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Addressing Thinning Hair & Hair Loss in Men & Women

Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women. It can have a significant impact on self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, advancements in hair restoration technology have made it possible to address hair loss effectively. One such solution is hair replacement systems. These systems provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for individuals experiencing hair loss. In this article, we will explore how hair replacement systems work and how they can help men and women regain their confidence.

What is a Hair Replacement System?

Mens non-surgical hair replacement restoration ohioHair replacement systems are custom-made solutions that are designed to mimic the appearance of natural hair. Hair replacement systems are created using either human or synthetic hair, which is hand-woven onto a base material such as lace or polymers. The base is then attached to the individual’s scalp using tape or adhesive and carefully cut and blended to perfectly match the individual’s own hair, making it virtually undetectable.

Types of Base Materials

Hair replacement systems can be constructed using different base materials, each offering its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

  • Mesh Fabric: Mesh fabric, typically made of polyester or nylon, is commonly used to build the hairline of a hair replacement system. It provides a natural and lifelike appearance. However, mesh fabric is not as durable and needs to be replaced more frequently.
  • “Skin base” units are typically made from polymers, are generally transparent, and allow the individual’s scalp to be seen through the base, thereby making it appear that the added hair is actually growing from the person’s own scalp. Lace units, as described above, also have this ability.

The hair used in a hair replacement system is customized to match the individual’s hair color, texture, natural curl or wave, and density. This ensures a seamless blend with the individual’s existing hair, resulting in a natural and undetectable appearance. The customization process involves selecting the right color, texture, and length of the hair to create a perfect match. It’s important to consult with a hair restoration professional to determine the most suitable base material for your needs and lifestyle.

Benefits of Hair Replacement Systems

Hair replacement systems offer several benefits for individuals dealing with hair loss. Let’s explore some of the key advantages:

One of the primary benefits of hair replacement systems is their ability to provide a natural and realistic appearance. The customization of the hair color, texture, and length ensures that the hair replacement system seamlessly blends with the individual’s existing hair. This natural look helps individuals regain their confidence and feel comfortable in their own skin.

Hair replacement systems allow individuals to style their hair just like they would with their natural hair. Whether it’s cutting, coloring, or styling, individuals have the freedom to experiment with different looks and maintain their desired hairstyle. This versatility in styling ensures that individuals can express their personal style and feel confident in their appearance.

Long-Lasting Solution

Hair replacement systems are designed to be long-lasting. With proper monthly care and maintenance, they can provide a durable solution for individuals experiencing hair loss. The durability of these systems allows individuals to go about their daily activities without worrying about their system coming off or getting damaged. Typically, hair replacement systems need service on a 4-5 week schedule, much like your own hair needs service on a monthly basis to keep it looking fresh and healthy.  Depending on the actual construction of your hair replacement system, they typically have a useable life cycle of approximately three months, after which time we replace it with a new unit.

Non-Invasive and Safe

Non-surgical hair replacement systems are non-invasive. This makes them a safe and accessible option for individuals who may not be suitable candidates for hair transplant surgery or prefer a non-surgical solution. Customizable and Personalized

Hair replacement systems are highly customizable and can be tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of each individual. From the choice of base material to the color, texture, and length of the hair, every aspect of the system can be personalized to ensure a perfect match and a natural look. This customization allows individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic outcome and enhances their overall satisfaction with the system.

Getting a Hair Replacement System

Getting a hair replacement system involves several steps to ensure a seamless and successful outcome. Let’s walk through the typical process:

  1. Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with a hair restoration professional. During this consultation, the professional will assess your hair loss condition, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the most suitable hair replacement system for you.
  2. Customization: Once you have decided to proceed with a hair replacement system, the next step is customization. This involves selecting the base material, color, texture, and length of the hair to create a system that matches your natural hair seamlessly.
  3. Fitting and Styling: After the hair replacement system is customized, it is time for the fitting and styling process. Once your hair replacement system is attached, we cut and style the hair to achieve your desired look. This step allows you to personalize the system and make it your own.
  4. Maintenance and Care: Proper maintenance and care are essential to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your hair replacement system. We will go over with you what you need to do in terms of cleaning, daily style, and normal care for your system to keep it looking its best.

