Hair Transplant Myths and Facts

May 24, 2024

Hair Transplant Myths and Facts

A hair transplant is a minor surgery that can permanently restore your hair. If you have hair loss, you might have gone through many websites, articles, and information on the internet. But do you know which are the hair transplant myths and facts? Find out.

Hair transplants are only for men

Both men and women can experience hair loss due to various factors. Hair transplant surgery can be an effective solution for anyone who wishes to restore their hair density and improve their appearance. The technique used in the procedure can be customized to meet the specific needs of each patient, regardless of their sex.

Hair transplants are a painful procedure

Hair transplant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, which means that the patient is fully awake but does not feel any pain in the area being treated. Some patients may experience mild discomfort during and after the procedure, such as a slight pulling or tugging sensation, but this is generally well-tolerated and not considered painful. With modern hair transplant techniques and proper pain management, most patients report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

Hair transplant results are temporary

Hair transplant surgery involves transplanting healthy hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp (or body parts like the face, chest, shoulders, etc.) to the bald or thinning areas. These hair follicles extracted from those donor parts are genetically resistant to balding, making the transplanted hair very less likely to fall out or thin over time.

It can take several months to see the full results of the procedure, but once the transplanted hair follicles start to grow, they can continue to produce hair for the rest of your life. With proper care and maintenance, hair transplant results should last a lifetime.

Hair transplants give instant results

The hair transplant is not a quick fix, and you will need to be patient until the results show up at their own right time.

After the procedure, the transplanted hair follicles will enter a resting phase before starting to grow new hair. It can take several months to see the full results of the procedure, and in some cases, it may take up to a year for the transplanted hair to fully mature.

The speed of hair growth after a hair transplant can vary depending on the individual's hair growth rate and the specific techniques used by the surgeon. So, instant results immediately after the procedure shouldn’t even be thought of.

Hair transplants can stop hair fall

Hair transplant surgery addresses hair loss by transplanting healthy hair follicles from one part of the scalp (or body) to the bald or thinning areas. However, it does not address the underlying causes of hair loss.

Therefore, if you plan to undergo hair transplant surgery, you should know that you may still experience hair loss in other areas of the scalp or body.

Hair transplants work only on young people

Hair transplant surgery has been successful for individuals of all ages, as long as they have enough healthy hair follicles on their scalp or donor areas of the body. Older individuals may even be better candidates for hair transplant surgery than younger ones because they often have a more stable pattern of hair loss and a better understanding of their long-term hair restoration goals.

Hair transplants are only for bald people

Hair transplant surgery can be effective for individuals with varying degrees of hair loss, including those with thinning hair, receding hairlines, or bald spots.

A completely bald person can transplant hair (alopecia totality or alopecia universalis)

Hair transplant extracts follicles from dense areas and plants them on the bald areas. A person with no hair has no donor hair and a hair transplant cannot be done in such a scenario.

Hair transplants are unaffordable for common people

Hair transplant usually starts at around NPR 90,000 and can go upwards of NPR 4,80,000. Also, at Arogin, we provide EMI at 0% interest for 1 year. This can make it affordable for common people too. Some people might not be able to afford it but a hair restoration is a one-time investment for a lifetime.

Hair transplant results do not look natural

In addition to the use of modern techniques, a skilled and experienced surgeon will take into account factors such as the patient's hairline, hair density, and facial features when planning the transplant. This helps to ensure that the results look natural and complement the patient's overall appearance.

The hair transplant procedure affects the brain

Hair transplant surgery is a localized procedure that only affects the scalp and does not involve any manipulation or alteration of the brain. The surgery involves removing healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and transplanting them into the areas where hair loss or thinning has occurred. This process does not involve any interference with the brain or nervous system, and it is a safe and effective treatment for hair loss.

Some people may experience headaches or discomfort after hair transplant surgery, but this is a normal side effect of any surgical procedure and is usually temporary. In rare cases, there may be complications or infections associated with the surgery, but these are not related to the brain and can be managed with proper care and treatment.

Hair transplants can cause cancer

There have been some concerns in the past about a potential link between hair transplant surgery and skin cancer, but this has been largely debunked by scientific research.

Hair transplants restore your hair to its original density

Hair density is determined by genetics, and a hair transplant can only restore hair in areas where the donor's hair is available. The amount of donor hair available can be limited, especially if the patient has advanced hair loss. This means that the hair transplant surgeon must be careful not to over-harvest hair from the donor area, which can lead to a less dense appearance.

Additionally, hair transplant surgery may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired level of density. Each session adds more hair to the transplant area, but it may take several sessions to reach the desired density.

You should take a long leave from work for a hair transplant

You will need to take some days off work to allow for healing, but the amount of time required varies depending on several factors.

If you only have a small area of your scalp treated, you should be able to return to work within a few days. However, if you have a larger area treated, you may need to take more time off work to allow for healing. In general, most people can return to work within 5-7 days after a hair transplant procedure.

Hair transplants are done with someone else’s hair

With the factual realization of how these myths have developed and spread among people, you can now make an informed decision about your hair transplant journey. If there are any other misconceptions, confusion, or queries that you cannot be sure of, you can get a free consultation at Arogin Hair and Skin.


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