The Hair Up There: Safe Hair Replacement Options

There isn’t a person in the world that wakes up in their early twenties and thinks; I sure would love to lose all of my hair someday. In fact people have been fighting hair loss since the dawn of time, and have tried everything from spray on hair to witchcraft to re-grow their flowing locks.

Even in this day and age talking openly about male or female hair loss seems passé. However like most medical or health and beauty issues, hair replacement has advanced tremendously over the years, leaving the general public with a number of hair replacement options.

As with all medical and health and beauty choices, it’s important to be well informed when making the decision on which route you will pursue for hair replacement from costs to convenience, making an informed decision will be the key factors in your continued health and happiness.

Losing your hair can be an emotional struggle and cause unneeded stress and affect your self-confidence. Luckily there are plenty of options to help you regain your confidence and restore your natural look. We have compiled the pros and cons of the three primary hair replacement techniques so you can find the right option that fits your needs.

Surgical Replacement Treatment-

If you are suffering from permanent hair loss, than surgical replacement treatment might be a viable option, however it is a cosmetic surgery that needs to be performed by a reputable doctor. This option is often comes with a hefty up front price, as it is a medical procedure and isn’t covered by most insurance companies. Surgical replacement treatment can be very painful as well, and can require that the patient take pain medication for several days. The upside is that it is permanent and while it comes with an upfront cost, can become cost effective if you plan to use other costly treatment options for a long period of time. Make sure that if you go this route you find a highly respected and referred doctor as a botched procedure can lead to infections and other serious health complications.

Medical Treatment-

You have more than likely seen a number of television ads selling numerous hair replacement sprays, topical applications, and medications; some of the owners of these companies are not only presidents, but clients as well! Medical treatment is a viable option if you are simply experiencing thinning as they can help maintain a fuller look. If you are losing hair rapidly and are experiencing major hair loss it might not be the most effective route as it can often take a long time to re-grow or regenerate hair, it can also be quite costly to continually take medications or apply topical treatments.

Non-Surgical Treatment-

Also referred to as a hair replacement system this option can be extremely convenient for those looking to hide hair loss, especially during public appearances. Wigs or rugs as they used to be referred to, were often obvious and not very appealing, however new wig technology has vastly improved their appearance, and wigs are often hard to spot. This is also a safe and affordable option for those experiencing hair losses due to illness. While a hair replacement system might not be the best option for someone who wants to permanently reverse balding, it is a great option for anyone looking to conveniently and safely address hair loss, whether temporary or permanent. Make sure that when using a wig that you also use safe adhesives, as it will be important to maintain a clean and healthy scalp when using a non-surgical treatment.

For anyone that has ever experienced hair loss due to balding or illness can attest to the fact that it can feel daunting, but with new advancements in hair replacement it doesn’t have to feel so overwhelming. Try one of these options to restore self-confidence and reduce stress, as a full head of hair is the last thing you should have to worry about.

Ryan is the director of EU operations for Professional Hair Labs, as well as being the go-to man for all our marketing and media strategies. Get in touch with him on Twitter.

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