Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 5.23.58 PMIs it really true there has never been a better time to experience hair loss?

Yes, it’s true! Dr. Ken Anderson of Anderson Center for Hair reveals what you may not know about modern hair restoration.

You’ve probably seen work from Anderson Center for Hair and didn’t even realize it. And that’s the point. “The best hair transplant results in the country can fly right under the radar,” says Ken Anderson, M.D. of Anderson Center for Hair.

“It is so much different now than it was five to 10 years ago,” Anderson says. Today, the options for hair restoration are extensive. “We have stem cells, we have lasers and robots. It continues to evolve at a rapid pace.”

As the only practice in Georgia to provide artistic robotic technology for hair restoration, Dr. Anderson gets to combine his creative talent with his technical skills using the ARTAS™ robot. “When you are creating hair lines, I am literally drawing on people’s foreheads—that’s my canvas if you will. The surgical part of hair transplants is not very invasive but the results are heavily dependent on the artistic talent and passion of the surgeon.”

Dr. Anderson is passionate about modern hair restoration techniques because he has witnessed the emotional impact they can have. “One of the most treasured things that I love about the practice is how happy and satisfied the patients are when the hair grows in.

He encourages anyone thinking about hair restoration to have a consultation and find out what treatment is right for them.

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Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 5.29.18 PMWhat should people over the age of 40 consider when it comes to dental health and aesthetics?

Dr. Dina Giesler, of Atlanta Smiles and Wellness explains the connection between oral hygiene and a beautiful smile.

Over time teeth naturally lose their luster, but that doesn’t mean it is a process that can’t be combated. “After 40, our teeth begin to show the signs of aging by wear, staining, color changes and bone loss,” says Dina Giesler, D.D.S of Atlanta Smiles and Wellness.

She advises her patients to assess the current state of their teeth and how things may have changed over the years. “Teeth begin to move because our jawbones change and previous dental work is typically in need of repair or replacement,” Giesler says.

An evaluation of the way the teeth come together (occlusion) can help determine if straightening the teeth would be beneficial. Discussions about veneers, gum grafting, examinations for periodontal disease and increased recare cleaning visits also often take place. “This is a time to really think about prevention,”
Giesler says.

Bite guards are another recommendation she suggests to protect the teeth from further wear. This coupled with good day-to-day practices can help maintain the sparkle of a smile year after year. Giesler’s bottom line? “Every day, keep your mouth clean, floss, and don’t neglect your teeth, or I promise, they will go away.”

See more advice from the 2017 Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board on how to look and feel your best after 40. 

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Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 5.18.45 PMHow can someone over 40 look youthful and refreshed without overdoing it?

Dr. Ashley R. Curtis of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta reveals why injectables and lasers can be a hit when it comes to aging gracefully.

Laser treatments and Botox® have become what some might go so far as to call beauty necessities when it comes to anti-aging. “Hands down, the most popular treatments for patients over 40 are Botox® and laser procedures. So many patients come in after hearing friends or family members raving about their treatments, and both actually live up to the hype,” says Ashley R. Curtis, M.D. of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA).

She has seen Botox® create beautiful results time and time again in men and women of varying ages and ethnicities. “As long as you’re going to an experienced and licensed professional like a board-certified dermatologist, you can expect to look like a younger, revitalized version of yourself,” Curtis says.

Interestingly enough, the patient can play almost as big a role in the success of Botox® and laser treatments as the professional. “The people who are happiest with their results are those who have realistic expectations to begin with, and the people who actually share the same goal as the treatments they’ve chosen: to help them look younger and more well-rested, but still make sure they look like themselves.”

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Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 5.12.59 PMCan someone really look their best ever over the age of 40?

Here’s what past Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 10 winner and media personality, Tom Sullivan, has to say.

Taking care of himself has always been a priority for TV host and corporate emcee Tom Sullivan ( And now that he is over 40, he finds himself looking and feeling better than ever.

He gives a lot of that credit to his personal trainer, Scott Cameron of Buckhead Elite Personal Training Studio, who also encouraged him to enter the 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! contest. “I think the contest really put me in a group of people who celebrate who they are. People who want to continually improve who they are and live a better life just like the mission of the magazine,” says Sullivan.

Tom uses Cryo Elite Therapy weekly to reduce inflammation, increase metabolism and rid the body of toxins. He credits his youthful skin to The Nouveau Clinic, and hair to Brad Partridge from The Collective, a salon.

On the inside, Sullivan has found strength through his faith and followed his intuition to pursue his passions even further. He has taken his gift for photography and enhanced it with the help of local professional Scott Reeves and is now working with VT Estate Sales.

Like many Over 40 & Fabulous! participants, giving back is a priority for Tom. “I work with many charities…three mission trips with SERV International…and locally with SafeHouse Outreach, which is now 35 years strong. Helping others nurtures my soul to shine God’s light.”

His advice to those over 40 looking to live their best life physically, mentally and emotionally? “Celebrate who you are and listen to
your gut!”

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KarenFoleyWhy is the community we surround ourselves with so important when it comes to being fit over the age of 40?

Karen Foley of Windy Hill Athletic Club reveals the difference a community can make in getting the most out of a workout routine.

Don’t let Windy Hill Athletic Club’s 100,000 square feet fool you. This resort-style club is centered around creating an environment that encourages every member to achieve their goals.

Whether it be the facility’s barre, boxing, yoga or high-intensity based VOLTAGE class, your success is their priority. “Having a community to surround yourself with is important to achieving your goals, and best of all, they are there to help celebrate your successes,” says Karen Foley.

Because of its diverse membership, Windy Hill Athletic Club understands that every member’s needs are different. Their experienced team is there to offer guidance with goal setting, coaching and support every step of the way. “Our promise to members is to inspire you through movement, community and personal attention. We understand that everyone likes to move differently and we have that option for them,”
Foley says.

