Hair Loss Concealing

Perfect hair is cherished and desired by many societies of the world. It is no coincidence that a majority of men and women associate the glamour of their overall appearance with well-kempt hair. Luckily, there are proven methods that can help conceal your hair loss and help you maintain that glamorous look reminiscent of thicker, fuller, and well-kempt hair. Some of them are as follows:

Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a permanent hair loss concealment option used to hide hair loss. It is a form of cosmetic tattooing where specialized techniques are employed alongside the use of standard instruments of cosmetic tattooing to create what looks like images of pores on a balding scalp.

With the right instruments and an impressive objective judgment on dot placement, your hair treatment expert will artistically insert pigments through the upper dermal layer of the skin overlying your scalp.

The process of scalp micropigmentation lasts an average of two to four sessions, and each session may take about eight hours to complete. Although it is very effective at hair loss concealment, it carries its risks, which may include infections, disease transmission, or allergic reactions to the pigment used. It is very rare, though.

In a study that involved 43 participants receiving scalp micropigmentation treatment, only one person turned out not to like the results of the procedure, and there were no complications reported.

 

Hair transplant

Hair transplantation is a well-known permanent treatment for hair loss. This process involves the harvesting of healthy hair from a donor region of the scalp and then transplanting them on the balding areas.

Surgical hair transplant can be done in two ways:

  • Follicular unit strip surgery – individual units of hair follicles are separated from a linear strip. The procedure leaves behind a linear scar.
  • Follicular unit extraction – follicle units are isolated using multiple but small punches on the donor area.

Of the two methods, follicular unit extraction has the advantage of not leaving behind a wide linear scar. However, the procedure consumes a lot of time compared to the follicular unit strip surgery.

In 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a robotic method of follicular unit extraction that was developed to conceal hair loss surgically. The robot is controlled by physicians and is computerized, thus improving its safety and effectiveness.

Hair replacement systems

Hair replacement systems are sometimes called hairpieces, wigs or toupees. However, they are improved versions of the classic wigs and hairpieces. Most people prefer using hair systems because it is less expensive, easy to manipulate, and noninvasive. Unlike hair transplants, hair systems provide an immediate result and have no side effects. 

However, hair replacement systems are not very convenient because the hair beneath the concealment will continue shedding and producing oil, which will impair the integrity of your cover-up. As a result, you will be hooked into repeated episodes maintenance. Besides, hair systems have their specific lifespan. So, you may have to make repeated purchases after some time to keep your hairstyle at its best.

Hair fibers

Hair fibers are good concealments for hair loss. They are made of keratin, the same protein found in hair. Hair fibers use static electricity to adhere to your natural hair and hide bald spots, thus creating a fuller and thicker look for your hair. 

When applied correctly, hair fibers produce immediate results. Good quality hair fiber products also do not contain harmful chemicals. On average, a 28-gram bottle of fiber can be used for up to 60 days when applied daily. However, this may be an overestimation or underestimation depending on the size of the area you are covering.

Conclusion

Hair loss is a common occurrence nowadays. Luckily, there are beneficial methods that can be used to conceal your hair loss or hair thinning. Some of the methods provide permanent treatment, while others are temporary. For a good concealment experience, evaluate both the pros and cons of the method of your choice before you rely on it.