Losing Your Locks
Special Report: Losing Your Locks
"It's a shock for women to all of the sudden see hair in the drain, and start seeing more and more hair coming out," Nicole Walsh said.
But one in four women are seeing that happen.
"We've seen that stress in the workplace, at home, being multi-taskers, trying to be superwomen is causing numerous amounts of stress on our clients," Walsh said.
Julie Perron of Peterborough, New Hampshire knows all too well that stress can have that effect.
"And then on top of everything that was happening I noticed my hair was falling out," Perron said.
She's been coping with hair loss for years because of it.
"It doesn't just affect your confidence and your professional life, it affects your relationships," Perron said.
So Perron came to PK Walsh in Needham for help.
"We provide hair solutions for women with fine or thin hair, or in the early stages of hair loss," Walsh said.
Julie has laser light hair rejuvenation therapy once a week at PK Walsh.
"Which stimulates the red blood cells in the scalp, the diameter of the hair swells and the hair appears to be thicker and fuller," Walsh said. "It also maintains the hair that you have so we can prevent any more hair loss."
The treatments run about $1,500 for 3 months. Julie also wears a hair addition which can run from $900-$2100 depending on the individual's need.
"We also do hair extensions which can add some volume and thickness to the hair," Walsh said.
And thanks to improving technology, the hair treatments are virtually undetectable.
"Hair additions used to be really bulky and you wouldn't be able to get really good human hair," Walsh said.
Nicole completely understands what her patients are dealing with.
"I'm one of the under the 40 that has high stress from work," Walsh said.
Because those solutions also work for her.
"I actually had very good results from the laser, I actually have bangs again and it filled in some of my hair lines that was starting to get a little fine," Walsh said.
So if you are losing your locks…
"Don't be embarrassed because you're not alone," Walsh said. "Treatment can change your life."
"I probably wouldn't be as successful because I wouldn't have had that level of confidence that I do now," Perron said.
Results can be seen from the laser light rejuvenation therapy in about three to four weeks.(Copyright © 2005 Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)