What is Best: Hair Restoration Surgery or a local wig? - AHS UAE


What is Best: Hair Restoration Surgery or a local wig?

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With the evolution in science and technology, managing hair loss has become less difficult. local wigs and hair transplant processes are two of the most popular treatments, and each has pros and cons.

In recent decades the word hairpiece has been used to mean local wig, especially if the item covered up a large part of the scalp. The word itself has been introduced, possibly to add a more bespoken and sophisticated connotation. Other such terminologies include

  • Hair additions.
  • Transformation.
  • Non-surgical hair restorations.
  • A variety of less favorable terms such as units and rugs.

Read on to determine the points of differentiation and pros and cons of Hair Restoration treatments and local wigs for hair loss.

Why opt for Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration is a permanent, real, and often less pricey option than local wigs. The availability of top-notch modern hair restoration surgery means there is no longer the use of local wigs for people who have been through hair loss, be it a pattern of baldness or any other hair fall-related issue.

For a very small number of patients, especially hair loss in men, hair pieces work, which is the ideal solution for their situation either on their own or in addition to hair restoration surgery/ pharmacological treatments.

In many cases, a hair piece is a suitable option, but there are a few reasons why a hair loss treatment is often better than opting for a local wig.

Why opt for Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration treatment is your best alternative if you want to look more natural. These hair strands will eventually grow out naturally, giving you a more distinctive appearance because this treatment involves grafting your natural hair on the balding spots. Unlike maintaining a local wig, the maintenance pressure is minimal, as caring for restored hair is similar to taking care of your natural hair. Hair restoration is considered a permanent and one-time procedure to eliminate hair loss and balding.

Pros and Cons of Hair Restoration

Hair restoration is performed surgically under local anesthesia. Even in the long term, it seems like a great option. Still, it would be best to consider the pros and cons of having hair restoration surgery before committing to it.


  • Hair restoration is considered a permanent procedure. Unlike a local wig, maintaining a local wig, hair restoration has minimal maintenance pressure. It is like a one-time solution to eliminate hair fall and balding.
  • If you want to go for a more natural look, hair restoration is the go-to option. Since this procedure includes grafting your natural hair on balding areas, these hair strands will eventually grow naturally and give you an original look.


  • Usually, the recovery time for hair restoration is about 8 to 10 months,
  • It is a comparatively painful procedure and can cause temporary bruising, swelling, and even headaches.

How much will Hair Restoration Surgery Cost?

A huge misconception surrounding hair restoration treatment is that it is a more expensive solution to hair loss, and the local wig is the more affordable approach to dealing with hair loss. The opposite is usually the case. The expense of a hair restoration treatment can fluctuate depending on the number of sessions, degree of hair loss, and a few other factors. However, hair transplant costs in Dubai can be substantially higher, but it's a one-time cost, whereas maintaining a local wig of real hair will be a constantly recurring one!

Why opt for a Strand by Strand Cosmetic Procedure over a Local Wig?

After years of research and innovation, AHS has successfully improvised local wigs into a better technology patented under Strand by Strand Cosmetic. AHS UAE offers Strand by Strand Cosmetic Procedure, a non-surgical procedure that guarantees a full head of natural-looking hair to give you your confidence back. Our innovative and research-based technology distinguishes us from other standard solutions like hair patches or wigs.

This non-surgical specialty procedure called Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic is carried out at Advanced Hair Studio and has gained acceptance among clients and veterans of the industry.

Considered superior to other hair replacement procedures, the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic Procedure enables you to achieve undetectable results.

With SBSC, you can cover every square inch of your scalp with the desired hair density. It is a painless, non-invasive process that leaves no scars. Thanks to Strand by Strand Cosmetic, you have countless options to try out new hairstyles with superior hair type and density than what you were born with.

However, when opting for local wigs from the market, you are advised to do proper research and buy something when you know the recurring cost it will cause. You ought to go for its regular servicing & bear the significant ongoing cost.


When to choose Strand by Strand Cosmetic Procedure as a Suitable Option?

Advanced Hair Studio has been performing this procedure for more than 50 years. It has accumulated a team of professionals who harness years of research and innovation from the AHS studio to give you a full head of natural-looking hair. It is a painless procedure that does not require much time and has zero side effects. Our results are totally undetectable and natural, which is far better than going for a wig. This procedure provides you with a better density than ever and helps you regain confidence while showing off your full head of hair.

The Strand by Strand Cosmetic procedure can achieve better hair coverage and density than a hair restoration. There are certain instances where it is suggested to go with the strand-by-strand cosmetic procedure over a hair restoration process. Some of those instances include:

Temporary baldness

SBS Cosmetic procedure is a more suitable solution than hair restoration surgery for people undergoing childbirth, chemotherapy, fever, or some other stress causing temporary baldness.

Diffuse baldness

In extreme conditions, the pattern of baldness can leave too much scalp to cover, with little hair to do it with. It can happen through diffuse alopecia, alopecia Universalis, alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, or scarring alopecia. Complete baldness or going for an SBS Cosmetic procedure is the only suitable option in each case.

Pros and Cons of opting for a Local Wig for Hair Loss


Local wigs are not time-consuming, and they instantly change your looks.

  • Local wigs can be easily removed whenever it is required.
  • Local wigs are available in a range of prices from low cost to high cost, compared to hair transplant, and it is commonly favored by patients facing temporary baldness.
  • Last but not least, the surfeit of options in terms of colors and style makes local wigs more attractive.


  • To maintain the gloss and natural look of the local wig, you must take care of the local wig repeatedly and ardently.
  • It will be uncomfortable, especially during the hot weather. Wearing a local wig has impacted hairline and natural hair growth.

However, for better results worth your while, it is recommended to go for the Strand-By-Strand Cosmetic Procedure at AHS UAE, which is touted as being better than local wigs. It was invented to replace the traditional wigs & hair patches completely; the strand-by-strand procedure is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that Advanced Hair Studio patents to give you a head full of natural-looking hair.

Undoubtedly, the Strand By Strand Cosmetic Procedure is a far better option than traditional wigs & hair patches, not just in terms of technology & innovation, but with its no side effect status and a 100% result guarantee that outshines all other treatments available in the market.


Hair transplantation and local wigs have pros and cons, and it's better to consult an expert to determine the more suitable option. If you are facing hair loss issues and want to discuss possible hair fall treatment options, don't hesitate to contact AHS UAE to request a consultation.

For more details, book your appointment at the nearest AHS Clinic today.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

Article by

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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