Monday, February 18, 2013

Healing Cap Medical Wig Can Aid Hair Loss




If given the choice, no one would want to lose hair due to medical reasons. Hair loss can be a crisis that's hard for many to take. The right wig can make all the difference in the world – boosting self-esteem, even helping the healing process for chemotherapy patients.

Living with Alopecia can be very stressful as well. Feelings towards baldness have been devastatingly negative as most view hair loss as a sign of weakness. Most Alopecia patients are not frail. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes a person to lose their hair as the immune system destroys the hair follicles.
Egypt Lawson, co-owner of Hairline Illusions, has been making and designing cranial prosthetics for over 2 decades and have listen to the stories from many patients. They have expressed to her how upsetting it is to experience their hair falling out in the shower and chunks of hair coming out when they brush. How their scalps ache and they can’t wear traditional wigs because of how much they hurt. How the experience of loosing hair robbed their confidence and self esteem. How they dreamt at night about still having their lovely hair only to wake up to a nightmare of realizing their hair is gone. One cancer patient shared as she looked in the mirror, she didn’t see herself anymore, she saw a feeble cancer victim. But after she received her natural looking wig from us she felt like a real woman – she felt whole again and her life was less stressful!
Yet the medical industry doesn’t accept hair loss as a vital medical problem and disregards the real distresses endured by so many.
So with that in mind our mission is to produce the Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis a realistic looking medical wig for those suffering from Alopecia and Cancer to help aid scalps and restore confidence.

Introducing the World's First Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis and the Disposable Healing Cap®

What is a Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis?
It's a medical wig used to stimulate the scalp and aid infected sebaceous glands in the skin and protect scarred tissue from bacteria, microorganisms-inducing extra collagen production in the scar tissue.
What is a Disposable Healing Cap®?
The Disposable Healing Caps are similar to the cap of the wig. You can wear it under your own wig, scarf or hat. They are reusable and will last about a month. Pre-Order now and save!
What is made of?
The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis “Medical Wigs” foundation is made of medical formulated polymers that mimics skin. It is flexible, breathable, washable and reusable. Human hair or hair fiber is used on the outer-side of the foundation.
The Healing Cap is made with a variation of medical formulated polymers that mimics skin. It’s also flexible, washable and reusable.

How to use it?

Apply Healing Cap Medical Wig on scalp for a minimum of 4 hours a day up to 4 days. Clean inside of the cap with base cleaner and dry with towel before reapplying. So far patient results have varied from 1 week to 2 months depending on how long the patient wore the wig.
Wear the Healing Cap under your regular wig, hat or scarf to protect your scalp. The cap should be worn for at least 10 hours a day for 3 days. Clean inside of the cap with base cleaner and dry with towel before reapplying.

What sizes we offer?

The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis will come in 4 sizes: Children, Adult - small, medium and large. Custom sizes will also be offered. Initially, Healing Cap will come in 2 sizes: Children and Adult.  Later we will offer more sizes.

Challenges

Production and Technical Challenges
From the conceptual stage we have done tons of research on developing the Healing Cap® and Healing Cap® Medical Wig.  A few volunteers have tried the first trial version with good feedback. We require the cap to have different strengths for adults and children and have consulted with engineers to sort out issues including accurate materials with formulation and availability for mass production.

Objectives

A Healing Cap® for every cancer and Alopecia patient with scalp issues
With your support, our objective is to make the Healing Cap® the standard. After the first production run the Healing Caps® will be given to participating physicians and organizations to distribute to hair loss patients for feedback. After we launch eventually physicians, pharmacies and hospitals will make the Healing Cap® accessible to patients.

Why the Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis?

It is estimated that approximately two percent of the population will be affected with Alopecia - over 4.5 million people in the United States. Alopecia is a autoimmune disease such as diabetes or lupus that causes a person to lose their hair as the immune system destroys the hair follicles. Hair can fall out in small areas, clumps or may lead to severe hair loss. Anyone can be affected by alopecia. Some people may have an increased risk if they have a family history of the disease. Children and young adults are also commonly affected. Scalp infections and rashes can develop in Alopecia patients.  The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can aid Alopecia sufferers of this common problem.
According to Cancer.org the Estimated cancer prevalence in the United States as of January 1, 2009 is 12,549,000 men and women. Chemotherapy patients can loose their hair as well as develop folliculitis (inflammation of a hair follicle) and head sores. The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can aid chemotherapy patients suffering from these issues.
The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can also help with emotional pain of patients who suffer from hair loss, because they look extremely realistic - Enhancing one's self-confidence and positive self-image.
The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can be the answer to many of these problems.

The Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis VS. Traditional Hair Replacement Wigs

Hairline Illusions™ unique Healing Cap `Scalp prostheses' differ from wigs, in many ways.
  1. The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can aid in healing scalp rashes, acne and infections by protecting scarred tissue from bacteria and preventing microorganisms-inducing extra collagen production in the scar tissue.
  2. The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can help to protect disease-weakened immune systems from the sun, and to regulate body temperature.
  3. From a template of the client's head, The custom Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis is individually hand made with the highest quality human hair which is matched to the color, density and texture of the wearer's own hair.
  4. Believable, realistic prosthetics - The custom Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis features a natural and undetectable hairline that can be cut into the latest, shortest styles and allows the wearer to comb the hair away from the face.
  5. The wearer sleeps, showers and surfs in The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis only removing it for cleaning.
  6. The custom Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis looks so real that many wearers do not suffer from the embarrassment and scrutiny of friends and family members which boost confidence!
  7. The custom Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis is made with 100% Human Hair with no synthetic or animal hair fillers used. Wigs with fillers can cause scalp irritation.
  8. The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis wigs do not cause patients scalp irritation like traditional wigs.  
  9. The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis is hygienically manufactured with the finest materials   

Disposable Healing Caps

Through this special campaign we are alo offering our Disposable Healing Caps® you can wear under your own wig, scarf and/or hat. 

The Disposable Healing Caps are not the cranial prosthesis medical wig.  It's similar to the cap of the Healing Cap medical wig.
Children and Adult Sizes are offered.
Save over 50% off the retail price if you order through this campaign.
The innovative Disposable Healing Cap® is reusable and will last about a month.


Perks

Every dollar is appreciated

Through this special campaign, we’re offering our supporters on Indiegogo a wide range of perks for every budget.

If you have a loved-one who has medical related hair loss or work in this industry, our perks cater to everybody.
In addition to the physical ailments, the emotional and psychological pain of being bald especially for women and young children is beyond measure.  For the person who wants the chance to lead a physically healthy life, free of emotional torment, the traditional wig is not an option.  What is the alternative for the woman or young child suffering from these afflictions?
The answer is the “Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis.”  To minimize the damaging effects of the aforementioned ailments Hairline Illusions, a local wig manufacturer, has effectively created a replacement scalp, and like a healthy scalp, the Healing Cap® Cranial Prosthesis can accomplish the following physical benefits:
1.     Can stimulate healing of the scalp from the effects of burns, chemotherapy and alopecia
2.     Can aid in healing scalp rashes, acne and infections.
3.     Can protect scarred tissue from bacteria, microorganisms-inducing extra collagen production in the scar tissue
4.     Mimics scalp and looks extremely natural – as if the hair is growing from the scalp.

The elimination of the emotional pain and embarrassment brought on by hair loss and baldness may be the greatest benefit of all, especially for women and young children.

Following our inspiration for providing premium problem solving products for women with hair loss, we have developed a diverse base design that looks extremely natural. We have beta tested several versions of our Healing Cap through due diligence and have had an abundance of positive feedback and some great testimonials praising us on the affects of our product.
We need your help to fund the manufacturing and development of at least 10 Healing Caps to give to physicians for patient trials.  The follow-up research will enable us to refine the design for a more economical version for mass production.
After we have confirmed the design, we will mass produce a more affordable Healing Cap medical wig.
 Front, Top and Side of Cranial Prosthesis
Patients are able to wear their hair off the face in many hairstyles!Human hair is collected locally enabling us to have full control over the quality of the hair.
We appreciate your pledges to continue the development for the final scalp prosthesis designed for mass production and are passionate to move this idea forward. We know with R and D funding we can accelerate the process of creating a scalp prosthesis that can better the lives of many.

The Healing Cap Cranial Prosthesis can be the best and economical substitute for surgery, hair transplant or hair weaving.

Traditional Hair Replacement Wigs can be hot, sweaty, and unrealistic plus cause even more irritation and infections of the scalp from the friction of the wig foundation and chemicals used to treat the hair.

We would like to mass-produce the Healing Cap Scalp Prosthesis and we want it to be perfect.

Making prototypes, formulating, molding and more testing is required to perfect the therapeutic base of the wig. The wigs need to last longer and wear well.
It has taken a lot of hard work and alterations to make it this far.  Now we require your support.
About Hairline Illusions
Hairline Illusions™, LLC manufactures, distributes and markets one-of-a-kind realistic hair-scalp, facial  prosthetics to patients affected by disease or trauma conditions. The prosthetics is designed for people who are seeking a high level of realism. Measurements are taken and molds are created to mimic the original as close as possible. Skin color – pigmentation and nails are also matched creating a realistic prosthesis.
Since 2006, the Company has offered it’s one for one program providing medical wig grants to deprived women and children. The Hairline Illusions one for one program was created from the concept when people look good, they have a tendency to feel good. Hair loss can be a crisis that's hard for many to take. The right wig can make all the difference in the world – boosting self-esteem and the psychological healing process.
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