Are you losing your hair and are you upset about it? You are not alone. Some people, in the past, have made a rushed decision and they went in for a hair transplant as soon as they found out they were balding. That's the dumbest thing you can do, because you might be setting yourself up for a nightmare you never thought possibly.
Bad Hair Transplants
Bad hair transplants are a balding person's worst nightmare. They exist. It used to happen a lot more often in the past, but it still happens from time to time. In the past, hair transplant clinics were using old fashioned technology and the people performing the surgery weren't as experienced as they are now.
The result of this was that people who went in for the surgery, expecting excellent results and a beautiful head of hair, got wounded and scarred. The donor strips that were excised from their heads were stapled shut instead of sewn shut with fine thread. This obsolete method of closing wounds led to excess scarring, giving these people lots of numbness and itching in the back of their heads for life.
The recipient wounds on top of the scalp were also very coarse. They were made with a scalpel instead of with a laser. Today's laser hair transplants are much more precise at making these recipient sites. But back then the wounds were big, they often got infected and again led to excessive scarring.
The strip of donor hair that was used back in those days was dissected into groups of hairs called grafts. Back then, the grafts were much too large and they produced a bulky and tufted look once they were transplanted to the top of the head. Often, hair transplant patients would shave their heads because they weren't satisfied with the results.
Thanks to improved technology and awareness among hair transplant surgeons, this doesn't happen very often anymore. But bad hair transplant clinics are still out there. So beware!