Common Household Items That May Cause Hair Loss

Every household likely uses a variety of items containing chemicals for cleaning and gardening. Some of these chemicals can cause some health issues, including hair loss if ingested or in some cases, on contact. Heavy metals or heavy toxins like lead, mercury, iron, and copper can be found in paints, electrical work, arts and crafts, or any other activity that may create metal fillings. Common household pesticides can contain arsenic or formaldehyde, which can also affect your overall health and the health of your hair.


In order to prevent accidental ingestion, it is important to always keep any toxins stored away from pets and children and to always take the proper precautions when using harsh chemicals. If you think you may have ingested a toxic material, call your local poison control center or emergency center for information. Most toxins can extremely dangerous, even in small quantities. If you think your hair loss is caused by chemical ingestion or toxic contact, we suggest that you seek your physician to identify the causes and possible treatments.

If you find that hair loss persists even after you lay off these chemicals, there is a good chance that your hair loss is hereditary, stress related or is a symptom of another ailment. Your doctor should be able to provide a diagnosis on what is causing your hair loss.

Bosley has been the leader in hair restoration since 1974. We treat men and women, from all over the world, who suffer from progressive hair loss. To find out which treatment option is right for you, request a FREE guide to hair restoration  or schedule a free, private consultation with Bosley today.  During this consultation, a Bosley counselor and/or physician can help you understand your hair loss and the available treatment options.

Bosley Donates to Breast Cancer Research Foundation In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

One of Bosley’s core values is to give back to our communities by participating in Good Works projects.  For the month of October, Bosley contributed a portion of our revenue off procedures to the fight against breast cancer.

Bosley would like to thank entire team for their efforts in meeting our goal and donating $30,000 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, in support of breast cancer research and awareness.


Armen Markarian, CEO, Rob Spurrell, COO & Dr. Ken Washenik, Chief Medical Director, present Bosley’s donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (October 2014)

Bosley is awarded the 2014 Platinum Follicle Award & Distinguished Assistant Award by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

Last month, Bosley received top honors in the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) annual scientific meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chief Medical Director, Ken Washenik, M.D., Ph.D. and Laureen “Laurie” Gorham, R.N. received the Platinum Follicle Award and the Distinguished Assistant Award respectively.

The Platinum Follicle Award is awarded to Dr. Ken Washenik for outstanding achievement in basic scientific or clinically-related research in hair pathophysiology or anatomy as it relates to hair restoration.

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Washenik has spent most of his medical career researching all aspects of dermatologic disease, including HIV-related disorders and wound healing. For the past 15 years, he has focused his research on hair loss and researching tissue engineered hair follicle neogenesis and cellular based hair restoration. He earned his PhD in cell biology, in which his research focused on hormone metabolism. A former director of the dermatopharmacology unit at NYU School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Washenik still serves as a clinical investigator and faculty in the school’s department of dermatology. Currently, Dr. Washenik is the medical director of the largest hair restoration group in the United States and serves as CEO of the Adderans Research Institute with a focus on hair follicle cloning.

The Distinguished Assistant Award is awarded to Laurie for her exemplary service and outstanding accomplishments in the field of hair restoration surgery.

Laurie has been a hair restoration surgical assistant since 1995, beginning her career with a large hair restoration practice in her hometown where she later became the clinical supervisor and then the national nursing manager. An active surgical assistant member of the ISHRS, Laurie previously organized one of the largest surgical assistants meetings in Boston and became the director of the assistant’s course at the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop. She serves on the ISHRS Surgical Assistants Committee and is a former editor of the “Surgical Assistant’s Corner” in The Hair Transplant Forum International.

Bosley is very proud of their achievements in the field of hair restoration and how they exemplify the quality of talent, experience and dedication found throughout the Bosley organization. Congratulations! We are so honored to have them on the team.

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ISHRS – Dr Ken Washenik receives the 2014 Platinum Follicle Award

Healthy Hair Tips

Hair loss is experienced by many, if not most, men and women at some point in their lives. Fortunately, physique dictates that lost hair is designed to be replaced with new tresses of hair. The concern is that the process of regrowth slows down as the body ages. Another hurdle to hair regrowth is the heredity aspect of hair loss.

Generally, men are more vulnerable to this problem than woman. Be it hair growth or hair loss, heredity plays a pivotal role, and acts as a determining factor in the renewal process. This is the reason why baldness hits different people at different ages. Aside from hereditary hair loss such as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), environmental pollution, stress, anxiety, and excessive use of chemicals can also be major triggers of hair loss.


While there is no magic pill that can fix this problem of baldness, there are ways in which the process of hair loss can be decelerated. Here are a few tips to keep your hair healthy:

  • Follow a healthy diet:

Since hair is essentially made of proteins, a balanced and healthy diet consisting of different kinds of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts, and eggs can lead to healthier hair. Food rich in fatty acid and protein is also recommended.

