Hair Integration VS Hair Transplant

Hair Integration VS Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair loss affects nearly 56 million men and women in the US alone. If you happen to be one of the millions experiencing thinning hair and hair loss, chances are you may also be considering a hair replacement option.

Treatments for hair loss come in a wide variety of forms for both men and women such as over the counter medication, topical solutions, prescription drugs, and of course surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures. These treatments range from short-term enhancements like topical powder or more long-term solutions such as transplants, micrographs, and hair integration. Unfortunately, most products that claim to end hair loss, do not.

Hair transplant surgery is not only expensive, it’s also risky. Not everyone is a suitable candidate, and the success of a hair transplant relies on excellent general health and an ample amount of quality existing ‘donor’ hair. Donor hair is most commonly taken from the “horseshoe” area of hair that male pattern baldness leaves behind.

When performed by a qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon, a successful hair transplant can re-produce a realistic looking hairline, however obtaining cosmetically acceptable re-growth in the crown area of the scalp is still difficult to achieve. With this being the case, many men and women who undergo hair transplant surgery still seek non-surgical solutions to fill in the areas where hair transplantation fails to produce cosmetically acceptable results. Another key factor that most people fail to consider when opting for hair transplant surgery is the fact that hair transplantation doesn’t stop the underlying causes of hair loss. It’s not uncommon to lose hair thats been transplanted, making additional surgeries necessary to fill in the thinning areas again and again.

Non-surgical hair replacement performed by a highly skilled hair replacement stylist can produce an incredibly realistic and natural looking head of hair. Unlike hair transplants that take time to heal and grow in, non-surgical hair replacement can reproduce the appearance of a full head of hair in less than two hours. And while it’s possible to obtain a full head of hair in just one visit, non-surgical hair replacement can also be costly and does require routine maintenance. As your remaining natural hair grows, the integrated hair loosens up and needs to be re-adjusted. How often this will be required depends on the speed in which your natural hair grows – 1-3 months is typical for most.

Natural hair integration is a non-surgical procedure of blending human hair in with your own hair to conceal thinning areas. Although the hair isn’t actually growing out of the scalp, even up close, which is why this technique is so popular amongst those who do not wish to undergo surgery to restore their locks.

Natural hair integration can be cut, colored, and styled according to the look you desire. Unlike wigs that cover your entire head and smother any existing hair you may have, natural hair integration offers the benefit of adding hair only where you need it. You can even choose the density of your hair integration to be as thin or as thick as you want it to be. The base of the integration is translucent and disappears when touched to the scalp. It also allows air to pass through so not to smother your existing hair.

Non-surgical hair replacement is becoming increasingly common in both women and men with thinning hair mainly because of the risks associated with hair transplant surgery. When presented with the options, most people prefer to go under the dryer than the knife.

On a closing note, people who are experiencing temporary hair loss due to an illness or medication such as chemotherapy don’t need to undergo surgery for hair restoration. Natural hair integration is a much simpler and safer way to maintain your hair’s appearance during treatment and recovery. Unlike surgical hair restoration, natural hair integration can easily be removed when the natural hair grows back.