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FAQ'S ON WIGS
Que.Should I Go For Synthetic Or Human Hair Wigs ?

Most people prefer synthetic hair. It's easier to maintain and less expensive. Most synthetic wigs have their style molded into them, but some can be reset. The advantage to style-able wigs is that you can change their look, just as with real hair. The disadvantage is that they have to be reset every time they're washed. Synthetic hair also dries faster than real hair. Well-made synthetic wigs may look real, but they never totally feel or move the way real hair does. Nor can you treat them like your own hair -- they literally fry when exposed to heat. So no curling irons or blow dryers unless they are specifically designed for wigs. Hot rollers can be used, but only at low settings. And avoid exposing the wig to any intense heat sources such as an oven. The blast of heat will cause frizzing.

Wigs made of human hair will obviously look and feel more like your hair, but are expensive, starting at $1,000, and are far more time consuming. You can use heated appliances on them for touch-ups, but you'll probably want to take them to a professional to be washed and styled. There are three types of real hair used in wigs: Asian, Indonesian and European. The most readily available and least expensive is Asian. It is also the heaviest and least like the hair found on Western European women. Indonesian is slightly finer and considered a mid-grade hair. European is the finest and most rare, and is priced accordingly. Since all these wigs are cleaned, stripped, dyed and possibly permed, it is often difficult to tell what type of hair a wig is made from by the color or the curl alone.

Que.What style should I go for?

Some women use this as a time to experiment with a number of different looks while others just want a wig that looks like their hair. Either way, a few adjustments can make your wig look as natural as possible.

Keep in mind that a wig cannot replicate the way your hair blends into your skin. Sure, it does in movies, but that requires a great deal of time, makeup and a team of trained professionals. For your purposes, bangs, or at least wisps of hair covering the hairline, will help your wig look more natural.

Even if you're staying with the cut you currently have, try a slightly shorter wig. During treatment, many women loose weight and become slightly drawn. A shorter style can add fullness. Plus, short wigs have less hair to brush out at night and don't tangle as easily.

Wigs which utilize wide headbands along the hairline are easy to wear and stylish, but you're locked into wearing a headband. Such models are better for occasional use or as a backup. Buying two wigs in different styles can make life easier than purchasing one very expensive wig. You won't have to restyle your wig every time you want to put your hair up. Color

Whether you're matching your own hair color or thinking about something different, try going a shade lighter. It will help offset skin tone changes that may occur during treatment. Always wanted to be a redhead? Go ahead, but stay close to your natural shade or lighter. Make sure you get the color you want. Look at the wig outside in natural light. Look at the quality of color as much as depth. There's more to brown than light, medium and dark; check out the highlights, low lights and underlying tones too.

Que.What all do I need in addition to the wig?

In addition to the wig, you'll need some supplies: a head form to store the wig on, a wire wig brush, hair nets, T-pins to hold the wig in place while brushing, low alcohol or wig hair spray, baby or wig shampoo, conditioner and, depending on the length, hair pins and rollers. All are available at the wig shop, a beauty supply retailer, through your hairdresser or online.

FAQ'S ON LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Que.What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure by which unwanted hair are removed from any part of the body by utilizing a long pulsed laser.

The laser parameters are carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth and location to inhibit the re-growth of the hair.

Laser hair removal is performed by a specially-trained laser technician or a doctor, who directs the light of a long pulsed laser onto the skin. The laser works by destroying hair that are in their active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hair will enter their growth cycle at different times, several sessions are necessary to destroy all of the follicles in a treatment area.

Que.Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women seek laser hair removal services to get unwanted hair removed. Hair removal is commonly done on the hairline, eyebrow, top of the nose, Side burns, upper & lower lip, chin, ear lobe, face, neck, nape, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, bikini lines, thighs, breast, arms, legs, hands, and toes.

Laser works best on dark coarse hair. Nd:YAG long pulse and diode types of lasers work for all skin types (I - VI).