Other Hair Loss Solutions

While hair replacement systems are a popular and effective solution for hair loss, there are other options available for individuals experiencing hair loss. These include:

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves harvesting healthy hair follicles from one part of the body (typically the back or sides of the scalp) and transplanting them to areas experiencing hair loss. This procedure provides a permanent solution and can result in natural-looking hair growth. However, it is a more invasive procedure and may not be suitable for everyone.

Topical treatments and medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, can help slow down or prevent further hair loss in some cases. These treatments are typically applied directly to the scalp and work by stimulating hair growth and preventing the shrinking of hair follicles. However, they may not be effective for everyone and require long-term use to maintain results.

Laser hair therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for hair loss that uses low-level laser light to stimulate hair growth. This therapy is thought to increase blood flow to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth and improving the overall health of the scalp. Laser therapy can be used in combination with other hair loss treatments for enhanced results.

Van Scoy Hair Clinics Across Ohio

Hair replacement systems have revolutionized the way individuals with hair loss can regain their confidence and achieve a natural-looking appearance. With their customizable nature, long-lasting durability, and versatility in styling, these systems provide an effective solution for both men and women experiencing hair loss. If you are considering non-surgical hair replacement system, we invite you to schedule a free, private consultation at a Van Scoy Hair Clinic location near you. We will answer all your questions and help you find the best solution for your needs. Remember, regaining your hair means regaining your confidence and embracing your true self.


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mens hair transplant expections results cleveland columbus ohioHair Transplant Surgery: A Timeline

Hair transplant surgery can be life changing. You’ve worked with your hair restoration specialist and learned that a hair transplant could be a good option for you. The highly trained staff has provided you with a good understanding of the upcoming process. Now what can you expect after the surgery? Great question.

Two Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery

  • Prior to the procedure, your specialist will have provided you with post-operative care instructions. These instructions will include a variety of directives, from scalp care and activity level monitoring to the use of cold compresses and recommended pillow position. Review them well and follow them carefully.
  • The scalp may feel tight and achy immediately following the surgery, but this can be controlled by basic medications, and pain killers, if used, are rarely required for more than a day or two.
  • Swelling, often in the forehead, should be expected for the first week. Scabbing too is common during the first week, but this crust begins falling away within days.
  • Any dressings that your surgeon used will be in place only for a day or two. If stitches were used, they are removed or dissolved after 10 days.
  • Your specialist will provide you with specific shampooing instructions, which begin within days of the surgery, as regular washing plays an important role in keeping the area clear of dirt, blood, oil, and crusts which are often inadvertently removed with gentle cleansing.
  • The area will itch, especially the first few days after the surgery. This is normal, but it can be harmful to the transplanted follicles to scratch or rub them vigorously. Keeping the area moist can help decrease this itch, and your specialist will have a recommendation for how to best do this for your scalp.
  • Expect to stay away from alcohol and certain medications during your recovery as they can cause blood thinning or react poorly with other prescribed post-operative medications. Also expect to refrain from physical activity for a few days, easing back into heavy activity slowly during the first week.
  • Attend post-operative appointments as set by your hair restoration specialist.

Six Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery

  • By the six-week mark, most of the newly transplanted hair will have fallen out. This is a completely normal part of the process. Some original hair may be lost as well as a result of the trauma of surgery. A surgeon’s methods can minimize this loss in some patients, but it is not uncommon for original hairs to thin out for a few weeks too.
  • Some scalp acne may have begun to occur. This will continue for a couple of months.

Six Months After Your Procedure

  • Six months after your surgery, new hair growth will have begun at the transplant sites.
  • Original hair that may have shed in the weeks after the surgery will have begun to grow again.

