Chemotherapy and Hair Loss!
You are not alone!
Most women experience hair loss (alopecia) while undergoing chemotherapy.
With recent advances in technology, women now have a varienty of choices to help make themselves look and feel better during treatment.
One of the most important decisions about your hair restration process is making sure that you are informed of all the different viable options.
We care for your cause and needs. Our purpose is to make you worry free about the things that are in your control
As one client, going through Chemo put it! (Quote) “Recently I discovered that it’s still worth dreaming, and magical moments happen daily, it all depends on your attitude.”
Visit us before your hair loss begins
Most women do not experience hair loss until after their second chemotherapy treatment, but some will start to lose their hair as soon as seven days after the first treatment. Hair loss occurs because hair follicles are weakened by chemotherapy, causing hair to fall out at a much faster rate than normal. Some women also los their eyelashes and eyebrows during chemotherapy.
We strongly recommend you visit us before you begin your chemotherapy treatment so that our professional stylist can become familiar with your present hairstyle and color. We also recommend that a hair sample of your hair be taken for future reference. Our goal is to recreate your natural hairstyle.
Cutting your hair short before you start chemotherapy will make losing your hair less traumatic and will help in your transition back to your natural growing hair. Once the treatment is over.
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Questions & Answers
Will my insurance cover my hair restoration?
Many insurance companies will cover a percentage of the expense. You would require a prescription from your physician to submit to your insurance company. The prescription should be written for a cranial prosthisis. Each claim is unique and will be discussed at the point of consultation. You will submit your prescription and your reciept to your insurance company.
Are wigs comfortable?
Not all wigs are created equal. Your new hair is designed for comfort, versatility and style in mind, designed with exceptional detail, tailored to provide a beautiful natural look. Our professionals are certified and trained to consult and deliver the highest standard in hair restoration.
How long before my hair grows back?
In almost all cases, once chemotherapy has ended, your hair is expected to regain strength and completely grow within 6 to 12 months. Therefore, most women continue to wear wigs for the several months after chemotherapy has ended. When your hair initially begins to grow again, it may have a different texture or color. The variations in texture and color are usually not permanent.
The following illustrations are a sequence of photos of a very dear friend with medically related hair Loss. She allowed me to show these photos to help others who may have a similar situation and see how one can look with a hand tied custom fitted human hair wig which was done for her. This particular wig/ Prosthesis I’s a high quality product and has an estimated cost between $2200.00 and $2800.00. Of course there are much less expensive alternatives available as well, starting at around $450.00 and up.
This is how my model in this situation looked when she came to me for her hair restoration because of hair loss due to chemotherapy. In the second photo you will see how she looked after the actual application of the wig, before it was cut and styled.
A Quote from this client, saying “No matter where I go, friends ask me when am I going to lose my hair!”
The oncology department where I recieve my treatment cannot believe how natural looking my hair is.