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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.

mens hair replacement cleveland columbus ohioThe 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 sure bet that old-Hollywood style looks great on younger men in the industry.

  1. The Side-Swept and Sexy Look

Celebrity Style: Look at Joe Manganiello, who takes having a mane to a whole new level of manly appeal. His salt and pepper-colored beard is nicely groomed for an extra masculine effect. If you choose to grow out your hair, make sure your eyebrows are properly groomed (plucked) to perfection.

  1. The Sun-Kissed Surfer

Celebrity Style: Austin Butler completes the tanned and toned bodily ensemble with his surfer waves that look effortless and very attractive. For men with longer hair, a leave-in conditioner can work wonders.

  1. mens hair restoration hair style undercutThe Undercut

Celebrity Style: We’ve learned to trust Justin Bieber’s ever-evolving style. His bleached undercut is best for young men, as it borders on the adolescent trends of not playing it safe. And we don’t expect anything less from the pop star.

  1. The Classy Side-Part

Celebrity Style: George Clooney just keeps getting better with age. To perfect this super stylish look, use a tiny bit of hair gel or cream and a good comb. It helps to also have a winning smile.

  1. The Buzz Cut

Celebrity Style: This no-fuss buzz on Nick Jonas is a go-to hairstyle for men of all ages. It means less grooming needed in the morning, and is extra sharp with suit and tie. Make sure to keep your buzz very short so it doesn’t end up looking like fur.

  1. The Bedhead

Celebrity Style: This effortlessly messy look isn’t just for women. Check out the way Justin Theroux’s purposely undone hair. If you’re going for this style, the secret is using a minuscule amount of good-quality hair wax to keep those fly-aways in place.

No matter which hairstyle you prefer hair loss or thinning hair can put a damper on your look. At Van Scoy Hair Clinics we have helped thousands of men and women restore their hair. To find the hair loss solution that is right for you call us at (419) 289-6665 to schedule a free consultation. Or to contact us via email click here.

 

For men, thinning hair and hair loss can dramatically affect not only your appearance, but also your self-esteem, how you look at yourself in the mirror, and how others look at you. But with the latest in men’s hair loss treatment and hair restoration technology, it’s easier than ever to get back a great looking, full head of hair.  There are lots of options, from hair transplants to non-surgical men’s hair replacement. The results are amazing. So much so that nobody will ever know that you had a thinning hair problem.

This infographic from Men’s Hairstyles Today show just a few of the great looking men’s hairstyles you can have to perfectly compliment your personality, lifestyle and the way you want to live your life.

Best Haircuts For Men By Face Shape #Infographic

VanScoy Hair Restoration –  Cleveland, Columbus, Ashland Ohio

Male pattern baldness can keep you from looking and feeling like your true self. It can create a sense of loss of self, and in many case depression. At VanScoy Hair Restoration Clinics in Columbus, Ashland and Cleveland, Ohio, we have combined artistry and technology in a private, professional setting to provide proven hair loss treatment and non-surgical hair replacement solutions for men of all ages and hair types. To schedule a private, no-obligation hair and scalp analysis and to get answers to all your hair loss and hair restoration questions, call us today or book a free, private appointment online today.

john travoltaIn the hit film “Grease,” the tall, oily pompadour hairstyle sported by the Thunderbirds symbolized the youthful energy of America’s favorite high school greaser gang. And who could have led the group better than John Travolta? Trademarked by plentiful black hair, piercing blue eyes and a devilish smile, Travolta transformed fictional characters like Vinny Barbarino, Tony Manero and urban cowboy Bud Davis into enduring pop-culture icons.

But, as we know, thick hair doesn’t always stick around (no matter how much grease it gets). Like millions of men, John Travolta eventually discovered he had male pattern baldness. But instead of giving in, the actor reworked his look in a variety of ways, using hair-replacement technology and thickening artistry to recover the voluminous hair that helped make him famous.

