Alopecia Wigs in Philadelphia, PA

Losing your hair can be a jarring and traumatic experience, especially for women. When diagnosed with Alopecia or a similar illnesses that cause hair loss, the thought of going out in public completely hairless may be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. A full service, experienced wig salon like Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique can help Alopecia patients find the perfect wig.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is considered an autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system attacks their hair follicles. This prevents hair growth across most or all of the body, including eye brows and eye lashes (it can also affect nails). It occurs in some form in up to three million cases per year and affects 2% of the population. While the disease can affect anyone regardless of gender or age, it can be hereditary and does tend to affect those around 20 years old and up. Alopecia usually comes on suddenly starting with clumps of hair failing out and bald patches that start to overlap.

Dealing with the Disease

Having hair and being able to style and wear it the way you want is a privilege that can be taken for granted. Often clients realize this after being diagnosed with Alopecia or going through medical treatments that can cause temporary hair loss, like chemotherapy. Having hair and giving clients a small reminder of themselves or feeling “normal” can also give them confidence and return some self-esteem that may have been lost during the disease diagnosis.

Insurance companies agree. Many companies and plans will cover an Alopecia wig or provide some reimbursement. Through our experience and many clients, we’ve learned how to work with both patients and insurance companies. Make sure to first call your insurance company and ask if they cover a cranial prosthesis (medical coding term for a wig). With most companies you’ll need to get a prescription from your doctor noting your exact diagnosis and you’ll be reimbursed for a set amount after purchasing the wig.

Soft and Natural

Due to possible sensitivity to touch and temperature, a monofilament wig is usually recommended as an Alopecia wig. These wig bases are made out of a soft, breathable synthetic material. Not only will it keep heat from getting trapped under the wig, but it will feel silky against the scalp. A lace front wig can help with the illusion that you are even wearing a wig. The lace is flesh colored and blends in with your skin tone, proving a natural looking hairline. Hair can be parted just about anywhere and even pulled back. Human hair does look more natural than synthetic hair and you can style it just as you would your own hair, however human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic hair wigs.

Rosalind Stella’s for Alopecia Wigs in Philadelphia

When it comes to knowing exactly how to help clients find Alopecia wigs in Philadelphia, or temporary wigs after other medical treatments like chemotherapy, Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique is a full service wig salon that is here to help. Our experienced stylists have been working with clients in the Philadelphia, Main Line and Center City areas for 24 years. As licensed hairdressers, stylists ensure the best fit and help you learn how to care for your hair piece. Private fitting rooms and the best in customer service make for a great wig shopping experience. Call us at (215) 725-3930 today to schedule your appointment.

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