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Style Chicks has been covering advances in Hair Restoration for many years now. Back in 2008, we spoke with Doctor Paul J. McAndrews, a prominent advocate for women with hair loss. We thought in honor of Hair Loss Awareness Month, we would republish his comments.


 

Roy LichensteinThe Style Chicks are thrilled to have Doctor Paul J. McAndrews as a guest columnist today. Doctor McAndrews is a renown dermatologist who specializes in hair restoration. His technique, The McAndrews Method, blends artistry and surgical skill to restore hairlines that are natural looking and have the highest rate of hair follicle survival and growth. Hair loss is a growing issue for women – even young women. This can result from genetic predisposition, emotional stress, and yes, the toll that styling, coloring, and even hair extensions take on our scalps. The McAndrews Method is an exciting option for those looking for permanent hair restoration.

 

Here’s what Doctor McAndrews has to say when we asked him what makes a woman a good candidate for The McAndrews Method:

“To put it simply, expectations. The art and science of Hair Transplantation has improved dramatically in the last ten years. But with all of the technological advances that make the procedure virtually undetectable, the one constant throughout this evolution is that there is a fixed and limited amount of donor hair available to transplant into the thinning areas. Heredity hair loss – also called Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Patterned Hair Loss –affects 1 out of 4 women by the age of 50. While this is significantly less than men – sixty percent of men will have some level of hair loss by the age of 50 – it’s still a very troubling issue for those women affected. For some women, hair loss can become noticeable as early as their 20’s, but hair loss can start at any age and there is a wide range of hair loss patterns that can occur. Women may lose 50% or more of their hair density before it becomes visibly noticeable. Most women experience diffuse thinning across the top of the scalp, while others actually experience a receding hair line – similar to a man. Some women will have diffuse hair loss all over their entire scalp. I also work with women who have hair loss as a result of cosmetic surgery, such as facelifts and browlifts. When I evaluate a woman for hair transplant, the first thing I must determine is her hair restoration goals and expectations of what can be achieved. Because there is a limited amount of donor hair available, I have to be sure I use this hair as wisely as possible and The McAndrews Method assures this. For some women, there is just not enough donor hair to return the thinning areas to a satisfactory density which means they may still have a “thinning” look. And since there is a limit to the amount of density I can achieve in a single transplant session, the patient may need more than one procedure to reach their desired density. If your expectations are realistic and you understand the limitations to hair restoration, then you will be a good candidate for the McAndrews Method. It’s also important not to overlook the value of the medical therapies, in particular Rogaine®, in preventing hair loss and in some cases, regrowing hair. For more information, please visit www.McAndrewsMethod.com or call (877) 424-7362.”

 

We’d like to thank Doctor McAndrews for sharing his expertise! Be sure to visit his website for more information on The McAndrews Method!

August is Hair Loss Awareness Month, and Lee is going to introduce us to one of the products she is using for her hair loss!

Well, I finally committed to using the Hairmax Laser Comb Professional 12 for the recommended full 16 weeks to see if it works for me. I have used it sporadically, but now I’m going to use it consistently. It’s been only two weeks since I’ve been using it, so it is too soon to expect any results, but based on what I’ve read, I’m very hopeful. It’s been very easy to incorporate into my routine and even get in extra treatments on occasion. Before laying down my cold hard cash, I read many user reviews and located online the company’s actual submission to the FDA for approval. It was both interesting and reassuring. In the pre-approval studies, the average increase in new hairs per square inch for the closest situation to mine was 129.In this case I will be more than happy to be “average” and the ease of use will make maintenance easy. I’ll keep you apprised of my results along the way! Find the Hairmax Lasercomb Professional 12 at NeimanMarcus.com for $495.

Hairmax Lasercomb Professional 12

Hairmax Lasercomb Professional 12

 

-Lee

My lips have been a bit wrinkly since I was 5. In pictures from a Disney World trip when I was 3, my lips were lineless and vibrantly red. I must have pursed my lips a LOT between the ages of 3 and 5.

That’s why I love Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment SPF20. It smoothes my lips and makes them incredibly soft and defined. I am really impressed with how plump it made my lips without stinging like a lot of lip plumpers. Just smooth and soothing. I tried it in Pink, which is a great everyday summer color.

Find Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment SPF20 at Nordstrom.com.

Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind

Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind in Pink

As more public places are anti-fragrance, it is difficult to find a hairspray that is suitable for the office. Clinique, long-known for products suitable for those with sensitive skin and eyes, has a hairspray that manages to simultaneously pull off the five following beauty feats:
1) Unscented . And when I say unscented, I mean not just devoid of a perfume-y top note scent masking the noxious smell of hairspray or alcohol, it is impressively devoid of detectible scent or odor in the bottle or when sprayed on my hair.

2) Non-Aerosol. Irritating to the eyes and banned from many offices, aerosols are just not an option for some situations.

3) A fine mist. My primary gripe against most non-aerosol hairsprays is when it sprays, it is in uneven spurts that completely miss some areas and soak others. This is a light, even coverage.

4) Hold without buildup. A light to medium hold you can still brush through and not get gunky flakes or clumps of hair and stringy pieces. When combed out, hair looks like normal, clean hair, not dull, post-style stringiness.

5) Hair is touchable after use. Not crunchy. Big bonus.

Like a covert beauty weapon, Clinique Non-Aerosol is my go-to hairspray for when I am not *SUPPOSED* to be wearing hairspray – like to the office, for outside events like picnics, or other low-key events.

I can’t say this would be my hairspray for a big event or night out, or if I was looking to tease in volume for a high pony tail or updo. For these styles a different spray would likely give longer and stronger hold. I also did not feel it particularly added any shine (or dullness as some sprays can do), but I suppose that is part of not being very detectible.

SUMMARY: Good go-to hairspray for the office or activities you are supposed to look polished and presentable, but not “done-up”. REALLY no scent.

Clinique Non-Aerosol Hairspray is available at:
·         Clinique.com
·         Macy’s
·         Nordstrom
Clinique Non Aerosol Hairspray

Clinique Non Aerosol Hairspray

I’ve been lusting after the Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie Windsor Pearl by Imperial and Diamond Sterling Silver Ring for a few weeks now. Of course, lusting after Carol Brodie jewelry isn’t hard – she was a designer for Harry Winston before she launched her own line. A gorgeous pearl, a diamond encrusted setting, it’s hard to not picture it on your hand.

Rarities Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie Windsor Pearl by Imperial and Diamond Sterling Silver Ring

Rarities Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie Windsor Pearl by Imperial and Diamond Sterling Silver Ring

 

 

But if your budget is a little tighter than that, take a look at Josh Bazar’s Imperial Pearls 11-12mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Sterling Silver Heart Ring – a lovely, affordable option for everyday use.

Imperial Pearls by Josh Bazar Imperial Pearls 11-12mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Sterling Silver Heart Ring.png

Imperial Pearls by Josh Bazar Imperial Pearls 11-12mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and White Topaz Sterling Silver Heart Ring

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