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American Hair Loss Council TheLink OCT-2011

American Hair Loss Council TheLink OCT-2011

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Published by Alan J Bauman MD
The American Hair Loss Council encompasses both Hair Replacement Industry (hairpieces, extensions, wigs and weaves) as well as the medical community (hair transplant surgery and hair growth medications). "The Link" is their publication. It was an honor to contribute to October's issue of "The Link" and discuss the latest in the medical treatment of hair loss.

Topics mentioned in this article ("The Future of Hair Loss," p.8) include no scalpel/no stitch NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplants, Formula 82M compounded minoxidil, Latisse/Bimatoprost, Dr. Cohen's "HairCheck" Trichometer, HairDX genetic hair loss testing, LaserCap laser therapy, PRP and future therapies like gene therapy and hair cloning/hair multiplication. --Dr. B.
The American Hair Loss Council encompasses both Hair Replacement Industry (hairpieces, extensions, wigs and weaves) as well as the medical community (hair transplant surgery and hair growth medications). "The Link" is their publication. It was an honor to contribute to October's issue of "The Link" and discuss the latest in the medical treatment of hair loss.

Topics mentioned in this article ("The Future of Hair Loss," p.8) include no scalpel/no stitch NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplants, Formula 82M compounded minoxidil, Latisse/Bimatoprost, Dr. Cohen's "HairCheck" Trichometer, HairDX genetic hair loss testing, LaserCap laser therapy, PRP and future therapies like gene therapy and hair cloning/hair multiplication. --Dr. B.

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The MEP-90 is a non-heating lamp as described under theprovisions of 21 CFR §890.5500 and is indicated for:
ÊÊÊÊÊMedicallyÊprescribedÊuseÊforÊtheÊtreatmentÊofÊandrogenicÊalopeciaÊinÊfemales;ÊTheÊtreatmentÊofÊandrogenicÊalopeciaÊinÊfemalesÊbyÊpromotingÊhairÊgrowthÊofÊfemalesÊwithÊandrogenicÊalopeciaÊwhoÊhaveÊ
Ladwig and Savin Hair Loss Scale classications of I to II and whohave been determined to have a Fitzpatrick Skin Typing of I to IV.
MEP-90 Hair Growth Stimulation System
Device Listing Number: 2134565510(k) Number: K091496Regulatory Class: Class
II
Product Code: OAPRegulation Number: 21CFR §890.5500Regulation Name: Inrared LampUsage: PrescriptionLaser Classifcation: Class 3rMeasured Wavelength (
I
): 650nm (+≤.8%)Measured Power Output: ≤3mwcm
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NowÊthereÊisÊaÊclinicallyÊproven,Ênon-drug,Ênon-invasiveÊmedicalÊtreatmentÊoptionÊforÊtheÊestimatedÊ27ÊmillionÊwomenÊsufferingÊfromÊ
androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness). The
breakthroughÊMEP-90ÊHairÊGrowthÊStimulationÊSystemÊemploysÊlaserÊbiostimulation,ÊandÊisÊprovenÊinÊclinicalÊstudiesÊtoÊpromoteÊmeasurableÊ
new hair growth.
The only FDA-cleared device specically for femalehair-loss patients, the MEP-90 is a Class II medical
deviceÊthatÊmeetsÊtheÊsameÊFDAÊlaserÊsafetyÊcodeÊasÊlasersÊemployedÊinÊLasikÊsurgery,ÊlaserÊpainÊtherapy,Ê
and other medical laser procedures.
ÊÊ TheÊMEP-90ÊisÊavailableÊtoÊlicensedÊphysiciansÊonlyÊandÊoffersÊanÊFDA-approvedÊtreatmentÊforÊaÊdevastatingÊconditionÊforÊwhichÊfewÊmedicalÊoptionsÊ
were previously available.*
(*While there has been a proliferation of ‘cosmetic’ lasers marketed to
salons,ÊspasÊandÊhairÊlossÊclinics,ÊtheyÊareÊnotÊindicatedÊforÊmedicalÊuseÊbyÊtheÊFDAÊandÊareÊcomingÊunderÊincreasingÊscrutinyÊbyÊfederalÊandÊ
state regulatory agencies.)
How the MEP-90 Works
 This medically prescribed choice utilizes a exible treatment
scheduleÊofÊLowÊLevelÊLaserÊTherapyÊ(LLLT)ÊtreatmentsÊtoÊtheÊ
total scalp area. Unlike medical lasers designed to cut, burnor vaporize hair follicles, these ‘cold lasers’ are designed tostimulate hair growth in a comfortable treatment procedure.
ÊÊ TheÊMEP-90ÊisÊaÊcontouredÊlaserÊwithÊ82Êlow-levelÊlaserÊlightÊdiodesÊcompletelyÊcoveringÊtheÊscalpÊwithÊmeasuredÊlightÊ
stimulation. During the treatments, the laser light energystimulates blood ow and cellular metabolism in the scalp,using a scientic principal called photobiostimulation.
ÊÊÊÊÊ
ÊÊClinicalÊstudiesÊsuggestÊthatÊtwice-weeklyÊ20-minuteÊ
treatments over the course of six months produces
remarkableÊresultsÊinÊtheÊvastÊmajorityÊofÊpatients
Powerul, Proven Results
 AndrogenicÊalopeciaÊhasÊaÊprofoundÊemotionalÊeffectÊonÊ
women. The MEP-90 offers proven results. In a three-phased clinical study conducted by Dr. Grant Koher of the Koher Center for Hair Restoration, subjects received
36ÊscheduledÊ20-minuteÊtreatmentsÊoverÊaÊperiodÊofÊ18Ê
weeks. The MEP-90 demonstrated clinical efcacy instimulating signicant measurable hair growth:
Ê97%ÊdemonstratedÊanÊincreasedÊhairÊcountÊofÊ20%ÊÊÊÊÊ
Ê89%ÊdemonstratedÊanÊincreasedÊhairÊcountÊofÊ30%ÊÊÊÊÊ
Ê57%ÊdemonstratedÊanÊincreasedÊhairÊcountÊofÊ50%
 Ater the 36th treatment,97% o the subject populationdemonstrated an increasedhair count o 20%. A totalo 89% o all subjectsdemonstrated an increasedhair count o 30%, with 57%demonstrating an increasedhair count o 50%.
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Te First FDA Approved Medical DeviceProven to Stimulate Hair Growth in Women
It is believed that increased tissue oxygenation plays a signicant role in the proven efectiveness o laser hair therapy.You now have a treatment option specically  or emale patients with androgenic alopecia.
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Contact:
gmg@midwestrf.com
 
