Common Myths of Hair Transplant Procedures

13 February, 2017

Hair transplant procedures, such as FUE and FUT, are perhaps the most complete and best solution for restoring hair on your scalp. Hair loss and hair thinning is becoming increasingly more common among men and women due to a range of factors and hair illnesses and the hope of getting your hair self-esteem and confidence back through a hair transplant surgery can provide an immense ray of hope and enthusiasm.

However, despite its success, there are a number of hair transplant myths and misconceptions and many, as a result of these, choose not to opt for one. In this post, we will identify and address some of these myths to ensure you have an accurate and clear understanding of hair transplant procedures.

  • You Cannot Grow Transplanted Hair

This myth is getting outdated day after day. Previously, hair transplant procedures involved the use of artificial hair that is produced to resemble your natural hair color and features and inserted into the scalp. As such, you could not grow your transplanted hair.

However, modern hair transplant procedures, such as FUE and FUT, use your own natural hair from a good donor area, usually the neck and insert it into areas where you have little or no hair. In these cases, your transplanted hair grows naturally like other normal hair.

  • You Will Lose Transplanted Hair

The other extreme people tend to go to is that they believe the transplanted hair will fall out sometime after the surgery and thus may prove the hair transplant procedure to be ineffective. Although hair does fall out, it only does so for a limited period of time and grows back again to become permanent on your head. How long it takes for the transplanted hair to grow back can vary from person to person. Some people can expect their hair to grow back within a period of 4 months.

  • Hair Transplants Work Better On Young People

Some also believe that the sooner you undergo a hair transplant surgery, the better results you can expect. However, the converse is true. Getting a hair transplant surgery when you are still experiencing hair loss will not be reasonable to expect a thicker scalp. It is recommended that you wait until you no longer experience hair loss and then undergo the treatment to have hair taken from donor area and then get in inserted on to your head. In fact, if you get it done too soon, it may be that you will require additional transplant procedures.

  • You Can Donor Hair from Someone Else

There are also some who believe that since hair is extracted from donor areas, you can use other people’s hair to ensure your scalp has as thicker hair as possible. However, this is not true. Hair taken from someone else can cause your body to reject it in which case you may need to take autoimmune medicines. It is better to stick to your own hair. If there is not sufficient hair found on the neck, then our doctors can consider chest and beard hair as possible alternatives.

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