In a previous article, we found out the truth about four common hair transplant myths. Vinci Hair Clinic’s experts have joined us again to get the facts on four more misconceptions about this hair restoration solution.
Myth 5: Hair transplants aren’t a good choice for younger men.
As with all hair loss treatments, whether hair transplant surgery is a good choice depends not on age, but on the individual’s condition and goals. It is true that with a younger man, the placement of the hair grafts will require excellent planning to ensure the results continue to look good as he ages. This is why it is so important to only have treatment with a specialist clinic with a proven track record of success.
Myth 6: Women can’t have hair transplants.
The experts from Vinci Hair Clinic say that this may be the most common myth about hair transplants. The confusion about hair transplants only being suitable for men may have arisen because androgenetic alopecia usually has a different pattern in men and women. In male androgenetic alopecia, baldness occurs from the hairline into the crown, whereas women experience diffuse hair loss. It can be difficult to harvest sufficient donor hair from a woman with diffuse hair loss, but it is possible in some cases. Hair transplants are also helpful for women who want to disguise surgical scars or burns on their scalp, or bald patches caused by traction alopecia.
Myth 7: Body hair is a good alternative to scalp hair for hair transplants.
Body hair varies in texture, colour and thickness from scalp hair, which means that it must be used with care in scalp hair transplants. Generally, Vinci Hair Clinic only resort to using body hair on the scalp when the donor hair available is very limited.
Myth 8: Hair transplants are an instant cure for baldness.
You should consider hair transplant surgery as a step in your journey to hair restoration. It will take time for the scalp to heal and the grafts to settle and grow. Most people will see their result at 12 months after treatment, and improvements can continue with time.