MEDICAL SOLUTIONS

ALOPECIA

Those diagnosed with alopecia know that it is an unpredictable condition that manifests itself through hair loss. The severity of hair loss depends on the type of alopecia:

Alopecia Areata: patches of hair fall out, leaving bald patches on your scalp

Alopecia Totalis: results in complete hair loss on your scalp and complete baldness

Alopecia Universalis: hair loss on the entire body and scalp

The treatment for someone with alopecia will depend on their comfort level and the severity of their hair loss. One thing to know with alopecia is that the hair follicles are still in working order; however, it is not known if the hair can regrow due to the nature of alopecia causing the body to attack itself.

Hair Prosthesis Centre has the solutions that you are looking for, from partial coverings to full coverings. Our trained staff will work effortlessly to explain your options and find a solution that works for you.

Call us at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie for help with alopecia solutions and a free consultation to help us determine what piece is best for you.

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Alopecia

CANCER

Hearing the cancer diagnosis can be a devastating one, one that strikes fear, anger and uncertainty for everyone. Everything from the diagnosis to the treatment, its a whirlwind of information that comes quickly and starts to happen fast.

Hair loss or scalp sensitivity and irritation can occur during cancer treatments. We are professionally trained in the industry and provide solutions that will help you through the process.

Hair Prosthesis Centre Barrie has developed an entire We Care program that is designed for those going through cranial radiation or chemotherapy.  Our goal is to ensure that the hair loss experienced during your treatment is looked after as quickly and confidently as possible.

Our hair loss specialists understand that cancer’s severity and hair loss situation differ between clients. That is why Hair Prosthesis Centre has taken every step to create a tranquil supportive environment with private rooms. Your emotions have already been overwhelmed with endless cancer treatments and the resulting hair loss, and it is the responsibility of our staff at Hair Prosthesis Centre to make your transition to recovery a seamlessly peaceful and empowering one.

As trained hair loss specialists, we are here for you from the diagnosis to the regrowth stage, and everywhere in-between.

Our staff is here for you during your journey; we will work with you until we find the hair piece that is perfect for you and your needs. Being conveniently located near the RVH, our completely private facility ensures client confidentiality, and we offer evening and weekend bookings if required.

We understand that finding the perfect wig can be a difficult task, especially when having to deal with the emotions of being diagnosed with cancer and the treatment that goes with it. We want to make the transition process as comfortable and easy for you as possible.

Call us today or explore our site to learn more about our wigs for chemotherapy patients in Barrie, Ontario.

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Cancer

BURN VICTIMS

After the serious trauma and lengthy healing process after burns, the resulting scarred tissue on a damaged scalp cannot regrow hair and leaves a constant reminder of the distressing event.

The option to pursue expensive invasive hair transplant surgery may not be ideal as it requires lengthy recovery stages, is not covered by most insurance companies as it is considered cosmetic surgery, and can add more stress to your already sensitive scalp. The best alternative for you would be a well-designed wig or hairpiece.

We provide medical wigs specially designed by us, created for you, with the assistance of our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs, assess your scalp’s sensitivity and individual hair loss situation, and custom-design your piece for you.

Hair Prosthesis Centre pays attention to every single detail, down to the fit of your custom wig. The way your wig sits securely on your head heavily influences how comfortable it is for you and your scalp. We have a variety of attachment methods and scalp covers to tailor to your individual needs.

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig as we make it a beautiful, natural looking, soft and stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house hair piece salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your piece at home.

Make an appointment for your individual consultation to sit in our private room and begin your transformation today.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Burn Victims

LUPUS

Affecting nine times more women than men, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic and organ-damaging autoimmune disease. An unpredictable disease; no two cases of lupus are the same.

Lupus and its medications can cause dramatic and noticeable hair loss or thinning as the follicles are attacked and destroyed, falling out with the slightest tug. The remaining hair is fragile, coarse and easily breakable. Unlike alopecia, the hair may grow back in most cases, albeit very slowly.

If diagnosed with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE, skin lupus), on the other hand, lesions and abrasions will develop on the skin and scalp (a discoid rash) and can scar hair follicles and may cause permanent hair loss.

We have the treatment solutions to help with your hair loss at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie. We provide medical wigs specially designed by you, for you, with the assistance of our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs, assess and treat your scalp’s sensitivity and individual hair loss situation, and custom design your real human hair wig for you.

Not only do we have a range of full wigs in stock, Hair Prosthesis Centre has many partial hair systems that cover specific sections where you’re experiencing thinning hair (whether it’s the top, crown or front of your head).

