1. When looking for a Hair Loss Specialist, what questions should I ask?
Do you specialize in hair loss issues, and how long have you been in the hair restoration field?
A: You should look for a hair loss specialist that has been actively working in the hair restoration field for at least 5 years. They should have extensive knowledge with all types of hair loss. The staff at Profiles has experience ranging from 9-30 years and are trained and qualified to help those with any type of hair loss. Our cosmetic image specialists have knowledge in state of the art non-surgical hair replacement procedures to give you the look of your own natural hair.
Are you and your staff certified?
A: The answer you should be looking for is yes. Every technician should be certified in all types of application methods and design. They should also be educated in hair loss treatments that are available and have product knowledge for every individual situation. Education is one of Profiles highest priorities and is a regular occurrence. All of our staff has been highly trained and actively attends seminars and shows.
How often do you attend seminars?
A: When searching for a hair loss specialist you should look for someone that is continuously educating themselves. The Profiles staff is always keeping up to date on the latest education available and we attend seminars 2-3 times per year. We need to educate ourselves so that we can educate you; the client. Aside from seminars, the staff at Profiles consistently does research to come up with new solutions for our clients.
What is the cost associated with a Hair Addition?
A: The cost for a good quality, natural looking hair addition does vary; but the minimum you can expect to spend should start around $500. The cost of hair varies depending on the size, length, and quality of the hair. Anything below this price should not be considered, as you will likely be getting a substandard product for your money.
Do you offer private, complimentary consultations?
A: When looking for a hair loss specialist, there should always be a private area where you and your hair loss specialist can discuss your situation. At Profiles, we have private rooms where you can comfortably talk about your concerns and solutions with your specialist for your individual hair loss challenge. We strongly suggest you set up your free, one hour consultation so that one of our hair loss specialists is available to answer any of your questions. Our specialists will show you some of the options that could be a solution for your unique situation. All information shared during your consultation is kept private and confidential.
2. Who do you provide services to?
A: We provide services to everyone who is experiencing any type of hair loss. This includes any type of Medically Related Hair Loss such as those undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation, Alopecia, and Trichotillomania. We also service those with Auto-Immune Diseases including Lupus, Thyroid Conditions and Anemia. Profiles also services those with other hair loss needs including hair loss caused by stress, diet and poor nutrition, gastric bypass surgery, change in medications, burn victims, accident and head trauma, male and female pattern baldness and hormonal hair loss.
3. I am suffering with Trichotillomania, do you have experience with this condition? Can you help me?
A: Yes, Profiles can help you. We have over 25 years of experience working with those diagnosed with Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is defined as the compulsive urge to pull or twist ones own hair leading to hair loss. It is known as a type of impulse control disorder and usually begins around puberty and can effect both men and women. Most people diagnosed with Trichotillomania also suffer from depression, anxiety and poor self image. A big part of self image is hair, which allows you to display your personality and style. Without hair, you can feel very self conscious and even unsure about yourself. This can be a traumatic experience with a devastating impact on a persons self confidence.
The staff at Profiles understands the sensitivity and emotional issues attached to the frustration you experience with your hair. We offer a number of products and services to help end some of your stress and anxiety that you experience on a daily basis. Profiles can help you so that you can resume your daily life with confidence. Our private facility and non-judgmental staff will help you decide what treatment and service is best for you, so you can regain your self-esteem.
Our clients have had great results and in some cases have learned to overcome or reduce their urge to pull. Most of those suffering with Trichotillomania only pull in certain areas and not others. This is due to the sensation they receive from pulling in a specific area. When using a certain type of hair addition, we can prevent access to the areas in which the client desires to pull. This creates a barrier, so the client can no longer get to the area they desire. In most cases the client will not begin to pull in new areas and some have also overcome or reduce their urge to pull. Please feel free to com in for your private complimentary consultation to speak to one of our hair loss specialists.
4. I have Alopecia, do you have experience with this? Can you help me?
A: There are several different types of Alopecia that effect men, women and children. Androgenic Alopecia Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis being the most common.
