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20 Regional Men, Women Vie for Free Hair Restoration Surgery, Rejuvenation Package, Job Search Help – Survey Finds Majority Would Rather Have More Hair Than Money

Cranston, Rhode Island – Dr. Robert Leonard, Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates today announced that in honor of the practice’s 20th anniversary and his 50th birthday, he will hold a contest for unemployed residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts to help improve their physical appearance and employment status this summer.

Beginning June 15, unemployed RI and MA residents will be eligible to win a first prize package of free hair restoration surgery and Botox or facial filler – or a runner-up package of six months of free low level laser light therapy (to stabilize hair loss progression and promote re-growth) and Botox or facial filler – services valued at over $10K. Dr. Leonard will select 20 finalists – all of whom will be profiled publicly as a means of aiding their employment search. The public will then vote to help narrow the selection to two winners.

According to a new online survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), 59.8 percent of people who were asked whether they would rather have more hair, money or friends, chose more hair. An estimated 80 million American men and women suffer from male or female pattern hair loss.

“We’re halfway through 2009, and the current difficult economic climate has created a very challenging job market for Americans of all ages,” said Dr. Leonard. “Unemployment rates are on the rise, and history has shown that positions are often offered to candidates who appear younger, healthier and more energetic. First impressions are everything, and it’s never been so important to ensure that physical appearance doesn’t detract from a person’s strong credentials and ability to compete, rejoin the workforce, and regain a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.”

From June 15 to July 15, contestants can go to the Leonard Hair Transplant Associates microsite www.youdeservehair.com. to submit a photo and statement (100 words or less) of why they deserve to win a prize. Between July 15 and July 31, a total of 20 contest finalists will be profiled on www.youdeservehair.com. – highlighting their jobs skills as a way to help increase their visibility and competitive edge. During that time, the public will be allowed to vote for the contestant they feel is most deserving. The winner and runner up will be announced the second week of August.

“Even in this terrible economy, men and women are concerned about their appearance and battling low self confidence every day,” added Dr. Leonard. “For a job seeker, looking and feeling better – whether through hair restoration or helpful non-surgical treatments – can make all the difference.”

For more information about the contest, contact Leonard Hair Transplant Associates at 1-800-543-0660, or visit the contest website at www.youdeservehair.com.

About Dr. Leonard
Dr. Robert Leonard has specialized in treating men and women with hair loss for over 22 years. He is Past President and serves on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. His offices are in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, where he treats New Englanders as well as patients from throughout the United States and the world. Dr. Leonard is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He lectures around the world and has appeared as an expert on female and male pattern hair loss and their current treatments, including hair transplant surgery, medical intervention, laser therapy, and ethics. He has been featured on television, on radio, and in print media across the world. Patients are available to speak on their personal experiences with Dr. Leonard.