Hair Transplant Myths and Facts

There are many facts and myths pertaining to Hair and Hair Transplantation. Myths are known to spread more easily than facts, so here are some facts and myths regarding hair, to make you aware of true and false beliefs.

Facts about Hair

  • The human scalp has an average of 100 to 120 Follicular units per sq.cm hair at all.
  • All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time that depends upon the individual’s characteristics of their physiological and anatomical strata.
  • Hair is mostly made up of keratin, that also found in the outer layer of our skin and nails.
  • Hair composition: 50% carbon, 21% oxygen, 17% nitrogen, 6 % hydrogen and 5% Sulphur.
  • On an average, hair grows 0.3 – 0.5 mm per day, 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, and 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year.
  • The average amount of hair that a normal human being sheds every day is about 50-100 strands. So don’t afraid, you aren’t going bald.
  • A strand of hair is actually stronger than a copper wire with the same diameter.
  • Hair is considered as the fastest growing tissue in our body.
  • Mostly 90% of our hairs are in a growing phase while the other 10% are in the resting phase.
  • It’s been found that Asians possess better elasticity of hair and an Asian person hair grows faster than any other races in the world.
  • Trimming your hair wouldn’t affect hair growth.
  • When the hair is wet, it can stretch up to 30% of its original length.
  • The angle of the follicles, also called the hair stream, creates whorls, cowlicks, and the general tendency for hair to curl out on one side of the head and curl under on the other side.
  • Each hair contains all information of whatever has gone in your bloodstream so far.
  • As soon as you pluck a hair from the follicle, a new one starts to grow in its place.
  • A normal hair has a lifespan of around 5 years.
  • There is no difference between male and female hair in terms of the growth cycle and structure except thickness. A women hair is half as thick as men.
  • By the age of 60 half of all men are bald or balding, and 40 percent of women have experienced some type of hair loss.
  • Hair Transplant is the only one successful and scientific technique to cure baldness forever as a permanent option

Myths about Hair

  • Clipping and Shaving encourage hair growth, hair will grow faster if cut
  • Plucking one grey hair will result in growth of two grey hairs
  • Shampooing hair leads to shedding of hair
  • Baldness is inherited from only the maternal side
  • Brushing hair regularly will make them healthier
  • Hair will lose their strength if colouring is applied
  • To change the brand of shampoos is beneficial for hair
  • It is good to wash your hair alternatively
  • Men are prone to inheriting baldness only from their mother’s side.
  • Wearing a hat can lead to hair loss.
  • Drying your hair with a towel is beneficial for your hair.

 

10 Myths about Hair Transplant

  • It is not long lasting  (Truth: Transplanted hair remains forever the life if transferred from the safe donor area)
  • It is a painful process (Truth: Nowadays it is a 100% painless procedure, subjected to the local anaesthesia, And if it is being done at the right clinic and by the right doctor)
  • Hairs are transplanted (Truth: Graft holding single or multiple strands is transplanted)
  • Hair Transplant may damage nerves of the brain. (Truth: Hair Transplant is performed on the top layer of scalp far above the brain)
  • FUE hair transplant is not a surgical procedure. (Truth: It is a 100% surgical procedure performed with anaesthesia)
  • Unlimited FUE extraction is possible from Scalp (Truth: Over harvesting of hair follicular from a donor site by FUE technique may lead to diffused density and the baldness in the back of the head will be visible)
  • FUE does not leave any scar. (Truth: FUE leaves dotted scars as a result of the punching of grafts at the time of extraction. It leaves many tiny round punctuated scars in the donor area after shaving off the hair in the donor area. Eventually, after the completion of about 8-12 months dotted scars faded out)
  • New hairs will grow on the site of the donor. (Truth: New hair will not grow from the point of extraction)
  • After Hair Transplant, one need to take medicines throughout the life. (Truth: No medication or maintenance is required for the transplanted hair, as these are not prone to the activities of DHT hormones which triggers hair fall)
  • Hair Transplant will immediately cover baldness. (Truth: Hair transplants can take up to a year to fully grow in, so immediate results of hair transplant procedure are not possible)  

It is important to do a proper homework before going to get the hair transplant procedure as it only can be done correctly with utmost possible results if the Surgeon is well-versed and have a keen sense of aesthetic hairline design as well as the enriched knowledge and experiences of aesthetic hair transplant surgery. Dr Suneet Soni of Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre, Jaipur & Delhi, India always gives the true information regarding the procedure and suggest the surgery as according to the patient’s grade of baldness and their adaptability to the procedure. The patient below the age 24 is not recommended for the surgery by Dr Suneet Soni. The eligibility criteria for the procedure depends upon the several factors that understand Dr Suneet Soni and recommends the feasible option as according to the grade of baldness. And, if the hair loss presented with any class of Norwood grade, then no other option will be suited except the hair restoration procedure. The cost of hair transplant in Jaipur and Delhi/NCR is almost same and put as per the number of grafts, which is the fairest manner for putting the cost and much prominent in the Pink City, Jaipur and Delhi clinics of Medispa.

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