WHAT IS A MEDICAL WIG ?
If you are having complete hair loss or experiencing light hair loss these wigs are designed for cancer patients, or other hair loss conditions resulting in hair loss such as alopecia, trichotillomania, diabetics, heart conditions or any other illness causing you to lose your hair.
These wigs will not irritate the scalp, since most medical wigs are constructed from materials that is comfortable and very soft. It is, important to note the wigs will be secured. Most cancer patients have sensitive scalp so they require wigs constructive from materials that will not cause the scalp to become itchy. In the human hair category before purchasing a human hair wig there is a big difference between a regular human hair wig and a medical human hair wig.
Medical wigs have the anti-slip silicon which is an important feature to prevent the wig from slipping off your head meaning it keeps the wig securely in place on your head. Some medical wigs also have adjustable elastic band with flat hook encase in a sleeve of stretch mesh for an easy glide on. In the nape there is anti slip silicone -lined to keep the wig securely in place and comfortable.
A well made medical wig also have Silicone coated stretch mesh to create traction to keep the wig further well secure. Medical wigs should be crafted with three layers of material, two outer nylon slip layers and a Swiss lace layer in the centre. The knotting method should be state of the art in wig making, resulting in the most natural looking medical wigs. Each strand should give the effect as though each strand is growing from your scalp. Hair is knotted on the middle Swiss lace layer and then pull through the super-fine nylon silk mono top layer. Knots in the middle layer should be invisible, which gives the appearance of naturally growing hair. The third layer in the medical wig rest on the wearer’s scalp and offers the ultimate in wig comfort. Perfect for sensitive scalps due to chemotherapy or other medical treatment.
Regular human hair wigs can be made from machine made caps and do not have the anti-slip silicone inside the base.
ARE THERE MANY DIFFERENT DESIGN MEDICAL BASES IN WIGS?
Yes there are many different designs wig bases used for medical wigs. There are some medical wigs bases that can be bonded to the client’s scalp usually this is recommended for alopecia clients. The inside of the wigs (Hair Prosthesis) have sometimes a poly around the circumference, allowing the client to used medical double sided tape to bond to the scalp.
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A MEDICAL WIG?
Wigs are priced according to the workmanship of the wig and the grade of human hair on the wig. For example there is hand tied wigs, there is partial hand tied wigs, mono top wigs and there is Asian human hair wigs, European hair wigs If the wig is custom made, the wig will cost more due to a specific construction. It is better to meet with a wig consultant to have your head measure properly for a medical wigs
ARE MEDICAL WIGS AVAILABLE IN SYNTHETIC HAIR?
Yes medical wigs are also sold in synthetic wigs and in today’s world the technology is very advance you can also have synthetic wigs in heat resistant meaning you can also use use hot tools to style your synthetic medical wig. Call today to book an appointment if you need a medical wigs 416 694 5553