CHEMOTHERAPY & CRANIAL RADIOTHERAPY

Often a necessity in cancer treatments, chemotherapy and cranial radiotherapy reduce or stop cellular activity at the follicular level and in sebaceous glands. Hair will fall within days of starting the treatment. The scalp may become sensitive, irritated and dry during treatments. When these are over, hair will regrow. The hair cycle will start again, but the hair is still fragile and more at risk of being damaged by processes such as dyeing, perms and some hair care products. The amount of hair loss and the rate of regrowth are different for each individual. Every patient and cancer therapy treatment will vary.

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Recover with Confidence

You have enough things on your mind.
Your hair loss shouldn’t be one of them.

Medical hair loss is caused by medical treatments such as chemotherapy and medical conditions such as alopecia. In most cases of chemotherapy treatments, hair loss is a temporary condition that will be reversed once treatments stop. However, it remains very disheartening to the woman who experiences hair loss. These women seek effective solutions to maintain their self‑confidence, self-esteem and image.

We know!

We specialize in helping women dealing will all types of medically induced hair loss. We are keenly aware and sympathetic to all the challenges you are currently facing. We are here to help you!

While chemotherapy treatments may cause a range of side effects that can be very difficult physically, none can be more psychologically and emotionally debilitating than the loss of your hair. We will be happy to offer you some professional advice and literature on how you will be able to minimize the effect of hair loss. We will help to boost your self-esteem and confidence, while on your way to recovery.

A wig is not just a wig!

A wig is not just a wig when it comes to any woman dealing with medical hair loss. It is not being worn for reasons of fashion and fun, like many of the varieties seen in wig shops. We understand that this is not done on a whim and certainly not something that you plan to wear for only a few hours while out on the town.

For women with medical hair loss, a wig serves as the perfect solution to replace your hair as authentically as possible as well as to restore your self-confidence. You should feel comfortable about wearing a wig. It should look and fit well enough, so that you will hardly notice it. Not only should you feel good about wearing your wig, you will always want to look your best. That is why there are so many important considerations that you should take into account when selecting a suitable professional wig, including fit, comfortability, fashion and your total image.

Fit and feel.

The fit of your wig will always be vitally important, for reasons of comfort and security. That is why custom fitting your wig by a certified “Recover with Confidence” professional will produce your most desirable results.

The cap of the wig is in direct contact with your scalp and must precisely conform to your scalp to ensure a snug fit. This will prevent the wig from potentially shifting on your head throughout your busy day. This will also make it secure for you and your lifestyle, to fashionably wear it in most any circumstance.

The feel of your wig will also be critically important. Hair loss, as a result of chemotherapy, other medical treatments and conditions may leave your scalp quite tender and sensitive. As your hair begins to grow back, the scalp can also become itchy. Therefore, it is advisable to select a wig that is created from only the most soft, silky, natural looking and lightweight materials. This is why it is so important for us to offer wigs to our medical hair loss patients that will conform to these important specifications.

Appearance.

In our experience, most women want to keep their hair loss their secret and a very private matter. If that’s the case, you will want to select a hairstyle and haircolor shade that will closely match your hair the way it looked before you began your treatments. This way, we will help by having your wig ready for you when you need it.

With privacy in mind, it will be very helpful to bring recent photographs of yourself when selecting your hair replacement. You may want to cut off a small lock of your own hair before you lose it so your hair replacement specialist will be able to precisely match your haircolor and texture. Your certified specialist can also do this for you prior to your treatments.

Two of the most important factors about wearing a wig are feeling comfortable in it and feeling comfortable about it. The more closely your wig matches your natural hair, the more comfortable and confident you will feel about yourself. Your Recover with Confidence specialist will be able to help you carefully select the best options and solutions that will match your personal needs, lifestyle and image.

Regarding choice.

You will have many choices when it comes to selecting a wig, including the choice of not wearing a wig at all, while also possibly using a scarf or a hat to fashionably cover your hair loss.

We are here to professionally and personally help you recover with confidence by discussing all of the many options! We know that it is all about our desire to help you and to understand what solution will be most comfortable for you. You may desire to fashionably switch between scarves, hats and wigs whenever you feel it is appropriate to do so.

In many situations, scarves and hats are not appropriate. We put a strong emphasis on the option of a custom fitted, natural looking wig, because it is desirable for most women.
How we can help.

Our business is dedicated to helping women who are experiencing medically induced hair loss. We are committed to doing our small part to help you recover with confidence! We are in the service business and we are here to help women like you. Our “Recover with Confidence” certification program is evidence of our dedication and expertise. Our professional help extends to many different areas. For example, we can assist to get your insurance to help offset the cost of your hair replacement and we will provide all the necessary paperwork.

We offer a large, beautiful selection of human hair and synthetic hair wigs. Our medical hair loss specialists will custom fit your wig and alter its design to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

We are very conscious of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to women dealing with medical hair loss. We have created carefully constructed and comfortable wig designs that will always look and feel natural.

Most importantly, we will provide you with a very private, caring and compassionate environment. We are extremely sensitive to your situation and your unique needs. You have our word that we will do everything we possibly can to help you recover with confidence.

Feel free to call us at any time to ask questions or to schedule a discreet, confidential consultation with one of our certified professionals.