Ohio and Denver, Colo.

 With almost 350 subjects, this clinical trial represents one of the largest for researching cell-based solutions for pattern hair loss.

The Hair Foundation’s Vice Chair ,Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph. D. is involved in the trials through his role as Aderan’s Chief Executive Officer.

Aderans is a subsidiary of Aderans Co., Ltd, the world’s largest wig manufacturer, and affiliate of Bosley, global leaders in surgical hair restoration, where Washenik is the Medical Director.

In response to its recent expansion, Washenik said,”We continue to make good progress in our research and have a very positive outlook for the trial. Plans are in order to finish Phase 2 next year and we’ll be one step closer to helping those who suffer from male and female pattern hair loss.”

Phase 2 had been launched in 2008 and includes 21 locations in the US. A pioneer in its field, Aderans is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions for those who struggle with hair loss.

The trial is still taking subjects and more information may be found here.

Hair Foundation August Newsletter Stories

Beginning this month, the Hair Foundation will be sending out monthly online newsletters. For this post, we’ve included some timely stories as we slowly approach the end of summer. If you are interested in receiving our online newsletter or have story ideas, please contact us at info@hairfoundation.org.

Sun Care for Your Scalp 

While we all put sunscreen on our bodies to protect it from the sun, it’s also important to put it on your scalp. For those with thinning hair or balding heads, you’re more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer in these overexposed areas than on your body, so protect your head accordingly.

You don’t want to deal with a dry, peeling head after the sun damage is done.

“Remember to always apply sunscreen with at least an SPF15 to the scalp that is exposed to the sun, usually at either the part or the scalp area that is most exposed,” says Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, and Hair Foundation Board Member. “After swimming or sweating, it’s important to reapply frequently as sunscreen easily comes off and leaves the scalp unprotected.”

Here are a few tips:

  • Buy new sunscreen every year. It’s tempting to just finish that half-full bottle in your cabinet at the start of another summer, but most sunscreens lose sun protection over time and the product will not protect as needed.
  • Look for some of the new dry shampoo, styling and color coverage products that also offer UV protection
  • Purchase sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Sunscreens with oxybenzone are toxic and when it soaks into your skin, it is also a contributor to skin cancer
  • Always use a product with a SPF. This summer there’s been a trend toward higher SPFs which are now readily available; try to buy the highest coverage possible. SPF 30, will provide protection for most of the day but if you get sunburnt in 10 minutes, SPF 30 will protect you for 300 minutes and with an SPF as low as 15, you’ll be protected from the sun for only 150 minutes
  • Just by walking, sitting in a car or a near a window, you are subject to harmful UV rays known as secondary UV exposure
  • If you are concerned about your hair looking greasy, try either a light spray sunscreen or a stick version on the exposed skin. Then, use a clarifying shampoo at the end of the day to remove any remaining build-up
  • If you get sunburn on your scalp, take an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve and avoid powder-based hair products. Also, try not to wash your hair over the next few days to avoid further dryness and irritation
  • Remember, the sun is strongest during the midday between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. so it’s recommended you reduce your exposure during these hours
  • Always wear a hat if possible. It will cover your scalp and protect your face and neck

Summer Hair: Dealing with Heat and Frizz

Combating this summer’s heat wave is hard enough but dealing with the effects on hair is sometimes an even greater challenge. Wearing hair in a ponytail or a hair clip are often the go-to remedies but there’s more you can do for this summer time effect. 

Why do when summer hair frizzies happen? This occurs when dry hair sucks up moisture from the humidity and your shafts swell and kink up all over. Many people will have “bigger” hair from humidity. By hydrating your hair, it can help your hair from acting as a sponge in humid weather.

“Ways to combat summer heat and frizz will depend on your hair texture,” said Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, Secretary of the Hair Foundation Board of Trustees. “However, there are a lot of simple at-home things you can do and lots of great products on the market that will help.”

Fine and straight hair? This type tends to go flat so style it by lifting sections and then misting your hair with a dry shampoo or a mist shine spray. Before leaving the house spritz on some heat-protective spray to prevent further damage.

Curly hair? It’s the battle of the frizzies and to combat them, try using mousse through wet hair, then air-dry your hair. For dry hair, put on some anti-frizzing styling cream and glide it over your hair to smooth frizzies. Think about washing your hair at night. Apply a styling product on your hair, and then tie it in a knot or loose ponytail.

Coarse or textured hair? The sun can dry your hair, making it dull. To add some life back in your hair, rub a serum over it to get some for shine. Also use a deep conditioner on your hair.

And for all hair types, use a deep condition on your hair every time you wash it and leave it on for five minutes while showering.

Pool Hair? One last summertime effect on your hair that many people think is a myth: chlorine can turn your hair green. It has this effect on blonde hair.

Why does hair turn green? Dr. Matt Leavitt explained, “Oxidized metals in the water binds to the proteins in your hair shaft. They deposit their colors and blonde hair turns a green tint. Regardless of hair type and color, chlorine in swimming pools not only dries out your hair, it can leave hair brittle, especially on colored or highlighted hair.”

To protect your hair from chlorine, wear a swim cap, rinse in non-chlorinated water before and after swimming and use a mild clarifying shampoo and proper conditioner.

Finasteride Task Force

In April, the ISHRS convened the Task Force on Finasteride (Proscar) Adverse Event Controversies to evaluate published data and to inform and update ISHRS members regarding “men with androgenetic alopecia who have claimed to have experienced persistent sexual side effects following the use and subsequent discontinuation of Finasteride.”

At the time, the ISHRS Web site noted that the task force was in the process of gathering information and forming an interdisciplinary panel to discuss the issues. It will keep ISHRS members informed regarding post-marketing adverse events.

Here’s a link to the statement.

According to the May/June Forum newsletter, Hair Foundation Board members, Drs. Ken Washenik, and Dow Stough, have been included on the task force and they have joined a group that is currently evaluating this complex topic.

The newsletter story further notes the task force will consult urology and sexual function experts to evaluate the connection between Finasteride and persistent sexual dysfunc­tion. They will determine if hair restoration specialists need to make changes when counseling and treating patients should a link between the two be found.  

We will continue to update you on this topic.

 

Hair Loss Treatment for Women from Hair Foundation’s Partner, Lexington Intl

Photo courtesy of HairMax

In June, Lexington Intl, LLC (“Lexington”), a Hair Foundation partner, received FDA Clearance to market its HairMax LaserComb® Lux 9 for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) and the promotion of hair growth.

On Aug. 4, CBS Philadelphia ran a story about this HairMax LaserComb. It featured a 53-year-old woman with hereditary hair loss and included Hair Foundation’s Vice Chair, Dr. Ken Washenik, as a hair loss medical expert.

Here’s a link to the video and some background on the story.

In an additional story about the LaserComb Lux 9, here’s one from Univision.

Want to learn more about the HairMax LaserComb Lux 9 for women? Check out this June 10 Hair Foundation blog post.