Glossary

Alopecia
A medical term meaning hair loss.

Alopecia Areata
A patchy type of hair loss due to an autoimmune condition.

Alopecia Totalis
Total hair loss on the scalp due to an autoimmune condition.

Alopecia Universalis
Hair loss all over the body due to anautoimmune condition.

Androgenetic Alopecia
A condition where hair is lost due to a genetic predisposition.

Autoimmune condition
A condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks a part of the body.

Comfy Grip
This is a product designed to wear under the wigs to keep them from shifting.

Custom quality
Indicates a high quality wig that is comparable to special custom ordered and designed hair pieces.

Heat sensitive material
This material is used in the caps of the wigs. The heat from the head causes the material to adhere to the scalp and keeps the wig from slipping and shifting.

Hyperthyroid condition
An overactive thyroid condition

Hypothyroid condition
An underactive thyroid condition

Medical cranial hair prosthesis
A wig that is designed especially for women with medically related hair loss.

Letter of medical necessity
This is a letter that may be required by the insurance
company from a physician outlining the need of a product by a patient due to a medical condition.

Machine-made wigs
Wigs that are made from wefts of hair that are sewn on machine.

Non-slip material
A special material that is built into the wigs to keep it from sliding and shifting.

Non-surgical hair replacement products
Any type of wig, hair piece, or cranial prosthesis, etc.

Synthetic
The fiber that is used in making hair for wigs.

Transparent Tape
A double sided transparent tape may be used to secure the wig to the head.

Vacuum base wig
A wig designed to stay on by means of suction due to the customized fit.

Wig
A general term used to describe different types of products to replace hair.

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