Hair Transplant or Hair Replacement- What to choose?

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Hair Transplant or Hair Replacement- What to choose?

Published on August 3, 2019

Hair loss is a very common problem that most people are facing in today’s date. The reasons for it becoming such a frequent occurrence are rising stress levels, pollution, medicinal side effects, and to a certain extent, heredity. Along with hair loss, under-confidence, and low self-esteem are also becoming very common among people. This has also given a sudden boost to various hair restoration procedures.


What is a hair transplant procedure?

A hair transplant procedure is a very simple surgical process where hair from one part of the scalp (the donor area) is taken and transplanted to another part (the recipient area). This process is majorly divided into two types: FUT and FUE.

FUT, also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation, involves taking a strip of the scalp that is already producing enough hair and cutting it into thin pieces. These pieces are then transplanted to the recipient site.

FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, on the other hand, involves extracting individual follicles of hair using a punch device and then transplanted to the recipient site. At a hair transplantation clinic, the surgeons analyze the patient in detail before choosing which option should they go for.

The results of both of these procedures are completely natural-looking hair. However, the one point that you will have to keep in mind is that a hair transplant surgery is not meant to provide immediate results. Having said that, it surely is a permanent solution to your problems.

What is a hair replacement system?

As a more instant method of deriving natural results, a hair replacement system allows you to choose the type of hair you want. At times, the addition of wigs also counts as a hair replacement system. The color, density, texture, length, and even the style can be chosen by you. This is a more affordable treatment and doesn’t require any surgery. There is a zero waiting period and can be an option for temporary hair loss.

Even though it appears convenient, there are many drawbacks of a hair replacement procedure. To begin with, after the process is complete, it might feel like a wig. The next thing to note is, it requires frequent cleaning. Without regular maintenance, it might end up looking ugly. Also, a hair replacement procedure will not allow a change in hairstyle.

Which one to go for?

Both the procedures can be chosen when it comes to bringing back hair on the scalp, but they have their pros and cons. To decide which one should you go for, you need to decide what you want. The choice is simple.

  • Hair transplant is surgical and hair replacement is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure.
  • Hair transplant is a permanent remedy. Hair replacement, on the other hand, is temporary and you will have to keep changing your wig from time to time.
  • While on one hand, when hair transplant surgery provides natural-looking results, hair replacement system seems unnatural.
  • There is no chance of side effects in a hair transplant surgery because the procedure derives hair from your scalp for the implantation. That said, the wig in a hair replacement surgery might irritate your scalp.

No matter which type of surgery you go for, you need to select the best doctor for it. If the surgeon is not skilled enough, your entire look might get disturbed. Doctors, who are members of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) are the best for the job. Saraswat Hospital, Agra is a hair transplantation clinic India, that is run by ABHRS certified doctors who have years of experience in this field.

About the doctors at Saraswat Hospital

Dr. Satya Saraswat (D.N.B, M.S, M.Ch), awarded by the Honorable Health Minister of India had presented a modified FUT technique at the ISHRS 24th World Congress which shows ways to preserve underlying neurovascular bundles.

Dr. Preeti Saraswat (Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology) is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). She believes in customizing treatment based on the specific needs of a patient and creating natural-looking results.


Should you want to get your hair transplant surgery done by experienced doctors, contact Saraswat Hospital at +91 9258386320

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