Dr. Earles has had extensive experience with hair and skin problems that affect people of color. He understands the uniqueness of our hair and hair problems in many people of color. He understands that simple things like the treatment of dandruff in African-American women is not treated by shampooing with various shampoos 4 to 5 times a week. That is why he invented "Dr. Earles No More Flakes", an ointment that is applied daily and "No More Flakes Shampoo" which is used to shampoo the hair once a week by the patient and their stylists.
While publishing and speaking extensively on his work in hair transplantation, Dr. Earles began experimenting in different methods of chemical compounding, laying the groundwork for the development of the Dr. Earles product line. In 1997, Dr. Earles won a United States Patent: “A Composition for Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis of the Scalp,” which would evolve into his dandruff product, the Dr. Earles Hair and Scalp Treatment. The Treatment would serve as the cornerstone for an entire line of hair, scalp and skin care products.
Dr.Earles is an expert and pioneer of surgical treatment in problems of hair loss from tight braids, weaves, and close cuts in men leading to hair bumps, keloids and ultimately hair loss. Dr. Earles is the world’s leading expert in conventional hair transplants for people of color. He has created his own surgical procedure, "The Earles Flap" to treat hair loss of the margins of the scalp.
Dr. Earles was born October 31, 1940 in New Orleans, LA, Rene Martin Earles grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended Howard University, double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Rene went on to Howard’s College of Medicine, finishing in 1967. Dr. Earles took an Internship and went on to Intern at Freedmen’s Hospital. After two surgical residencies at D.C. General Hospital, Dr. Earles joined the U.S. Navy to direct the Medical Clinic at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington. While in the Navy, Dr. Earles took a Preceptorship in Dermatology at the University of Washington, formally beginning his career as a dermatologist.
Leaving the Navy in 1972, Dr. Earles moved to Chicago to become a dermatological resident at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital. Finishing his residency in 1975, Dr. Earles opened his private practice in Bronzeville, which would eventually grow to become one of Chicago’s largest dermatologic practices, boasting over 20,000 active patients.
During the late seventies and early eighties, Dr. Earles combined his experience in general surgery with his growing dermatologic expertise to pioneer methods in hair transplantation in African Americans. After experiencing significant success developing methods for men, Dr. Earles became one of the country’s first physicians to perform a hair transplant with a ‘Scalp Reduction’ on a woman; a procedure which is now known as the “Earles Flap.” With the phenomenal success of the new transplantation techniques, Dr. Earles’ medical practice and reputation ballooned, more than doubling in size and expanding into Northwest Indiana.
Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Earles has treated over 200,000 people from around the country and internationally. Dr. Earles has had extensive experience treating African-American men and women and people of color from all over the world. He has treated patients who have come from as near as the Caribbean and as far away as Brazil. They have come from many African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa and Nigeria.