Avoiding Pitfalls in Planning a Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant

Having a hair transplant is like having a big get-rich-quick scheme. The only problem is, it may not be as easy as it seems, and there are a number of pitfalls that are hard to avoid.

I have worked with men who have had hair transplants for over a decade, and yet I still see clients who seem to get into trouble after they decide to have a hair transplant. Many of them are men who have had the procedure done multiple times, Cheap Hair Transplants but then tend to go back to their normal daily lifestyle. They forget the initial assumption that the hair transplant was going to be easy.

Take the case of a patient I had a few years ago. He was in his mid-50s, and had gray hair, but he was afraid to show his age. He was, however, very concerned about losing his hair as he saw it getting even thinner. He had been feeling about his age, and didn’t want to go through the hassle of daily hair dyeing, or the possible aging of the hair itself.

Hair Transplantation

Even though there are no guarantees when it comes to a hair transplant, we were able to obtain a reasonable amount of hair by grafting, and the results were good.

The donor area was roughly 12 inches square. He came in for his first appointment about six weeks after the hair transplant. I was taken aback by how thin his hair was. I knew that it would be hard to match the color of his transplanted hair, Cheap Hair Transplants but I honestly did not expect it to be that thin. It was like hair I would see on patients in their late 40s and early 50s. We proceeded to do some matching.

After about two weeks, I went to see him again and he was excited about the results. His hair was now a healthy brown color. He had seen some more hair growth, and he was hoping that it would grow in that direction.

In the next month, I went to visit him on a regular basis. He was happy with the results, but I was concerned. I know that as time passed, his hair would begin to thin, and I was afraid that it would get to the point of him having hair that was not really healthy. I mentioned this to him, and we discussed the possibility that there would be a point in the future when it might not make sense for him to have another hair transplant.