Understanding Hair Loss


Health and beauty are very important parts of our everyday life, and with the endless amounts of books, magazines and videos to show us how to stay fit we have no trouble doing so. But what do we do when we notice a change in our hair? What do we do when we experience thinning and loss in our hair?  Understanding the changes and knowing the solutions are two important ways you can gain control of your hair thinning and loss. 

Thinning and loss can occur for two main reasons: medical related hair loss and hereditary hair thinning and loss. When going through medical treatments or procedures you may experience side effects including hair thinning or loss. Cancer patients, alopecia, trichotillomania and burn victims typically see medically related hair thinning and loss. Hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss. It is not really a disease, but a natural condition caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process. Many men and women will notice hair loss or hair thinning as they age. Factors like stress, diet, exercise, and changes in hormones and DHT are also know to be contributing factors. 

Knowing the potential cause of hair thinning and loss, the next question would be: what can I do to treat it? Many explore the solution starting with a medical professional. A medical professional can guide you through the different tests and ask the right medically related questions. Hair restoration specialists are another source of information and knowledge on the subject of hair thinning and loss. With the correct training and knowledge a hair restoration specialist can assess the condition of the scalp and hair and recommend possible treatments or products for the client.

 

Hair Restoration Services

We encourage you to set up a private consultation where your needs can be assessed, the available options to you explained, and the many questions you might have answered. These are not complicated decisions. We have enjoyed a wealth of experience treating hair loss. If hair loss has been painful to you - let us help you put it in the past. 

Three vital functions hair restoration provides:

1. The natural look - This is the real you. Regardless of when you lost your hair, you can have it all back. With our plan you experience growing phases. For example, your first hair system is slightly thicker than your present appearance.  After a few months, you move into Phase Two where more hair is added. Phase Three comes later with a full head of hair. Family and friends will comment on the remarkable way your hair has been growing back.

2. Total security - Natural hair replacement blended so perfectly with your own hair it looks natural, regardless of your activities.  There is no opportunity for the people you meet to see you as anything but what you are, a younger looking, younger appearing person than you were. You now have healthy, natural hair.

3. Carefree comfort - Best of all, there is no pain or trauma in our stylist developing the natural look you've been anxious to win back. Nothing hurts, nothing pulls, nothing irritates your skin or chafes or burns. You'll have complete comfort and enjoyment - along with bold good looks.

 

Extensions

While extensions are known for their glamorous side in Hollywood they also are a great hair restoration solution. For those with naturally fine or thinning hair it is a wonderful alternative to other forms of hair restoration. Wearers of hair extensions typically don't need full coverage, therefore they are able to wear hair extensions and gain the coverage needed to satisfy their thinning or loss needs.  It is the perfect choice for those who want to add length, fullness, or texture to their growing hair, or who have up to 20% hair loss and want to replace it.

Using the highest quality human hair, we employ safe and successful extension applications methods that include strand-by-strand and lineal bonding, individual hand-tied wefts that bond to growing hair without causing damage. Extensions last from about 9 months to 1 year with monthly maintenance at the salon, and can be removed and replaced without risk or harm to the hair.

Before Hair Extensions

After Hair Extensions

Integration

For those who have Grade 2 hair loss, an integration system can be combined with their own growing hair to fill in areas of need. Highly effective as a remedy for pattern baldness, an integration system can be adapted for everyday use or extended wear, depending on its attachment. Lasts from 9 months to 1 year, with monthly salon maintenance.

Before Hair Integration

After Hair Integration

Duplication

Those who have a Grade 3 loss of their hair can regain the appearance of full, healthy-looking hair through duplication. These systems look completely natural, using an ultra-thin, skin-like, breathable polymer combined with the finest silk nylon to hold hair securely and give it the appearance of flowing naturally from the scalp. Designed to be worn 24 hours a day, duplication systems require monthly maintenance.

Before Hair Duplication

After Hair Duplication

Full Head Prosthesis (Wig)

Designed for those with Grade 4 hair loss usually resulting from medical treatments or health issues, our cranial prosthesis designs are available in a range of materials and prices to suit individual needs. All designs are handmade from the finest materials and are custom-fitted and finished to ensure complete comfort and satisfaction.

Before Full Head Prosthesis (Wig)

After Full Head Prosthesis (Wig)

 
 

COMPONENTS OF RESTORING HAIR

Hair
Changing Times Hair Designs creates hair systems using only 100% human hair of the highest quality. Our hair is hand selected and carefully processed to ensure superior color and texture, and the healthiest body and shine.

Texture and Wave
Hair used in Beautiful Hair systems comes in 10 textures and waves to enhance or blend naturally with our client's finished look. Our range of textures enables us to match any type of growing hair, from European to ethnic.

Color
Beautiful, naturally growing hair is a blend of 5-7 colors ranging from lowlights to highlights. In addition to the natural tendency of the front hairline to be lighter than the darker nape, our blending techniques give us the ability to enhance even naturally growing hair with more color.

Design
Every person is unique. We create each design to reflect the client's own preferences and needs, using only the best materials in a combination that faithfully simulates the appearance of natural, growing hair. Our template and molding techniques give each design a seamless fit, ensuring complete security and comfort. With these elements in place, the stylist is able to cut and frame the most flattering look for each person's facial shape.

 
 

ATTACHMENT METHODS

Daily Wear
We use tape or clips to secure hair additions to scalp or growing hair; this allows for daily removal.

Extended Wear
We attach hair or hair additions to the growing hair or scalp. This system is worn/lived in for 4-8 weeks, depending on our client's hair and scalp condition. The system is then removed and reattached by a salon professional.