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The Disaster Preparedness Seminar will be on May 30.

LOOKING AHEAD THURSDAY, MAY 30

17TH ANNUAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR Takes place from 3:15 to 6 p.m. at the Harbourside Ballroom, 3000 Harbourside Drive. As hurricane season approaches, this seminar will offer tips and feature speakers on how best to be prepared for a disaster.

GREAT STRIDES AND ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF HAIR LOSS. By Martin Maag, MD

Hair Restoration is not what a lot of people think. We are not your hair stylists or barbers. Hair Restoration is an area of medicine that has been sadly over looked and under researched for a long time. Due to this under appreciation in medical research, many “snake oil” products have been pushed on the market giving people false hope. Why? The desire to have a healthy-looking head of hair exists in all of us, who doesn’t want to look their best? Women and men alike base their self-confidence on how their hair looks.

DID YOU KNOW?

Women make up 40% of hair loss sufferers in the U.S. Unfortunately, there are over 80 million Americans with hair loss. Women making up over 40% of those suffering from this condition we call Alopecia, the medical term for hair loss. Over the last few years there have been great strides and advancements in the field of hair loss. New procedures that have significantly improved the look of a hair transplant. The old plug method that left people looking like a doll’s head are gone. The strip method, that left an unsightly scar on the back of a person’s head are still in use today, but quickly fading into obscurity. We now have medications that help, but again these are no cure for thinning and can only stave off the inevitable. Currently there is the up and coming field of stem cell therapy, as well as, the use of specific cellular components like exosomes that are

showing great promise. A current treatment called PRP, (Platelet Rich Plasma), has been very effective in helping with female pattern hair loss or FPHL. Currently there is research taking place with the “cloning: of hair follicles. This is where a healthcare provider will surgically remove one of your own hair follicles, send it to a lab where they will reproduce your own hair. That hair, (as much as you want), can then be transplanted back into your own head. Imagine that, 1 or 2 follicles can give you back a full head of hair? Medicine is not quite there, but some believe that within 2 years this will be reality. Until then, medicine will continue to research other treatments and modalities for this condition. Each month I will present therapies and treatments that are currently available. My goal is to help educate you on thinning hair, hair loss and what you can do to improve this problem. Thinning hair doesn’t have to be something you only talk about with your stylist or barber. They are an excellent first line resource to go to and they can keep you looking your best with what you have. HHR of LWR wants to improve that hair so you can go to your stylist with confidence.

Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., for margaritas and wine. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.

FRIDAY, MAY 24–SUNDAY, MAY 26

ST. ARMANDS SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL On Friday, the festival will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday, it will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday it will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy various dishes and drinks from local restaurants while enjoying live music. General admission is free. For more information, visit www.paragonartevents.com.

RECURRING EVENTS

TUESDAY, MAY 21

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT Takes place at 5:30 p.m. at The Fish Hole, 115 Bridge St. There will be prizes, snacks and soft drinks. After golf, join the other Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce members at Island Time

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS

LORD’S WAREHOUSE Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the south end of the Longboat Island Chapel campus behind the parking lot, 6200 Gulf of Mexico

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