There’s an outdated reputation in Hawaii concerning hair transplants and hair restoration surgeries in general. Dr. Dennis L. Watkins M.D., a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, is changing that reputation with this work. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding hair loss in general and today we’re going to talk about those.
- The first and most common myth we hear about hair restoration is that it never looks natural. While there will always be a few bad apples that try to ruin the reputation of the entire hair restoration movement, technology and science today has given us the ability to do some amazing, life-changing work that has turned men’s lives around.
- Hair loss and baldness issues come from your mother’s side of the family. This is a total myth! In reality, the future of your hair is determined by both sides of your family and you’ll end up with a mix of both of your parents’ genes most likely. So, if your father’s side has a long history of a similar pattern of hair loss and your mother’s has no hair loss, you are still at risk of having that paternal pattern.
- If you pull out a gray hair, three more will grow back in its place! This one is also a myth. Pulling out hair follicles on a regular basis will cause traction alopecia, scarring the follicle to the point where it can no longer product hair. However, if you’re simply occasionally pulling out a gray hair here and there for a date night or photo, you’re likely not causing any significant problems.