Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Focus on Trichology

By |2018-02-19T09:29:20-05:00December 15th, 2017|Trichology|0 Comments

[memberonly folders="Members,Vendors,Sponsored"] Trichology: Expert Opinion Business Survey Today, there is a growing confusion in the marketplace. Our customers are reporting it. Our members are struggling with it. Yet, it seems that nobody wants to talk about it. At the risk of mixing metaphors, we feel that it’s time to acknowledge the pink elephant in the room. What is a Certified Trichologist? Traditionally, it took years of intense dedication and study to earn the title “Certified Trichologist.” Now, one may become certified by any number of official bodies, in as little as just a few days. This, combined with the myriad of similar-sounding certifications currently being offered only adds to the confusion of the market. And as a result, people suffering with hair loss simply can no longer make an informed decision as to where to get help. Meanwhile, those who have put in the years of necessary study are finding themselves in a frustrating situation, unnecessarily competing with technicians, armed with fresh certifications from a weekend class. Expert Opinion Panel Discussion - Unedited The Link asked our experts: Do you recognize this as an issue today? How does this affect the hair restoration industry? How does this affect people seeking help with their hair loss? What should be done about it? Should there be some form of standardization? Hit the link to read this complete article and see the results of our Trichology survey.  https://issuu.com/ahlc/docs/thelink23/27 Browse the complete digital edition of  The Link magazine at issuu.com/ahlc [/fusion_separator]

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Trichotillomania – What Can Be Done About It?

By |2018-08-30T10:49:41-05:00December 14th, 2017|Female Hair Loss, Trichotillomania|0 Comments

Trichotillomania: What Is It & What Can Be Done About It? What is Trichotillomania? What can be done about it? Trichotillomania is probably one of the most misunderstood conditions for those who find themselves affected by it and their family and friends. You pronounce it trick-oh-till-oh-MAY-nee-ah, the long official name is often shortened to Trich (TTM). The disorder is a repetitive behavior of pulling your own hair. Each person with this disorder is different. The location of the hair that is pulled, the extensiveness, disruptiveness of the urges, and the duration all differ. Trichotillomania can involve hair pulling from the scalp, eyebrows, arms, pubic area and legs. This hair pulling can lead to hair being pulled out, causing bald patches to develop on the scalp. For many affected with Trich, they are often unaware that they are pulling their hair and find treatment quite manageable but some find the urges to overwhelming to ignore and they can’t think of any think else. The awareness of trichotillomania is rather new. The classification and definition are still evolving as the experts in the field continue to understand and learn more about Trich, and continue to have discussions about the disorder with other professionals. Trichotillomania is categorized as a BFRB (body focused repetitive behavior). It is a way of approaching the subset of impulse control disorders that are specifically, consistently, and compulsively damaging to one’s body. Things like nail biting and skin picking also fall into this category. The classification recognizes the disorder that resembles habits, addictions, [...]

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I Have Alopecia Areata

By |2018-08-30T10:55:05-05:00December 14th, 2017|Alopecia|0 Comments

My Doctor says I have Alopecia It wasn’t until recently that I learned the word alopecia means “hair loss.” It was after complaining to my doctor about the clumps of hair that were falling out, and the bald patches developing around my ear. She diagnosed my condition as Alopecia Areata. I was told that Alopecia is a common form of hair loss for women over 50, and that there really isn’t anything to get worried about. I couldn’t help being worried and upset, my hair has always been one of my finest features, I want to keep it. I dove into doing research on Alopecia. I found that there is a lot of information out there on all types of alopecia and how it affects men, women and also children. There are various remedies that are used. Most importantly, I found a hair loss replacement center that recommended the best possible way to manage my type of alopecia. Alopecia Alopecia Areata affects about 5 million people in the United States, that includes both female and males alike. It’s an autoimmune disease where the bodies own immune system attacks the hair follicles in the scalp which causes them to fall out. It is not uncommon to also have a tingling sensation in the balding areas of your scalp. A person’s genetic makeup, stress, an illness that can bring on the hormone fluctuation levels and be factors that cause alopecia. The result can be a single bald patch, or patches of tremendous hair loss. On occasion [...]

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Creating a Support Group for Women With Hair Loss

By |2018-04-17T07:43:28-05:00December 3rd, 2017|Female Hair Loss Support|0 Comments

Creating a Support Group for Women With Hair Loss The most rewarding part of my day is helping a woman look and feel her best. It is especially true when I have the opportunity to help someone who is feeling helpless and frustrated because of their hair loss. More than 46 million women in the U.S. experience abnormal hair loss. The average woman loses between 50-100 hairs daily. The problem obviously comes when the body does not replace these hairs, creating gradual thinning, or when a person experiences increased hair loss over time. The immediate assumption, for most, when they see a woman who has hair loss, is that she is sick or probably going through chemotherapy. But for many women, the cause of their hair loss is never clearly determined or diagnosed. “I went to doctor after doctor. I tried nearly every remedy there was out there, but nothing worked and no one could figure out why this was happening to me. All they could say is that it could be stress related. I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning,” my client Brandy shared with me as she painfully recalled the frustration of dealing with her initial hair loss at the young age of 38. The complete Digital Edition archive of The Link magazine is available online at issuu.com/ahlc READ THIS COMPLETE ARTICLE in The Link online here: https://issuu.com/ahlc/docs/thelink18/14 [/fusion_separator]