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Does Bosley Work?

As the world’s largest and most experienced hair restoration practice in the world, we come across many questions. A common question we’ve been seeing online is:

Does Bosley Work?

In order to get this question answered once and for all, we’ve asked one of our expert physicians, David Deutsch M.D., to help us out.

Check out the video below to find the answer to one of our most popular questions:

Going to Bosley and having my hair restored is the greatest thing that I ever did

Being a professional musician in Las Vegas means you’re on stage in front of thousands of people night after night.  So, when it comes to image, a full head of hair is a major priority.  Now let’s go out to Vegas to meet some of the top musicians who play in the biggest shows in town.  They also happen to be Bosley clients.

Jerry Lopez:  I’ve been in show business my whole life, and I’ve toured with big artists like Ricky Martin and Marc Antony, and I work in town with Clint Holmes.  We’re entertainers and there’s the aesthetics to think about.  As I started losing my hair and started getting thin it started bothering me, especially under the lights.

I would look in the mirror and I’d see somebody who was older than the way I felt.  Now, if you look at the before picture – in the before picture you can see that the hair is much more receded and it’s very thin on top.  At this point I was freaking out.  Now I look the way I feel.  I am a lot more confident onstage than I was when I was losing my hair.

Kevin Chokan:  I’ve known Jerry for years.  I met him on the last shoot.

Jerry Lopez:  I could see Kevin immediately just light up.

Kevin Chokan:  I kept looking and I said I’ve got to do it.  So I immediately went and had it done.  After it started coming in, I was completely amazed and relieved, really relieved.  I tell people all of the time, it’s the greatest thing that I ever did.

Jerry Lopez:  Going to Bosley and having my hair restored is the greatest thing that I ever did.  I’m ecstatic about it, I love it.

Jerry’s first step to restoring his hair permanently was to meet with a Bosley counselor.  Consultations are complimentary, no-obligation and private.  Appointments are available at 70 offices throughout the U.S.

Can Too Much Physical Activity and Exercise Lead to Hair Loss?

Exercise is good for your health.  But if you exercise to the extreme can it result in thinning hair?  Dr. Ken Washenik answers in the following Bosley physician Q&A.

“So, two sides of a similar question about whether or not exercise causes hair loss or physical activity, and they do not.  So, exercise – moderate exercise, heavy exercise, daily routines of movement and activity do not cause hair loss, or cause hair loss to become worse, and unfortunately don’t appear to help hair loss either.  So, they appear to be unrelated.

It does not appear that exercise or routine activity in your life causes hair loss or affects your hair loss negatively or positively.” -Dr. Ken Washenik

“One of the interesting questions that patients ask me, people interested in hair have asked me is whether or not while trying to stay in shape, can they cause hair loss.  Can exercise – healthy exercise or even excessive exercise – cause hair loss?  The good news is no it doesn’t.  There is no reasonable amount of exercise – daily routine, training for a marathon – that’s going to cause you to lose hair.  So, stay fit, stay in shape, and it will not adversely affect your hair.” -Dr. Ken Washenik

Though exercise does not adversely affect hair there are temporary causes of thinning hair.  Stress, pregnancy, anemia, autoimmune disease and drug reactions can cause temporary hair loss.  Permanent or progressive hair loss, better known as male-pattern baldness, is a result of the male hormone DHT.

To learn more about hair loss and available FDA approved and cleared treatments, Bosley offers a complimentary evaluation at more than 70 offices throughout the U.S.  Your initial consultation includes a free microscopic scalp and hair analysis.

Are Certain Types of Shampoo Better or Worse for Hair Loss?

Dr. Ken Washenik is the Medical Director at Bosley.  Dr. Washenik along with other Bosley hair restoration physicians answer a wide range of questions related to hair loss, hair transplantation and non-surgical hair loss treatments.

In the following video, Dr. Washenik answers a commonly asked question about hair loss and shampoo selection.

“So when asked about shampoo and what type of shampoos can be used – more importantly, can any type of shampoo cause hair loss?  There are a few general concepts.  The first one is that anything that irritates your scalp, you should not use.  Then you want something that will help your scalp keep from developing an inflammatory state.  So, if you have actual dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis you should use a medicated shampoo.  If you don’t, you then you should use a shampoo like the Bosley Professional Strength products that are good, gentle shampoos that clean your hair, clean the hair fibers, but also clean your scalp.

Also, any amount of volumizing or thickening you can get from the shampoo or the conditioners, the wet goods that you’re using, is also very helpful.  It’s only cosmetic, but it gives your hair a fuller appearance.” -Dr. Ken Washenik

Bosley developed its own 5-step Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women that is more than just nourishing shampoo.  The systems also include a volumizing conditioner, dietary supplement, follicle energizer and hair regrowth treatment.  Bosley’s hair regrowth treatment includes Minoxidil in different strengths for men and women.

Also available is Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers, which help to eliminate the appearance of thinning hair.

