About Hair Prosthetics
Hair prosthetics can help patients who suffer from hair loss because of alopecia or chemotherapy. Specifically designed for your hair needs, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Madeliene Elaine Gainers, will help you select the best options for this medical-grade, custom hairpiece. Depending on your concerns, we can tailor the prosthetic to cover small patches of hair loss or provide full coverage. At your consultation, Dr. Gainers will discuss your options and create a treatment plan for you. If you have tried more conservative treatments or you want to cover thinning hair, hair prosthetics can help you feel more confident. This option provides a beautiful, natural-looking solution for permanent or temporary hair loss. Please schedule an appointment at Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD with Dr. Gainers.
What are hair prosthetics?
Also known as hair prosthesis, hair prosthetics is a nonsurgical treatment option for hair loss. If you do not want to undergo hair transplant surgery, this can provide a semi-permanent solution that requires some maintenance. Without the extensive upkeep of a wig, you can wear the piece in the shower, during exercise, or when swimming. Before receiving a hair prosthetic, Dr. Gainers will try to treat the hair loss with more conservative methods. However, depending on the type of alopecia you have and the severity, a hair prosthetic may work best, especially if you want to avoid a surgical hair transplant, like FUT or FUE.
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine provided me with first class care during my visit at her fabulous office. Her personalized approach and special attention to detail made me feel comfortable and secure. The atmosphere is spa-like and serene, the receptionist is polite, friendly, and warm yet discreet, and the medical assistant is well versed in the Spanish language, which eliminated the need to speak with an interpreter by phone. Dr. Madeliene Elaine allowed me to express my concerns without making me feel rushed, embarrassed, or silly. She created a tailored plan specifically for me, and began treatment immediately. This was no ordinary doctor’s visit. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this experience would be different; and she did not disappoint. It has been a week since I began my treatment, and I am already seeing positive results and receiving compliments. For anyone searching for a dermatologist to address skin concerns or in need of hair restoration services, Dr. M.E. is the place!"- E.J. / Healthgrades / Aug 10, 2021
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine is extremely thorough and caring with her patients. Definitely the best dermatologist in the Baltimore/DC area!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2021
"I have never been to a doctor's office like Dr. Gainers. From the time I entered her office until I left I felt comfortable, relaxed and I knew I was going to be taken care of. She was able to diagnose my problem and gave me the upmost care. She is a top notch A+++ physician. She is knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel at ease. She did not put me on a time clock. I felt like she dedicated a lot of concern and time to me as if I was her only patient. She answered all my questions and concerns. Did I mention how unique her office is. This is a must see! Thank you Dr. Gainers for helping me reach my medical goal."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2021
"Dr. Gainers and the staff are top notch. Starting with the receptionist was so friendly. Dr. Gainers has such a gentle touch. She took the time to explain all of the options for treatment. I didn’t feel like just another number on their books."- J.P. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Gainors. She was so pleasant, took so much time with me to explain a lot of options and information about hair lose and the difference in the different areas of lose. I am pleased with the route we are going to explore with my situation and so happy she took the time to consider other options with me so I could make an informed decision. Would highly recommend her and her staff for hair and cosmetic concern."- K.O. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
How Do Hair Prosthetics Work?
After your consultation, Dr. Gainers will help you select the best hair prosthetic for your needs. She will start by:
- Reviewing your hair type, the pattern of hair loss, and texture
- Choosing the best piece based on the severity of your hair loss
- Matching the color of the cap to your complexion so it blends in naturally with your scalp and surrounding hair
- Taking molds and measurements of your scalp to ensure a customized fit
- Discussing medical history to determine if you have any sensitivity to certain materials
Once you and Dr. Gainers have decided on the best options, she will need to create the hair prosthetic and have you come back in for a fitting. She will also discuss how often you need to schedule follow-up appointments and how to care for your new prosthetic.
Achieve Beautiful, Natural-looking Hair
Hair loss can make you feel extremely self-conscious. If you have tried more conservative options and you want to avoid hair transplant surgery or you don't qualify for it, Dr. Gainers at Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD is extremely proud to offer this beautiful solution to her patients. She knows how difficult it can feel to experience issues with hair loss, and she will be with you throughout your hair transformation journey. Without the maintenance of a wig, hair prosthetics provide a semi-permanent solution to covering partial or full hair loss. Don't let hair loss prevent you from engaging in the things you love. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Gainers to learn more.