The popularity of hair transplant surgery has recently increased both among men and women. Despite the availability of information, potential patients still have questions and misconceptions about hair transplantation.
Myth number 1. Optimal is the donor hair transplantation when the blood group coincides with the donor and the recipient.
True. In fact, so that the hair is not rejected by the body, only its own follicles are transplanted. When using donor material, there is a too high risk of mismatch not only the blood group, but also the hue and structure of the hair. For such an operation, a professional will not undertake.
Myth number 2. For hair transplantation, both follicles from the scalp and other parts of the body are used.
True. From a scientific point of view, materials can be taken from any hairy area. The operation for hair transplantation from the body is performed by a seamless method. Since the structure, color and thickness of the hair cover vary in different parts of the body, the choice in favor of this variant of transplantation is usually done when the amount of material from the scalp is insufficient to achieve the desired result.
Myth number 3. Special care for transplanted hair is not required.
Absolutely right. After the transplant, there is no need to buy special cosmetic products or take expensive vitamins. To care for transplanted hair, you can use the usual shampoo, balm, mask. Moreover, even hair dyeing is allowed.
Myth number 4. The operation of hair transplantation can adversely affect the work of the brain, provoke dizziness, memory impairment, concentration of attention and even a microstroke.
False. The method used for hair transplantation excludes the effect on deeply lying tissues. During surgery, only the upper layers of the skin of the scalp are affected. Obviously, neither the skull, nor even the brain, is affected in any way, and therefore, there can not be any negative consequences.
Myth number 5. The procedure of hair transplantation is painless and has a minimum of contraindications.
True. Surgery for hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia, so there are no painful sensations during the procedure. As for the contraindications to such an operation, the absolute, concerning mainly critical health conditions of the patient, is very small. These include, in particular, conditions following a myocardial infarction or stroke. Relative contraindications for transplantation include skin diseases, diabetes mellitus, and clotting disorders.
Myth number 6. To obtain a good result, the hair transplant operation is performed in several stages.
This is not true. The operation is carried out in one stage, if the donor zone allows. Exceptions are cases where the balding zone is extensive, and to fill it, you need to transplant more than 4,000 grafts, since it is quite difficult to close such a zone in one procedure.
Myth number 7. The hair transplanted during the transplant operation will never look natural enough.
This is a misconception. If the work is done by a qualified specialist, you can only guess that you have a hair transplant. Today, transplantation of large grafts (10-15 hair follicles) is not common, because of hair grows in large bundles, surrounded by bare skin areas, and resemble a brush. Modern surgery prefers methods of transplantation of mini- and micrografts (seamless methods), which contain from 1 to 4 follicles. It is this approach that allows you to get the most natural result.