“I am losing my hair! What do I do?”
There are few things that will make a woman feel more helpless than noticing that she is losing her hair. We understand! And this is why Invisible Hair is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of women experiencing hair loss. On this page, you’ll find more information about hair loss and some of the many ways we help women with hair loss achieve a full, natural look.
Every woman is different, so we encourage you to reach out to us so we can learn more about your personal story, and your hair needs, and share some of our expertise with you as well. By calling us or by TEXTING US YOUR SELFIE , we can offer you a discreet, personal hair consultation that brings you a step closer to the answers you may be looking for.
There are a number of reasons women lose their hair. If you are experiencing hair loss, please keep reading but be sure to consult with your doctor if you have not already. The good news is that Invisible Hair is recommended by doctors because our process is a gentle, efficient, and non-surgical solution for women experiencing hair loss. We work day in and day out with women just like you and we would be more than happy to help!
At Invisible Hair, we offer a unique type of hair restoration in San Diego to women who have lost some or all of their hair for any of the common reasons. Traditional forms of hair replacement do not provide the natural appearance women crave, nor do they have the texture of real hair that Invisible Hair solutions offer.
There are numerous causes that lead women to us for hair restoration in San Diego, including:
Congenital hair loss:
This is when hair loss is simply hereditary. Female heredity hair loss is usually permanent, influenced by levels of sex hormones. This is by far the most common form of hair loss and represents the highest percentage of the woman we help. The medical community often refers to this condition as "androgenetic", which simply means inherited male hormones.
This is a common autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles; the result is the loss of hair on the scalp or elsewhere on the body. Alopecia areata is the most frequent cause of inflammation-induced hair loss. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). Alopecia areata affects more than 6.5 million people in the United States alone! It affects both children and adults, and hair of all colors.
Society tends to underestimate or dismiss the impact of certain skin diseases on the people affected by them. Alopecia areata is a great example: while it may be ‘cosmetic’ to some, it can have devastating effects on the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem.
This common skin disease is highly unpredictable and cyclical. Hair can grow back in or fall out again at any time, and the disease course is different for each person. Currently available evidence suggests that alopecia areata can be considered a T-cell–mediated autoimmune disease in which the gradual loss of protection provided by immune privilege of the normal hair follicle plays an important role. However, while Alopecia areata is highly common, there is a lot we don’t yet understand about it. Sadly, there are no known medical solutions for this condition at this time.
Systemic or local disease:
To identify root causes of your hair loss, contact your dermatologist or endocrinologist and explain your hair loss. They will likely suggest a hormone panel to explore and find answers.
This is self-inflicted, excessive plucking of the eyebrows, eyelashes and hair. Stress is the biggest contributing cause for this plucking. While there isn’t technically a “cure” for this, therapy, certain medications, life coaching, acupuncture, and grafted non–surgical hair systems are common treatments.
You may experience hair loss as a result of chemical, thermal, electrical burns, or an auto accident.
Medical or surgical treatments:
Women may lose hair as a result of chemotherapy, radiation, or removal of brain tumors.
There are often answers to why you are losing hair; now, let’s talk about what you can DO about your hair loss!
Regardless of the amount of hair you have lost, we believe it is your right to achieve a naturally beautiful, lush head of hair, and we are ready to help you!
Invisible Hair offers a non-invasive, non-surgical hair replacement solution for women experiencing hair loss, provided in a discreet salon setting. We specialize in natural-looking hair and restoring fullness.
The finished look is so natural, in fact, that many of our clients’ families and friends don’t even realize they are wearing a hairpiece! We only use premium attachments, hairpieces and wigs, to achieve a beautiful, highly natural appearance. We customize our approach to designing your hair, so we will take your preferred hair piece and then further refine it, from texture to style and cut, even expertly color-matching the fluctuations that naturally occur in your hair.
Again, our focus is to help you achieve beautiful results no matter how much hair you’ve lost to date. The difference will simply be in our approach to restoring your hair. For someone experiencing alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis, a wig or a full hairpiece may be the only answer to regaining a natural head of hair. This is concerning to some, but our work with wigs allows us to transition the premium materials into something that looks and feels completely your own. For those experiencing alopecia areata, more often than not, the solution could very well be in a 3/4 wig or 3/4 hairpiece, where the remaining hair on the lower nape of your neck and sides is blended into the smaller wig or hairpiece. We offer solutions for women with any amount of hair loss, the goal being to restore you to a full natural look that allows you to resume your daily life and activities and reclaim your confidence.
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- Achieve a natural, gorgeous and full look in just hours
- Service by a team of nationally-recognized professionals
- Only the highest quality of natural base materials for a healthy, shiny look
- The ability to cut, style, and color hair as wanted, despite prior hair loss
- Increase hair volume without damaging or cutting existing hair
- Completely customized looks; Great option to add more layers without committing to a hair cut
- Available for women with any amount of hair loss
- Coverage for even the finest areas including the crown of the head, top, bangs, or temple areas
- Impressively natural in appearance, including a natural part
- You can wear your hair in a ponytail or in an up do, and only your hairline will be exposed
- Cool on your head, because of the breathability of the base material
- Foundation material is skin-toned, thin and translucent
- A virtually undetectable attachment site
- Hair pivots 360° for the most variations and styling options.
We hope you’ll read more about THE DIFFERENCE in our technology and our service. Our BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY will show you a sampling of some of the results we’ve been able to achieve for our clients using this method.
