Hair Loss and Children
Hair loss for children can be upsetting and socially difficult. Children may experience hair loss due to medical treatments, some form of Alopecia, or Trichotillomania. Children often have fewer problems than adults do when dealing with hair loss, however even though children seem to be more resilient they will be confronted with questions and curiosity from their friends and classmates.
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation provides an excellent video, sharing the experience of children with hair loss as well as other valuable resources for parents. Some studies suggest that children be allowed and encouraged to make their own decisions regarding their hair loss. Some children will be comfortable just being natural and not doing anything, others will choose to cover up with a hat, scarf or some other type of head covering. Should the child make an inquiry about other options such wearing a wig, there are ready-made choices available that are constructed especially for children as well as the option of creating a full custom-made wig.
If you have questions about hair loss solutions for children, please feel free to contact us. Additionally, we offer complimentary consultations, should you and your child like to come in to discuss the options in person.