Why I need hair transplant surgery or hair transplant treatment when medication and other non-surgical means are available?
Medication can thicken and lengthen (regrowth) hair in some and not in all who take them
Medication is effective at the back (Vertex) and middle (Mid scalp) but almost ineffective in the front (esp. Hair line) where one needs the hair most.
Medication can work only until you keep taking if you stop taking medication the benefits achieved by medication soon start disappearing (because the hormones once again start working their ill effects). Medication although reasonably safe should be taken for lifetime –the idea normally puts off many
Medications although fairly safe are not without any side effects
Other Non- Surgical Means:
Wigs and Concealers are other possible solutions to baldness. Concealers are temporary hair cosmetics, good for thinning hair and as temporary solution such as before going to party. These hair loss remedy require regular care and expense. They are not cheap either.
As for the wigs: 10 reasons why people don't choose wig!
It gives constant feeling of weight and discomfort in hot days.
Sweat cannot be cleaned properly and bad hygiene can lead to skin problems.
Its fixing methods like weaving, bonding, pinning etc. can pull on the natural remaining hair and add to your hair loss and can even lead to scarring.
It gives same look all the time that looks and feels artificial and unnatural. You have Fixed style all hours of use
Its high level of detectability becomes a butt of jokes and teasing by the friends, collogues and media.
Its cost run from few hundred dollars to many thousand dollars depending upon quality
You need regular maintenance every few weeks for the rest of your life. Attachment may become loose- constant state of low-level paranoia and anxiety about his public discovery.
Long-term financial investment because of regular maintenance may be more than that of hair transplant. With life time maintenance & few monthly replacement & frequent visits to wig maker- it becomes very expensive
You need to change it every few months
Not done by doctors
Surgery by Follicular hair Transplant is better in many respects
Transplanted Hair Looks and feels natural unlike wig and concealer
Transplanted hair remain undetectable among the other hair
Transplanted hair grows and keeps growing permanently unlike the hair of wig and the regrown hair by Medication
Do not require extra maintenance or care unlike wig, which require lifetime care.
The Transplanted hair can be cut, colored and styled as well
Transplantation normally has one time expense unlike medication or wig which require lifetime expense
It is a One day Procedure performed by numbing your skin so you can talk with doctor, watch TV, listen to music, read, take a nap, have lunch and juice and even go to toilet!
No bandages at the end
You can take shoulder bath from same day and can shampoo your hair from 3rd day
You can even do light office work from second day
If you are from out station you may travel back same or the next day minimum follow-up is required thereafte.