Bosley provides a comprehensive hair loss evaluation at more than 70 offices throughout the U.S.  The consultation is complimentary, no-obligation and private.  You’ll have the opportunity to express your hair restoration goals while learning about hair loss causes and available hair loss treatments.

I look old! I was 26 at this time – Jason before his Bosley Hair Transplant

Jason felt he had a genetic predisposition for early hair loss.  His hair loss started around the age of 24 and by the time he was 26 hair was falling out quickly.  Jason chose to permanently restore his hair with Bosley and took the first step of discussing his options with a Bosley counselor.

“I look old!  I was 26 at this time.  I had the horseshoe coming all the way back around here with a little patch of hair in the front was what I had left.

My grandpa, everyone said he was short, fat, and bald.  So, it’s safe to say it’s a genetic predisposition.  Started to lose it at a young age, about the age of 24 to 26 was when it completely started to fall out quickly.  I hated it!

I always would try to go to a place where I could wear a hat.  I wore hats all of the time.  She always wanted to go to the clubs or the trendy restaurants, and I always liked to go to a place like an Irish Pub and not have to get dressed up where everyone could see I was balding really badly.

I went and did my research for about six months, kept researching and researching, looked around and finally I decided to go through with it.  I met with one of the consultants for Bosley. I scheduled the procedure within a couple weeks.  You go in in the morning and they set you up and everything.  You’re never under general anesthesia, it’s all local, so you don’t feel a thing.  You hung out for six hours in a chair watching movies.  I was a little tired, but other than that I went back to work two days later.

The night of surgery, the doctor called me just to see how I was doing, and gave me his cell phone number and said if there’s any questions feel free to call, don’t even hesitate.  So, they do really care about you.  They want to make sure everything is going well, and they want to make it the best experience possible for you.

It feels amazing to have hair again.  It’s really coming through.  It’s just completely thick and you would never know I had the procedure.

A year after the surgery we’re going to every club out there.  Irish Pubs no more, no more!” -Jason M., Bosley Hair Transplant Patient

Hair changed everything for Jason.  And it all started with his initial consultation where he expressed his hair restoration goals and learned more about hair loss treatments.

Consultations are free, no-obligation and private.  There’s a Bosley office near you.

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Hair Loss?

Bosley physicians receive many questions during the consultation process.  One common question about hair loss is whether a lack of sleep can be a contributing factor.  Dr. Ken Washenik, Bosley Medical Director, answers.

“There are a number of general health related issues that can affect hair growth or hair loss.  And one of them I’m asked a lot is whether or not a lack of sleep can cause hair loss.  And in general, anything that contributes to healthy well-being is good for your hair.  So anything – really severe dieting, really horrible, stressful situations, or significant sleep deprivation – can, of course, affect your health in a detrimental way.  Anything that affects your health in a detrimental way is not good for your hair or for your hair loss.

At the same time, it’s never been shown that cutting back on some sleep leads to shedding or hair loss.  So it’s important to know the difference.  Regular variations, moderate variations, periodically even severe variations in sleep have not been shown to affect hair growth or hair loss.” -Dr. Ken Washenik

To learn more about what causes hair loss and available treatments, schedule a free consultation.  Consultations are private, no-obligation and available at 70 locations throughout the U.S.

Your initial consultation will include a free microscopic scalp and hair analysis that provides insight into your current level of hair loss and potential for hair loss treatment options.

Get ready for a life-changing experience because hair transplantation will change your life

Most people don’t realize their hair is thinning until nearly 50% of it is gone.  For Dan it was his friends who let him know he was losing his hair while looking at pictures together.

Initially Dan resorted to a baseball cap to cover his thinning hair but eventually decided on a permanent solution from Bosley.

“I like cars.  Big into street rods.  Big into football.

When I first started losing my hair, I was in pictures and then people would say ‘wow, you’re starting to lose your hair’.  And the confidence level dropped.  I didn’t think there was anything I could do about it.  You just kind of let your hair fall out and you deal with it.  If I had a baseball cap with me I felt comfortable because I was able to always hide my head.

The day that I decided to do the procedure and get this done I would say is the day that everything changed in my life.  My wife feels that I am so much younger now.  My wife looked at this picture and she goes ‘Dan you look seventy years old there’.  And I’m like wow she’s right.  And now this is me.  I wouldn’t go back to that for anything.

You can’t put a price on confidence.  You can’t put a price on feeling good about yourself.  Get ready for a life-changing experience because it will change your life.  I thought to myself, how cool would that be if I could be one of those guys saying here I was, here I am.  Well, here I am!  I’m living proof.  Bosley has changed my life forever.” – Dan T.

Dan opted for a Bosley hair transplant, which is the only permanent solution to hair loss.  His first step was to meet with a Bosley counselor to learn more about hair loss causes, available treatments and a typical range of cost.  Ultimately it was Dan and his Bosley physician who put together a complete hair restoration treatment plan.

