Holistic Approach

Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein believes that women’s hair care can be more complex than men’s and is often overlooked. Divina Medspa in Key Biscayne aims to bridge the gap.
Words // Bianca Sproul | Photo // Edward Leal | June 26, 2024 | People

A board-certified plastic surgeon trained in Belgrade, Serbia, Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein transformed her career when she stumbled into the world of hair transplantation by sheer chance. Coincidentally, she fell in love with Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a world-renowned hair transplantation expert, and locked arms with him in generating enhanced patient care. As of Spring 2024, Dr. Kuka Epstein is a proud provider in Key Biscayne at Divina MedSpa health and wellness center. She considers her focus more holistic because she combs through details omitted from the usual procedural process such as hormones, stress, sleep and eating habits. According to her, the hormones that trigger women’s hair loss over men’s are generally more complex. She also points out that the pressures many women encounter from daily responsibilities in being a good partner, mother, businesswoman, or daughter can leave little time for self-care and stress management. Her step-by-step care includes basic lab work, hormonal and metabolic panels, gut maps, toxin overload, food sensitivities and genetic testing. By looking at hormone levels and the patient’s specific mind and environment, she engineers a holistic approach to hair ailments. She offers a unique mindset when her female patients begin to experience hair loss — it’s not an unfair, senseless consequence of age or time. “It’s a signal to explore their own health and modify their lifestyle,” she says. This approach can also be quite effective in many men who are similarly experiencing hair loss issues;