What is a Cranial Hair Prosthesis?
Cranial hair prosthesis is a hair system designed specifically for those suffering from hair loss due to medical, genetic or environmental conditions. Prosthesis’s contain a combination of fabrics and compounds that are used to re-create natural hair growth patterns and the look of the scalp. materials in the prostheses are treated to resist dirt, oils and body acids while providing maximum comfort.
Cranial hair prostheses are different than department store wigs in quality and appearance. Prostheses are made with specialized material -sensitive to the needs of the individual. They come in a variety of styles and colors. The fit and styles can be customized depending on your needs. A typical wig shop or when ordering over the internet wig’s often do not fit correctly and don’t have a natural look.
Service and education plays an important role when selecting the correct prosthesis. Lea’s specializes in hair loss and offers hair replacement. Lea’s has professional technicians who have been trained and educated working with medical applications. When looking for hair loss options, you need to decide what will best fit your needs. Whether you decide on wearing hats or turbans, integrations or a prosthesis, consult a professional.
It’s not just a cover up any longer, now there are many different ways to show one’s style. Turbans, hats, scarves and headbands with or without (bangs) offer many looks. Most are made with comfortable material for sensitive scalps and come in a variety of colors and designs. If you want a quick and convenient change to your look, headbands with hair attached can be worn. Another option to utilize with headwear is bangs. Some are designed as frontal bangs while others can be adjusted and worn around the nape area of the neck. The use of bangs helps to soften facial features. Also available is hair fringe or halo which extends around the perimeter of the head. It offers more hair to be seen when wearing a turban or hat.
Partials are for those that have hair loss in a specific area – such as alopecia, cranial surgery or burns. They are designed in various shapes, sizes and base material. Our salon offers only the highest quality partials available on the market today. Lower quality winglets are found online or in mail order catalogs.
Hair Loss Options
There are variations on the types of styles, but basically four categories of hair prostheses are available: machine made, hand tied, pre designed and full custom. Each category has numerous sub-categories.
Machine made prosthesis is a cap constructed of smooth elastic wefting or woven material, on which the hair is sewn into. This type of prosthesis can accommodate those with existing hair whether thin, fine or patchy, because its overall coverage and the ability of the cap to stretch to fit one’s head. This prosthetic is cost effective but there are limitations in quality and natural look.
Hand Tied pre-designed system have a durable, comfortable base with 3-5 strands of hair per knot, hand tied close together. With a hand-tied the style of the hair is more controlled and less bulky. This creates the natural look of the hair and provides for a better and more comfortable fit. Hand tides’ are the lightest, most comfortable and natural prosthetic’s on the market today.
Hair integration blends an individual’s own hair with a system to create fullness, volume and length. Hair integrations are for individuals with thinning hair or hair loss who want to make the most of what they have. The integration is constructed with a cabling system that provides durability and security, while providing a comfortable fit. Integrations can be semi-permanent, clipped or bonded.
A lace front piece come on a variety of wigs and creates a natural hair line for a spectacular look that other wigs are unable to provide.
A full custom is made from specific measurements taken by a professional at Lea’s hair solutions. A custom mold can be made to duplicate one’s head shape and contour for a precise fit. These systems allow for many options including: size, color and materials which can be altered to fit a specific need. Because of its overall versatility, there are many styling alternatives. The only fall back to a custom is the turnaround time after an order is placed. You can expect 8 to 16 weeks for delivery.
When looking for cranial hair prostheses, it is best to choose a style and color that is similar to your own. Hair is an important part of your appearance and you’re the recovery process. Finding the correct prosthetic from Lea’s will provide you with a correct fit, style and color. Whether you are experiencing temporary or permanent hair loss, there are numerous options available that can help you restore your image. Being given the facts and the opportunity to study them, you can make decisions that are right for you.