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How to Advocate with Your Insurance Company for Medical Wig Coverage

How to Advocate with Your Insurance Company for Medical Wig Coverage By Bria MidgetteCicatricial, or scarring, alopecia is an inflammatory condition in which the hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by fibrous tissue resulting in permanent hair loss. Scarring alopecia is commonly caused by factors that increase inflammation such as hair relaxers and other chemicals, repeated pulling on hair (e.g. tight hairstyles), inflammatory disorders, burns, [...]

October 18th, 2021|

Shedding Light on Shedding: How I Navigated Female Hair Loss

Shedding Light on Shedding: How I Navigated Female Hair Loss I wake up, brush the loose hairs off of my pillow and take a cool shower, delicately washing and conditioning my hair with personally customized products from Prose before letting it air dry. I unclog the dark clump from the drain and clean up all the hair from the sink after brushing through [...]

October 5th, 2021|

Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia

Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia Jennifer A. Wintringham Cicatricial (scarring) hair loss has a variety of different treatment options which can be overwhelming to patients. In general, all these medications are used to reduce or halt the progression of hair loss, control associated symptoms (itching, burning, pain), and reduce ongoing inflammation.1 [...]

September 28th, 2021|
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