What is the difference between the two – Hair Transplant and Hair Replacement?

Hair is indeed the most invaluable possession of every human being. Hair not only adds to the personality of the individual but give him/her different confidence altogether. Surprisingly, many individuals including young and adult irrespective of their genders have been struggling through the issue of hair loss. There are many ways of treating the hair loss and reverse the issue of receding hairline. The two most commonly confused ones are hair transplant and hair replacement.

What is hair transplant?

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure for restoring the lost hair of the scalp. In this process, the hair is taken from the areas of the scalp where there is thick growth. After removing the thick hair follicles, they are implanted to the bald areas with the help of small incisions. The scalp is made numb with the insertion of anesthesia. After that, the hair follicles are fixed to the bald scalp. The hair takes a period of around 6 months to start regrowing.

Benefits of hair transplant

The hair transplant has multiple benefits. Firstly, it helps in restoring the lost confidence. Secondly, it adds to the persona of the individual. Thirdly, the hair is taken from the scalp of the same individual. So, there is no need to search for the donor of hair. Fourthly, the hair growth continues as usual.

The first and the foremost limitation of hair transplant is that it is a costly affair. Besides this, hair fall does not stop and it continues as usual. In addition, there is also the issue of scarring that comes along with hair transplant procedure.

What is hair replacement?

Hair replacement involves fixing an altogether new set of hair to the bald scalp. The color, density, texture as well as the length of hair can be decided as per the preference of the individual. The hair is made artificially with fine material. This therapy can be used to treat hair loss caused by any reason such as heredity baldness, medical issues, hair loss due to chemotherapy, and many other reasons.

Merits of hair replacement

Hair replacement offers numerous positives to the one undergoing this procedure. First of all, it does not involve any surgical procedure at all. Then, this is quite an affordable process. It is most suitable for those who have very thin hairline or are completely bald.

The most prominent con of hair replacement is that the hair needs to be maintained regularly and need to be cleaned frequently. The person may also feel that he/she is adoring a wig.

All in all, the major difference between hair transplant and hair replacement is that where the former is a surgical procedure, the later is an absolutely non-surgical procedure. Moreover, for hair transplant, one has to have sufficient hair growth on his scalp while it is not so in case of hair replacement.

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