Have you experienced hair loss? Have you tried hiding it with styling and combing, but realized that it still doesn’t look quite right? It might be time to think about hair loss. There are a lot of options out there for hair restoration, but you want to make sure that you choose the option that’s right for you. Read below for a comprehensive comparison of the options for women’s hair restoration.
Scalp Treatment Program
There are various topical medications that can be used to treat hair loss. A scalp treatment program involves various treatments performed by a trichology specialist or a physician. These treatments aim to create the best environment for hair regrowth and involve application of specified products after treatment. It’s important to note that this option is simply a retention plan for maintaining hair and slowing hair loss. It usually takes about 4-6 months to see results from this option and the cost can range from $1050-2500.
Laser or LED Treatment
This type of treatment involves the use of certain lights and lasers performed by a trichology specialist or physician. After the service, you’ll need to apply certain products to your hair and possibly a hand-held laser. This treatment is recommended for people with 5-30% hair loss and results in noticeable improvements. The Laser treatments help create the best environment for a healthy scalp which leads to healthy hair. This treatment is one of the most effective in early androgenetic alopecia. Typically, you’ll start to see improvement in 4-6 months and it costs somewhere between $2500-4000.
Hair extensions are a great way to add length or volume to your hair. This option is great for women with thinning hair. Performed by a hairstylist, this treatment is ideal for hair loss in the sides or back of your head. As far as maintenance, you’ll have to revisit your hair professional to make sure your extensions stay looking stylish. If you opt for hair extensions, you’ll see same day improvement and can expect to pay $1000-45000.
Wigs are a great hassle-free option to treat your hair loss. They simply cover your head and appear like normal hair. Choosing a wig means that you don’t have to undergo any treatment and will see results the second you put it on. However, there are different types of wigs for you to choose from.
Synthetic wigs are machine-made and are not made of real hair. Anyone can apply a wig: you just put it on. Although they are not of the same quality as natural wigs, they are much more cost efficient (ranging from $200-400) and are often very stylish.
Human Hair Wigs
Human hair wigs are made of 100% natural human hair and are hand tied. They are typically applied by a hair replacement specialist or image consultant and are for all levels of hair loss. The great thing about this type of wig is that you can treat it like normal hair. You can dye and style it normally, and are free to use straightening irons, curlers, and all other products. Because you’re paying for quality, you can expect to spend $2000-5000 for this type of wig.
Reallusions Hair System
Reallusions is a technique using more advanced technology than a traditional wig because it integrates with your existing hair. This option is great for women with thinning hair, and is recommended for people with hair loss ranging anywhere from 20-100%. The great thing about this option is that it works with any color and any hairstyle. The treatment is performed by a hair replacement specialist or image consultant, who you’ll return to every 4-8 weeks for maintenance. Your consultant will be your new hairdresser, and your visits will become your salon trips. This option is a great way to achieve really natural-looking hair, and you can expect to pay $1000-4000.
Virtuesse is the most natural non-surgical solution available for hair loss. It’s a thin, flexible second skin like surface with natural hair growth patterns. It’s so lifelike that it’s undetectable even to the human touch. Because this option is so undetectable and real-looking, it’s the choice of many Hollywood stars suffering rom hair loss. A hair replacement specialist or image consultant will apply the piece, and you’ll revisit every 4-6 weeks for maintenance. Once again, your consultant will become your salon visit. This option is recommended for people with 45-100% hair loss and costs $3000-5000. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for the most realistic product, and best of all, has same day results!
The final type of hair restoration available is a hair transplant, which is a surgical procedure. This procedure is only performed by a handful of qualified surgeons and surgical staffs in the entire world. During the process, the surgeon takes hair from the sides and back of your head and applies them to the thinning area. The new hair follicles act as normal hair and grow at the same rate. This procedure permanently changes your appearance and is only recommended for people over 40.
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