How To Conceal A Hair Transplant

10/2/2018 6:46:13 PM

Undergoing a hair transplant can be stressful and even cause panic at times for some individuals. Most hair loss sufferers do not want anyone to know about their procedure and want to maintain their privacy. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma associated with hair restoration, but alll is not lost. Procedures today are so ultra-refined that they largely go unnoticed by the genral public. In this article, we will go over how to conceal a hair transplant.

Grow it and don't "show" it

In some cases, hair restoration patients can conceal any signs of surgery by growing their hair long enough to cover the transplanted area. By styling their hair a certain way, most if not all signs of surgery can be completely concealed. Additionally, depending on the severity of the hair loss and the harvesting method Follicular Unit Excision (formerly known as Follicular Unit Extraction FUE) or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS), some patients can request a "no shave" procedure which provides patients the ability to walk in and walk out the same appearance.

"Cover" it up with hair loss concealers

Not every patient is able to grow their hair out or are candidates for the "no shave" procedure. Some patients may require a large number of grafts which obligates them to completely shave their head. These surgical sessions are commonly referred to as hair transplant mega-sessions. The most popular "cover up" concealers are Toppik and DermMatch. With Toppik, hair fibers are magentically charged and attach to miniaturized hairs and the fibers bind to each follicle, providing an "illusion" of fullness and density. Hard-packed powder formulas like DermMatch reduce the contrast between the individuals scalp and hair by matching the color of the patients hair and scalp thus, providing an appearance of a fuller denser head of hair. Additionally, DermMatch works particularly well with really short or even buzzed hair.


In an ideal world, hair transplant patients would not feel the need to keep their procedure a secret, but the world is less than ideal. Until the treatments for androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss) become more socially acceptable, patients will always want to "conceal" their procedure, but hopefully that changes in the future as more and more individuals choose to have surgery and regain their confidence.


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    Melvin is an Associate Publisher and Forum Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network and the Hair Loss Learning Center. He is a 3-time hair transplant patient, having received over 5,000 grafts via FUE. He has thousands of helpful posts on the popular hair restoration network discussion forum. Melvin writes articles, moderates the hair loss forum, and creates YouTube videos for the Hair Transplant Network YouTube channel. View Melvin's impressive hair transplant journey HERE.