One Year Later

  • If a decision has not yet been made, an evaluation for an additional procedure will be made.
  • 90% of the hair that will be growing into the transplant areas will be present. It may not be the final texture, fullness, or length, but it will be present.

18 Months After Hair Transplantation

  • Full growth is usually reached within 18-24 months of the procedure.
  • Any necessary touch-ups or secondary procedures occur.
  • Additional fullness develops during this time.
  • Any changes in the texture of transplanted hair since the procedure will likely revert back to normal during the second year.

Does it work? Does it hurt? How much does it cost?

There are a lot of questions to be asked regarding your decision to commit to hair transplantation for your primary hair restoration solution, but a large percentage of the numerous and various inquiries that initially come to mind when beginning to consider the process fall into one of these three broad categories. When reviewing options, it is typical and intelligent to seek out effective and efficient choices. Hair transplantation is naturally a more complicated procedure, and yet, its level of effectiveness and efficiency continues to make it Van Scoy’s most popular hair loss solution. So, does it work, does it hurt, and how much does it cost? Let’s take a look…

Does Hair Transplantation Work?

Of course! Hair transplantation is most commonly used for Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, but it can also be performed for other permanent hair loss situations such as traumas or burns. During the procedure, hair is removed from areas of permanent growth and transferred to balding areas, also often referred to as a transfer from a donor site to a recipient site. This means that the new hairs are the natural hairs of the individual undergoing the transplant! Initially, moved hairs fall out prior to fresh, new growth in the recipient region that begins within 3 to 5 months. The hair that grows in here is exactly like the hair from the donor region. Transplanted follicular units maintain the color, texture, life cycle, and anticipated future growth patterns that they would have had they never been moved. For the most natural appearance, specialists will work with their patients to find their appropriate hair density, which often requires more than one procedure. With Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™, a procedure developed by our PAI Medical Group, more hairs can be transplanted per procedure (2 to 3 times more!), allowing for patients to reach their restoration goals in fewer procedures.

Do Hair Transplant Procedures Hurt?

A few days of slight discomfort is typical, but severe pain is not. The outpatient surgery itself takes approximately 6 to 8 hours under a local anesthetic only. The scalp may feel tight and achy immediately following the surgery, but this can be controlled by basic medications, and pain killers, if used, are rarely required for more than a day or two. Swelling, often in the forehead, should be expected for the first week. Scabbing too is common during the first week, but this crust begins falling away within days. Finally, the area will itch, especially the first few days after the surgery. This is normal, but it can be harmful to the transplanted follicles to scratch or rub them vigorously. Your specialist will provide post-operative care instructions that will include a variety of directives, from scalp care and activity level monitoring to the use of cold compresses and recommended pillow position.

How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?

The cost of hair transplantation can vary widely by procedure, ranging anywhere from $4,000 to $20,000 dependent on a patient’s needs including the amount of space to be grafted and the number of procedures required to meet desired outcomes. Additionally, anesthesia, medications, and blood work must be included as associated costs. A more accurate estimate of a specific individual’s expense for hair transplantation can be gained through a consultation with a hair restoration specialist during which time topics such as restoration goals, long term needs, financing, saved future costs (such as the comparison of a single hair transplant campaign versus the lifetime costs of wigs), and financing can also be explored and weighed.

Interested in asking more questions? Schedule your complimentary consultation with free hair and scalp analysis today!

Savin Scale

Diagnosing the cause of hair loss and understanding the degree of it are related and often linked tasks. Their core questions, however, are different, and so too are the tools used to reach answers. Diagnosis asks ‘Why is there hair loss?’ and utilizes a number of methods to find the cause, while labeling the degree of loss asks ‘How bad is the hair loss?’ and uses an objective visual scale to appropriately gauge the current state of follicles on the scalp. The Savin Scale is one of these scales; it is a tool used specifically for measuring the degree of hair loss in women.

