Surgical Hair Transplants vs. Hair Restoration Systems: Which One is Right for Me?
Perhaps you are just discovering your hair is not as thick as it used to be, or maybe you have been losing your hair for some time. Either way, there is a solution for you that can make you look and feel like yourself again. With so many options out there today, it can be confusing as to which would be best for you and your hair loss. At VanScoy Hair Clinics in Columbus, Ashland, and Cleveland, Ohio, meeting with people and helping them with their hair loss is our passion. We can show patients that options that would help them the most with the type of hair loss they have.
A common question that is asked is whether a hair transplant or hair replacement system is best. Each hair loss solution is proven to give great results. So which one should you choose?
Individualized Hair Restoration Solutions
For each person looking for a solution for their hair loss, it really is about the individual. A hair transplant at Van Scoy Hair Clinics in Ohio may make more sense while for others, a hair replacement system would work better. That is why we begin with a free consultation about your hair loss and talk about your expectations. We perform a hair and scalp evaluation to get a better sense of why you may be losing your hair, to begin with. After that, we can talk about in detail the option that would be best suited to you.
Hair Transplants or Hair Replacement?
If we take a closer look at the two options, a hair transplant is a more invasive option. It is surgery but advances in the technology have made the process much quicker and there is minimal recovery time. A basic hair transplant has healthy hair taken from a donor area, typically on the back or side of the head, and graft it to your scalp. After a few weeks, which may include time where you may shed hair, you will begin to see healthy, regular hair growth.
A custom hair replacement system is a non-surgical option. It involves a micro-thin membrane base with human hairs added in a natural pattern. The hair replacement system is then attached to your scalp either by means of a medical grade adhesive, a special double-sided tape, or clips, then cut and styled to your desires and lifestyle in what every way you desire. A non-surgical hair replacement systems is maintained on a regular four to five week basis in a similar manner to a visit to a normal hair salon.
Those that have hair loss that is extensive, they may not have enough donor hair that can be used for a hair transplant, for those individuals there is a clear choice. Most people think of this process as being like going to a barbershop or hair salon to get their hair cut and styled.
Choosing the Best Hair Loss Solution for You
When it comes to hair restoration or hair replacement, there is no one size fits all. It comes down to your needs, your personal tastes and your preferences. Either way, you go whether it be a hair transplant or hair replacement system both are excellent choices and they both work well for men and women.