As part of Windy Hill’s ongoing process to meet the individual needs of members, they are constantly adding new classes and programs. Their Tennis in No Time program offered in May and June turns you into a tennis player in just three weeks. Get the hang of the racquet with six lessons and three social parties to get you in the game.

No matter how big or small your goals are, the staff at Windy Hill will be there to do all they can to help you achieve them all while having fun along the way.

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NyssaWhat common beauty mistakes do you see people over 40 make?

Nyssa Green, founder of The Green Room Agency, shares how to stay current.

When women sit in the chair of Nyssa Green, founder of The Green Room Agency, it’s change that’s on their mind. “A lot of clients over 40 ask to update their look. At some point, they realize that they’re wearing the same colors, clothing, and hairstyle they’ve had for years, and it’s time for a change.”

That openness to experimentation often leads to the most satisfied clients. “The people that are happiest with their results are always the ones that are most open to our suggestions,” says Green.

The artistic training of The Green Room Agency artists enables them to create looks that are both current and complementary. Whether clients are re-entering the workforce, getting back into the dating scene or preparing for a reunion, “our work gives people new confidence and an esteem boost that’s hard to get from a mall makeover. Oftentimes it’s just a matter of seeing yourself from another point of view, and sometimes it’s a complete transformation,” Green says.

She is still surprised by how many clients come to her wearing the same makeup and hairstyles they’ve worn since their 20s and 30s. Green advises those over 40 to stay away from most frosted makeup, play with new products, tools, and treatments, and enjoy updating their beauty routine with guidance from a professional.

“My work is all about bringing out the best in everyone we work with. Studies show that how a person looks is directly related to how they feel and we focus on making them look their very best on every level,” Green says.

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(L-R) Emily Bridges and Leann Ott

(L-R) Emily Bridges and Leann Ott

Choate Construction Company Chairman and CEO Millard Choate, and his daughter, Emily Bridges, discovered the devastating effects of Cystic Fibrosis after Emily’s best friend, Leann Ott, was diagnosed at 3. Gear up for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in May at their Cars & ‘Q for the Cause event on April 29, which will feature over 100 collectible cars, live music, a selection of craft brews, and Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

Details: Ticket prices vary. 8200 Roberts Dr., Atlanta;

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Kyra Phillips - CNN - Judson Women's Leadership ConferenceWho better to learn from than women who have already blazed a trail of leadership excellence? Kyra Phillips, CNN anchor, Theresa Wenzel, Atlanta Dream WNBA president, and other female powerhouses will share their advice for success at the Judson Women’s Leadership Conference on June 20.

Details: Ticket prices vary. Cobb Galleria Centre.

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Grab Mom for some friendly competition at Second Helpings Atlanta’s Food & Field Fest on May 13. Tackle relay races, tug-of-war and play giant Jenga, Connect Four and tic-tac-toe. Kiddos can get creative by packing and decorating bag lunches for the organization’s partner agency.


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Madison James leads the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure warm up.

Madison James leads the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure warm up.

Run your best race ever with these tips from fitness expert Madison James for training for the 2017 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure on June 24.

1. We all know exercise is important. What inspires you to encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle?

You just feel better overall. The stress of everyday life takes a toll on the body. But, when you add a healthy lifestyle it will aid in your body releasing stress. Plus, exercise and a healthy lifestyle will help control your weight, improve your mood and fight diseases, such as breast cancer. In fact, women who are overweight after menopause have a 30-60 percent higher breast cancer risk.

 2. What advice can you offer someone new to exercise?

First, don’t put so much pressure on yourself. When you make something a lifestyle, you have to approach it one day at a time. If you are new to exercise, start out walking 20 minutes three days a week, add five minutes each week. Make it a group activity. Exercising is more fun with friends. Plus, you will keep each other accountable. Signing up for the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure on June 24 is a great place to start.

 3. Do I need special equipment or gear for exercising?

No, oddly this keeps a lot of people from taking that first step. You can walk around your neighborhood. You would be amazed what your own body weight can do. If you are new to working out: try push-ups, sit-ups, walking lunges and jumping jacks. These are great exercises that don’t require any special equipment. Parks are also a great space to workout. I love to work out on the Atlanta BeltLine. You also want to make sure you get fitted for the proper shoe. This is often a mistake that people starting out make. Several local Atlanta fitness stores offer a free fitting service so you can find your perfect fit.

4. Can you describe a week-long workout plan?

A week-long workout plan involves lots of mixing it up! I work out no longer than 30 minutes, five days a week. I like to keep it fresh with biking, weights, high-intensity training, plyometrics, jumping rope and body weight exercises. This keeps my body guessing and I never get bored.

5. What tips can you share when training gets difficult and one becomes easily discouraged?

When training gets difficult remind yourself why you are doing it. Remember every day is a journey.  Don’t put so much pressure on yourself! Have fun and take it one day at a time!

 6. Can you walk us through what the night before Komen Atlanta’s Race for the Cure and the morning of look like?

You want to make sure you are taking in fluids. Hydration is key! The night before, make sure you get a good night sleep.  Another great tip is to lay out everything you need for the race the night before. This will eliminate some stress the morning of the race. Make sure you eat a good meal and one you have eaten before the night prior to race. You don’t want to get sick the night before the race. This is where routine is key! The morning of enjoy a light breakfast, hydrate again and head off to the race!


Madison James Bio:

Madison James keeps you entertained every afternoon from 2-7pm on B98.5. Born and raised in Jackson TN, she is a former Division I college basketball player, NPC National Figure Competitor and fitness trainer. She lives a very active lifestyle and can often be found working out in Piedmont Park or on the Atlanta Beltline.  

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