Androgenic Alopecia: considered to be the medical term for male or female pattern hair loss.
Alopecia Areata: often causes small circular areas of hair loss in different areas of the scalp. This is thought to be an Auto-Immune Disorder.
Alopecia Totalis: total hair loss of the scalp and considered to be an advanced for of Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Universalis: is hair loss of the entire body and also considered to be an advanced form of Alopecia Areata.
There are many transitions a person goes through with Alopecia. Losing your hair can have a devastating effect on your life. When a person loses their hair, they may feel like they are losing their identity and often suffer from secret shame. Profiles has many years of experience in helping those diagnosed with Alopecia. We have taken that experience and combined it with state of the art technology in hair replacement. This means that we can offer you the most realistic solutions in the industry. We offer a variety of solutions including; hair grafts, multiple extension methods, hair loss treatments, full prosthetics and hair replacement. We can do all of this without compromising the growth of new hair and the hair you currently have. When you come in for your private complimentary consultation, one of our specialists will be able to help you with all of your concerns and choose a solution that is best for you.
5. I’m going through Chemotherapy and I’m going to loose my hair, can you help me?
A: Yes, our studio specializes in hair loss and has professional technicians who have been trained and educated in working with those going through chemotherapy and customizing “full cranial prosthesics”. Whether you are experiencing temporary or permanent hair loss, there are numerous options available that can help you restore your image. When you are given the right facts, you can make decisions that are right for you. Prosthetics are made with specialized material for the sensitive needs of the individual. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and the fit is adjustable to each persons size and are also custom cut and styled. They are easy to wear and their non-slip technology provides the utmost comfort and security. The foundation is thin, light and airy, which results in ease and comfort and provides immediate relief to those with sensitive skin. Our Staff will help you to maintain the same appearance before, during and after your treatments.
Will my insurance cover my wig or full cranial prosthetic?
In most cases yes, your insurance will cover a medical wig. Just remember all insurance companies are different; some will cover a percentage, others will cover a dollar amount, and there will be some that cover the entire prosthetic. Each case is different depending on your insurance company. But don’t forget, a medical wig requires a doctors prescription for a ”Full Cranial Prosthetic”. We do encourage you to set up your FREE consultation to go over this with you in more detail and to show you how to go about filing your insurance claim.
6. My child is experiencing hair loss, can you help us?
A: Yes, Profiles By Kristin can help. Our caring staff understands that it can be devastating for a child who is losing their hair. The causes can range from underlying conditions such as Alopecia or Trichotillomania or those undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation. We can also help children that have suffered from burns or scaring. Children can become targets of teasing and ridicule by their peers and as a result, this can lead to low self esteem and depression.
Here at Profiles we have over 25 years of experience working with children with hair loss. We are confident that we will find a solution designed especially for your child so they will feel comfortable and confident again. We also hope that you as a parent will have peace of mind. There are a variety of options available for hair loss that may work for your child including; a cranial prosthetic, a hair integration, extensions or hair loss treatments.
Profiles is affiliated with several nationwide childrens programs which gives us access to the highest quality hair additions available. We will determine which solution is best for you and your child in our comfortable and private setting. Please, don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns that you may have and set up your free consultation today!
7. Is there a chance I can restore any of my own natural hair, I am not ready for any type of hair addition?
A: Yes, there is a possibility that you can restore your own hair depending on what stage of hair loss you are in. With todays advancements in technology, hair loss restoration solutions are very common. Profiles offers in salon treatments, topical products and two different types of lasers to help with hair restoration. We are always happy to help you attempt to restore your own hair prior to attaching a hair addition.
Our in-salon treatments, topical products and lasers can all help stimulate the scalp, increase blood flow, and revitalize the follicle. Although each hair restoration solution offers different benefits, one of them could be a solution for you! The best thing to do would be to come in for your complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for any of these solutions. You hair loss specialist will perform a FREE Scalp Analysis and determine which hair restoration solution would be best for you.
