Women make up 40 percent of hair loss sufferers in this country. It's embarrassing and confusing, but there are things that can help.
Six months ago, Fox 29 introduced you to a woman undergoing a laser program that promised to re-grow her hair.
Since then, Loretta Stacey has come a long way in more ways than one. "You're so self conscious when you start losing your hair. It's like what am I going to do? What am I going to do? Now, it's like 'Who cares?'"
Loretta's been using the low level laser therapy for about a year now. She has an appointment twice a week at Hair Replacement Systems in Palm Beach Gardens. "You get to a point where you're not so anxious anymore, and you just start to relax," Stacey says, "It's kinda fun actually; I like it."
The company has only been doing the procedure since February of last year when it was given FDA approval. Now the president, Mario Mazza, says he has faith in the concept. "I've been in this business for 30 years," he says. "And there are a lot of products that have claimed to grow hair but have not."
Strand by strand, Stacey said she had to have patience, but in the end it paid off.