Hair transplants once were known to be painful along with appearing unnatural and unrealistic. Fortunately, times have changed and so has technology, thus paving the way for hair restoration procedures that yield amazing, natural looking results.
Yet common misconceptions persist, some of which can prevent people from seeking out effective hair loss solutions.
Let’s turn now to 5 common hair transplant myths and, in the process, separate fact from fiction.
Myth – Hair transplants work best on younger men.
Truth – Hair restoration is most successful when most hair loss has already occurred. If the procedure is performed too early in the process, hair loss may continue around the transplanted hairs, resulting in an unnatural appearance and the need for a follow-up procedure down the road.
Myth – Hair transplants don’t yield natural-looking results.
Truth – Technological advancements allow surgeons to transplant small groups of hair follicles, one at a time. By determining the best location, angle, and distribution of the transplanted hairs, the follicles will begin to grow in naturally and blend seamlessly with the rest of your hair.
Myth – Transplanted hair requires special treatment.
Truth – A few weeks after the procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out, making way for new hair growth. Your new hair can be cut, styled, and dyed just like the rest of your hair, without the need for any specialty hair products.
Myth – A hair transplant requires someone else’s donor hair.
Truth – All donor hair comes from the patient’s body, typically the sides or back of the scalp. As such, the transplant will be full, healthy, and permanent.
Myth – Results aren’t long-lasting.
Truth – As previously stated, transplanted hair will fall out just a few weeks after surgery. Because the donor hair is often removed from the regions of the scalp unaffected by hair loss, the new hair coming in will be permanent. Once new hair growth begins, usually about four months after surgery, you can expect to see approximately half an inch of growth per month.
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