Que.Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

The FDA-USA has approved the process as ?permanent reduction which means that one shouldn?t expect laser to remove every single hair from an area. Some might need touch-up treatments once or twice a year after the initial set of treatment for any new growth the body may develop.

Que.What are the precautions during the Treatment?

Following precautions are expected from a patient during the course of the entire treatment:

No waxing or removing hair with the root with any other way

After treatment is completed, aloe vera should be applied to soothe the skin

Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa after the treatment may help speed up the shedding process of hair

Que.How Many Laser Treatments sessions Will I Need and how frequent?

The number of treatments depends on the skin and hair colour, density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the specific area to be treated. On an average, 5-7 treatments, scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart will approximately reduce hair growth by 70 -90%.

Additional session might be required to eliminate the hairs that came out of the dormant phase and are now active.

Que.Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

No. it is not as painful as waxing but it generates a quick ?rubber band snap? kind of sensation with each pulse.

Que.What Are the Possible Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

There are no lasting side-effects of laser hair removal on a healthy body. However, one might experience the following immediately after the treatment:

  • Normal Itching during the treatment
  • Temporary Redness
  • Temporary Swelling
  • Pain, tingling, or feeling of numbness
FAQ'S ON HAIR LOSS
Que.What causes hair loss?

The most common cause of hair loss is heredity. Men and women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or both parents. In men, the hormone dihydrotestosterone causes a gradual miniaturization and eventual loss of hair follicles that are genetically susceptible. The mechanism of female pattern hair loss is not clearly known. The age of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to person. Men and women exhibit hereditary hair loss differently. Severe illness, medications, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency can accelerate this process. When applied incorrectly, permanent hair color and chemical relaxers damage the hair and follicle to the extent that hair loss can be permanent. Causes of hair loss do not include wearing a hat, excessive shampooing, lack of blood flow, or clogged pores.

Que.What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

LLLT is the new options available to treat hair loss. It is a step forward treatment for both men and women who had been witnessing demoralizing hair loss. The revolutionary treatment enables you to achieve fuller, thicker, healthier and shinier hair. This restoration process is an easy and non-invasive option that is the widely used hair loss treatment. Low level laser therapy is an innovative and non-chemical technique that can cure the hair loss.

Que.What are the benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy?

Laser Hair Therapy Benefits

  • Increased elasticity and hair strength
  • Stimulates hair follicles
  • Stops hair loss
  • Repairs the damage
  • Increases the blood supply to the scalp
  • Shiny, soft, thick and full hair
  • No side effects
Que.What is Mesotherapy / Dermaroller Therapy?

Mesotherapy or Derma Roller is a revolutionary device that uses traditional oriental acupuncture techniques to enhance the skins' natural healing abilities. It promotes increased blood flow to carry nutrients to the hair follicles as well as boosting the effectiveness of creams and lotions such as the very popular regain.

FAQ's On Hair Replacement
Que.What is Hair Replacement System?

Hair Replacement system is a non-surgical solution for baldness where a customized hair skin is placed over your concerned area using different placing methods. The hair skin is made up of Human hairs that match the texture of your original hairs. Using this system you can a get a desired "head full of hairs" look in just 2 hrs.

Que.How is it different from surgical hair transplant?

Hair Replacement is non-surgical solution for baldness in which we place a customized skin that can change your look in 2 hrs, whereas Hair Transplantation is a surgical method of correcting your baldness where we implant your hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient area of your scalp.

FAQ's On Hair Transplant
Que.How does hair transplantation work?

Hair transplantation is a process of relocating (transplanting) the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas.

This process works for a lifetime because the hair follicles taken from the back of the head are genetically resistant to baldness, regardless of where they are relocated to.

Que.What is Robotic Hair Transplant?

Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction and Implantation is a breakthrough technology introduced by Medicamat, France by the name of S.A.F.E.R (Suction Assisted Follicular Extraction and Re-implantation) Robot. This patented robot adds a new dimension to the conventional manual hair transplant techniques by increasing efficiency and promising better results.