Though four main scales have been suggested by doctors for measuring the level of female hair loss, the Savin Scale is the most widely used. Very similar to the Ludwig Scale, it was developed, tested, and put forth by Dr. Ronald Savin in the mid 1990s as a way to better facilitate hair loss research. Where the Savin Scale differs from the Ludwig Scale is in its ability to measure overall thinning in addition to loss. As can be seen in the image below, female pattern hair loss occurs along the part, and the Savin Scale acknowledges 3 different stages (I, II, and III) detailed as 9 unique phases (I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, II-1, II-2, III, advanced, and frontal). When a hair restoration specialist or doctor sees a female patient, they examine her head, hair, and scalp and compare it to the scale. By choosing the image that most closely resembles the patient’s patterns, the specialist can gain a more measurable and communicable understanding of the degree of the woman’s hair loss.

So why is a scale like this so important? For a number of reasons! First, it can be difficult for researchers to discuss and compare their findings when there is not a shared method for recording various degrees of hair loss. With widespread acceptance and use of the Savin Scale, these researchers are now able to operate with a higher level of assurance that their understanding of a specified degree of female hair loss is the same as that of their peers. An invented and over-simplified example is that rather than two researchers comparing notes in which one of their studies discusses “early stage” hair loss and another reviews “light” hair loss (terms that they each defined separately and perhaps differently), they can now label the degree in question using the Savin Scale, knowing that when a reference is made to stage I-3, it is done with confidence that they are in agreement about exactly what that means.

Second, getting on the same page about more clearly defined stages of hair loss also has implications for doctors and restoration specialists as they ask questions and learn new findings. Being able to discuss a specific case with a peer for insight or to elicit a professional opinion is an important part of accuracy and development in the medical field, and the Savin Scale promotes higher levels of understanding in these types of situations too.

Third, and most directly related to the patient, the Savin Scale can be applied to an individual female’s hair loss at various intervals to more accurately gauge the change in her unique hair loss over time. This insight can aid in the diagnostic process, inspire a sense of urgency when necessary, and provide guidance for the best restoration solutions available for each specific woman.


Savin Scale

It is a widely accepted misconception that hair thinning and balding are problems that are unique to the male gender. Though still not desirable, there is an expectation of sorts that hair loss comes with age for men, but not for women. In actuality, hair loss does not discriminate and a notably high percentage of women will experience some degree of thinning or balding during the course of their lifetime.

The single largest cause of hair loss in women has hereditary origins and is known as Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). This type of loss is usually identified by thinning along the part rather than the thinning at the hairline that is frequent in its male counterpart, Male Pattern Hair Loss. The degree of a woman’s hair loss with FPHL is measured using the Savin Scale. According to a 2013 study conducted by the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, some 21 million women in the United States alone are suffering from FPHL with 12% of women seeing signs by the time they are 30 and upwards of 30-40% of women dealing with FPHL in their 60s. These numbers are astounding when one considers how little female hair loss is discussed and acknowledged in today’s society!

In addition to FPHL, hair loss in women can also be attributed to a number of other causes including hormonal changes such as postpartum, birth control, or menopausal hair loss, extreme stress, regular overstyling, medications including, but not limited to, chemotherapy, underlying medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism or lupus, other known hair loss conditions, such as alopecia areata and trichotillomania, and the list goes on and on. It can seem a bit daunting to pinpoint a specific cause with so many possibilities, but a doctor or specialist can help individuals to understand their unique diagnoses and the potential solutions that are suited to their condition.

It is true that certain medications or procedures that are successful in men are not as broadly applicable in women. For example, some medications simply do not treat FPHL and others have female specific side effects that deter doctors from prescribing them. This is not to say that there aren’t a range of options for women dealing with hair thinning and loss, because there absolutely are. From hair transplantations and medications to laser therapies and high quality human hair wigs, opportunities for female hair restoration have never been so plentiful. Like diagnoses though, these prescribed treatments require the expertise of a specialist who understands how to accurately match the unique details of a woman’s hair loss with the dynamic impact and effectiveness of various solutions.

