People circulate daily through social networking sites with many rumors and news that have not been confirmed. The great evolution of human communication techniques has made the spread of false and unreliable news very easy. This applies to most things that are gaining popularity where Hair transplantation was no exception. The great fame of recent hair transplantation has made it a heavy prey for rumors and false news. One of the most common rumors among people is that hair transplantation causes cancer.
First, we must explain the structure of the skin:
Skin is the organ that protects the body and covers it completely to keep it from harmful external factors and has many other functions cannot be mentioned all now, such as maintaining the body heat and store fat, water, salts, etc. The skin consists of several layers of different thickness and function, but there are two basic layers are epidermis and dermis and each consists of several types of cell. It is possible that any organ of the body is susceptible to tumors. But as we mentioned earlier, skin is one of the largest organs of the body and most susceptible to various external factors, so it is exposed to a great number of diseases.
Second, what is skin cancer and how it occurs?
It is a defect and abnormal growth in the surface skin cells, in the beginning of its appearance in the form of patches and then spread and grow and develop through the exposure of the affected area for long periods of direct sunlight. It has many different types depending on the type of cells it infects.
Skin cancer is one of the most common tumors that occur in organ transplant. So, a person who undergoes organ transplants increases the risk of skin cancer 65 times more than the average person. Skin cancer can often be controlled and treated, especially if detected early. This huge and frightening association between skin cancer and organ transplantation has made some people use it intentionally or unintentionally to promote that hair transplantation is a type of organ transplantation so the person undergoing hair transplantation is at risk of developing skin cancer.
of course not! There is no doctor or scientist who can say that hair transplantation is a process of organs transferring because hair is scientifically made of a tough protein called keratin that grows on the body and helps protect it and get rid of some harmful substances. So, hair is not considered an organ of the body at all and hair transplantation is definitely a different process of organ transplants.
In addition, the transfer of organs depends on the transfer of external parts of a foreign body to the body of the recipient, and the process of hair transplantation does not depend on the transfer of any parts outside the body of the same person. All in all, hair is transferred from one area to another similar area of the person’s body. Therefore, the body will often accept implanted hair without any problems or resistance.
Since the beginning of the hair transplantation in its present case, there has been no clear or close relationship between hair transplantation and cancer. So, hair transplantation is a safe cosmetic procedure that does not cause any malignant diseases.