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Benefits of Cranial Prosthetics vs. Wigs

Mannequins with brown-haired and brunet style wigs on shelves
If you suffer from hair loss due to an illness or any other reason, you might consider buying a wig. However, there is a much better option for you to look into: a cranial prosthetic. Here are a few reasons why a cranial prosthetic can be a superior option when compared to a wig.

You Can Save Money

When looking at the base purchase price of a wig versus how much you will have to spend for a custom-made cranial prosthetic, you could assume that a wig is going to be the better bargain. However, a cranial prosthetic might actually be a more affordable choice for you.

For one thing, regular wigs that you purchase online or at a beauty store are often not covered by insurance. However, depending on the circumstances and the insurance coverage that you have, your health insurance policy might pay for your cranial prosthetic. If you are unsure, contact your insurance company or check your policy. Then, you may be able to have your doctor prescribe you a cranial prosthetic.

Additionally, because they are of a higher quality, cranial prosthetics can last much longer than regular wigs, as long as they are properly cared for. This can save you money over having to constantly buy wigs as they begin showing signs of wear and tear.

They Are More Comfortable

Even though some people get used to it, many people find that wearing wigs is very uncomfortable. For example, you might find that the wig is a bit too tight or that it's too big and that it slides around. You might also find that a wig feels itchy.

Cranial prosthetics are designed just for you, so they're designed to provide you with a perfect, comfortable fit. For someone who has been dreading wearing a wig because of the discomfort that goes along with it, a cranial prosthetic can be the perfect solution.

They Have a More Natural Look

You've probably seen wigs before that didn't look very natural. Even though these wigs might be fun to wear with a costume or for a fun night on the town, you might not want to wear something that looks so unnatural on a daily basis.

One thing that many people are impressed about when it comes to a cranial prosthetic is the fact that they look very natural. Most people probably won't be able to tell that it's not your real hair. Along with having a more natural look overall, you can actually have your cranial prosthetic color matched so that it will match your natural hair color as closely as possible.

They're Easier to Take Care Of


You have to be very careful about how you handle and care for wigs. Many of them are made from cheap synthetic hair, so you cannot use certain hair products with them. If you aren't careful, you could damage the wig while you're washing, combing, or styling it.

A cranial prosthetic is supposed to be as close to the real thing as possible, and you can take care of it much like you would take care of your natural hair. You can wash it, brush or comb it, and style it.

As you can probably see, if you have been thinking about buying a wig as a way of dealing with your hair loss, you may want to reconsider your decision. Instead of heading to a beauty store to purchase a wig, contact us at Hansen Fontana today for your hair analysis. A cranial prosthetic could be the solution you are looking for to restore your self-confidence after hair loss.