Stress and inflammation can take its toll on all aspects of our health and well-being, and the hair and scalp are no exception. Research suggests that it’s stress that drives the inflammatory process leading to some types of hair loss.
With potent anti-inflammatory ingredients including Sensoril® Ashwagandha that targets C-reactive protein, Nutrafol supplements may help cool this inflammation from the inside out. The 100% vegetarian supplements should be taken consistently for 3 to 6 months to achieve best results. Learn more at www.nutrafol.com
PSP editorial advisor Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS, the director of the Foundation for Hair Restoration, with offices in Miami and New York City, is passionate about training plastic and facial plastic surgeons in hair-restoration techniques. To achieve this mission, Epstein and Gorana Kuka, MD, are now offering training classes that cover the full spectrum of hair-restoration surgery at various times throughout the year. Upcoming Miami dates include September 15-17, 2015, after the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery meeting and November 2-4, 2015, after the Global Aesthetics Conference.
Learn more at www.foundhairtraining.com or call 305-666-1774.
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and low level laser therapy (LLLT) can make a big difference for some patients, says Alan J. Bauman, MD, a hair transplant surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. “It appears to be highly effective at improving the function of hair follicles, reversing miniaturization from hereditary male and female hair loss and other types of non-scarring alopecias, as well as improving the overall health and ‘vitality’ of the hair,” he says. It won’t bring dead follicles back to life, but it works well for hair fallout, thinning, and miniaturization.
There are many LLLT devices out there, but Bauman is a fan of the Laser Cap, a wearable unit that covers the entire top of the scalp. “Other products don’t have the coverage area of a device that is worn on the head,” he says. “Results can be measurable in as little as 90 days if you are using the correct measuring tool,” he says.
Visual improvement takes approximately 6 to 12 months depending on hairstyle, hair-loss patterns, hair color, hair thickness, and curl.
A few caveats: “If you discontinue the treatment, the improvement achieved will reverse over the course of a few months,” he says. Also, don’t panic about an initial shedding phase. “This usually is a sign that the treatment is working well.” Learn more at http://hai.rs/baumanestore or http://lasercap.com
The New SC-320 Brazilian High Back Above-the-Knee Girdle from Contemporary Design Inc offers coverage without compression, including a built-in butt lift enhancement on the upper thighs. It also incorporates Sculptures Liposuction Foam™ above the gluteal area to sculpt the small of the back. Other features include full body support from the top of the back, down the buttock and thighs, and up through the midsection; an open-bust design; and a high back that addresses troublesome “bra fat” areas and flanks. There are also hook and eye shoulder straps that adjust for a custom fit, plus an open-crotch design. The breathable Sateen fabric is antimicrobial and self-wicking.