Whats the Difference Between Hair Extensions and Hair Replacement?

Whats the Difference Between Hair Extensions and Hair Replacement?

For many women, hair loss isn't something they discuss, but just because it's not a hot topic doesn't mean it's not an issue. It's estimated that approximately 30 million women living in the United States currently struggle with hair loss. Many women ultimately find themselves choosing between two different options: hair extensions or hair replacement treatments.

How Hair Extensions and Hair Restoration Differ

There's a big difference between hair extensions and hair replacement. While hair extensions can make your hair appear thicker, their primary function is to make your existing hair look longer, allowing you to try out different styles. The hair extension attach to an existing hair follicle. While the extensions look stunning, if worn too long or two tightly, they can lead to a medical condition called traction alopecia.

There is one exception to hair extensions creating length but not thickness. If you're suffering from hair loss, you should seriously consider hair extensions called Invisistrand Extensions. This type of hair extension is designed in a manner that allows you to make your hair appear both longer and thicker. The great thing about the Invistrand Extensions is that wearing them doesn't damage your natural hair. You're free to treat them the same way you treat your own hair. The Invistrand Extensions withstand both coloring and highlighting treatments.

The goal of hair restoration is to restore your hair to its previous thickness and beauty. You'll be surprised by how many different hair restoration options are currently available.

Types of Hair Restoration Treatments

Hair Integration

Hair integration is a hair loss treatment that finds a happy balance between wigs and hair extensions. Hair integration doesn't strain your scalp and hair follicles like traditional hair extensions and is more comfortable than wigs. Hair integration is a great solution for women who have lost a minimal amount of hair or who haven't settled on a longer term solution.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy for hair loss is a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to improve blood flow to the scalp, which in turn encourages hair growth. Not only does the therapy help restore your hair to its previous thickness, women who've already undergone laser hair therapy treatments report that the overall quality of their hair improved. It's a great choice for women who have hair loss, particularly when that hair loss was caused by hair extensions, tight ponytails, and over-processing.

Topical Thickening Products

Topical thickening products are designed to be rubbed into the scalp where they stimulate hair growth. While it's possible to use topical thickening products on their own, most women find they get the best results when they pair the topical products with laser therapy.

The Benefits of Hair Loss Treatments

While there might be some people out there who think you shouldn't worry about your hair loss, who think it's a natural part of the aging process, you should know that there are a few benefits connected to a successful hair loss treatment that you probably haven't considered. The most obvious benefit to the hair loss treatment is the restoration of your hair to it's former glory, but it won't take you long to discover that knowing you have a head full of thick, gorgeous hair also does wonders for your self-confidence. Reversing hair loss and knowing that you look good makes you feel better about yourself, which makes you happier, which in turn means you enjoy a much higher quality of life.

There isn't anything New Image Hair Clinic doesn't know about hair loss and hair restoration. Contact us today and we will help you decide which hair loss treatment is right for you!


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