FAQ2017-12-11T12:29:26+00:00
I am not happy with something I purchased elsewhere, can you help me?2016-04-25T20:56:05+00:00

Yes we can. please take a look at our switching page here 

What is your advice to anyone who decides to purchase a wig online? 2017-12-11T12:29:28+00:00

My first response would be don’t do it, if it could be done and we could be 100% confident offering some semblance of reassurance that it would actually work out, we would link you directly to a catalogue right now – the reality is, that 96% of wigs purchased online stay in the box they were delivered in. Just be mindful you wouldn’t do it for medical eye care, or medical oral care, and medically related hair care is no different. If you must, the best advice is to plan ahead, being prepared well in advance for hair loss can give you back a feeling of control and makes the entire process much less traumatic. As soon as your doctor tells you that you may experience hair loss due to medical treatment, it is your doctor who will be the very best, and most experienced person to give you straight up advice about why it is pointless buying a wig especially for medically related purposes online.

How can my privacy be guaranteed?2017-12-11T12:29:28+00:00

Many patients worry about the personal nature of their visit. At Versacchi, we take these concerns very seriously. Our certified, highly-trained staff know just how important privacy is to you, and your care, comfort, and personal privacy are important to us. The sooner you call and schedule your private appointment, the sooner we can help you look your very best again!  please contact us here

What are the costs involved with a custom wig, and how is it paid for?2016-04-24T15:37:41+00:00

In the vast majority of situations in which a custom wig is necessary due to medical-related therapies such as chemotherapy treatment, your medical card will cover most, or all, of the costs involved. Health insurance usually covers this as well, however, the exact coverage will depend upon your individual policy. Make sure you contact your insurance provider to see what is covered and what is not. Financial coverage is usually not an issue for those with medical-related needs, however, should you experience a problem with your financial coverage, the Irish Cancer Society can help.

What if I don’t always want to wear a wig during my illness?2017-12-11T12:29:29+00:00

Don’t worry, our chemotherapy wig clients are able to select complimentary items from our extensive range of comfortable, stylish headwear garments. This includes soft night caps, scarves, bandanas, and head-covers. If you are not an existing customer, then any items can be purchased directly from our online store. For a preview of the wonderful styles and colours we offer, please click here

What happens if I don’t lose my hair?2016-04-24T15:30:39+00:00

Thank goodness, due to immense advancements in medical treatment, fewer and fewer chemotherapy patients require a wig or hair replacement nowadays. If your natural hair does remain intact, it is absolutely no problem. We won’t charge you a single cent for our work. However, if you do experience hair loss and need our assistance, we will be here, ready to help you look and feel like you again.

If I’m undergoing chemotherapy, will my medical wig be ready in time?2017-12-11T12:29:29+00:00

Many of our clients undergoing chemotherapy are understandably concerned about losing their hair. Our goal is to make sure you won’t have to go for an extended period of time without a hair replacement. We will do much of the work of creating your new hair during the first stages of your chemotherapy so that if and when you begin to lose some hair, your replacement will already be ready for fitting, adjustment, and styling.

How long after our appointment will my custom wig be ready?2016-04-24T15:26:54+00:00

It usually takes just 1-2 days from your consultation and final fitting, but in rare situations it can take up to several days – depending upon your present medical condition, and the duration of your treatment.

What is the custom wigs “Drop N’ Go” service?2017-12-11T12:29:29+00:00

We provide a Totally Free “Drop N’ Go” Clean & Refresh Service to all our clients.  Our renowned and unrivaled Drop N’ Go hair care service will keep your Versacchi medical wig looking fresh and new the entire time you are wearing it.

Infrared IR laser for thinning hair – why consider HairBeam?2017-12-12T21:44:53+00:00

Simply this: Because It works! Eye care, most surgical procedures, dentistry… all incorporate laser technology nowadays – and hair care is no different. For over 9 years the HairBeam has been helping men and women alike rejuvenate their failing, thinning or lacklustre hair with thicker, healthier and more robust hair.
Rest assured if HairBeam wasn’t so successful, we as a worldwide corporation wouldn’t be around today – so 9 years on, thanks to the confidence of thousands of users, we are still doing business – providing the same reliable technologies under the same name!  – more at HairBeam.com 

Do you offer any other services besides breast forms?2016-04-20T20:51:07+00:00

Yes. Since 1994, Versacchi has been in the forefront helping people suffering from alopecia and medically related hair loss, as well as hair loss resulting from chemotherapy treatments.

Using leading edge hair restoration techniques, such as our exclusive CTR ( Cosmetic Transdermal Reconstruction ), Versacchi continually exceeds our patients highest expectations.

Where can I learn more about Versacchi’s breast forms?2016-04-24T07:55:16+00:00

Our private clinic and consultation office is located at No. 6 South Ring Business Park on the Kinsale Road in Cork (Next to the Ambulance service)

To arrange a confidential and private appointment, please telephone our reception desk at 021 4627400.

Will I have to pay for my prosthesis?2016-04-20T20:47:32+00:00

Generally no! The costs incurred are usually covered by your insurance and HSE run programmes.

Why choose a breast prosthesis at all?2016-04-20T20:46:11+00:00

Whether a breast is lost to cancer or if there is a noticeable size difference between the two breasts , it is essential to balance the weight between the left and right side of your body. This helps to avoid future health and posture problems, such as spinal curvature, shoulder drop, and back and neck pain.

Where will the fitting take place?2016-04-20T20:44:15+00:00

Your first pre Breast Forms™ fitting (the ‘comfy’) needs to be done at the hospital, in order to make sure the wound is healing properly. After about six weeks you’ll be able to be fitted with your actual Breast Forms™ prostheses.

At this stage the advantages of a private clinic are recommended. While there may be a fitting charge associated with these clinics, this is far outweighed by having a specialised staff taking the time and understanding in helping you adjust to your new physical appearance – talking you through any worries or concerns that you may be having. In any event, you will not be charged extra for the actual prosthesis.

What if I want to go swimming?2016-04-20T20:41:56+00:00

Our Breast Forms™ prosthesis is ideal for swimming, due to its weight, design and unique construction. The prosthesis material is not affected by heat, salt or chemicals associated with swimming. Again however, depending on the design chosen, you’re particular Breast Forms™ prosthesis may need to be specially adapted to your swimsuit with a carefully concealed pocket, holding it in place.

Do I have to have a specialized bra?2017-12-11T12:29:29+00:00

You don’t, but it is advisable. If you do use your standard bra, please make sure it fits you correctly – with enough length in the cup to hold the prosthesis in place. It may surprise you that 80% of women with a prosthesis are wearing the wrong size bra!

There is however a large selection of fashionable, attractive, and comfortable post-mastectomy, breasts reconstruction and lumpectomy bras. Depending on the design of the Breast Forms™ prosthesis you prefer, you may need to choose a bra that includes a soft pocket to hold the breast form comfortably in place.

Will I have a