WHAT IS A CRANIAL PROSTHESIS?
A cranial prosthesis is a wig for medical patients who have permanent hair loss (such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania), or temporary hair loss resulting from treatment for chemotherapy, radiation, or any other clinical disease.
The term, cranial prosthesis, is used when applying for medical insurance or tax deduction status. Other common terms for a wig used for medical purposes include: full cranial prosthesis, hair prosthesis, cranial hair prosthesis, extra-cranial prosthesis.
Note: Since the above processes are an ongoing condition, you may be eligible to receive full or partial coverage to purchase the full cranial prosthesis by your health insurance company.
Cancer and Hair Loss
Cancer-related hair Loss is a well-known side effect for treatments, medications and surgeries. Treatments such as chemotherapy have a higher chance of causing hair loss in individuals. During chemotherapy all living cells come in contact with the drugs and hair will go into a dormancy to protect itself. During the dormant phase hair does not receive the proper protein and nutrients to thrive, as a result hair will stay in this stage until treatment is finished.
WHAT IS ALOPECIA?
Alopecia is a medical term for “baldness,” an abnormal condition of hair loss, resulting in smooth, round, bald patches on the scalp. In some cases, hair can thin out and/ or break, leaving the scalp with short stubs of hair.
Although, this condition has no cure, life does not end here. In fact, it continues at AGE Wigs for Hair Loss! For Alopecia fighters, we hope to promote and boost self-esteem by providing the best quality wigs and services to our most valued customers.