Chemotherapy Wigs – Recover with Confidence
With recent advances in technology, women now have a variety of choices to help make themselves look and feel better during treatment about their hair loss.
Natural Image Hair Group introduces “Recover with Confidence,” a beautiful, new service dedicated to helping women who are experiencing medically induced hair loss due to their chemotherapy or radiation treatments. This service is very special to us – and we are passionate about providing a safe, private, comfortable environment with caring and knowledgeable professionals along with a quality product.
We understand that fighting cancer requires the treatment of the body, mind and soul. Hair loss can change a woman’s sense of identity, that is how we “see ourselves” and how we relate to others – this in turn affects our quality of life.
“Dealing with hair loss is a devastating side effect of many cancer treatments. Women must not only cope with their cancer diagnosis but also with significant changes in their body image and appearance. Having this service available to our oncology patients has given hope, inspiration and the ability for our patients to face life again with renewed confidence and courage.”
Marilyn R. Gemme, R.N., M.S.
Director of Oncology Services
OSF Center for Cancer Care
There are several options for women dealing with medically related hair loss. You may choose to cover your head with a turban, scarf or hat. Or for personal or professional reasons, you may choose to replace your hair either with a medical grade wig or with a prosthetic hair system in order to maintain your normal appearance during and after treatment.
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.
We strongly urge 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 hair color and style naturally and beautifully.
Medical Hair Loss FAQ
Will my insurance cover the cost of a medical wig or hair loss prosthesis?
- Many insurance companies will cover a percentage of the expense. It depends upon your health insurance policy. A medical wig requires a doctor’s prescription. Each individual case is different. For that reason, we encourage you to contact us and make an appointment for a consultation so we can evaluate your insurance coverage and assist you with the claims process.
Are these women’s medical wigs uncomfortable?
- Not all wigs are created equal. If you choose to replace your hair, you’ll be happy to know that hot, itchy, fake looking wigs are a thing of the past. The latest technologies have made both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs appear highly realistic because they can be fitted to the shape of your head. Medical grade wigs and hair prosthesis units are lightweight and extremely comfortable. They are also made in such a way so as not to irritate a sensitive scalp with little or no naturally growing hair.
How long before my hair grows back?
- In almost all cases, once chemotherapy has ended, your hair will generally regain strength and completely grow back within six months to one year. Therefore, most women continue to wear a wig or hair prosthesis for several months after their chemotherapy treatments have ended.
Medical Hair Loss. Get Answers to Your Questions.
If you or someone you know is suffering from alopecia, hair loss, balding or undergoing a medical procedure causing hair loss in the Nassau & Suffolk County area, then Natural Image in Garden City, NY has the state of the art, personally customized solution for you!
For a completely natural, totally undetectable look, come in and see for yourself. Any style, any color, any look. After all, seeing truly is believing!