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig or partial piece and we make it a beautiful, natural-looking, soft and stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house hair piece salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your wig at home.

Call us to book a consultation in one of our private rooms and find your perfect hair system.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Lupus

SCALP CONCERNS

Dealing with hair loss or scalp irritation are emotional events, and can lead to social concerns and confidence issues. The best time to take action is immediately. As soon as you start to notice a change in your hair or scalp you should seek out a Trichologist or dermatologist.

Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp and overlaps both the medical and cosmetic areas that are not normally covered by either a doctor or hairstylist. A Trichologist can help you address many concerns about your hair and scalp treatment.

Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie has a certified Trichologist who can help you cope with the root cause of your hair loss concern and provide individualized hair loss treatment options. Our Trichologist uses the latest technology to explore your unique situation by using a microscopic camera that allows you to see what the Trichologist sees, and takes immediate action to soothe your scalp irritations and foster healthy hair regrowth.

Below are some of the many scalp and hair loss causes that a trained Trichologist can treat and prevent:

Androgenetic Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness): The most common genetic scalp problem; a genetic autoimmune disease that rewires the body to attack itself, starting with hair loss

Women’s Hair Loss: Can be caused from stressors such as an unhealthy diet or blood circulation issues.

Cradle Cap: Oily, yellow scaling or crusting on a scalp caused by a build up of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed (shedding) skin cells and causes redness, greasy, scaly patches and itching.

Dry Dandruff: White flakes of dead skin in your and an itchy, scaling scalp.

Greasy Hair & Scalp: Can be genetic and results from oil overproduction in the hair causing an oily scalp and greasy hair from the roots to the ends, or a greasy scalp and roots with dry ends.

Dry Hair & Scalp: As you age, your scalp produces less oil to moisturize your hair, or your hair lets moisture escape and causes dry, brittle hair (and, in very rare cases, can cause hair loss).

Chemotherapy & Radiation: Causes your skin and scalp to become dry, irritated and sensitive.

Eczema: Accelerated shedding of normal scalp skin cells.

Psoriasis: Also known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis; a genetic chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow at an increased rate to form thick patches most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, tailbone and back.

Taking action earlier can help slow down your hair’s deterioration and maintain what you have for a longer period of time. The longer you wait to find help, the faster your hair’s health will decline, with no chance of regrowth. Book an appointment and consultation with our on-site Trichologist who will help bring back a healthier self and your confidence.

Our Trichologist uses the latest technology to explore your unique situation by using a microscopic camera that allows you to see what the Trichologist sees, and visually guides you through treatment options. Your initial appointment will consist of a 30-minute consultation at $45.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Scalp Concerns

THINNING HAIR

An unfortunate fact is that both men and women can suffer from thinning hair, with it being more common in men due to male pattern baldness. An even tougher reality is that thinning hair has no cure. However, suffering from thinning hair doesn’t mean that you should feel self-conscious in having to opt for a full wig. Hair Prosthesis Centre carries a wide variety of hair loss solutions from keratin hair fibers to partial wigs and systems, we can bring back your confidence.

Hair Prosthesis Centre has been leading the way in hair systems for over 25 years with our professionally trained hair technicians educated in the field of hair replacement options. We respect your confidentiality and offer a private space for you to come to terms with your struggle with hair loss in a confidential and discreet manner.

Our wigs can be custom-designed for your individual needs, lifestyle and sized to fit comfortably on your scalp. Meeting with our trained hair loss specialists at Hair Prosthesis Centre will ensure that your wig, made from real human hair, will make you smile again.

Our hair pieces can be used for daily wear, or bonded for weekly wear, and all of our services are offered in our private and comfortable centre by our trained hair loss specialists. Feel free to drop by our location at 1 Quarry Ridge Road, across from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie or call for a free consultation appointment.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Thinning Hair

THYROID DISEASE

As soon as you notice that “you’re not feeling like yourself” with changes in your energy levels and attitude, your weight and eating habits, and even thinning or coarsening/dry hair, you may have thyroid disease. Easily passed off as a result of a busy, stressful lifestyle, many people do not think that an over or under active thyroid can be the cause of these and other physical effects.

Women are four times more likely than men to develop thyroid disease, and without treatment, the thyroid can experience complete failure. The many symptoms, which vary for everyone, are caused from the lack of or overproduction of the thyroid gland’s normal hormone levels.

Your body follows a natural cycle of growth and resting phases because of hormone production; however, when abnormal changes to that cycle occur, the systems in your body will not act normally. Consider the two types of thyroid disease and what that means for your hair:

Hyperthyroidism: your thyroid goes into hormone production overdrive; you may experience thinning hair; certain cases of hyperthyroidism have also been known to cause cancer.

