Two-thirds of men will have some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 35. Significant thinning will occur to 85% of men by the time they’re 50. Men’s hairpieces are one common option for men that have significant balding.
Hairpieces, also called toupees, are a prosthesis that is made with either mesh fabric or polymers. You may also find combinations of the two materials.
Hairpiece Pros and Cons
Hairpieces vary greatly by cost, craftsmanship and materials used. Some low-end men’s hairpieces look fake while others are almost indistinguishable from a person’s real hair. Men that are balding can choose a hairpiece or scale micropigmentation to help with thinning or baldness.
When choosing a hairpiece, they offer:
- Light weight
- Natural, undetectable hairline
- Easy attachment
But if you choose a polymer hairpiece, they can be durable, yet they’re very hot and uncomfortable for many wearers. The hairline may also be more artificial in appearance with polymer materials.
Depending on the type of hairpiece, it may:
- Require frequent replacement
- Become damaged by body acid
- Be uncomfortable to wear
High-end, custom pieces may be made with human hair and will require regular maintenance to upkeep.
Scalp pigmentation is, essentially, a hair tattoo. You’ll go to specialist that will tattoo your scalp to add density or provide the look of a close buzz cut hairstyle. When balding occurs, adding scalp micropigmentation will reduce thinning and provide a natural look.
The techniques and equipment involved in micropigmentation are designed specifically for the process.
You don’t have to worry about a hairpiece not staying in place or needing to be replaced.
As a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll see results immediately. You’ll also have the benefit of treating your hair as you normally do. Dye it, use the same products you normally use and enjoy low-cost annual touch-ups as needed.
Contact us here or call Tampa Scalp Ink at (813) 625-6062 for a free consultation.