Last, but certainly not least, the social and emotional impact of hair loss in women is a fundamental piece of the challenge faced by females who are enduring ongoing thinning and baldness. For centuries, hair has played an enormous role in defining self-image, femininity, youthfulness, and beauty, and despite how one categorizes things like beauty and femininity, losing the opportunity to decide for oneself can be remarkably difficult to overcome. Frequently women seek to hide their thinning scalp with a new style or limited public exposure, and these temporary solutions leave them feeling vulnerable and isolated. By increasing awareness and initiating conversations about hair loss in women, there is potential to not only limit the loss and commence restoration, but also to minimize the negative social and emotional strains on females that are caused by unwanted hair-based changes. Women struggling with hair loss are not alone!

With more than 40 years experience, Van Scoy Hair Clinics has offered the latest advances in hair restoration for men and women in our state-of-the-art facilities in Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland, Ohio. Schedule a FREE hair loss and scalp analysis today.


There are a number of solutions available for specific types of hair loss and styling needs, and speaking with a specialist is the best way to decide which hair restoration avenue is the best for you. Today, Van Scoy takes a look at medication and other products for thinning hair.

Medications and products created to support the hair restoration process come in a wide variety of forms and types from pills to foams, prescriptions to over-the-counters, and with roles from preventing hair loss to promoting hair growth. Heavily advertised brands such as Rogaine and Propecia, for example, operate quite differently despite both being approved by the FDA to halt the thinning process and stimulate growth. Rogaine (Minoxidil) comes in foam or liquid form, is applied twice daily to the scalp, and is available for purchase over-the-counter. It can be used by both men and women. Propecia (Finasteride), on the other hand, comes in pill form, requires a prescription for purchase, and can be used only by men. Additionally, these two products have differing indications, side effects, and success rates.

Some product-based hair loss prevention programs use a variety of product types within a single line and treatment. dhtSensor, for example, uses a number of product types in conjunction that prove especially effective when used with laser therapy. Though dhtSensor does not instigate hair growth in all patients, it is a widely beneficial tool for minimizing and preventing hair loss and improving scalp condition, as well as producing impressive results in enhancing the appearance of thin hair. For this reason, dhtSensor is often suggested for those with thin, fine, or problem hair.

MEDIceuticals also offers a line of therapeutic hair loss products, and these too are often recommended by licensed specialists who can prescribe the correct products for each individual’s needs allowing for a more customized treatment. The MEDIceuticals Hair Recovery Program treats the scalp, treats, cleanses, and conditions the hair, energizes the hair follicles, provides nutritional therapy, and provides healthy hair styling, all integral needs for healthy hair growth.

For all of the above discussed medications and product lines, their use produces the most positive results when applied in conjunction with other treatments, such as laser therapy or another medication or product, and this can be most safely and successfully implemented when monitored and adjusted by a hair care professional.

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Alopecia Areata: Symptoms and Remedies

womens human hair wigs columbus ashland clevelandAlopecia areata is a disorder where hair falls out in small areas. When the immune system attacks the hair follicles this is what causes alopecia to develop. Sudden male (female) pattern baldness or alopecia can begin on the scalp and different parts of the body as well. The condition can infrequently bring about Alopecia Universalis (the complete loss of hair on the scalp and body) but the hair can grow back in time. When the hair does grow back, it may fall out again at some point. The degree of hair loss and regrowth are not the same for everyone. They do vary from one individual to another.

As of right now there is no cure for Alopecia Areata, but there are medications that can help hair to grow back more quickly and to reduce the chance of further hair loss.

What are the signs and symptoms of alopecia areata?

