If you are dealing with hair loss, there’s no better non-surgical hair replacement option than a hair system such as a wig or toupee.
After all, hair loss can be stressful and a confidence killer. You've gotten used to a full head of hair, and now all of a sudden, your hairline is either receding, thinning out, or bald from the top. You start to feel unsafe and you can't go out without wearing a hat or combing your hair in a special way to hide your baldness.
It's all doable, but everyone has reached the point where they've had enough. The common choice for most people is a hair transplant, so why not? According to the Hair Association, more than 650,000 people worldwide receive hair transplants each year, and there are plenty of success stories.
However, there are also some disadvantages that make it not ideal.
How do hair transplants work?
First, let's look at what hair transplantation is and how it works.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair from the back or sides of the head to the front or top of the head, or wherever the patient is losing hair. There are two types of hair transplantation: follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit removal (FUE).
Now that you know what a hair transplant is and how it works, you might think this is a program for you. However, before making a final decision, you should consider these five reasons why a hair system might be better.
It costs less in the short term
Effective hair transplants are not cheap and those that are cheap should be avoided at all costs as they are crude and carry many risks. For reputable hair transplant surgeons, the average cost ranges from $4,000 to $15,000, depending on how many transplants you need.
However, not everyone can afford these prices, especially up front. That's why the hair system might be ideal, since synthetic hair system can be as low as $20, while human hair systems -- which look more realistic and last longer -- can cost upwards of $1,000. While you'll eventually have to replace these hair systems in time, it's a more affordable upfront cost, especially when you consider that some people have to have multiple hair transplants.
Unlike hair transplants, where you have to wait at least six months to a year to see results, hair replacement systems such as wigs or toupee solve your problem the moment you put it on. It also means you don't have to wear a hat or take supplements or medications while waiting for your hair to grow.
Achieve better hair coverage
Hair transplants will restore your hair to its original shape -- but only in certain areas, if you have enough hair in your donor area. Hair transplants will not prevent your untransplanted hair from falling or growing again. This means that if you continue to lose hair in other areas of the scalp, you will either have to take lifelong medication, such as finasteride and minoxidil, or receive another hair transplant, which means more money.
Hair systems solve this problem by not relying on your own hair like hair transplants do. Best of all, wigs and toupee can produce complete hair or hair in certain areas (such as near the hairline), giving you better hair coverage as well as the density you like.
More convenient, you can experiment
The hair system can be easily placed and removed before bed. Going back to the previous point, unlike hair transplants, wigs or toupee also allow you to experiment with a variety of hair colors, styles, densities, lengths or textures.
No complications, no infection
Hair transplants carry the risk of bleeding, swelling of the scalp, folliculitis, numbness and infection, even though they are a relatively safe procedure with modern technology. Not to mention, they're irreversible.
Wigs and toupee, on the other hand, are a non-surgical hair replacement and therefore involve zero complications, zero side effects, and zero pain. If worn correctly, they will not affect you or your body. It will only increase your confidence tenfold.
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