Hair loss is something, which is on the hate list of most people. Therefore methods have cropped up which deal with the doing away of such a problem, the two easiest classifications of such methods being Surgical and Non-surgical methods. Among non-surgical methods, hair replacement is a popular choice.
The process is simple. It starts of with the fixing of an artificial covering to the scalp, which is like the skin itself apart from the fact that it is very slim and translucent. It also consists of many tiny holes so that the skin can breathe. Often referred to as ‘liquid skin’, it allows a very authentic look especially around specific areas, for example at the top and the partings. It also provides for no discomfort. Strands of hair are inserted in this membrane, which is tailored to look like the natural hair of the patient. This whole process of the insertion of the hair into the casing takes more than a month. Now in order to make the hair look like it’s a part of the patients being, several details are paid attention to. These include the color, the thickness, the type of hair, the partings et al.
The groundbreaking concept of hair replacement is a leap from the toupees, which were all that you could be armed with even a few decades ago, if you did not want to go for surgical methods. Wigs and toupees are scorned today as it is considered flimsy; especially by celebrities a part of whose job is to look good. They were often extremely inconvenient for sportsmen, interfering with the game. Once the model of the patient’s head is made, a duplicate is made. This impression of the scalp is used to make the false membrane. As the area, which requires replacement of hair, is measured extremely carefully, then there is no difficulty while attaching the membrane to the scalp. If the membranes are tailor made for one person, then they are the best. However, then the cost is also much more, than they normally would have been. Unless the membranes fit the patch, which needs restoration of hair, it is of no value and so it is suggested that the fundamental stages are performed with equal care. The area of the head, which requires replacement of hair, is shaven to about 2 millimeter and then a transparent, anti allergic, waterproof bonding agent is used. It is usually made of polyurethane, monofilament or even in certain cases, lace. The polyurethane is handy because is fine, translucent and the topmost where the priority is to look and feel natural. People who are extra conscious of hygienic welfare go for a monofilament membrane because it is porous and can be easily cleansed. Lace is used when someone desires to be stylish. More expensive than the other two, lace softens the hair line in the front and also makes it look like the hair is rising from the skin itself.
When selecting what to use in the hair replacement method in order to make your hair look fuller and thicker, natural hair is often the top choice even though artificial hair is not far behind. The natural hair which can be the patient’s own hair, or not, obviously costs more money. It also has all the advantages of real hair and the patient does not have to be cautious while using certain accessories like a hair straightener or ruling irons. However if the patient is willing to take extra pains, then artificial substitute is the best idea. In fact most people today have found an in-between route-that is a combination of both.
Even though a lot of the credit goes to the technical and scientific advancement which has led to the springing up of methods which tackle the problem of hair loss commendably, the surgeons should also be given their due. Special training and a superior standard of hairdressing is necessary to perform the various methods which are involved. Whether it is the planning, or the actual operation or the ultimate blending of the new and old hair, it all requires a level of expertise, which is praiseworthy. A good surgeon sits down with the patient to discuss the costs, the type of replacement needed, the minute details like the color and the texture and other hair traits.
Along with perimeter attachment, a full head attachment is also an option. As the names suggest they are different forms of fixation of the hair replacement procedures to the head. To keep the hair replacement technique in perfect condition, the whole arrangement needs to be removed, washed and fastened again after every month or so. After it is rejoined, one should take care to mix together the entire hair on the scalp, so that the hair looks more natural. The process ahs a life of maximum one year after which the procedure should be touched up to make sure that your hair continues to look like your own hair and not some fake discolored extensions. Since the process is a continuous one, one must think about the expenditure part of the whole deal. This is why some people opt for surgical methods, which are more permanent. If you do continue to choose the non-surgical method, considered by some as safer, then it is advised that you approach a company who can help you manage your funds.
Today the predicament of the loss of tresses can be tackled easily. Whether one wants to replace hair on a particular area where the hair is thinning or the whole head, which is becoming bald because of hereditary or other medical reasons, a hair replacement system is excellent as it is pain free and simple.