Image Enhancement Center

Patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy may experience alterations in their appearance, including hair loss and changes in their complexion. The Image Enhancement Center at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is designed to help individuals — both men and women — cope with these cosmetic and physical challenges through education and the availability of specialized products.

The center features products and services for patients. Specialty services include wigs, breast prosthesis and mastectomy bra fittings by certified fitters (1st floor, room 1362).

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (323) 865-3158

While the center is located on the first floor of USC Norris, it offers services usually found in an elegant salon, not a medical facility. Men and women receive comprehensive, individualized assistance from specially trained, caring staff who are experts in managing the physical changes that result from cancer therapy. Best of all, the center is open to anyone in the community, especially those whose lives have been altered by a diagnosis of cancer.

Studies have shown that looking one’s best plays an important role in the recovery process. Presenting a positive image produces positive reactions, allowing individuals to continue daily routines at home, school, the work place and with friends. The Image Enhancement Center is a key resource on the road to recovery.

The Image Enhancement Center’s specially trained staff provides the techniques and encouragement necessary to help patients maintain a positive self-image in their everyday lives. We are able to offer experienced, compassionate consultations on all aspects of appearance, from make-up tips and hair alternatives to proper skin care and prosthesis fitting. In addition, beauty products are available for purchase.

Products include:

  • Breast prostheses and customized bras
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair alternatives and accessories such as hats, wigs, scarves and head wraps
  • Non-metallic deodorants and sun blocks
  • Skin care products