5 Common Hair Transplant Misconceptions

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As with other surgical procedures, FUE hair transplants have a number of myths attached to them. This hair restoration procedure is still relatively new within the hair transplant industry, so potential patients might have difficulty separating the myths from the facts. To help you make an informed decision, we’re going to bust some of the common myths that surround this procedure:

Myth: You’re Transplanting Full Hairs
Just like your normal hair, a hair transplant takes time to grow. You’re not moving a full head of hair onto your scalp during the hair replacement treatment. The eight hours that an FUE transplant takes is moving follicles, not hairs. It can take up to a full year for the process to complete itself, and so you have to be patient.

Myth: The Transplant Will Be Obvious
Expert doctors that perform your hair transplant will do everything in their power to make sure that your hair replacement procedure appears natural. It will mimic your natural hair pattern and style. It will take some time to grow, so you won’t see instant results, but over the course of the many months, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the natural hairs and the transplanted ones.

Myth: The Hair Will Fall Out
While it is true that during the initial few weeks your hair transplant could fall out a little as the follicles fail to “take,” but it isn’t anything to worry about. If the hair transplant takes, and it often does for most strands, then the hair will resume normal growth cycles and become a permanent part of your scalp’s hair.

Myth: Hair Transplants Are Only For Men
Sadly, both men and women suffer from hair loss for a variety of reasons. FUE hair transplants are used by both genders, though they are more popular among men. Women benefit from the procedure as well.

Myth: You Can Use Someone Else’s Hair
If you are totally bald then the procedure will not work for you. You need to have sufficient donor hair from your own body to work. Your body will reject hairs from someone else that is used in the operation.

FUE hair transplants are relatively new in the world of cosmetic procedures, though that does not mean that they are risky. They have been proven to work and benefit the lives of the patients that undergo the procedure. Hopefully, this article was helpful in dismissing the common myths that prevented you from seeking out this treatment due to misinformation.

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