Hypothyroidism: your thyroid produces less than normal functioning amounts of hormones, causing patches of hair loss and balding.

While undergoing treatment for thyroid disease and the growth of brittle hair, or hair loss, Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie, can help to reduce your self-consciousness when it comes to your hair.

We provide medical wigs specially designed by us, for you, with the creative assistance of yourself and our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs and individual situation, and custom-design your piece for you.

Not only do we have a range of full wigs in stock, Hair Prosthesis Centre has many partial hair systems that cover specific sections where you’re experiencing thinning hair (whether it’s the top, crown or front of your head).

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig or partial hair prosthesis and we make it beautiful, natural looking, soft and a stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your wig at home.

Schedule your consultation with us in one of our private rooms and find your perfect hair system.

Tip

When it comes to Thyroid-related hair loss, the normalization of hormone levels may help to correct your hair loss or thinning. It is highly recommended to check your thyroid function annually as a preventative caution. Don’t put off a doctor’s appointment to get your thyroid tested.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Thyroid Disease

TRICHOTILLAOMANIA

Trichotillomania, a Hair Pulling Disorder, can cause feelings of frustration, embarrassment or social alienation because of the compulsive need one feels to pull out their hair, eyebrows, eyelashes or body hair resulting in noticeable hair loss and bald patches.

Although a disorder experienced by both genders, studies show that 80 – 90% of adult sufferers are women. The cause of the disorder can stem from genetics to environmental stressors, and many clients who visit Hair Prosthesis Centre will purchase a partial or full hair system to cover their hair loss.

Hair Prosthesis Centre offers a wide range of hair pieces that vary in style, color, length, coverage and more. You can choose to match your existing hair or go for a completely different look. Our hair loss experts are familiar with Trichotillomania and are professionally trained to help you make the best decision that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Many find the urge to pull their hair reduces when wearing a hair prosthesis system or wig due to the change in sensation. Stop by Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie for more information on solutions for trichotillomania.

TRICH.ORGBOOK A CONSULTATION
Trichotillomania
+ ALOPECIA

ALOPECIA

Those diagnosed with alopecia know that it is an unpredictable condition that manifests itself through hair loss. The severity of hair loss depends on the type of alopecia:

Alopecia Areata: patches of hair fall out, leaving bald patches on your scalp

Alopecia Totalis: results in complete hair loss on your scalp and complete baldness

Alopecia Universalis: hair loss on the entire body and scalp

The treatment for someone with alopecia will depend on their comfort level and the severity of their hair loss. One thing to know with alopecia is that the hair follicles are still in working order; however, it is not known if the hair can regrow due to the nature of alopecia causing the body to attack itself.

Hair Prosthesis Centre has the solutions that you are looking for, from partial coverings to full coverings. Our trained staff will work effortlessly to explain your options and find a solution that works for you.

Call us at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie for help with alopecia solutions and a free consultation to help us determine what piece is best for you.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Alopecia
+ CANCER

CANCER

Hearing the cancer diagnosis can be a devastating one, one that strikes fear, anger and uncertainty for everyone. Everything from the diagnosis to the treatment, its a whirlwind of information that comes quickly and starts to happen fast.

Hair loss or scalp sensitivity and irritation can occur during cancer treatments. We are professionally trained in the industry and provide solutions that will help you through the process.

Hair Prosthesis Centre Barrie has developed an entire We Care program that is designed for those going through cranial radiation or chemotherapy.  Our goal is to ensure that the hair loss experienced during your treatment is looked after as quickly and confidently as possible.

Our hair loss specialists understand that cancer’s severity and hair loss situation differ between clients. That is why Hair Prosthesis Centre has taken every step to create a tranquil supportive environment with private rooms. Your emotions have already been overwhelmed with endless cancer treatments and the resulting hair loss, and it is the responsibility of our staff at Hair Prosthesis Centre to make your transition to recovery a seamlessly peaceful and empowering one.

As trained hair loss specialists, we are here for you from the diagnosis to the regrowth stage, and everywhere in-between.

Our staff is here for you during your journey; we will work with you until we find the hair piece that is perfect for you and your needs. Being conveniently located near the RVH, our completely private facility ensures client confidentiality, and we offer evening and weekend bookings if required.

We understand that finding the perfect wig can be a difficult task, especially when having to deal with the emotions of being diagnosed with cancer and the treatment that goes with it. We want to make the transition process as comfortable and easy for you as possible.

