Hair Transplants: A Cure For Migraines?


It doesn't matter whether it's London, England, Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, or right here in Freehold, NJ, men all over the world are at risk of hair loss and pattern baldness as they grow older. In fact by the age of 35, regardless of your country or lifestyle, 2/3 of all men are vulnerable to hair loss.

For some residents of Freehold, NJ, this is something they simply accept and adapt to. For others, however, hair loss is something that can have profound effects on confidence, self-esteem, and active social life. For people who are unwilling to accept some of the negative consequences of hair loss, hair transplants are a safe, viable solution. But with hair transplants comes a surprising side-effect; a possible cure for migraines.

The Process

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Modern hair transplants are thorough, scientifically proven, and medically safe. After a medical expert has been consulted with, and an assessment of your head, hair and scalp situation becomes clear, one of two different techniques will be proposed; the Follicular Unit Transplantation, or the  Follicular Unit Excision.

In the FUT technique, an "active" strip of skin from the back of the head is surgically removed, divided into 2000 tiny strips, and then grafted back onto the head. The FUE procedure involves removing individual follicles from other portions of the head and “replanting” them in other locations. Both techniques are same-day operations that take anywhere between 6-8 hours to conduct. Within a few days, usually just three to five, any discomfort from the procedure should fade and men should start feeling normal with regards to their heads.

The Migraine Effect

Over the years, new follow up research on patients, post-transplant, has revealed the surprising discovery that hair transplants may actually cure migraines. People who have filled out medical surveys prior to, and after-surgery that indicated they suffered from migraines have reported in some cases that they no longer experienced migraines after the surgery, and this effect appears to be permanent. But how? For now, the exact mechanics of the cure are unknown, even though patients have been documented as reporting the cessation of migraines. There are, however, theories.

A migraine is a headache with many different triggers. Stress, hormonal changes, even certain medications can all cause a reaction that fires up the pain receptors in the head. However, because the surgery involved a hair transplant procedure cuts into nerves during the process and forces those nerves to heal and repair, it is theorized this "forced repair" from the surgery may either fix damaged nerves or bypass them as new ones grow, eliminating the pain reaction that the migraine headaches formerly caused.

For Confidence & Comfort

Getting a hair transplant specifically for the benefits of a migraine cure is not advised, as this is not the primary goal of a hair transplant procedure. However, if you live in Freehold, NJ, and you're interested in regaining some - or even all - of your lost hair, then we're here for you. Contact us today for a consultation on what works best for you, your head, and your hair.