THOUGH HAIR LOSS HAS MANY TREATMENTS BUT FEW CURES, MANY CONSIDER THE NONSURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE SUPERIOR TO OTHERS.
Also known as “hair systems” the hair replacement procedure is a non-surgical means to restore the look of the hair and scalp, as if there had been no significant hair loss. But interestingly, the best, highest-quality hair replacement systems account for age and other inherent characteristics of the client – enabling the system to take on a much more natural and convincing look as a result.
Alternative approaches are hair transplant surgery, the application of a topical hair restorative (e.g., Rogaine) or taking an internal medication (e.g., Propecia). Each is invasive in varying degrees, as is each approach’s effectiveness in creating an inconspicuous, no-hair loss appearance.
With a high-quality hair replacement procedure, each individual client’s system is developed with artistry and skill, specifically for the head shape, hair color, and age of the client. A durable mesh base, also colored to match his or her skin tone, is woven with hair that is selected to best match the client’s remaining hair. The replacement hair is expertly knotted to the mesh to convincingly create the illusion of natural growth.
In addition to shaping the mesh base from a mold of the wearer’s head, the hairline is set according to where it typically would fall for a person of that age. Cowlicks and the natural part are important elements. Studios that specialize in non-surgical hair replacement also have specially trained technicians who utilize liquid or tape adhesives (in some cases, clips) for adherence to the scalp. This final phase is crucial and not to be undertaken by individuals who lack professional training.
A growing number of celebrities and other public figures have undergone nonsurgical hair replacement procedures to counter their own hair loss. Without the illusion of their naturally growing hair, their careers might face limitations. For millions of non-celebrities, the benefits can include career and relationship success, as well as a general sense of increased vigor and vitality.