I went for about a year or more with steroid injections. I started with pencil eraser sized patches October 2012. I went to the Director of the Skin Care of Color consortium Doctor Francis Alexis at 114Th St. Lenox Hill Hospital / Clinic. My alopecia areata became worse with larger half dollar sized patches. I found Dr. Alexis prescribed me medications that were discontinued or unavailable. He was heavy handed with the injections causing alot of pain. I then went to Dr. Mann on 61 Street. My alopecia areata became wild on the left side a palm sized patch on the right side a patch the size of my hand. My Alopecia was spreading in the rear of my scalp again no medications topical or vitamins or oils or anything I spent hundreds of dollars trying to stop the spread of my baldness. I was depressed and very very upset. I no longer felt like a woman or a human being.
I felt so badly about who I was - I think I was close to giving up entirely. I found many companies offering products that was meant for animal fur or horses. I saw many many companies and people ready to take advantage of me and people like me with a disorder that makes people especially women feel horrible.
I was on YouTube looking at knitting tutorials when I saw the Kickstarter commercial bragging about the FDA approval of the THERADOME. I was so distraught and in so much distress and pain, when I e-mailed Jenae Frick and Dr. Hamid they were so supportive and wonderful. As of this date I've done 69 treatments since January 13, 2014.
After 4 months of Theradome usage (69 treatments)
FOUR MONTHS AFTER MY THERADOME TREATMENTS FROM JANUARY 13, 2014 TO APRIL 29, 2014 TREATMENTS SO FAR AS OF TODAY 69 TREATMENTS INCLUDING TODAY - MY HAIR GROWTH -- APPROXIMATELY 4X FASTER THAN A YEAR OF INJECTIONS. SEE BELOW: MY DERMATOLOGIST SAID SHE WAS AMAZED I HAVE A THIRD (3RD) DOCTOR MERYL JORGE (CHANGED DR'S 3X) SHE SAID IT WAS OKAY TO DYE MY HAIR IT'S A VERY DEEP MAROON / DEEP RED. THANK GOD FOR DOCTOR TAMIN HAMID AND JENAE FRICK THANK GOD FOR THERADOME.