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OUR EXPERTISE IN CANCER CARE
At Roches we are experts in cancer care and we want to assist you through all the appearance related changes that cancer treatment brings. We understand the importance of this, from our own personal and professional experience. From hair loss to sparse brows, from dry skin to peeling nails, we’ve been there and have sourced the best products to treat and disguise.
Breast surgery can affect not only your shape, but also your self image and confidence. Whether you’ve had a lumpectomy, a mastectomy or a reconstruction, we can restore your shape and your confidence so you can swim, exercise, wear figure hugging clothes and carry on with life.
Our greatest compliment is to hear a client say ‘I look like myself, I feel like myself again’.
WIGS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
We want to help you choose a wig that looks natural and feels comfortable. Whether it’s mimicking your own hair exactly so the wig is undetectable, or going for a completely new look, we have 1000 wigs in our site and salon to choose from.
Human hair, fibre, heat resistant, monofilament, the list goes on and the choices are endless. In the privacy of our fitting rooms, we’ll try on lots of wigs and explain everything, including the process of losing your hair, wearing and caring for your wig, and the joy of seeing your new hair peaking through your wig. We offer complementary head shave and complementary first trim of new hair following treatment. We’ll even do your first hair colour (organic) in our private colour room if you wish.
Breast surgery affects not only our shape, but also our confidence and self image. Our breast cancer care team are qualified, experienced and both breast cancer survivors themselves so we understand your concerns.
Fittings take place in our private consultation rooms, 6-8 weeks following breast surgery. It’s so important to be measured properly for your breast form and the bras that hold the form comfortably and securely in place. This is the key to comfort and confidence.
We have a huge selection of bras and prosthesis to suit all shapes, sizes, surgery types and most importantly personal taste and style. We are constantly updating our ranges with your comfort and confidence in mind and trial everything on ourselves first.
Headwear is a great way to add colour and variety to your appearance. We stock a wide range in a host of colours and styles. A hat, bandana, turban or scarf is a quick and easy way to change your look.
Our headwear pieces fit securely and can provide full head cover. Our stylish range can provide an ideal change from wearing your wig and can be teamed with add on hair to transform your looks.
Brows, Nails and Skin
Cancer treatment is great at blasting away cancer cells but it can cause our brows and lashes to thin and nails and skin to become dry and sensitive. At Roches, we are specialist in cancer care and we’re committed to bringing you the very best in natural chemical free body care and cosmetics suitable for use while undergoing treatment. We have a full range of products to relieve these problems.
Glow from top to toe with chemical free nail varnish, organic tan and skincare ranges made with essential oils and plant extracts that hydrate and nourish your skin.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Although we have over a 1000 wigs in stock at all times, sometimes we may need to order a special or custom made piece. To minimize patient stress, earlier is always better for us to see your patients.
We can also advice them on some eyebrow options which can only be done prior to treatment starting.
Under €300: Our affordable range are made from quality Japanes hair fibre with machine wefted bases.
€300-€500: High quality Japanese fibre wigs on a range of bases from machine wefted to hand tied, lace and monofilament. The base construction of the wig and the fibre quality is what determines price difference along with length of hair.
€650-€950: Heat Resistant Fibre: Our favourites: The best of fibre hair and human hair rolled into one beautiful low maintenance wig that behaves and looks like human hair but has a style memory so will bounce back into place when washed. Price includes cutting.
€750-€1500: Human hair with different bases and lengths. Prices include cutting and styling. These wigs look great but do require maintenance
A person who is supportive of the patient and who is interested in the patient’s appearance.
It is important to feel comfortable and confident when wearing a wig or mastectomy wear. While we help with this, you can’t beat a friend or spouse commenting that the patient looks exactly like themselves.
We start by bringing the patient and their friends/family to our private fitting rooms
where we welcome and settle them in. First thing its to find out is when their
treatment is starting and what they are looking for. Most cancer patients
want to look like themselves so while they are describing their hair and what
they do with it, we are also taking a good look at their hair too.
We select wigs based on what they have told us during the consultation. Then we talk them
through the pros and cons of each wig in terms of hair type and cap
construction but really the wig they feel and look most comfortable usually
presents itself. We narrow down options and spend as much time as needed
till the patient is sure. It is quite an interactive process.
When the wig is selected :
We cut and style it if necessary and explain both how put the wig
on correctly and how to care for the wig.
We also discuss options for bed and give some advice on eyebrows. Once the wig is selected,
we often discuss what they will do when the hair starts falling and we offer to
cut or shave them free of charge. Many take us up on this offer, while others
have already made arrangements.
It is a very interactive session and we try to answer any questions and allay their fears.