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Which is better, AGA treatment or hair transplants?

As the name suggests, transplanting involves grafting one’s own hair to the area in which the hair has thinned. The back and sides of the head are less prone to the effects of male hormones, so hair from these areas is transplanted to thin or bald areas.

Transplants are a medical procedure. They can only be performed at medical facilities and differ from those products seen on television which involve gluing synthetic hair to the head with a transparent adhesive.

Benefits to hair transplants

The main benefit to hair transplants is that, by physically transplanting hair, they will restore hair to an affected area. Transplanting one’s own hair, rather than synthetic hair, means there is no concern of the body rejecting it, and the finished appearance after surgery is quite natural, with no need to care for the area after the fact. There are no ongoing costs associated with upkeep, either.

Downsides to hair transplants

Because transplants use existing hair as a source, they are limited in the amount of hair that can be moved. This requires designing a systematic transplant plan that takes into consideration the progression of hair growth/loss post-surgery. Given that transplant density can affect rates of adhesion, the concentration of hair that can be increased in a given session is limited. The damage caused when removing hair from the scalp for transplanting also requires proper care.

Have you had a hair transplant at another clinic?

Did you spend a considerable amount on a hair transplant elsewhere, only to be dissatisfied with the results? Many patients consult with us because they lack hair volume or have an unnatural hairline after the procedure.

The human head has about 100,000 hairs. The hairline in particular has a dynamic and fluid movement and consists of fine peach fuzz. Transplanted hair often resolves as thick hair suddenly emerging out of the hairline, making it quite removed from a natural appearance. There are also precious few doctors with the skill and consideration to transplant finer hairs along the hairline while considering the balance of the head as a whole.

While hair in a transplant does adhere to a certain extent to the scalp, it is prone to leaving postoperative scarring (reddish marks where the hair was embedded), with distinct spacing between each hair. The reality of these procedures is that many produce unnatural results. These can be improved by administering medication and injecting growth hormone.

If you had a similar unsatisfactory experience, we encourage you to try treatment at our clinic.