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Julie Moran: How many times have you noticed a friend’s hair, and experienced hair envy? Hair could be our crowning glory. But when it’s not right, well, that’s a different story.
Many women experience hair loss which can lead to self-esteem issues. But now, there’s new technology to help bring our locks back to life. And joining me for this discussion, it’s a great one, Carri Atkins to share her personal struggle with hair loss; and hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Anthony Bared. Welcome! So glad to have you on set.
Carri Atkins: Welcome.
Anthony Bared: Thank you for having me.
Julie Moran: This is very hopeful. I like this segment because so many people can relate. And Doctor, I wanna turn to you first. You know, we’ve all been in that mirror, and we’ve seen the hair on the floor or the hair in the drain and… and thinning and shedding hair is a real concern, isn’t it, Doctor?
Anthony Bared: Yes. In fact, the… there’s that thought that about 40% of women will experience hair loss in their lifetime. And of course, men being more common, it’s about 70% of men will experience some sort of hair loss.
Julie Moran: Doctor, what are some of the main causes of hair loss? Anthony Bared: There are a few uhm mostly related to stress, ah genetics, Julie Moran: Mm-hmm.
Anthony Bared: …aging,
Julie Moran: Mm-hmm.
Anthony Bared: …medications can sometimes cause hair loss.
Julie Moran: And speaking of hair loss, Carri, I want to turn to you because you have a very personal story and… And uhm it’s a little uncomfortable, your story, but I want you to share it with our viewers.
Carri Atkins: I started experiencing hair loss probably about five years ago. I had gotten really sick. Uhm I was on a lot of medication probably for about two years. And I noticed my hair was falling out real bad, but I was just, well, I guess I have to live with it coz I would buy some of the stuff and wouldn’t do anything.
Julie Moran: Right.
Carri Atkins: I didn’t realize how bad my hair was until my husband and I had gone to the shooting range, and he had taken a picture of me. And before I was done shooting, he had already posted on Facebook. Uhm he was really excited about the picture.
And so, when he showed it to me afterwards, I did not at that point realize my hair was that bad.
Julie Moran: Did you ask him to take down the picture.
Carri Atkins: I did. I did, but he… he kept saying, you know, “It’s good picture, Carri. It’s fine. Nobody’s gonna notice.” I’m like, “I noticed.”
Julie Moran: Yeah. Well, we all do. Women, I mean we… if we can see our scalp. And sometimes, it’s hard to see the back or the side, or we just don’t notice it. So uh, Doctor, our hair is so fragile uh and I do see shelves of products and things when I walked through stores. But in your opinion, what are the best ways to… to treat uh hair loss?
Anthony Bared: Well, my first recommendation would be to see your physician uh and see specifically hair loss uh doctors or someone who specializes in hair loss.
Julie Moran: Right.
Anthony Bared: And they could make recommendations based on your physical examination uhm and also your family history. The most common cause being genetic, and those could be many… very amenable to some medications as well as now, there’s the advent of laser light therapy, which is a topical treatment which you can use at home which I’ve seen a lot of benefit from.
Julie Moran: And is that what you’ve got for us right here? Anthony Bared: Yes.
Julie Moran: Oh my god! How does this work?
Anthony Bared: Well, this is a uh laser light therapy helmet ah Theradome. Uhm it’s a product that you… could be used at home. After you turn it on, the device is placed on the head. And as you can see here, it’s sensored where once it’s placed on the head, 80 proprietary lasers stimulate the scalp.
Julie Moran: Tell me about when you place it. Do you need your hair to be removed? Do you need the hair parted? What… what’s the best way? Well, you would know.
Carri Atkins: Yeah. Parting it is definitely the best so it can get right to the scalp. Julie Moran: Right.
Anthony Bared: The goal is for the laser to reach the scalp and stimulate the scalp. It’s not actually stimulating the hair themselves, Julie Moran: Right.
Anthony Bared: …but the hair follicles. And by doing that, it actually promotes hair growth. Julie Moran: That’s amazing. Carri, share your Theradome experience with us.
Carri Atkins: I received my Theradome because my son… Julie Moran: Oh!
Carri Atkins: He knew how disappointed I was in my looks and in my hair. Uhm and he did some research online, and he saw all the reviews and everything on this, and he was just “Mom, I’m buying you this.”
Julie Moran: Whoa.
Carri Atkins: Well, he bought it for me for Christmas. Julie Moran: What a great gift!
Carri Atkins: Yeah. So, I was like, “Oh my gosh!” So, I started using it right away. Within two weeks, uhm I saw a huge difference in the amount of hair that was falling off. And probably in three to four months, I actually could feel and see that it was filling back in, and my bald spots we were slowly going away. But I could see definitely an improvement in a short amount of time.
Julie Moran: And Doctor, alright, I’m sure results vary but this is very exciting, right?
Anthony Bared: Yeah. Results do vary from each patient. But typically, we see the stimulation of hair at three months, and the first sign we see is the decrease in shedding. And then, we see a thickening of hair uhm typically over six months period for the average person.
Julie Moran: You know, I thank you for coming on the show. I mean so many people are embarrassed. So many people have hair loss, and you’ve just given us hope and inspiration today, which is so important.
Anthony Bared: Thank you.
Carri Atkins: Thank you.
Julie Moran: Alright. Thank you again for coming by. And to find out more about restoring your crowning glory and regaining your confidence, visit Theradome.com or our website TheBalancingAct.com.