Chemotherapy Men’s Hair Loss
Hair loss during chemotherapy or radiation treatments are just as distressing for men as it is for women. It’s another reminder that you are battling cancer.
At Capilia Orlando, we are dedicated to helping you get through this difficult and stressful time in your life. We can help you look better with the right type of hair prosthesis or wig. Feeling good about yourself is an important part of the recover process.
Visit Us Before You Begin Treatment
Hair loss can start soon after your first chemotherapy treatment. We offer both natural and synthetic wigs which vary in price. We encourage you to visit us before that happens so that our professional stylist can have the opportunity to closely match your current hairstyle, growth pattern and color.
We use the most advanced materials to compose our wigs whether they are made of synthetic or natural hair. They are lightweight and with medical adhesive we use, will fit comfortable and naturally on your scalp.
Once you’ve finished your treatments it may take anywhere from six months to a year for your hair to fully grow back. Therefore, you will most likely continue to wear your hair prosthesis during this timeframe.
Medical Insurance Coverage for Wigs
Quite a few insurance companies cover the cost or a percentage of the cost for a wig or hair prosthesis for individuals that lose their hair as a result of chemo treatments or radiation therapy. Most likely you will require a prescription for the wig from a doctor. The best thing to do is consult with your doctor before you begin treatments. If hair loss is indicated as a side effect, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to determine if coverage exists and what documentation is required.