Losing your hair can be devastating, making you feel self-conscious, stressed or even depressed about your appearance. Unfortunately, the reality is many men are genetically prone to male pattern baldness. While it might seem socially acceptable for men to be bald this doesn’t make experiencing it and watching your hair fall out any easier.
The good thing is, you’re not alone and if you’re looking for a hair loss solution there are several treatments available, helping men from all walks of life regain self-esteem and confidence. Before you explore your options, here’s what you need to know about hair restoration vs hair replacement systems so you can make the right decision for you…
What’s a Hair Restoration Treatment?
Hair restoration treatments for men help revive your natural hair and come in various forms. If you’re experiencing minimal hair loss or thinning, you can use specially formulated shampoos & conditioners or specialised trichology treatments which nourish and strengthen your hair. Other supportive trichology treatments include Havogen 5 hair loss prevention patches which are designed to inhibit 5-Alpha reductase activity and help reduce DHT which can be a major factor for hair loss.
If you suffer from major hair loss, hair transplant surgery may be a better option. Hair transplant surgery is a more invasive restoration treatment, performed under local anaesthetic. It works by taking remaining hair follicles from your head and grafting them to balding areas. Due to the transformative nature of hair transplant surgery, it’s a popular ‘hair replacement’ method.
What’s the most common Hair Restoration Treatment for Men?
The most common hair restoration treatment for men is a hair transplant. Each hair grafting session can last between two to eight hours, depending on the number of hairs being transplanted. For longer sessions with larger areas to cover, you can choose to have two or three separate sessions. Although bear in mind there’s a chance the treatment won’t work and may require even more sessions.
Like any surgery, hair transplants come with their own set of risks including bruising, scarring, nerve damage and a lengthy recovery period. You should also be aware that there can be mixed results depending on the condition of your natural hair so you need to have realistic expectations. To avoid feeling disappointed, make sure you speak to your doctor beforehand about what you can hope to achieve beforehand. If you want to know more about the pros and cons of hair transplants, read our blog: How Costly is a Hair Transplant? Is it worth doing?
What’s a Hair Replacement System?
Thanks to advances in research and technology, today’s hair replacement systems have changed dramatically and your choices are no longer limited to old-fashioned wigs and toupees! A hair replacement system is normally crafted using a polyurethane or lace-up material that sits on the scalp.
Unlike hair transplant surgery, hair replacement systems are pain-free to apply. Some require fixing it in place using your existing hair while others use a safe, dermatologically tested adhesive. Keep in mind, the best hair replacement systems use high-quality, real human hair to achieve the most natural-looking results.
Looking for a Hair Replacement System?
The CNC system is a non-surgical, non-invasive hair replacement alternative that provides you with an instant transformation. It uses 3D printing technology to create a custom hair and scalp prosthesis and state-of-the-art handcrafted materials including the highest quality human hair in the world. The system is dermatologically tested and applied with the highest level of hygiene and safety standards. What’s more, the CNC hair replacement system is sun, sea, sweat and shower proof so you can live life without compromise!