Look simply beautiful with medical wigs

Medical wigs are specially designed to concentrate on the needs of women experiencing hair loss due to medical treatment or disease. Or in other words A Medical Cranial Hair Prosthesis is a wig or a hairpiece that has been designed to fit the needs of women who have lost their hair due to Alopecia Areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, chemotherapy treatments, or other medically related hair loss conditions.

Many of the manufacturers today are designing exceptional high quality wigs that give relaxing caps, high quality synthetic fibres, long-lasting human hair, and particular resources to attain a safe and sound fit. Many of these products will be extremely light weight and have a very natural look.

These wigs are referred to as medical cranial hair prosthesis to some extent because this jargon is essential to obtain compensation from insurance companies for the wigs that are needed when hair is lost due to medical conditions.

Guidelines in order to obtain the reimbursement from the insurance company are

  • A prescription from your physician for a cranial prosthesis.
  • Check the benefits of your insurance. There should be a section under covered expenses related to prosthesis.
  • Ask that your physician write a “PRESCRIPTION” for a “CRANIAL PROSTHESIS“.
  • Inform the insurance company about your medical need for alternative hair
  • Send your sales receipts for your cranial prosthesis.
  • Enclose a letter to the insurance company stating the necessity of prosthesis.

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Lace wig- A Definition

lace wig or a lace front wig is a special type of hairpiece or wig designed with a sheer lace base. Lace front wigs are made with real human hair which tied, by hand, to a sheer lace base. Full lace wigs may have a base made entirely of lace while the more common tactic is a lace front wig which has the sheer lace only at the front where the hairline is visible. The remainder of the wig is made out of a less fragile material which is less susceptible to ripping or tearing than the lace.

Lace wigs are the most expensive types of wigs(after the wigs with Russian, Spanish or RL Moda Hair) and have a reputation for being the most realistic looking and undetectable

Medical Wigs – “The Cranial Hair Prosthesis” Did you know?

If a person requires a “cranial hair prosthesis” while undergoing Alopecia or cancer-related therapy, they may be eligible for reimbursement under their health insurance plan?

If you need to wear a wig because of medical reasons like Alopecia and cancer-related therapy that the “wig” should be called a “cranial hair prosthesis” for insurance purposes?

If you file an insurance claim for reimbursement for a “wig” instead of a “cranial hair prosthesisyou will very likely be turned down?

Most insurance companies cover between 80 to 100% of a cranial prosthesis?

Insurance Companies are realizing your cranial hair prosthesis are more and more a necessity for those recovering from Alopecia and cancer treatments.

Follow some simple guidelines to assure coverage, when it is available through your insurance company.

Your physician should be able to supply all the details and make the referral for the purchase of your “hair prosthesis”. Ask your physician to do that.

When receiving your hair prosthesis, have your stylist complete an invoice for a “cranial hair prosthesis” NOT a wig and use the following   guidelines for filing an insurance claim.

  • Check the benefits of your insurance. There should be a section under “covered expenses” relating to prostheses, prosthetic devices or medical durable equipment. Most companies don’t spell out exclusions so pay attention to the actual coverage. this will help your case.
  • Make sure to complete the insurance form and have it signed by your physician.
  • Request that your physician write a “prescription” for a “full cranial prosthesis” (not a wig) and a letter explaining hair loss and its effects. That it isn’t just for cosmetic reasons but for emotional well-being as well.
  • Keep copies of your sales or invoices for your cranial prosthesis. (Portions of unpaid items by insurance are tax deductible.)
  • Enclose a letter to the insurance company stating the necessity of a prosthesis.
  • Some optional suggestions are- include a letter from your employer,
    – take pictures of yourself without hair,
    – hand write a letter detailing the emotional effects that your condition has had on your life,
    – bring a copy of your prescription and paid bill tot he American Cancer Society for partial reimbursement.
  • If your insurance coverage is denied, you can appeal it:

a. ask for review by a medical review board, include the original claim
b. ask for a written reply as to why the claim was denied.
c. send a letter tot he claims department supervisor.

These steps are for reference. Remember to follow the procedures outlined by your insurance company to receive the fullest benefits possible. Most companies cover between 80 to 100%. Individual insurance companies as well as the state insurance board (each state varies) may have other or additional steps to complete.

If you don’t have insurance contact your state or county agencies. The county department of social services offers medical assistance in most states for individuals who meet certain income guidelines.


1. A Cranial Hair Prosthesis is medical insurance jargon for a hair system for those suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions. Prostheses contain a combination of fabrics and compounds that are used to re-create natural hair growth patterns and the look of the scalp. All materials in the prosthesis are designed to provide maximum comfort.

Cranial hair prosthesis are different from budget or department store wigs in quality. performance, and service. Prostheses are made of specialized material – sensitive to the needs of the individual. The fit is adjustable to each person’s size and also custom cut and styled. A department store wig (budget wig) has a set style – what you see is what you get. Service plays an important role when selecting a hair prosthesis.

When looking for hair loss options, you need to decide what will best fit your needs – wigs, hats or turbans, integration hair pieces, hair replacements, or a custom wig.

Wig Care 101- 3 “Dont’s” to avoid

When you need your wig styled, washed and so forth, you can always take it to one of our convenient locations and we’ll have you looking your best in no time! That doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of your wig properly. That’s why we’ve listed 3 “dont’s” for your wig so it will give you years of use.

