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What Are The Different Types Of Hair Replacement Systems?

Hair loss can occur at any age, affecting both men and women. An accurate diagnosis of why this is happening can be made by your doctor or dermatologist.

To conceal this hair loss and restore self-confidence modern hair systems are a more natural alternative to a hair transplant or use of medicines.

What are the different types of hair replacement systems? This article will help explain…

Definition of Hair Replacement Systems

An affordable and safe solution to hair loss is the hair replacement system. The process has several steps – fitting, styling, and maintenance.

The key factor is for the hair replacement system to look completely natural and undetectable – and for you to be able to wear it to shower, swim and carry out all normal daily activities.

Explanation of the Procedure

The non-surgical hair transplant involves attaching a thin transparent layer – known as the base – to the scalp, forming a tight membrane. This hair replacement membrane will have been implanted with human hair – customised to match exactly existing hair characteristics.

The transparent membrane allows the underlying scalp to be visible providing a natural appearance at partings and the crown. Modern techniques bond the system to the scalp with translucent medical adhesives that are hypoallergenic. The process is painless and non-intrusive. Also, the porous membrane lets the epidermis breathe.

Hair replacement systems need to be detached and cleaned about every four weeks. And when reattaching any existing scalp hair needs to be reblended to make sure the integration is perfect.

Description of Skin Bases

Understanding what base material is used in different kinds of systems will help with your decision of which to choose. Below is a selection of bases that can be used:

Polymer – closely resembles real skin tones and are durable, but can be uncomfortable and not airy.

Monofilament – a porous material preferable for additional cleanliness and helping the skin to breathe.

Lace – give the appearance of hair growing from the skin but require more maintenance as they are harder to clean.

Skin – a natural preference that’s both comfortable and breathable due to the fine base moulded onto your scalp.

Choice of Hair

When selecting hair fibre human hair is the preferred choice. It’s natural and entirely compatible with all styling products and procedures. Human and synthetic hair mix is also a good alternative if cost is an issue. Synthetic hair can melt or burn when styled and is susceptible to matting.

Types of Ventilation

The most popular types of ventilation are when attaching hair to the base are:

Knotting – where flexible tiny knots are tied around the bases.

Injection – sealing the base between a layer of polyurethane and silicone.

Looping – sewn through the base for a better front hairline appearance.

Restore Lost Hair

Recognised hair replacement professionals at Cochrane & Co will offer you all the help and advice you need with your receding hairline. You’ll begin with a consultation followed by a first fitting. And you’ll get the style, colour, and look you desire.

How to maintain your hair system will be explained. Hair treatments and tips will be provided – and you’ll be able to reorder a new hair system by simply making a call. You’ll instantly look great and feel confident with this effective and discreet hair replacement solution.

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