With age, or maybe because of some other reason, when you begin losing hair you become desperate to try all methods that can be used to get that hair back. And when most topical and medical methods fail, you’re just left with the option of getting a hair transplant done.
But before you embark on this route, there are a few basic things that you must learn about hair transplant so that you can make a well informed decision.
Natural Hair Transplants
Andro-genetic alopecia, which is the more common hair loss problem, can be easily treated with hair transplant. The complete process is a little demanding, and its better that you learn a lot of things about it before you walk over to a cosmetic surgeon. The procedure involves plucking out tiny plugs of skin from those parts of the body where the hair is abundant, especially the back of the head.
These plugs are then transplanted into the bald area. The entire procedure is carried out in phases and it may take a few months for the entire bald patch to be covered. And even though it is one of the most popular surgical method of covering up bald patches, do remember that it is not completely fool proof.
Apart from the long duration, you need to be ready to suffer some pain and to shell out some good amount of money. Also in certain cases scarring and skin infections have also been noticed as a side effect of this treatment.
Artificial Hair Replacement
Apart from the natural hair transplant, there’s another alternative where in artificial hair is used to cover up the balding area. The artificial hair that is used in this treatment is of excellent quality and looks almost like your natural hair. This procedure has also become popular, and more so because it is not invasive.
The hair is fixed on to the scalp using some specific glue, and the best part is that you can shampoo, condition, comb and style your hair just like your natural hair. And obviously the procedure is a way lot cheaper and faster when compared with the natural hair transplant.