Hair Transplant Myths You Need To Know

Posted By:Dr. Ritesh Anand On 2022/02/01

For most people, the words "hair transplant" means fake and pluggy hair that brings out an unnatural, unusual-looking hairline. Others are of the view that shampooing hair results in the shedding of hair. Many believe that it is best to opt for a hair transplant at the initial stage of hair loss to derive maximum advantage. If you have been hearing these and many other benefits like them, it is time for you to enter the world of reality.

Feel free to skip ahead if one topic catches your eye:

  1. Hair transplant is a painful procedure
  2. Hair transplants don’t appear natural
  3. Hair Transplant is only for young people
  4. Large grafts will produce more density
  5. Hair Transplant Is Costly
  6. The results aren’t long-lasting
  7. Hair Transplant will give you immediate results


Myth#1. Hair transplant is a painful procedure

Truth: Hair transplantation is a painless procedure and any fear about it being painful is simply misplaced. A mild local anesthesia is applied to the patients scalp so that no pain or discomfort is experienced during or after the hair restoration surgery. During the Follicular unit transplantation or FUT procedure, the patient may experience slight pain as the procedure requires the surgical removal of a strip of the scalp but the pain is brief and temporary. It is worthwhile to note that the majority of patients opting for hair restoration surgery report almost no pain and describe the entire procedure as a pleasant experience.

Myth#2. Hair transplants don’t appear natural

Truth: Today, professional hair transplant surgeons have complete access to state-of-the-art equipment and world-class technologies that allow them to add natural thickness to a patients hair and fill in the receding hairline. Surgeons harvest hair using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) procedures to create a hairline that feels and looks natural. In fact, a hair transplant procedure when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon can help patients to reclaim the thickness and volume that they had in the past.

Myth#3. Hair Transplant is only for young people

Truth: Anyone between the age of 20-70 years, irrespective of their gender can opt for a hair transplant. The statement that hair transplant is best suited to only younger people is a complete myth. In fact, young patients usually dont experience complete symptoms of baldness, and those who demonstrate the symptoms require more sessions to maintain the results.

Myth#4. Large grafts will produce more density

Truth: One of the basic things that you must know about hair restoration surgeries is that hair density is not dependent on the graft size but on the number of transplanted grafts. In fact, larger grafts may result in unnatural looking hair. Therefore, every hair specialist would always advise you to prefer a large count of transplanted grafts and not larger grafts.

Myth#5. Hair Transplant Is Costly

Truth: HHair restoration surgery is possibly one of the most cost-effective if not the cheapest solution for treating hair baldness. The fact that a hair transplant is typically a one-off procedure with almost permanent results means you are saved from spending a fortune on semi-permanent and costly procedures.
At Dr. Ritesh Clinic, you can always expect to have the best hair transplant procedures performed by reputed and highly successful industry specialists. Furthermore, the entire treatment is completely affordable and the results last a lifetime.

Myth#6. The results aren’t long-lasting

Truth: Technically, transplanted hair should last forever as they are retrieved safely from a safe donor area. This means that the transplanted hair is resistant to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is a common factor for hair loss in the first place. It is true that patients opting for hair restoration surgery generally experience loss of transplanted hair after a few weeks but this is because of the natural hair cycle and nothing else.

Myth#7. Hair Transplant will give you immediate results

Truth: The majority of patients opting for a hair transplant or hair restoration surgery start experiencing results only after 6-9 months after the surgery. In rare cases, it takes 12 months. It is important to remember that the transplanted hair tends to fall out after 2-8 weeks of the hair transplant. This is normal. The transplanted hair may appear thinner than you by the third month than you had before the transplant. Again, this is normal.


Like with everything, hair transplant procedures have many myths surrounding them. In reality, a hair restoration procedure is one of the safest and the most affordable cosmetic procedures that you can choose. However, it is important for you to perform comprehensive research and choose a reputed hair transplant specialist to have complete peace of mind.

In a nutshell, you should always spend some quality time reading reviews, feedback, and testimonials related to different hair transplant clinics and hospitals. It is also recommended that you perform comprehensive research on the experience, success rate, and credentials of the surgeon and also about his or her team as the success of a hair transplant procedure is always the result of a team effort.

Hair transplantation surgery is a complicated procedure and therefore you should always choose a reputed and successful hair transplant clinic like the Dr. Ritesh Clinic.