Custom Medical Hair Replacements – The Steps The Moderator
Getting measured for your new medical hair replacement or having headwear delivered is made as easy and convenient for you here.
Step 1: Make an appointment.
All of our wigs are custom made to fit you perfectly. Because of this, you will need to find some time to come into our clinic to be measured. Your personal stylist will also get to know you, and your preferences, in order to craft a medical or alopecia wig that fits you beautifully and accentuates your unique style and personality. We will also be able to personally answer any questions, and address any concerns you may have at this time.
Step 2: Be measured for your custom hair replacement.
This is when we do the actual measuring for your hair replacement. We want to make sure your medical wig looks and feels right. With a properly fitting system, nobody will ever be able to tell that it isn’t your natural hair, and it will always be well-secured and comfortable to wear. Even when worn for long periods of time.
Step 3: Get the right fit.
Based on your original consultation and measurement, we will custom fit your wig just for you. In some cases, it might be necessary to return to us for some very small adjustments, and on very rare occasions a third visit may be necessary. Our priority is to make absolutely sure that your new hair looks and feels great.
Each custom hair piece we manufacture is custom crafted to each individual. There is never an “off the shelf” or “one size fits all” solution at Versacchi.
Enjoy your new look.
Once we have finished crafting your new hair, we will phone you, and then when convenient you can come to have it fitted and styled to your liking. Walk with confidence, and enjoy your new look, because, when it comes to your new custom-crafted hair from Versacchi, you know it’s exactly that: yours.
Commonly Asked Questions
How long after the fitting will my wig be ready?
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.
If I’m undergoing chemotherapy, will my medical wig be ready in time?
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.
What happens if I don’t lose my hair?
Thank goodness, due to immense advancements in medical treatment, fewer and fewer chemotherapy patients require a wig or hair replacement. If your natural hair does remain intact, it’s absolutely no problem. We won’t charge you a single cent for our work. However, if you do experience hair loss, we will be here, ready to help you look and feel like you again.
What if I don’t always want to wear my medical wig?
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. We offer a free nationwide home delivery service for people who want to buy headwear directly, but please be advised that due to strict hygiene standards and protocols no returns or exchanges are possible. For a preview of all styles and colours currently available, please click here
How much does a custom wig cost, and how is it paid for?
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.
Will my consultation be private?
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! contact us here