Artificial Hair Implants

The most effective way to get natural hair growing in a bald spot is to use hair implants. Normally the procedure involves removing a portion of the scalp with healthy hair growth and harvesting the hair follicles. These hair units are then cleaned, prepared and reinserted into the scalp where the hair loss has occurred. This method gives a very nice result that is almost not noticeable.

In fact, the hair is actually the patient’s so it matches the surrounding hair of the bald spot very well. Also a skilled surgeon can insert the implants in such a way that they do not stick straight up but are feathered into the natural hair. Since the hair lays in the same direction as the original hair around the bald spot it looks very good and the patient has a full head of hair back.

The key to using natural implants is the availability of a donor area. There must be a portion of the scalp with full hair growth so a portion can be removed and then the area sutured together and covered with the surrounding hair. This area is usually located at the back of the head as this spot rarely experiences baldness.

But what if there is no donor area? Then a person is forced to try other means for hair restoration. Drug therapy is only partially effective with at best 50%-70% of men showing “some” hair growth. These also can have very serious potential side effects like birth defects. Hair pieces or toupee’s are not a very good answer because they tend to fall off at the most inopportune time. Who hasn’t seen the joke about someone jumping in a pool and his hair piece floating away.

Another option is artificial hair implants. This procedure is basically the same as the natural hair implanting except there is no need for a donor area. Instead of hair follicles harvested from the patient’s scalp the surgeon uses hair that is produced from man made fibers. The hair shafts come in several colors and can also be straight, wavy, or curly. Like the natural procedure a plastic surgeon implants the “hair” ends under the skin and in such a way that it lays along with the natural hair located around the bald spot. Of course the artificial hair implants do not grow so there is no need of a hair cut in this area. Other than that care of the scalp is about the same. You can still shampoo and wash your head and swimming does not affect the implants.

Hair implants are becoming very common for the treatment of baldness. Up until recently all of the really good looking treatments used the patients own hair. But a cheaper attractive benefit has now been discovered for people who can’t or don’t want to use part of their existing scalp as a donor area. Look into the availability of artificial hair implants today.

4 comments to Artificial Hair Implants

  • I think i’ve seen this somewhere before…but it’s not bad at all

  • abacon1

    Hi Derekp,
    Thanks for stopping by. I can assure you I wrote everything on this blog myself. I am not interested in just putting anything up on the page. I want quality information only. Please stop by again.

  • Rather interesting. Has few times re-read for this purpose to remember. Thanks for interesting article. Waiting for trackback

  • Hair transplant is a surgical technique that involves moving skin containing hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness, whereby grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp.

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