Hair Transplant Surgery Pros and Cons

Hair Transplant Surgery Pros and Cons

If you notice that your hair is falling out, you are not alone. Many men and women face the problem of hair loss, which is often associated with age-related and hormonal changes. In fact, more than half of men will begin to suffer from male hormone-induced hair loss before they turn 50. Some will start losing hair as early as 20 years old. Women usually lose hair during pregnancy or at the onset of menopause at around age 50.

You may have heard about various treatments for hair loss or even tried some of them. There are a variety of lotions to be applied to the scalp; laser machines that help stimulate hair growth; as well as pills that block the action of hormones that cause hair loss.

But each of these methods has its drawbacks. Some have unwanted side effects such as impotence or reduced semen volume, many cannot be used during pregnancy and lactation, while others can only be used by people of a certain age. Many remedies also need to be used for several months in a row to notice any positive result. In addition, some of these methods have not been proven effective. These include LED devices, which are either used as a comb or worn on the head.

But the biggest drawback of all these methods is that once you stop using them, your hair will begin to fall out again, and all the positive effects that they have been able to achieve will disappear within a few months.


Hair transplant surgery, on the other hand, is a very effective treatment that achieves a long lasting, noticeable and natural result. Other benefits of hair transplant include:

Often helps where other treatments have failed
Suitable for treating large areas of hair loss
Unlike other treatments for hair loss, hair transplants can be performed in the advanced stages of baldness.

  • Allows you to get natural results
  • May target specific areas of the scalp
  • Suitable for both men and women
  • Once hair begins to grow, it does not stop growing in the future.
  • Hair transplant is an effective method for solving hair loss problem

If you’ve read about hair loss treatments such as the daily medication Propecia, also known as finasteride, you know that it has certain limitations when it comes to hair loss treatments. The same can be said about the “Regaine” cosmetic product for application to the scalp, also known by the name of its active ingredient – minoxidil.

These treatments will not work if started too late. This means that if you have extreme baldness, taking or using these remedies will no longer help.

Hair transplant will help. You are unlikely to be able to find a surgeon who will agree to perform a hair transplant if you have no hair at all, but a transplant performed on an area of the scalp with progressive baldness will yield much better results than pills and lotions can guarantee.

Hair transplant can be done from the age of 18 up to the age of 80. And many drugs and lotions do not help older people or women.

Hair transplant can boost self-esteem

Probably the biggest positive effect of hair transplant is to increase self-esteem and improve well-being. Our hair, how we style it, dye it and wear it, often determines who we are. Hair loss can seriously affect our self-confidence and even change us.

Thick and healthy hair can have incredible positive effects on self-esteem, personal and business relationships, and social life. And since the new hair transplanted is your own hair, it will look and feel just like your other hair, blending into the overall look as if there was no surgery.

Ultimately, your result will depend on many factors, but each of our surgeons is a professional in their field, who will certainly discuss your expectations with you. Typically, you will get thicker and healthier hair after your hair transplant surgery.

The transplant allows you to get a hairline that looks natural

Hair transplant procedures have come a long way over the past 20 years and now offer real and natural results. You can specify exactly where your desired hairline should start and which areas you want to treat. Professional surgeons will also make sure that the scars at the back of the head are covered with longer hair.

Hair transplant techniques are not only suitable for men. Many women have also resorted to hair transplants to restore their lost hair. These same techniques can be used for patients who wish to have facial hair transplants such as eyebrows, sideburns or beards in men.


Like any other procedure, hair transplant also has its weak points. These include:

Duration of the procedure

  • The cost
  • Recovery time
  • Possible scar formation
  • New hair takes a long time to grow
  • Hair around the transplant area may be prone to hair loss

Hair transplant is time consuming and expensive

Hair transplant is a lengthy procedure during which patients usually need to sit still for 6-8 hours. The result is definitely worth it, but given the length of the procedure and the hard work of our surgeons, hair transplant can indeed cost a lot more than other hair loss treatments.

However, many people feel that the fact that hair transplant is performed in one procedure outweighs the high cost. Once the hair begins to grow in the transplant area, it will not stop growing in the future. Our professional hair transplant surgeons have tremendous skill and can achieve natural, positive results. It is better to go to a well-trained specialist than to a cheaper clinic, whose professionalism and procedures raise questions.

Hair transplant recovery

The recovery time and the number of scars will depend on the hair transplant method you choose: the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method or the follicular unit transplant (FUT) method . (Check out the FUE versus FUT Comparison page to see how they differ.) The FUE method involves the use of a small punch instrument to remove individual hair follicles, rather than removing entire strips of skin from the back of the head, as is done with the FUT method. As a result, you get fewer scars and shorter recovery times.

Waiting for new hair to grow

Although hair transplant is usually done in one procedure, unlike lotions and pills, which must be taken for the rest of your life, hair does not start growing right away. You will immediately notice the outline of your new hairline, but you will have to wait a few months before you start noticing real hair growth. Your new hair will grow from your own follicles transferred elsewhere, so they will grow at the same rate as usual.

Hair loss around the transplant area

Lastly, it happens that the scalp areas with non transplanted hair around the transplant area start to lose hair. It is not because of the transplant but  is the result of an increase in the natural area of hair loss. In these cases, other hair loss treatments such as pills and lotions are recommended to help prevent hair loss.

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