Hair Transplant – Some Facts You Need to Know

Hair Transplant in Dubai

A hair transplant is not a new word for anyone. Either people have undergone a hair transplant, or they know someone who did. If this is not the case, they must have read about hair transplant in Dubai. Since most people know about hair transplants, it seems highly unlikely that people still don’t know all the facts about it. There are a lot of myths circulating the word hair transplant. However, most of these myths have no truth to them. For busting these myths, people need to be aware of the factual details about hair transplants.

In this article, we have shared some common and some not-so-common facts about hair transplants. Keep reading to learn more and clear your confusion.

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Facts About Hair Transplant

Some facts about hair transplants are mentioned below:

Hair Transplant Is the Last Option

Some people consider a hair transplant in Dubai to be the first and only solution for pattern baldness. It is not the case. Any expert dermatologist will recommend a hair transplant as a last resort. There are different types of drugs and therapies available that can treat hair loss. FDA has approved Finasteride and Minoxidil for treating hair loss. Moreover, for some patients, PRP hair treatment also delivers excellent results.

Some patients have hair loss in the initial stages. Such patients can benefit from changing their lifestyle habits to preserve what they already have. So, better keep hair transplant as the last option instead of getting it at the first hint of hair thinning.

There Is No Such Thing as A Single Transplant

It is a common misconception that a hair transplant is the permanent hair loss solution. Most people undergoing a hair transplant have to get 3-4 follow-up sessions during their life. Getting a hair transplant doesn’t mean you won’t experience hair loss ever. Hair loss is progressive, and it will keep happening over the course of your life. The transplanted hair will stay forever, but the natural hair will complete their natural cycle and fall off. So, don’t think if you get a hair transplant once, you will have a head full of hair forever. If you want that, you need to have follow-up sessions.

It Will Cost You

While most people know that hair transplants are expensive, they don’t realize exactly how expensive. A hair transplant requires a lot of time, effort, and precision. Moreover, at times, an entire team, including the surgeon and technicians are busy with one patient. So, keeping the whole scenario in mind, the total cost becomes a significant sum. If an individual considers getting a hair transplant, he/she must be aware of the exact price. It will allow them to plan ahead and avoid any financial crisis.

You May Not Be Cured

A hair restoration surgery doesn’t guarantee to cure hair loss forever. Male pattern baldness is a progressive genetic condition. So, even if you undergo a transplant, your hair loss will not stop. While the transplanted hairs are permanent, shock loss is also a common side-effect. For avoiding this situation, some dermatologists ask their patients to use some medications for about a year.

Don’t Rely on Your Health Insurance

If you think a hair transplant in Dubai is major surgery; therefore, insurance will cover the cost, you are wrong. Cosmetic procedures, like hair transplants, are considered elective and not necessary. Due to this, most insurance companies don’t bear the cost of hair restoration surgery. If you want to undergo a hair transplant, you will have to manage the expenses yourself. So, plan ahead and do calculations beforehand to avoid any inconveniences during the treatment.

Scarring Is Inevitable

There is no such thing as a scar-free hair transplant. The intensity and level of scarring may differ from patient to patient. It depends on different factors such as the surgeon’s level of expertise, the technique used for transplant, etc. For instance, the FUT technique leaves a linear scar at the back of the scalp. On the other hand, the FUE technique leaves tiny scars all over the scalp. So, if any practitioner says that they offer a scar-free hair transplant, don’t be fooled. Scarring is mandatory in a hair transplant, so you must be mentally prepared for it.

Only You Are Your Donor

A hair transplant requires precision and care. The procedure is minimally invasive in nature that involves mild complications, as well. To avoid any unnecessary complications, surgeons only use the natural follicles harvested from the patients’ scalp. Human hair follicles don’t regenerate, so take care of the ones that you already have. Moreover, you cannot even get anyone else’s hair grafts. The hair transplant surgeon can use only your hair grafts during hair restoration surgery. So, maintain your hair and keep them healthy. You never know when you might need them for a transplant.

You Will Need Time Off Work

Anyone who undergoes a hair transplant will need some time off of work. The procedure has an average downtime of about a few weeks. In the first week, the transplanted hair grafts are healing, so they are quite vulnerable. Patients need rest and care during this period if they want the hair grafts to heal properly. They should take a few days off work to stay at home, out of sun exposure. Moreover, they should be hydrated at all times and avoid any extensive physical activity. Patients should also sleep with their head elevated to prevent swelling and pain.

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Hair Transplant in Dubai

Do you want to undergo hair restoration surgery? Are you looking for a reliable clinic that offers hair transplant in Dubai? If your answer is yes, then say no more!

Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic is one of the best clinics in Dubai, offering exceptional hair transplant services. Our board-certified hair transplant surgeons will guide you about different types of transplant techniques. They will also identify the best course of action for your condition. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION SESSION with one of the best hair transplant surgeons in Dubai by filling the form below.


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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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