However, nothing is better than a personal conversation and we’d welcome the opportunity to hear your story - and to tell you ours!
We are proud to be innovators in our industry. We have developed a patent for Invisible Hair Integration. (Invisible Hair Integration US patent # 6688315)
Our solution is for women who don’t want to have to remove their hair to sleep, shower, exercise; they just want to live their lives! We typically serve women experiencing 10-90% hair loss. It’s a great service for hair extension clients who need additional coverage for the top of the head, top-of-head clients who need more coverage on the temples or sides, or wig wearers who want hair permanently attached. We also serve chemotherapy patients at the beginning stages of regrowth.
It’s also a trusted solution for clients with medical hair loss. We often serve people withAlopecia areata, alopecia universalis, or alopecia totalis, Trichotillamania,
radiation, surgery, burn, or lupus patients who simply want more security. And we are able to help clients of all ages including active children who are experiencing hair loss!
The Invisible Hair Integration is a three-quarter, all-skin, and stretchable cap, with elongated openings that are very easy for you to draw hair through. Every design features an “Invisible” lace-front hairline that allows you to brush your hair straight back, and utilize the naturalness a lace front will provide. It can be attached smoothly and comfortably by “grafting,” which allows you 5-8 weeks of secure, continuous wear. Your hair attachment may also be worn and removed daily by attaching comb clips to the perimeter.
Other Invisible Hair features:
- Detail-oriented process; we implant hair into the skin replica one hair at a time, to mimic naturally growing hair!
- Your own hair will continue to grow underneath, undamaged
- Non-surgical hair graft attachment lasts 5-8 weeks.
- Can be removed and reattached in 2-3 hours.
- Easy to alter and style, allowing you to enjoy your hairstyle of choice, even as preferences change
- Hair you can brush, show off, flip and wear while active; due to our lace-front hairline, you don’t have to worry about cap material showing
We focus on providing our clients with hair attachments that last. One Invisible Hair Integration can be worn for 4-5 consecutive attachments, lasting approximately 5-8 months. We will consult with you to determine the best plan of action for you, but our clients typically purchase two integrations, allowing them to alternate without extensively wearing one out.
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Many insurance companies will support the cost of hair replacement. Cranial prosthesis is as medically necessary as a prosthetic limb or breast – you’re replacing a missing body part!
If you are interested in filing a claim for insurance coverage of your full cranial prosthesis, here’s what you need to know and do:
1. Check your benefits and covered expenses. Copy any page that specifically discusses your insurance’s coverage of prosthetic devices.
2. Find out who is responsible at your insurance company for reviewing, processing or approving your claim. Get their name and find out the exact approval procedure.
3. Complete your insurance claim form.
4. Take pictures of yourself without a hair prosthesis and without corrective eye makeup. This is important so your insurance understands your claim is not for cosmetic purposes.
5. Detail the emotional effects of your medically-related hair loss.
6. Ask your employer for a letter on the importance of your having hair on the job.
7. Write a letter addressed to the appropriate person (the person who will review your claim) explaining the details of chemotherapy, alopecia, radiation, burns, or surgery as it relates to your hair loss. Help them understand in detail the emotional effects it has had on your life. Discuss the financial aspects of frequent wig purchases. Advise them that cranial prosthesis is just as medically necessary as a prosthetic limb or breast. It replaces a missing body part – HAIR!
8. Enclose educational brochures and pamphlets endorsed by the following support organizations. (This is important if the insurance company has questions during the review process.)
The American Hair Loss Council
30 South Main Shenandoah, PA 17976
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
14 Mitchell Boulevard San Rafael, CA 94903
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
5550 Meadowbrook Drive Suite 120
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
American Cancer Society San Diego County
2655 Camino Del Rio North Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92108
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
310 S. Henry Street Alexandria, VA 22314
The Burn Institute San Diego County
8825 Aero Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123-2269
(858) 541-2277 phone
(858) 541-7179 fax
9. Send a case history of a patient with the same or similar condition.
10. Send a detailed letter from each doctor who is treating you. It is important that the doctor describes the severity of the condition, extent of hair loss, and explain that without a “Full Custom Cranial Prosthesis”, leading a normal life and being able to work would be very difficult for you. Your doctor should mention the mental distress you have experienced due to your medical treatment.
11. A brief letter from a psychiatrist may also be beneficial, if possible.
12. Enclose a prescription (on an actual prescription form) from the doctor who ordered the full cranial prosthesis. The prescription must use this specific wording and have the correct diagnostic code for the insurance company to process your claim. That code is: A9282 ORN-1
13. Obtain a receipt from the hair addition specialist performing the service (if you work with Invisible Hair, that would be us). The invoice must show all charges and must be paid in full. Make sure receipt reads: “A full custom cranial prosthesis to counteract the psychological distress secondary to (alopecia, cancer, burns, radiation, injury, surgery, etc.”
14. Explain the differences between wigs and custom made full cranial prosthesis.
15. If you talk with your insurance carrier by phone, insist they confirm the contents of your conversation in writing. If they fail to do so, prepare your own record of the conversation.
The most important thing to remember when submitting a claim is to be very thorough in your documentation. When the insurance company reviews your claim, you want to be sure they have all the information they might need to approve your claim promptly.
There’s much more we’d love to tell you. If you’re seeking Hair Help, you’ve come to the right place! Please CONTACT US or TEXT US YOUR SELFIE – we’d love to hear from you and to assist you in achieving the hair you’ve wanted.