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Hairvisions Award to HRC Dayton

By | March 21st, 2017|hair loss, hair replacement, hair replacement system|

From left to right are, David Schwartz - Hair Visions International President, Bob Rider - Owner of Hair Replacement Clinic, his wife Joann, Rhonda McCarthy - Vice President of Sales for Hair Visions, and Lance Centofanti - Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hair Visions. Thank you Hairvisions for this honor. Like many of us in the hair replacement profession, I began my career as a barber. I was 22 years old when I started cutting hair and purchased my first little barber shop two years later. It was in the 1970’s era, when something [...]

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Drug-Induced Alopecia

By | March 15th, 2017|alopecia|

It’s not a rare occurrence for a patient to come to our clinic who has never had a hair loss problem, and there is no history of hair loss in their family. But, suddenly, the patient finds hair falling out at a steady rate. During our thorough history-taking, we learn that the patient is being treated for an illness with a specific medication. It is often within a few weeks of starting the new meds that the patient notices the hair fall-out. Although the scalp is the first and most noticeable site for the hair loss, in many cases the [...]

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Why Men Worry About Baldness But Do Nothing

By | February 2nd, 2017|hair loss treatment|

This is the twenty-first century. You cannot imagine a time when there were no mobile phones, 60” TVs, or electric cars.  And yet, there are still men today who accept their male pattern baldness as a genetic cross to bear, and don’t avail themselves of all we have to offer here at HRC Dayton. Today’s treatments for male pattern baldness have completely reversed the situation for thousands of men who know that they do not have to endure baldness any longer. Many men are aware of the treatments available, and are still reluctant to do something about it. It’s almost [...]

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Men’s Baldness in History

By | November 23rd, 2016|hair loss|

For those of you who think that HRC Dayton has embarked on a totally new phenomenon – you are wrong.  Four thousand years ago, ancient Egyptians were searching for a hair loss cure. In 1500 B.C., Egyptians recited a magic spell to the sun god before swallowing a cocktail of onions, iron, red lead, honey and alabaster. Needless to say, it didn’t work.  Then, in 1100 B.C., balding men rubbed the fat from lions, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, ibex, tomcat, serpents, porcupine hair and geese onto their scalps. That didn’t work either. Next, they tried the leg of a female greyhound sauteed [...]

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Teenage Hair Loss

By | September 15th, 2016|Female Hair Loss|

Teenage Hair Loss is surprisingly common.  Hair loss is only associated with old age or stress – right? Wrong! It is surprising, but true, that hair loss is a common problem among teenage girls, too.  Is there anybody more self-conscious of their appearance than a teenage girl? Just imagine what hair loss can do to her self-esteem. Sometimes, the hair loss is an alarm for some deeper medical issue. Basically, here are thirteen causes for hair loss among teenage girls: Deficiency of essential vitamins like B1, B2, C and iron. Hormone fluctuations during puberty. Prolonged illness. Diabetes or thyroid problems. [...]

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Chlorine and the Health of Your Hair

By | August 19th, 2016|hair care, hair loss, thinning hair|

At this time of year, we are often asked if chlorine can cause hair loss. The answer is absolutely, no. In a study reported in the Journal of Dermatology, researchers compared the hair of 67 professional swimmers and 54 individuals who had spent little to no time in the pool. Although swimmers’ hair exhibited some signs of having chlorine-induced damage like dryness and coarseness, swimmers were not significantly more likely to experience hair loss. But, high exposure to chlorine can cause the scalp to become dry and flaky. The very chlorine that we are so dependent upon to keep our [...]

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Caffeine for Baldness – Fact or Fiction

By | August 2nd, 2016|hair loss|

Caffeine, considered a drug by many professionals, comes from the leaves and seeds of certain plants. When taken internally, it stimulates the nervous system, but now there seems to be beneficial uses of caffeine for baldness. There was a published article in the Journal of Dermatology that concluded that caffeine can stimulate human hair growth. This was based on a study that was conducted on fourteen men.  Biopsies were taken from these men who were all in the early stages of hair loss. Some of their hair follicles were exposed to solutions with varying levels of caffeine.  Some of their [...]

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Travel Induced Hair Loss

By | May 19th, 2016|hair loss|

A traveler recently wrote in saying that almost a year after all her traveling was done, she has experienced increasing hair loss. She went on to say that it wasn’t too noticeable in the beginning, but recently people have commented on her very thin hair. After a little bit of research, she discovered that other men and women have had the same experience when returning home from very humid, tropical climates. She went on to write that her hair was always on the thin side, but never to the extent that it is now. She said that, she “never felt [...]

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Hair Loss in Women Doubles Due to Stress

By | March 24th, 2016|Female Hair Loss|

Hair Loss in Women. The number of women seeking help for hair loss has doubled in the past 10 years. The Journal of Investigating Dermatology says that stressful lifestyles are the underlying cause. Stress can cause temporary hair loss, and there is an increase in this type of hair loss among women between the ages of 18 and 40. There are so many more factors that come into play in female hair loss making it much more complicated than male hair loss. Most women don’t even notice the change in their thinning hair until menopause when the hormonal levels begin [...]

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Ben Affleck’s Bald Spot

By | February 14th, 2016|hair loss treatment, hair transplants|

Ben Affleck's Bald Spot The hair of 43-year-old Ben Affleck has been the subject of much debate for around a decade now. It all began when some photos revealed a bald spot on the back of his head in what is called the crown region. This is, decidedly, a permanent hair loss for Mr. Affleck. This type of hair loss is called effluvium. To understand all about it, it’s important to understand the hair follicle cycle. The cycle of a hair follicle has a growth phase called Anagen. This phase lasts for two to seven years. The next phase it [...]

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