One of Piny's specialties is working with cancer patients. Doctors and hospital staff have referred many patients to Piny over the years - knowing he can help restore a patient's confidence with his expert wig making. His charitable work includes making wigs for children who have lost their hair to cancer treatment.
Piny offers several hair replacement options for those suffering the side-effects of this disease. If your doctor prescribes a "cranial prosthesis", health insurance may cover the cost of your wig. Piny's extremely natural human hair wigs will be made to fit your precise specifications.
Alopecia and Trichotillomania
It is estimated that approximately 2.5 million men, women and children in the US have some degree of Alopecia Areata
. Alopecia areata (AA) is a non-scarring, inflammatory, hair loss disease that can affect men, women and children. The factors that activate the onset of alopecia areata and the mechanisms of its development are not fully understood. Circumstantial evidence suggests alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease where cells of an individual's own immune system prevent hair follicles from producing hair fiber. Although alopecia areata is not life threatening, the pressures of an image orientated society can make hair loss psychologically devastating for those affected, their families, and friends.
(pronounced trick-o-till-o-mania), is comprised of three Greek words: thrix, meaning "hair;" tillein, meaning "to pull;" and mania, meaning "madness" or "frenzy." . In psychiatry, trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder a psychological disorder characterized by an inability to resist the impulse to pull out your hair. Before impulse control disorders were widely recognized and understood, trichotillomania was believed to be a rare condition, but that's no longer the case. Although there have been no scientific studies to identify the exact number of people with this condition, it is estimated that in the United States alone, there are probably between 6 to 8 million sufferers of trichotillomania.
As an expert in natural looking hair replacement techniques, Piny has helped many of those who are affected by these two diseases, providing them with a look that is indistinguishable from their own hair.