From Karen

Our one-on-one consultations are complimentary and designed to meet your individual needs. We customize treatments and optimize for best results.

I have always been committed to excellence in aesthetic medicine. We offer the latest or most advanced treatments.

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Dr. Karen Soika


Hair solutions

Everyone is born with a fixed number of hair follicles, and they produce (or, in the case of increasing baldness, cease to produce) hair for the rest of one’s life. There are a number of factors that can contribute to baldness. In a majority of cases, going bald is due to genetics.

Other causes include:

  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Aging

Over the past decade or so, shaving one’s head is an attractive option. It may be a decision based purely on an aesthetic choice, or it may be a method to avoid dealing with consistently problem hair, “bad hair days” or advancing baldness. Whatever the reason, a shaved head is not the style for everyone, and many people would opt for having a full, natural-looking, thick head of hair.

Hair solutions

The difference between male and female pattern baldness

Most people think of baldness as a problem for men. However, it is a problem for many women as well. In fact, by the age of 50 (and usually after menopause), approximately 40 percent of women show signs of hair loss; it just manifests differently in pattern.

Male pattern baldness usually starts with a receding hairline at the front and gradually progresses to a bald patch on top of the head.

With women, however, shedding hair is not constant or gradual. It can be accelerated for 3 to 6 months, then remain fairly stable for 6 to 18 months. Also, the hair loss does not usually start at the front hairline and then move backwards over the scalp; rather, it starts more in the central area of the top of the head, possibly along a part line, and widens, down toward the temples.

To learn more about Hair solutions or to schedule a consultation by Dr. Karen Soika, please contact us at 203-489-3908 or click here.

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The Cosmetic Medic
45 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich
CT 06830, USA

Phone: 203-489-3908