Category Archives: Hair Replacement Options

Big Events and Hair Loss

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We have found that when people decide to find a solution for hair loss, it‘s often event driven. Time and time again we’ll have a consultation with a worried mother, a young college student, or someone thinking about an upcoming wedding, graduation, or class reunion. The insecurity of thinning hair or balding has kept many people from participating in these big life events.

We recently had a consultation with Beth, who is preparing for her daughter’s wedding. Beth is a hard working mom who, along with her husband, has provided a modest living for their family but has always felt that spending money on herself was selfish and unneeded.

Beth has been struggling with thinning hair for a long time, but having her only daughter’s wedding in June has increased her concern. She has been in many pictures where the photography accents her thinning hair, and makes her look bald. She even stated that she “doesn’t want to ruin the wedding pictures because of her hair.”

After visiting with Beth and working through the emotions of her situation, we decided the best option for her is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure. Beth is beyond the point of just maintaining her hair – she needed to add more. To fit her needs, we custom designed a graft that covers the thinning area and blends in with her growing hair on the sides. Beth left Christoffels with a smile on her face and confidant that she will look awesome in the wedding photos.

Mother hugging bride on wedding day

I’m Done With the Hairpiece!

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We recently had the pleasure of working with Tom and helping him transition into a more comfortable life that fit his needs and wants. Tom is 57 year-old and has been wearing a traditional hairpiece that he taped on every morning and took off every night before bed. When Tom first came to Christoffels for a consultation, he was beyond excited to hear he had options other than wearing his typical hairpiece.

For many years, Tom has been going to a company for maintenance on his hairpiece, but this company didn’t keep up with the new technology and new types of hair restoration that have become available. Tom thought he only had two options: continue wearing the hairpiece or shave his head.

Tom told us that he was planning a winter vacation and that he didn’t like the thought of taping on his hair while being on the beach, but he wasn’t ready to shave his head.

After Tom became more comfortable in the private consultation and I began to know him and his expectations, we discussed the benefits of semi-permanent non-surgical hair replacements. I showed him the thin durma lens material with human hair looped into the graft. I explained that the hair is completely customized and applied directly to the scalp for a 3-4 week period. Being a client myself, I was able to show him how easy it is to care for my hair and how natural it looks.

We gave him a short haircut that requires very little maintenance on his end and allows him to live an active lifestyle without the frustration of wearing a hairpiece. Three days later Tom left for his vacation with renewed hair and confidence.

Call Christoffels Hair Restoration for your free, private consultation and discover the solutions for hair loss that will work for you.
Older couple hugging on beach

Receive 25% Off Our 5-Step Products

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Remember when you first received your new hairstyle and the feelings you experienced? Remember how great you looked, how smooth it felt, and being able to style it like it was your own hair? After some time you might have noticed it started looking dull, or constantly tangles when it’s wet making it difficult for you to comb.

When the human hair initially comes to Christoffels it has gone through a chemical process that can leave the end product unpredictable. The hair has been stripped of the cuticle and natural color, and then died with a textile die. This process can leave the hair dry and in need of protein and moisture treatment in order to maintain the appearance of healthy looking hair.

At Christoffels, we take this process very seriously and work hard to help you look your best with as little maintenance on your end as possible. Although we can’t always predict how your hair was treated before we receive it, we can predict how it will react by helping you properly care for it.

With the recommended use of our 5-step system you can have predictable results. We stress the importance of our 5-step private label system, when used correctly and consistently it will help prevent dull, tangled hair or premature hair shedding.

To demonstrate our commitment to this process, we are offering a one-time 25% discount on all five steps during the month of April. With each visit our technicians will ask about your hair, and will take the time to explain the proper use for each product step. We are committed to giving you a good experience and helping you maintain great looking hair each time it is applied.

Let us help you look and feel good.

With gratitude for your business, The Christoffels Team

Christoffels' hair loss treatment products

Why is our Minoxidil More Effective?

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A common question we receive from clients during their first consultation is how our hair loss products differ from other minoxidil products such as Rogaine.

During a regular treatment, minoxidil should reach the hair follicle and simulates hair growth. When an individual uses minoxidil products alone, sebrum oil from the sebaceous glands block the minoxidil from reaching the hair follicle. So what makes Christoffels’ minoxidil more effective? When minoxidil is mixed with a carrier ingredient, it stays in a liquid state longer, allowing it to penetrate down into the follicle and providing the maximum effect. With the use of Christoffels’ gentle DHT shampoo, a carrier lotion and dexpanthenal (12%), minoxidil is able to reach the follicle. Our Complete treatment program is designed to make minoxidil more effective and to give you better results compared to using other products, which contain minoxidil by itself.

