Chemotherapy Hair Loss
Going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer is difficult enough without the additional side effect of hair loss. To help women dealing with hair loss due to chemotherapy, Capilia has designed a comprehensive Comfort Program to provide you with support before during and after in a sensitive and caring manner.
Hair loss can be partial or complete and typically starts within a couple of weeks of treatment. Fortunately, the hair loss will be temporary and your hair will grow back after treatments are completed.
Our experienced staff will ensure your privacy and provide individualized attention throughout the stages of hair loss. We’ll provide the following:
- We will work closely with you to create a comfortable and natural looking hair prosthesis. The prosthesis can be made with either human hair or synthetic hair. The piece will be fitted for you and cut and styled to your liking. We’ll also provide maintenance as needed.
- To prepare for hair loss, we will provide a transitional haircut. Cutting you hair short will help you prepare for losing your hair and provide you with a sense of control.
- Salon treatments with the goal of reducing scalp irritation and preparing for health hair regrowth. Three (3) salon treatments are included.
- We will supply a home hair kit so that you can properly maintain your prosthesis and scalp.
Ordering Your Wig / Hair Prosthetic
One of the first steps you should take is ordering your wig. Before you begin medical treatments, we recommend you make an appointment with one of our staff to begin the process of selecting the type, color and style that will match your existing hair.
Some insurance companies cover the cost of a hair prosthesis. We recommend that you contact your insurance company ahead of time to determine if coverage is included in your insurance and what paperwork is required.