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Hair Restoration: What You Need to Know Today

By |July 22nd, 2014

Are you fearful that the hair loss exhibited in your relatives will soon begin to manifest in your hair line? If so, you’re not alone! At the Hair Specialist we often hear from individuals who are concerned and taking a proactive approach to hair loss prevention. Is your hair loss something to be concerned about? Let’s take a closer look.

How do you know if your hair loss is normal?
The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs a day. If you’re beginning to notice more hair than usual in your brush, on your pillow or in the shower drain, you may be experiencing the early signs of hair loss. Though hair loss becomes more prevalent as we age, some hair loss sufferers begin to see signs while still in their teens. Regardless of your age, or level of hair loss, your best defense is early intervention.

Why do we lose our hair?
Though every situation is different, some of the most common contributing factors to hair loss include:

Over-styling
Medications
Poor Diet
Genetics
Hormones

What are my options?
Thanks to modern advances in science and technology, we know a lot more about hair loss and hair restoration than ever before. In addition to making changes to your life-style, you also have a variety of hair restoration treatment options. Many of today’s leading hair restoration solutions are successfully stopping and even reversing the signs of hair loss. However we cannot stress the importance of early intervention enough. If you’re experiencing hair loss, now is the time to act!

Be Proactive –Don’t Delay
At the Hair Specialist we are proud to offer the world’s most advanced hair restoration solutions. We have the knowledge and expertise to outline a treatment plan customized to your individual needs. Don’t allow your […]

3 Habits to Break Today that Can Lead to Hair Loss

By |April 28th, 2014

If you have begun notice excess strands of hair in your shower drain or brush, you may mistakenly believe that you have no control over your advancing hair loss. But thinning hair isn’t just due to aging, in some cases your lifestyle choices may actually be contributing factors. If you notice excessive thinning or even bald spots, read on to determine if you can make changes, in your daily life, to stop and even reverse your hair loss.

Over-styling, Poor Diet and Stress: Possible Culprits Behind Hair Loss
The American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) reports that a person normally loses 50 to 100 hairs daily. Several reasons can contribute to excessive hair loss. First, you could be over-styling your hair leading to excess fall out. Products such as straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers can weaken the hair. The ADD suggests that you air dry your hair whenever possible, and they warn against ever using a curling iron or straightener when hair is wet. Along with this, they recommend that you reach for a comb when your hair is wet instead of a brush, which could cause breakage. Finally, they strongly discourage brushing hair 100 or more times a day.

The second contributing factor to your hair loss may be a poor diet, especially if you aren’t ingesting enough protein or iron. Those who crash diet or suffer from an eating disorder are particularly susceptible to hair loss. Fortunately, you can easily correct this by improving your diet and increasing protein intake through foods such as:

Fish
Meat
Beans
Seeds
Eggs
Nuts

Iron is found in fortified cereal, oysters, lentils, clams, spinach and other green vegetables.
Finally, the third common cause of hair loss, that we will be exploring today, is stress. If you have […]

Nourish Your Hair with a Healthy Diet

By |April 10th, 2014

Are you noticing that your hair is finer and more brittle than it once was? Perhaps you’re watching your hairline recede. While there are no simple dietary tricks that will make your hair miraculously fuller and thicker, your nutrition definitely has an effect on the health and vitality of your hair. Just as your diet has an impact on your skin, your weight and even your mental clarity, the nutrients, or lack thereof, that you put in your body will manifest in your hairline.
If you’re ready to switch up your diet for the sake of your hair, be sure and include plenty of the following in your daily diet:

Lean Protein
Your hair itself is made up primarily of moisture and protein, which is precisely why it’s so important to include plenty of lean protein in your diet. Lean meats contain Vitamin B12 and fish, such a salmon, contain iodine which is essential for hair health.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Packed with vitamins A, B and C, fresh fruits and vegetables deliver the nutrients your body needs to perform at an optimal level.

Milk
A great source of vitamins A, B and D, as well as calcium and protein, milk helps you maintain healthy bone density and delivers essential nutrients to the entire body; including your hair follicles. Have a lactose intolerance? Try almond or soy milk!

Nutritional Supplements
In addition to eating a healthy diet, consider taking nutritional supplements to give your hair follicles the nourishment they need. Supplements that can improve the health of your hair include: biotin, calcium and Vitamins A, B, B12, and C.
Though shaking up your diet may have a positive impact on your hairline, it might not be enough. If you’re experiencing thinning or balding, it’s […]

Laser Hair Therapy – Is it Right for You?