Christoffels’ minoxidil is FDA approved with 76% of the people obtaining some to moderate hair growth, 40% moderate to good re-growth, and 8% dense re-growth. We also encourage our clients to pair our Complete treatment with our low-level laser light therapy to accelerate the hair growth and bring in fuller, thicker hair.

There’s no accurate way to monitor the effectiveness of Rogaine. At Christoffels we like to see everyone every 1-2 months for an evaluation. With the use of digital pictures and a magnifying scope, we are able to monitor the progress of the treatment. Everyone responds to the products differently and frequent evaluations allow us to make adjustments as needed.

For an in-depth look at our hair loss treatment programs and products go to restoringhairsd.com

Christoffels' Minoxidil Hair Loss Treatment

How to Handle the Stages of Hair Loss

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When a client first comes to Christoffels Hair Restoration with the signs of hair loss, they are usually dealing with many new frightening emotions. The average person doesn’t think about losing their hair, and therefore don’t understand how much it can actually affect their life until it happens. The process of hair loss can be slow and continue to gradually expand over time, or can happen rapidly resulting in hair falling out in large masses. Approximately one-third to one-half of all people deal with noticeable hair loss in their lifetime.

The number of individuals affected by hair loss continues to rise, increasing by 10% in the last year. Ninety-seven percent of hair loss with males is caused by male pattern baldness, and 70% of female hair loss is caused by female pattern baldness. Other causes of hair loss can be hormones, thyroid, anemia, over processed hair, chemicals, or pollutants in the air and food.

After noticing the signs of hair loss, people question where they can go for help and who they can trust for honest information. Hair loss is not covered by medical plans and most doctors don’t spend time with clients dealing with hair loss. As a result, people often turn to the Internet or start watching TV commercials that advertise the quick cure and “guaranteed method” of stopping hair loss.

As a certified trichology practitioner, the professionals at Christoffels Hair Restoration are able to examine the scalp and hair in a holistic way. We evaluate clients based on their personal history, lifestyle, genetic factors and environment conditions. Based on this evaluation and consultation we can suggest individualized cosmetic solutions, give nutritional advice and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of an individuals hair and scalp. Most men treat their hair loss between ages 20 and 55, but it’s becoming more popular for men to do so after age 55. Most women treat their hair loss between ages 35 and 70, and even some as young as 25.

If you start to notice the signs of hair loss and have similar concerns please call us at 605-334-7026 or email [email protected] We will schedule a free consultation and scalp evaluation to help you find the right solution.

Hair Loss Expert looking at male's scalp

Christoffels Helps Three Generations

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Before and after hair loss restoration

Christoffels Hair Restoration recently had the opportunity to help Mitchell through the hair restoration process. As Virg was getting to know Mitchell, he found out that Mitchell’s father and grandfather had both visited Christoffels years ago when they first started to lose their hair. That made Mitchell represented the third generation in his family to work with Christoffels.

When Mitchell’s father and grandfather started the restoration process, the technology was very primitive and the only solution for their hair loss was to tape or clip a hairpiece over the balding area. Sadly, many people still think that is their only option.

Mitchell was losing hair and struggling to find the right answer – should he do a transplant, treatment program, or a nonsurgical option? Because of the amount of his hair loss, a transplant wouldn’t completely cover the area, and a treatment program would only maintain where Mitchell’s hair currently was, while preventing thinning in the future. So, we decided to design a trendy looking hairstyle for him.

Hair loss is a personal subject, so it can be hard for people to openly talk about it. But Mitchell decided to talk about his new look publicly and evaluate the response. He posted before and after pictures on Facebook, one with thinning hair and his old glasses, and the other with the new hairstyle and new glasses. He asked people to vote which look they liked best, and only one person commented on his new hair. Many people fear what others will say about their hair restoration and it holds them back from dealing with their hair loss, but Mitchell tackled the issue up-front and realized what many of our patients do – that there is less judgment out there than they expect.

Mitchell is very public about his hair loss, and will admit that his hair was becoming a draw back in his everyday life. We will be posting a video and interview with Mitchell about his personal journey through hair loss.

Does Minoxidil Really Work?

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hair loss prevention treatment productsMinoxidil is a therapeutic treatment that can be used to slow hair loss and promote regrowth. We often get asked why Minoxidil is different from Rogaine, and there are several reasons.

First, there are downfalls to using Minoxidil alone:

·Sebum from the sebaceous glands blocks the hair follicle; therefore Minoxidil alone cannot get to the derma papilla (where hair growth occurs).

