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Q: How do I know if the FW Vacuum Prosthesis is the best hair replacement solution for my needs?

A: We at Freedom Wigs always have your best interest at heart and will not attempt to sell you a vacuum hairpiece if you don’t fit the criteria to wear one successfully. You must have total or near-total, long-term hair loss because that is for whom our product was so brilliantly designed. Alopecia Totalis or Universalis is the most common example of this condition but others include conditions that render the hair follicle incapable of sustaining hair growth. Follicular scarring, burn victims, radiation and life-long chemotherapy fall into this category. Those suffering from a “patchy persistent” Alopecia can also wear our product if they are diligent about keeping their regrowth shaved very close to the scalp. The reason for this is simple: the method of achieving a secure fit without the use of tape or adhesives is based on direct contact of human skin to the medical-grade silicone skin of the cap. There is a natural grip that occurs when these two materials come into contact with each other. Only when your hair loss has reached 80% or more of your head hair should this product be considered. A more common hair loss condition known as Female Pattern Baldness ravages the front and top hair primarily and the best choice for this would be a partial hairpiece that will blend into your existing hair and is made to fit your exact area of hair loss. This requires semi-permanent bonding to the skin along with monthly removal and cleaning.