Myths & Facts – Hair Transplantation

Myth: The main cause for hair loss is not hereditary.
Fact : The main cause of hair loss is hereditary in 99% of the cases. As commonly believed hard water, dandruff, stress, vitamin deficiency, pollution, wearing helmet rarely causes temporary hair loss.

M: Hair fall can be cured by medicines.
F : Only USFDA approved medicines like Minoxidil and T. Finasteride will control the hair fall, postpone the hair fall to some extent but genetic destiny cannot be stopped. The other on counter medicines is of no use.

M: Hair Transplantation causes a headache, problems with the brain and memory loss.
F: Hair Transplantation does not cause above mentioned problems

M: Hair Transplantation does not give permanent hairs.
F: Hair Transplantation gives permanent natural hairs.

M: After Hair, Transplantation hair does not grow.
F: After Hair Transplantation hair grows lifetime, one can go for a haircut, apply oil, shampoo etc.

M: Stem cell, PRP are helpful to treat hair loss.
F: Stem cell, PRP, Laser Comb will help to some extent in the early stages of hair loss but does not give permanent hair.

M: FUE is better than FUT technique.
F: FUE is not better than FUT for several reasons. There is high transaction rate, the quality of grafts is poor, the yield is less, results in dot scars in the donor area, and thereby FUE will have inferior results compared to FUT.

M: The result of Hair Transplant is immediate.
F: The result of Hair Transplant will take around 1-1 ½ year for final appreciation.

M: Artificial hair replacements like a wig, hair fixing, bonding, clipping are superior to HT.
F: Artificial hair replacements look unnatural, does not grow, and require regular replacements and maintenance. It causes a lot of discomfort, irritation, embarrassing etc.

M: Hair Transplantation will cover the entire bald area with thick density.
F: Hair Transplantation will cover the bald area with reasonable density if the recipient (bald) area is big then two or three stages of HT is required.

M: Hair Transplantation is very painful.
F: Hair Transplantation procedure is done under local anaesthesia thereby the procedure is pain-free.

M: Hair Transplantation requires hospitalisation.
F: Hair Transplantation is done as a day care procedure; a person can attend the work from next day.

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