Is it possible to reverse a hair transplant?

POSTED: 20 November 2017

The concept of ‘medical tourism’ is growing, and recent research has suggested that people are willing to travel around the globe for a range of medical treatments, including hair transplants.

Some of the most common overseas locations that people flock to for cheap hair transplants, are India and Turkey. Surgeons in some of these countries promise results for as little as £1500, however, this presents significant risks for travellers.

Many of these cheap treatments are carried out by unqualified or inexperienced surgeons, leaving you at risk of receiving sub-par medical care and unsatisfactory results.

For those in this position, it’s worth considering whether hair transplant reversal is a viable solution. In this article, we delve deeper into this area, to see whether it’s really possible to undo a hair transplant.

 

Can transplanted hair be removed?

If you’re unhappy with the results of your FUE hair transplant, there’s somewhat positive news regarding the reversal of your procedure. Your transplanted hair grafts can be removed and placed in another area, to correct or rectify the mistakes of your previous surgeon.

It’s important to note that removing and repositioning transplanted grafts can result in increased and more obvious scarring. This is an important factor to consider, as your results may not look as natural as those from your initial hair transplant.


Can you laser transplanted hair?

Laser hair removal involves intense, pulsating light beams that destroys the hair follicles and therefore prevents further hair growth. This presents another possible hair transplant reversal method, as you can use laser hair removal to stop hair growth from the transplanted follicles.

However, once your transplanted hair has been lasered, it will not grow back. In addition to this, your hair transplant scars will be more visible.

 

Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical solution to hair loss that involves tattooing the head to create the illusion of a shaved head and fuller hairline.

This technique is not strictly a hair transplant reversal method as it simply involves applying pigment to the scalp. However, should you choose to shave your transplanted hair, scalp micropigmentation can help to cover up your hair transplant scars, so that you can achieve your desired hairline without the need for additional surgical procedures.


Have your hair transplant with a reputable surgeon

Why go through with hair transplant reversal when you can get it right first time? By booking your hair transplant with Crown Clinic, you can rest assured knowing you’ll receive the highest quality clinical care and you can also look forward to excellent results.

Our testimonials speak for themselves. We’ve transformed the lives of many of our clients, by helping them restore their hair and confidence with our procedures.

If you’re considering undergoing a hair transplant, look no further. Book a no-obligation consultation to see how our services could benefit you.

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