"What's the difference between synthetic hair & human hair wigs?"
Synthetic wigs are made of a man made base fiber, modacrylic, similar to plastic. The benefits to synthetic hair piecesare the easy care and maintenance, the natural look and movement. Synthetic wigs are about half the cost of humanhair wigs. However, being made of a synthetic fiber, extra care must be taken when around heat. Any heat based styling products (such as blow dryers, irons, rollers, etc.) may not be used on synthetic wigs.Human hair wigs are the most natural looking and feeling hair pieces. They can also be styled and colored just as if itwere your own hair. Human hair wigs are cooler and lighter weight.
"Why do I need to request an appointment?"
Our staff is trained and certified to fit you and your needs. We dedicate one hour to measuring and trying differentstyles to achieve the best fit!
"What is monofilament top?"
The monofilament top refers to the top of the wig cap. It is a translucent mesh that each hair is individually tiedonto; creating a realistic scalp appearance.
"Do ladies who aren't going through chemotherapy wear wigs & hair pieces?"
Yes, absolutely! Women of all ages, races, ethnicities battle with alopecia at all different degrees. For some, wigs arenecessary or just preferred. For others, a clip-in hair piece does the trick.
"How long after a chemotherapy treatment will I lose my hair?"
It depends on the drugs given as well as the person, but generally, 14 - 16 days after your first treatment.
"Will I lose my eyebrows & eyelashes?"
Again, it depends, some do and some don't. The good news is they are the last to go and the first to come back, sohopefully it won't be too long without them even if you do! (A wig with longer bangs will camouflage this and helpkeep dirt and dust out of your eyes.)
"I am having reconstruction or I just had a lumpectomy, does my insurancecover temporary or partial prosthesis and bras?"
Yes. The Women's Health Care Act of 1998 federally mandates that necessary prosthetics and garments are coveredby Medicare and health care insurance companies following breast cancer surgeries.
"Do you bill my insurance?"
Yes. Over My Head is accredited by Medicare and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. We are an in-network provider for most private insurances. A prescription from your physician is necessary to look into coverage. Please call to ask any specific questions.
"Can I receive more products through Medicare?"
Medicare will cover 80% (the remaining 20% can be covered by your secondary insurance) of necessary replacementof bras (up to 12 per year) and one prosthesis (or two for bilateral) every two years.
"How do I get fitted post op?"
Once your surgeon has provided a prescription, usually around four weeks after your breast surgery, you are ready tomake your fitting appointment. Certified mastectomy fitters provide expertise in finding the best products for comfortand symmetry post breast surgery. These products are billable to insurance after any breast cancer surgery, regardlessof whether you have had or will have reconstruction.
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