3D hair replacement from Italy shows promise in patients with hair loss

40 percent of women have visible hair loss by age 40

DALLAS (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Hair loss is mistakenly thought of as a male disease, but 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they reach age 40. The psychological damage can be devastating. Wigs and hair pieces offer some help, but now a new hair system from Italy is making a huge difference for some women.

Nicole Maples, 32, has female pattern baldness, which runs in her family. She started losing her hair at age 22.

“I spent countless hours researching different options, surgical options or hair transplantation,” detailed Maples.

Maples’s self-esteem cratered. She stopped dating, and then she discovered a hair system that changed her life.

The CNC system by Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories of Italy starts by mapping the head, using 3D imaging to create an exact fit. Unprocessed human hairs are individually inserted into the cap, which is fixed to the scalp with adhesive. It comes off for maintenance every couple of months.

Stefano Ospitali, CEO of Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories told Ivanhoe, “These people lose self-esteem, lose confidence, so it’s very important with our system, the CNC, to give back the life they could enjoy again.”

For Maples, the hair system made a difference. She got married, and now has a six-month-old daughter, Grace.

“Being able to have your hair, be confident in what your hair looks like when you’ve struggled with hair loss on your wedding day is really pretty incredible,” said Maples.

Maples worries Grace may experience premature hair loss too, but she knows a hair system that can make all the difference.

Cesare Ragazzi works with hair clinics worldwide including about 40 in the U.S. Maples’s hair piece cost about $3600.

Contributors to this news report include: Cyndy McGrath, Supervising Producer; Don Wall, Field Producer; Milvionne Chery, Assistant Producer; Roque Correa, Editor; Mark Montgomery, Videographer.