Many a times patients come to me wanting a hair transplant after having worn a hair system for many years. This subset of patients needs to be explained that the apparent density of a hair transplant shall never match that of the system. Usually these patients cannot take the decision to take off the system because they shy from the public eye- friends and relatives have seen them always with a head full of dense hair; and a sudden fall in the density and bare look lasting 6 months is hard for them to hide from curious eyes. I have many patients who have still to make up their minds when to go in for a hair transplant.
My advice to them is-
1. Take a 6 month holiday- difficult to take such a long holiday for most people.
2. Wear a cap for 6 months- difficult at some workplaces.
3. Wear a cap/ hat for 2 months after which they can continue to wear the hair system- however whenever they remove the system, the density difference would be stark.
It is easy to start wearing a hair system- very difficult to throw it away!!
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