Wigs and Extensions for Medial Hair Loss
Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Medical hair loss can be devastating not only having to deal with the serious illness that is causing you to lose your hair but the self image and self esteem issues that go along with it. It is just one more thing that you have to deal with. Sometimes you may have to face the reality that nothing can keep you from losing your hair when dealing this type of health challenge.
In addition to diseases of the scalp, you may lose hair as a result of things such as cancer treatments or even a side effect of medications such as those used to treat high blood pressure. The hair loss may or may not be reversible. Since there may be no medical way to stop this type of hair loss and it may be temporary due to the medical condition or treatment alternatives using accessory hair can provide relief from the emotional and mental strain that medical related hair loss can cause.
You may benefit from using hair extensions for areas of thinning hair or areas of hair loss in areas when hair is still growing and viable. The extensions are usually braided or in some cases glued into place when the scalp is completely bald to give the hair body and fullness as well as covering up any spots where hair may have thinned too much. It is very important that glues be used precisely according to the manufacturers’ directions by a trained professional; otherwise, the glue can cause the hair loss to worsen and become permanent.
You may also find wigs that are designed to cover wide spread hair loss or when complete hair loss has occurred and there is no way that hair extensions can actually be used. Wigs cover the entire head and provide a complete cover for any type of hair loss on the scalp.
There are a number of different ways you can obtain wigs and hair extensions when you are experiencing medical related hair loss. This is especially true for individuals with alopecia totalis, a version of alopecia areata that is associated with loss of all of the hair on the scalp instead of smaller round patches. If you are going through chemotherapy there are a number of organizations, which can provide you with these services and supplies for a reduced rate or even for free if you have no other resources available.
Using a hair prosthesis can provide you with welcome relief while suffering from severe medical hair loss. In addition to national organizations, which can provide you with the hair, extensions and wigs that you need there are also local shops, organizations and foundations that might provide you with assistance.
A number of individuals who have been blessed with very long hair have had their hair cut short and donated hair for usage in the manufacture of human wigs. Medical hair loss does not have to create issues with your self image or self esteem. There are plenty of options to provide you with the hair extensions and the wigs that you need to help you deal with one less worry while you are working on resolving your medical conditions.
You can readily find finding a great deal help and information on ways that you can obtain wigs and hair extensions no matter what your budget or income. When you are facing a medical condition that involves hair loss consider all the options open to you.
It is a well known fact that people who feel good about themselves have a better chance of recovery and a better chance at keeping sprits high. This is why you should consider hair extensions or wigs to provide relief for severe medically related hair loss. You can get the extra boost you need to feel good about yourself and help you on the way to a speedy recover.
Again, it is important to seek out a qualified professional who can carry out these procedures without injuring the scalp and causing permanent baldness.
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