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5 Hair Transplant Facts and Myths

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There is a lot of information that you can find online about hair transplants, and any medical procedure for that matter. There is a lot of good information around that you’ll need, but there is also a lot of false information. Today we’re looking at five hair transplants facts and myths to find out if what you’ve been told is true. 

#1 Hair Transplants Are Painful

When you think about the method of transplanting hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another, many people will automatically assume the procedure is going to be painful. This is not true – most people assume that a hair transplant is going to hurt when in actual fact, the procedure itself is virtually pain free.

Before the procedure begins we administer local anaesthesia to the area of the scalp that we will be working on. This works to minimise any discomfort you might feel throughout the procedure, the only thing that might cause some pain is the initial injection that might sting a little.
Our aim is to make all of our clients feel as comfortable as possible during their treatment. Our renovated clinic offers a TV, iPad and a music system in each treatment room. This will keep you entertained throughout the procedure and will help to keep your mind off of it.

Hair Transplant Facts and Myths 1: Professional hair transplants are not painful, just a little uncomfortable at times. 

#2 Hair Transplants Are Suitable For Bald People

This is completely untrue, it’s quite the opposite really. Although hair transplants work towards helping you restore a full head of hair the procedure will not work if you have no hair at all. You’ll need to have enough hair in your donor area for us to transplant to the rest of the scalp, and if you’re bald we won’t actually be able to help.

It is possible to undergo hair restoration treatments that work for this with little to no hair, such as advanced tricho pigmentation. Results do vary depending on the quality of the hair and the individual patient. To find out more about ATP, book a no obligation consultation, today. 

However, it’s important to bear in mind, hair transplant facts and myths 2: It is not possible to get a successful hair transplant when you are completely bald.  

#3 Immediate Results

Straight after your hair transplant, you’ll be able to see where the new hair follicles have been placed, however, results are not immediate. The transplanted hair will then begin to shed at 3-6 weeks post procedure. 2-4 months after this you’ll start to see the hair growing and at around 6 months post-transplant you’ll be at the half way stage of your final result and you’ll be able to see good progress.

This will all be explained in more detail both before your procedure as well as after. This helps to manage expectations and ensure you don’t get disheartened when you can’t see immediate, amazing regrowth. 

Hair Transplant Facts and Myths Number 3: Good results are not obvious immediately, you are likely to have to wait 2 – 6 months. 

#4 Hair Transplant Results Are Temporary

Some people believe that your hair transplant will be a temporary fix to hair loss – a hair transplant is, however, the most permeant hair restoration solution available and the results are extremely long lasting.

Your transplanted hair will act in the same way it did in the donor are, meaning, it will continue to grow just as it did before the transplant. This will mean in most cases the hair will continue to grow for years to come.

During your personal consultation, we will ensure you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant and investigate into your age, family history of hair loss and type of hair loss to ensure our treatment is right for you. Although we cannot guarantee the treatment will be permanent we will do everything possible to ensure the treatment works as well as possible for you.

Hair Transplant Facts and Myths Number 4: Results are permenant. 

#5 All Methods Give The Same Results

There are different methods of hair transplantation, the most popular two being FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular unit transplantation). At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we only offer FUE as it is the most advanced hair transplantation method that leaves clients with the most natural and realistic looking results.

Different treatments do give different results and we think it’s very important to research the different types of hair transplants to ensure you’re getting the best treatment possible. For example, FUT was once the most popular method of implanting hair folicles, which is why it is still available today, but technology has fuelled the rise of FUE, which is safer and minimises scarring. Many clinics around the world offer FUT because they have been unable to upgrade their equipement, but re-growth and results can be greatly impacted by scaring and trauma. 

Hair Transplant Facts and Myths Number 5: Some Procedures Are Better Than Others! 

If you would like more information on our hair restoration treatments and how they work, please contact us today.

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