VanScoy – Talking About Hair Loss

/VanScoy – Talking About Hair Loss

How to Explain Hair Loss in Breast Cancer to Children

A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment with many things to consider, from treatments to support. One of the challenges faced by most women is how to tell their family and friends. In particular, the hair loss from cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially with children. Choose the Moment When you get a breast cancer diagnosis, you'll need time to gather your thoughts before telling others. A good time to tell children is when you have the facts and are just about to start treatment, but do explain in good time, as children will find sudden changes frightening. It is important to be open and honest, as kids have a way of finding out things online [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Breast Cancer|

When Dandruff Becomes More Than Just an Annoyance

Dandruff is embarrassing and annoying, but can it be cured? Does it lead to baldness? Dandruff may be a sign that something's haywire with your hair follicles, and that can lead to thinning hair. Here's what's really causing that itchy, flaky scalp. Your skin, including your scalp, naturally sheds dead skin all the time, usually once a month. But your scalp can get out of control, shedding every few days. That's most often caused by the hyperactivity of a one-celled organism called Pityrosporum ovale or Malassezia ovalis. Here's how it works: Hair grows out of a tiny shaft in the skin called the follicle. Each follicle is nourished by a sebaceous gland that produces a waxy oil called sebum. Malassezia [...]

October 18th, 2016|dandruff|

Embracing Hair Loss: A Journey to Acceptance

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 [...]

September 4th, 2016|Hair Loss|

The Science of Going Gray: Factors that Impact Your Hair’s Color

Growing older means growing accustomed to changes in your appearance. However, even the most self-assured people can be startled when they see their first gray hair. For some, a few strands of silver here and there are the only hair color changes until well into there 50s. Others see a significant loss of hair pigment in there 20s. Understanding the science of going gray can make the transition easier.   The Average Progression of Changes in Hair Color While a variety of factors influence changes in your appearance as you age, race plays a major role in when the average person’s hair begins to gray. Caucasians usually see their first silver strands in their mid-30s, while Asians usually don’t begin [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Going Gray|

8 Best Men’s Hair Trends for 2016–2017

The modern man makes sure to keep up with changing hair trends, but also knows when classical, timeless cuts are best. That said, he also isn’t afraid to bring out his own individual style when it comes to his locks. Check out the latest hot hairstyles worn by celebrities, and then choose the one that’s right for you.   The Subtle, Sensual Waves Celebrity style: We saw this recently on Oscar Isaac, who pulled off a real proper gentleman look. If you’re lucky enough to still have lots of hair, this is a classy, understated hairstyle. The Old-Hollywood Man Celebrity Style: Ryan Gosling, who looks good with any hairstyle, wears this Gatsby Hollywood tradition on the red carpet. It’s a [...]

August 16th, 2016|Hair Trends, Uncategorized|

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: How Does It Work? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for men and women that are experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for many hair loss conditions. PRP therapy is one of the latest hair loss treatment protocols to help those with thinning hair to regrow hair with natural results. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains about three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition to PRP it also contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and other bioactive proteins that [...]

August 4th, 2016|hair loss treatment|

Causes of Irritant Dermatitis

Irritant dermatitis, a type of contact dermatitis, is a common condition that can result in substantial discomfort and multiple issues — including hair loss. The irritation can be caused by a host of different factors — determining what those factors are and successfully treating the condition often requires consultation with your doctor. After all, the irritation can be from alkaline materials like detergent, fabric softeners, soaps and solvents, or it can be caused by hair-dyes, pesticides or rubber gloves, maybe even your shampoo. While allergic dermatitis is another common condition, irritant dermatitis does not imply you have an allergy to a substance, rather that your skin is reacting to an irritating substance. What Does the Condition Look Like? Irritant dermatitis [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Irritant dermatitis|