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Not All Hair Transplants Look Natural – 5 steps to avoid it

Not All Hair Transplants Look Natural - Here Are 5 Steps to Avoid It

⚠️ Do you know what the biggest enemy of a potential hair transplant patient is?

Failed and unnatural-looking hair transplants.

Not only do they damage their patients, but they also damage others by reducing the overall credibility and trust in hair transplant surgeries.

👉 Unfortunately, failed transplants always catch more attention, even though hair transplants have a 68.2% success rate.

But fear not! Information is our weapon in this fight.

That’s why I came here to tell you that with 5 easy steps I will give out today, you can avoid them.

In today’s article, I will explain why some hair transplants do not look natural and give 5 steps for avoiding that:

So, first of all, let’s understand what exactly causes all the trouble:

Why Your Hair Transplant Might Not Look Natural

Hair transplantation is a delicate surgery, and there can be a lot of reasons why yours might not look natural.

Ideally, however, we can merge those reasons under two leading indicators:

➡️ Inexperienced Surgeons and Understaffed Clinics

The most obvious tell of an unnatural-looking hair transplant is the hairline’s angle and shape.

⚠️ Usually, clinics with inexperienced surgeons make the mistake of creating a too-straight or too-low hairline on your forehead and temple.

No one has a box-shaped scalp, so naturally, every patient has a round hairline. A well-done hair transplant has a carefully drawn implantation angle to ensure a natural look.

Clinics fall under this assumption because they also lack an expert dermatologist during the surgery or on their staff.

How Should a Natural Transplant Look?

A natural look can only be achieved with good planning and a carefully drawn hairline.

👉 When we look at examples of failed surgeries and ask “why it doesn’t look natural exactly,” we can see that these two essential parts are missing.

That is why, before a well-done surgery, a reliable doctor decides and prepares what hair angle should be used for which part. Based on the patient’s hair loss, we divide these parts into three groups:

🟢 We implant single grafts to the front.

🟢 Fill and keep the rest of the frontal area dense.

🟢 And for the rest of the scalp, the approach is homogenous based on its condition.

By following the proper angles, we can achieve the outlook you deserve: Natural, not like a Grass Head.

Grass head appearance after a hair transplant

⚠️You need to see Dr. Utkan’s RULE OF 4 not to be GRASS HEAD after a hair transplant:

So, ultimately, a reliable clinic that provides an in-depth consultation to prepare for an even hairline would succeed in creating a healthy, natural look.

Lack of Post-Surgery Care Support Can Also Affect Your Hair

🔹 Another mistake these fake clinics and hair mills have is the lack of post-surgery support from the clinic.

post-surgery transplant failure

Remember that a hair transplant is not comprised of the surgery alone.

So, without proper post-surgery care, there is no guarantee that the transplant will be safe.

In the case of a post-surgery failure, the hair loss is almost always asymmetrical and can cause a distorted look that can be considered an extreme case of an uneven hairline.

When that happens, unfortunately, another hair transplant surgery will be needed to fix the issue.

So, if you stumble across a clinic that only promotes surgery but does not inform you about how you should take care of your transplant, you might be in danger of losing your hair and your money.

➡️ Losing Most of Your Transplanted Hair Grafts After Surgery

You lose some of the planted grafts after every hair transplant surgery

💡 That is because, during your hair transplantation, we don’t plant individual “hairs”; we plant hair follicles capable of shedding and growing new hair

So, the planted hair follicles on the recipient area will likely shed for the first 2 to 4 months after your hair transplant.

However, the unnatural look begins if the hair loss becomes excessive or continues afterward.

🔹 These are failure scenarios with low graft survival rates.

Usually, the reasons for this are the clinics not following the proper steps, such as using bio-enhancements during the surgery or advising supplements in post-surgery.

This, too, goes along with clinics that lack sufficient technology or dermatologist on their site.

⚠️ One last thing I should warn you is that these types of clinics either rush patients into surgery urgently or push less successful, old techniques by blaming it on “trying to craft a budget-friendly” procedure.

Your hair’s future should be taken with care and attention, which brings us to points you should look out for if you want your future to be a success:

5 Steps to Ensure a Natural Look After a Hair Transplant

Natural and clinical steps for avoiding unnatural looking hair transplants

Communication is our key here, between you, your hair, and your doctor.

1️⃣ Find and get rid of all the reasons behind your uneven hairline and hair loss

It is true that one major factor is your family’s genetics. That is why it’s called androgenetic alopecia.

reasons behind hair loss

However, many other factors, such as your diet, hobbies, smoking, drinking, and extensive stress, affect your hair loss.

🍀 That is why the most clinically suggested alternative to hair transplants is detecting and removing any potential hair loss caused before your balding advances. 

2️⃣ Be gentle to your hair within the first weeks

One harmful thing that balding patients do is treat their existing hair carelessly, such as washing it infrequently and not thoroughly, combing it too hard, or scratching it too violently.

❌ Similarly, if you want to keep your transplanted hair well, avoid these afterward.

