There is no doubt that our hair is an essential part of our appearance. So much so that our hair, which has a great influence on our expression, can even help us to take on a different expression with each different model we wear. Nowadays, we can come across many problems when it comes to our hair. Due to various reasons such as malnutrition, genetic factors or incorrect product use, we may experience hair loss, thinning hair, localised hair loss and even baldness. With the development of medical technology and the cosmetic industry, there is a new procedure for our hair every day, but hair transplantation and hair prosthesis are still the most popular hair procedures today.
Many men and women who suffer from regional hair loss or cannot have as lush and healthy hair as they would like, consider hair transplant or hair prosthesis and end up enriching their lives with one of these options. But when it comes to hair transplants and hair prostheses, many patients have questions, and many people are indecisive when they have to make a decision. So: hair transplant or hair prosthesis? How can you decide which is the right choice for you?
Before I explain how you can decide, I would like to explain the advantages and disadvantages of hair transplantation and hairplasty.
Hair transplantation and hair prosthesis are ideal procedures for all men and women who do not have enough volume in their hair or are struggling with the problem of thinning or balding hair. Since hair transplantation is a prosthetic hair treatment, it is a surgical procedure, although there are materials that can be easily attached to the hair. However, don’t be fooled by the fact that it is a surgical procedure because although it is done in the operating room, the incisions in hair transplantation are very minimal. In the DHI technique, one of the most commonly used hair transplant techniques, the hair transplant is performed with a special implantation device, the transplant pin, which we call Choi, without opening the hair canal.
What is prosthetic hair?
Prosthetic hair is a kind of prosthesis made from real hair. Personalized prosthetic hair, although it offers a thick-haired appearance, is not an ideal procedure for those who prefer naturalness in their hair, even if it provides a natural expression because at the end of the day the person does not have his own hair. Prosthetic hair can never replace one’s own, real hair at the end of the day due to removable apparatus. However, prosthetic hair is much more practical than hair transplantation and does not require any surgical procedure, therefore a healing process. The prosthetic hairs, which can be easily fixed to the head area with special adhesives, are easy to use. Prosthetic hair made of 100% human hair, as we mentioned above, offers a more lush appearance, but unfortunately cannot replace real hair in terms of both feeling and vital practices. Prosthetic hair, which is a kind of accessory, is often not the right option for those who desire a real and natural hair look.
Prosthetic hair is a reliable and comfortable option that can be easily used by male and female patients of all age groups, regardless of young or old age. Since it does not involve any surgical procedure, the medical history of the patients is not important in this hair procedure. Prosthetic hair can be used by every individual who can properly care for their prosthetic hair.
When it comes to hair treatments, one of the most preferred hair procedures today is hair transplantation. In the face of increasing demand in the world, hair transplantation procedures become more comfortable and reliable with each new day. In the first period of hair transplantation procedures, we called FUT technique, where the hair follicles to be transplanted are taken from the donor area in strips and there are procedures that leave traces behind, but today, it is possible to transplant hair follicles without even opening a channel, like the DHI method. However, FUE and Sapphire FUE techniques are also widely used today. Although hair transplantation is a surgical operation, it is a procedure in which very minimal incisions are made. Hair transplantation procedures, which are performed under local anesthesia, are very comfortable, safe and painless procedures for patients.
Hair transplantation is a procedure that provides natural and lush hair, no matter what technique is used. Unlike prosthetic hair, in hair transplantation procedures, the roots are placed in the recipient area by using the person’s own hair follicles. After the completion of the hair transplantation procedure, the patient is subject to the healing process and at the end of the day, when the hair follicles begin to adhere and grow, the patient will have more lush and lively hair formed by his own hair follicles. Do not be intimidated by the healing process we’ve mentioned. This healing process is a very comfortable process that includes simple rules to be followed. In this process, it is often sufficient to pay attention to the way of washing the hair and exposure to the sun.
Now, let’s go back to our initial question. The expectations of the candidate who will have the procedure are important in the options of prosthetic hair or hair transplantation, which is one of the questions on the minds of many people who have problems with their hair today. When making a choice, patient candidates have to consider both their expectations and their medical history, especially if they want a hair transplant, and decide accordingly. For example, hair transplantation is not the right option for patients who do not want to deal with any healing process or avoid surgery. For patients who have such expectations and plan accordingly, prosthetic hair is often a more accurate and effective option. However, if the patient wishes for a more natural appearance after the procedure and wants to live with his own hair for a lifetime, hair transplantation will be a much more correct choice than prosthetic hair in this patient group. However, when it comes to hair transplantation, there is another issue to be considered. Patients who want to have hair transplantation, especially diabetes patients, should share the hair transplantation process with the doctors who treat their other diseases if they are receiving treatments for different diseases, and they should apply for hair transplantation with their knowledge. It should be noted that at the end of the day, hair transplantation is a surgical procedure and requires various preparation processes. For example, if the patient is using blood thinners, they should stop using blood thinners 1 week before the operation, but this change should be done within the knowledge of the doctor who prescribed the anticoagulant.
Although there are many different treatment options for our hair, which is one of the complementary elements of our statement, the most accurate and final decision for you comes out only by considering your expectations and medical history in the consultation examination.
Don’t forget! With an experienced and expert team and the right treatment that responds to your wishes, you can your vibrant and healthy hair.