Hair loss is a challenging ordeal for everyone who is experiencing it. Particularly for Black women it can be especially difficult facing hair loss due to alopecia or chemotherapy. Luckily, there are options available, such as cranial hair prosthesis, to help women reclaim their confidence and feel whole again.
What is A Cranial Hair Prosthesis?
A cranial hair prosthesis is custom-made wig specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair as a result of medical treatments or conditions, such as alopecia areata, chemotherapy, alopecia totalis, or other clinical treatment or disease resulting in hair loss.
Cranial prostheses are different from fashion wigs who purpose is mostly aesthetics. Instead, a cranial hair prosthesis consists of multiple steps. For example, a perimeter mole is take at the base where the hair is attached to ensure a perfect fit.
Because people undergoing chemotherapy are sensitive to varies types of materials, the base is made using hypoallergenic fabric. Using this type of fabric also avoids scalp allergies which many patients are prone to.
The same concept is adhered to when applying the hair to the base. As such, the technique used to attach the hair focuses attention on avoiding using knots that may touch the scalp.
Benefits Of Cranial Hair Prosthesis
Now that you know what is a cranial hair prosthesis, let’s look at some of its benefits.
- Always made with 100% human hair.
- Undetectable, smooth and comfortable.
- Molded for each individual’s head for a perfect fit.
- Hair color is matched according to the person’s style.
- Securely fitted to the head and hair can be brushed or combed in any direction.
In general, a well-made hair prosthesis can last up to 2 years with proper care. Due to the durable, yet comfortable base material, you can wear your hair prosthesis anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks at a time. After the suitable time has passed, it’s vital that you remove the hairpiece and clean both your scalp and the hair system.
Additionally, most insurance providers will cover between 80% to 100% of the cost for a full cranial prosthesis. You will also be allowed to receive one cranial prosthesis each year for medical hair loss. Depending on your insurance company, your prosthesis may also be a tax deductible medical expense.
Where To Get A Medical Wig Made?
If you find yourself needing more answers to what is a crania hair prosthesis or where to get one made, you’ve come to the right place. Our cranial hair prostheses are handmade by Louticia Grier in Solana Beach. For Louticia, it’s both an honor and sincere privilege to have the opportunity to assist those in need of a hair prosthesis.
Get in touch today at (619) 820-0290 to schedule your free consultation, or you can request a consultation online.