Call us today or explore our site to learn more about our wigs for chemotherapy patients in Barrie, Ontario.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Cancer
+ BURN VICTIMS

BURN VICTIMS

After the serious trauma and lengthy healing process after burns, the resulting scarred tissue on a damaged scalp cannot regrow hair and leaves a constant reminder of the distressing event.

The option to pursue expensive invasive hair transplant surgery may not be ideal as it requires lengthy recovery stages, is not covered by most insurance companies as it is considered cosmetic surgery, and can add more stress to your already sensitive scalp. The best alternative for you would be a well-designed wig or hairpiece.

We provide medical wigs specially designed by us, created for you, with the assistance of our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs, assess your scalp’s sensitivity and individual hair loss situation, and custom-design your piece for you.

Hair Prosthesis Centre pays attention to every single detail, down to the fit of your custom wig. The way your wig sits securely on your head heavily influences how comfortable it is for you and your scalp. We have a variety of attachment methods and scalp covers to tailor to your individual needs.

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig as we make it a beautiful, natural looking, soft and stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house hair piece salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your piece at home.

Make an appointment for your individual consultation to sit in our private room and begin your transformation today.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Burn Victims
+ LUPUS

LUPUS

Affecting nine times more women than men, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic and organ-damaging autoimmune disease. An unpredictable disease; no two cases of lupus are the same.

Lupus and its medications can cause dramatic and noticeable hair loss or thinning as the follicles are attacked and destroyed, falling out with the slightest tug. The remaining hair is fragile, coarse and easily breakable. Unlike alopecia, the hair may grow back in most cases, albeit very slowly.

If diagnosed with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE, skin lupus), on the other hand, lesions and abrasions will develop on the skin and scalp (a discoid rash) and can scar hair follicles and may cause permanent hair loss.

We have the treatment solutions to help with your hair loss at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie. We provide medical wigs specially designed by you, for you, with the assistance of our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs, assess and treat your scalp’s sensitivity and individual hair loss situation, and custom design your real human hair wig for you.

Not only do we have a range of full wigs in stock, Hair Prosthesis Centre has many partial hair systems that cover specific sections where you’re experiencing thinning hair (whether it’s the top, crown or front of your head).

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig or partial piece and we make it a beautiful, natural-looking, soft and stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house hair piece salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your wig at home.

Call us to book a consultation in one of our private rooms and find your perfect hair system.

READ MOREBOOK A CONSULTATION
Lupus
+ SCALP CONCERNS

SCALP CONCERNS

Dealing with hair loss or scalp irritation are emotional events, and can lead to social concerns and confidence issues. The best time to take action is immediately. As soon as you start to notice a change in your hair or scalp you should seek out a Trichologist or dermatologist.

Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp and overlaps both the medical and cosmetic areas that are not normally covered by either a doctor or hairstylist. A Trichologist can help you address many concerns about your hair and scalp treatment.

Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie has a certified Trichologist who can help you cope with the root cause of your hair loss concern and provide individualized hair loss treatment options. Our Trichologist uses the latest technology to explore your unique situation by using a microscopic camera that allows you to see what the Trichologist sees, and takes immediate action to soothe your scalp irritations and foster healthy hair regrowth.

Below are some of the many scalp and hair loss causes that a trained Trichologist can treat and prevent:

Androgenetic Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness): The most common genetic scalp problem; a genetic autoimmune disease that rewires the body to attack itself, starting with hair loss

Women’s Hair Loss: Can be caused from stressors such as an unhealthy diet or blood circulation issues.

Cradle Cap: Oily, yellow scaling or crusting on a scalp caused by a build up of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed (shedding) skin cells and causes redness, greasy, scaly patches and itching.

Dry Dandruff: White flakes of dead skin in your and an itchy, scaling scalp.

Greasy Hair & Scalp: Can be genetic and results from oil overproduction in the hair causing an oily scalp and greasy hair from the roots to the ends, or a greasy scalp and roots with dry ends.

Dry Hair & Scalp: As you age, your scalp produces less oil to moisturize your hair, or your hair lets moisture escape and causes dry, brittle hair (and, in very rare cases, can cause hair loss).

Chemotherapy & Radiation: Causes your skin and scalp to become dry, irritated and sensitive.

Eczema: Accelerated shedding of normal scalp skin cells.

Psoriasis: Also known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis; a genetic chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow at an increased rate to form thick patches most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, tailbone and back.

Taking action earlier can help slow down your hair’s deterioration and maintain what you have for a longer period of time. The longer you wait to find help, the faster your hair’s health will decline, with no chance of regrowth. Book an appointment and consultation with our on-site Trichologist who will help bring back a healthier self and your confidence.

