Hair loss as a matter of age and genetics can be disappointing enough, but it is very common, especially for men. Hair loss due to other factors, however, can be devastating as it was unexpected and may not display the expected patterns. For example, hair loss due to alopecia where the hair falls out in random spots can be more devastating than age-related hair loss where the hair falls out in a more common pattern. You have the option of wearing wigs, toupees, and toppers, or you can get hair transplants. When hair transplants are done for therapeutic reasons, they can have effects that go far beyond merely restoring a hairline.
They Give You Natural Hair
Hair transplants use your own hair to fill in a receding hairline or bald patch. The transplants are permanent, and while the hairs themselves can fall out, the grafted area usually does have regrowth soon after. Hair transplants can take time to fully restore your head of hair, but once the process is close to done, you'll have more of your own natural hair growing from your scalp that you can wash and style as you usually would. Other than during the recovery process, as it is a form of surgery, you wouldn't need to use special products. It will help to use hair products that are gentle; you don't want to subject the hair to excessive heat stress, for example. But regular shampoo and conditioner will be fine.
No Worries About Accidental Pulling
One of the risks of wearing a wig or toupee is that it can be pulled off if it's caught under something, such as a purse or backpack strap. With hair transplants, you do have to be careful as the hair grows longer. You need the grafts to fully heal and integrate with the rest of your scalp for the hair to be truly secure. However, once the healing is done and the hair is fully established in your scalp, you don't face the same risk of all of your "hair" suddenly shifting, as could happen when a wig or toupee is pulled.
They Can Soothe a Sense of Loss and Uncertainty
With temporary hair like a wig, there's always the knowledge that, once the wig is off, you've still got these bald patches staring at you. With hair transplants, though, you know that the hair will remain there. Even if the initial transplant hairs drop out during the healing process, they'll grow back. This can be emotionally beneficial, especially if the hair loss was due to illness.
Hair transplant technology has come a long way. The process itself can take time and repeated surgeries, but the results can be very worth it. To learn more, contact a therapeutic hair transplant treatment provider today.