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Full Cranial Prosthesis
Hair loss affects more than 30 million women but today there are many choices to choose from. You may have a medical related hair loss, genetic hair loss, hair loss due to environmental challenges including stress, dietary or lifestyle issues, or thinning hair. One solution is not right for everyone, but we offer a vast variety of hair replacement solutions. Full Cranial

Prosthesis ( full lace cranial prosthesis wigs), for women suffering from long term or permanent hair loss due to a medical condition such as chemotherapy, alopecia, or other medical conditions. We also specialize in Unisex and Children's Solutions. 

Androgenic alopecia and traumatic alopecia are the most common causes of hair loss in women.

Androgenic alopecia
Hereditary hair thinning occurs in both men and women. 
It is the most common form of alopecia in women. 
It can begin as early as in the 20s. 
By age 40, 40% of these women have noticeable hair thinning due to this condition. 
By age 50, 50% of them have severe signs of hair loss. 
When this type of hair loss occurs, women usually do not develop true baldness in the patterns that occur in men, the areas affected are in the temples and the crown of the head, while the front hairline is usually preserved.

Traumatic alopecia
Scarring in the scalp area which causes hair loss. This form of hair loss frequently occurs in African-American women.

Traumatic alopecia is divided into three categories: traction, chemical and follicular alopecia.

Traction alopecia
Hair loss associated with persistent use of tight braids, hair rollers, weaves, twist, locks, or cornrows.

The first sign of traction alopecia is thinning above the ears and the forehead. This hair loss is often seen in young girls

Partial or complete regrowth of hair can follow, but permanent loss of hair can occur when the roots of the hairs are severely damaged.

Chemical alopecia
Damage to the scalp and hair shaft caused by commercial relaxer products. 
It will resemble hair thinning resulting from hereditary causes, but it will also include scarring of the scalp, which could irreversibly damage the hair follicles.

 
Follicular alopecia
Gradual destruction of hair follicles that occur when the excessive use of pomades with a hot comb or iron.

Thinning usually begins at the crown and then spreads evenly throughout the head. It is an irreversible 
condition.

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the hair follicles are attacked by a person's own immune system, resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small balding patches on the scalp and can progress to total hair loss.

Full Cranial Prosthesis Wigs
Our natural human hair cranial prosthesis wigs are the latest development in hair replacement units. They are designed to meet the specific needs of any women suffering from hair loss.

Our full lace wigs are form-fitted to become part of you and designed to be styled as if it were your own hair.

The wigs are made to look and feel natural - no one will know it is a wig. Our full lace wig are made with 100% Indian Remy Human Hair and can be parted anywhere throughout the unit to give that natural scalp appearance.


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HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT OR A VOUCHER TO COVER FULL OR PARTIAL EXPENSES OF A FULL CRANIAL PROSTHESIS 
Steps to Follow:
A: Call Your Health Insurance Provider and ask if the coverage on your policy covers a "full cranial prosthesis" for medical hair loss reasons.

B: If it is covered, ask them to explain you their specific procedure for obtaining payment for a full cranial prosthesis.

C: Some insurance companies will require you to pay upfront and then will reimburse you, others will pay for your prosthesis upfront.

D: Select your wig listed under Full Cranial Prosthesis to ensure that your invoice will read correctly.

E: Complete every insurance related forms and make sure they are signed by your physician.


F: Make sure to request from your physician that he writes you a prescription for a "full cranial prosthesis" NOT a wig.

G: Also ask your physician to write a letter explaining your hair loss problem and its effects on your day to day life, and have him state that the full cranial prosthesis is NOT simply for cosmetic reasons but for emotional well being as well.

NOTE: Keep copies of all of your documentation (s) and invoice(s) for tax exempt purposes. 
Follow the instructions that you were given by your health insurance provider to submit the prescription so that you can obtain payment. 

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF):
NAAF has established the Ascot Fund.
This special pre-purchase program provides financial assistance toward the purchase of a hairpiece to individuals who have alopecia areata and are financially needy. 

To find out if you qualify, please contact a representative at the National Alopecia Areata. 
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
14 Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94903

or

PO Box 150760
San Rafael, CA 94915-0760
Phone: 415-472-3780
Fax: 415-472-5343
E-mail: info@naaf.org
Web site: www.naaf.org

American Cancer Society:
American Cancer Society has a program available to those who qualify to assist you in purchasing a wig.
If your insurance does not cover the full cost of your wig or only covers partial cost of your wig, you may quality for an allotment through the American Cancer Society. 
The American Cancer Society will issue you a voucher up to $75 to help cover the cost of your wig. You must meet certain financial guidelines. You MUST apply for this voucher BEFORE you purchase a wig. It will not be awarded for pre-made purchases.

To inquire about getting financial assistance for a wig purchase, please contact a representative at the American Cancer Society. 
American Cancer Society
Call 1-800-227-2345
Ask to Speak to someone Re: Financial Assistance for a Full Cranial Prosthesis (Wig) Purchase \

Getting Your Health Insurance to Cover the Cost of Your Cranial Prosthesis Wig

If you lost your hair due to medical reasons such as chemotherapy, alopecia, or other medical conditions, when requesting a prescription from your physician, the full lace wig should then be referred to as a "full cranial prosthesis" which will then enable it to be covered under most medical insurance policies.
Most insurance companies will cover between 60-100% for your full cranial prosthesis. However, if you request coverage for a wig, chances are your claim will be denied.

So please, make sure you request a "full cranial prosthesis".

If you require a cranial prosthesis wig due to permanent hair loss or hair loss during chemotherapy or alopecia treatment, you may be eligible to receive full or partial coverage to purchase the full cranial prosthesis by your health insurance company. You must contact your insurance company directly to see what the procedure is to obtain full or partial coverage for the full cranial prosthesis.

Cancer patient's insurance may cover a full cranial prosthesis under the medical coding code: S8095 (For more information, please ask your health and your medical insurance provider.) 
Your hair prosthesis may also be a tax deductible medical expense.