Cranial Prosthesis Hair Toppers for Hair Loss - What You Need to Know?

Losing your hair due to chemotherapy or an underlying medical condition is a confusing time to navigate. And a wig that suits you is another overwhelming experience. Learn more.

What Is Cranial Prosthesis? 

A cranial prosthesis [also called a full cranial prosthesis, hair prosthesis, or hair topper] is a wig for anyone coping with temporary or permanent hair loss. 

Temporary hair loss frequently occurs in individuals receiving radiation, chemotherapy, or other treatments that could contribute to a brief period of hair loss. 

People who suffer from Alopecia Areata or Trichotillomania are usually at risk of permanent hair loss.



Benefits Of Wearing A Cranial Prosthesis Wig

Here are a few benefits of wearing a cranial prosthesis wig;

  • It’s a natural way to improve your self-esteem if you’re feeling self-conscious about your hair loss. 
  • It protects your head from too much sunlight, which can damage what’s left of your hair on your scalp.



The Different Types Of Cranial Prosthesis

Cranial prostheses are available in the form of a partial or full prosthesis. 

A full cranial prosthesis covers your entire head. 

A partial cranial prosthesis can help to cover partial balding. They’re made specifically to fit your head’s shape. 

Some sellers also provide both synthetic and human hair wigs. So, if you’ve never worn a wig until now, you'll need to understand the differences between a synthetic wig and a human wig.

Human hair wigs have a longer life span and are responsive to styling practices that you perform on real hair like flat ironing, curling, or coloring. 

Synthetic hair wigs are made from synthetic materials, have a shorter life span, and applying heat can melt them.  

At Nina Ross, we’ve got technicians who help you design medical-grade wigs that comfortably fits your head and matches your hair.

The difference between standard wigs and medical-grade wigs is in their high-quality materials, as they're used for scalp-sensitive people suffering from hair loss.  



Will Your Insurance Company Pay For A Cranial Prosthesis?

You might be wondering why we’re not referring to Cranial Prosthesis as just a wig or hair unit. 

Well, most sellers refer to these hair units as a cranial prosthesis for tax deduction purposes or to ensure there’s proper reimbursement by health insurance companies. 

When in doubt, you should contact your insurance company. 

However, most companies would allow you to get one wig per year and provide 80-100% coverage of the cost.



Final Thoughts.

Finding the best cranial prosthesis wig doesn’t have to be a journey you take alone. 

At Nina Ross Hair Therapy, we’re prepared to support you in designing a wig that aligns with your needs, whether it’s a partial or full cranial prosthesis. 

We understand that finding the right wig is a huge part of your healing process.

So, contact us today to schedule your first consultation session.

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