1. New Year’s Resolutions for Your Hair

    As the New Year quickly approaches, if you are like most Americans, I am sure you have a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2019.  However, according to research only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions! The best way to keep a New Year’s resolution is to keep it simple.  To help, we have come up with a few simple New Year’s resolutions for your hair that you can keep in 2019. …Read More

  2. Increasing Incidence of Hair Loss in Women

    Hair loss certainly isn’t as prevalent in women as men, but it is still a very common problem with significant accompanying emotional distress. The incidence varies according to the type of hair loss, but the statistics are as follows: Between the ages of 15 and 29 about 12 % of women have thinning hair from all causes. By the time a woman reaches 65, up to 50% of women have thinning hair. Tract…Read More

  3. Treatment for Hair Loss After Cancer

    While at the international conference on hair loss in Los Angeles this month, one of the topics we discussed was the prevalence of permanent hair loss following chemotherapy and radiation treatment for many types of cancer. While most of us are aware of how often hair loss occurs during cancer treatment, I didn’t realize that for up to 30-40% of patients, some degree of hair loss can be permanen…Read More

  4. Supplements, Diet, and Hair Loss

    Diana Gallerani, NP and I recently returned from an international conference on hair loss.  Conferences are a great opportunity for us to not only learn about the latest research on hair loss, but also to speak with other members of the medical community to hear about what they are seeing at their practices.  This conference had lots of great courses and discussions and we heard about many exci…Read More

  5. Medi Tresse Boston Female Hair Loss Seminar

    We are excited to announce that on Thursday November 8th we will be hosting a free Female Hair Loss Seminar and Open House at our Wellesley office. Enjoy light fare and refreshments while learning about the latest advancements in female hair loss. Some highlights of the night include: Hair Loss Seminar by our expert medical staff starting @ 6PM Meet with current patients to learn about their exper…Read More

  6. What Does The Recent Study of JAK Inhibitors Mean for Patients With Alopecia Areata?

      Occasionally you may see stories on the news about promising studies regarding the use of JAK Inhibitors for the treatment of hair loss. JAK Inhibitors are a type of medication that inhibit one or more of the Janus kinase family of enzymes. There are two FDA approved JAK Inhibitors on the market today, one for the treatment of blood diseases and one for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. On…Read More

  7. Can Bariatric Surgery Cause Hair Loss?

    According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the occurrence of bariatric surgery has increased over 40% from 2011 to 2017.  For those not familiar, bariatric surgery is a procedure performed on the stomach or intestines to help with weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold.  As we have seen an increase in the number of bariatric surgerie…Read More

  8. Botox for Hair?

    If you read last month’s newsletter you are familiar with the importance of protein for hair both taken by mouth and topically applied directly to the hair. This month we are going to take the topical application of protein a step further and talk about “Hair Botox.” Yes, you heard right! I did say “Hair Botox,” but I am not referring to actual Botox, the kind that is injected with a nee…Read More

  9. Hair Transplants for Female Patients

    One of the most well known hair restoration techniques, and one that many patients ask us about, is the hair transplant.  Hair transplants are advertised as the only permanent solution for hair restoration, so they are a very intriguing option for patients.  Unfortunately, women are typically not great candidates for hair transplants due to the type of hair loss that they have. What is a hair tr…Read More