Intended for healthcare professionals

Primary Care Dermatology Society

Hair has an important role in determining self-image, social perception and psychosocial function.1 Therefore, the psychological impact of hair disorders can be high and can cause a detrimental effect on almost every aspect of a person’s life.1 Wearing wigs can be a way to reduce social anxiety, improve confidence and ensure people can fully participate in day-to-day life.2 For patients with hair loss, having access to an appropriate quality and quantity of wigs can be life-changing. A Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) report of 292 patients found 77% of people with alopecia wore a wig at some time, and of those who wear wigs, 75% wear wigs most of the time.2

Dermatology in practice 2022; 28(3): 76–76
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