Our Trichologist uses the latest technology to explore your unique situation by using a microscopic camera that allows you to see what the Trichologist sees, and visually guides you through treatment options. Your initial appointment will consist of a 30-minute consultation at $45.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Scalp Concerns
+ THINNING HAIR

THINNING HAIR

An unfortunate fact is that both men and women can suffer from thinning hair, with it being more common in men due to male pattern baldness. An even tougher reality is that thinning hair has no cure. However, suffering from thinning hair doesn’t mean that you should feel self-conscious in having to opt for a full wig. Hair Prosthesis Centre carries a wide variety of hair loss solutions from keratin hair fibers to partial wigs and systems, we can bring back your confidence.

Hair Prosthesis Centre has been leading the way in hair systems for over 25 years with our professionally trained hair technicians educated in the field of hair replacement options. We respect your confidentiality and offer a private space for you to come to terms with your struggle with hair loss in a confidential and discreet manner.

Our wigs can be custom-designed for your individual needs, lifestyle and sized to fit comfortably on your scalp. Meeting with our trained hair loss specialists at Hair Prosthesis Centre will ensure that your wig, made from real human hair, will make you smile again.

Our hair pieces can be used for daily wear, or bonded for weekly wear, and all of our services are offered in our private and comfortable centre by our trained hair loss specialists. Feel free to drop by our location at 1 Quarry Ridge Road, across from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie or call for a free consultation appointment.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Thinning Hair
+ THYROID DISEASE

THYROID DISEASE

As soon as you notice that “you’re not feeling like yourself” with changes in your energy levels and attitude, your weight and eating habits, and even thinning or coarsening/dry hair, you may have thyroid disease. Easily passed off as a result of a busy, stressful lifestyle, many people do not think that an over or under active thyroid can be the cause of these and other physical effects.

Women are four times more likely than men to develop thyroid disease, and without treatment, the thyroid can experience complete failure. The many symptoms, which vary for everyone, are caused from the lack of or overproduction of the thyroid gland’s normal hormone levels.

Your body follows a natural cycle of growth and resting phases because of hormone production; however, when abnormal changes to that cycle occur, the systems in your body will not act normally. Consider the two types of thyroid disease and what that means for your hair:

Hyperthyroidism: your thyroid goes into hormone production overdrive; you may experience thinning hair; certain cases of hyperthyroidism have also been known to cause cancer.

Hypothyroidism: your thyroid produces less than normal functioning amounts of hormones, causing patches of hair loss and balding.

While undergoing treatment for thyroid disease and the growth of brittle hair, or hair loss, Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie, can help to reduce your self-consciousness when it comes to your hair.

We provide medical wigs specially designed by us, for you, with the creative assistance of yourself and our professionally trained hair loss specialists. We take the time to understand your needs and individual situation, and custom-design your piece for you.

Not only do we have a range of full wigs in stock, Hair Prosthesis Centre has many partial hair systems that cover specific sections where you’re experiencing thinning hair (whether it’s the top, crown or front of your head).

We make sure you are completely happy and satisfied with your new medical wig or partial hair prosthesis and we make it beautiful, natural looking, soft and a stylish extension of yourself. We also provide an in-house salon to help you create the best hairstyle for your wig, and can teach you how to care for and style your wig at home.

Schedule your consultation with us in one of our private rooms and find your perfect hair system.

Tip

When it comes to Thyroid-related hair loss, the normalization of hormone levels may help to correct your hair loss or thinning. It is highly recommended to check your thyroid function annually as a preventative caution. Don’t put off a doctor’s appointment to get your thyroid tested.

BOOK A CONSULTATION
Thyroid Disease
+ TRICHOTILLAOMANIA

TRICHOTILLAOMANIA

Trichotillomania, a Hair Pulling Disorder, can cause feelings of frustration, embarrassment or social alienation because of the compulsive need one feels to pull out their hair, eyebrows, eyelashes or body hair resulting in noticeable hair loss and bald patches.

Although a disorder experienced by both genders, studies show that 80 – 90% of adult sufferers are women. The cause of the disorder can stem from genetics to environmental stressors, and many clients who visit Hair Prosthesis Centre will purchase a partial or full hair system to cover their hair loss.

Hair Prosthesis Centre offers a wide range of hair pieces that vary in style, color, length, coverage and more. You can choose to match your existing hair or go for a completely different look. Our hair loss experts are familiar with Trichotillomania and are professionally trained to help you make the best decision that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Many find the urge to pull their hair reduces when wearing a hair prosthesis system or wig due to the change in sensation. Stop by Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie for more information on solutions for trichotillomania.

TRICH.ORGBOOK A CONSULTATION
Trichotillomania

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