Hair Transplant: Expectations vs. Reality

Hair transplant in Dubai

Our hairs have a significant role in building our overall personality. Both men and women want to keep heads full of hair for as long as possible. Unfortunately, not all of us get to keep our hair forever. Due to a number of reasons, we may lose our hair over time. The most common reason for hair loss is pattern baldness. It affects men and women, but its intensity is higher in men as it can make them go completely bald. Luckily, a hair transplant in Dubai can help with this problem. However, a hair transplant can only help regrow some hair. It cannot give you a full head of hair that you had in your prime of life. Some people attach unreasonable expectations with cosmetic procedures and end up disappointed.

In this article, we have shared some expectations and real outcomes of a hair transplant. Continue reading to learn about different expectations and realistic results of hair transplants.

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Hair Transplant Expectations

When it comes to hair transplantation, people have different types of expectations. It doesn’t do any harm to have realistic expectations with any treatment. However, unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointments.

A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that helps restore and regrow hair. Patients must not consider it a magic trick where the surgeon does abracadabra, and they get a head full of hair.

The initial consultation helps in having realistic and reasonable expectations with the treatment. During the session, patients must clear any confusion about the procedure. Moreover, the hair transplant surgeon must prepare the patient with realistic expectations and not give them false hopes. A hair transplant in Dubai can only be successful if the patient keeps his/her expectations realistic.

Some common expectations with a hair transplant procedure are mentioned below.

Hair Grafts

Patients believe that the hair transplant surgeon/clinic provides the hair grafts. However, it is not the case. Healthy hair grafts are extracted from the patient’s own body. Usually, the donor region is the back of the scalp. A hair transplant will only give the desired results if enough healthy hair follicles are available in the donor region.

Hair Transplant Cost

Some people expect a hair transplant to cost a fortune. But it isn’t true anymore. With advancements in the cosmetic field, the procedure has become easy to perform. As a result, the costs have decreased to some extent.

Side Effects

Many people don’t undergo hair transplantation surgery because they expect the procedure has permanent side-effects. If an expert surgeon performs a hair transplant, it will never cause permanent complications. But since the procedure is surgical, it will have some temporary side-effects.

Hair Texture

People expect the hair that regrows after transplantation will have the same texture as their natural hair. However, it may not always happen. Some patients’ hair texture may be different than their original hair.

Hair Transplant Realities

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure; therefore, it is invasive to some extent. The treatment has downtime and requires time to recover from. Typically, two techniques are used to perform the procedure. These include:

  1. 1.    FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)
  2. 2.    FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

The hair grafts are extracted from the patient’s scalp. One healthy root can grow 2-5 hair strands. So, at one time, around 2000-3000 hair grafts can be transplanted.

Patients must be aware of all these details beforehand to avoid having unrealistic expectations from the procedure. The hair transplant surgeon must clarify all ambiguities about the procedure and its results in the initial consultation session. Otherwise, patients will end up disappointed with the treatment.

Some realities about a hair transplant in Dubai are mentioned below.

No Fix Cost

Although hair transplant surgery is not as expensive as it used to be, it still costs a significant sum. But that is not the problem. Some people are bothered by the fact that the cost of a hair transplant is not fixed. Several factors determine it, and the number of required grafts is one of the primary cost-determining factors. So, the final cost may be undetermined at the time of the consultation. However, the surgeon must inform the patient about the price not being fixed, so they don’t get surprised at the end.

Permanent Hair Growth

Patients should know that the results of a hair transplant are permanent. It means if your hair loss is progressive, you may lose all other hair apart from the transplanted ones. So, you must consult with your surgeon to get hair follicles transplanted strategically. Moreover, the results of a hair transplant are more natural-looking than any other hair restoration method.

Hair Shedding after Transplant

Hair loss after a hair transplant is mandatory. However, this type of hair loss is called hair shedding, and it is temporary. The transplanted hair will fall out before new hairs can regrow. In some patients, the native hair may also fall out during this phase, but they will regrow once it is over.

Different Hair Type and Texture

The type and texture of the regrowing hair may not be the same as the existing ones. However, this is not mandatory and may not happen for every patient.

Final Results

Some patients expect immediate results after a hair transplant. But the final results are only noticeable after 6 months of the procedure. During the 6 months, patients will experience gradual growth. So, if you think your hair will grow overnight after a transplant, you are wrong.

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Hair Transplant in Dubai

If you want to undergo a hair transplant, make sure you go to an expert surgeon and a reputable clinic. Amateur surgeons and back-alley clinics may save you some money at the time of treatment, but it will cost you more in the long run. So, only choose an expert for your surgical hair transplantation.

Patients looking for a reliable clinic in Dubai should consider Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic. We offer outstanding services at reasonable rates. You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call or filling our online form.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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