Boston Magazine - Best of Boston 2016
HAIR RESTORATION TO HELP HEALING
by Kelly Bilodeau
Another instant appearance-booster is hair replacement, which may be especially critical for women who have gone through cancer treatments and experienced hair loss. Losing hair can take a toll on a woman's self-esteem, body image, and self confidence, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). This may sometimes lead women to become depressed and avoid social functions.
Hair integration can help women who have gone through chemotherapy to restore their hair. "Not everybody that goes through chemotherapy loses all their hair," says Sarah Deutsch of Suisse Natural Hair Salon in Newton. This allows her to use hair integration to restore a natural look and a sense of normalcy and beauty after what is often a traumatic life event.
Restoring a woman's hair can help heal emotionally, as well as physically, she says. Women typically come in before cancer treatments begin so that Deutsch has a baseline for the restoration after treatments are over.