By Jessica Parsons
Phoenix Woman: What's your background in the hair loss industry?
Lisa Zimmerman, president of National Hair Centers: My father started National Hair Centers in 1975 and I joined him in the business shortly thereafter. I've seen the business grow from a four employee, three-room studio with a predominately male clientele, to the largest hair loss center in the world with over 35 employees. Now, the majority of our new clients are women.
PW: How prevalent is hair loss among women?
LZ: It is one of the most under-reported, under-serviced medical conditions in the United States. An estimated 40 percent of women will lose some hair before the age of 40. It can be devastating. Many women hide the condition with hats, bandanas and uncomfortable wigs because they don't realize there are other options available to them.
PW: What options do women have and are there new products or procedures available?
LZ: For qualified candidates, hair transplants may be the answer. We also offer hair re-growth products. For chemotherapy patients we offer cranial prostheses that look, act and feel like their own hair. These are just a few of the options.
We also offer a new three-step laser hair therapy program. This includes an FDA-cleared technology that stops hair loss and can help regrow hair. Another popular option is Virtusse, a non-surgical solution created for Hollywood actresses that is virtually undetectable.
PW: If a woman is experiencing hair loss, how can you help her?
LZ: First, we offer all the most popular solutions under one roof. Being in this business for over 30 years, I've seen lives completely transformed by the services we offer.
Secondly, as a woman and president of National Hair Centers, I think it is important we focus on not only the physical but the emotional needs of our clients. Our clients tell me that this is one of the main things that set us apart from everyone else. It's a great feeling knowing we've helped thousands of women.
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