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Senator Crown is located directly across from McDonalds and opposite Paddington Tube Station - providing excellent transport links.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Non-surgical hair replacement
What is non surgical hair replacement?
What does the treatment involve?
Why choose non-surgical hair replacement?
What are the disadvantages?


Non-surgical hair replacement

As medical treatments for alopecia improve and develop, it should come as no surprise to see that other options are becoming more technically advanced too. To many people, ‘non-surgical hair replacement’ is simply a euphemism for wigs, toupees and hair pieces, but that is an out-of-date view. Non surgical hair replacement techniques have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. For many men and women, they now offer the most appropriate solution to hair loss.

In this article, we will take a more detailed look at non-surgical hair replacement. We will provide more information about the treatment and the procedure and consider the kinds of scenarios where it may be appropriate. We will also look at the disadvantages, and why some people may prefer surgical hair transplants to non-surgical techniques.

What is non-surgical hair replacement?

If you still think that non-surgical hair replacement means wearing a wig, think again. Today’s techniques create a result that is far more subtle, far more comfortable, far more natural and a lot easier to live with.

This kind of hair replacement treatment involves applying a thin, light, transparent membrane to the scalp, which is infused with human hair. This membrane is then attached to the scalp and woven in with the existing hair, to create a very natural effect.

This approach allows the hair in the membrane to be matched perfectly with the existing hair, in terms of colour, density and direction. Similarly, because the membrane is attached to the scalp using the very latest bonding materials, you can wear it with confidence, even while playing sport.

What does the treatment involve?

Most non-surgical hair replacement begins with an initial design consultation. This design consultation ensures that the product is tailored to sit naturally with your existing hair, colour and style.

From design to completion of a bespoke product normally takes a couple of months. You can purchase products that are not bespoke and already prepared, so that they are cheaper and more readily available, but what you save in time, you compromise on in quality, workmanship and precision.

Once the design stage is completed, there are two more key elements in the procedure. Firstly, there is the membrane. There are currently a number of different types of membrane available on the market, but the most recognised types are monofilament, polyurethane and lace. If you are considering non-surgical hair replacement therapy, you should expect your practitioner to use one of these three types of membrane. Usually, the requirements of the user will enable your practitioner to recommend the most appropriate one. Monofilament is porous, so it suits people whose scalp needs to breath. Polyurethane is virtually invisible and very discrete. Finally, lace creates the most natural looking results and is often used to create the hairline or for the most visible areas of male-pattern baldness.

The second key element in the procedure is bonding the membrane to the scalp. The latest, most sophisticated techniques bond the membrane to the scalp with an adhesive that is translucent and which will not be broken down by sweat or water. Some of your existing hair will need to be shaved away to allow the bond to stick directly to the scalp.

Why choose non-surgical hair replacement?

So why would you choose non-surgical hair replacement over other treatments for hair loss? The first and most obvious reason is that, for a lot of people, other routes such as using Minoxidil or Finasteride may not work, so if they cannot generate hair regrowth via medical routes, non-surgical hair replacement is their best option.

Of course, in these sorts of cases, non-surgical hair replacement is not their only option. They could try surgery. However, for many men who have male-pattern baldness, surgery is the last resort. One reason for this is that many people just do not want to have surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. Another reason is that surgery takes existing hair and moves it around your head. Therefore, the success of the surgery relies on having enough existing hair to be able to move some from the ‘donor area’. There is also the danger that, if you continue to lose hair in the future, you will need further surgery, which will once again diminish the hair in the donor area. Surgery therefore, is not a sustainable treatment.

Non-surgical hair replacement avoids these problems as it does not tamper with or remove the existing hair. Many men and women try non-surgical hair transplants before surgery, so that they can evaluate the quality of the treatment before risking any of their existing hair.

What are the disadvantages?

While non-surgical hair replacement suits many men and women, they do have some disadvantages. The main one of these is the fact that the product does require on-going maintenance to ensure that the effect remains as natural as possible. If you need your hair cut, for example, you cannot just pay a quick visit to the barbers. You usually need to return to the hair replacement centre to have the membrane removed and your existing hair trimmed. As you would expect, the membrane does wear out over time and will need to be replaced.


To find out more about the best hair replacement treatment for you why not contact us today on 0207 706 2586 when we will be happy to discuss your individual requirements.