We often think of our hair as simply a nice cosmetic asset, but there’s actually a reason why we have hair: to protect our skin. That is why, if we lose our hair, it’s best to replace it or cover the area.
Whether you prefer to have complete hair replacement surgery or to use a less-invasive route, a hair doctor can help you find the ideal solution for you. Let’s talk about some of the options in hair replacement when dealing with various medical conditions, and where you can go in the Kansas City area for outstanding treatment for your hair loss.
Hair Replacement for Chemotherapy Patients
Cancer treatments can cause adverse reactions. In particular, chemotherapy is well-known to cause hair loss, and the reason this occurs is that the chemo attacks fast-growing cells like cancer cells – and hair cells. The resulting follicle death can result in balding.
Patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy or radiation treatment can benefit from hair replacement. Although surgery imposes certain risks and may not be possible for patients with cancer, your hair loss doctor will explain the viable non-surgical hair replacement methods.
Patients who have received chemotherapy and radiation treatment can increase their scalp protection through hair replacement. Just because you’ve had cancer doesn’t mean you cannot get it again, such as skin cancer, so keep the skin on your scalp covered as much as possible.
Nonsurgical Hair Replacement After Pregnancy
Childbirth usually causes the woman’s hair to suddenly seem like it’s falling out quite a bit, but what is actually happening is that it is moving from the resting phase (telogen phase) to the natural shedding phase (catagen phase). A woman’s hair tends to shed much, much less during pregnancy, so after birth the body wants to shed a lot of hair.
Because post-partum depression can have devastating effects, it is in your best interest to address this natural hair loss with a temporary solution that makes you love how you look in the mirror. Don’t worry – your hair will grow back, but it will take a while. Your hair doctor can fix it in the meantime.
Hair Loss Doctor in Kansas City, MO
Hair replacement systems are customizable and can work for everyone. Even if you have hair loss from chemotherapy, pregnancy, or other factors, you can have a hair replacement that makes you enjoy how you look.
Our medical team at Darling Hair Restoration knows that every patient is different, with different expectations, different levels of tolerance regarding treatment, and different reasons behind the hair loss. We have many years of successful experience in restoring the hair of both men and women.
Our hair loss doctor, Dr. Scott Darling, is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He also regularly performs noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments such as laser-cap hair growth and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darling here at Darling Hair Restoration, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (816) 792-3400 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you achieve natural-looking and healthy-looking hair once again!