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.
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 OGP Medical Wigs! For Alopecia fighters, we hope to promote and boost self-esteem by providing the best quality wigs and services to our most valued clients.
Facts about Human Hair Wigs
Why did my Human Hair Loss Its Curl?
The factory style in Human hair wigs are made by setting the hair and not by perm. Therefore, curls will always wash out of Human hair wigs when its gets wet or is shampooed.
What should I choose - Human or Synthetic Hair?
Human hair wigs are popular because of their luxurious texture, styling versatility, and long lifespan. Just like your own hair, they can be styled with heated styling tools – curled or flat ironed. If you want long (shoulder length or longer), we highly recommend human hair, as it holds up much longer and resists frizzing.
Many women prefer synthetic wigs because of their lower cost and easy maintenance. Most synthetics – especially the shorter styles – feature shake-and-go styling. Just put it on in the morning and go!
What is the difference in cap construction?
The cap construction refers to the material used to create the base, and how the hair is attached to the base.
A “Monofilament” wig features a transparent mesh top with hairs individually hand-sewn, so that the wearer’s own scalp shows through, thus creating the appearance of hair growing natural from your own head.
A “Hand-tied” wig, also called a cranial prosthesis, is a wig designed specifically for medical hair loss. The entire wig features hairs hand-sewn onto a soft, mesh base – which is designed to be superbly comfortable against a bare scalp. Hand-tied wigs are noticeably lighter weight than traditional wigs and incredibly natural in appearance.