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Do I Qualify for Hair Prosthesis?

If you are suffering hair loss, you may be wondering about your options. The good news is, depending on the cause of your hair loss, most health insurance companies cover hair prosthesis. Like most things related to health insurance, there are conditions that apply, and those conditions depend on the insurance company. However, generally speaking, a wide range of conditions are covered, which is a relief for many. And many times, hair prosthesis is tax deductible for those who pay out of pocket, which is a huge helping hand for many with expensive medical bills

Qualifying Conditions

If the reason behind your hair loss is medically-related, there’s a good chance it will be covered by health insurance. Here are some examples of common medical reasons for hair loss covered by insurance:

  • Alopecia
  • Chemical Damage
  • Radiation
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Stress
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Injuries

Why Hair Prosthesis?

Hair prosthesis is different from different from a regular wig. It involves taking a mold of the head to design a wig that fits perfectly to the person it is made for. Hair prosthesis is important to provide protection to the cranium from direct sunlight, and to reduce heat loss from the body. The base is also generally hypoallergenic to support those with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients going through chemotherapy.

During any medical treatment that involves hair loss, it’s important to look and feel your best—and also to protect yourself and your skin. Hair prosthesis is a medical solution for all of these things, and given that it is generally covered by health insurance, is an affordable option for many.

Here to help you through your hair loss

Bonnie Grauer, owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 10 years, and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss suffers to feel confident through her wig services.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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