A cranial hair prosthesis is a hair system designed specifically for those suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions or treatments, such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania, or chemotherapy. Unlike an off-the-shelf wig, each prosthesis is custom made to fit. Precise head measurements are taken and real human hair is selected from a large array of colors. Three variations of the hair color are blended for a more natural appearance. The hair is hand-tied onto a base material that resembles the scalp.
When a cranial prosthesis is needed due to medical-related hair loss, you may be eligible for reimbursement from your health insurance. Most insurance companies will cover from 80% to 100% of a cranial prosthesis.