California Hair Extensions Salon & the San Diego Hair Loss Center is Now Accepting Insurance Payments for Medical Hair Loss Conditions
Alopecia Areata usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp. In some cases the hair may become thinner without noticeable patches of baldness, or it may grow and break off, leaving short stubs (called "exclamation point" hair). In rare cases, complete loss of scalp hair and body hair occurs. The hair loss often comes and goes and hair will grow back over several months in one area but will fall out in another area.
Alopecia Areata Monolocularis is an Alopecia Areata variant that has one visible spot on the scalp or any other parts of a patient's body. In most cases this variant is the beginning phase of this autoimmune disease. The spot becomes completely hairless as though it has been shaven.
Alopecia Areata Multilocularis is the next stage after Alopecia Monolocularis. This sequence would be seen as a spread of the initial phase from one bald spot or patch, the condition worsens to multiple spots around the scalp or any other part of the body.
Androgenetic Alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic Alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.
In women it is know as Female Pattern Baldness. This is seen as hair thinning predominantly over the top and sides of the head. It affects approximately one-third of all susceptible women, but is most commonly seen after menopause, although it may begin as early as puberty. Normal hair fall is approximately 100-125 hairs per day. Fortunately, these hairs are replaced. True hair loss occurs when lost hairs are not regrown or when the daily hair shed exceeds 125 hairs. Genetically, hair loss can come from either parents side of the family.
Alopecia Areata Universalis is a medical condition involving loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is an advanced form of Alopecia Areata. This can be cause by medical treatment such as chemotherapy.
Traction Alopecia is a type of hair loss that happens over time. It's caused by putting the hair under constant strain or tension and is usually caused by one or more of the following; Very tight ponytails or pigtails, tight braids or cornrows, dreadlocks, tight hairpieces, repeated use of hair rollers, extension (single) braids, headbands (even fabric ones) worn day after day, certain hair clips (slides or barrettes that hold the hair tightly and are worn in the same position every day), hair weaves or wigs that are attached with (glue, clips or tape), tight headgear like cycling helmets that are worn frequently or for long stretches of time and tend to rub or pull repeatedly on the same area of hair,
It is also a caused by a condition call Trichotillomania. People who have Trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, usually from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Trichotillomania is a type of impulse control disorder. People with these disorders know that they can do damage by acting on the impulses, but they cannot stop themselves. They may pull out their hair when they're stressed as a way to try to soothe themselves.
Josette Desrosiers is the owner of California Hair Extensions Salon & Academy. With 20 years as a California State licensed cosmetologist, she hold a certification as a Hair Loss Specialist. Josette is a Custom Wig Maker, which means she takes specific measurements to create you a wig with the perfect fit. Instead of going to a wig shop and spending a fortune on a "one-size-fits-all" wig, she customizes a wig just for you!
Depending on your insurance company, we can bill them direct or they reimburse after you submit a receipt of payment for your Hair Loss Solution Unit, Lace Front, Wigs, Sew-In Weaves, Hair Extensions, etc.
If you are suffering from any type of hair loss or hair replacement condition, you could likely be covered by your health insurance anywhere from 80% to 100%. Otherwise, we offer payment plans.
Josette Desrosiers is a licensed Cosmetologist, Instructor, Hair Loss/Hair Replacement Specialist, as well as a Customized Wig Maker.