There are some symptoms to look for when it comes to alopecia areata. The hair will begin to fall out in little round patches on the scalp. These patches can range is size from a few centimeters to less. You may even have hair loss in other parts of the body. Many notice clusters of hair in the shower or on their pillow. Hair loss can also happen similarly for those that have a sickness. For this reason hair loss alone shouldn’t be used to analyze alopecia areata. If an individual is experiencing frequent hair loss, this could be a sign of another type of alopecia like:

  • Alopecia Totalis, which is the loss of all hair on the scalp
  • Alopecia Universalis, which is the loss of all hair on the whole body

Both male and female pattern baldness and thinning related to alopecia areata is sudden and irregular. The hair may come back but there is no particular time that can happen in and it may fallout again in the future.

What are the causes of alopecia areata?

Like what we have mentioned before, alopecia areata is an immune disorder. The immune system takes strong cells for failed cells. Normally your resistant framework protects you from infections, and micro-organisms. If you have alopecia areata, your immunity goes after your hair follicles, from which your hair grows from. The follicles become weaker and in time they stop creating hair and hair loss is the result.

Experts in the field have not yet figures out the particular triggers that causes the immune system to attack the hair follicles. We do know that it happens more frequently to those that have a family history of immune system illnesses like type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid joint pain.

What are the treatments available for alopecia areata?
There is no cure for Alopecia Areata but the condition is something that can be dealt with. Certain treatments may have the ability to prevent future hair loss while others may help hair to grow back more quickly.

Therapeutic Treatment
Medications like minoxidil can help hair develop but needs to be used regularly and if you stop the hair loss will continue. Steroid infusion or corticosteroid creams and balms is another treatment that can help stop hair loss.

Alternative Therapies
Some people with alopecia areata have turned to treatments like:

  • Fragrant healing
  • Needle therapy
  • Homegrown supplements
  • Vitamins

Most alternative treatments haven’t been tried in clinical trials, so their viability in treating Alopecia Areata isn’t known.

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Options

For those with alopecia areata the hair loss can make them feel embarrassed to be seen by others in public. Medical wigs for Alopecia offer a wonderful solution that can help them restore their hair. They are designed to be worn by individuals with little to no hair on their scalp and offer a comfortable fit that can be worn all day. The hair can be synthetic or 100% natural human hair that can give you hair that nobody would ever suspect wasn’t your own.

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My hair was always something I didn’t really think about until now, as I’m beginning to lose it. I am really feeling uneasy and I don’t know what to do. My hair seems like a big part of who I am and I’m just watching it slip away day by day. Will I remain the same person? Is there any help for me? I have so many questions and people close to me have questions too. I am suffering with hair loss and I can’t talk about it. I worry that I will go completely bald and that scares me. I can’t imagine myself wearing a wig. What do other people do that have thinning hair? I never thought this would happen to me. I know there are people out there going through tougher things than hair loss but to me this is so upsetting.

I Remember The Confidence I Used To Have in My Appearance

When I was younger, I would but a lot of time and thought into how I styled my hair. My sister and I would sit for hours learning to braid each other’s hair. We were so thrilled when we figured out how to do a French braid. In the summer time, I would have highlights added and when school began, I always had a new hairstyle to start the year off. It is only now that I am losing my hair that I realize how much my hair is such a big part of me and my self identity, much more than I thought.

Take Action and Take Back Control Over My Life

It has been a few months now since I started noticing more hair on my pillow in the morning and in the drain of the shower. I know I have to do something to take control of my hair loss. The constant worrying about my hair loss is affecting my personal life and work. I turn down invites to go out with friends, I stay at my desk at work for lunch so I don’t have to be around other people. I know there are hair loss specialists but I can’t tell you why I haven’t gone seen one. I guess deep down I fear that they will tell me that there isn’t anything that can be done for me. It’s time for me to take action and take back control of my life. I’m making that call today. I have a sister that I know will come with me for support, and I have nothing to fear.

I live in the Jacksonville area and a friend of mine referred me to VanScoy Hair Clinics. They offer non-surgical hair replacement and have a great reputation which is important to me. It’s time for me to schedule my free hair loss consultation, no more delays.


