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Androgenetic Alopecia

2018-03-12T14:46:42+00:00 By |

Tens of millions of people in the United States have some degree of androgenetic alopecia. This most common form of hair loss affects both men and women, up to 70% and 40% during their lifetimes, respectively, and accounts for nearly 95% of all male hair loss. So what is it? Androgenetic alopecia is actually a diagnosis of many names, often referred to as hereditary baldness, genetic baldness, male pattern hair loss, or female pattern hair loss. As its many titles suggest, this form of alopecia is passed from either parent to the child as a genetic trait which through complex hormonal changes over time, leads to hair thinning and baldness. The rates at which androgenetic alopecia present itself increase with age. In men, for example, 25% have some degree of hair loss by age 30, a number which more than doubles by age 60, when 2/3 of men have some degree of hair loss. Though androgenetic alopecia affects both men and women, it often presents itself differently depending on gender. Male pattern hair loss is usually identified by a receding hairline and a bald patch on the crown, while female pattern hair loss is usually identified by thinning hair and a widening part. It is possible for a woman to experience male pattern hair loss and a man to experience female pattern hair loss, but those occasions are rare enough that the “male” and “female” tags associated with the two patterns can still be considered semantically accurate. Extensive progress has been made towards understanding both the mechanisms of androgenetic alopecia and the ways in which hair restoration specialists can help their patients to combat its effects, and while these solutions are impressively realistic and shockingly [...]

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Are These Hair Myths Holding YOU Back?

2017-12-27T11:09:55+00:00 By |

Winston Churchill once said, “I never worry about action, but only inaction.” This quote came from a man who spent most of his time in the limelight mostly bald. When it comes to hair restoration, you don’t have to follow in his footsteps. You CAN take back your hair. However, this requires taking the rest of Winston Churchill’s advice. One of the biggest obstacles for men with hair loss is inaction. So, what leads men to choose to live unhappily with their hair loss? At Van Scoy Hair Clinic, we meet with clients every day who have been held back from having what they want simply because of common misconceptions about hair restoration. Inaction will not bring your hair back, but Van Scoy Hair Clinic will. Check out these five most common hair restoration myths holding you back! Myth #1: My Hair restoration will look like a toupee or hair plugs. Hair restoration, like technology and medical care, advancesconstantly to incorporate newer products and procedures with better results.We challenge you to check out our gallery of hair restoration images for proof of realistic results. Whether you’re getting hair transplants or hair replacement, our procedures are the most advanced available, and we can match you with the procedure that best suits your individual hair loss needs. Myth #2: I can wait to get treatment when my hair loss gets really bad. The longer you wait to seek treatment for your thinning hair or hair loss, the more hair you’ll already have lost. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, we can help stop or slow it, saving you years before your hair loss is noticeable. With advanced laser technology, hair loss products and medical advancements, [...]

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Cost of Transplants: A Good Investment

2017-10-05T12:31:48+00:00 By |

Like any good investment, the cost of hair transplants can yield pleasing returns. You would never expect to buy a Rolls-Royce for the same price as a mini-van. You would also never expect to feel the same driving one or attract the same attention. Revolutionary hair transplants are much the same, they are going to cost more initially, but they have the potential to produce high returns, especially in the areas of self-esteem and appearance. […]

