Evaluation of Scalp, Hair Loss & Human Hair Growth
Trichoscan is a software program based on statistics and definitions of hair patterns used to analyse hair loss, hair thinning and human hair growth necessary for patient follow ups and to determine the effectiveness of hair growth treatments. The Trichoscan facilitates the calculation of important parameters of hair growth such as hair density, diameter, thickness as well as growth rate. With the Trichoscan we are able to assess the condition of hair, carry out scalp analysis, hair roots analysis and hair shafts analysis. For this purpose, digital images are taken from the scalp with a specially developed camera-optics system.
Health Insurance Cover
Health insurance covers the cost of wigs in most cases but you should check with your insurance company about the type of cover that they provide. You can claim the amount back at the end of the medical year with your out-patients expenses.
Medical Card Holders
The Wig Clinic is an authorised HSE registered wig supplier. If you are a medical card holder the HSE provide an allowance for medical related hair loss. The amount varies according to the HSE region. A specialist letter from your oncology nurse/consultant or a doctor’s letter and your medical card number are required. The Wig Clinic will claim this money on your behalf for your chosen wig.
You can claim for your wig through your private health insurance. The amount received will depend on your health insurance plan or policy. Please contact your health insurer for details.
MED1 Application Form
If you have neither of the above you can claim on a MED1 application form, which can be obtained from your local tax office or downloaded at www.revenue.ie.