Surgical vs Non-Surgical Hair Replacement

Hair replacement covers a variety of solution for those experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. However as we discovered in our previous hair replacement post this broad term can be dived into two categories - surgical and non-surgical hair replacement. Today we will be comparing these two types of hair replacement to hopefully give you a better understanding of what they encompass.

Surgical Hair Replacement

Surgical hair replacement, also known as hair transplant surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed under local anaesthetic to treat hair loss. Various techniques are available for this form of hair replacement, but all hair transplants involve taking skin from an area of the scalp unaffected by hair loss (donor site) and grafting these pieces of skin onto thinning or balding areas of the scalp. For the right candidate, this form of hair replacement can make a significant impact on a person's appearance and confidence.


Things to consider before undergoing surgical hair replacement

  • Do you have a realistic expectation? If you start off with very little hair, a hair transplant will not give you a full head of hair.
  • Do you have enough donor hair? This hair replacement option is only appropriate for those with suitable hair remaining to become the donor site.
  • Hair transplants are not a cure - male pattern baldness is a progressive condition so even after surgery you may continue to experience hair loss.

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement

Non-surgical hair replacement can incorporate a variety of different hair loss solutions; however the main options, and our most popular, are Wigs, Crown Extensions and Sensigrafts.


Wigs are the perfect hair replacement option when experiencing severe or complete hair loss. They offer a full head of hair instantly so are great when an immediate result is required. They are also ideal for women who are about to undergo medical treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Topette Crown Extensions

Crown extensions are a great form of hair replacement that will add extra hair where you need it most. Creating volume and fullness and the crown of your head; with the security of knowing your Topette crown extension will stay securely in place.



Sensigraft hair technology successfully bridges the gap between surgical hair replacement procedures and traditional hair replacement options with this innovative solution for hair loss. Using a non-surgical, transdermal graft, Sensigraft is fused to the scalp using a medical grade adhesive so that all you can see is the appearance of hair emerging from the scalp.


Click here to book a free consultation with one of our hair replacement specialists or call 1300 427 778. Start you journey back to great looking hair today!

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