The CRLab hair prosthetic system gives you a customized hair replacement, made specifically to your individual requirements.
PHASE 1 – TAKING YOUR MEASUREMENTS
The precise area where you need hair replacement is identified. Using state-of-the-art technology, a precise 3D digital reading of the contours of your head is taken. This process can be carried out for you in our studio.
PHASE 2 – REPLICATING YOUR HEAD
Using robotic technology in the CRLab plant in Zola Predosa (BO), an exact replica in plaster of your skull is produced.
PHASE 3 – GETTING YOUR PERFECT HAIR MATCH
To get a perfect color match of your hair, we look at various mixes of natural hair until the perfect combination is found. Only natural, non-processed virgin hair where the hair cuticle (the outer layer) is completely intact is used.
PHASE 4 – COLOR-MATCHING YOUR BASE ‘SCALP’
Natural pigments, color-matched to your scalp, are added to the polymer base made in our CRLab laboratories. The base of the prosthetic is then made from a dermatologically-tested biomedical-grade polymer resin membrane. This base is where your new hair is inserted. It will become your ‘second scalp’.
PHASE 5 – ADDING YOUR ‘NEW’ HAIR
Adding the new hair to the base or ‘hair grafting’ is a manual process. Each individual virgin hair is inserted onto your polymer base, keeping to the natural distribution, thickness, movement and direction of your own hair.
PHASE 6 – YOUR PERSONAL FITTING
Your prosthetic system will then be fitted to you (without having to shave off any of your underlying hair) using liquid or solid medical grade adhesives (certified by the American FDA – Food and Drug Administration). Note: you will have already undergone an allergy and compatibility test before any materials come into contact with your skin. After your prosthetic system is fitted you will have your hair finished and styled.
PHASE 7 – KEEPING YOUR SYSTEM CLEAN AND MAINTAINED
It’s important to have regular maintenance checks of your prosthetic to make sure it functions well and looks its best.
After the adhesive materials have been removed, a cleansing process is carried out on your scalp and the prosthetic. This is to make sure the medical adhesive works properly. If you like, you can also have your hair cut and styled during the session.
To keep the prosthetic at its best, we recommend you carry out these maintenance checks regularly. Ideally every 3 – 4 weeks (about as often as a trip to the hairdressers).