WHAT IS A CRANIAL PROSTHETIC?
A hair prosthesis (or cranial prosthesis) is a custom-made wig specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair as a result of medical conditions such as Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Trichotillomania, Chemotherapy, or any other clinical disease or treatment resulting in hair loss. The terminology is used when applying for medical insurance or tax deduction status.
Doctors have been prescribing these prostheses since the 1950s. Cranial prostheses also help to protect disease-weakened immune systems from the sun, and to regulate body temperature.
Cranial hair prostheses have advanced due to technology. A cranial hair prosthesis is different from a regular wig. Cranial hair prosthesis is done in several steps that include the measurement of the cranial perimeter mold to achieve a perfect fit. The mold is done at the base where the hair is attached. The base is made using a hypoallergenic fabric because people having chemotherapy are usually very sensitive to any material, and their scalp is prone to allergies. The same is done when applying the hair to the base. The technique used to attach the hair is focused on avoiding that the knotting touches the scalp. In doing so, we will create a mold of you and send in to the factory for a perfectly fitted unit! Out-of-State patients available upon request.
“ONE’S HAIR IS THE ONE THING THAT FRAMES THE FACE, SUGGESTS YOUTHFULNESS, HEALTH & VITALITY.”
That’s why the prospect of losing your hair whether to chemotherapy or a chronic illness can become a devastating reality. Deciding on how to deal with your hair loss is a highly emotional, important and personal decision. At Carolina Peach Hair Restoration of Savannah Ga our talented, compassionate & loving professionals will walk you through the process of fitting, color blending, and personalizing the perfect wig for you. Because every women is unique we offer a variety of choices in textures, cap design and style.
Our goal at Carolina Peach Hair Restoration of Savannah Ga is to provide a place where women can come laugh, cry and share their personal journey. Our clients tell us that its not just the wigs we provide that make us unique but also the experience and support we provide.