"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 pieces arethe easy care and maintenance, the natural look and movement. Synthetic wigs are about half the cost of human hair 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 it were 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 tied onto;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, so hopefullyit won't be too long without them even if you do! (A wig with longer bangs will camouflage this and help keep dirt and dustout 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! We are Medicare and Medicaid certified and are network contracted with all major insurance companies includingUnited Health Care, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Medical Mutual, etc.
"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.
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