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Medical Hair Loss

Hair loss may be one of the more difficult aspects of some medical treatments.

Our self-image affects our self-esteem, and when we lose our hair it may be emotionally upsetting. Being educated and understanding your options will support you in making accurate choices that feel right for you.

Each individual’s experience is different and preparing in advance will support you in dealing with the cosmetic issues you may experience. Speak with your doctor to determine in advance the amount of hair loss, if any, you can expect.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatment related hair loss is usually temporary, depending on the type of treatment you receive. Hair loss may occur during the first few weeks after your first treatment and will begin to grow back a month or so after your final treatment. The growing process will seem slow at first, since few of us have ever experienced near total hair loss before. The color and texture may seem different than you remember, however, it almost always returns to its original condition and color.

Options for Medical Hair Loss

A full wig may be the most emotionally supportive investment you make during your treatment. Looking as much like "you" as possible will contribute to your overall comfort and self-esteem. 

To avoid the discomfort of shedding hair, many people choose to have their hair removed in the very early stages of hair loss. Many of our clients have expressed a freedom as a result of the shaving process, mentioning they feel more in control and are relieved that they do not have to deal with all their hair falling out. Removal is most often the choice when excessive hair loss is experienced. We provide this as a complimentary service at the time  of or prior to the cut and style of your wig (full cranial prosthesis).

If you are planning to purchase a wig, plan ahead, arrange for an appointment as soon after you know that you are going to lose your hair. Our hair replacement consultants will be able to guide you through the process, insuring the fit and comfort, as well as the color, density, length and style. Most often we suggest that the aesthetic elements reflect the hairstyle and color of your own hair, to insure your personal comfort. Make an inquiry with your insurance provider, they may cover all or a portion of the expense. Read these helpful tips prior to filing a claim with your insurance provider.

Making an informed, educated choice.

START EARLY

An early visit prior to losing your hair is recommended. This will provide us with accurate color samples as well as an opportunity to observe your current hairstyle.

EXPLORE SAMPLES

You will have the opportunity to see and try on various wig types or samples. Examine the interior to determine comfort; comfort and fit are very important.

CONSIDERING SYNTHETIC HAIR OR HUMAN HAIR

Synthetic hair may be an appropriate choice for anyone needing coverage for the period of approximately one year or less. If you know you will be without hair longer than one year a human hair wig may be a consideration, or if your desire is to have the most natural look possible. Both human hair and synthetic wigs will be available to compare. A hand tied front and top may be more desirable. Request to see both machine made and hand tied.

COMFORT MATTERS

As with all personal experiences comfort is important. A private, secure environment along with trained hair loss consultants will greatly enhance your visit. Professional advice, both technical and aesthetic will provide the most attractive and comfortable results.

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CLIENT STORY

"They made me more comfortable in an uncomfortable situation."

Anna S. Issaquah, WA

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"When getting my cancer diagnosis at 32 years old, one of my first thoughts was, "Holy crap, I am going to lose my hair."

As a full time working mom of a toddler I was more worried about freaking my child out as I went bald and looking professional at the same time rather than the fact that I was sick.

My oncologist suggested William Collier Design. ... I went into the consult super overwhelmed and unsure which route I wanted to go. I left so excited and ready to shave my head in anticipation for my hair loss.

A week or so later my hair started falling out so I made my appointment to go in and have my wig fitted. Tiffany taught me how to put my wig on and style it. She was very sweet making sure I felt comfortable with it and made the whole shaving my head process fun. I can not recommend WCD more. Such friendly staff who is more than willing to make you feel more comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation."

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