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16511 Anna Trail SE, Studio #3, (Allure Salon & Studios)
Prior Lake, MN 55372
You have been told you have cancer now what?
Dealing with cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy, Alopecia or other medically related changes to your appearance is both emotionally and physically challenging. It is not a journey you need to take alone, rather a time to reach out for support and guidance. Let the professionals guide you through this episode in your life. The caring professionals at A Fitting Place are here to assist you with solutions for your post-surgical requirements.
Who do you call?
Ask a loved one or friend to help you, then call your insurance company and find out what services and products are covered under your policy.
A Fitting Place is a provider with most PPO’s and Medicare and Senior Plans. We are the ONLY PROVIDER FOR CRANIAL PROSTHETICS (WIG’S) FOR THE STATE OF MN. We will process all of your claims for you.
You will be losing your hair from chemotherapy, alopecia, radiation, or for genetic reasons, now you need a wig, HELP! Where do you go?
A Fitting Place offers high quality wigs, with lots of styles and colors in stock. Darci is a cosmetologist trained to cut and style your wig so you look natural, you could even look better.
If you have insurance coverage, we may be able to bill your wig to your insurance company for you as an in-network provider. Not all policies have wig coverage, most if hair loss is Chemotherapy induced. So call your insurance company and find out if you have this benefit. Call us for a private consultation, together we will look for solutions that work for you.
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Wigs, hairpieces and integrations
Women undergoing chemotherapy or complete hair loss require the comfort and coolness of a cranial prosthetic. A cranial prosthetic is a hair system designed specifically for those suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions. Cranial prosthesis are different than department store wigs in quality, performance and service. They come in a variety of styles and colors and can be custom cut and styled. Wigs and hair additions are worn for fashion and fun and are designed to go over hair, they lack the comfort needed to go over a baldhead. Wigs have a set style-what you see is what you get; often they don’t fit correctly and have a heavy, fuller appearance. Wigs ordered through the mail may result in the wrong color, fit and style and cannot be returned.
Hairpieces are for those with extreme hair loss in a specific area such as alopecia, cranial surgery or burns. They are designed in various sizes, color and lengths AFP is a licensed cranial prosthetic specialty location we accept and bill most insurance companies.
Hair integrations are designed to blend with an individuals’ own hair this system is for creating fullness, volume or length, and is for the individual with thinning hair making the most of their natural hair.
Alopecia - cranial prosthetics
Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disease affecting both men and women equally and is often experienced first in childhood. This means that the body’s immune system acts as if the hair follicles are foreign and attacks them. The white cells called T-lymphocytes attack the hair follicle, which causes the hair to stop growing and enter into the resting phase referred to as telogen. In approximately three months when the resting phase is over the hair will begin to fall out.
There are three types of Alopecia:
• Alopecia Areata is mild patchy hair loss
• Alopecia Totalis is the loss of all scalp hair
• Alopecia Universalis is the loss of scalp and all body hair
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