Kenneth offers several hair replacement options for those suffering the side-effects of cancer. If your doctor prescribes a "cranial prosthesis", health insurance may cover the cost of your wigs. Kenneth’s human hair pieces are made to fit your precise specifications.
· Alopecia and Trichotillomania It is estimated that approximately 2.5 million men, women and children in the US have some degree of Alopecia Areata. Alopecia areata (AA) is a non-scarring, inflammatory, hair loss disease that can affect men, women and children. The factors that activate the onset of alopecia areata and the mechanisms of its development are not fully understood. Circumstantial evidence suggests alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease where cells of an individual's own immune system prevent hair follicles from producing hair fiber. Although alopecia areata is not life threatening, the pressures of an image orientated society can make hair loss psychologically devastating for those affected, their families, and friends.
Trichotillomania (pronounced trick-o-till-o-mania), is comprised of three Greek words: thrix, meaning "hair;" tillein, meaning "to pull;" and mania, meaning "madness" or "frenzy." . In psychiatry, trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder a psychological disorder characterized by an inability to resist the impulse to pull out your hair. Before impulse control disorders were widely recognized and understood, trichotillomania was believed to be a rare condition, but that's no longer the case. Although there have been no scientific studies to identify the exact number of people with this condition, it is estimated that in the United States alone, there are probably between 6 to 8 million sufferers of trichotillomania.
Kenneth Michaels also offers top of the head pieces. These are great for getting a full head of hair without the need for a full wig. Kenneth's custom design allows you to use your own hair to blend in with the piece yet looks great and is comfortable to wear all day and night. The piece can be clipped on, bonded, or weaved.
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