In the first few weeks, your transplanted hair is the most fragile.

wash your hair carefully and with the right products

Follow the essential key points for post-care in the first weeks, as your doctor will likely suggest:

💠 Let the first washing follow the 24 hours to your clinic. And follow their instructions on how to wash your hair from now on.

💠 Avoid picking up any crusts or scabs that may arise. It is usual for them to appear occasionally. Trying to pick them up, however, is not.

💠 Avoid combing your hair entirely until the first month passes.

Some side effects, such as pain and swelling, are expected, so we prescribe painkillers.

⚠️ However, if you feel they are getting extensive and have NOT passed within the first weeks, consult your doctor immediately. 

But of course, your surgery, too, should be handled well before you can even start touching your hair:

3️⃣ Choose the proper method, such as FUE with stem cells and bio-enhancements

👉 I cannot stress this enough: The technique you choose for your hair transplant surgery affects your transplant’s survival rate significantly.

Ideally, you should choose advanced variations of FUE surgeries such as DHI and Sapphire FUE to boost your recovery rate.

stem cell hair transplant patient

Furthermore, you can also add stem cells to your package to support your body’s healing process with your doctor’s approval.

Lastly, we suggest using bio-enhancements during and after the surgery to maximize graft survival.

Speaking of taking bio-enhancements after the surgery:

4️⃣ Follow your long-term post-transplant care thoroughly

If you have already found the most suited technique for yourself and carefully passed the first weeks, there is only one thing left to do: Keep it up! 

📅 Now is the time for long-term plans.

Your long-term post-surgery care has two points only: Supplements and examinations.

shampoo fitting for the hair's condition

After supervision, your doctor will prescribe a shampoo fitting for your hair’s condition. Using that, along with the proper washing technique, is crucial.

minoxidil hairline
Minoxidil from Different Brands
propecia hairline
Propecia Finasteride

💊 We also suggest taking some nutritious supplements for better results, such as Finasteride and Minoxidil, if your doctor permits.

Lastly, you must follow up on your surgery with regular check-ins and examinations to ensure success.

👍 That way, if a problem occurs, your doctor can act immediately.

So, a clinic that regularly follows and checks in on their patient’s recovery process is needed here as well:

5️⃣ Find the right clinic that offers them all

Ultimately, it should be clear by now that finding the right clinic will affect everything.

✅ If you have already found one, great; just start learning more about them.

Thoroughly researching and learning about the clinic and checking their website and blog, if they have one, will save you a lot.

💉 You should pay attention to some vital points, such as whether they have a dermatologist at the site.

Lastly, do not forget to get a consultation from them beforehand to find out if they have the technique that feels right for you.

So, where is the right clinic that offers and balances health with comfort?

The right clinic is within your reach 🩺

👉 At UnitedCare, we accept only 1 patient a day regardless of the chosen method.

Our budget-friendly process begins with a free one-on-one consultation with our expert dermatosurgeons to determine your suitability. 

💊 Our holistic approach provides advanced technologies and bio-enhancements to ensure you do not need another surgery.

We use intracellular solutions (a.k.a bio-enhancements), helping cells stay alive for days outside the body. These solutions increase graft survival rates significantly. 💉

Most importantly, our care assistant/patient manager is in contact with our patients even before and after the surgery, ensuring that your surgery results become permanent. 🍀

Affordable costs, a holistic approach, and experienced dermatologists on-site are here to provide you with the right solution.

Ready to begin the journey? Click here to start the first step with a free consultation:

Avoid worrying about unnatural hairlines with UnitedCare.

Ensure a permanent natural look with a Dermatosurgeon:

How Long Does It Take for a Hair Transplant to Look Natural?

As I have said earlier, your first weeks will be your hair’s recovery stage from the physical stress of the surgery.

🍀 After that initial healing process, your transplanted follicles will start their actual stage for growing into their new home.

To get the best results, we believe waiting until at least 12 months after your surgery has passed is the ideal option.

👍 At that point, you can look at the mirror together and meet the new person within to see the great, natural results.

Remember, not only will your best self look just as natural, but it will also permanently stay with you as long as you care for it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do hair transplants ever look good?

Yes. After most of the long-term post-surgery process ends, approximately 6 to 12 months, your hair transplant will look good, fit, and just like your natural ones. However, that depends on the care you put into your hair and your chosen clinic.

Does hair transplant grow like normal hair?

Yes. A hair transplant does not directly transplant the hair one by one. Instead, we transplant the parts in your scalp from which your hair grows and falls over your lifetime called hair follicles. As we transfer your hair follicles from one place to another, you will healthily grow your transplanted hair over your life just like your normal hair.

Do hair transplants look fake?

Only the failed ones. A successful hair transplant will result in a lot of its transplanted hair surviving, a carefully selected natural hairline, and a growing cycle like your normal hair. So, if the surgery and post-surgery process go successfully, with the right clinic, your transplanted hair will not look fake.

Dr. Utkan Kiziltac

Utkan Kızıltaç, MD, WFUE, ISHRS Assc

Chief Physician and Dermatologist Hair Transplant Surgeon of UnitedCare, a dermatology clinic helping patients become the best version of themselves.

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