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Everything You Need To Know About Hair Replacement

Baldness and thinning hair is a common problem that affects both men and women. While there are many treatments available, hair replacement is one of the most effective methods. Here's what you need to know. 

What causes hair loss?

There can be many different causes of hair loss, including:

  • Hormones. Hormonal changes can cause hair loss. This includes changes that occur during pregnancy and after menopause as well as conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which can cause an imbalance of hormones.
  • Nutritional deficiencies. A lack of protein or iron in the diet can lead to hair loss.
  • Autoimmune diseases. Alopecia areata, commonly referred to as just alopecia, is an autoimmune condition. It is known to cause hair loss not just on the head, but on the entire body.
  • Thyroid problems. An overactive or underactive thyroid gland can cause hair loss.
  • Medications and supplements. Certain medications, such as those used to treat cancer and arthritis, can cause hair loss. Supplements such as beta-carotene and vitamin A can also lead to hair loss.
  • Genetics. Hereditary hair loss affects both men and women.
  • Stress. Emotional or physical stress can cause hair loss.

How is hair loss treated?

The treatment for hair loss will depend on the underlying cause.

What is hair replacement?

Hair replacement is a type of treatment that involves replacing lost hair with artificial hair. This can be done through various methods, such as wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions. Hair replacement is often used as a treatment for hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, or other medical conditions. It can also be used to improve the appearance of thinning hair.

What are the different types of hair replacement?

There are three main types of hair replacement: wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions.

Wigs are artificial pieces of hair that can be worn on the head. They are available in a variety of styles, colors, and textures. Hairpieces are artificial pieces of hair that can be attached to your natural hair. They are usually less expensive than wigs and can be more natural-looking. Hair extensions are artificial pieces of hair that are attached to the natural hair to add length and fullness.

What are the benefits of hair replacement?

Hair replacement can have many benefits, including:

  • Appearance. Hair replacement can improve the appearance of thinning hair.
  • Confidence. Men and women with hair loss can be self-conscious. Hair replacement restores lost confidence.
  • Natural-looking. Hair replacement provides a natural-looking solution to thinning hair.

Hair replacement makes it easier to manage hair loss.

If you have hair loss or thinning hair, talk to hair replacement doctors, such as Drs. Berry, Tessler & Aronovitz, today about your options.