Hair transplants have been around for decades. The first hair transplant was performed in the early 1950s by a New York dermatologist. Since then, the technique of hair transplantation has developed tremendously. The tools and techniques have been advanced, and surgeons have gained more expertise. Therefore, today’s hair transplant is a lot more comfortable and has a lot fewer complications than the past ones. However, people still spread outdated knowledge about hair transplants, which causes confusion among those who want to get a transplant. Even after all these years, a lot of myths surround the hair transplant procedure. So, it’s better to bust those myths with research and a better understanding of the procedure.
In this article, we have busted 7 popular myths about hair transplants. So, continue reading to learn more about these myths and their explanations. It will help you make a well-informed decision about the procedure.
Although many myths surround hair transplantation treatment, we have gathered the top 7 myths. Below we have explained each myth in detail and busted it with facts.
Let’s see what the most popular myths about hair transplants are?
It was indeed easy to identify if a person has had a hair transplant in the past. The reason for it was the lack of technology as well as experience and knowledge about the procedure. Since the procedure was new, the tools were basic, and techniques were invasive. However, there is no such case now. After all these years, the hair transplantation industry has grown a lot in every sense of the word. Nowadays, we have advanced techniques and tools for extracting and harvesting hair grafts. Moreover, hair transplant surgeons now have more experience and knowledge about the procedure and potential complications. Therefore, today’s hair transplants are relatively natural-looking and make it impossible to identify if a person has had a hair transplant.
There is a difference between being expensive and being unaffordable. Although hair transplants are costly like every cosmetic treatment, they are not unaffordable. Moreover, the cost of a hair transplant is not the same for each patient. A number of variables affect and determine the final price. One of these variables is the number of hair grafts required for transplant. Since every patient requires a different number of grafts, the cost varies. Moreover, the technique selected for transplant also affects the cost. So, the procedure may be expensive, but it is not unaffordable.
Since a hair transplant is a surgical procedure, some degree of pain and discomfort is expected. However, the procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia. Therefore, the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Besides, the level of pain also depends on the hair transplant technique selected for the procedure. Generally, FUT causes more pain than FUE as it involves cutting out an entire strip of skin. Moreover, the procedure requires incisions and sutures; therefore, patients may feel some pain after the procedure. However, all the discomfort is for a short time. Once the incisions heal, there is no more pain.
This myth is nothing more than a sexist statement with zero truth in it. The hair transplantation procedure has nothing to do with the patient’s gender. Although it is uncommon for women to get hair transplants, it is not impossible. Generally, the hair loss in female pattern baldness is different than male pattern baldness. Women lose hair more diffusely over the scalp and do not become completely bald. Due to this, they prefer non-surgical treatments, such as topical creams and hair loss therapies. But it is not technically impossible for women to get hair transplants.
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure and not some magic potion that shows instant effects. The results of a hair transplant take time to become noticeable. However, when the results become evident, they are permanent. Although hair growth starts after a while, the results are not final. Generally, it takes at least 10-12 months for complete results to appear.
There are two myths within this myth. Some people believe that after they have got a hair transplant, they won’t require any type of maintenance. However, this is not the case. A hair transplant cannot stop future hair loss. So, if the patient loses excessive hair again after the transplant, he/she will need maintenance.
On the other hand, people who understand that maintenance is mandatory also think it is intensive too. But, generally, maintenance after a hair transplant is carried out with topical creams, oral medications, and scalp injections. None of these treatments are invasive or intensive.
Currently, hair transplant surgery is the only permanent solution available for excessive hair loss and pattern baldness. After a hair transplant, patients will see hair regrowth for a long time. Most patients never need a second hair transplant. Although hair loss will continue, the transplanted hair will never fall out except during the shedding phase in the beginning.
Now that common myths about hair transplantation have been busted, you know enough about this surgical procedure. If you also want to regrow hair on thin or bald areas on the scalp, consider getting a hair transplant. However, before undergoing any surgical cosmetic procedure, it is better to consult with an expert.
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