Cranial Hair Prosthesis
A Medical Cranial Hair Prosthesis is a wig or a hairpiece that has been designed to fit the needs of women who have lost their hair due to Alopecia Areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, chemotherapy treatments, or other medically related hair loss conditions.
Many of the manufacturers today are designing excellent high quality wigs that provide comfortable caps, high quality synthetic fibers, durable human hair, and special materials to achieve a secure fit. Many of these products will be extremely light weight and have a very natural appearance.
These wigs are referred to as a medical cranial hair prosthesis partly because this terminology is necessary to obtain reimbursement from insurance companies for the wigs that are needed when hair is lost due to medical conditions.