If you or someone you know is on the fence about having hair transplant surgery or you’ve already had the surgery and just want additional information, you’ve come to the right place. There are so many great benefits of having hair transplant surgery if you are one of many adults suffering from baldness.
It boosts self-esteem
For many people, losing hair takes a toll on your self-esteem. The image you give off is a representation of you and if you have patches of missing hair, it does become the main focal point of your appearance. Going bald could also cause anxiety and other depression related issues. For some, buying and wearing a wig or a toupee on a daily basis works well enough for them. For others, the maintenance of a wig or toupee is too much.
With a wig or toupee, you have to make sure you have the proper headwear to keep it on properly. A windy day could ruin your day. Wigs and toupees tend to get matted and ratty looking after so long and require much more maintenance then a natural head of hair.
Buying these hair products also gets pretty pricey after a while and most people could have paid for hair transplant surgery after 5-10 years of purchasing wigs, toupees and products to keep them looking nice.
Transplants are permanent
You may ask yourself, “Is a hair transplant permanent?”
The good thing about hair transplant surgery is the fact that the hair that grows after the surgery is your natural hair. You don’t have to worry about it being affected by wind or other elements. There is no additional maintenance other than the care your surgeon asks you to provide. Once it starts growing, the only maintenance is routine washing and cutting, if you choose to.
It usually takes about three to six months to see results, but don’t get discouraged. Depending on the surgery you choose and the amount of the damage caused by your baldness, it could take up to a year for your hair to grow naturally and permanently but it will happen.
No one will notice
To clarify, everyone will notice your full, natural, luxurious head of hair! What they won’t notice are scars from your surgery once everything is healed. Depending on what surgery you choose, there may not be scars at all. Both procedures have great results. With Follicular Unit Excision, hairs are moved from one portion of the head, usually a section that is growing abundantly, and transplanted onto a bald portion of your head.
Since this process is literally one hair at a time, it does take a while but there is no scarring and usually the patient can go back to normal activities in the next day or so. With the Follicular Unit Transplant surgery, a lower portion of your scalp is removed and transplanted to a different portion of your head.
This does cause a scar, but once your hair begins growing on its own the scar will be covered up. Your surgeon will help you decide which surgery is best for you.
What are you waiting for?
Now that you know the benefits of having hair transplant surgery, what’s stopping you? If it’s the cost, there are financial discussions you can have with your doctor. However expensive or excruciating it may seem, it really is a worthwhile commitment.
Your self-esteem will be repaired and depression probably lowered immensely. The transplants are permanent so you don’t have to worry about making an appointment every six weeks or so to have something done to your head. Everyone will notice your new found confidence and not your scars. Again, what are you waiting for?