The MEP-90 is available to licensed physicians only andoffers an FDA-approved treatment for a devastatingcondition for which few medical options were previouslyavailable.*Salon owners may implement the MEP-90 as a medicalsolution for hair loss and take advantage of our networkwhich offers supervision from a licensed physician,marketing programs and personalized training.
(*While there has been a proliferation of ‘cosmetic’ lasers marketed to salons,spas and hair loss clinics, they are not indicated for medical use by the FDA andare coming under increasing scrutiny by federal and state regulatory agencies.)
Salon Owners
 
MESSAGE FROMTHE PRESIDENT
Peggy Thornhill,
AHLC President
Wcm   pmi i  
 Te LINK,
Te Voice of the American Hair Loss Council.
Since the AHLC’s inception each ofcer,
 mm, cmmi mm,  vi-  vni wk  p c n
unbiased, nonproft support system or the hair replacement industry. Wewholeheartedly thank our ounders or establishing a high code o ethics
 n  ng   v. W minin  ig n  w pp  inpnn in wn w wn  mv  ig v  ciii. J ik  Amicn pii n nci i  nin, w p w    in nvinmnwi pp   w c  cm mm.
Te AHLC provides solid education, networking, and media presence. We
  M’ Cicin Pgm. T pp m  mmmnc n vn, w pn wi , mk  g in-
able. For our members who have seen the value and participated through
 , w n    cmmimn.
 As we move into the uture, change is inevitable, however our core values
n ig n wi nv cng. T AHLC wi iiz v pp-ni  cng   :
1
 
