The Biggest Myths of a Hair Transplant Abroad
A huge number of people in the world suffer from hair loss or pattern baldness. In fact, almost 50% of all men suffer from androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) after the age of 50.
Women too suffer from thinning hair as every 1 in 4 women suffer from female pattern baldness.
Despite that, people refrain from getting hair transplants because of some myths that have developed about hair transplants, especially abroad.
And to bust those myths, medihair reviewed hair transplant doctors in Mexico and other destinations that are popular in the hair transplant industry.
These myths have been created due to a combination of deliberate misinformation and fraud. But don’t you worry because we’ll be busting some of them in the article below:
1. Unlimited Hair Grafts
As the trend of travelling for hair transplants to countries like Turkey and Mexico have developed, the increased demand has created increased supply.
This has made the competition between hair transplant clinics fiercer and the growing demand has resulted in the birth of new travel agencies offering medical travel tourism.
However, to entice the populace these newly formed agencies have started spreading a number of rumors and myths to achieve more sales.
One of these myths is that some hair transplant clinics offer unlimited grafts, which just isn’t true!
First of all, a doctor or an agency cannot even promise you the number of hair grafts they can perform until they start the operation because each individual is unique and that applies to their hair as well.
To go into more detail about this fact, we need to first talk about the actual process. One graft contains almost 3 to 4 hair follicles and as most of you know the number of hair follicles on a human head aren’t unlimited.
In an FUE or DHI doctors typically take some hair follicles from the donor areas of the patient’s scalp and add them to the receding area of the patient’s scalp.
The balance between the number of grafts extracted and number of grafts donated is most important. Hence why it may be fully impossible to cover all receding areas if the patient doesn’t possess enough grafts.
2. Hair Transplants Give Immediate Results
Just like the unlimited grafts myth, this too has been propagated by medical tourism agencies or fraud hair transplant clinics to boost their sales.
Usually, a patient’s newly acquired hair due to a hair transplant may fall off in 2 to 3 weeks, which you may think is a bad result when compared to the actual cost of a hair transplant.
However, that is not the actual purpose of the procedure as its main goal is to establish a permanent supply of blood to the roots of your hair.
Once that is accomplished, these roots start growing in the first 60 days after the transplant.
But the stage at which you’ll see real progress is 10 – 12 months after the transplant, as your hair will start to take shape and grow on its own.
Thus, those who believe that getting a hair transplant will be the end of their hair loss worries are wrong because it is just the first step in a list of many steps.
The process may be slow but, in the end, you do get to reap the rewards.
We’ve been pretty brief in this article as there are so many more myths about hair transplants that are so absurd it boggles our mind.
Myths like, body hair transplants give the same result as scalp hair transplant, or that only men can get hair transplants, worry people who’re already unsure about the procedure.
However, we’ve tried our best to bust a couple of them so that we can show those who are unsure about going abroad to get a hair transplant that it may be the best thing you do for your scalp.
But the regrowth of hair even after the procedure will take time so having patience is key. And your hair loss problems won’t be completely solved with a transplant so keep taking medication as well.