Hairpieces vs. Hair Restoration Therapy

If you’re dealing with hair thinning or hair loss, there are a variety of treatment options available to you. Some of the most popular treatment paths for balding include wearing hairpieces or going through hair restoration therapy. Both paths have pros and cons, so it’s important to consider all options. Read on to compare different hair coverage plans.

Types of Hairpieces

Hairpieces go over your scalp to mimic the look of natural hair. There are several types of hairpieces on the market, including the following:

  • Hair toppers that add volume to the top portion of your hair
  • Wigs that cover your entire scalp
  • Halo hair extensions that have extra hair on a thin ring that sits under your natural hair
  • Hair extensions that are glued or clipped into your hair
  • Faux ponytails and buns that add volume to your up-dos
  • Toupees that cover a bald spot and fill out your hair

These hairpieces may go by different names, but they are all designed to fill out your hair in a non-permanent way. Most of these options are removable, adjustable, and available in a wide range of styles.

How Hair Restoration Therapy Works

Hair restoration therapy is designed to restore your hair thickness and revive dormant follicles. Here at Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments to boost hair follicle productivity. This process occurs over several sessions, and it’s designed to make the most of the follicles you have. It is not a treatment option for total balding but works well for hair thinning.

If you need treatment for balding, you may consider getting a hair follicle transplant. This process involves surgically placing hair follicles on your head in areas where they are missing. It is a more intense and usually more expensive process than PRP treatment, but it is the best option when you have missing follicles.

Hair Restoration vs. Hairpieces

Hair restoration addresses the root of hair loss and thinning. Hairpieces cover missing hair. Both options have the potential to boost your confidence and change your appearance, but one may fit your long-term needs more than the other.

With hairpieces, you can choose almost any hairstyle and color you want. If you’re regrowing or revitalizing your natural hair, you’re limited to what your body naturally produces. With that in mind, hairpieces and wigs do not always look natural and won’t be as comfortable as your natural hair.

Hair restoration therapy may cost more upfront than a hairpiece, but hair restoration may have a lower long-term cost. High-quality hairpieces can be expensive, but most of them are reusable.

At the end of the day, you need to think about whether you want to cover your hair thinning or treat it. That will determine which path to take.

Find out If You’re a Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration Therapy

Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine offers free consultations for PRP hair restoration therapy. We will not recommend this treatment option if we do not think you have a high chance of success. We will assess your goals, hair follicle availability, lifestyle, and other factors to ensure we find the ideal plan for you. Contact us at (248) 216-1008 to schedule a consultation for PRP hair restoration therapy.

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