Women’s medical hair loss, baldness, or patchiness can feel overwhelming before discovering wigs for alopecia. When you have a bald spot, notice an excess clump of hair in your hair brush, or observe a patch of hair loss that is growing larger, it is very upsetting. The good news is you are not alone and there is hope! The Chrysalis Custom Hair staff works with hundreds of women with all types of alopecia and specializes in creating custom alopecia wigs that restore your self-confidence, reenforce your sense of self, and recover the natural beauty of luxurious human hair.
Chrysalis provides custom human hair wigs and the finest synthetic hair wigs for women experiencing hair loss. For more than 10 years, we have been the trusted leader for women’s wigs in Chicago. We create gorgeous custom alopecia wigs for women with temporary and permanent hair loss. When you are undergoing medical treatments, like chemotherapy, or suffering from alopecia, our team of specialists will help you find the perfect hair piece.
Genetic alopecia is called androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness. It has a genetic basis in which the hair follicles become hypersensitive to the hormone DHT or dihydrotestosterone. As the follicles become smaller, hair thins and eventually falls out. Women who suffer from pattern baldness may not always experience the typical signs of balding as men do, but will notice significant changes in volume. Patches and thinning hair are typical symptoms of this disease. This form of hair loss usually appears in the late 20’s or early 30’s and progresses with age.
The condition of involutional alopecia is related to thinning hair with an increase in age. As we get older, the volume of hair follicles is significantly reduced. Hair suffers thinning and major loss over time causing differing degrees of baldness often most noticeable in the front or crown of the head. Often a wig for alopecia can help cover the areas most affected and help boost confidence.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. The natural hair follicles are under attack by the immune system resulting in the loss of hair. Areata is the medical term for “patchy” and can happen at any time, but is often noticed in young children. There is no way of determining whether the hair will grow back. Often, the hair does grow back only to fall out again at a later date, sometimes many years later.
Common Types of Alopecia Areata:
Individuals who suffer from trichotillomania, also known as trich, impulsively and obsessively pull their hair and often have major hair loss in patches. The hair pulling disorder can be treated with medication and behavioral therapy. When symptoms are uncontrollable individuals may choose to shave their scalp and wear a head covering such as a wig or scarf in order to stop the behavior. By wearing a wig an individual who suffers from trichotillomania no longer has the ability to pull out their natural hair.
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Chrysalis Custom Hair serves the greater Chicago area including Naperville, Evanston, Rockford, Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, Downers Grove and Oak Park.
Yes! Women with alopecia can wear whatever style of wigs they like. Some styles are more comfortable for sensitive scalps, like hand-tied human hair wigs.
Yes, many medical insurances cover hair loss caused by alopecia, chemotherapy, or other medical conditions. Ask your doctor for a written prescription for a cranial prosthesis–which is the medical terminology for a wig for hair loss–then call your insurance provider.