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September 12, 2018
— Models Naomi Campbell and Tyra banks, actresses Selma Blair, Keira Knightley and Viola Davis and former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell have all come out of the closet. No, not that one the other closet. All of these celebs, who join the ranks of 25% of the female population, suffer from balding or thinning hair and have publicly revealed their secret. In doing so, a growing number of women have been emboldened to seek treatment. Once an almost exclusive treatment sought out by male patients, hair restoration in the past 5 years has gained an astonishing 130% increase in female patients. That increase has been seen at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, a practice that is dedicated to revising hair loss.
According to its medical director and founder John Kahen, M.D., a board-certified hair restoration specialist, many of his female patients have cited celebrities who have revealed that they are losing their hair as the impetus for seeking treatment.
“While some men embrace their baldness or try to find ways to disguise or restore their thinning hair, women have historically refrained from seeking help simply because they were embarrassed. Many of my female patients have told me that they withdrew from friends and family and retreated into a world of seclusion,” said Dr. Kahen. “With so many female celebs ‘coming out of the closet,’ this has encouraged them to seek treatment. Thankfully, there have been significant advances in treating baldness even in the past year.”
In fact, Dr. Kahen is on the vanguard of the hair restoration field, having pioneered a new 30-minute procedure called Smart PRP® that uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair growth. Using the body’s own tissue regeneration mechanism, it strengthens small hairs, stimulates the growth of new hair follicles and improves color pigmentation.”
“Smart PRP® involves taking the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate the most potent stem cells. This platelet-rich material is then mixed with a proprietary solution that is, again, centrifuged at a high speed both clockwise and counterclockwise,” he explained. “The resulting material is then injected throughout the entire scalp. Because it generates billions more platelets and growth factors than any other PRP technology currently available, results have been extraordinary and are evident in as little as 30 days.”
Stats on women & hair loss:
*25% of women have noticeably thinning hair
*95% of female hair loss results from hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy, menopause)
*During menopause, 4 out of 10 women suffer from thinning hair
*More than 50% of women 65+ have reported thinning hair
*According to the National Institutes of Health, 29% of women suffering from hair loss reported two or more symptoms of depression
*21 million American women currently suffer from some form of alopecia (hair loss)
*12% of women with hair loss pursue restoration treatment, as compared with 20% of male alopecia sufferers
*80% of women experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60