Currently, 21 million documented cases of women in the United States suffer from alopecia. Unfortunately, only 12% of those cases pursue hair loss restoration treatment. Although alopecia is not the only type of medical-related hair loss, this trend is common among those suffering from it.
Other causes of hair loss include thyroid disorders, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Most people suffering from medical-related hair loss are uneducated on the available resources or know they are eligible for medical grade units covered through insurance companies.
As a cranial prosthesis specialist, you can help!
What is a Cranial Prosthesis Specialist?
By definition, a cranial prosthesis specialist is someone who specializes in medical-grade wig units and applications. A cranial prosthesis specialist works side by side with dermatologists and clients.
The primary goal of a cranial prosthesis is to help clients achieve a sense of normalcy again after experiencing medical-related hair loss. As a cranial prosthesis specialist, you will work with women, men, and children experiencing medical-related hair loss.
A cranial prosthesis specialist must have a Medical Wig Certification that will allow them to accept insurance for wigs.
To become a cranial prosthesis specialist, you do not have to be a licensed cosmetologist. However, this question is among the most asked here at Wig Medical. Although, having a higher level of understanding about hair is always a plus!
Let’s dive into how you can get started on how to become a cranial prosthesis specialist.
Getting Started as a Cranial Prosthesis Specialist
First, you must determine your primary goal and create a business plan. Starting a cranial prosthesis business is just like any other business. You will need to get a Tax ID (EIN), business bank account, and company structure. Getting your business set up legally is easier than you think. Those who have already gone through this process know that setting up a business can be quick and cost-effective.
Once you set up the business basics, you must decide your purpose and what you would like to provide to the hair loss community.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself.
- What would you like your company to provide to the community?
- Are you interested in providing medical-grade wigs to clients?
- Would you like to work solely with children who suffer hair loss?
- Would you solely want to sell units, or are you interested in the application?
Your answers to these questions might change over time. So write them down today to know your initial goals and where to focus.
You must be certified to become a practicing cranial prosthesis specialist in any state. Without certification, you will not be eligible to bill insurance companies or accept client information.
In Wig Medical’s Cranial Prosthesis Specialist Course, we detail all the necessary registration procedures to certify your company. Our step-by-step instructions will be the stepping stone to your success in the industry.
Cranial Prosthesis (Medical Wig) Knowledge
Next, you will need to be sure you have studied and retained information surrounding the different types of medical-related hair loss.
As a cranial prosthesis specialist, all clients you see will suffer from medical-related hair loss. Therefore, you must be well-versed in the type of hair loss each client is experiencing to recommend the appropriate unit for them.
For example, suggesting a full lace standard wig unit to a surviving burn victim client might not be the best idea. This decision is because they likely have a specific type of medication they must apply frequently, and a full lace would not provide the flexibility to do so.
Spending consistent time educating yourself on causes of hair loss, medical wig applications, and consultation techniques will make you the best cranial prosthesis specialist possible.
Marketing Your Cranial Prosthesis Business
Marketing is the key to any business.
Immediately you should set up your social media accounts where you can share medical wig tips and hair loss information to keep your followers up to date with your business.
Once you have finished the medical wig course, you can then be put in our Cranial Prosthesis Specialist Directory. This will help you get found online. Think of it as a free marketing push from us at Wig Medical!
Every legitimate business has a website, and you should have one too.
You can choose many different web platforms, including Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress. The website will be your home base for your business.
Your website should have information about your products and services. Spend some time writing informative blog posts that will let your visitors know how educated you are about hair loss and medical wigs.
Once you have the basics set up, you will want to spend most of your time networking with Dermatologists, Medical Providers, Hair Loss Facebook Groups, and other creative ways to find clients. It’s going to take some time to get traction with your business. Make sure you understand this before getting started to be mentally prepared.
Medical Wig Certification Course
Ready to get certified?
The Wig Medical Cranial Prosthesis Course is more than just a certification course. The course has the information that will help you set up your business, marketing, medical wig specifics, and more to help you become successful.
Feel free to Contact Us with any questions you may have!