There’s an outdated reputation in Hawaii concerning hair transplants and hair restoration surgeries in general.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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.