When reading about hair transplantation in the media, it’s very easy to be taken in by a lot of the myths that are propagated. It’s very easy to let some of the myths put you off getting a hair transplant but the truth is that most of them are either completely unfounded or at least exaggerated.
Below are 5 of the most common myths surrounding hair transplants.
1. Hair Transplants Don’t Look Natural
This is probably the biggest myth about hair transplants and the reason that many people believe this is simply because they are not aware of how much hair transplant methods have moved on in the last couple of decades. For a lot of people the “hair plug” look that was so common in the 80s and early 90s, is where hair transplants are still at today. The truth is that modern hair transplant methods are now incredibly refined and provide completely natural looking results.
2. Hair Transplants Are Painful
This is another very common myth surrounding hair transplants. It’s actually somewhat understandable as when you see pictures of people who are undergoing a procedure, it does look like it would be a painful process. However what most people are unaware of is that the scalp if fully numbed via local anaesthetic before any hair is harvested or transplanted. In fact the injections themselves are usually the only part of the procedure that could be described as painful.
3. Hair Transplants Are Expensive
Of course this is not entirely untrue, although it’s often exaggerated. The price you can expect to pay for a hair transplant will of course depend on where you have the procedure done. The price for a hair transplant can vary significantly from one clinic to the next but it’s very possible for the average person to be able to get a modern hair transplant done for an affordable price.
4. Hair Transplants Result in a Full Head of Hair
A lot of the time, when people are looking to have a hair transplant carried out, they have unrealistic expectations of the results they can expect. The amount of hair that a patient has after a hair transplant will depend greatly on the number of hairs already existing in the donor regions on the back and sides of the head. The most successful results are possible when there is a good amount of donor hair available.
5. Transplanted Hair Requires a Lot of Maintenance
Whilst it’s advisable for hair transplant patients to keep taking hair loss medication to ensure the newly transplanted hair doesn’t thin out, the hair itself is no different to any pre-existing hair you had. It doesn’t need to be massaged or treated in any way you can style it any way you want.