Medical Related Hair Loss – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Medical Hair Loss Options - Pittsburgh, PA

Hair Loss Due To Medical Causes

Hair Restoration Institute of Pennsylvania helps men and women experiencing medically-related hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, thyroid, or other medical disorders and treatments.

Chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments such as radiation, works because they kill rapidly dividing cells. Because hair grows relatively fast, these cells are attacked and the hair growth is temporarily stopped. Now that new anti-nausiant drugs are available to patients, many people living with cancer treatment are able to work and play almost like normal, except for the hair loss.

The hair loss brings a loss of privacy and self-image that many find harder to deal with than the actual treatment. For this situation, we recommend that you choose a wig from a selection of full cap wigs.

Medically Related Hair Loss:
Causes and Options

Alopecia Wigs - Pittsburgh, PAThere are several hair loss treatment options available for those experiencing medically related hair loss. Some people choose hair replacement systems, scarves or turbans, while others prefer a full or partial hair prosthesis wig.

Our custom hair replacements for men, women, and children are uniquely different from the standard wigs readily available in department stores or mail order catalogs.
The wigs are designed to meet an individual’s specific hair loss needs, and to look totally natural and undetectable. The human hair wigs are also designed in such a way as to not irritate the scalp of an individual with little or no hair of their own. Whatever the cause, every medically-related hair loss situation can be restored to the patient’s original hair style and look.

100% Human Hair Wigs

For the very ultimate in comfort and style there is nothing like a high-quality human hair wigs.

Contrary to popular belief, not all human hair wigs are hard to maintain. In fact, because you can use hot blowers, rollers and curling (straightening) irons you have a lot more styling options making human hair wigs a great choice for those who like to change their hair styles.

Human hair wigs are cut and customized to the look that you want. For this reason we do not have set styles like with the synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs can be worn by men, woman and children comfortably. Fashion wigs are not made for scalps with little or no hair and can be very itchy and cause sores because they don’t fit well. Our human hair wigs are made to each persons scalp and are fitted to their head shape. Human hair wigs for medical hair loss gives individuals such confidence because the light membrane used is very comfortable and breathable for the scalp.

Synthetic Wigs

The synthetic hair wigs that we choose is of a higher quality than what you would see in a department store or catalog fashion wigs. We make our wigs to ‘medical quality’ standards, leaving others to provide what we call ‘fashion wigs’.

Medical wigs, especially made with synthetic hair, are a huge improvement over machine made fashion wigs. The cap of our wigs fits the shape of a head that has little or no hair, even the materials used in the construction of our medical quality wigs are designed to not irritate a sensitive scalp.

Medically related hair loss can be attributed to several causes including:

  • Alopecia Areata
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Alopecia Universalis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Treatments
  • Drugs and Surgery
  • Health and Stress
  • Chemical Damage
  • Accident Injury
  • Burns and Scars
  • Disaster trauma


Lots of people have nervous habits, but people who pull out their hair compulsively can suffer overwhelming emotional and even physical impact. Psychiatrists estimate that 4 million Americans have what is called trichotillomania (trick-o-till-o-main-ee-a). If wigs or hair replacement is something you want to consider, the highly experienced consultants at Hair Restoration Institute of Pennsylvania will help you find the best solution.


Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in its early stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness. In 1%–2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire scalp (Alopecia totalis) or to the entire epidermis (Alopecia universalis).

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For over 30 years, women have trusted Hair Restoration Institute of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh for proven hair loss solutions and the latest in proven hair restoration and hair replacement technology for every type of hair loss and hair type. We offer all proven hair restoration and hair loss treatment solutions that really work so you can restore your hair, your confidence, and your life. Find the hair loss solution that’s right for you. Schedule a free, private, no-obligation hair loss evaluation today and get all your hair loss questions answered.