Here are some commonly asked questions!
What is a cranial prosthesis?A cranial prosthesis is a custom-made wig specifically designed for those suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions such as alopecia, chemotherapy, radiation, or other clinical disease and treatments.
How is a cranial prosthesis different from a regular wig?
A cranial prosthesis is more than a wig; it's designed to meet unique specifications and made with medical-grade materials, providing more comfort and a natural look.
They are created to withstand heat, water, and everyday activities, making them more durable than regular wigs.
Is a cranial prosthesis covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies cover cranial prostheses under durable medical equipment.
However, coverage may vary by provider and plan. It's recommended to check with your insurance company for specific details on your coverage.
How do I measure my head for a cranial prosthesis?
Measuring your head for a cranial prosthesis requires three specific measurements: around the head, front to back, and ear to ear.
Our "How to Measure Your Head" page provides detailed instructions.
How do I take care of my cranial prosthesis?
Taking care of a cranial prosthesis involves specific steps to maintain its look and durability.
These steps include gentle cleaning, proper storage, and regular maintenance. More details can be found on our "Hair Care Tips" page.
What can I expect from a consultation with a cranial prosthesis specialist?
During a consultation, our specialist will discuss your specific needs, take necessary measurements, and guide you through the selection process.
We'll also address any concerns you might have and provide detailed information about insurance coverage and care instructions.
Can I style my cranial prosthesis?
Yes, you can style your cranial prosthesis like natural hair. However, following specific guidelines is important to avoid damaging the materials.
We recommend using heat tools on a low setting and avoiding harsh chemicals.
How often will I need to replace my cranial prosthesis?
The lifespan of a cranial prosthesis varies based on how well it is taken care of and the specific product.
However, with proper care, a medical wig can last several years.