By |February 25th, 2014

Laser Hair Therapy – Is it Right for You?
As the leading providers of Nebraska hair restoration services we often hear from hair loss sufferers who are seeking a non-invasive yet effective solution, many of whom are excited to learn of the benefits of laser hair therapy. If you, or a loved one, are seeking a non-invasive hair restoration solution we encourage you to consider laser hair therapy. Not sure if you’re a candidate? Let’s find out!

How Does Laser Hair Therapy Work?
In order to determine if you’re a candidate let’s first dive into the technology behind laser hair therapy. This state-of-the-art approach to hair restoration actually works to stimulate hair regrowth and to slow the progression of hair loss. How? Laser hair therapy delivers low level “cool” laser energy directly to the affected area of the scalp in order to stimulate blood flow and cell regeneration. The results of laser hair therapy are nothing short of remarkable; existing hair grows thicker and healthier while hair follicles that have gone dormant begin to regrow hair. That’s right; laser hair therapy actually stimulates hair regrowth. And perhaps the best part, this leading-edge technology is completely pain free. Having been studied extensively there are no know side effects, making laser hair therapy the ideal solution for the majority of hair loss sufferers.
Now that we have your attention, let’s take a closer look at who should consider laser hair therapy.

Who Should Consider Laser Hair Therapy?
Specialists worldwide recommend laser hair therapy to patients of all ages and varying degrees of health. If any of the following describe you, you’re likely a candidate:

Those who are noticing that their hair is finer and thinner than it was in the past
Those who are […]

Female Pattern Baldness

By |January 27th, 2014

Female Pattern Baldness?
Most of us have heard of the term male pattern baldness, but what about female pattern baldness? That’s right, pattern baldness a condition that impacts both men and women. In fact, 40% of hair loss suffers in the Unites States are women. The leading cause of hair loss in women, female pattern baldness impacts millions of women every year. However, most of these women are unaware of their condition.
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing thinning hair, you may very well have female pattern baldness. But there is good news; modern advances in hair replacement technology are helping women’ just like you’ restore not only their hair but their confidence. In order to determine if you are in fact experiencing female pattern baldness, consider the following:

Who is Susceptible to Female Pattern Baldness?
Though no two cases are exactly alike, female pattern baldness has been linked to

Menopause – As the body experiences changes in hormone levels it is common for women to experiencing thinning hair.
Advancing Age – It is estimated that 80% of women will experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60.
Heredity – Women with family history of female hair loss are genetically predisposed to experience hair loss themselves.

The Signs of Female Pattern Baldness
Those suffering from female pattern baldness will notice a widening part as their hair begins to thin at the top and crown of the scalp. The front hair line is not typically impacted and total hair loss rarely occurs. Specialists use the Ludwig and Savin Scales to determine the degree of hair loss that has already occurred.
Stages I-1, I-2, I-3 & I-4 depict the early stages of hair loss as the part begins to widen.
Stages II-2 & II-3 […]

FUE – The Next Generation of Hair Transplantation

By |January 27th, 2014

FUE – The Next Generation of Hair Transplantation
If you’re currently exploring your hair restoration options, you may very well be considering a hair transplant. If you’re one of the millions who have heard horror stories of hair transplants gone wrong, or unsightly “hair plugs” we encourage you to do some more research. The hair transplant industry has been around for nearly 60 years, in that time specialist have fine tuned the art into a technique we now call the follicular unit extraction (FUE).

The Early Days of Hair Transplants
Believe it or not, the very first hair transplant was performed in 1952. At the time Dr. Norman Orentreich coined the term “donor dominance” to explain how a transplanted hair can continue to grow and thrive as it did prior to transplantation. Though the medical community did not accept Dr. Orentreich’s theory right away, his landmark study was finally published in 1959. It was at that time that doctors began offering hair transplants.
Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s specialists transplanted large grafts of hair, also known as “hair plugs.” The unnatural look of these oversized hair grafts gave the hair transplantation industry a stigma for many years.

Hair Transplants Today
In the 1980’s and 1990’s hair transplant specialists began to push the envelope in an effort to deliver more natural looking results. Today, the follicular unit extraction is practiced worldwide. During an FUE, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor areas of the scalp, typically from the back and sides. Each individual follicle is then carefully transplanted into the recipient area using microscopic incisions. The end result is a hair transplant that is virtually undetectable to the human eye.
If you’re seeking a permanent, natural looking solution for your advancing […]