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Scalp Related Hair Loss

2018-03-13T14:34:59+00:00 By |

It doesn’t matter what the reason is, losing your hair is never easy. It’s common knowledge that drug treatments like chemotherapy and the normal aging process can bring on thinning hair and hair loss. But what happens when you lose your hair because of a skin condition? There are not many people that are aware that skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can affect the scalp, and that they can also affect hair growth. There is very little talk about coping with scalp-related hair loss. For individuals of all ages that struggle with this problem, it’s a painful condition and is often stigmatized and covered up due to embarrassment. Hair Loss and Self-Esteem If you have a skin condition on your scalp, one of the first steps in learning to cope with your hair loss and being aware there are others than can understand your condition. Most people that struggle with hair loss often struggle with their self-image as well. If a skin condition is the cause of your hair loss, then there is often a greater loss of self-esteem and confidence. Often this type of condition affects not only the thickness your of your hair, but leaves unsightly marks on the skin and scalp. It’s also not uncommon for people with skin conditions to experience dandruff and itching. When it comes to conditions like psoriasis and eczema, they are often chronic and affect a person throughout their entire life. Finding a Trichologist Practitioner If you didn’t realize that a skin condition could have such an affect on your scalp, then you may not know who to turn to if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis on your scalp. In this case, you would look [...]

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Myth or fact? The truth about hair loss

2018-03-13T12:43:42+00:00 By |

If you are wondering what is truth and what is fiction when it comes to hair loss, then it is time to stop the guessing game, take action and get good information! Van Scoy Hair Clinic in Ohio has been helping men and women who are dealing with hair loss since 1969. They can help you find the answers and solutions you are looking for. […]

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Behind the Curtain of Laser Hair Therapy

2018-03-15T12:02:00+00:00 By |

We all know how laser therapy is used to remove hair permanently. But what we don’t hear about is the use of lasers to help restore hair. Back in 1967 a Hungarian scientist discovered that the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) was a very direct and efficient way to stimulate hair growth. The follicles are stimulated via the laser that helps generate blood flow. And unlike the laser that takes away hair, this is a “cold light” laser, so there is no sensation during the process. So, how long does it take? The typical process would be 2-3 visits a week that last around a half hour. The whole process, depending on the situation, can take anywhere between 4-6 months. This laser hair therapy technique is really only used for male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. All together the process has no side effects, and is completely painless. In most cases, this therapy procedure produces thicker hair with more sheen than before, giving those who complete the process a much younger look. If this is you, suffering from male or female pattern baldness, LLLT might be exactly what you are looking for. If you have any questions or want to set a free consultation appointment, please contact us HERE at Van Scoy Hair Clinics. We have trained professionals who are here to help you get to where you want to be!   Photo Credit: Maria Morri via Flickr Creative Commons

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Hair Loss Taboo: Why Men and Women Hide Hair Loss Treatments

2017-07-11T10:30:21+00:00 By |

Most people will experience at least some hair loss during their lifetime, so why is still a taboo topic for many men and women? Researchers know that two-thirds of all men will experience a noticeable amount of hair loss by age 35, while 40 percent of women will experience it by the time they're 40. Despite these statistics, people still hesitate to admit that they are losing their hair or they need to seek treatment for it. Why Hair Is Important In Western culture, hair has a symbolic value that makes losing it particularly painful. For men, having a full head of hair represents youth and virility. Studies have shown that women prefer thick hair on a man. Plus, a man's hair loss is often a source of comedy: men are often ridiculed for wearing toupees or trying to cover it up. For women, hair is tied to youth and femininity. The Bible calls hair a women's "crowning glory," and throughout history, women's heads' have been shaved as punishment. Many women and men also tie long hair to female physical beauty. Some scientists speculate that men might have an evolutionary reason for preferring women with long, thick hair: long, thick hair can be an indicator of health. Because hair is such a significant part of culture and sometimes individual identity, men and women can experience shame and anxiety when they start to lose their hair. For these people, admitting that they are using a hair-loss treatment requires that they have to admit they are losing their hair. President Trump, for example, takes hair restoration medication according to some reports. However, he seems embarrassed by his obviously thinning hair and has tried to hide the fact he's [...]