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With the explosion of hair extensions in popular culture, these hair add-ons have become commonplace for not only celebrities but also regular folks. And while extensions are an amazing way to lengthen and thicken your hair, they carry risks as well.

Why Choose Professional Hair Extensions?

Remember the old adage:  You get what you pay for? That’s completely true of hair extension. Many salons now offer cut-rate extension performed by a hairdresser with little experience applying them properly. Many hairdressers don’t go through thorough and proper training, least of all to make sure they’re not damaging already thinning hair.

Professional hair extensions, such as those from Van Scoy Hair Clinic, are applied by trained professionals who understand how extensions should be added to fine, thinning hair. Many of our clients have found that extensions allow them to add fullness to their thinning hair.

Can Extensions Really Damage Your Hair?

Yes! Extension can really damage your hair. Just ask some of our celebrity friends, such as Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Campbell, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian. The damage they suffer from hair extensions is often very public and very obvious.

Extensions can be applied in two ways: they are either glues or weaved onto your natural hair at your scalp. If they are applied and maintained properly, extensions are a safe and effective way to lengthen your hair. If they’re applied incorrectly, they can pull at your hair, causing permanent damage to hair follicles. Over time, extension damage can cause permanent hair loss.

Choosing a professional to apply extensions is essential, because not only will they apply extensions correctly, but they will also ensure proper maintenance. This means regular maintenance is required to keep extensions healthy, but pros can make sure extensions are not pulling at your hair and can rotate how extensions are attached to ensure their safety of your hair.

The takeaway on extensions is not to fear them, but simply to find trained professionals, like the staff at Van Scoy Hair Clinic, who can ensure your extension for thinning hair are applied and maintained correctly.

Van Scoy’s Extensions for Thinning Hair

Van Scoy is proud to carry a line of extensions called Micro Pointe Solutions. We call these the “healthy alternative to hair extensions.” This non-surgical hair restoration solution uses lightweight, micro, mini extensions that are created for thinning, fine hair. These extensions can volumize hair by up to 400%, giving you more freedom to style your hair as you wish.

Schedule your free consultation with Van Scoy Hair Clinic in Ashland, Cleveland, or Columbus  to find out if extensions are right for you.

Women’s Hair Replacement Solutions

According to recent studies, 40% of women by the age of 50 years old will show some sign of female hair loss. Adults are not the only ones to experience a hair loss problem. There are many young women and even some girls that struggle with the real emotional effects of hair loss after they are diagnosed with certain medical disorders. Whether you’re an older woman coping with alopecia, a teenager struggling with trichotillomania, or a woman in the midst of chemotherapy, it isn’t easy being a woman with hair loss.

Society is far more accepting of thinning hair in men than in women. Additionally, men can go with a bald head with much less society pressure than a woman can. Often women are judged more harshly than men when it comes to hairstyle, clothing, and body type. Therefore, it’s not surprising that women face tremendous emotional and social issues in reaction to hair loss and thinning hair.

Confidence is one of the most important qualities that a woman can possess. Often, a woman’s first reaction to hair loss is to hide the bald spots. For many, this reaction comes out of a genuine desire to have the hairstyle she had before the onset of hair loss. For many others, it comes from the fear and panic of people seeing the bald spots and passing judgment. Check deep within yourself to assess what level of anxiety you have about others’ noticing your hair loss. How do the societal expectations of how women “should look” influence your answer?

Hair texture and length is a defining part of many women’s image and identity. Changing hair colors and styles is a major way that women express their individuality. When hair loss is present, it may seem like the most important part of your beauty has been taken away. Instead of putting the focusing on your hair loss, and letting it rule your emotions, do something about it. It’s time to take the first step toward a new you.

Why think about the hair you’ve lost, when you can think about the hair you can have?

Specializing in women’s hair replacement solutions, we can help you find the perfect, natural looking wig or hair addition to compliment you, your sense of style, your personality. Our highest quality medical wigs give women the confidence to socialize with family and friends while maintaining as much privacy about their hair loss or medical treatments as they wish.

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