Hairpieces for men and women are a good alternative when hair transplant is not an option, which way to go when both are acceptable for your case?
For example, if you have lost hair after trauma or surgery, if radiation therapy for cancer has destroyed the hair follicle, or in cases of androgenic alopecia.
Which would be the best option?
We are going to evaluate each one, compare its use and duration in the short, medium and long term, the need for care and the prices to reach a conclusion.
- Use. Unlike wigs, hair transplants do not require a specific use. The new hair will simply begin to grow and we will take care of it just as we did before. In this sense, the transplant is much more comfortable and versatile than wigs.
- Duration. Even if you manage to extend its life, sooner or later, a wig with natural hair will have to be replaced with a new one. With the hair transplant you will not immediately have long hair, but as long as the hair grows you will not have to worry about expiration or deterioration of the results of the operation.
- Care. Hair transplant requires care after the operation. For a week or a couple of months you will have to pay attention to certain details and report alarm symptoms to avoid complications. Once the new grafts begin to grow, they will require the same care as your normal hair. For its part, the care of wigs with natural hair will always require effort and time to prolong its durability.
- Price. A wig costs at least 150 euros. A hair transplant can be found from 2000 euros. The prices depend on the clinic and the characteristics of the intervention. Keep in mind that a quality real hair wig will need to be replaced from time to time and could end up spending more in the long run than a hair implantation.
All these aspects must be taken into account when choosing an alternative custom hair system. If you choose to have a transplant, consider conducting an exhaustive search for information, to find a quality clinic and specialized professionals.
Wig or transplant: Which way to choose?
In conclusion, we can say that both the wig and the hair transplant are good alternatives. A wig with natural hair is the best option when this intervention is not indicated, mainly when the hair loss is reversible and temporary.
But in cases of irreversible alopecia, in which the use of hair transplant is applied, this will be a permanent result and with your own hair, which will make you feel totally natural.
More importantly, what you could be saving in the short term with men’s lace wig could end up being a bigger expense in the long term. Therefore, as long as it is indicated for your type of baldness, a hair transplant will be a cheaper and more permanent alternative.