Hair Transplant in Surrey: Losing your hair and needing a transplant can be upsetting in many ways, making you feel less confident and even low in self-esteem. But with hair loss being a common occurrence for many, what is the best way of restoring your crowning glory and achieving a natural look with minimum pain and expense?In recent years, many have moved away from surgical hair transplants to hair replacement systems.

But what is the differences between the two systems and which one should you opt for?Let’s take a look at them both individually:Hair Transplant Procedure Very simply, this is a surgical procedure that involves taking hair from one part of the scalp and transplanting it in another; where the hair loss is evident. This is obviously going to be fairly expensive and you are also going to need plenty of your own natural hair to enable the process to be carried out effectively.

For sufferers of hair loss who have insufficient donor hair follicles then a transplant is not really a solution that will work. As for the actual procedure, this takes several hours. An anaesthetic will be used to numb the scalp and then strips of hair follicles will be taken, dissected and implanted into tiny incisions made in the scalp. Once the surgery is complete you then have to allow a period of time for the hair to ‘grow’; sometimes six months or longer so this is not a solution that delivers immediate results.Advantages of hair transplantPositive aesthetic changeImproved self-esteemNatural hair lookSimple procedure under local anaestheticGrowth continues

Cons of hair transplantCost as it can be expensiveScarringHair loss in newly transplanted hairInfectionIf you do go down the route of hair transplant surgery then regard this as a major decision and not one that can be taken without much thought. If you still have a small amount of hair on your head, even this can be lost if new hair is implanted badly or incorrectly, leaving you worse off than before you started. Don’t expect a hair transplant to be a miracle cure – always be realistic about what can be achieved and how the finished result will look. As well as the pain of surgery, it is not a cheap option and it can take quite a while for any results to become apparent.

Coarse regrowth can emerge and sometimes only 80% of the transplanted hair takes to the scalp and grows. What may be affordable for celebrities may be out of reach for others so never regard surgery as an easy option; if you don’t like the finished result you cannot have the procedure carried out a second time and some patients have been unlucky enough to have to have the implanted hair removed due to poor placement or unsatisfactory results when the hair grows through. Once all of your donor hair has been used up, there is nowhere to go. Failure to use a competent hair transplant surgeon can result in hair that looks unnatural and unattractive.

Another thing that people fail to take account of is that that hair that you have had transplanted at your hairline will still be growing many years ahead when the rest of your ‘natural’ hair has receded; you could end up being left with a patch of hair on the top of your head surrounded by a bald area! Not a good look at any time. As with any surgery, you will also end up with small scars on your head, the amount depending upon how much hair is transplanted.Hair Replacement System Don’t confuse these with the old-fashions types of toupees or wigs which never looked good and were always easy to spot on someone’s head. You no longer have to look like you have planted next door’s cat on your head as the new hair pieces or hair systems are a far cry from the old top knots. Today hair replacement systems have changed dramatically; the materials used to construct them are much finer and more sophisticated and the hair is often natural human hair, looking incredible when in place.

Compared with the painful hair transplant procedure, using a hair replacement system provides an instant new look, no matter the reason for your hair loss. Heredity baldness, medical problems, chemotherapy and a host of other reasons can be dealt with by the application of a hair replacement system that has absolutely no limits when it comes to matching your own hair. Choose any colour, style, density, texture or length; your hair system will come ready styled and ready to put in place. 

Due to its versatility and affordability, the hair system has become very popular.Advantages of hair replacement systeInstant results with no waitingZero surgeryLower costGreat for temporary hair lossSuitable if you have no donor hairDisadvantages of hair replacement system Wearers may feel they are using a wigKeeping up with new hairstylesRegular maintenanceRequires frequent cleaning

Depending upon the hair system that you choose, different materials are used to construct it. The base will lie upon your scalp and is normally crafted from a polyurethane or lace-type of material. Whilst the best systems use high quality human hair, if you are on a budget you can also find some very good systems with synthetic hair. The hair is tied or injected into the base, providing the finished system. Which one you opt for will depend on durability and how you want it to look. As for being attached to your scalp, this is done in a variety of ways; if fixing to existing hair is required this can be done by weaving, fusion, cabling beading, or boding. For attachment to the skin, waterproof adhesives that are totally biologically safe will be used. Whichever one you opt for or your hair technician recommends, you will be able to carry out your life just as before, active and confident that your hair system looks great.

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