Medical Grade Wig Terms


Medical Wig Terms

Understanding the terminology related to hair loss and its treatments can make your journey smoother.

This glossary is designed to help you understand these terms:

Alopecia: A medical term for hair loss from the head or body. It can occur in many different patterns and for many different reasons.

Androgenetic Alopecia: Commonly known as male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss, it is a type of hair loss that is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones.

Cranial Prosthesis: A custom-made wig specifically designed for individuals who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, or alopecia.

Dermatologist: A doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Equipment and supplies ordered by a health care provider for everyday or extended use, including cranial prostheses for many insurance companies.

Follicle: A small organ in the skin where hair grows.

Hair Density: The number of individual hair strands per square inch on the scalp. It's often confused with hair thickness, which refers to the width of individual hair strands.

Hair Shaft: The part of the hair that is above the skin. This is the hair you can see.

Medical-Grade Wigs: Wigs that are designed to meet the needs of individuals dealing with hair loss due to medical conditions. These wigs are made with high-quality materials and designed for comfort, durability, and a natural look.

Scalp: The skin that covers the top of the head. It's where hair grows.

Telogen Effluvium: A temporary form of hair loss that usually happens after stress, a shock, or a traumatic event.

This glossary is a starting point for understanding the language of hair loss and treatments.

For more detailed information or clarification, feel free to contact us.


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