“As leaders in the industry, William Blatter and the Hair Loss Control Clinic have also been featured on numerous local and national TV shows.”

“I have never met a company that has such business integrity as Hair Loss Control Clinic. I believe I’m very lucky to be partnered with them.”

““By the time balding is visible to the naked eye, 50% of the hair in the affected area is already gone”, William Blatter, president of Hair Loss Control Clinic in Latham, New York, relates.”

London, UK – The Hair Loss Control Clinic UK, Ltd. is honored to have won the MyFaceMyBody Award for ‘Most Innovative Aesthetic Service.’The MyFaceMyBody Awards are an annual event that includes such categories as esthetic services, cosmetic surgery and dentistry for consumers. The popular UK television series and website highlights many diverse esthetic services and now hosts the annual awards program. On November 3, 2012 the Landmark Hotel in London sponsored the gala with a Masquerade Ball featuring a celebratory reception with the entire program being televised on SkyTV.

Hair Loss Control Clinic says, “Laser hair loss treatments are still fairly new in the UK, yet HLCC has already established worldwide credibility with 25 years of experience and great results. This was a fantastic opportunity and we are very excited to be honored with this award, so we would like to cordially thank MyFaceMyBody. As a response to holding such an honorary title and position, we are hoping the public will diligently seek the reason why they have chosen us as a winner. The Hair Loss Control Clinic’s hair restoration technology is not only innovative, but cutting edge, and it is at the forefront right now, here in the UK. People are no longer shy about taking action against their hair loss and thinning hair. They want answers, results and solutions.”

HLCC held on to the entry form for weeks before submitting it. “Massive companies like Oral B and Phillips were entering and we didn’t know whether we would fit in. Their normal program did not offer much coverage for hair loss, while mainly focusing on services like Botox and dentistry. We decided to give it our best shot, as we realized the international recognition we would receive from this is immense.” Not only did the entry lead to winning the “Most Innovative New Aesthetic Service” category, MyFaceMyBody also invited HLCC to become their hair loss expert; advising all of their viewers and readers as well as themselves on hair loss solutions.

Some of the other MyFaceMyBody Award winners included: Vaser Body Balancing by The Private Clinic for the Best Body Reshaping Procedure; the Genuine Dermaroller™ for the Best Skin Tightening Treatment; ActiDerm Aesthetimeds for the Best Cosmeceutical Product; Sonicare AirFloss by Phillips Oral Healthcare for the Best Dental Hygiene Product and CoolSculpting® for the Best Non-Surgical Makeover. Temple Aesthetics won the Best Customer Experience, Woodford Medical won the Best Aesthetic Clinic and the Best Documentary TV Series went to “Embarrassing Bodies — Maverick TV.”

MyFaceMyBody is Europe’s leading consumer resource website for cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. The coverage of professional face and body cosmetic treatments is comprehensive, with topics including Botox, laser hair removal, breast augmentation, breast reduction, rhinoplasty, dental implants, tummy tucks, teeth whitening, facelifts, neck-lifts, liposuction and dermal fillers. The MyFaceMyBody chat show on SkyTV has been one of the most exciting recent developments, breaking down the barriers of medical jargon and bringing cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics right into the nation’s living rooms. Hundreds of cosmetic advice videos are now also available on the MyFaceMyBody Web TV Channel.

The Global Leader In Laser Hair Loss Treatment. Hair Loss Control Clinic remains a globally respected industry leader, providing the most effective laser hair loss treatment systems and programs available for building a successful hair loss business. For more information on HLCC, laser hair loss treatment or the HLCC™ Scripts professional product line, call 518-220-1500. For more information on the MyFaceMyBody Awards, visit www.MyFaceMyBody.com.

Laser & Light Technology  

International Hair Loss Clinic By Dr. Santiago Alvarez, William C. Blatter, B.S., M.M., Dr. Michael Fuhrman

Fifty percent of all women will have thinning hair by middle age, and more and more are turning to medical treatments like low level laser treatment for Fifty percent of all women will have thinning Fifty percent of all women will have thinning hair by middle age, and more and more of them are turning to medical treatments like low level laser treatment for help. More than 352 million men and women suffering hair loss in the USA and Europe alone. Although men are still a slightly larger percent of hair loss suffers, women are the fastest growing number and the most underserved group. Fifty percent of all women will have thinning hair by middle age, and more and more of them are turning to medical treatments like low level laser treatment for help.

