Your question: Should I go bald or get a hair transplant?

Should I shave my head or get a hair transplant?

Shaving your entire head makes the process a bit easier but it’s not necessary to achieve a successful hair transplant. Many fade the shaved sides into an inch or two of growth on top to still allow them to keep a hair style, while others choose to fully shave their head so it all blends well while growing back in.

Do you need to go bald for hair transplant?

You won’t have to shave your entire head prior to getting a hair transplant. The medical team at Innovations Medical will only shave a portion of the back of your scalp to make it easier for Dr. Bill Johnson to extract the healthy hair follicles. However, you can cover the shaved portions with your existing hair.

Is it worth getting a hair transplant?

Hair transplants don’t work for everyone. They’re mainly used to restore hair if you’re balding or thinning naturally or have lost hair due to an injury. Most transplants are done with your existing hair, so they’re not as effective for treating people with: widespread thinning and baldness.

Can you go bald after a hair transplant?

In fact, it’s normal for some of your hair to fall out for the first three months after the procedure. Healing can take somewhere between 6 to 12 months. But once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair that will fill out the bald patches on your scalp.

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Can you get a hair transplant even if you’re not balding?

If you’ve received hair plugs in the past, it’s still possible to get a modern hair transplant if you have enough available hair follicles to use as grafts for balding areas. In the FUT procedure, a surgeon will generally use a strip that’s 1 to 1.5 centimeters (0.4 to 0.6 inches) wide.

How bald should you be before a hair transplant?

By age 35, any hair loss you may experience has typically stabilized. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a hair transplant earlier. But it’s a good idea to wait until any rapid hair loss eases off so that your hair doctor or hair restoration technician can get a good idea of your pattern of hair loss.

What are the disadvantages of hair transplant?

What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?

  • bleeding.
  • infection.
  • swelling of the scalp.
  • bruising around the eyes.
  • a crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or implanted.
  • numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp.
  • itching.