4 Myths of Hairline surgery

[Posted on March 26th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Going bald is something that most people dread. If you are starting to lose your hair, then you may have thought about hair restoration techniques. One option you should look at with this is hairline surgery. There are a number of myths with this procedure that you should understand the truth of.

1. It Won’t be Your Hair

A common misconception with this procedure is that you will have synthetic or animal hair put into your head. While this is commonly used for weaves and wigs, it is not something you have to worry about with surgical hair procedures. This is because the most popular options is to take hair from hair that is not subject to the balding and transplant it to the parts of the scalp that are. With male pattern baldness, the only areas of the head that men lose is from the top and crown.

2. The Hairline Will be High

Another common thing people worry about when they go through hairline surgery is that they will have such a high hairline that it will still make them look like they are balding. While this was often thought to be the case before, doctors are coming to realize that it does not have to be this way. There are a number of studies that have shown that this does not have to be the case. Your hair restoration surgeon will be able to go over the best hairline for your face.

3. It is Best to Have the Procedure Done Early

We tend to be impulsive in life. There are some people out there who want to run right to a surgical option the moment they notice their hair is thinning. A common thought here is that if you take care of it early, it will give better results and no one will notice. Unfortunately this is not the case. Having hair restoration surgery when you are too young may cause make the procedure ineffective and may actually make you go bald faster. When you find a doctor to handle your hair restoration in Houston they will be able to help you know when the right time is.

4. Instant Hair Gratification

We live in a world that loves instant gratification and many people want this with hairline surgery. The problem is that it may take up to a year in order to see the full results of the procedure. This is because the new hair grafts will have to take to the scalp in their new location and grow. While this will require some patience on your behalf, it is something worth doing. Talk with your doctor about the results you can expect so that you will have a better understanding of this.