Hair Replacement Information

Searching for hair replacement information on the Web can be confusing at best of times with so much conflicting information and obscure terminology for different products and procedures.  At Craig Hubert I believe in keeping things as simple and transparent as I can. It’s already extremely stressful losing one’s hair without the added stress of not knowing what route to take to solving a hair loss situation.

Hair replacement falls into 2 categories …surgical and non-surgical

Surgical

This is where hair follicles are removed from the back and sides of the head (either singularly or by the strip method) and implanted into the thinning/bald areas on the top/front of the head.  In my opinion this is generally only an option for a man 30+ as a young man losing his hair at a pace will probably continue to lose further hair after the hair transplant (this can be slowed by Propecia and minoxidil) It also has limitations as far as the amount of hair that can be moved from the back and sides to the top and can sometimes disappoint in the density or thickness it can achieve

In brief..A hair transplant can by hugely successful if carried out on the right candidate by the right surgeon

Non-Surgical

This is where a client has hair added to thin/balding areas of the head by way of bonding a membrane/base to the scalp with hair attached. The hair replacement system or unit (as it is so often called) is custom or bespoke to the client’s needs. A template would be taken of the clients scalp and a base made to fit this. The type of base chosen will depend on the client’s requirement in both lifestyle and expectation on naturalness and durability.

Then human or synthetic hair is attached or knotted to this base, again the type of hair used is dependent on the clients requirement ( European, Indian, Remi or Matrix to name a few). The hair replacement system or unit is then bonded onto the client’s hair and cut and blended into the existing hair on the head. This is where the true art is!! It’s this blending integration with the client’s own hair that makes the system look truly natural and undetectable.

The advantages of non-surgical hair replacement are that a client can get back as much or as little hair as is desired without the pain of surgery.