The Early Show learns of non-medical treatment options in the the third part of its series on women and hair loss.
According to Judy Kenyon, owner of the Genesis II Hair Replacement Studio, the newest option in hair replacement is the "full integration" process, which bonds real human hair to the scalp to enhance the appearance of the woman's hair. The studio also claims the treatment uses a medically approved adherent that withstands showering and swimming to last six to eight weeks.
Another cosmetic procedure the studio offers is the non-invasive skin graft. The graft takes a fake piece of scalp with human hair attached and bonds it to the head.
If a woman is totally bald, Kenyon says her studio can do a full bond — bonding the whole filament to a woman's head to be worn 24 hours a day. The full bond is more permanent than a wig, she says.
If a customer is a chemotherapy patient, the studio recommends using a wig instead. That's because the hair loss is temporary and the woman's real hair will soon grow back. But, Kenyon cautions, wigs can also damage existing hair.