Dr. Curtis and Dr. Griffin - The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and ResearchPreserving Your Hair with Proper Hair Care

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, an estimated 35 million men and 21 million women are currently experiencing some degree of hair loss. At The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research and The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss, many of our patients ask if there is something that they can do to help keep it from happening. While there are certainly a variety of medications and advanced hair restoration treatments that can help, simply avoiding a few hair care dangers can help preserve your hair’s fullness or even prevent some common forms of hair loss.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

While it is fine for people to occasionally wear their hair back in ponytails, braids, or “man-buns,” the tension of these tight hairstyles can, with excessive use, potentially cause permanent damage to the frontal hair follicles. This eventually results in a condition called traction alopecia, which leaves behind areas of obvious thinning along the front and sides of the scalp.

Avoid High Heat

When the hair is excessively dry, it can be prone to breakage and split ends, and nothing dries out the hair strands faster than heat. The concentrated heat from curling irons, flat irons, or hair dryers can be extremely damaging and should be avoided if at all possible. We recommend that you dry your hair using medium or even low heat settings if necessary, and if you are getting your hair done in a salon that you ask your hairdresser to use cooler air to dry your hair as well.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Many of the products that people use on their hair can also cause damage. Chemical treatments, like gels, dyes, and relaxers, can weigh hair down, making it weaker and prone to breakage. Even harsh shampoos can potentially strip away the oils that keep the hair healthy. If your hair is naturally dry, it is probably only necessary to wash it every two to three days, and we recommend using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to preserve the hair’s vital natural oils.

If you are concerned about your own hair loss, you are welcome to schedule a consultation with The Griffin Center’s experienced hair restoration specialists, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis. Together we can put together a treatment plan that may include anything from specially formulated vitamins and prescription compounds, to advanced preventative measures like platelet rich plasma and red light laser therapy, to full hair transplantation surgery, depending on which approach is right for you.

Sponsored by: The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research | 5555 Peachtree-Dunwoody Raod NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 | (404) 256-4369 | griffincenter.com

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Museum of Design Atlanta - Museum of Design Atlanta

Today’s youth are the future of tomorrow, and that is the very reason Museum of Design Atlanta is offering a free children’s membership program called Design Club. Kids up to 17 can join the group and have a chance to connect with young designers from all over the world. Additional perks of the organization include unlimited free admission to the museum’s exhibitions for each member and one accompanying adult, newsletters with design challenges and invitations to Design Club activities to encourage youth to design for real-life challenges.

Details: 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta; museumofdesign.org

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Trainers hear it all the time, clients want to “reshape” their bodies but don’t understand why what they’re currently doing isn’t working. See how House of Payne Personal Training makes body transformations happen.

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With Our Labor of Love, Photgraphy by Heidi Geldhauser  - The Painted Pin - BSAWith custom chesterfield couches, ambient lighting and elegant statues, The Painted Pin is not the average bowling alley. This boutique bowling alley features 20 full-service lanes, two indoor bocce courts, shuffleboard, ping pong, skee-ball, darts, giant jenga and bimini ring toss. But the real fun begins after 5 p.m., when the alley becomes strictly 21+. Belly up to the full bar to enjoy local and imported brews, wine or signature cocktails, like the Pin’s Cup, which includes Pimm’s, lemon and grilled pineapple. After you’ve finished your games, stick around for live music on the weekends for a rockin’ good time.

Details: 737 Miami Circle NE., Atlanta; thepaintedpin.com

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VEINAtlanta

VEINAtlanta

Drs. Louis Prevosti, James Fonger and Keith Moore work diligently to provide a thorough diagnosis and complete treatment plan for your venous disease, from tiny spider veins to complex varicose veins. They are dedicated to providing personalized treatment and restoring health and youthfulness to your legs. veinatlanta.com 

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Nyssa Green, The Green Room Agency

An Emmy Award winner, this distinguished makeup stylist founded The Green Room Agency in 1998. Her magical services have made her the artist-of-choice for magazines, red carpets, movie sets and production companies throughout the city, including CNN, 11Alive and Jezebel, among many others. thegreenroomagency.com   

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Dr. GardnerGardner Dermatology & Med Spa

The goal of Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa is to address not only your appearance concerns, but also to treat a range of skin conditions (including cysts, eczema, rosacea and skin cancer) and improve your overall health. The practice’s comprehensive list of medical dermatology, medical spa and cosmetic services includes everything from acne laser treatment and Botox to microdermabrasion, tattoo removal and brow and lash tinting. gardnerdermatology.com 

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Dr. Griffin and Dr. CurtisDermatology Associates of Atlanta

With five board-certified physicians, eight specialty centers and state-of-the-art technology, DAA offers patients a wide range of skincare treatments, from skin cancer and acne treatments to minimally invasive fat-reduction services like CoolSculpting® and SlimLipoTM. dermatlanta.com

 

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Dr. Patricia Yugueros

Patricia Yugueros, MD, Luna Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

A diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Yugueros offers the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with special interest in breast surgery, liposuction, buttock enhancement and body contouring, including abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck), which remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens loose abdominal muscles. lunaplasticsurgery.com 

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Stephanie Michael

 

Stephanie Michael, DPM, Village Podiatry

In addition to handling common foot complaints like bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails and heel pain, Michael specializes in diabetic foot care, including treatment and reconstruction, and wound care. She serves patients of all ages, from pediatric to seniors. villagepodiatrycenters.com 

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