Can Hair Transplant Get Rid Of Grey Hair?

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Can Hair Transplant Get Rid Of Grey Hair?

Can Hair Transplant Get Rid Of Grey Hair?

Can Hair Transplant Get Rid Of Grey Hair?
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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Would you really love a permanent solution to grey hair? Is a hair transplant the best option to regain my original dark coloured hair?

Not so fast, the hair being transplanted is from your hair follicles. If you are grey or turning grey, a hair transplant will not make a slight difference to the colour of your hair. However, it will make your hair thicker on the top of your head. 

Can grey hair be transplanted?

Yes, it is a complete misconception that gey hairs are less worthy of transplanting than darker coloured hairs.

If you have grey hairs on the rear of the scalp, the surgeon will remove each hair follicle individually and transplant it at the chosen site on your scalp.

Grey hair will not be rejected at any greater rate than hair with colour; grey hair is healthy; it has just lost its pigment.

Your transplanted grey hair will grow normally and need precisely the same care and attention as your coloured hairs.

Does hair transplant cause white hair?

No. The hair transplanted from your scalp into the donor site is precisely the same hair on your head.

If you are at an age or stage in your life where your hair is greying or slowly turning white, is nothing to do with hair transplant surgery.

It’s a natural phenomenon that most of us experience at some time in our lives. Melanocytes produce the colour of our hair.

A mix of pigments comes from melanocytes and feeds into the hair shaft as we grow. For some reason, and it’s thought the clock has just run out for the melanocytes, we lose the colour in our hair.

This process has nothing to do with hair transplantation. It’s part of the human life cycle.

Further theories are coming forward as we begin to study hair growth more and more,

Will there ever be a cure for grey hair?

Recent studies show that the cause of grey and white hair is not directly linked to melanocytes and reduced pigmentation but an increase in hydrogen peroxide!

So, at some point, there could be a cure for white hair, but it’s not here right now.

You can do things to increase the possibility of your hair remaining dark; it’s all to do with the vitamins and nutrients we consume.

Having a well-balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle is the best thing to keep your hair dark or its original colour.

What is the permanent solution for grey hair?

There is no permanent solution without hair dyes, there are some pretty good colour-enhancing shampoos available, but it’s not a permanent solution.

If you can’t embrace your grey hair, the only solution today is to dye your hair.

Your hair colour is about genetics, and until scientists come up with a way of changing how genetics dictate what happens to our hair, we are stuck with what we have.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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