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You probably know that millions suffer from diabetes, but did you know that one of the lesser-known symptoms is hair loss? This potentially life-threatening disease is often diagnosed by doctors as a result of examining sudden hair loss. There is a real link between the two and the prospects of effective hair regrowth treatments are very good but only if you take action quickly. When deciding the best approach to hair loss as a result of diabetes, the best place to start is understand the process behind it.

Why Does Diabetes Often Lead to Hair Loss?

For many, the physiological effects of diabetes can have a devastating effect. They often inflict serious stress on the body, and this happens while hormone levels in sufferers fluctuate constantly and this affects the regeneration of hair follicles.

One of the more direct causes of hair loss is a result of poor circulation. Diabetes can damage blood cell, and this can make regenerating of hair follicles a slower and less responsive process. When your hair is starved of essential nutrients, which the blood supplies to the hair, it will become weak and fall out.

Another symptom of this can indirectly lead to hair loss. Those with diabetes for example are more susceptible to infections, and many of them can cause hair loss. The body struggles to absorb zinc which is an important nutrient for hair.

There are also a number of medications that individuals with diabetes may take that can contribute to the problem.

Are There Options?

If your hair loss is do to the effect of diabetes, there is a good chance that the problem may be reversed with the right treatment. Diabetes medication will rectify many of the issues for most that will reverse the hair loss.

The first step should be a consultation with your doctor. Your doctor may recommend medication and give you a healthy eating plan with foods that have nutrients that are known to help hair growth. You might also be advised to exercise more, and to take supplements such as biotin.

If your hair loss is severe, don’t worry as there are several options that can give you hair like you had before it started to thin. Hair replacement therapies and treatments will help to stimulate hair growth.

Once your doctor has your diabetes under control, make an appointment to see a hair loss specialist to discuss options available to you.

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One of the treatment options we provide at Van Scoy is called MEDIceuticals. These hair loss products are, in our opinion, a highly effective tool to help promote scalp health and provide anti-thinning therapy.

MEDIceuticals are great, because they’re not one-size-fits-all. There are several different formulas for men and women to help address our clients’ specific hair loss causes. We’d like to take this opportunity to answer your most frequently asked questions about hair loss treatment and regrowth products.

Why Does Van Scoy Prescribe MEDIceuticals?

Van Scoy is constantly striving to provide the most advanced and effective forms of hair restoration for our clients. We have seen excellent results from this line of hair loss products, and believe them to be the most effective available. MEDIceuticals are:

  • Specialized to treat hair follicles through Advanced Hair Restoration Technology
  • Non-drug based
  • Contain three proprietary complexes to target the three primary causes of hair loss

How Will MEDIceuticals Help Me?

By promoting a healthy scalp and hair, MEDIceuticals stop hair loss and promote healthy, fuller hair. These hair loss products use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to promote a healthy environment for hair re-growth without leaving build-up on the hair and scalp. MEDIceuticals are often prescribed by Van Scoy in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments, as a way to provide support.

The MEDIceuticals Hair Recovery Program fulfills five basic hair needs:

  • Treat the Scalp
  • Treat, Cleanse and Condition the Hair
  • Energize the Hair Follicle
  • Provide Nutritional Therapy
  • Provide Healthy Hair Styling

What Options Are Available From MEDIceuticals?

NutraCell™ is a blend of three vitamin and natural vascular stimulators that aid in dilating capillaries in the dermis and epidermis, increasing blood flow to the hair follicle, improving metabolic activity and hair cell production. This is a topical transdermal treatment.

Estrolin™ is a natural, non-drug anti-androgen compound composed of 16 vitamins, minerals and proven herbal medicines. This topical, transdermal treatment aids in inhibiting the formation of DHT, a hormone that is a significant cause of hair loss.

Femmigen™ is a specialized estrogenic complex formulated for women of all ages experiencing female androgen and vascular alopecia. Femmigen features a blend of 22 natural anti-androgen estrogens, minerals, vitamins and vascular dilators that help to reduce the formation of the hormone DHT brought on by estrogen fluctuations. Femmigen also improves hair follicle vascular activity.

Contact Van Scoy Hair Clinic, located in Ashland, Cleveland, or Columbus, Ohio, to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out if MEDIceuticals hair loss products are right for you.

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Prevent Hair Loss with Home Remedies

For some, hair loss is inevitable. Especially for men and women suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia, a genetic condition that causes hair loss. We all naturally lose hair on a daily basis. If you are concerned about hair loss or thinning hair, there are measures you can take that don’t require surgical or non-surgical procedures. In fact these are a few home remedies you can start using right away:

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is all the rage today and can be purchased just about anywhere. Regularly massage the coconut oil into your scalp and let it sit overnight. In the morning wash it out. Coconut oil is full of essential nutrients, proteins, iron, and potassium, which naturally strengthen your hair and reduce breakage.

