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Advantages & Disadvantages of Non-Surgical Hair Replacements

Advantages & Disadvantages of Non-Surgical Hair Replacements

Noticeable hair loss can be deeply distressing at any age. Not only can it change the way you look but it can deeply affect your self-esteem and sense of identity.

While hair transplant surgery may have been the only option in the past, advances in research and technology mean that there are now more non-surgical hair systems available. Non-surgical treatments are a great alternative for people who don’t feel ready or comfortable with an invasive and costly surgery.

While non-surgical hair replacements have less risks associated compared with surgery, there are still some advantages and disadvantages to consider.

To help determine which might be the best non-surgical hair replacement system for you, check out three of the most popular solutions below:


Advantages: Minoxidil or otherwise known as Rogaine, is an over-the-counter, non-prescription medication for both men and women. Not only is it pain-free but it’s simple and easy to use. It helps fight against hereditary hair loss by widening the blood vessels in the body. When applied directly to the scalp, Minoxidil boosts blood flow which stimulates hair follicles and encourages hair growth.

Disadvantages: Every medication comes with side effects. Minoxodil can cause your hair to shed before regrowth of new hair occurs. It may also cause scalp irritation, unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands, and an increased heart rate. You also need at least 6 months of treatment to prevent further hair loss and stimulate growth.


Advantages: Wigs can transform your look instantly! They come in various styles and colours to suit your individual taste and style. They are also budget friendly if you are looking for a short term solution to hair loss.

Disadvantages: Just like your natural hair, wigs require maintenance and a strict care routine if you want to keep them looking natural and healthy. While they provide you with instant results, they can be uncomfortable when worn for long periods of time and cannot be worn while exercising or swimming.

Laser Light Therapy

Advantages: Low level laser therapy is increasing in popularity as it can be administered by a hand-held device at home with little to no side effects. It is suitable for those with thinning hair or who want to prevent further hair loss.

Disadvantages: Laser light therapy takes a lot of upkeep to achieve the best results. Some home light treatments advise using the hand-held device for up to 15 minutes a day, for a minimum of three days a week. While the treatment works to stimulate existing hair follicles, results can vary depending on the individual.

Looking for an alternative?

The CNC system is one of the latest in technologic advancements when it comes to a non-surgical hair replacement. It works with 3D printing technology to replicate your scalp and hair, by creating a custom prosthesis with clinical precision, using handcrafted materials and the best quality human hair in the world!

Suitable for both men and women, you can achieve the perfect texture, colour and style to suit you while having the freedom and confidence to go about daily activities including showering and exercising.

Want to know more about how the CNC System can transform your lifestyle and look? Contact us here. Schedule your no obligation consultation at CRLab Australia today!

Cesare Ragazzi CRLab Australia
Stefano Ospitali, CEO Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories

About Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories

Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories (CRLab) is an established leader in the field of scientific research into hair and scalp disorders, and the development of effective treatments including the CNC system. Since opening their first private clinic over fify years ago, they have treated over a million clients worldwide in 23 countries. CRLab Australia was founded by Carla Lawson, Australia’s leading hair extensions specialist.

Carla is no stranger to the challenges of hair loss and thinning, having experienced it from a young age along with her sister, who has undergone several costly and unsuccessful hair transplants over the years. As a result, Carla Lawson has partnered with Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories Italy to bring their unique proven technology to Australia. CRLab delivers instant and natural results for people living with full or partial hair loss to help clients live a life without compromise.

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