One of the most stressful diseases a person can contract is cancer. Unfortunately, the use of chemotherapy for treatment can bring on significant hair loss and add more stress. Generally speaking, chemotherapy is a drug that is designed to kill rapidly dividing cells, which is a characteristic of cancer cells. The problem is many of our cells normally divide rapidly, including cells in the hair follicles, which ultimately causes the follicles to be destroyed. The end result is the loss of hair.
Hair loss is upsetting for both men and women during chemotherapy treatment. It is comforting to know that the hair will grow back but most patients choose to cover up hair loss during and after the treatment time period. There are many viable options in the market today. Gone are the days of the bad toupee and wigs. Both non-surgical hair replacement procedures and the use of 100% human hair wigs are giving hair loss sufferers a realistic alternative. Our chemotherapy wigs and other medical wigs are customized to you, allowing you to continue living your life without missing a step or anyone even noticing.
All procedures for both men and women are personally customized to fit each individual no matter the style, length, or color he or she desires. Cancer is a horrific disease and sadly the treatments side effects can be equally bad. If you are going through or about to go through chemotherapy treatment and you want to alleviate the stress of hair loss you are not alone.
At New Look Institute, we understand the emotional stress of losing your hair and the impact it can have on you both physically and mentally. We invite you to meet privately in a safe and caring atmosphere with a professional New Look Institute hair restoration specialist and get all of your hair replacement questions answered.
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