  1. Eggs and Olive Oil

Eggs are beneficial to hair growth because they are chock full of sulfur and protein. This concoction takes minutes to prepare. Mix one egg white with a teaspoon of olive oil until it takes on a pasty consistency. Apply the mix to your whole head of hair and leave it on for twenty minutes. Rinse it along with a mild shampoo under cool water.

To find out more about DHT Sensor hair loss treatment we invite you to schedule a free, confidential hair loss consultation today. One of our hair restoration professionals will help tailor the perfect program to fit your situation and lifestyle.


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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.

Myth #1 – Hair Coloring Causes Permanent Hair Loss
This is a myth. Style products and hair coloring can cause some temporary damage to your hair, but they should not damage the follicles below your scalp, therefore should not cause permanent hair loss.

Myth #2 – Hair Loss Only Comes From Your Mother’s Side
Luckily for moms, this one is a myth. Hair loss can be hereditary, but the genes come from both sides of your family. Genetic hair loss is very common…it is also very treatable.

Myth #3 – When You Lose Your Hair, You Lose Your Identity
There is actually some truth to this myth. Hair is a source of pride for both men and women, which can make losing your hair very difficult emotionally. However, the truth is there are many options available and by taking control of your situation and finding hair loss solutions you can gain a stronger sense of identity and confidence.

Myth #4 – It Is Better To Brush Your Hair Than To Comb It
This is a myth. It is actually better for your hair if you use a comb. Brushing your hair can cause split ends and temporarily damage your hair.

Myth #5 – Wearing Hats Causes Hair Loss
This is not true, wearing a hat will NOT cause hair loss.  Even if you love your hat and wear it all the time, rest assured — wearing a hat will not cause your hair to fall out. Your hat would have to be so tight that it would cut off the circulation to your hair follicles. That would be so noticeably uncomfortable you just would not do it.

Myth #6 – Vitamins Can Help Prevent Hair Loss
This is partly true. Vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition and even stress can cause hair loss. Usually, when your body is replenished with the vitamins and nutrients needed the hair loss will subside. There are some vitamins and medications that can actually improve your hair loss condition. Please consult with a hair restoration specialist to determine what is right for you.

Myth #7 – You Can’t Cure Hair Loss
This is the biggest myth of all and it is definitely not true! There are many treatments available. Some are surgical, such as implants and others are non-surgical like advanced PRP hair loss treatment for men and women. There are options available that make it possible to reduce and even reverse your hair loss condition.

Hair loss affects millions of men and women every year, you are not alone.

Stop wasting your time trying to figure out what is truth and what is fiction when it comes to hair loss.  If you are struggling with hair loss, it is time to meet with a hair restoration professional. Find out more about your specific condition and get the right answers today.

Schedule your FREE confidential consultation with Van Scoy Hair Clinic by calling 1-800-332-6341.

ChemoFor many in cancer treatment, chemotherapy is a drug that allows patients to fight cancer cells and hopefully enter remission. Hair loss is a side effect of the drug, which can be hard for the millions of women diagnosed each year. Scientific breakthroughs mean there are new and exciting ways to combat this side effect. Let’s look at some of the options.

Cold Caps and Freezing

A cold cap is wearable technology that aims to save hair during chemotherapy treatment. By cooling the hair capillaries, these caps reduce the hair to a hibernated state preventing the drugs from absorbing into the scalp. Research shows the results are mixed. One study involving 122 women with stage 1 or stage 2-breast cancer showed that two-thirds of the patients saw loss of only half of their hair. While doctors have expressed concerns about scalp hypothermia, the FDA clears a majority of these caps. Caps are available for patients to purchase or rent during treatment.

Hair Stimulants

Another method women can use to prevent or halt hair loss during chemotherapy is the application of hair stimulant medication. Hair stimulants are often associated with male pattern baldness, but application during chemotherapy can stimulate hair follicles and allow the hair to grow back faster during the chemotherapy process. While there is no scientific evidence that these drugs can prevent hair loss during treatment, there are plenty of testimonials to their effectiveness in the months after chemotherapy ends.

Tips for Hair Maintenance During Chemotherapy

If you are already undergoing chemotherapy and have experienced hair loss, maintaining your scalp and remaining hair can be key to regrowth when treatment is complete.