The “Comb-Back” Kid

By the time the classically-trained New Jersey native staked a Hollywood comeback in 1994 with a part in “Pulp Fiction,” Travolta’s forehead was clearly a few inches more in the spotlight than in his earlier work. His battle with baldness was confirmed to the country when a fan in a California gym photographed the classically trained actor and singer. In the widely published photo, the actor who had once evoked a disco revolution looked more like a lawn-mowing suburbanite than a dancing machine.

The photo was widely published and fans settled into the idea of a balding John Travolta, only to be shocked months later when he showed up at an event with a full head of dark hair.

Welcome Back, Hair

Although male pattern baldness is a condition affecting millions or more, Travolta’s example shows us the condition doesn’t have to be endured when so many treatment options are available. Any man whose story is similar to Travolta’s could follow the actor’s lead and visit a hair studio for a consultation on how to regrow or recover lost hair.

Speculation about the source of Travolta’s ever-morphing hair has attributed it to wigs, hairpieces, and transplants, but the true source or combination of them is a secret that only the star knows for sure. What is certain is that his hair looks great and its origins don’t matter. As Billy Crystal opined back in 1986, “it’s not how you feel, it’s how you look”, and he looks marvelous.

At Van Scoy Hair Clinics we create 100% customized non-surgical hair systems for men suffering from the devastating effects of balding. We offer our clients the completely natural look and feel in whatever style and color they desire. You don’t have to be John Travolta to get your hair back. To schedule a free consultation call us at (419) 289-6665 or to contact us via email click here.

 

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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 trich.org. 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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With more than 40 years experience, Van Scoy Hair Clinics has offered the latest advances in hair restoration for men and women in our state-of-the-art facilities in Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland, Ohio. Schedule a FREE hair loss and scalp analysis 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!

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Right on the heels of June’s alopecia universalis breakthrough comes a second publication announcing good news for those suffering from the spectrum of alopecia areata diseases. An August article in Nature Medicine from a team out of New York’s Columbia University presents the successful use of the drug ruxolitinib for treatment of alopecia areata in three patients with varying degrees of hair loss. Ruxolitinib is a JAK inhibitor approved by the FDA for use in treating a bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis. It, along with tofacitinib citrate (which we featured here after it made big news in June), was identified by the Columbia University team as having potential applications in alopecia areata due its ability to block certain immune pathways that have been found to be responsible for the autoimmune attacks on hair follicles. The progress was undeniable as the result of two 20mg doses per day for five months was ‘complete restoration’ in all three initial trials. Additionally, the expectation is that this medication will re-establish a full mane during treatment and can then be discontinued, essentially providing a cure rather than an indefinite drug regimen. These results inspire huge amounts of hope!

Researchers are quick to point out the need for further investigation as these newly opened doors prompt questions regarding the continued consistency of results, short and long term side effects, and the comparisons between the two drugs being actively tested. Despite the numerous directions for future research though, the results published in this latest study have enormous implications for what Dr. Angela Christiano, a co-lead study author from Columbia University, describes as “a tremendously large and motivated population of patients who have no other treatments available.” You can see her full interview as well as conversations with other involved researchers in the video below and access the official article on Nature Medicine here.

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It’s summer and it’s hot, but you’re avoiding the pool. You worry about what sweat and wind will do to your thinning hair while out at barbeques. Getting caught in the rain would be tragic. It is no surprise that July would be more fun with hair. Here we have selected the top ten ways that the month would be more enjoyable after restoration.

1. Swimming

The typical avoidance of wet locks in public by those with thinning hair or bald spots puts the kibosh on classic summer fun in the pool. Whether you swim for exercise, to cool off, or just for the fun and games, being comfortable diving into the water is a wonderfully positive attribute for anyone’s summer.

2. After Swimming

Swimming isn’t the only fun part of taking a dip though. Jumping out of the water and doing a quick self-dry with a flip of the mane or a full head shake inspires a youthful energy that should grace every summer.