Laser therapy has been widely used for years in vision correction, orthopedic surgery, wound healing, fighting acne, and a wide range of other medical treatments. Although the laser technology was cleared by the FDA to re‐grow hair, the Hair Loss Control Clinic (HLCC™)has been utilizing lasers as part of their   programs for over 16 years. Now with more than 94 locations in 21 countries, President of HLCC™ Bill Blatter shares the secret to growing their business, even in a down economy. “It’s no secret,” claims Blatter. More and more physicians, aesthetics clinics, hair restoration surgeons, finding their way into the  laser hair loss laser treatment. The cellular effects of LLLT are being employed in the use of low level laser or light therapy for the treatment of baldness and stimulation of hair growth. THE SCIENCE Mechanisms for Low Level Light Therapy The cellular effects of LLLT are being employed in The cellular effects of LLLT are being employed in the use of low level laser or light therapy for the treatment of baldness and stimulation of hair growth. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for hair loss treatment uses the well‐ known principal of Photobiostimulation. Photobiostimulation is the biochemical, non‐thermal effect that results from exposure of living tissue to various dosages of energy at varying wavelengths emitted from low level lasers. A Three‐Phased Western IRG approved study released at the ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons) in Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 2009 by Dr. Grant F. Koher called Effect of Laser Biostimulation In The Treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss showed after 52 treatments (26 weeks) 100% of the subjects presenting an upward historical linear trend of hair growth from the beginning to the end of the treatments, 97% of the subjects presented an increased hair count of  ≥20%, 77% of the subjects presenting a hair count increase of ≥51%. Various studies, including a double blind study submitted to the FDA, have shown a number of mechanisms on how Photo biostimulation effects hair growth. Doctor Michael R. Hamblin, Ph.D., a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photo Medicine and an Associate Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard School of Medicine, recently presented new and updated information on the mechanism of action for “laser biostimulation” at the ISHRS 17t h Annual Scientific Meeting. He states, “Several laboratories, including ours, have reported the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the mitochondria of cells during low‐ level light therapy (LLLT) and the release of nitric oxide from intracellular binding proteins including cytochrome c oxidase. Several redox‐sensitive transcription factors are known, such as NF‐kB and AP1, that are able to initiate transcription of genes involved in protective responses to oxidative stress. We have demonstrated activation of NF‐kB in several cell lines and primary cells by different wavelengths, and fluencies of red and NIR light. Genes that are targets of NF‐kB fall into groups of anti apoptotic proteins, antioxidant proteins, proproliferation proteins, acute phase response, adhesion molecules, cytokines and chemokines, and proinflammatory proteins. Released NO may also have major roles to play considering its protective    vasodilator functions. The cellular effects of LLLT are being employed\ in the use of low level laser or light therapy for the treatment of baldness and stimulation of hair growth. Various devices like laser combs and hairdryer‐type hoods are used to deliver red laser light to the scalp and encourage new hair growth in patients with thinning hair. Reduction of cell death in the hair follicle, the increase in the number of follicles in the Anagen phase, and the increase in hair pigmentation, has all been observed.”¹ FIVE DISTINCT EFFECTS KNOWN TO OCCUR 1‐Increased ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and protein synthesis – causing an increase in osmotic cellular function; 2‐ Increased cell proliferation (Growth); 3‐Increased protein synthesis, causing a change in cell membrane permeability; 4‐Increased blood circulation by 54% after only one treatment, providing a supply of nutrients to the hair follicle; 5 ‐Increased capillary size under the hair follicle. More and more studies by physicians are the great results provided by LLLT for hair loss. Before Treatments with Low Level Laser Therapy.

After Treatments OTHER RECENT STUDIES CITED FDA Clears laser to promote hair growth ‐ a recent Study showed that a laser HLCC has been using in treatment programs had 19 new hairs per centimeter on 93% of the people in the study. This was a double blind study which included a sham device* A new study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology showed a\ 93% increase in hair among the respondents in the study using the laser.  Other Recent Studies Cited A laser received certification by the Canadian Government to claim and indicate that it strengthens hair, prevents hair loss, and stimulates re‐ growth of hair in men and women. Long‐term international and Recent Clinical Trials with the laser suggests many benefits from laser hair treatments.

More than 90% of laser users achieve  positive  benefits and results. Preliminary results of a\ retrospective study currently under way by hair loss clinic chains shows well over 95% of clinic clients re‐grow hair. A number of other studies currently under way including ones approved by prestigious IRB boards. Hair Max Laser Comb® 510 Clearance document 2007 Dr. Santiago Alvarez has practiced Medicine since 1980. He is Board Certified and runs a Hair Loss Clinic and Aesthetics Practice in Moreno Valley, CA. He states, “As a Doctor, I have seen laser therapy work first hand for about 95% of my patients. We stop hair loss almost 99% of the time. I’m really glad I added laser therapy to my practice and more importantly, my patients are even happier.” Dr. Martin Unger is a Founding Member, 1st President and Diplomate (certified specialist), and Examiner for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Unger has been a consultant for both the US FDA and Health Canada and has been previously quoted in other published articles saying, “LLLT increases the energy in the cells…. It is like the fuel, the gasoline of cells,” explains Unger, considered an international authority in the field of hair loss. “It increases collagen synthesis and protein synthesis. It decreases inflammation in the area and increases the circulation by making blood vessels in the area larger and also creating new blood vessels.” Unger also cites a clinical study he supervised which found that the laser therapy resulted in 86% of patients re‐growing hair, while another 11% stopped losing hair. The study was done by Dr. Roy Geronemus.³ More and more famous transplant doctors like Dr. Craig Ziering (having completed 15,000 hair transplants and recently featured on the Doctors Show); Dr. Allan Bauman, a distinguished panelist about LLLT at the recent ISHRS convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands (featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, the New York Times and many other TV shows and magazines) have incorporated LLLT into their clinics. Before Treatment    

After Treatment Today’s reality: Although the results of LLLT are impressive, both in published studies and improperly supervised treatment facilities, there is a large variation in its application and use. Far too many non‐medical companies are starting to get into the business; and unfortunately some lack the dedication, discipline, training, and proper medical treatment methodologies to best treat patients. This “void” is starting to be filled by aesthetic physicians across the county. Dr. Victoria Hagstrom, an Aesthetic and Hair Transplant Surgeon from Minnesota said, “In Minneapolis we’re starting to see nonmedical businesses profit from offering LLLT. “I feel strongly that my partnerships with Neograft and HLCC™ allow me to provide the most advanced medical and surgical treatments available today for the most comprehensive, successful outcomes possible for hair restoration.” REFERENCES 1. Doctor Michael R. Hamblin, Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photo Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard School of Medicine. 2. JL Satino M Markou (2003), Intl Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, Vol.5, No 2. 3. Dr. Roy Geronemus and Dr. Martin Unger. Hair Loss Control Clinic and stimulation of hair growth.

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