A Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure where hair follicles are taken from one part of your scalp where the hair is fuller (usually at the back of your head) and then planted into the hair loss area, which may be in the front hairline or the crown area.
To qualify for a hair transplant, you must have enough healthy hair follicles somewhere on your head that can be transplanted.
The procedure requires 8 to 10 hours of work depending on how much hair needs transplanting. Before the procedure, your head will be shaved and marked with a pen. Then anesthetic will be injected to numb the scalp. Strips of hair follicles will then be taken, dissected and implanted into tiny incisions made in the skin.
Following the surgery, you must take diligent care of the small wounds on your head by regularly disinfecting, avoiding showering (which can be too harsh on the skin), and following the correct cleaning method to prevent inflammation arising. It is normal to see that your pillow is bloodstained in the morning and your head will likely be painful until the wounds have healed.
Hair transplants are not a quick solution. You should allow six months or longer for the hair to grow. Hair follicles that were extracted will leave small scars. Also, there is a slim possibility that the surgery might fail, if this happens, patients can’t have the surgery a second time. There is also a small risk of patients needing to have the implanted hair removed due to poor placement and an unnatural look. Finally, a hair transplant is an expensive option.
Advantages of Hair Transplants
- Natural growing hair
- Improved Self-Confidence
- Simple procedure with anesthetic
- Growth continues from the follicle planted
Disadvantages of Hair Transplant
- Time to wait for hair growth
- Newly transplanted hair will be lost as you age
- Risk of infections
Hair Replacement System (Non-surgical Solution)
Hair replacement systems nowadays are not like the old-fashioned toupees or men’s wigs you have seen on TV. Hair replacement systems have made great technological progress in recent years and have improved tremendously. The hair is natural human hair and the materials used to make the hair systems are sophisticated.
There are no limits when it comes to matching it your own hair. Many barbers and salons can style the hair replacement system for you, although not all hair stylists can as they often need to go on a training course first. The styling process is important to make the hair look natural.
Advantages of Hair Replacement Systems
- Instant Result
- No Surgery
- Lower cost
- No Side Effects
Disadvantages of Hair Replacement Systems
- Upkeep of the hairstyle
- Regular Maintenance
- Not your own hair
Before deciding which route to go, consider researching these two solutions in more depth, and you may need to consider your health, hair condition, lifestyle and finances.
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DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your doctor or qualified healthcare professional with questions you may have regarding a medical condition.