Wearing a hair piece, such as a toupee or a wig, due to thinning hair is fairly common among men, but also exists among women. But wearing any type of hair replacement over a longer time period can grow tiring. And this is usually why individuals who have resorted to hair systems start looking into a hair transplant. But hair transplantation is a very slow process with final results not being available until about one year after surgery, so many people are interested in wearing a hair piece until the new hair grows in.
While a hair piece is a fast and easy solution that can provide immediate hair, it requires constant maintenance, new costs, and is nothing like having ones own natural hair. So it is no wonder that a hair transplant is the ultimate goal for many of those who suffer from thinning hair. But the thought of having to step out in public without the hair piece, or that friends and family will notice the hair loss can be highly uncomfortable.
In the hands of the right doctor, a hair transplant is a safe and efficient way of restoring hair to the scalp. A hair transplant can be done in different ways but the two major methods today are the Strip method and the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. Most doctors have a preference in which method they perform, and both solutions have pros and cons. The Strip can be time and cost efficient but can leave a thin scar on the back of the scalp. The FUE does not leave any linear scar, but can be much slower and more expensive than the Strip. The FUE is said to be good for clients who are looking for a less invasive choice and prefer to wear their hair short, while the Strip can be good for individuals with longer hair who needs a large transplant and who are not too concerned about scarring.
Wearing a hair piece after the hair transplant procedure is not a strange idea, in fact it can be a good solution and one which many doctors will welcome. Especially because a hair transplant does not provide a full head of hair from the beginning, but once hairs are transplanted they will need many months to grow in. In the first days and weeks after surgery there will be scabbing, and after about 2 weeks some or most of the transplanted hair might fall out, but the root of the hair remains and new hair will start to grow in. It is during this long and slow process that some clients have a hard time knowing how they will conceal their hair loss. Good news is that most doctors will allow the client to wear a hair piece as long as it is taken off during night, as to allow for proper air and blood flow.