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Hair Transplant More Effective Than Hair Loss Medication


Is Hair Transplant More Effective Than Hair Loss Medication?

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Hair thinning and balding is a traumatic experience that breaks the confidence of the person and at times leads to depression, especially if the affected person is young. Add to this the pressure of looking for the best hair loss treatment, which certainly aggravates the tension in the panic-stricken soul.

Some people believe that hair loss medication is the best option as it needs no surgery & is effective too. But there are others who perceive hair transplant surgery is the only permanent solution to this problem. Best advice for such people is to research, compare and make an informed decision, keeping in mind all the pros & cons.

Hair Transplant Surgery

The Pros:

  • Hair transplant is a surgical procedure of hair restoration that is most effective for people suffering from baldness or acute thinning.
  • In this procedure, the healthy hair follicles are taken from the donor site and implanted in the affected area.
  • It is a one-day surgical process, without any risks, but in some patients more than one sitting may be needed.
  • After the procedure the result starts showing in 3 months and may take up to one year to give complete satisfactory result.
  • It is the most sought-after treatment because its success rate is high.
  • It restores growth of natural hair and therefore, is most rewarding.
  • Once the new hair settles down, there is no botheration.

The Cons:

  • The flip side of this is that it has its limitations; if a person is suffering from higher level of balding then this may not work.
  • It is an expensive treatment as compared to other options.
  • It involves surgery with great precision, therefore, if not performed by an expert, the results may not be rewarding.
  • It is a time taking process and may take 8-10 months for the expected result to show.

Hair Loss Medication

The Pros:

  • There are two medicines 1) Minoxidil & 2) Finasteride which are effectively used in hair loss treatment as both are MHRA licensed & FDA approved.
  • They arrest hair loss and hence, slow down thinning & stimulate the deep-rooted follicles.
  • If taken regularly, these medicines have proven to be effective.

The Cons:

  • These medicines work only till the time they are taken; once their consumption is stopped, the hair strands start shedding.
  • There is still no concrete evidence of hair restoration from medicines; they work more as slowing down agents.
  • Finasteride blocks DHT and has shown some side effects in the way of regular use impacting the sexual life of takers.
  • These are not cost effective as they have to be taken regularly, year over year.


Looking at all the facts, it is quite evident that hair transplant is a long lasting and most rewarding solution for sufferers of hair loss. Medications work for short term & are not able to reverse the process.

Advantage AHS

Denizens of UAE looking for most effective hair transplant in Dubai must avail exemplary services of AHS which has best of surgeons who have tons of experience in this field. There are thousands of satisfied clients of AHS, some of them well-known celebrities, who have had successful hair transplant

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

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Mr. Mones Jbour, Regional Head of Strand-by-Strand CosmeticTM

Mones Jbour stands as a testament to the artistry of hair and beauty. Though his academic roots lie in electrical engineering, his heart has always been captivated by the transformative power of hair. Embracing this passion, he embarked on a journey with Advanced Hair Studio, becoming a luminary in the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic™ realm—a unique, patented non-surgical hair restoration solution that emphasizes artistry and individual style.

Launching his career in 2002, Mones pursued an in-depth education in hair and beauty. By 2004, his name was synonymous with excellence in the industry. His distinctive artistry earned him the title of 'Top Hairstylist' at the esteemed Yas Island brand in Abu Dhabi. His pursuit of perfection led him to the L'Oréal Academy, where he specialized in color and later took on roles as a trainer and branch manager.

In 2015, Mones brought his unique flair to Advanced Hair Studio. After intensive training at the AHS headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, he quickly ascended to become the regional trainer and technical head for the Middle East and Subcontinent. His dedication to continuous growth and innovation saw him attending numerous workshops and seminars, ensuring that Advanced Hair Studio remained at the forefront of hair artistry and style.

After further refining his expertise in quality control during a 2017 training session at AHS headquarters, Mones embraced roles as QC Manager and Head of Product Development. His ethos? To always push boundaries, refine skills, and remain at the pinnacle of hair replacement artistry.

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Ashwin Mungar
Ashwin Mungar

It took me 1 Year to decide whether I wanted to go through with the hair restoration procedure using a Natural Looking Hair piece. I did a lot of research and consulted with many people who had done the procedure.

I was convinced to go ahead due to the information session / in-depth knowledge and the excellent customer service skills of Sanjay- the manager.

I did the procedure 1 month ago and I can honestly say that it was the best decision ever. Advanced Hair Studio provides the best quality for the Hair Pieces. The staff takes the time to understand what you are looking for as a customer. They style your hair based on your facial structure and I must truly admit that their stylists are pure Artists! My favourite stylist is Mohamad from Lebanon. He does magic with his hands and I am always thrilled with the new styles/ suggestions he provides.

I must admit that AHS is on the more expensive side if you were to consider the other competitors in Dubai. However, it is all worth every penny spent! You will not regret it.

Do not over think it. Just go ahead an do the procedure. You will evolve into a whole new person! Believe me! :-)

Mohamed Naeem fitness
Mohamed Naeem fitness
I was always suffering from hair loss since long time ago. Till I heard about advanced hair studios. They totally changed my life 100%. And my modelling career and in my confidence overall. I totally recommend it.
James Mitchell
James Mitchell

I started losing my hair in my mid-twenties and in spite of trying all sorts of treatments it gradually got worse and worse. By my late twenties I started cutting my hair short. Whenever I tried to grow it, it used to look a mess and was impossible to style because of my receding and thinning. I was looking at doing a hair transplant for a while, but I kept delaying it in hope that there was some alternative.

When I was in my mid-thirties I first came across AHS. I was a bit skeptical but I thought I’d find out what they could do. I was expecting a sales pitch but what I learned about hair loss and hair restoration from them was presented in a straightforward and logical way, without lots of medical terminology. They take time to explain the root cause of the problem and explore all the different treatments.

I decided to go ahead with the treatment and as it turns out, having AHS fix my hair was one of the best decisions I ever made. I still cannot believe how good my results are. I just wish I’d done it 10 years earlier rather than wasting so much time (and hair!). I would urge anyone who is thinking of doing something to check them out.


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