Though some decide to just shave their heads and say goodbye to wearing any other style than the “Mr. Clean” look, others want more options.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
The issue of hair loss has had the attention of “snake oil” dealers, doctors, and others for a while, and has throughout the centuries provided both the absurd and useless options, as well as those that actually have helped men regain their hair or at the very least, their style. Today, with modern technology there are many options for men to regain their hair: two of the most popular are hair restoration and hair replacement.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAIR TRANSPLANT AND HAIR REPLACEMENT?
At first glance, these terms would appear to be the same — both provide the client the hair that they are missing. However, which really serves the client’s needs? The answer to that question really depends on what the client is looking for, their budget, and other needs.
HAIR RESTORATION/HAIR TRANSPLANT
Hair restoration is also known as hair transplant, and it involves replacing the hair that has been lost. This is achieved by transplanting hair from one place of the scalp to the other. This is a surgical procedure that requires anaesthetic and the results aren’t seen for some time as the patient must wait for the hair follicles to grow. Some of the pros of a hair transplant procedure are:
- Natural hair look
- Natural growth
- Improved self-esteem
However, there are some significant cons:
- Risk for scarring and infection
- Can be expensive
- Can lose the transplanted hair
- Other areas of your head can bald causing an odd look or requiring more surgery
Though there are clear benefits to hair restoration, it might not be the healthiest or best option for some clients.
Hair replacement for men, on the other hand, includes toupees, wigs, and Hairskeen’s hair replacement solution. These are fitted, colored, styled, and often afixed semi-permanently to the client’s head. Because of the advancement of technology and the call for better solutions to hair loss, many of these solutions have evolved from the stereotypical rat’s nest look of early toupees. The benefits of hair replacement includes:
- Instant results
- No surgery needed and thus no risk for infection
- Affordable cost
- Natural look
- Improved self-confidence
- Many utilize real, human hair
Some of the cons include:
- Clients can feel like they are wearing a wig — depending on the solution they choose
- Require regular maintenance and cleaning