Tips for scalp maintenance during chemotherapy include:

Using soft brushes and shampoo for sensitive skin

Shave your remaining hair to prevent irritation

Protect your scalp with sunscreen or a covering

Hair loss doesn’t have to be the defining moment of your cancer treatment. Beautiful scarves can be tied in a variety of ways to create looks for every occasion. Fake eyelashes and wigs have evolved over the years, and some are designed to look completely natural. Wigs also give you the chance to switch hair colors and textures throughout your treatment.

It’s important to realize that everyone deals with hair loss differently. While some are quick to embrace their new look, some cancer patients need more time and space to adjust to a drastic chance in their appearance. Remember: whether you seek treatment to preserve your hair during treatment or work through hair loss, there is no right or wrong when it comes to making it through chemotherapy.

If you’re suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy or any other medical condition Van Scoy Hair Clinics can assist you with hair loss alternatives. We invite you to meet privately with one of our hair loss professionals who will assist you in choosing how to proceed during this difficult time. To schedule a free consultation call us at (419) 289-6665 or to contact us via email click here.


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We’ve received a number of inquiries from people coming into our clinic about Trichology, and what a Trichologist does.  So we thought it might be helpful if we posted an article on trichology to give you an idea what it is.

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Trichology is a subset of dermatology and refers to the study of hair and scalp problems and specifically hair and scalp health. A ‘trichologist’ is someone who specializes in problems of the hair and scalp, and especially hair loss problems such as hair breakage, itchy/flaking scalp and baldness. They also treat all forms of alopecia, including alopecia areata.

You can think of a trichologist as a hair and scalp ‘doctor’. This type of specialists is someone you might consult instead of visiting your general practitioner, particularly if the problem or condition they are experiencing is more specific, such as persistent hair fall, itching and redness of the scalp, etc.

A trichologist will typically perform a thorough intake examination and will go over your medical history, and gather information about your lifestyle, including your diet, stress and other factors, and conduct a thorough examination your hair and/or scalp.

Hair Loss and Hair Loss Treatment

Did you know your hair is an indicator of your over all general health? Hair that is dull and lifeless can often suggest a stressed, unhealthy lifestyle, while hair that is full and shiny can often indicate overall good health. This is only one of the many factors a trichologist may consider when prescribing a course of treatment.

Many people don’t just see a trichologist for hair loss issues but also for advice on keeping their hair and scalp in tip top shape to try and reduce the risk of hair loss.

Hair loss can cause a lot of distress, and there are often misunderstandings about its causes and treatments. Probably the most common type of hair loss is the so-called ‘male pattern baldness’ which, despite its name, can also affect women as a general overall thinning.  While there is no specific, readily-available treatment, it is a problem that requires sympathetic handling, and a qualified hair loss specialist has the experience to understand each individuals anxiety and help him or her understand the type of hair loss they are experiencing and develop an effective strategy to of hair loss treatment or hair restoration.

Van Scoy Hair Clinics in Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland, Ohio offers all proven hair loss treatment, hair replacement and hair restoration options for men, women and children. If you are experiencing hair loss or balding and exploring the various treatment options available to you, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices at your convenience. You may reach us at (866) 601-6599 or to contact us via email. You may also request a consultation by clicking here.


Diet-Related Hair Loss

Could your diet be causing your hair loss? Following a restrictive diet can cause your hair to thin or even fall out. If you need to stick to a diet for medical or lifestyle reasons, use these tips to make sure you get all the nutrients you need to keep your hair healthy.

Weight Loss and Hair Loss

Shedding pounds to reach a healthy weight can reduce your risk of many long-term health conditions, but in the short-term a very low-calorie diet can have negative effects on hair health. According to dermatologists, hair loss is common after a weight loss of 15 or more pounds, but growth usually returns once the weight stabilizes.

Protein for Hair Health

Hair is made from protein, so not getting enough protein reduces your body’s ability to produce hair. This causes a disproportionately large number of hairs to go into the resting phase of hair growth, which lasts around three months, before falling out. If you notice that you are shedding more hairs than usual, check that you are getting enough protein in your diet. Adults need to eat two or three servings of protein-rich foods every day, such as lean meat, fish, beans, eggs or peanut butter.

Iron and Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a symptom of iron deficiency, which your doctor can quickly diagnose using a blood test. Vegetarians are most likely to suffer from iron deficiency, as iron in plants is not as easily absorbed by the body as iron in meat. If you are vegetarian, consider eating cereals that have been fortified with iron to increase your intake. Soybeans, pumpkin seeds, lentils and spinach are also good sources of iron.

Vitamin D for Hair Health

Many people don’t get enough vitamin D. The body can produce vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer. Other sources of vitamin D include fortified cereals and milk. Vitamin D plays a vital role in the body’s cycle of hair production.

