Lady with hair transplants making hair look healthy
15 December 2016

Hair Transplants vs Hair Extensions and Hair Pieces

As people age, they’re likely to experience a variety of changes in their bodies, and unfortunately not all of these changes are welcome or expected. One particular change that comes on slowly and can be quite jarring for anyone, male or female, is hair loss. Growing up, many people use their hair to create part of their identity. When certain patches on your head are suddenly thinner, and you begin to notice parts of your scalp that may have been covered before, you’ll begin to look at yourself differently. Eventually, you might find yourself staring at those thin areas and despair at never getting the hair back that you once had.

Why Hair Transplants Are a Great Hair Loss Remedy

Depending on when you start to lose your hair, and to what extent, there might a few different ways you can retain your look, or maybe even embrace a new one! This is also very dependent on your hair length.

What About Extensions or Hair Pieces?

For women in particular, due to the length of their hair, there are various types of hair extensions, both clip in and tape in, that can help add volume. They also come in a variety of colors, which means you can add a flashy streak or just keep things as they’ve always been. Unfortunately, extensions of any kind are not a permanent solution, which means you’ll constantly need to worry about getting them redone or buying new versions. They also require special treatment. While hair pieces and extensions can be a solution, they’re certainly not the ideal solution for someone going through hair loss.

How Effective Are Hair Transplants?

Both men and women can benefit tremendously from hair transplant surgery performed by an experienced hair transplant technician like Jay at Nubody Concepts. Rather than a more invasive type of procedure, we specialize in follicular unit extraction, or FUE. By using extremely precise pneumatic surgical equipment to extract hair follicles, you won’t need a surgeon to cut a strip from the donor area of your scalp. Instead, your individual follicles can be implanted directly to the receiving area. Without the need for a donor strip there is no linear scarring, which helps retain a more natural look. The number of individual grafts and follicle transfers will ultimately determine the cost. At Nubody Concepts, we offer a price per graft that is  below most other providers(the national average is $5-$9 per graft).

Is There A Long Recovery?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked by patients, and it’s understandable. When people decide they want to get a hair transplant, they might want to do so as discreetly as possible. While each patient is different, our hair transplants using the FUE method have  a much shorter recovery time due to less swelling and scarring. Most of our patients are able to go back to work the next day. To give you a better idea how your look can be transformed with a hair transplant, we’d be happy to walk you through any potential scenarios and answer your questions in a free consultation.

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