Difference between a Hair Transplant and Hair Plugs
April 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
Nobody likes to look in the mirror and see thinning hair or receding hairlines. While men more regularly experience balding than ladies, it affects both sexual orientations. Hair restoration procedures serve to improve the presence of a thicker head of hair for both men and ladies. Since male pattern baldness is for the most part brought on by debilitated hair follicles, hair restoration procedures, for example, hair transplants and hair attachments are usually used.
What is a hair plug?
Hair plug procedures have been used for decades to treat baldness. They’re considered one of the safest, but it’s very important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in the field for a more natural and satisfactory appearance following the procedure.
The technique involves literally removing a portion of the scalp from the back part of the head. Then, the surgeon removes individual hair follicles from that piece of scalp. The hair follicles are then cleaned. Then, the surgeon inserts those hair bulbs or follicles, one at a time, into surrounding areas of thinning hair or along a receding hairline. When enough of these are inserted, the hair then grows naturally, offering a thicker, healthier head of hair.
A hair transplant procedure is more involved than the procedure using hair plugs. The hair transplant procedure involves relocation a hair-bearing piece of skin to another area of the scalp. This requires multiple procedures in some cases. In a hair transplant, a strip of scalp typically taken from the back of the head and used to fill in a thinning or bald area on another location on the scalp.
For the procedure, a 3 to 4-inch area of scalp will be removed. The area from where the scalp was taken is then sutured together. The surgeon divides the section of removed hair and scalp into anywhere between hundreds or thousands of grafts, each containing a few hairs. The overall number of grafts required will depend on the size of the area where the hair is to be transplanted. Each graft is individually placed into a small slit or hole that the surgeon creates with a needle or a scalpel, and then sutured into place.