As a hair restoration specialist, one of the most common questions I receive from patients is whether it is possible to implant fake hair into the scalp. The short answer is yes, it is possible, and there are various methods that can be used to achieve this. However, the decision to have fake hair implanted is not one that should be taken lightly, and there are many factors to consider before making a final decision.

Can you implant fake hair?

The most common method of implanting fake hair is through the use of hair transplantation surgery. This involves removing small amounts of hair follicles from a donor area, typically the back or sides of the head, and transplanting them to the areas of the scalp where hair is thinning or has fallen out. However, in cases where the patient does not have enough donor hair available, or if the hair loss is diffuse and affects the entire scalp, other methods of implantation may be used.

One alternative method is hair weaving or hairpieces, where fake hair is woven into the natural hair on the scalp to create the appearance of a fuller head of hair. This method is often used for those who have thinning hair but not necessarily bald spots. It’s important to note that hair weaving or hairpieces may require a bit of maintenance and adjustment to ensure a natural look and feel.

Another option is hair integration, which involves attaching a custom-made hair system to the scalp with adhesive. The hair system is made from a thin, breathable material and is designed to look like natural hair. This method is often used for people with more severe hair loss. Similar to hair weaving or hairpieces, hair integration requires regular maintenance and cleaning.

Finally, there are scalp tattoos, which involve the use of a medical-grade tattoo machine to create the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp. This method is typically used for those with male-pattern baldness or those who have already experienced significant hair loss. Scalp tattoos can give the illusion of a closely-shaven head of hair and require minimal maintenance.

While there are different methods available to implant fake hair, it’s important to note that there are risks involved. Some potential risks of hair transplants include infection, scarring, and unnatural-looking results. Additionally, these procedures can be expensive and may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. It’s important to consult with an experienced hair restoration specialist to determine which method is best suited for your individual needs and goals.

In conclusion, there are various methods available to implant fake hair into the scalp. While these methods can provide a more youthful and fuller head of hair, they do come with risks and require maintenance. It’s important to carefully consider all options and consult with an experienced hair restoration specialist before making a final decision.