A hair prosthesis (or cranial prosthesis) is a custom-made wig specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair because of medical conditions or treatments, such as Alopecia Areata, Alopecia totalis, Trichotillomania, Chemotherapy, or any other clinical disease or treatment resulting in hair loss.
All RBS custom made units and precut medical wigs can be purchased as a Cranial Prosthesis.
Contact your health insurance provider and ask if your policy covers a “medical cranial prosthesis”(not a wig) for medical hair loss. If it is covered, ask them to explain their specific requirements and procedure to obtain payment for a medical cranial prosthesis.Note: Some insurance companies will require you to pay for your cranial prosthesis upfront and then be reimbursed.
Ask your physician to write a prescription for a “medical cranial prosthesis” (not a wig) and your specific diagnosis.
Complete all insurance forms and make sure they are signed by your physician. Usually, you can find the claim forms on the website of your health insurance provider.
Get a “medical cranial prosthesis” receipt from your wig provider, wig store or hair replacement center. Note: Keep copies of All documentation and invoices for your records.
Please be aware that not all health insurance providers cover medical cranial prosthesis however, most do. The amount of reimbursement you receive will ultimately depend on your health insurance coverage.
If you are denied coverage for a medical cranial prosthesis contact the American Cancer Society, you may qualify for assistance with them.
Notice: We do not process insurance claims or accept prescriptions at this current time, however we can guide you through the steps necessary to process your claim, including giving proper invoice with correct codes and information included.
Customize your own 100% Human Hair Cranial Prosthesis!
Unlike an off-the-shelf wig, each prosthesis is custom made to fit just for you. Detailed head measurements are taken and real human hair is selected from a large array of color swatches. The hair is hand-tied onto a base material that resembles scalp.
We have several choices of base material and adhesive methods, to fit your lifestyle or requirements.
We also have some precut medical wigs that can be selected for Cranial Prosthesis, however, these units are already set in a specific style, but they can also be cut and altered to your own liking.
RBS Wig Studio now offers Installment Plans for our Custom Units through Affirm. You may purchase that Human Hair Unit that you've always wanted without the extra stress of being able to afford it now. With little cost up front, and the remaining balance spread out over a short period, you can be comfortable today and pay later when it's convenient for you.