·Minoxidil contains 30-60% alcohol and will cause itching and irritation when it stays on the top of the head.

At Christoffels Hair Restoration, we have a complete treatment program that’s designed to make Minoxidil more effective and to give you better results than you would get using Rogaine by itself. There is no accurate way to monitor the effectiveness of regular Rogaine, but we do know that using multi-therapeutic treatments produces better results.

So what makes Christoffels’ Minoxidil better? With the use of our gentle DHT shampoo, carrier lotion, and Dexpanthenal (12%), the Minoxidil will stay in a liquid state longer, and thus be able to reach the follicle where hair growth occurs. Christoffels’ Minoxidil is FDA approved and of the people using it, 76% obtain some to moderate hair growth, 40% obtain moderate to good regrowth, and 8% obtain dense regrowth.

We also encourage our clients to use our low-level laser light therapy to accelerate the hair growth and bring in fuller, thicker hair. We see our clients every one to two months for an evaluation and to make adjustments as needed.

For an in-depth look at our hair loss treatment programs and products visit virghair.com.

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Testimonial

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Before and after man with non-surgical hair replacementHello Virg, I am Keith Beck from Britton SD. I have been a client of yours for a year and a half now, and I have never taken the moment to personally thank you for changing my life. The day I drove to my consult with my sister in the snowstorm I questioned if I made the right decision. That day we signed the contract and you said that you were going to get me from living from under my cap. I had a cap by every door in my house because I was so conscious of my hair loss. I cannot thank you enough. That decision was one of the best decisions I had ever made. You literally changed my life. I was never going to tell a soul that I had done it and how wrong was I. I have told more people about your company and shared my before and after pic with so many you wouldn’t believe it. I just personally want to thank you for what you have done for me and my life. I just had my system changed on Friday with Burgandy who is an absolute gem, and was able to visit with Sara also and thank her. If you ever have anyone who would like to talk to a client or ask questions about it, you are certainly able to send them my direction. I would definitely encourage them as I know what a change it made in my life. Thank you again for all you do!

Why Get a Hair Transplant?

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Our last blog post shared Brad’s hair loss experience with Christoffels & Company. He scheduled a free hair loss consultation, learned his options, and decided that a non-surgical treatment was best for his situation.

Now we’ll share Chad’s experience. After dealing with hair loss, Chad finally worked up the courage to call us for a consultation and allowed us to help him find the best solution.

Again, we explored the hair treatment options as well as non-surgical and surgical procedures. Chad’s hair loss was primarily in the front, but it was also becoming noticeable in the vertex area of his head.

We began the normal consultation process by talking about his expectations, lifestyle, and the hairstyle he wanted to have when the process was complete. With his male pattern baldness, a treatment program would help prevent future hair loss, but would not grow back the hair he
had already lost. We decided that a transplant would allow us to use his existing hair, rather than a non-surgical replacement.

We decided to do the transplant F.U.T. procedure, which would move as much hair as possible Male working on tablet at a coffee shopfrom the donor area to the balding area. Then we created a new hairline and added density to the top by transplanting individual follicles. Chad still continues to use Christoffels minoxidil formula and laser treatment to stop further hair loss.

Today, Chad’s new hairstyle is age appropriate and looks totally natural.

Call Christoffels & Company and let us help you find the best solution for your hair loss.

What Do We Call It? Hair Restoration, Replacement, Grafting….

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During a consultation the client often asks, either directly or indirectly, “What do you call it?” when referring to the hair restoration process.Non-Surgical Hair Loss Options

Back when I lost my hair, my only solution was a fake hairpiece. The hairpiece was a combination of synthetic fibers knotted into lace mesh and reinforced with polyurethane. I would use clips and tape to apply it to my bald area, which actually looked pretty good for that day and age.

Today, we hear terms such as hair restoration, toupee, grafting, bonding, fusion, transplant and replacement. We are here to help provide clarity to our clients and help them understand the difference between terms.

Christoffels & Company is in the hair replacement, or hair restoration, business. Under these two terms we talk about surgical or non-surgical hair replacement.

Surgical hair restoration then gives you the option of F.U.E. or F.U.T. procedures, which both come with pros and cons. There are even more options for non-surgical hair replacement, so the best way to understand your choices is to schedule a consultation with a trained consultant who will help you make the best decision. Some basic things to know about non-surgical hair replacement methods are:

1.     It is always reversible.
2.     Application can be semi-permanently applied or designed to be removable.
3.     Hairstyle options are unlimited.

It’s important to know that there is no shame in not knowing what to call it. Our receptionist will talk you through the process and help you understand how to get started, and during the consultation we will make it clear what your best solution is.