The Difference Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Hair Replacement

The Difference Between Surgical And Non Surgical Hair Replacement

Hair loss is a stressful experience that can profoundly affect one’s self-confidence and personality. Most scientific studies say that men lose their hair more frequently than women. However, it is essential to note that there are a variety of hair loss treatment options available to choose from, and they are categorised into: 

  • Surgical hair replacement therapies
  • Non-surgical hair replacement therapies 

You may have noticed your grandfather or someone in your circle probably wore those crazy fake hair pieces, wigs, and things. However, technology is evolving more than anticipated and has introduced advanced hair loss treatments like FUE and FUT hair replacement procedures. If you are considering undergoing hair replacement surgery, be sure to learn how surgical and non-surgical hair replacement differ before seeking treatment for hair loss.

Remember non-surgical hair loss treatment provides a temporary solution whereas surgical hair replacement procedures provide a permanent solution for many hair loss types. 

Differences Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair loss is common, and losing 50-100 hairs daily is natural.

But, if you have bald patches or lots of thinning, referred to as severe hair loss, where your hairline starts to recede, or you have already lost so much hair, then you have to consider surgical or non-surgical treatment options.

Surgical Hair Loss Treatment Procedures

Hair transplantation: In this method, the surgeon takes hair follicles from other parts of your body (usually the scalp) with strong hair growth and transplants them to the balding areas. Successful hair transplantation is achieved when the patient receives enough transplanted hair. You have a limited number of permanent inches worth thousands, but hundreds of them will be lost if implanted incorrectly. Therefore, it is essential to consider the right clinic and an experienced hair transplant doctor if you want to undergo hair transplant surgery.   

Scalp stretching: This is an invasive hair restoration procedure in which the skin over the bald area is peeled off, and then skin with hair beside the bald area is stretched over the removed skin and stitched. Therefore, the treatment cannot be performed on patients with large bald spots.

The Pros and Cons of Surgical Hair Loss Treatment


  • Hair transplants offer permanent or long-lasting results.
  • Guaranteed solution.
  • Negligible maintenance
  • High success rate
  • Natural-looking hairline


  • It can be time-consuming and expensive to fix large bald areas.
  • Injury and scarring are possible with thick packing.
  • Less number of compilations like inflammation, post-operative pain 
  • Longer recovery times  

Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments

LLLT (Low-Level Laser Therapy): This is one of the most popular non-surgical hair loss treatments for people of all ages who are experiencing hair loss in the beginning stages. This treatment will not work for candidates with a history of baldness of more than 6 years. 

In this procedure, great laser light is used. This laser can reach the deepest follicular level without causing any irritation or heating effects on the scalp. In addition, the laser improves protein synthesis and cellular metabolism by stimulating blood flow.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma): PRP is a non-surgical, advanced treatment option that is suggested for both men and women in their early stages of hair loss. PRP is more effective in treating patients with ‘poor quality’ hair on their scalps, where the hair follicles can still be seen, or those with early signs of alopecia areata.

In this PRP treatment procedure, a small quantity of blood (around 100 ml) from the patient is collected. Then, platelets and plasma are separated and concentrated using special sterile techniques and equipment. This PRP solution contains growth factors, and it is injected into the patient’s scalp with small injections, where the hair is lost.

Other non-surgical treatment options include micro-needling, minoxidil solution, wigs, pins etc.

The Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatment


  • Laser therapy is a painless treatment
  • Natural hair growth is achieved with both treatments
  • It prevents excessive shedding of hair
  • Instant results
  • Reversible
  • Safe treatment with no side effects
  • Treatment is affordable
  • Guaranteed results
  • Limitless styling possibilities
  • Wigs and pins are lightweight & comfortable


  • There is mild pain associated with PRP injections
  • PRP might result in inflammation
  • Regular maintenance
  • Repeat buying

Many treatment options are available if you are looking for a way to combat hair loss. To know more about treatment options, consult our hair transplant expert in Hyderabad on 040 49540202 / 8331020202 and book an appointment right away.

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Hairsure Hospitals