When looking into getting a hair transplant, you might hear information about the procedure from many sources, and some of them will be myths. In order to avoid being sucked into these myths and not getting the full story, here’s 10 myths that you might hear about hair transplants.
1. Hair transplants are expensive.
Hair transplants are not expensive when you look at the long benefits of them. Once you get a hair transplant, it’s permanent and you will benefit from the hair regrowth for the rest of your life. It turns out that having a hair transplant can be cheaper than taking medicines for years in an attempt to keep and regrow hair.
2. It’s easy to tell if someone has had a transplant.
It may have been true that it was easy to tell if someone had hair plugs put into them in years past. Now, with the new techniques, it is very difficult to tell if someone has had one or not.
3. A hair transplant isn’t permanent.
A transplant is a permanent surgical procedure that will last the rest of your life. It’s as permanent as the hair on the sides and back of your head that is transplanted.
4. It’s better to get it done when your baldness first starts.
Actually, research has shown that it is better to wait until a pattern develops so that the doctors are able to be better tell which hair is more likely to be good candidates for transplantation.
5. A transplant is painful.
All surgical procedures are painful. Thankfully, new advances in surgical technology have reduced considerably the pain associated with hair transplantation.
6. Everyone can one.
Not everyone is a good candidate for a hair transplant. First, you do need an acceptable hair donor area that has enough hair area to be grafted. Secondly, you need to have a healthy scalp.
7. A transplant is reversible.
A hair transplant is not reversible without a lot of surgery and why would you want to reverse it? Remove your great looking hair? You don’t have to worry about your hair going away. It’s there to stay.
8. Someone else’s hair can be used in the transplant.
No, a hair transplant just transplants healthy hair from one part of your scalp to the area that is balding. The hair continues to grow in its new home and you have a healthy head of hair. No worries about getting someone else’s dandruff.
9. Hair transplants can fall out.
Transplants do not fall out. Since it is a surgical procedure, the hair grafts are surgically put into place so that they are permanent.
10. Hair transplants are maintenance intensive
Transplants are no more maintenance intensive than your normal hair. You will probably want to take care of your hair better than you have before, but that choice is up to you.