One of the pressing problems of humanity is the gradual decline in the general health of our population, which leads to the emergence of new problems, as well as lowering the age threshold for the development of various diseases and aging processes in the body.

Hair loss, for example, is becoming an increasingly common problem at a younger age, affecting both women and men.

  • According to the WHO, hair loss or baldness occurs in 50-60% of men and women over the age of 50.
  • According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, about 25% of men begin to lose their hair before age 21, and by age 35, hair loss affects about 66% of men.
  • According to a study by the International Association for the Study of Alopecia, about 70% of men and 40% of women in their 60s have some type of alopecia.
  •  In India, more than 70% of men and women suffer from hair loss at some point in their lives, including early hair loss.

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Faced with the problem of hair loss, it is natural to look for ways to solve it, and one of the best options today is hair transplants. However, despite the obvious benefits and the huge number of different studies that fully reflect all the dangers that this type of treatment can carry, there are still many myths surrounding this surgery that stop people and prevent them from deciding to have a hair transplant.

That's why, today we would like to talk about myths about hair transplantation and debunk some of them.

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18 Myths about Hair Transplants          

  • Myth: Hair transplants lead to permanent numbness of the scalp.

Truth: Immediately after the procedure, you may experience numbness of the scalp in that area, which can last for several weeks or months. But afterward, this sensation disappears, and skin sensitivity is fully restored.

  • Myth: After transplantation, hair grows in an unnatural direction.

Truth: This is only possible if the hair follicle transplant is performed by an inexperienced surgeon or a doctor with low qualifications. If you have chosen a good clinic for transplantation, this outcome of the surgery is excluded.

  • Myth: Hair transplants cause brain damage.

Truth: There is a misconception that hair transplant surgery can cause brain damage. This is false, as the surgery only affects the skin and hair follicles, not the skull or brain.

  • Myth: Transplanted hair is not prone to hair loss.

Truth: Some people believe that transplanted hair will never fall out. Although transplanted hair is usually more resistant to hair loss, it can still thin or fall out over time. It can also occur due to natural causes, or due to undergoing some type of treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The same processes that caused your baldness prior to the transplant may be the cause of the loss.

  • Myth: Transplants leave noticeable scars.

Truth: It's a common myth that hair transplant surgery results in large, visible scars. Although some scarring is unavoidable, modern techniques minimize scarring and make it virtually invisible in most cases.

  • Myth: You can't cut or style your hair after a transplant.

Truth: After surgery, there is a period of hair engraftment and adaptation until the follicles have fully assimilated and the skin on your head has healed, it is natural not to expose your hair to any traumatic processes. But after recovery, you can do whatever you want with your hair.

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  • Myth: Transplants give instant results.

Truth: It actually takes a few months for transplanted hair to grow and blend in with the surrounding hair.

  • Myth: Transplanted hair requires special care.

Truth: Another myth is that transplanted hair requires meticulous care and special products. In fact, once the healing process is complete, transplanted hair can be treated just like the rest of your hair.

  • Myth: Hair transplants increase the hair density.

Truth: Some people believe that hair transplants dramatically increase the hair density. While this procedure can help restore hair in areas of hair loss, it will not necessarily result in a significant increase in overall hair density.

  • Myth: Hair transplants are only performed on men.

Truth: A common misconception is that hair transplant procedures are only for men. However, women suffering from hair loss can also benefit from this procedure without any gender restrictions.

  • Myth: Hair transplants cause cancer.

Truth: There is a myth that hair transplant surgery can cause cancer. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim, and the procedure is considered safe if performed by experienced surgeons.

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  • Myth: Hair transplants lead to uneven hair growth.

Truth: Uneven hair growth is only possible for two reasons - the wish of the patient or an unqualified surgeon. If you have no desire for such experiments, and you have sought help from an experienced surgeon, such problems are ruled out.

  • Myth: Transplanted hair has a different color and texture.

Truth: The procedure only moves the patient's existing hair follicles and does not affect them in any way, so if the surgery was performed according to protocol, the hair will look the same throughout the entire voice.

  • Myth: Hair transplants are a one-time procedure.

Truth: Some people believe that a single hair transplant session will eliminate hair loss forever. In reality, additional sessions may be required to achieve the desired results, especially if the hair loss progresses over time.

  • Myth: Hair transplants are an extremely painful procedure.

Truth: The procedure is done under local anesthesia, and while some mild soreness may be present, it is not prudent to fear surgery because of it.

  • Myth: Hair transplants are performed only on the scalp.

Truth: In fact, hair transplants can be used to address hair loss in other areas as well, such as eyebrows, beards, or even chest hair.

  • Myth: Hair transplant procedures are always successful.

Truth: As with any medical procedure, there are no absolute guarantees of success. Factors such as individual hair characteristics and the skill of the surgeon can affect the outcome.

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  • Myth: Hair transplants can only be done at a certain age.

Truth: There is a myth that hair transplant surgery is only suitable for young people. In reality, the procedure can be performed for suitable candidates of any age, as long as they have an adequate donor area and meet other criteria.

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Indeed, hair transplantation is not a panacea for absolutely all people who suffer from hair loss and it also cannot guarantee that the procedure will be successful or that you will not need to use it again. That said, a transplant gives you the opportunity to regain the amount of hair you lost in a fairly short period of time and feel confident again.

Modern medicine improves the methods of transplantation every year and improves its effectiveness. Today you can have this procedure not only in your country of residence, but also go abroad, where the cost of services can be much lower, and professionalism of surgeons several times higher.

In order to find a good clinic for hair transplantation, you can contact the company UAmedTOURS. For more than 5 years we are engaged in organization of medical tours around the world, so our list of popular transplant destinations includes: Turkey, India, Thailand, USA, UK, Mexico, Ukraine, etc.

If you have any questions about hair transplant abroad, write to our managers, and we will give you all the information you need.

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice, a substitute for such advice, or treatment by a personal physician. All readers of this material are advised to consult their own physicians or qualified healthcare professionals.

UAmedTOURS assumes no responsibility for the possible health consequences to any person or persons reading or following the information contained in this educational content. All readers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before making any changes to their diet, lifestyle, taking pills, or other facts that may affect your physical and psychological health.

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