Hair plugs – and more recently advanced hair transplants – are becoming an increasingly popular way to reverse thinning hair or baldness. What is not so clearly understood, is the differences between the two techniques. This can leave people making choices based on cost, and ending up with poor results or residual problems from their procedure.
A specialist hair loss clinic in Turkey, that relies on internationally accredited specialists, would provide detailed consultation and advice. This would outline more precisely how a hair transplant would benefit you and the details of its delivery. This consultation could take place in London, to ensure that you are entirely comfortable about the surgical procedure and the level of care you will receive when you go abroad for your hair transplant.
Meanwhile, it’s important to understand the basic differences between hair plugs and hair transplants, to ensure that you opt for a treatment that creates a long-lasting and natural result.
What Do Hair Plugs Involve?
Both options involve using real hair to address hair loss issues. In effect, the “plug” technique is a more traditional method to “transplant” hair. It was commonly used before technology and microsurgical skills became far more effective.
With hair plugs, various types of circular graft are used to re-site hair growth on to the scalp. The small graft is implanted where healthy hair growth has stopped.
There are some providers who still use long-standing grafting methods – such as a punch graft which moves a cylinder of hair-bearing skin (usually containing 12 to 30 hairs) from one site to another. Even after repeated sessions, this creates the patchy effects that have disappointed far too many people over the years!
Micro and mini grafts used for hair plugs can look more thorough, as hair growth is encouraged more evenly. However, it can still create an uneven balance.
For smaller areas of hair loss or thinning, some people believe plugging is an effective method. However, for larger areas, people are often advised to use more recently developed surgical procedures that achieve a more extensive hair transplant.
Hair plugs can also involve several sessions to achieve a consistent and “fuller” look, that is the same colour throughout.
Even after multiple procedures, hair plugs can leave an unnatural balance to the hairline, with “clumping” and gaps. Worse still, they bring the potential for scarring and difficulties in hair maintenance, even when applied by a skilled professional.
For these reasons, an authentic, modern hair transplant is often far preferable.
What Happens With A Hair Transplant?
Hair transplants can achieve excellent and consistent results with far less time involved. They are, in effect, a more advanced and effective form of “hair plug”, but the finished effect can be seamlessly natural and far easier to maintain.
The microsurgical process involved is also known as Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. It involves highly advanced technology that takes grafts from donor sites (usually the back of your head) and then transplants them painlessly into problematic areas of the scalp. It leaves no visible scars too.
Placing of the new hairs is an exacting and carefully developed system. It would be achieved with microscopic attention to the spacing and angle of the new hairs. This creates a natural placement to replicate normal follicle arrays. That way, hair transplants achieve full coverage with no gaps or uneven colour appearance.
For large or small areas of thin hair or baldness, hair transplants create reliable results for men or women affected by hair loss, whatever your age, natural colouring or aims.
Is It Worth Considering A Hair Transplant?
Clearly this level of expertise – including the initial consultation and a high standard of aftercare in the UK – comes at a cost. Hair transplants can work slightly more expensive than traditional hair plugs, however, the results that you will receive will last much longer than more temporary methods.
However, to be assured of a flawless and long-lasting finish, most people can see the merits of opting for FUE hair transplants. Particularly from Longevita, which only uses hair transplant surgeons accredited under the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
The health, beauty and wellness clinic offers a complete package of care throughout the hair transplant process. This includes travel consultants to help with flights to Turkey and assistance with airport transfers. In fact, you could say Longevita has all the help you could possibly need, to ensure you are fully satisfied with their hair transplant services.