If you’re worried about hair loss, see your doctor for advice. Many vitamin deficiencies can be quickly diagnosed with a blood test. Once you know which nutrients you lack, you can change your diet or take supplements to support the health of your hair.

For any questions you may have or to speak to a hair loss expert, Contact Us or visit our website for more information!

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Trichotillomania is a prime example of the type of hair loss disorder that can benefit tremendously from an awareness week. Despite notable prevalence in the United States (2-4% of the population), Trichotillomania remains under the radar for most individuals, including many quality stylists and medical professionals. This lack of awareness fuels misunderstanding and shame while simultaneously impeding personal progress and community support. So let’s spread the awareness!

First, what is Trichotillomania?

  • Well, this mouthful of a disorder is pronounced trick-oh-till-oh-MAY-nee-ah, but most people shorten it to simply trich or TTM. What a relief, right?
  • Trich involves the BFRB (body-focused repetitive behavior) of chronic, compulsive hair pulling. It can include hairs on the scalp, face, arms, legs, and pubic area and can feel like anything from a strong, distracting urge to an entirely unnoticed action. There is a lot of variation in its manifestation.
  • People of all ages have been diagnosed with Trichotillomania. It impacts both males and females, but by adulthood, prevalence is much higher in women. Trich is found in happy, well adjusted individuals as well as those whose pulling began as a result of high levels of anxiety or stress. According to the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), “preliminary evidence indicates TTM is a nuero-biological disorder and that genetics may play a role in its development.”
  • Treatments and solutions vary from coping mechanisms and resource support to therapies and medication applications. A definitive cure does not yet exist.

How can you participate in Trichotillomania Awareness Week?

  • Understand the need for awareness. Like the TLC, we want to “envision a world where BFRBs are not a source of shame, and treatment that works is accessible to everyone.” The more we talk about trich, the more it becomes part of a norm rather than an embarrassment or affliction to hide, paving the way for those suffering from Trichotillomania to find a support system and resources for improvement.
  • Share a video. How about this one (shown below) from last year’s campaign?
  • Tell one person a day what you have learned. Set a goal to do your part in spreading awareness about trich by telling one person about the disorder each day during Trichotillomania Awareness Week, starting a week from tomorrow, October 1 – 7. It can be a friend, a family member, or a coworker and is as easy as opening with, “Hey, I read that today is the first day of Trichotillomania Awareness Week. Are you familiar with the condition?”
  • Print and post these cards. The TLC created small cards that can be printed and shared on public bulletin boards at your place of work, church, gym, or community center.

For more ideas on how you can get involved, visit the TLC’s website at If you or someone you know is struggling with Trichotillomania, there is help available. Reach out and open the lines of communication today.

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Fall is upon us, and with the change of seasons comes a change of styles. Yes, green leaves are turning orange, hot summer days are cooling into enjoyable autumn ones, and short-sleeved shirts are being covered by sweaters. Why not go with the flow of the shifting seasons and their sweeping transformations this year and opt for a new do to usher in the autumn months? Today we highlight three trendy men’s styles to consider for this coming fall. If you are struggling with hair thinning or loss and are seeking a way to keep your look current, schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists today.

Go for Lift

The pompadour has been popular all year (and worldwide, as we noted during this summer’s Cup), and the style is still going strong as we swing into fall. Consider an undercut of any variety, which allows for whatever combination of lift and length you prefer. This prohibition cut featured on Behind the Chair is a slick look for the working man while the looser version shown on Men’s Hair Style Trends can be perfect for a relaxed evening. Already rocking an undercut? Try pairing it with a beard as the months get cooler.

A Caesar with Bangs

If a typical Caesar is your go to style, make the jump from average to awesome this autumn by simply allowing a bit more length in front. This small shift can make a man look stylish without much styling, and your hairdresser can work the change in over time by allowing for more drama every time you come in for your next cut. Perhaps you will decide you are happy with just a little bit of additional length, or maybe by the time winter rolls in you will be sporting a cool side swept look like this GQ style or something more rock-n-roll like this D’Marge favorite.

Alright, we get that this is a stretch for most men, but for those who do have long manes, fall is the time to let the ponytail down and feel the wind in your hair. As Esquire says in this Game of Thrones based hair guide, “It’s hard to pull off long hair, but if you can, it’s perfect for fall, adding a rich, hearty element to your overall style.” If you go this route though, “keeping it clean, without letting it get dry and brittle is a must”. Guys who are especially focused on styling their locks can take some notes from Schwarzkopf here. For everyone else, at least make sure you take care of any damage or thinning you have been able to hide by pulling it back all summer!