Essential Information

BACKGROUND

Hevia Cosmetic Dermatology has recently teamed with Bernard Cohen MD to establish a Hair Science Center (Division?) for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss disorders.  Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized authority of hair loss disorders and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology on the Voluntary Faculty of the University of Miami’s School of Medicine. Link

For years, Hevia Cosmetic Dermatology has been totally dedicated to keeping your skin looking its very best; and now we’ve extended that dedication to your hair. Our new Hair Science Center is designed to provide the most comprehensive, sophisticated, and experienced medical hair care that is currently available

LINKS AND TOPICS

Listed below are the major links within the site.  Each link has up-to-date and accurate hair-related information and graphics which are presented on the pages below. Several link to www.howtomeasurehair.com –  an external site prepared by Dr. Cohen.

BRIEF BACKGROUND IN HAIR SCIENCE

Everything you need to know about the structure and function of hair.  It’s a starting place to learn about hair and its behavior.  Link

HAIR LOSS & GROWTH IN GENERAL

Men and women can both lose hair, in spite of having perfectly normal health.  However, there is a big difference between hair loss in men and women in terms of the cause, the natural progression, the prognosis, and the treatment. Link

HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN

Women can lose hair for many reasons, the most common are thinning, shedding, and breakage.  The influence of hormones, childbirth, iron deficiency, chemical hair processing, and many other factors; makes hair loss in women a genuine challenge in terms of making the correct diagnosis.

HAIR LOSS IN MEN

Seventy-five percent of men will have some degree of balding or thinning. The cause is genetic and the medical evaluation is fairly straightforward.  The good news is that thinning is totally preventable if diagnosed early. Genetic testing and other tests can help to determine what the future has in store for the man with early balding. Link

RAPID SCREENING FOR HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN

Hair loss in women is real and thinning can affect about 25% of women… as early as the age of 20.   The hair loss is not visible to the naked eye until 50% of the hair has been lost.  A simple Rapid Screening test can detect this common form of hair loss thus ensuring a more rapid recovery. Link

FULL EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR HAIR LOSS

Many dermatologists and hair restoration surgeons promote themselves as hair loss specialists, but Hevia Hair Science has over 30 years experience and uses state-of-the-art diagnostic testing that is not available elsewhere.  In fact, Dr. Cohen, is board certified in both Hair Restoration and Dermatology, and has pioneered diagnostic technologies that have been adopted by other hair research centers throughout the world. Link

EFFECTIVE HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS

A brief visit to the Internet will reveal dozens of products that promise to grow hair.  At Hevia Hair Science we prescribe only those that are proven and established effective by the FDA.  We can even modify or enhance established formulations like minoxidil, to make it less messy, less irritating to the skin, and more effective in its penetration. Link

MONITORING THE RESPONSE TO TREATMENT

Prescribing a hair loss treatment is just the first step.  The real challenge is determining how well (or if) the treatment is actually working.  Drugs and devices often work better for some patients than they do for others.  Some patients will improve with a dose that is much lower than the dose recommended, or improve with a combination of multiple treatments instead of one. What’s essential is the technology to precisely measure that response. Many clinics use photos and vague impressions to determine how well their patients are doing.  At Hevia Hair Science, your improvement (or worsening) will be scientifically and precisely measured.  Link