More women seeking treatment for hair loss

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MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Wanda Smith has a beautiful head of hair.

She says, “In society, it’s just not accepted for a woman not having her hair.”

Her stylish look is all due to the treatment she chose for her medical condition.

Wanda shares, “The biopsy stated I had that, I have scarring alopecia, which there is no hair growing in the follicles at all.”

Her solution — Virtuesque — a human hair system.

Jeffrey El Zenny at InVisions Hair Loss Center explains, “The derma bond is applied to the bottom of the graft and then rolled down to the top of scalp. The unit starts right here and it’s able to camouflage this frontal area and fill in — see how weak these eyebrows are and so having the hair fall over them gives the allusion the hair is much thicker and her eyebrow is fuller because the hair is hiding that for us.”

Down the hall — Celine Dziezynski is in for a booster. She had non-invasive laser when family genetics finally set in.

“It was actually falling out in an alarming rate,” says Celine.

Luckily — it was still in the early stages of hair thinning.

“The laser was able to control the thinning. Stop it and actually get a good amount of hair to come back and thicken up,” says Jeffrey.

“Maybe it would have gotten to a point,” says Celine, “where I would have had to have done something more extensive.”

Hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Scott Boden with Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medical Center, is among those who refers patients.

People, he says who are not a good candidate for a transplant.

Dr. Boden adds that more women are coming in seeking help for hair loss, “Many women will develop sort of an angular recession or a sort of receding high forehead.”

Hormones, post-menopause, genetics are common causes.

“We really want to cast a broad net,” says Dr. Boden, “and recognize that hair loss in women is a medical condition and we want to at least look for a diagnosis first.”

Treatment can also include over the counter medication.

Hair loss treatment is still mostly considered as a cosmetic procedure. So it is usually not covered by insurance.

Transplantation can cost a minimum $2,000.

The Virtuesque treatment- up to $5,000.

Laser Treatment- less than $4,000.

For more information – log onto http://www.invisionshair.com or call InVisions at 203-598-3599.

To contact Dr. Scott Boden — call 860-563-1400 or log onto http://www.hairtransplantct.com.

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