Losing your hair can be a traumatic, devastating and embarrassing experience. It’s especially damaging for women, as often the hair is linked to femininity and losing it can lead to the feeling of a loss of identity. However, with so many new hair loss treatment options available you don’t have to suffer alone.

One Londonderry woman has spoken out about her experience and how an innovative new hair loss treatment saved her life.

Hair integration – A life changing new hair loss treatment

Paula, a 52-year-old single mother from Londonderry, described how alopecia cicatricle ruined her life when she was diagnosed at 21. Not only did she lose all of the hair on her scalp, but she also lost her eyebrows and all of the hair on her body.

The trauma and embarrassment she experienced led her to become a recluse and she developed extreme depression to the point where she considered ending her own life. Her story sadly isn’t a one-off. Many women who suffer from extreme hair loss have suffered severe depression. However, Paula’s life was turned around after her brother pointed out an advertisement for a new hair loss treatment – hair integration.

While expensive, the treatment attaches a mesh to the scalp with surgical tape. Extensions created with real hair are then woven into the mesh, creating a realistic result. It takes hours, but you’re left with a full head of hair. It’s a treatment that provides hope for those suffering from alopecia and other severe hair loss conditions.

Other treatment options

Of course, hair integration isn’t suitable for everyone. Many may not be able to afford the cost. There are other great effective treatments out there that can help however.

Minoxidil is one of them. This topical treatment is clinically proven to be effective. It’s advertised as being suitable for male and female pattern baldness, though is used for other types of hair loss too. More permanent options include hair transplantation and scalp micropigmentation (SMP).

Before seeking out a treatment, always consult with your doctor. The root of the hair loss needs to be addressed before a treatment can be sought. Whatever the cause of your hair loss and however severe it may be, there is a treatment out there that can help.