Want to know the number one concern people have about hair transplants? Whether people will be able to tell they’ve had one.
Many people still feel embarrassed to admit they care about their appearance, and would rather have no one know they’ve had a hair transplant. Not to mention the very real fear of having a botched job! After all, the results of a hair transplant are permanent, so the thought of being stuck with a dodgy-looking head of hair is nothing short of terrifying.
However, modern hair transplants look completely natural and undetectable when performed by a skilled doctor.
You probably have a lot of questions racing through your mind as you consider different hair transplant clinics. Are the advertised results too good to be true? Will the results be worth the price tag? Here are some things to look out for to make sure you get a natural-looking, undetectable hair transplant.
What makes a hair transplant look natural?
There is an art to a natural-looking hair transplant, so it pays off to select your provider carefully. Done well, a hair transplant should look completely natural and unnoticeable.
In the past, hair transplants often looked painfully obvious. Old techniques, such as hair plugs and strip surgery left hair growing straight-up, in clusters and with visible scarring. Some clinics around the world may still cut corners in their procedures, leading to less-than-ideal results.
Here are the key ingredients to making a hair transplant look 100% natural.
Caring for the donor area
Over-harvesting the donor area doesn’t just look bad, it will make it harder to have another procedure if you were to need one. Leaving enough hair evenly across the donor area and using gentle extraction tools ensures all sides of your head look untouched.
Implanting the hair in a natural pattern
Natural hair grows at different angles, depths and directions. A skilled hair transplant surgeon will work with your existing hair and create a pattern that matches the rest of your head.
Using a method that doesn’t involve cutting
One obvious sign of an old-school hair transplant is a long scar along the back of the head. Luckily, these strip surgeries are no longer common. However, some clinics may still use less-than-ideal punching tools and forceps, or even a robot extractor, which are not as gentle on the scalp as modern microsurgery tools. A modern FUE microsurgery uses delicate tools that leave no scars and allow for a quick healing time.
How we make sure each Gro hair transplant looks natural
Most of our clients here at Gro tell us that nobody even realises they’ve had a hair transplant. Most just get compliments on a new haircut, that’s it!
Hair transplants are high-precision work. It’s as much an art as it is a science – a great hair restoration doctor has an eye for visuals and is highly skilled in their craft, creating a result to match your natural hair growth. Our doctors implant the hairs in a natural pattern, at varying depths and angles, to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your hair.
Not all hair transplants are created equal. It’s crucial to understand the difference between the methods and the results each one yields.
It’s no wonder many people worry about getting a hair transplant that looks unnatural – the doll-like hair plugs that were common in the early days of hair transplants are etched in our collective memory. What many people don’t realise is that hair transplants these days are light years ahead of the common conceptions.
Older methods, such as FUT (short for follicular unit transplant), involved cutting a long strip from the back of the scalp and then cutting it into grafts to be transplanted. This method would leave a noticeable scar at the back of the head.
Our FUE microsurgery method involves no cutting, no scarring and minimal recovery time. The procedure is done by a doctor, using refined specialist tools that allow full control over the positioning of each follicle.
Our natural results guarantee
Here at Gro, we guarantee the results of your hair transplant will look natural. This guarantee is given in addition to your rights under the consumer guarantees in the Australian Consumer Law, which cannot be excluded.
In case of the small chance that something doesn’t go to plan, we offer to fix your hair transplant at no extra cost – provided the problem is with the quality of our work. We guarantee the results will be natural in appearance, however, we can’t guarantee the exact same results for everyone, as each person’s situation is unique.
We always aim to establish realistic expectations in the consultation, but individual results will vary based on hair type and texture, the quality of the donor area, extent of hair loss, etc.
Gro Clinics are the only hair restoration clinics in Australia to guarantee natural results. This is a high standard to hold ourselves to, but we want every client to feel at ease when coming in for a procedure. The reason we feel confident enough to offer this guarantee is that we believe in our work.
Questions to ask
To sum it up, it pays off to select your hair transplant provider carefully, so you can feel confident and secure in your decision.
The chances are the clinics you consider kick things off with a consultation. Go in prepared with a list of questions you want to ask. Here are some questions to ask when shopping around:
- What hair transplant method do they use? FUT, FUE, direct implantation…
- Who is performing the procedure? Doctor, technician, robot…
- What guarantees or policies are in place in case a client isn’t satisfied with the results?
- Does the price include aftercare and check-ups?
- What is customer care like and who to contact if any problems arise?
Want to know more about hair transplants with Gro Clinics? We’re proud of our transparency and outstanding client care. Book your free consultation today to find out if you’re eligible for a hair transplant.