SOLUTIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN IN MARYLAND
Hair Replacement Center in Baltimore, we offer a complete
solution to women and men throughout Maryland and the
Eastern Shore who suffer due to medical hair loss related
Alopecia and chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy consists of the
administration of drugs that destroy rapidly
reproducing cancer cells. Unfortunately, while chemotherapy
drugs preferentially destroy cancer cells, the drugs also
can destroy those cells responsible for normal growth of
hair and nails. Chemotherapy drugs are poisonous to the
cells of the hair root responsible for hair shaft formation.
HOW AND WHEN DOES HAIR GROWTH OCCUR
growth may take six months to one year.
Returning hair may be different from the hair that was
lost. Due to the absence or alteration of pigment, the
hair may grow back white, gray or a different color.
Eventually, as the pigment cells return to normal, the
original color should return.
HAIR CARE TIPS FOR NEW HAIR GROWTH
twice weekly with a mild shampoo such as those intended for
dry or damaged hair.
scalp should also be thoroughly massaged to remove any
Follow shampoo with a conditioner for fine or limp hair.
high heat from blow dryers to the hair and skin.
hairstyling to a minimum due to the new hair being prone
CHEMICAL CURLING OR PERMANENT
Chemical treatment of the hair is best avoided until it is
at least three inches long. For best results, use a mild
body wave with short processing time.
Many patients cannot tolerate the permanent wave solution on
their scalp for up to one year following chemo treatment.
coloring may also be irritating to the sensitive scalp and
should be avoided until the scalp sensation returns to
to lighten the hair color should not be attempted at this
A word of
caution to parents with children undergoing chemotherapy.
The absence of hair can be used in a positive manner. It can
signal to others “handle with care.” While undergoing
chemotherapy the child has a low blood count and can be
insistence of parents, although well meaning, for a child to
wear a wig or prosthesis can signal the message “YOU’RE
NOT O.K. THE WAY YOU ARE!” A child should have all of
the options but the choice should be his or hers.
Prepared for the American Hair Loss Council by Zoe Draelos,
M.D. and Mike Mahoney, AHLC
Executive Director, and member of
TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS
At the onset of hair loss, (the very first hair fall), some
patients choose to shave the total scalp, for the following
elimination of uncontrolled hair fall and embarrassing
that total baldness is more attractive than the spotty
hair loss (especially males).
facilitates prosthetic hair security and comfort (i.e.
vacuum bases, two-way tape and other adhesives for hair
TRICHOTILLOMANIA - COMPULSIVE HAIR PULLING
Lots of people have nervous habits, but people who pull out
their hair compulsively can suffer overwhelming emotional
and even physical impact. Psychiatrists estimate that 4
million Americans have what is called trichotillomania
HAIR PROSTHESES FOR HAIR LOSS
Insurance sometimes covers a wig or
Assume you will lose all of your hair
when you begin chemo treatment. By doing so, your
advance planning will assist you considerably.
Your first hair weave or wig or hair
prosthesis should duplicate your hair as closely as
possible. Be conservative in color, length, thickness
In chemotherapy-related hair loss,
avoid the following: hair extensions, integration and
Hair Loss Alternatives
There are several treatment options available for those
experiencing medically related hair loss. Some people choose
scarves or turbans, while others prefer a hair prosthesis or
Our custom hair replacements for men, women, and children
are uniquely different from the standard hair loss wigs
readily available in department stores or mail order
If you choose to replace your hair, you'll be happy to know
that fake looking wigs are a thing of the past. New
technologies have made both human hair wigs and synthetic
wigs appear extraordinarily realistic because they can be
fitted to the shape of your head. Human hair wigs are
typically more expensive and require more maintenance.
Synthetic wigs are less expensive (although some special
models are more expensive), and are easier to style and
wash. Synthetic wigs also dry more quickly, and require less
Hair Prostheses are the latest technological advance in
replacing lost hair. They are made to meet the exact and
specific needs of the wearer. Form fitting and breathable,
the flexible fit of the hair prosthesis can be styled just
like natural hair. A high-quality prosthesis will always go
They are also designed to meet an individual's specific hair
loss needs, and to look totally natural and undetectable.
Whatever the cause, every medically-related hair loss
situation can be restored to the patient’s original hair
style and look.
EASY TO GET EXPERT ADVICE AND ANSWERS to your particular
hair loss questions and concerns.
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being self-conscious, with a full head of hair again.
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