Surgical vs Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Treatments
A lot of people these days are contemplating to undergo one hair replacement treatment or the other. There are plenty of reasons why people decide to do this. Some of the most popular reasons include balding, medical conditions such as alopecia and for cosmetic purposes.
Choosing which kind of hair replacement treatment you want undergo is a big decision. There are many factors that you should consider such as safety, cost and whether it suits you or not. You will have to conduct a thorough research and the pros and cons of each treatment very well. This article will aim to clear the pros and cons of surgical and non-surgical hair replacement treatments.
Surgical Hair Replacement Treatments
The most common type of surgical hair replacement treatment is hair restoration surgery. We have seen many hairline transformations that attest to the effectiveness of surgical hair replacement treatments despite its high cost. Celebrities have become a big fan of this type of hair replacement treatment as well. For hair restoration surgery, the person who will be undergoing the procedure should provide ample amount of donor’s hair.
- The hair that is transplanted on to your scalp is natural and will, if successful, look natural as opposed to other forms of synthetic hair replacement treatment such as wigs or toupees.
- You can still hope that one day you will grow a full head of hair again.
- The risk of getting complications such as infections is high because of the invasive nature of surgical hair replacement methods.
- Hair restoration surgery is painful or some would say uncomfortable and expensive as well. The average cost in the UK is between £1000-£30,000.
- The recovery time is also longer as compared to non-surgical hair replacement treatments, most people return to work 3 days after each appointment.
- According to the NHS, hair transplant side effects to expect include; a tight, achy, swollen scalp, scabbing and at least one scar.
- You should also take into consideration several factors such as further balding which may cause unevenness in your hair.
- Results after a successful transplant can usually take 6 months for new hair to appear, and full results not shown until 12-18 months after the surgery.
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Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Treatments
Now for people who are scared of going under the knife or are just generally wary of the side effects and complications that may arise from hair restoration surgery, non-surgical hair replacement treatments are available as well. Top notch and modern techniques and equipment are used for these kinds of treatments and you no longer have to worry if you are risking your remaining permanent hair to old and mediocre hair plug procedures.
- One of the best things about non-surgical hair replacement treatments, such as scalp micro pigmentation, is that they are cheaper than surgical procedures, the average cost is £1,500-£3000 total.
- The recovery time is faster, most people return to work the next day after each scalp micro pigmentation appointment.
- The possibility of complications is lower because they are non-invasive treatments.
- Results from SMP can be seen instantly, and the whole process takes only one month.
- Another advantage of getting a non-surgical hair treatment is that you are guaranteed results, you can choose exactly how you want your hairline to look, and even adjust it a few years down the line if you want a new look.
- Despite the many numbers of pros for non-surgical hair replacement treatments, there are few cons to keep in mind too. For one, you will not actually grow any new hair.
- If not looked after properly you may need frequent maintenance and retouching sessions.
- If not done at a reputable clinic, the results can look unnatural.
Still confused at which hair replacement route to choose? Why don’t you schedule your free consultation to discuss your options with an expert. You can give us a call on 0845 094 15 16 or book your appointment online.