Is Hair System Worth it? Why Don’t People Just Get a Surgery?

February 01, 2022 LaVivid News Views: 1651

Most people going through hair loss know that hair system and toupees are the best non-surgical hair replacement options. Losing hair can be very stressful and can shatter your self-confidence. Men love their luscious hair and care about them. Losing hair all of a sudden can give them bouts of anxiety.

Blading can start with a receding hairline or thinning hair on the crown which slowly starts getting empty. If you are also going through similar hair problems, you need to consider getting a hair surgery or hair system. Most men who have thinning hair don’t go for surgery because it has high upfront costs and they may not be effective. After surgery hair starts growing back in three to four months.

Getting a hair transplant or a hair system is also a personal decision and depends on a person’s lifestyle and personal preference. If you are also going through balding and feel insecure about your appearance, have started wearing a hat, and are afraid to meet new people, then you need to consider hair replacement.

This article will shed light on why a hair system is worth it and even better than surgical treatment for hair replacement. Before, we begin to compare the two, let’s understand what a hair system and hair transplant are.

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is done when hair from the sides of the head is moved to the top of the head where they are thinning or wherever there is a considerable hair loss. The two most popular types of surgical hair transplants are Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT):

Follicular Unit Transplant is the most popular and widely done hair transplant treatment where the surgeon takes a strip of skin with hair from the donor area, usually, the back of your head, and transplants it onto the bald areas such as the crown or the hairline. This strip of skin is stitched onto the head and surrounded by hair. However, the FUT can leave permanent scars on the donor area.

With technological advancements, some surgeons can carry out the transplant without leaving behind any permanent visible scars.

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE): 

As compared to FUT, the Follicular Unit Excision is a more advanced technique that does not cause scarring at all. In an FUE, the surgeon takes the hair follicles from the patient’s skin through small round punches in the skin and these follicles are transplanted onto the balding spots. The extraction procedure doesn’t leave behind any visible permanent scars and takes considerably less hair from the donor area as compared to FUT.

According to a survey done by Hair Society, approximately 650,000 or more people undergo hair transplant surgeries worldwide and most of them share success stories. Although the process is doable and effective in most cases, there are high upfront costs associated with the procedure and waiting time after the surgery before you can go out in the sun and restore to normal life.

Hair Systems

A hair system or hair toupee is a hairpiece made of natural human hair woven into a base material known as lace. They match the natural hair of the individual and adhere to the skin of the head with hair system glues. A person wearing a hair system can carry out day-to-day activities such as exercising, sleeping, and showering with the hair system attached to their head. They are cut and attached to the head using glue or tape so they blend into your natural hair.

Hair systems are better than a hair transplant in several ways, as to give below:

Cheaper Than Hair Transplants 

Hair systems are way more affordable than hair transplants. Hair transplants that offer a higher chance of hair regrowth and are more than 80% effective cost somewhere between $10,000 to $25,000. There are also cheaper hair transplants offered by some surgeons that are sketchy and involve many health risks. Therefore, if you want to consider a hair transplant, you should consider getting it from a reputable surgeon or don’t get a hair transplant at all.

If you cannot afford a hair transplant, you can get a synthetic hairpiece that costs $20-$200 or a natural hairpiece that costs around $200-$2000. Although you’ll have to replace these hair systems from time to time, it is still more affordable to get a hair system.

Results are Instant

After hair transplants, you have to wait around four to six months to see results and, in some cases, you might have to wait up to a year. On the contrary, a hairpiece can fix the problem within a moment. After the hair transplant, you might have to wear a hat or take medicines while you wait for the hair to grow out. You’ll also have to be super careful of what comes into contact with your head to avoid infections. Such problems don’t occur with a hair system or toupee.  

Voluminous Hair

If you have very thin hair, a hair transplant will spread the hair on your head to the bald areas. Thus, there will be thin hair on your head. Hair systems, on the other hand, give more hair coverage on the bald areas of your head so you don’t have to worry about getting hair transplants again and again.

In many cases, people who get hair transplants once for a bald spot, start losing hair on another spot so they have to get a hair transplant again. Unless you have enough money to keep spending it on hair transplants, you can choose a hair system that gives better coverage and volume.


Hair systems can be put on in a moment. They can be removed easily and can be washed while they are attached to your head. Wigs and hairpieces allow you to experiment with your looks because you can change the color, shape, hairstyle, density, and length of hair.

No-Risk of Infections

Hair transplants come with risks such as bleeding, swelling, numbness, and infections. Even the safest procedures of hair transplants pose serious health risks although modern technology has made hair transplant surgeries much safer, the risks are not 100% eliminated yet.


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