1) Do not expose your wig to heat in excess of 160°. (Like opening an oven door, standing near a barbecue grill, etc.) This will damage the wig hair. Any type of heat will cause wig fibers to frizz (lamps, ovens/stoves, heat from body).

2) Do not brush your wig when wet.

5) We do not recommend wearing your wig in a swimming pool.

Selecting the Right Hair Styles For Your Face Shape The Visual Method

Getting the Best Look Based on Your Face Shape
Find Out How

Here’s how to find the hair styles that work best for you. Styles should accentuate your best facial features while minimizing your less-than-best features.

To find your face shape:

0. Get a friend to help you or better yet get a  few friends together for a “Best Hair Styles” party.

1. Pull hair back and secure so hair is totally off the face.

2. Stand 12″ from a mirror and look straight into it. — Or, use a picture of yourself facing straight into the camera with your hairline showing.

3. Outline your face with a marker on the mirror, with drawing paper or on the photo itself.

4. Now look at your face shape in the mirror or the photo drawing. At first there may appear to be more than one shape. Though your face may not be an exact duplicate of any single shape, it will more closely resemble one shape over all other shapes shown. Pick the shape most closely resembling your own.

5. Once you have done all of this you will have a good idea of what style fits best on you.Try on 1000’s of hair styles, short, medium and  long in all kinds of styles and all kinds of colors. You will find what’s best for your face. When you are ready simply print the style or styles that are right for you and viola go shopping for you next hair style, hair piece or wig.

Oval faceOval Shaped Face —-Slightly narrower at the jawline than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline. Oval is considered by many to be the loveliest and most versatile face shape since nearly every style looks sensational on this face with perfect symmetry.Try: Most any hair shape works well. Short, medium and long lengths, plus styles swept away from face.Hair pulled back shows off the oval face the most. In long styles, a great classic look is a center or side part with hair touching shoulders. The short-layered looks with curls and a close extended nape focus on this oval.

Round faceRound Shaped Face —-Full-looking face with round chin and hairline.

This shape is round at the cheeks and a has a circular form. There is more of the face near the ears and gradually less curving upward and downward. The goal: to slim your face.
Add height without adding extra width.Try: Chin-length or longer styles, cuts with fullness and height at the crown, layered top, off-center parts. Hair below the chin line should be worn with a face-lengthening center part; for hair above chin line, wear an off-center part to interrupt the roundness. Height at the crown and a bare forehead lengthen and slim the face. It’s best to avoid short and sleeked-back hairstyles. In short-angled styles, you are best seen with hair brushed away from the face, building extra crown height to narrow the roundness of your features. Though bangs shorten the face, you can wear curly, tousled side bangs. Always avoid straight-falling bangs. Wear longer styles closer to the face to give length.

Square Face —- Angular jawline, same width as forehead
This face is characterized by an angular jaw and square brow, with jaw and brow being nearly the same width. The goal: soften the sharp angle of jaw line and minimize squared-off brow.

Try: Styles that lengthen the face and add fullness on top work best. Avoid styles that add width at the jawline. Hairstyles that emphasize the cheekbones mid-line of the face are most flattering. Bangs and waves at the temple also soften the square. Wear your best styles with hair swinging forward onto the face to reduce the angles. Hair length is best about 1-1/2″ below the chin, or extending to shoulder length to reduce and soften the squareness of your jaw. Hair worn on the forehead is always perfect for you, as long as it is wispy or fringed. Never wear straight bangs. Hair turned under at the bottom also will narrow the width of the jaw. Styles in loose curls and waves add extra dimension to the square face.

Triangular Shaped Face —-This shape has a wide chin and a narrow forehead. The goal: narrow the chin and widen the forehead. Wear your hair wide and full at the top of the head and temples, brushed away from the face and up toward the ear to widen forehead; from the ear, angle hair forward toward the chin to soften and narrow a strong jaw. Do not wear styles that are full at the jaw line however. Your best hair length: chin length or longer.

Heart Shaped Face —- Wider at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small chin. This is an upside down triangle face. There is very little of your face at the jaw line, much more at the eye line, cheek bones and even more at the brow line.Try: Chin-length or longer styles, side parts, swept forward layers around the upper face, wispy bangs.
The goal: diminish forehead width and create a wider, fuller jaw effect. If you want bangs, wear them full and curly if possible. Wear a side part with soft three-quarter bangs swept over one side to balance your forehead width. The styles should be fuller at the top than at the jaw line. Upswept at the sides and off the forehead further emphasize your feminine appeal . A medium length to mid-neck is your best look. Fullness at the bottom, with hair directed forward onto the cheeks gives you the appearance of a wide chin. Curls or loose waves, shaped from the ears down, add width and fullness to your chin.

Oblong Face —-This shape is long and thin, often with a chin that tends to look pointed. There is very little difference in width between the top, middle or bottom of your face but it is more rounded than the square face. Hairstyles should add width and fullness to the sides of the face and around the eyes, cheekbones and ears. This shape benefits from a low side part, with a sweep of hair brushed across the forehead and secured with a comb. The look of volume with an asymmetric flow of hair to one side widens your face and reduces length. Straight-falling bangs or bangs blended with the sides of your hair shorten the overall face length. Your best hair length reaches to the middle of the neck. Favor volume with curly or wavy styles that are very becoming, giving you the illusion of balanced width.

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