It provides dramatic improvements to conventional graft harvesting techniques by providing controlled suction so that the hair root is undamaged. It also uses controlled re-implantation as compared to the manual direct hair transplantation using manual follicular pens.

Que.How much time it will take for the procedure to end up?

You will be surprised to know that this is a single day process. Usually 4-6 hrs.

Que.How much time it will take me to recover after surgery?

Since the process involves the application of local anesthesia. Therefore after around 24 hrs you can continue with your daily activities.

Que.Does this procedure will leave behind a permanent scar?

There is no permanent scar In Robotic FUE and Robotic Direct Hair transplant but Strip/FUT Method leaves a liner scar which will eventually be unnoticeable after hair growth.

Que.Is there any need of medication after surgery?

For post-surgical care some antibiotics and painkillers are prescribed on SOS basis.

Que.How early one can resume work after surgery?

One can join his regular work routine, the very next day after surgery.

Que.Does the hair transplant surgery performed at any clinic give the same result?

Not necessarily. The arrangement and positioning of these follicular unit grafts determines the aesthetic qualities of a hair transplant, and so this arrangement must be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the patients' history of hair loss and likelihood of future hair loss. Since follicular unit transplants mimic the way hair grows in nature, the results are in expert hands. Robotic Hair Transplant with its 99% graft yield rate ensures you the best possible result amongst all.

Que.Are the results permanent?

Since the hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to going bald, the DNA of those follicles posses inbuilt DHT resistant characteristics and they never fall off. They will continue to grow for a life time - just as if they had been left in the bald resistant donor area.

FAQ's On Skin
Que.What are your services in Skin Care?
  • Facials, Peels and Scientifically Advanced Facial’s
  • Collagen Induction Therapy
  • Anti-Ageing Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation program
  • Laser Hair Reduction
  • Botox, Fillers and IAL system.
Que.What are the various Anti-ageing treatments available in Berkowits?
  • Botox
  • Fillers
  • IAL System
  • Chemical peels
  • Isogei
  • Radiofrequency
  • SAFS
  • Bio-lift facials
  • Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
Que.Do your treatments have Down Time (precautionary period after treatment)?

Accept certain peel treatments no other treatments have down time.

Que.What is difference between BOTOX and Fillers?

BOTOX is a natural Purified Protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoother, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance where as Fillers are injectables that are used to restores the compromised levels of the essential components of your facial structure.

Que.Who is the right candidate for BOTOX?
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows.
  • Crows feet around the eyes.
  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles.
  • Platysmal Bands
  • Gummy smile
  • Axillary Hyperhydrosis
Que.Will my lines worsen if I discontinue Botox/Fillers?

NO, eventually wrinkles will return as before treatment.

Que.What is IAL System?

IAL system is a treatment for Cutaneous Bio revitalization with skin identical Hyaluronic acid i.e it restores the compromised level of Hyaluronic acid and cellular functions of skin like fibroblast, elastin and collagen activity in your skin.

Que.What is CIT?

Collagen Induction Therapy is an aesthetic procedure of regular puncturing of skin to build up the connective tissue in the lower skin layers while keeping intact the protective layers of the skin.

Que.Can regular sittings of chemical peels, make my skin sensitive?

No, if peels are used at regular intervals then it will never make your skin sensitive. For this assessment one needs to go to a professional centre having professionals for carrying out the procedure.

Que.Do you have Bridal Packages?

Yes, we do have bridal packages that are specifically designed for male/female considering their skin's requirement after a thorough analyzation.

Que.What are the results specifications of your treatments?

Botox - Reduced lines and wrinkles

Fillers - Wrinkle reduced, younger and smoother skin

Radio-Frequency - Skin Tightening

Isogei - Toned and even skin texture

Facials - Rejuvenated and instant glow complexion

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