False myths about hair transplantation


In this article we will discuss the so-called false myths about hair transplantation or beliefs that are believed to be true but are actually erroneous. Nowadays it is possible to learn a lot about hair transplant surgery through specialized sites and forums. People can in the light of this information make the right choice on which clinic to trust but the excess of material can also lead to the emergence of false myths far from reality.

So let’s see together some false myths about hair transplant surgery.

  1. Hair transplantation is an expensive surgery

Considering that hair transplantation, when successful, can be considered as a permanent solution to an aesthetic discomfort, it is evident that the price paid is completely fair and sometimes even lower than the benefit obtained.

The most important thing is that the hair transplant provides a natural result and does not put your health at risk.

You only need to do a little cost benefit analysis to see how the price is absolutely fair.

  1. You can easily tell when a person has undergone a hair transplant

It is impossible to determine that a person has undergone a hair transplant surgery, if this has been performed by a experienced surgeon, unless the scalp is examined by a person with great experience in the field and with magnifying glasses.

It should be remembered that the most important criterion for evaluating the result of a hair transplant is not only the regrowth of the transplanted hair but also and above all the naturalness of the result.

  1. Hair transplant results are not permanent

Hair transplantation provides permanent results always and when you correctly select non-miniaturized hair with high probability of future miniaturization from the donor area.

  1. Hair transplantation is a very painful procedure

Although it is possible to have some pain during any surgery you undergo, the use of local anesthetics and pain medication makes the surgery completely painless for most people both during the surgery and immediately afterwards. It should be remembered, however, that all people have a different threshold of pain tolerance.

  1. Dandruff is an obstacle to surgery

Dandruff as well as dermatitis and psoriasis are not a problem for hair transplant surgery as long as and when they are not at an advanced stage. Your dermatologist can also suggest some treatments to use for these problems before you undergo surgery.

  1. Hair extracted in the donor area via FUE will grow back at the extraction sites.

This is one of the most common false myths. Although FUE does not leave particularly visible scars in the donor area, the hair extracted from the donor area will not be replaced by new hair, if this were the case all people would benefit from an unlimited donor area.

  1. It is possible to transplant the hair of another person

This is technically impossible and is a request that commonly comes from people with insufficient donor area. It is not possible to transfer hair from one person to another.

  1. People with a hair transplant have an unnatural appearance (grass head type)

There are some basic rules to follow for a successful hair transplant:

  • Natural direction and proper density of the transplanted hair
  • Use the donor area efficiently without over-thinning it
  • Try to treat the area to ensure rapid healing after the procedure
  • Get a natural result in the recipient area after 12 months
  • To avoid visible scars in the donor area after hair regrowth

In summary, relying on an experienced plastic surgeon for your hair transplant surgery will ensure that all of the above points are met and will prevent you from having an unnatural appearance once the transplanted hair has grown back.

  1. You can always transplant 5000-10,000 follicular units via FUE

One must remember thatthe donor area has limits that determine how much hair can be safely harvested.

Hair taken outside the so-called “safe area” is subject to fall out over the years and therefore represents only a temporary solution.

It must also be said that harvesting too many follicles, in addition to thinning the donor area, will deplete the availability of follicular units for the future.

Moreover, grafting too many hairs may cause problems related to an insufficient blood and nutrients supply for the hairs themselves with consequent risk of hair loss.

  1. Hair transplantation via FUE should always be performed under the supervision of a surgeon.

Thehair transplant surgery should not be performed under the supervision of a physician but should instead be performed personally by the surgeon. The doctor should personally arrange for the extraction of the follicles and the opening of the channels into which the grafts will then be placed. This will allow the surgeon to determine whether the extracted follicular units are viable for surgery, control the extraction pattern, and determine the direction and density of hair grafting.



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