  •  Stay hydrated

Proper hydration is important to keep your hair strong and lustrous. A lack of water is the main cause of hair brittleness, breakage and dullness. It is also important to reduce the intake of sugar, and caffeinated beverages that lead to dehydration.

  •  Get enough sleep

Experts claim that a lack of sleep can lead to stress, and be a root cause of major health problems. A minimum of eight hours of sleep is recommended. Sleep alleviates stress, and provides energy to the body, enabling it to nourish hair and strengthen its growth.

  •  Switch to mild hair products & gadgets

The overuse of shampoos, conditioners, hair- dryers, and strengtheners can be detrimental to hair growth and quality. Hair appliances such as hair dryers can overheat your hair, making it brittle and weak. While it is impossible to eliminate usage, use only when required, and switch to mild products.

  •  Go for a walk

A brisk walk can surprisingly be very beneficial for hair growth. Exercises like walking can promote blood circulation, especially on the scalp, increasing the flow of nutrients to the hair follicles.

Bosley has been the world’s most experienced hair restoration expert since 1974. To request more info on Bosley and the hair restoration solutions we offer, or to schedule your free private consultation, Click here. Or you can call us at: 800-249-6946.

Bosley Hair Transplantation – What You Should Know

Time marches on, so the saying goes…and for some, there is often a sense that time marches over us a bit roughly. While much ado is given to aging gracefully, that philosophy is rarely able to heft itself above the anxiety that signs of premature (or undesirable) aging (such as hair loss) can induce in many of us. Hair loss, often associated with those of mature years, can, and does, occur in people in their 20s. Whether someone is experiencing a receding hairline, or male pattern baldness, at 22 or at 52, developments in hair loss treatments have evolved to the point that hair loss need no longer be resigned to as inevitable and irremediable.

Fortunately, the comb over, toupees, and the host of less than desirable (and unconvincing) options that previously dominated the field, can be ditched for permanent (and realistic) hair loss solutions, such as hair transplantation. Even a decade ago, hair transplantation was not yet common practice. But advances in the development of hair transplantation technology have made this option for treating hair loss increasingly popular today. Hair transplantation remains the only solution that restores one’s lost hair. The other solutions may halt or slow down the progression of hair loss, but for a permanent solution to hair loss, surgical hair transplantation is the answer. And when hair transplantation is done by skilled and expert hands, the results are so natural-looking, no one would be able to tell that someone’s had the procedure done.

Bosley, the world’s most experienced hair restoration expert, began their work in the field in 1974. Bosley’s hair transplantation procedure, performed with state-of-the-art technology and under the physicians’ skill, artistry and experience in natural graft placements, offers permanent hair restoration with the most natural-looking results. Natural graft placements ensure that the patients’ restored hair grow in a pattern that mimics the natural hair growth.


Patient, during a private, in-person consultation at Bosley

A thorough consultation, in which a patient receives important information about the procedure (including a customized hair treatment report and scalp & hair analysis for the patient’s hair loss type) should precede any hair transplantation procedure to ensure that each patient fully understands the process and the results they can expect.

An overview of hair transplantation

Donor: Each patient’s own hair is used for the transplant, as the body will not accept a graft from another person without the intake of immune–suppressant drugs. In the case of a patient with an identical twin, one twin can donate hair to the other for transplantation. However, the likelihood is that twins will experience hair loss together, in which case they might wish to keep their hair for their own hair transplant procedure.

Donor areas: Hair loss follows a pattern in both men and women, which is referred to as “male pattern baldness” and “female pattern baldness”, respectively. These two forms of baldness tend to be focused on the front hairline (for men) and the crown (for men and women). This is why it is common to see hair on the sides and back of the head despite large bald spots in the front and crown areas in men. The areas containing healthy hair follicles are considered donor areas, where follicles are harvested and selected surrounding tissues are removed.

Let’s talk a bit about hair quality and its impact on the quality of hair transplantation. Hair density has a significant impact on the quality of hair transplants. Another consideration is hair texture. Hair found in the back of the head tends to be coarser than those in the crown and hairline areas. Coarse hair is bulkier and can be transplanted in larger quantities, making for an easier procedure. However, fine hair has the advantage of offering a more natural looking result. Wavy and curly hair can cover more area than straight hair. Selecting hair in a dense hair-producing region, and one that closely approximates the texture of the hair being replaced, can provide a more natural-looking result.
A number of factors determine the number of procedures that may be required, and these factors will vary from person to person. Factors include the extent of a patient’s hair loss, the amount of donor hair available, and patient expectations.

We hope we’ve shared some valuable information about hair transplantation. If you are experiencing hair loss and looking for effective hair restoration solutions, we recommend meeting with a Bosley professional to discuss your particular case. Bosley offers both surgical and non-surgical hair restoration.

For more questions, you can contact Bosley at 1-888-820-4247 or request a free information kit to learn more about surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments from Bosley.

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Bosley Results – Video Gallery

Hair Transplantation – FAQs

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