Prosthetic Illusion Units
These units are can be custom fit to match your head. These units are also covered 100% by the VA and 80% by most other insurance companies after your deductible has been met.
Difference between a Lace wig and a Cranial Prosthesis
Many lace wigs are considered stock wigs and they are not custom to your head shape, hair loss, etc, however they are still very pretty and natural-looking. With a Cranial Prosthesis, you can use glue or tape, however this custom you will fit perfectly according to you measurements! San Diego clients can speak with us about getting with a stylist to book appointment and we will make a mold of your head to ensure a perfect fit!
Thin Skin - This is a material that is used in a specially designed cranial prosthesis. It has a very natural appearance and is extremely fine and thin. It produces an effect as if hair is naturally growing from the scalp. This is often used for bonding a wig onto the scalp with a specialized bonding glue that will hold it in place for six weeks before it will need to be taken off, cleaned and reattached with fresh glue.
Monofilament construction gives the appearance that the hair is actually growing from the scalp. Thin, breathable fabric is placed at the hairline or the front of the head toward the crown section. The top portion of the cap is specially woven to allow for comfort and excellent ventilation. This helps to prevent irritation and itchiness. It will "Breathe" while being worn, thereby preventing heat and moisture build up. Monofilament is considered to be one of the most desirable of wig types. Most women, especially those who wear wigs every day, feel that its superior wearability and natural look more than justify the additional cost.
Integration System - An integration hair system refers to the type of base material used and is ideal for women (or men) with thinning hair or diffused hair loss like that in Female Pattern Hairloss. An Integration System allows you to pull your existing, growing hair directly through the unit. This allows you to wear a custom hair replacement system without shaving your head. Your own natural, growing hair is combined with the hair in the system to create a more voluminous and complete head of hair. Depending on the thickness and fullness of your growing hair, there are a variety of different integration hair systems all with varying sizes and shapes of holes in the mesh.
Full Integration System
A hair prosthesis that uses a lace front is a very thin lace lining across the front of the wig that gives the illusion of a natural hairline. This allows for the wearer to be able to part their wig in the front ONLY. The front of the wig can be parted into a side bang, middle part, and put up into a bun/ponytail.
Just as the Lace Front wigs, the lace is sewn at the front of the wig as well as throughout the entire wig cap. Therefore, the wearer is able to part the hair anywhere, not just at the front. In addition, the wearer is able to pull the hair up into a high ponytail and/or updo. This type of cap construction typically lasts longer than Lace Front Wig.