Our goal is to create for you a healthy scalp environment for new hair to grow. This can take time so often times a client will receive our strand by strand extension method to give them the instant satisfaction of having more hair again. The strand by strand method is something that can enhance your hair during or even after the hair restoration process. Your hair loss specialist will be more than happy to discuss this with you in more detail when you come in for your consultation.
8. What are laser treatments and do they work?
Laser therapy is designed to deliver clinical strength laser light energy directly to the hair follicle and can be used by both men and women. The laser can promote new growth of dormant hair, increase the speed of hair growth and can increase blood flow and circulation, which can significantly reduce hair fall out.
Profiles carries two FDA cleared laser devices that are easy to use and proven effective. The first being a hand held laser comb which is used 15 minutes a day three times a week. The client easily moves it back and forth over the scalp focusing on the thinning areas. It is most effective in the early stages of hair loss and is 100% safe and easy to use.
The second is a laser helmet which is completely hands free and is used for 20 minutes two times per week. The laser helmet covers a larger area of scalp at one time so you are free to go about your daily tasks while wearing it. This laser is just as effective as laser treatments done in a salon. It has been cleared to increase the diameter of the hair shaft by up to 200%.
When you come in for your complimentary and private consultation, one of our hair loss specialists will be able to tell you which laser would be best for you. They will also preform a free scalp analysis to determine if you are a candidate for one of these treatments. Clients have seen an increase in diameter of the hair shaft, more hairs per square inch as well as a healthier scalp environment. Used along with the recommended products, our clients have experienced amazing results.
9. There are so many extensions available today, how do I know which one is best for me?
A: Have you tried extensions and found they were too heavy for your hair and caused your hair damage? Are you looking for coverage on the top of your head but are not yet ready for a hair replacement system?
Profiles can help you with our extensive knowledge in many different types of extensions and methods. It is best to come in for you FREE consultation so that one of our specialist can take a look at your hair and find out from you what your wants and needs are. We will determine which type of extensions and methods would be best for YOUR hair. We will be able to determine what options are best for you based on the density, length and condition of your own hair. Everyone’s hair is different and therefore the solution recommended for you may not work for another individual.
You should also remember that extensions are not just about adding length. In fact, with extensions, your options are limitless. Whether you are looking for added volume, chemical free high lights or low lights, filling in a receding hair line or added length for a special occasion, we will find a solution for you! Our methods of extensions will not cause stress or damage to your own hair, they will still allow for your hair to continue to grow and become healthier while wearing your extensions. This service can also be combined with some of our hair restoration services. This will allow you to have immediate satisfaction for your hair loss concerns, while attempting to grow your own hair back at the same time. Our specialists will help you in determining the appropriate length, color blend, density and texture to best match your own natural hair. We will also go over with you how to properly care for your new hair and go over any questions that you may have.
10. I am a man losing my hair, can you help me? What are my options and can you make me look like I used to?
A: Yes, at Profiles we specialize in all types of hair restoration and our skilled staff can determine which method would be the most beneficial to for you. Not only does the staff at Profiles understand how hair loss can effect your life but we also know that it can effect your self-esteem and self-image. We have solutions for all hair loss conditions whether you are in the early or advanced stages of thinning hair.
Profiles offers many solutions depending on what degree of hair loss you are experiencing. If you are in the beginning stages, we might recommended the laser or in salon treatments in conjunction with products for at home care. We also have a strand by strand extension method for those in the beginning stages of hair loss which is virtually undetectable.
If your hair loss is more advanced, we have the most natural looking undetectable hair additions on the market. These are designed specifically for you. Our experienced staff has the ability to recreate your hair line and enhance your appearance. The end result will restore your confidence in the way you look and feel and no one will ever know! Profiles would like to help you rebuild your confidence by recreating the look you thought you would never get back.
Hair replacement is an investment in happiness and confidence. Profiles would like to extend our offer to you for a complimentary and private consultation so that we can resolve your hair loss issues. We hope to answer all the questions that you might have about hair replacement or hair restoration so that you can have your life back!
11. How much does it cost?
Please see question 1.
12. Is it covered by insurance?
Please see question 5.