As medical treatments for alopecia improve and develop, it is not surprising that other options are technically advanced. For many people, “non-surgical hair replacement” is just a euphemism for wigs, forbs and hairpieces. But it is an outdated view. Non-surgical hair replacement techniques have become more and more sophisticated in recent years. For many men, they now offer the most appropriate solution for balding in men.
In this article, we will examine in more detail the non-surgical capillary replacement. We will provide more information about the treatment and the procedure and examine the types of scenarios where this may be appropriate. We will also examine the disadvantages and reasons why some men prefer surgical hair transplants to non-surgical techniques.
What is a non-surgical hair replacement?
If you still think that non-surgical hair replacement wears a wig, think again. The current techniques give a result that is much more subtle, comfortable, natural, and easier to live with.
In non-surgical capillary replacement, a thin, human-impregnated, transparent and transparent membrane is applied to the scalp. This membrane is then attached to the scalp and woven with existing hair to achieve a very natural effect.
This approach makes it possible to adjust the hair of the membrane in terms of color, density and direction perfectly to the existing hair. Since the membrane is attached to the scalp with the latest binding materials, you can wear it safely while exercising.
What is the treatment?
Most non-surgical hairstyles start with a first design consultation. This design consultation ensures that the product blends naturally with your existing hair, color and style.
From design to realization of a custom product, it usually takes about two months. You can buy products that are not tailor-made and already prepared to be cheaper and more readily available. But what you save time, compromises on quality, workmanship and accuracy.
After the design phase is complete, the process includes two more key elements. First there is the membrane. There are a number of membrane types on the market today, but the best known types are monofilaments, polyurethanes and laces. If you are considering non-surgical hair replacement therapy, you should assume that your doctor uses one of these three types of membranes. Usually, the user’s requirements will allow your doctor to recommend the most appropriate. The monofilament is porous and therefore suitable for people whose scalp needs to breathe. Polyurethane is virtually invisible and very discreet. Finally, lace produces the most natural results and is often used to create the hairline or the most visible areas of the male bald head.
The second key element of the method is the binding of the membrane to the scalp. The latest and most sophisticated techniques associate the membrane with the scalp with a translucent adhesive that is not affected by perspiration or water. Some of your existing hair needs to be shaved so that the bond can adhere directly to the scalp.
Why choose a non-surgical capillary replacement?
So why should you choose a non-surgical hair replacement compared to other male bald treatments? The first and most obvious reason is that for many men, other methods, such as the use of minoxidil or finasteride, do not work. So if hair growth can not be produced by medical means, non-surgical hair replacement is the best option.
Of course, in these types of cases, non-surgical capillary replacement is not the only option. You could try an operation. For many bald men, surgery is the last resort. One of the reasons is that many people simply do not want to have surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. Another reason is that the surgery takes the existing hair and pulls it around the head. Therefore, the success of the operation depends on having enough hair to move out of the “donor area”. There is also a risk that, if you continue to lose hair in the future, you need a new surgical procedure that further reduces the hair around the donor. Surgery is therefore not a sustainable treatment.
Non-surgical hair replacement avoids these problems as existing hairs are not modified or removed. In men before surgery, try a non-surgical hair transplant so that you can assess the quality of the treatment before you put any of your hair at risk.
What are the disadvantages?
Although non-surgical grafts are suitable for many men, they have some disadvantages. The most important of these is the fact that the product requires constant maintenance to keep the effect as natural as possible. For example, if you have to cut your hair, you can not go to the barber. As a rule, you must resume the hair replacement, remove the membrane and cut off your existing hair. You may also have to restructure the hair of the membrane to compensate for any changes.
As expected, the membrane wears away over time and needs to be replaced regularly. Depending on the type of product, special care products may be required.
All these maintenance requirements increase costs. Non-surgical hair replacement may seem attractive if you think of it as a one-time cost, but it’s important to keep in mind that it will not stop. If you want to keep the effect, you must continue to spend money.
How much does it cost?
As mentioned earlier, different types of hair replacement products are available, and the type you choose can affect the cost. Human hair is usually more expensive than synthetic versions. Likewise, some types of membranes are more expensive than lower quality ones. Finally, you can count on additional costs for the know-how: quality work takes time, but the newer hair is carefully matched to your existing hair.
In most cases, the cost of non-surgical capillary replacement is between 600 and 1,000 pounds. You should always make sure that you arrange a first consultation with a qualified professional who will provide a clear treatment plan and costs in advance.