Hair Replacement: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Hair Implant Treatment

How is the treatment done?

Hair Replacement is a popular, non- surgical method of growing hair for those who suffer from baldness or hair loss problems. In comparison to hair transplant procedures, this treatment does not involve painful surgeries, anesthesia and does not look like you’re wearing an old-fashioned wig. It gives you an instant look and seems appropriate if you do not have donor hair. Different kinds of material are used for this treatment, depending on your hair type. Although the best option for the treatment is to go for natural-looking human hair, anybody low on budget may choose specially designed synthetic hair system.

The base which is prepared from a lace-type material, is placed on the scalp and the hair is inserted into the base which gives it a finished look. This thing can be attached to your scalp in a number of ways: it can be attached to your existing hair either by weaving or boding. In case it needs to be attached to the skin, waterproof adhesives are used that are completely safe and suitable on your skin. The kind of material and method to be used is usually recommended by the hair replacement expert or doctor. However, the most challenging task post hair replacement is the maintenance.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Hair Replacement treatment requires understanding the objectives and discussing the probable solutions for hair loss problems after which the following steps are adopted: precisely measured light-weight caps are produced and carefully placed on the base of your scalp. These caps fit like gloves and provide a band to adjust to the changes that may occur in the scalp. While there are plenty of colors to choose from, your hair expert makes sure that the color, density and texture leaves you with a natural look that also provides comfort. Whether the hair replacement should be integrated with the existing hair or should it be a full-cap replacement, depends on your condition and the way you want your hair to look.

Designing and executing hair replacement requires a lot of technical detailing, and is usually performed by hair stylists or professionals. The density or thickness of your hair should match the side and back of your hair keeping in mind the kind of hairstyle that suit you. Choosing the right color that matches your original hair color and your personality is essential. Or else the end result may not be satisfying despite a successful treatment. The kind of material you choose for this treatment usually depends on the budget and lifestyle. Although human hair gives you a natural and realistic look, synthetic hair lasts for much longer period, and usually does not fade. The hair system you choose usually comes with ready-cut keeping in mind your lifestyle and preference, but in case you want to go for a haircut, professional advice and supervision is strongly recommended because once the hair is cut, it will not grow back.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

People who suffer from baldness or excessive hair loss problems due to a number reasons, those who have been under a chemotherapy treatment, or those who cannot afford to undergo an expensive painful hair transplant surgery are eligible for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Anybody who does not show excessive hair loss problems and baldness or people who are allergic to certain materials or adhesives do not require to undergo this treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Unlike surgical hair transplant system which show quite a number of side effects like bleeding, excessive pain, formation of a cyst etc, there are no major risk factors resulting from hair replacement treatment. However, in some cases the person may experience itching on the scalp.

How long does it take to recover?

Hair Replacement treatment needs a thorough and regular maintenance in order to keep its natural looking effect intact. One should keep in mind that even after the treatment, your hair needs frequent cleanups. In need of a haircut, one should go to the hair professional so that they trim your hair locks carefully removing the membrane. Make sure that bonding you wear does not wet.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Hair Replacement treatment is a short-term procedure and do not require time to recover from. Once the procedure is carried out, the person is allowed to step out and go on with his life.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Usually hair replacement attachment lasts for over 4 weeks with the help of tapes and glue. However, some people prefer wearing bonds so they could remove the attachment after wearing for days.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor! I am a 33 year old female. I have a 2-year-old kid. I am a non-working woman. From the past few months, I am facing a few issues which are bothering me. I feel tired though I am not doing enough work as I used to do it before. I have also gained weight and my menstrual cycles also have been affected. I doubt I have developed thyroid. Doctor please help me know what are the symptoms of thyroid?

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