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Embracing Hair Loss: A Journey to Acceptance

2017-07-11T10:30:23+00:00 By |

As I entered my mother’s home, I was greeted by a picture of myself on my wedding day. Prominently displayed upon the mantle, I hardly recognized the person staring back at me. It had only been five years since that day, but it felt like a lifetime. With a big jolly grin and long hair cascading over one shoulder, this distant stranger was the epitome of femininity. For a moment, I felt a pang of the realization that I was suffering from hair loss, so then I quickly retreated to the powder room. Looking in the mirror, I removed my old pink baseball cap and strategically finger-combed the remaining strands of my locks to hide the gleaming scalp beneath. I took a deep breath and prepared to consult with my lifelong confidant. I called for my mother with tears in my eyes and she came to greet me. She uttered comforting words as I detailed how the child in the grocery store glared at me when I removed my hat. For the last few years, I had done everything in my power to hide my hair loss. I had hairstyles that disguised bald spots and a collection of hats that would make department stores envious. When I could no longer style my hair to hide the balding, I stopped attending social outings with friends and family for fear that I would need to remove my hat. I imagined the reactions of strangers and close friends and shuddered at the embarrassment. Some days, I felt so down that I called in sick to work. I skipped play-dates and trips to the park with my daughter for fear of judgment from other mothers and children. Perhaps worst [...]

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Ways to Help Kids Overcome Trichotillomania

2017-07-11T10:30:24+00:00 By |

If you are the parent of a child suffering from trichotillomania, you might feel confused, embarrassed or even scared.  It seems like such a bizarre bodily disorder, but truthfully, this may not be the case. A possible reaction to stressful circumstances, Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) is a disorder that causes people to want to pull out their own hair.  The following are a few tips that might help you manage your child’s Trichotillomania. Be More Aware First and foremost, it is important to understand as a parent that trichotillomania is not as uncommon as you might think.  Time magazine reports that trichotillomania currently affects about two million Americans.  The stressful adolescence phase is a common time for symptoms to start showing, where a majority start at age 12.  It is also important to understand that the act of pulling out hair can feel good to your child and bring them instant gratification.  Unconditional love and support is needed to help your child through this tough time. Communicate Openly If you find talking about the condition with your child or young adult difficult, you might want to try talking with support groups with kids near their age.  If you cannot find a support group in your area, be sure to check online for support forums. Celebrity Role Models If a child knows that successful celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Megan Fox and Olivia Munn also suffer from trichotillomania, it might help them not feel so alone.  Even the likes of Justin Timberlake and Leonardo di Caprio have stated that they have OCD, which can cause trichotillomania as a symptom.  The point is that this disorder can happen to even the best of us, but it is in no [...]

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Five Prominent Celebrities Who Regularly Wear Hair Systems

2016-03-29T12:28:58+00:00 By |

Deciding to use wigs and toupees is tough for many men, as they’re often concerned with wearing the one that does not look natural. However, the right hair system can make thinning hair look youthful and lush. That's why many of Hollywood's leading men use hair systems. If hair systems are good enough for these five men in the public eye, then they can work for you, too! John Travolta We all remember “Saturday Night Fever,” during which Travolta danced at discos while showing off a luscious mane of hair. Unfortunately for him, age has thinned those once-beloved locks. A hair system have helped Travolta combat Father Time skillfully, though. Whether he's playing Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction” or sporting a sparkling salt-and-pepper look for “The Forger,” hair systems have allowed Travolta to continue to land leading roles well into his 60s. Nicolas Cage There are obvious parallels to Travolta, as Cage is roughly the same age with a similar resume. They even starred together in the 1997 thriller “Face/Off.” Like his co-star, Cage also has used hair systems when playing certain characters. While Cage has been open to playing roles that expose his hair loss, he's definitely rocked a hair system in movies such as “Con-Air.” Anyone who's seen that movie knows his long locks were way more believable than his Southern accent. Robert Pattinson Not all stars who wear hair systems are "old," as the 29-year-old Pattinson has been fighting hair loss since his early 20s. You wouldn't know it from watching the Twilight movies, but being Team Edward means being Team hair system. Pattinson pulls off his hair skillfully, as evidenced by the adoration of millions of teenage girls. Odds are his adoring masses have no idea [...]