Your new quarterly magazine,
THE LINK, The Voice of the American Hair LossCouncil 
, is a platorm to stay connected to our providers o products, newprograms, and new business ideas along with current industry news.
2
New members have been added to the board o directors. They bringnew ideas and new avenues to express these ideas. Although alreadyworking, the new board members will be ocially introduced at the 2012AHLC Conerence.
3
Improved and interactive website with more extensive inormation, newmethods, and educational advice will soon be launched. Online marketingopportunities or individuals, manuacturers, and vendors will be includedwith membership.
4
The AHLC hosts an unbiased, in-depth, inormative, “Outside the Box,”annual conerence which oers the unique opportunity to interact witha variety o vendors, educators, and manuacturers, all under one roo.This is the only opportunity o it’s kind in the industry.
 Your AHLC membership is your connection to the industry and a support
system like none other. Tese are just a portion o the changes ahead.
Participate with us and grow the hair loss industry or your business
n, ,   w. Gwing  pn in, i w  Amicn Hi L Cnci i  . I m v n    p  in’  cnncin.
FALL
2011
PREMIER ISSUE
ON THE COVER:
24 Friends o the Bald Woman12 An In-Depth Interview with Andy Wright
Medical:
7 Not All Solutions are Created Equal8 The Future o Hair Loss9 Hands-On with the NeoGrat
Features:
20 AHLC Board Meeting20 The New Benets o Membership21 Master’s Certication Highlights27 Servicing the Ethnic Client28 Meet the BVZ30 Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts32 The Best Kept Secret
Tricks of the Trade:
34 Hair Types37 Back to Basics
In Every Issue:
4 Message rom the President7 New and Renewed Member Listings10 Industry Events23 AHLC Member Spotlight: Tom and Darlene Usadel31 A Client Speaks Out38 New Products38 AHLC Academy
Subscription Information:
The Link, The Voice ofthe AmericanHair LossCouncil 
isthe ocial, quarterly publication o the American Hair LossCouncil. For inormation on advertising or contributing tocontent, please contact us:
The American Hair Loss Council30 South Main, Shenandoah, PA 17976570-462-1101 or ino@ahlc.org
 
The Link Staf:
Senior Editor:
René Meier
 Managing Editor:
 Janine Thornhill
 Design and Layout:
e-zign Design Group, www.e-zign.com
Creative Director:
Terrell Thornhill
 
Contributors:
Marlene Alpern
, Pittsburgh, PA
 Jeni Baker
, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Alan Bauman
, ounder o Bauman Medical Group, BocaRaton, FL
Anke Beker
, Former Vice President and Consultant to BVZ,Albstadt-Lauen, Germany
Holly Boyce
, Founder and Director, Friends o the BaldWoman, Richland, WA
 Joseph Ellis
, Raleigh Hair Concepts, Raleigh, NC
Grant Gunderson
, Director o Medical Services, HRI o Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
Toni Love
, Owner, Toni Love's Training Center LLC, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Jason Lukasewicz
, Medical Director, HRI o Pennsylvania,Pittsburgh, PA
 Jennier Raikes
, Executive Director o the TrichotillomaniaLearning Center (TLC), Santa Cruz, CA
Peggy Thornhill
, Classic Designs, Hattiesburg, MS
Regina Villemure
, Founder/CEO, Children With Hairloss,South Rockwood, MI
AHLC Board o Directors:
Peggy Thornhill
, President
Marsha Scott
, Vice President
Susan Kettering
, Executive Director
Betty Ann Bugden
, Treasurer/Membership Director
René Meier
, Board Member-Elect
 Joseph Ellis
, Board Member-ElectThe opinions expressed in
The Link, The Voice ofthe Ameri-canHair LossCounci
are those o the authors and do notnecessarily reect the views o the American Hair Loss Council.The advertisements in
The Link 
do not necessarily reect thebelies, opinions or attitudes o the AHLC and does not implyproduct or service endorsement.The American Hair Loss Council © 2011. All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without written permis-sion is prohibited. Published by e-zign Design Group.www.e-zign.com
Subscriptions to The Link, The Voice of the American Hair LossCouncil are
FREE 
to members of the American Hair Loss Council.
Non-member subscription price:
$60 anually within thecontinental United States, $80 International.To become a member, renew your membership, or subscribe toThe Link as a non-member, please contact Betty Ann Bugden,Membership Director, 570-462-1101 or log on towww.AHLC.org.
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Cover Photography by: Andrea Starr Photographywww.andreastarrphotographyblog.com

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