Nina Anniston

Nina Anniston

Thin Skin vs. Lace Hair Systems

  Jan 17, 2024
Reviewed by Dr Saket Srivastava

Losing hair can be distressing. Though can be various factors behind losing or thinning of hair and the reasons may vary from hormone abnormalities to a genetic male pattern baldness, baldness or hair thinning can lead to physiological stress among the patients. 

However, there are several treatments related to this concern. One of the most popular treatments is replacement. Earlier the hair replacements were slow in showing the results, but today you won’t have to wait much as the technology has advanced immensely providing better base materials and improved scalp quality.

These treatments are designed and manufactured to treat any type of density loss. Hence, you won’t have to make any more sacrifices to manage volume loss and feel fabulous again.

Understanding the Base Design

The material that is used to build the base of a hair system and the layer to which the scalp is affixed is called the base. There are two types of base used mostly in the process – thin skin and fine lace. Let’s know more about each of them. 

Thin Skin

In the thin-skin hair system, there is an ultra-thin polyurethane system foundation material used. This material is similar to a contact lens and has a solid surface. Its non-porous materials prevent air, water, or perspiration from passing through the base its light in weight and feel pleasant. It gives a very natural-looking appearance since they melt your scalp.

In this treatment, each strand is placed into the transparent skin hair base by the art injecting method. This method makes you scalp look like they have grown naturally from the roots.

Excellent front hairlines and looped ventilation are standard features of the thin skin hair systems; for more details, see the typical ventilation methods. The system’s lifespan is predicted to be roughly 13 weeks with proper maintenance.

Fine Lace

A fine lace hair system is a non-surgical scalp replacement system in which the strand is hand-tied to a fine multifilament synthetic thread. It includes a silky, invisible hair system made of delicate lace. With this technique, the scalp can be rinsed as it is breathable.

The compositions of lace bases can be Swiss, French, or Hollywood. These are available in various sizes and are comfortable and robust.

There may be a slight bulge at the places of meeting materials in the front hairline area. The appearance looks fine but is usually not as natural, as compared to a Thin Skin system. The knotted ventilation type’s life expectancy, illustrated below, is up to two months.

When the strand is sewn into the base of the skin in a v- or u-pattern, the skin bases are said to be looped. This improves the appearance of the hairline.

The knotting of lace bases entails tying the hair in incredibly tiny knots around the monofilament, which improves style versatility. There are several types of ventilation techniques available. 

  1. Knotting Ventilation – In this type of ventilation, the hair is tied around the mesh material in tiny knots.
  2. Injection Ventilation – In this technique, the base is put on a mold, then a needle is used to inject the strands into the base.
  3. V-looping Ventilation – This technique includes the injection of hair into the skin and the strand is sewn in a u or v shape to the roots.

If you have opted for any scalp replacement treatment or planning on doing so, read the following care tips to protect your hair for a longer time. 

Caring for Your Hair Replacement System

Here are some initial hair system maintenance tips:

  • Wash your strands twice a week, and use the patting method instead of rubbing the wig with a towel.
  • Avoid hot or lukewarm water, try to wash your hair with cold water.
  • A wide-toothed comb will help you get rid of tangles promptly.
  • Only use the products that your replacement stylist or specialists from New Times Hair recommends.
  • Deep conditioning treatments and regular oiling will keep the hair moistened and look natural. 
  • Keep your scalp protected from direct sunlight or chemical exposure.

When choosing a hair specialist, go for a well-known and skilled expert. A qualified expert can help you choose the right technique and ensure it fits well and looks natural and comfortable.

Full lace hair systems are a natural-looking and comfortable alternative to traditional wigs for people who want to fix their hairline and overall look. As the technology improves, full lace scalp systems will likely look and fit more like natural strands and be easier to customize.

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