June 2017- Regina
Martine has changed my life for the better! I was losing my hair at the age of 21 and did not know what to do. I had used Rogaine for the longest time, yet I did not see any results. About one year and a half ago I found Martine Langsam during a frantic internet search for help. I am so extremely glad that I started treatment with her! Her amazing equipment showed me how inflamed my scalp was and really helped her thoroughly evaluate what I needed to do in order to fix the problem! She introduced me to amazing hair products, ranging from shampoos to gels and vitamins. She taught me how to properly shampoo my hair. She provided great pamphlets about nutrition and hormones. I have a routine that I live by for improving scalp health and the results I am seeing are astonishing! During every consultation, Martine takes pictures of my scalp; when we compare recent images to the images from when I started treatment, I feel like crying tears of immense joy! My diffuse “bald spot” has decreased to the size of a nickel. Treatment with her is beyond worth it! My hair is growing back and it is healthier than ever; and it is all thanks to Martine!
March 2017- Melissa
In September 2015 I experienced emotional trauma that had been building for 7-years. This emotional trauma hit at the worst time: peri-menopause. To make things even worse, several high-end hair-stylists gave me the worst kind of haircut for my hair: TYPE 1A, straight/fine texture. They used thinning techniques and exaggerated elevation layering. Not only was my already delicate mane of hair sheathed —but I was ‘balded’ by a stylist who used a new technique meant for much thicker, coarse hair. Once the hair was taken, that’s when everything compounded: the past 7-year emotional stress building up and coming to a head, the distress of paying good money to egotistical hard-headed stylists and having my hair scalped, then came the menopausal shedding. It was a triple-header and my hair-loss was absolutely devastating. Then, when I began stressing about my hair-loss … the situation exacerbated.
I’d recently started taking spironolactone for menopausal acne and noticed less shedding. I asked my dermatologist if there was anything more I could do but she was disinterested in treating the condition, only to say … that’s just part of the aging process. I went to my gynecologist and she refused to order blood-labs to see if I was deficient in anything, explaining that the (in-part caused by) menopausal hair-loss was not related to gynecology … even though she wanted to start me on hormonal therapy for menopause and all of its surrounding conditions —except for hair-loss. Both doctors told me to take Biotin and called it a day. I had already been taking everything imaginable: biotin, hair/skin/nails, borage oil, you name it, I was taking it but to no avail.
I began to internet research. It seemed that the only option for me would be to join a ‘hair-club’ and pay an exorbitant amount of money in the process. It’s during my research that I came across a hair+medical professional I’d never heard of before: a ‘trichologist’ —I searched around for one near me in Southern California but their price menu capitalized on hair-loss disorder. My dilemma was spiraling, treatment was out of reach and reserved only for those with a hefty bank-account. Then I found Martine Langsam. Her website is extremely informative and provided so much information that I knew I’d reached the right person. Luckily, I travel up north once a month and happen to stay in the same city where Martine operates her business. I contacted Martine for help and she responded straight-away. We spoke, and it’s during this first conversation that I understood the greater depth of knowledgeable Martine possesses about hair-loss. Not only was I confident to schedule an appointment, but she fairly prices her service menu —she makes it realistically cost-affordable and I had time to create a budget.
I went to the consultation and was greeted by someone who holds compassion for her clients. Martine examined my scalp with her scope and diagnosed my condition then prescribed a detailed regime consisting of: Minoxidil, Hair Fact, and a laser-cap. Martine explained what each treatment does —you shed a bit, it stops, then the hair re-grows. During this time, the process of starting treatment can be very discouraging. Each new process that is introduced causes more shedding, and it makes you want to give-up or you don’t think it is working and so you simply quit. When this happened, just as Martine explained and prepared me for, I reached out and received support … and Martine was right there! Not only was she professionally supportive and encouraging with the science behind the treatment and reaction, she grounded my spirit and reinforced that this is part of the process, endure it, keep going and within a set amount of time, the shedding would cease.
Martine assured me each time I contacted her. And, yes, although it was a very difficult time to endure, she made it bearable with her guidance, support and expertise. Without a doubt, this has been a very rough and tough 4-month struggle. But I’m very glad to say that by barely going into the third month is when I could feel and see a remarkable improved difference in my hair! Not only is my hair growing back … but it has stopped excessively shedding. My hair feels weighted, malleable and very healthy to the touch. I used to run my hand through the underneath of my hair and gobs of strands would come out each time. I could literally feel hair strands falling off my head … so much so that I soon used a lint brush everywhere, all the time. Now, I have tons of regrowth —those strands of hair that stick up and look like daddy long legs spider legs at the top of the head. My scalp and the follicles are being stimulated and my body is responding to the treatment! I’m stressing less and my body seems to be acclimating to menopause. My confidence has improved and I am thankful for Martine beyond the words I write. A special note to any other women who are experiencing hair-loss and feel helpless —do not give up hope, and contact Martine for her services and treatment. She is a wonderful person and a stellar professional.