It's a reality that men and women experience hair loss at some point in their life. There are a lot of options when it comes to dealing with hair loss. However, there are two types of hair loss treatments, surgical hair replacement and non-surgical hair replacement. These two treatments act as the primary choices, but which one is the better choice? This article will explain the differences between surgical and non-surgical restoration options for those who are experiencing baldness or thinning hair.
Surgical Hair Replacement
1) Hair Transplant
Hair transplant is a surgical technique that involves removing hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to a bald or balding part of the body (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding, (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplant can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, current techniques harvest and transplant hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking original hair orientation. This hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit transplantation (FUT).
2) Flap Surgery
Flap surgery is a type of surgery that uses a thin piece of tissue to cover over an area where a previous surgical procedure was performed. The flap, which is usually taken from an area near the affected area, provides a covering over the affected area while it heals. This type of surgery provides nutrients and blood flow to the affected area and allows for faster healing since the tissue flap is not completely removed from the body.
There are two main types of flap surgeries: pedicle flaps and free flaps. Pedicle flaps are attached to the body at one end and left unattached on the other end. Free flaps are completely detached from the donor site and attached to the recipient site with microsurgery. Each type of surgery has its benefits, so your doctor will help you decide which one best suits your needs.
3) Scalp Reduction
Scalp reduction is a surgical procedure in which the hairless region of the scalp of a bald man is reduced. This form of male pattern baldness typically occurs in a predictable pattern, beginning above both temples. As hair loss progresses, a typical male balding pattern is usually identifiable, characterized by a receding hairline and progressive disappearance of the hair from the crown and frontal scalp.
A successful scalp reduction surgery involves removing a segment of bald scalp from the top and back of the head and then stretching the adjacent hair-bearing scalp up over it to fill in the hole. It is usually performed together with other cosmetic surgeries for baldness at the same time. It may be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on how much area needs to be corrected and how many grafts need to be placed.
4) Scalp Expansion
Scalp Expansion is a surgical procedure that stretches the scalp to provide more skin to cover areas of the head where hair transplantation is needed. The donor area (the back and sides of your scalp) is expanded with a balloon like device, called a scalp expander.
The expander can be placed from one side to another, or from front to back, depending on your specific needs. Over a period of about one month, saline is injected into the expander. Each injection causes the skin of the scalp to stretch slowly, until there is enough additional skin for hair transplantation.
Once the scalp has been fully expanded, it will stay this way for about 3 to 6 months until it begins to slowly shrink back to its original size. This will give you plenty of time for your transplant session(s).
5) Scalp Micro-Pigmentation
Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (or SMP) is a tattooing technique that creates the illusion of hair follicles on a shaved head. Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a safe procedure used to camouflage baldness or the appearance of thinning hair in men and women. With the Scalp Micro-Pigmentation technique, clients achieve thicker, fuller looking hair.
SMP can be used for baldness on any part of the body, including eyebrows and eyelashes. On average, it takes between two and three sessions to complete the process, with each session lasting around four hours. The client is able to resume daily activities immediately after treatment, with no down time required.
The pigments used in SMP treatments are applied much more superficially than those used during traditional tattooing procedures, so fading will occur over time; this is why multiple sessions are necessary.
Depending on skin type and coloration, SMP can last anywhere from one to five years before touch-ups are needed.
The above are 5 surgical options for men with hair loss.
Non Surgical Hair Replacement
You may not be at the point where you want to consider a full hair transplant, but your hair loss is becoming a problem for you. You are looking for a solution that will give you back a great looking head of hair. The good news is that there are many options available to you.
You can choose from a variety of wigs, toupees and hair pieces that will provide you with the appearance of a full head of hair. Many of today’s men’s wig are made from 100% human hair and are very natural in appearance. These products can be purchased through stores, salons and online.
What is hair pieces?
Hair pieces are a great way to achieve a unique look and it is possible to add length, volume or create an entirely new look. The best thing about hair pieces is that they are available in an array of colors, sizes and styles to fit every occasion.
Hair pieces come in a range of colors and textures to match your natural hair or create a completely new look. For example, it is possible to add highlights or lowlights without coloring your own hair or go for a completely different color altogether. Hair pieces can also give you the style you want instantly without styling your own hair. It does not matter whether you want braids, curls or a ponytail, there is bound to be a hair piece that will suit your needs.
It is important not to be fooled into thinking that all hair pieces are made from synthetic hair as there are some really good quality human hair pieces available on the market today. Synthetic hair is cheaper but the downside is that it can end up looking unnatural and fake. Human hair looks more realistic but costs more so it is worth shopping around until you find something that works for you. Hairpieces can be bought in stores or online and there are plenty of options available when it comes to buying them online.
How to choose the right base and color?
The hair color you are choosing for your hair piece should match the color of your natural hair. The color of the natural hair can be affected by multiple factors like sunlight, aging and even the color of water you use to wash your hair. So it is a good idea to try and choose a shade which is close to the color of your real hair at that time. For example, if you are trying to buy a dark brown shade but your current hair color is blonde then it will be easy to identify that it isn’t your natural hair.
For choosing the right base, you need to take into consideration a few things. First, do you have thinning problems or baldness? If so then we would advise you to go for the base that has a clear or transparent look. This will allow the light to pass through your skin and will make it look more natural.
Second, you need to consider whether that base matches your skin tone or not? For example, if you have dark skin tone then choosing a clear base will be better as compared to choosing a dark base which won’t look as natural as compared to the clear one.
What is custom hair pieces?
Custom hair pieces are made by hand, based on a client's unique head measurements. They are created for clients that are experiencing hair loss or those that have very fine hair. The custom hair piece is 100% human hair, so it can be styled and colored.
Custom pieces are the most natural looking of all types of hair replacement systems and their popularity is increasing as more people become aware of them.
Are hair replacement systems a permanent solution for my hair loss?
The short answer to this question is no but not for the reason you would think. There are many reasons why people want a permanent solution for their hair loss, some people just want to be done with it and move on with life. Others want to stop paying for expensive treatments or systems.
The truth is that there is no permanent solution for hair loss, at least not when it comes to natural growing hair. Hair replacement systems are a great alternative to growing your own hair and they can look so real that they are virtually undetectable.
Hair replacement systems have been around for many years and use different materials and methods to create a system that blends into your existing hair and scalp. The most popular systems today use human or synthetic hair in combination with an ultra-thin base that looks like skin.
Human Hair Systems
Human hair used in systems is real human hair sourced from Asia, India or Europe. These systems offer the most natural look because the cuticle layers remain intact and face the same way. This ensures the same reflective properties as your own hair.
Non surgical hair replacement systems are easy to manage and require low maintenance.
Non surgical Hair Replacement Systems, also known as "Hair Systems", are the most effective hair loss solution for men and women. They are made from natural human hair and are designed to be undetectable. There are many different kinds of hair systems, some offer a more naturally looking hairline, while others provide an overall thicker look to your hair.
No matter how thin or thick your hair is, you can achieve a full head of healthy-looking hair within minutes with our Hair Replacement System for Men and Women. Our non surgical Hair Replacement Systems come in a variety of colors, styles, and lengths so that you can customize your personal look to match your style.
Unlike wigs which are worn on top of the head, our Hair Systems are attached underneath so that they blend in seamlessly with your existing hair. You can easily wear them under hats or helmets without worrying about them coming off. Our Hair Systems are also completely safe to wear while swimming or participating in other physical activities such as sports or exercise.