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Addressing Hair Loss: Hair Transplant vs. Wigs

Hair Loss New York, NY

Hair has always played a big role in cultures around the world. For the most part, a full head of hair whether you are a man or woman is preferred over thinning hair or baldness. People have many options as to how they address their hair loss. Stylish wigs and hair pieces are available for people of all ages. There are over-the-counter and prescription options available which are intended to help a person grow hair, and there is the hair transplant. Those who are hesitant about taking drugs to restore hair are left with two options, wigs or transplants. Is one better than the other?

What Is Causing the Hair Loss?

Before you can decide which is better, you need to know why you are losing hair. There are situations where a wig will be a more sensible option than getting hair transplants.

There are several reasons why a person may begin to lose their hair. If you have a family history of hair loss, it is a matter of genetics. Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness run in families.

Hormonal changes and medical conditions can also cause hair loss. Some drugs used for conditions such as arthritis, cancer, depression, hypertension, gout and heart problems can cause hair loss as a side effect.

Other causes such as stress or certain hairstyles or hair treatments can cause hair to fall out. These causes are usually temporary, unless the hair follicles are scarred. Then the hair loss could be permanent.

Temporary or Long-Term Solution

When hair loss is due to a temporary cause or a cause that can be remedied, your best option may be to get a wig. In the short-term, a wig will be far less costly than a hair transplant. If there is a possibility that your hair may grow back, as with completing cancer treatments, lowering your stress levels or changing your hairstyle, a wig or hairpiece should be suitable until your hair is restored.

On the other hand, when hair loss is permanent, you can talk to Dr. Khosh about hair transplants. After a thorough examination, he can advise you on your suitability as a candidate for hair transplants and explain which method would best suit your needs.

If you are experiencing hair loss and desire to make a permanent change, call Dr. Khosh. You will receive personal care with outstanding results. Schedule your appointment today.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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