Bosley consultations are complimentary and available at more than 70 offices located throughout the U.S.

Can a Bald Person Receive a Hair Transplant?

Dr. David Deutsch answers whether patients who are completely bald are candidates for a hair transplant.

“A fair number of patients come in that are completely bald and want to know whether or not they’re candidates for hair transplantation.  And yes, they are candidates, depending on whether or not they have a good donor supply.  So the donor supply is the hair that remains, that fringe of hair that remains on the back of the head.  As long as there’s a good donor supply back there, then you’re a candidate.

Now, we can’t restore all of the hair if there’s a tremendous amount of hair that’s been lost and it’s a supply and demand issue.  But we can at least restore a hairline and add that density behind that which makes a tremendous change in appearance.  And that’s what hair transplantation is all about, making a change in appearance.” -Dr. David Deutsch

Donor hair comes from the sides and back of the head and is used for hair transplantation because it is resistant to DHT.  DHT is a hormone that is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss.  Donor hair retains its resistance to DHT when transplanted and will essentially continue to grow forever where genetically sensitive hair failed.
The two techniques used to transplant donor hair are the FUE and FUT.  Both hair restoration techniques result in a completely natural look, one that is indistinguishable from someone who didn’t have the procedure.  Your Bosley physician will help decide the technique best for your specific goals.

To learn more about Bosley permanent hair restoration schedule a free consultation at one of 70 offices located throughout the U.S.

 

Life after Bosley is great. I look the way I’m supposed to look.

Steven is 42 and looks younger than he did ten years ago, a result of finding Bosley and having his hair permanently restored.  His only regret is not calling Bosley sooner.

“In my free time I like to train for triathlons.  I love tris – it’s a challenge, it’s finding out what you’re capable of doing, and it’s just an ever-evolving process of how far you can push yourself and what you can achieve.

My aha moment was one of the first triathlons I ever did.  I was coming out of the water and I should have been thinking about my transition, I should have been thinking about my bike, and all I was thinking about was pulling off my swim cap and how bad my hair was going to look.

I never avoided the camera when I was losing my hair.  I just avoided looking at the photos afterwards.  That was one of the reasons I had my hair restored is I didn’t want to be bald in my own wedding photos.

Life after Bosley is great.  I look the way I’m supposed to look.  I feel the way I’m supposed to feel about myself.  I feel younger.  I feel vibrant.  I don’t worry about growing old and looking bald.  I’m 42 now and that was about ten years ago, and I think I look younger now than I did then.

When I do a triathlon now I’m not worried about how my hair looks coming out of the water.  I live a better life now with hair than I think I had before I even lost it because I realized what I lost.  I didn’t realize how much it affected me until after I got it done.  If I have any regrets it’s that I didn’t call Bosley sooner.” -Steven A.

The first step Steven took was to schedule a consultation at a nearby Bosley office.  Consultations are private, no-obligation and free.

During the consultation you’ll learn more about the causes of hair loss and available treatment options.  You’ll also receive a complimentary microscopic scalp and hair analysis that provides insight into your current level of hair loss and availability of donor hair for permanent hair restoration.

Marc First Noticed Losing His Hair at Nineteen

Marc is an attorney and avid outdoorsman who began losing his hair when he was nineteen.  When he was in his twenties he had given up on ever getting his hair back until he moved to Los Angeles and found Bosley.  Today Marc’s hair is fully restored along with his confidence.

“I like outdoorsy things.  I grew up being in the outdoors, so I enjoyed hiking, doing a lot of snowboarding.

First time I noticed I was losing my hair I was actually nineteen.  I was always worried about even touching my head because I was like okay, if I run my fingers through my hair more hair is going to come out.  It’s only going to make the process worse.

In college I was single, so it just really kind of messed with my confidence a lot.  And I really didn’t know about Bosley until I moved to Los Angeles.  Finally I just gave them a call and it had such great results.  When I first saw that hair growing in, I was like wow, this really did work!  You know not having the hair was really affecting my confidence level, and now my career is better than it’s ever been.  And I’m not afraid of being in front of people now.  This guy didn’t really date that much; I just didn’t really have the confidence.  And now it’s totally different.

When I was in my twenties, and before the procedure I thought my hair is gone, I’m never going to be able to run my fingers through my hair again, but now I put it through and this is my hair.  It’s thick and I don’t have to worry about it coming out in my hand.  Bosley changed my life and I’m completely happy with it.  Thank you Dr. Bosley!” -Marc B.

Two-thirds of men will experience some level of hair loss by the age of 35 and 85% will have significantly thinning hair by the age of 50.  About 20% of men experience early hair loss like Marc.

Marc got his hair back permanently after contacting Bosley and meeting with a counselor to discuss his goals and hair restoration options.  Consultations are free, no-obligation and available at 70 offices throughout the U.S.