Hair pieces, wigs, systems & implants

Hair pieces, wigs, systems & implants

Hair Pieces, Wigs and systems.

These are non living devices, that are worn on the head, to give the illusion of hair replacement. Obviously, these are not new, reaching both the peak of fashion and literal height, in the 17th century. However, these wigs were used to make a statement, not as a natural alternative to hair loss. Hairpieces can be very effective if qood quality, real hair is used and the hair piece is regularly maintained and replaced. The alternative types of hair pieces are listed below.

Synthetic, nylon like fibres are the very cheapest but also the most long lasting. The coloured fibres are very artifical in feel and colouration but require very little maintenance. Often provided by the NHS, they are not popular – itchy and “hat like.”

Photos of Hairpieces here

The real human hair designs are a clear step above. More expensive and fragile, they still vary in quality, depending on the source of the hair – Eastern European, Asian, North European. They can be woven into wigs, integrated into nets or embedded into clear silicone membranes. The techniques of attachment include weaving them into your own hair, tied or glued into your hair, taped or glued onto your scalp.

If the patient is happy with using hairpieces and has stable hair loss, then a transgraft procedure may be useful. This is a dense hairline zone transplanted in front of an existing hair piece (gallery pic). This gives the ability to comb your hair up and back, which can’t normally be done by hairlpiece wearers, as the rim of the wig becomes visible. The transgraft transplants camouflage the rim and gives the natural random variation of a normal hair line with the hairliece giving density over a large bald scalp. Disadvantages of hair pieces include damaging the hair underneath or surrounding donor areas, sometimes limiting the ability to perform hair transplants later.

Hair transplant transgraft


Hair Implants. These are synthetic fibres, a bit like non dissolvable stitches, which are coloured to match your hair and then looped and tied into your skin. Examples include the Biofibre brand. They do cause many problems though. The side effects include infection and scarring of the scalp and the fibres do fall out and need replacing every year.

Hair implants in the uk are offered by by very few clinics and in some countries, such as the USA, they are banned.

Sometimes when people say hair implants, they actually mean hair transplants.

What our patients say

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No issues as of yet but then again I don’t expect any from the great service you and Dr Rogers provide

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Hi, It’s taken me a while to leave a review and it’s a positive thing.  My overall experience has been been exceptional, from consultationto the actual FUT procedure and now 11 weeks later results are showing , and I have hair growing through.

Dr Rogers and his team at the Westminster Clonic were friendly , informative and made me feel comfortable. The procedure was pain free. And it’s now looking like it was well worth while. So pleased. Thank you.

Andy S


Please can you tell Dr Rogers am so very pleased with what he did for me last Friday.

I enclose a photo were my brother painstakingly and carefully blended in the cut at the sides and back with touching the top at all so not to disturb grafts under strict instructions

I have used a touch-up concealer for the sides to tone the grey and have taken MSN 4 a day and have growth there  of grade 1 plus am off work till Monday.

Please show him and girls attached photo as you wouldn’t notice 😉 because it’s a professional job done Thanks to all!

David S

Dear Dr Rogers,

Thank you again for taking me through the surgery yesterday, for your (and your staff’s) expert guidance, patience and diligence throughout the process. I’m hoping that the grafts were a good quality and the transplant a success. Only time will tell.

Many thanks,