Initially designed to help men and women who suffer with moderate to severe hair loss, mesh integration uses a form of netting (or mesh), which is placed at the root of the hair, above the scalp. This mesh is completely breathable and there is no need to shave or cut the hair, meaning you can make the most of your current hair. Once the mesh has been fitted and cut to size, new hair- usually made from real, European strands- is then interlocked with your natural hair. The result is a new head of hair that is thicker, stronger and healthier looking than ever before
Other than the fact it provides you with the confidence you have always dreamt of, there is also an abundance of other benefits that you can take full advantage of when having a mesh integration system. Once you have had a solution incorporated into your scalp, you’ll wonder why you never had the treatment before. From long-lasting results to easy maintenance, there are many reasons why you will enjoy your new luscious locks.
Who is Candidate for Mesh Integration?
Anyone suffering from the following:
• Female pattern baldness
• Alopecia Areata
• Telogen Effluvium
• Hair loss from Covid
• Hair loss from Vitamin Deficiency
• Hair loss from weight loss surgery
• Hair loss from cancer treatment
• Hair loss from immune disorders
• Hair loss from hormonal changes
• Hair from Polycystic ovary syndrome
• Hair loss from stress disorders
• Hair loss from eating disorders
Can Health Insurance Cover the Cost of Your Medical Cranial Prosthesis (Wig/volumize)r?
When you lose your hair due to medical reasons such as chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, or other medical conditions, you can file an insurance claim to receive a partial or full cost of your cranial prosthesis prescription.
What is a Cranial Prosthesis?
A cranial prosthesis is a wig/volumizer for medical patients who have permanent hair loss (such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania), or temporary hair loss resulting from treatment for chemotherapy, radiation, or any other clinical disease.
The term, cranial prosthesis, is used when applying for medical insurance or tax deduction status. Other common terms for a wig used for medical purposes include: full cranial prosthesis, hair prosthesis, cranial hair prosthesis, extra-cranial prosthesis.
Note: Since the above processes are an ongoing condition, you may be eligible to receive full or partial coverage to purchase the full cranial prosthesis by your health insurance company.
Your Coverage Depends on Your Insurance Plan.
For medical hair loss, you may be able to obtain payment for the full cranial prosthesis. Depending on your policy, some insurance companies will require you to pay upfront and then be reimbursed, others will pay for your prosthesis upfront.
Most insurance companies will cover between 80-100% of the cost for your full cranial prosthesis and will allow you to receive one cranial prosthesis per year for medical hair loss. Depending on your insurance, your prosthesis may also be a tax deductible medical expense. We confirmed with an insurance representatives that if a person's medical bills are over 7.5% of their income, then the wig/volumizer would become tax deductible. However, the individual should discuss this with their tax advisor first.
Most Types of Medical Hair Loss Covered By Insurance
Alopecia Hair Loss
Chemotherapy Related Hair Loss
Radiation Related Hair Loss
Thyroid Related Hair Loss
Kidney Related Hair Loss
Cancer Related Hair Loss
Medical Hair Loss Due to Genetics, Stress, Reaction to Medical Illness, Life and Environmental Changes, Aging, Thinning, and/or Balding
Steps to Follow - The Process - Steps You Should Take
Contact your Health Insurance Provider's Benefits Services and ask:
- If your policy covers a cranial prosthesis
- If yes, what type of cranial prosthesis is covered (i.e. synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, etc.)
- How much of the cost will they cover
- What specific terminology they need to have on the prescription for a wig
- What specific documentation they need to submit your claim.
Note: If you are reviewing your insurance policy and do not see cranial prosthesis listed, this does not automatically mean that you don’t have coverage. We highly recommend calling your Health Insurance Provider and getting pre-authorization.
- Request and obtain a prescription for a “cranial prosthesis” (or the specific terminology required by you Health Insurance Provider) from your doctor or physician including the medical procedure code A9282. Make sure the prescription does not say “wig.” A wig is a fashion item and is therefore not medically necessary. Your prescription will include a procedure number/code for your cranial prosthesis that will be used to submit your insurance claim.
- Add an extra touch: Ask your physician to also write a letter explaining hair loss and its effects and have her/him state that it is not simply for cosmetic reasons but for emotional well being.
- Keep copies of all of your documentation and invoices from your physician for tax exemption purposes. You will need to your tax advisor first about medical bills and tax deductible opportunities.
- We will provide you with a copy of your invoice with a notation on the bottom that states Cranial Prosthesis and Luxus Hair Extensions LTD. Tax ID number.
- Send all documentation (your doctor’s prescription, copy of your invoice from Luxus, completed insurance claim form, and any other necessary forms) to your Health Insurance Provider.
If Your Insurance Won't Help Cover the Cost of Your Wig/volumizer?
When paying for your ccranial prosthesis out of pocket, save the receipt just in case your purchase qualifies as a tax deduction. If a person's medical bills are over 7.5% of their income, then the wig would become tax deductible.