If you’ve started losing your hair, like me, i’m pretty sure you started with Googling hair loss solutions. Straight away Google floods you with over 249 million search results, so much so it all just becomes a bit overwhelming. Common amongst the results will be articles about miracle drugs available for hair loss, high paying product adverts and popular blog posts.
In reality there are many options for hair loss, so how then do you choose the right one for you? At Evolution Hair Clinic we are here to help. Below we are going to dissect the main PRO’s and CON’s of the worlds leading hair loss treatments so you can be better informed to make the right decision for you. First up;
Hair Transplants vs. Scalp Micro Pigmentation.
So.. What exactly is a hair transplant?
WebMD define a hair transplant as a surgery that moves hair from where you already have thicker hair to fill an area with little or no hair. The surgeon will remove hair from the donor area on the scalp, usually on the back of the head and implant into the area where the person is suffering from hair loss. Hair transplants are a common surgical procedure and have been in use since the late 1950’s. Har transplants are mainly associated with balding celebrities.
There are two methods of hair transplants FUT and FUE. For the FUT surgery a thin strip of hair is removed form the donor area, usually on the back of the head. For the FUE surgery hair is removed from different areas one by one using a specialised tool.
How though, will you know if a hair transplant is right for you? Below is our PRO’s and CON’s list.
PRO #1 It can be a good hair loss option for people who have a small amount of hair loss and a strong thick donor area. This will give clients the real look of a full head of hair.
CON #1 Often there is not enough hair in the donor area to effectively cover the thinning area that has suffered from a lot of hair loss. This can result in clients having to go back for repeat surgeries and its worth bearing in mind that each time there is a new surgery a new scar in the donor area is created limiting the clients choice of hair style somewhat.
CON #2 Is time, successful hair transplants take about a year before you start seeing any results.
CON #3 is the cost of the surgery. Hair transplants can cost a lot of money an hit your pockets where it hurts. Because hair transplants are a surgery you will also need to plan to be off work to recover.
No lets see the contender to hair transplants – Scalp Micro Pigmentation. I think it is best to start first by defining what Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) actually is.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a treatment that uses nan-needles and Carbon-based pigment to replicate tiny hair follicles throughout the area of hair loss to give the appearance of a short buzz cut.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation can be used to restore hairlines, thicken existing hair, and even camouflage scarring that is a result of hair transplants. In fact, 1 out of 6 Evolution Hair Clinic clients are former hair transplant recipients.
Scar camouflage using SMP
Ok. lets check out the main PRO’s and CON’s for Scalp Micro Pigmentation.
PRO #1 You will see immediate results from your very 1st of 3 sessions. You will walk into our clinic bald and walk out three hours later with a new hairline and full looking head of hair.
PRO #2 The treatment is non-invasive and requires zero surgery. You can have the treatment one day and be straight back at work the next.
PRO #3 Way lower cost. Scalp Micro Pigmentation costs a fraction of the price a hair transplant, even if you take a risk and fly to Turkey for your surgery (which is becoming more common, very often with disastrous results).
CON Unless you are using Scalp Micro Pigmentation to fill thinning hair then it gives you the look of a short buzz cut. if you are the type of person who wants long flowy locks like Nicolas Cage in Conair then a hair transplant may be the better option for you.
There you have it, the main PRO’s and CON’s of Hair Transplants versus Scalp Micro Pigmentation. I hope this post has helped you to be a little more informed about the two different hair loss procedure. Ultimately though it’s up to you.