The main type of hair loss in women is the same as it is in men. It's called androgenetic alopecia, or female (or male) pattern hair loss. In men, hair loss usually begins above the temples, and the receding hairline eventually forms a characteristic "M" shape; hair at the top of the head also thins, often progressing to baldness. In women, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. A woman's hairline rarely recedes, and women rarely become bald.
There are many potential causes of hair loss in women, including medical conditions, medications, and physical or emotional stress.
Luxus's goal is to help these women gain their confidence back and build the "best version of you" for each and every client who walks through the door.
WHAT IS EVS?
The Luxus EVS (ELEGANT VOLUMIZER SYSTEM) is a custom handmade topper system measured and fitted to each individual clients specifications. The EVS is hand made using the most breathable materials on the market. The base is construed with a fish netting material to allow air, water and cleansing products to pass through easily. The frontal hair line is made of a Swiss lace martial to mimic the scalp for easy styling with a poly skin perimeter for easy bonding and durability.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Your EVS technician will take customized measurements of your scalp to create a perfect fit, then will then proceed to help you choose an appropriate colour, lengths and thickness. Once this is complete your EVS details will be sent off to the production wear-house where they will hand construct your personlized EVS unit. Once your EVS arrives back to the salon a fitting will be scheduled with your EVS technician, your technician will cleans your scalp in prepration for application. EVS is boned down in the front hair line and fixed into position around the entire permitor using EVS fixing points. Maintenance appointments are needed every 4 weeks to keep it securely in place.
Our signature fixed toppers are custom designed and order to fit each individual hair-loss needs, During your consultation & scalp anlyasis we will custom measure your target areas and create a custom fitting just for you. Toppers are installed via our signature lock in technique using the natural hair fasting it to the natural hair remaining on the scalp.
*This technique requires touch up maintenance every 4 weeks to keep it snug into place.
FIXED & BOND:
Our signature fixed toppers are custom designed and order to fit each individual hair-loss needs, During your consultation & scalp analysis we will custom measure your target areas and create a custom fitting just for you. During the installation the frontal hair line is taped out and a bonding solution is applied once the frontal portion of the topper is bonded into place the second steps of fixing to the natural hair is completed.
* This technique requires at home maintenance and touch up maintenance every 4 weeks.
The fabulous thing about clip on toppers is they can be taken on and off at your own leisure with out any commitment, We stock a wide variety of clip on toppers to suit every type of coverage.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
The EVS system is 100% human hair and can be washed, cut and styled the same a natural hair. EVS life weartime is upto 12 month with proper after care and maintenance. Now the life wearing time frame can very for each individual wearer as thing like home care, daily styling, washing and products all take different effects on the unit its self.
Luxus Hair Care products are recommend for long lasting results.
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.