Hair replacement for children can be a very stressful time for the child involved and the entire family.
At Hair Systems London we offer a safe and comfortable environment to try and alleviate some of the associated stress issues that may occur as a result of attending a consultation.
We have dedicated staff who will be able to provide appropriate support if a child is experiencing hair loss.
Hair replacement for children may be sought for a number of reasons, a few of which are detailed below.
Why Hair Replacement For Children May Be Required
The causes of hair loss in children can be numerous;
- Tinea capitis – is a contagious fungal infection of the scalp, also sometimes called scalp ringworm. No worms are present, but the fungus can cause hair to fall out by the roots in large round patches.
- Alopecia Areata – a mysterious hair loss that can range from small patches to complete hair loss. Some believe there is a genetic component here, as well as a connection to a nervous/ immune system condition in which the immune system itself attacks the root hairs.
- Traction Alopecia – comes from constant pulling the hair too tight for example in hairstyles ranging from braids to pigtails. This can damage the root, causing the hair to fall out.
- Trichotillomania – the compulsion to pull one’s own hair out causing patchy hair loss.
Some of the most common causes of temporary hair loss in children requiring short-term hair replacement solutions;
- Emotional stress, high fever or flu –can sometimes cause hair to fall out until the next growth phase when it begins to grow back.
- Chemotherapy/radiation treatments – this temporary form of alopecia is caused by the intensive medications used to destroy the cancer cells.
At Hair Systems London we are acutely aware that hair loss is a traumatic time for adults, however if it happens to your child it becomes even more devastating. As a parent you are faced with an experience that you are unable to control and from which you feel unable to protect your child. This is why it is important that the whole family feels at ease within the clinic. You will be greeted by friendly, smiling staff, there will be toys, books and crayons for children, and maybe even the odd electronic gadget. Though this will never change the reason why your family is visiting the Hair Systems London, we feel it is important to try and make you feel as relaxed as possible. We aim to make your visit as easy and stress free as possible.
Hair Replacement for Children Initial Consultation
The initial consultation at the clinic is free of charge, a friendly and empathic consultant will invite you into a private consulting room where they will take a detailed medical history and also examine your child’s hair using the latest technology. After this you will be given advice on the best options for your child, these will depend on the degree and type of hair loss being experienced.
At Hair Systems London we take great pride in watching our clients walk out of the centres with a smile on their face. A smile is priceless, giving the staff immense pleasure at the part they have played in making your child a happy, confident child once more.
When considering hair replacement for children, remember every hair system we produce is bespoke and tailored to the exact needs of your child. Staff at Hair Systems London have all experienced hair loss and fully understand the hair replacement system, enabling them to deliver a truly personal service.
Hair Replacement For Children Commonly Asked Questions
If my child has the hair replacement system will he be able to carry on with his day to day school life?
Yes they will just need to attend the clinic once a month for a maintenance session. This usually lasts for about an hour.
Will my child be able to take part in sporting activities and events?
This will not be a problem for your child, you just need to attend maintenance visits once a month at the clinic.
What if we are unable to make the monthly maintenance meeting?
This is not a problem as we have procedures in place to ensure there are no problems. Some of our clients go on holiday for 4-6 weeks at a time, without experiencing any difficulties.
Is there a chance people will be able to notice my child is wearing a hair system?
Unless you or your child decides to tell somebody about the hair system they will be totally unaware that a hair replacement procedure has been carried out. Which is what the whole process at Hair Systems London is about.
As my child gets older is there a need to replace the system as their head grows?
This is a question asked many times by parents, and yes as the head grows it may be necessary to measure your child for a new system, however your consultant will be on hand to guide you through this process if necessary.
How long does the process take?
Depending on the hair loss the process normally takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
Can we choose the hair colour?
Yes of course you can, you can create whatever style you wish.
Can you wash the hair system like normal hair?
Yes treat your hair system in the same way as you would with natural hair.