Hair Transplant Misconceptions

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure where hair follicles from your own head are transplanted in the bald area of your head. There are other types of transplant also which includes the body hair transplant & beard hair transplant. However, still now there are several misconceptions regarding this procedure. In this article, Dr. Manas Jain will try to clear a few of the most common misconceptions about hair transplant surgery. Dr. Manas is known for best hair transplant in Mysore.

Hair Transplant Can Cause Cancer & Other Skin Diseases

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

There is a common misconception that a hair transplant might cause cancer & other skin diseases. This is not true. A hair transplant does not introduce any foreign substance which might cause cancer. Dr. Shweta who is one of the best dermatologist in Indiranagar says that you might experience inflammation or itching in the recipient area. However, this is considered to be normal &  does not need any special attention. According to her, this is the part of the normal healing process of our body.

Hair Transplantation Is Not A Safe Procedure

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

Both FUE & FUT are completely safe procedure where surgeons will be dealing with only the superficial most part of the skin which would not be causing any kind of damage to your vision, your memory or anything which is inside your brain. As far as the sexual side-effects, it has got nothing to do with them. Definitely, the medicines which have been associated along with hair restoration are tested & approved. They might have some minor side effects but you should not develop any kind of opinions. You should be talking to your surgeon and you will be explained in detail and depth what needs to be done if you plan to go for a procedure of hair restoration. So there
is nothing to worry about the internal side effects of hair transplantation.

Side Effects

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

It is a surgical procedure & any surgical procedure would have its own associated side-effects and possible complications. But what must be made sure when you’re going for any intervention is that you are going to a center or a clinic which would have a qualified experienced surgeon or dermatologist who would be having advance knowledge about the surgery. There are minor complications including inflammation, redness & numbness of the recipient area. But these can be easily treated with few antibiotics which makes the process less risky.

Hair Loss

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

The transplanted hair when they’re implanted they are relocated from the donor area which is usually the backside of your scalp and implanted in the front or the middle of the head. The roots are placed in the depth of the skin which would be naturally the place where the root of the hair should be. Initially, there would be a sudden hair loss where the hair would break. But the root would very much be present there and it could grow out and once it is out they are the hair that would grow like natural hair. You can cut them, trim them, color them how you would treat your natural hair.

Less Hair Density

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

In terms of the density that you would get out of the hair transplantation, it will never be like the natural density of your normal hair. But hair transplantation would be claimed to be successful if no one can figure out that it is actually a procedure that has given you the hair. Hair transplantation should look much more natural compared to any hair piece or weaving or wigs or any such thing. You definitely don’t need any kind of maintenance for the transplanted hair. You may require maintenance for the existing hair which you had on your scalp before the surgery but not for the transplanted hair.

Age Limitation

Hair Transplant Misconceptions

A transplant can be done for anyone who is beyond 23-24 years of age going up to any age for that matter provided that is medical fitness. The transplant done in later ages like the 30s and 40s and 50s is supposedly more effective in terms of giving you the results because of the fact that till then the scalp is definitely very stable and you will not lose more of your existing hair rapidly over a period of time. So it is definite if you want to give you a better appearance plus the kind of densities that would look more natural, you should wait till the hair fall stabilizes. The result for the aging patient would be more realistic in terms of the expectations that you are supposed to hold out of the procedure of hair transplantation.

For younger people who have a pattern of balding extensively and are rapidly balding at that stage, it’s not the best choice as they should be having a stable scalp before deciding to go for a hair restoration procedure. The younger age group who are going in for the procedure should be willing to take the medications or the therapies to preserve your existing hair over a period of time or be mentally prepared to go in for multiple sessions of the same procedure.