Monthly Archives: July 2014

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends shampoos for men with thinning hair

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends shampoos for men with thinning hair

Thinning hair is an issue that affects about 35 million men around the world. While there are some medical solutions that can help, you can also combat this common issue by using shampoos that encourage healthier, stronger hair growth. In a recent article, “5 Great Shampoos for Guys with Thinning Hair” on, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends his favorite shampoos for men who are experiencing thinning or loss of hair.

One approach, says Joel Schlessinger MD, is to rebuild and strengthen the hair that you have.

Thinning hair can be caused by a number of issues including medications and aging. Taking care of both your hair and your scalp can help combat thinning hair. If your hair is lacking volume or breaks easily, choose a strengthening and thickening shampoo such as Jack Black True Volume Thickening Shampoo.

“This made-for-men shampoo contains potent body-building ingredients that dive deep into each hair shaft for a volumized, full appearance,” says Joel Schlessinger MD.

Joel Schlessinger MD points out the importance of taking care of your scalp.

Without a healthy scalp, your hair will be weak and limp. Stimulating the scalp improves microcirculation to strengthen roots and prevent fallout. Rene Furterer FORTICEA Stimulating Shampoo contains a blend of botanicals that encourages circulation to promote healthy and strong strands. The microbeads in this formula invigorate the scalp as it removes dirt, oil and debris.

If you are using a thinning hair treatment or serum, it is important to start with a good shampoo. According to Joel Schlessinger MD, Osmotics FNS Revitalizing Shampoo works best as a preparatory step for hair loss treatments. It removes debris and encourages hair follicles to open up, allowing the advanced ingredients to work effectively.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his thoughts on Valeant and Allergan with The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses Valeant and Allergan with The Wall Street Journal

Valeant, a large manufacturer of commonly prescribed medicines and treatments, including many best-selling skin care and cosmeceutical products, is in the process of purchasing Allergan.

Dr. Schlessinger was recently quoted as an expert in his field in The Wall Street Journal. In the article, “Bid for Allergan Puts Valeant’s Research and Development Cuts Under Scrutiny” he discusses the new merging of Valeant and Allergan, the manufacturer of Obagi,products and the Restylane®, Perlane® and Dysport™ injectables.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger works with Valeant to create customer loyalty programs.

Recently, in response to a request from Dr. Schlessinger, the company employed a customer rebate program for cosmetic procedures. “Valeant may have trimmed in some areas, but the company has found other ways to appeal to patients and physicians, such as by rejiggering a patient loyalty program,” says Dr. Schlessinger.

We at LovelySkin are so proud of Dr. Schlessinger’s patient advocacy efforts! Valeant plans to continue to work with Dr. Schlessinger and other physicians to cultivate more great programs in the future.

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Joel Schlessinger MD talks about the skin habits you need to break with

Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks to BeautyHigh about skin habits to quit
Though most of us have settled into a skin care routine we love by now, there may still be a few bad skin practices we succumb to when we’re stressed or busy. These habits may not be causing visible signs of distress in the here and now, but in the long run, they can undo everything we’re doing right. In the recent article, “13 Terrible Skin Habits You Need to Quit Immediately,” Dr. Schlessinger spoke with about some of the habits he encourages his patients to kick.

Joel Schlessinger MD and other dermatologists explain ways to avoid putting extra stress on the skin.

Being “nice” to your skin is crucial to its health. Aside from getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, you can take great care of your skin by treating it with care. Refrain from picking at pimples, scars or other blemishes and be very gentle when cleansing and exfoliating. Do not use harsh scrubbing motions and never tug at the fragile skin around the eyes.

These skin-saving tips from Joel Schlessinger MD could surprise you.

We all know that smoking has been known to take a major toll on the skin, causing premature signs of aging such as wrinkles around the mouth. The repeated motion of drinking through a straw can cause similar lines to form. But did you know that chewing gum is also a major culprit for lines around the mouth? “Chewing gum can also cause wrinkles to form around the mouth, as well as create other issues in the mouth structure,” says Joel Schlessinger MD. Kicking the chewing gum habit now may just save your skin later.

A similarly innocent activity, lip-licking, could also have a negative impact on the skin over time. Dry lips may not be comfortable, but licking them simply won’t help. “Saliva dries quickly, taking any natural moisture with it,” Dr. Schlessinger explains. The result is lips that are dry, cracked and chapped.

FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm, developed by Joel Schlessinger MD, will keep lips healthy and hydrated.

Try FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm Unflavored with 1% Hydrocortisone next time you find your lips feeling dry. This handy stick contains 1% hydrocortisone to heal irritation, plus hydrating cocoa and shea butters to nourish and protect the lips.

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Joel Schlessinger MD shares natural ways to deal with bugs

Joel Schlessinger MD shares natural ways to deal with bugs

Your summer activities can quickly be ruined by pesky insects. While most people reach for the bug repellent, there are others ways you can protect yourself against this annoying summertime issue. In a recent article on, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses ways to not only protect against bites, but also to reduce itching and irritation after you’ve been bitten.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends taking steps to reduce the risk of insect bites.

Before you head outdoors, take precautions to protect yourself against mosquitoes, gnats and other bugs. Loose-fitting clothing is a good defense against bugs because it is harder for them to bite through your clothes. Studies also show that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors so wear white and light shades to guard against bites.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends avoiding areas with standing water. Insects are attracted to still water so if you’re spending time at the beach or by the pool, take extra steps to protect yourself. There are also several natural items that help repel bugs such as garlic, basil and tansy. Surround yourself with these plants for natural protection against bugs.

After you’ve been bit, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends using these items to stop itching.

Bug bites cause itching, irritation, swelling and skin that becomes more inflamed as you continue to itch. FixMySkin Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone helps heal skin to soothe itching and irritation caused by insect bites. Other products with ingredients such as aloe vera can reduce swelling and inflammation. Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends using baking soda to help reduce itching.

“Some people mix a few drops of water with baking soda, which can help neutralize the skin’s pH levels to reduce itching,” Joel Schlessinger MD says.

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