3. Summer Rains

Spontaneous showers and summer thunderstorms can spell tragedy for an individual with thinning hair. Jumping in puddles or spur-of-the-moment rain dances are things of the past. With a full head of hair though, getting caught in the rain can be a laughable inconvenience at worst and movie-esque romantic at best.

4. Going Hat-Free

From beach bonnets to baseball caps, there are some really great summer hats out there. Having to wear one for the entire duration of the hot bright months though is a total drag. Next July, make hats an option rather than a crutch.

5. Fewer Scalp Burns

Maybe you’ve already said goodbye to the everyday cap. Instead, you rely on your sunscreen and suffer through the scalp burns when it fails to properly protect your bald spots. Hair restoration certainly gives the scalp a bit of relief in hot, sunny months like July.

6. Outdoor Activities

July is a great time for outdoor activities with the kids during their break from school. Hiking, exploring a nearby creek, camping, and bonfires are all summer highlights for nature lovers that need not be weighed down, avoided, or less fun due to worries or anxieties about the number the elements are going to do on an already struggling head of hair.

7. Looking Good at Summer BBQs

Even if you don’t intend to be the most fashion forward attendee at your next barbeque, you definitely have more fun when you feel good, and you feel good when you look good. Even more importantly, you feel good when you feel like yourself!

8. Natural Highlights

For a full head of hair, July comes bearing gifts. In addition to seemingly intolerable heat, the sun’s rays offer lovely natural highlights that take an individual’s base color and give it a sun-kissed summer glow.

9. Changing Style with Summer

New Do, New You! Those with thinning hair or hair loss are usually constrained to a single hair style that works for them to best adapt to their weakening locks. After hair restoration, the chance to try a new style with the changing seasons becomes an option. A fun option!

10. Ponytails

Sure, this one is not for everyone. But for those with longer locks, winning the battle against thinning strands or receding hairlines means being able to pull hair back in the summer. Whether it’s a ponytail through the back of baseball cap or a cute half-up do, July is a nice time to be able to pull your hair back out of your face.

Don’t wait until next summer. Choose to make a change now! Visit your local hair restoration specialist for a free consultation and prepare to have way more fun in July in these top ten ways and more.

 

Photo credit: Schjelderup via Flickr Creative Commons

There are a number of solutions available for specific types of hair loss and styling needs, and speaking with a specialist is the best way to decide which hair restoration avenue is the best for you. Today, Van Scoy takes a look at 4 common questions associated with laser treatments.

“I thought laser treatments were for hair removal! How can they serve both purposes?”

Good question! Lasers can indeed work for both hair removal and restoration and have been used for removal for decades while their approved application for restoration is relatively recent. There are various types and levels of lasers though, and those disparities along with the way in which they are applied produce different results. Laser hair removal, for example, involves purposeful, targeted damaging of follicles at a specific wavelength. Laser hair treatments for restoration, on the other hand, use low level, therapeutic, soft, “cold” lasers to deliver light energy to the scalp and generate blood flow rather than damage. In fact, similar lasers have been used for wound healing for a long time.

“Will there be any cutting or burns?”

No. Laser treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical, non-burning, and non-painful.

“What can I expect my overall treatment experience to look like?”

Laser Treatments

Your hair restoration specialist will work with you to set a regular schedule for office visits. Each person is different, but this often means 2-3 sessions of 10-20 minutes per week for 3-12 months. During the treatments, you can simply relax, read a magazine, and take a small break from the day. If you are unable to make regular appointments, at-home treatments are also available. Van Scoy Hair Clinics recommends that laser hair therapy be approached as a 3-step treatment program, which means ongoing attentiveness to thickening hair and a combination of methods that provides the best results possible and enhances the progress of the laser treatments.

“Are there any products that I should use along with the laser treatments?”

Yes! As part of the 3-step treatment program, Van Scoy Hair Clinics recommends professional administration of pharmaceutical-grade products for hair growth. Specifically, the dht Sensor program, which we discussed on the blog in February, has proven especially effective when coupled with laser treatments to gain the maximum effect.

Have additional questions? Drop us a line today!