Let me introduce myself, my name's Rachael and I will be your hair loss advisor (or wig lady, as I'm sometimes known!) The hair loss clinic runs every Thursday and Friday here at the Macmillan Centre at QA Hospital. On the day you will be welcomed into a private room where we discuss what you want and need from your wig.
I personally have Alopecia and have worn wigs full time for the last 17 years, so I can fully understand your worries and fears before coming in. I'm sure you will be reassured and pleasantly surprised by the wide range of styles and colours available to you and modern wig making techniques mean they will look and feel natural and comfortable.
Ideally you can come in before you have experienced any hairloss, but you can always bring pictures of yourself to assist in choosing styles if this is not possible. It's great if you are able to bring a family member or friend to support you in making your decision. Most clients are even able to chose and take home their new wig on the day!
I will also be on hand with hints and tips to help with styling and aftercare, as well as scarf tying and treating your own hair before and after your treament.
The Portsmouth NHS Trust generously provide you with £120 for, or towards, your wig and with wigs ranging from roughly £90 - £200, you are able to pay to upgrade to the wig you want.
Please ask your consultant or nurse specialist to complete a referal form to access this service and for further information, or to book your appointment, please call Browns on 01822 810181 or via the website www.morehairnow.com