Hair loss affects both men and women, but tends to occur more frequently in men. We all lose hair on a regular basis. The average person loses about 100 strands of hair a day. However, true hair loss occurs when someone suffers thinning or bald patches on their scalp. This hair loss can be temporary or it can be permanent, says the Mayo Clinic. It’s often heredity, but can also be the result of hormonal changes, medical conditions, or just normal aging.
When treating hair loss, it all comes down to personal preference. Some people decide to let it run its course, while others might try to cover it up. This can be done with hair styles or treatments that prevent further hair loss or help restore growth.
For the sake of this article, we’re going to explore both surgical and non-surgical hair replacement and the pros and cons of each…
What is Surgical Hair Replacement?
The most common surgical hair replacement procedure is a surgical hair transplant. It involves removing healthy hair follicles from one part of the body to another area that is bald or balding.
There are two main techniques — the first is follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and the second is follicular unit extraction (FUE), explains Hairclub.