Alopecia Wigs

Alopecia Wigs

When dealing with a medical diagnosis and disease like alopecia, you may be overwhelmed with the side effects. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that causes the hair on a person’s body to fall out. It may start in small patches on the head, legs or arms, and perhaps only stick to lose in these areas. But more commonly, hair loss is everywhere on the body, including the head and even eyebrows (alopecia universalis). The scalp is the most common area for alopecia patients to lose hair, so wearing hair pieces is often part of treatment. Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique has experience working with patients to find the perfect alopecia wigs. We’re even versed in helping you get your insurance to cover some costs.

Toppers to Full Wigs

Depending on your hair loss, you may choose a topper or wiglet to cover only the areas or patches affected by alopecia, or you may prefer full scalp coverage in a wig. Both wiglets and wigs come in many different materials and styles. You can choose between human hair or synthetic wigs. Human hair wigs appear more natural and are more durable, but they do take more maintenance and are more expensive. Synthetic wigs are easy to maintain and often come ready to wear at a more affordable price, but they do not last as long and do not offer as many styling possibilities are human hair wigs do.

Patients dealing with hair loss along their scalp will often have sensitivity that may prevent them from wearing a wig or hair piece. It’s key to find the right wig cap construction to make the wig comfortable. Monotop wigs are made from soft, breathable fabric that is not only comfortable against sensitive skin, it also allows more air to circulate under the wig to keep the scalp cool. The mono fabric is sheer an allows the scalp to show through, giving a more natural appearance. Lace front wigs are also thin and soft, and they provide a seamless hairline to blend with your hair or let you wear your hair up and away from your face.

Rosalind Stella’s for Alopecia Wigs

If you’re struggling with hair loss from alopecia, stop by and see us at Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique. We can help you find the most natural hair piece or alopecia wig for your unique situation, as well as help you work with your insurance company to cover part or even all of your “cranial prosthetic” (wig in medical terms). Stop by and see our professional stylists on Bustleton Avenue, or call us at (215) 725-3930 to schedule a private consultation.