Myth 1: Transplants Work Best in Young Men
One myth about hair transplant surgery is that the sooner a patient has it done, the better. While no one wants to live with thinning hair or areas of baldness, in most cases, it’s better to wait until hair loss has progressed an ample amount. If the transplant is performed too soon, hair loss can continue, and because the hair loss continues and the donor supply runs low, there may be an unnatural appearance due to areas of further hair loss. Having the surgery performed at a young age can mean that you’ll need additional surgery later on, as hair loss continues.
Myth 2: The Results of the Transplant Will Be Obvious
The results from a hair restoration procedure will be natural looking and subtle when done correctly. The methods most commonly used by surgeons today are meant to create a natural look. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the procedures most commonly used. During either procedure, the surgeon determines the ideal angle and location and distribution of the transplanted hairs to achieve the most natural look.
Myth 3: You’ll Have to Baby the Transplanted Hair
A major benefit of hair restoration surgery is that once the transplanted hair starts growing, you can do with it whatever you want. You’re able to use your preferred shampoo, cut the hair, style it with products, and dye the hair.
Myth 4: Hair Transplants Can’t Help Women
Both men and women can benefit from hair transplant surgery. The surgery can effectively treat female pattern baldness, as well as lowering the hairline.
Myth 5: The Transplanted Hair Will Eventually Fall Out
It’s true that the transplanted hair will fall out a few weeks after the surgery. But, once the hair starts growing back, it will be a permanent part of your scalp. In most cases, the transplanted hair will start growing back in after about four months.