The Confident Reflections series of hand crafted Alopecia wigs are extremely light weight with comfortable soft base materials. Some of the caps have the silicone non slip material to keep them from slipping and sliding.
The Alopecia wigs that we have selected for women have special design features that enhance the fit, comfort and natural appearance for everyday wear. Having alopecia, I recognize the importance of each of these characteristics and we offer a select group of alopecia wigs for the special needs for women experiencing all types of alopecia.
Alopecia is a general medical term meaning hair loss. Alopecia areata is loss of hair in small patches. It is considered an autoimmune condition and there are a variety of treatments that you can discuss with your dermatologist or physician.
Alopecia totalis is an autoimmune condition where there is total loss of hair on the head. Another type of autoimmune Alopecia is universalis where hair can be lost in all areas of the body including the scalp.
For alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis, the wigs that we provide have a natural density of hair. The fit can be adjusted by trimming the base of the caps to achieve the desired hairline and comfortable fit. These wigs are designed to achieve a secure fit to a bare scalp.
There are a selection of excellent quality base materials, your choice of synthetic fiber wigs, European hair and human hair wigs.
Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic type of female hair loss. Environmental conditions can sometimes affect this condition as well. Some medical conditions can cause hair loss. Alopecia can be a symptom of some of the known conditions such as diabetes, lupus and thyroid conditions.
For the partial hair loss conditions there are some alopecia wigs that will have some extra room in the cap to accommodate your existing hair. A stretch mesh and elastic adjustments offer a comfortable and adjustable fit for these situations.
Certain medications can also have the side effect alopecia. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and will regrow once the medication has been discontinued.
For each of these conditions there are a selection of excellent quality base materials, your choice of synthetic fiber wigs, European hair and human hair wigs to choose from. There is a measurement guide and color chart to help you with your selection of the products. You can also request a small color sample to match to your existing hair.
There are a lot of excellent wig solutions for Alopecia conditions. Alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis alopecia wigs are designed to adhere well to a bare scalp with total hair loss. They have a suction type effect on the head.
When you put on the specially designed wig, the head will heat up and the skin-like material will stick to the head. It has a combination of materials in the cap that will allow the head to breathe and will be more comfortable and cooler than a solid surface material that would cover the entire surface of the cap. Another cap that has a suction type fit has a perimeter of silicone material with soft mesh and stretch mesh in other areas to allow the scalp to breathe as well. These two cap constructions are very popular for alopecia resulting with total hair loss.
Your dermatologist will be able to discuss with you the types of treatments that are available for your type of Alopecia. They can also provide you with a Rx for a Cranial hair prosthesis is needed to temporarily replace lost hair while having treatments to encourage new growth.
Some insurance companies may offer a reimbursement for the cost of the hair replacement. You can contact them and inquire if they have coverage for the cranial hair prosthesis for Alopecia. They may also require a letter of medical necessity from the dermatologist or physician that you are seeing. All insurance companies have different coverage and requirements.