Fake Hair Transplant Before and After Photos Using AI

Hair Transplant Front Before After AI Photo
Hair transplant in the front (two separate photos). Generated by AI using Bing Image Creator and DALL-E.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage in 2023. This is entirely due to the release of the ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) chatbot from OpenAI in November 2022. Most people seem to already be impressed with this technology in its first iteration.

At the time of release, ChatGPT was based on OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 language model and only included information and data through 2021. This was since supplemented with the latest GPT-4 language model that was released on March 14, 2023.

Moreover, after Microsoft Bing added ChatGPT into its new search engine (only available on the Edge browser), the chatbot’s data includes the latest information from 2023. When used inside Bing, the chatbot also cites sources and references that it finds from the Bing search engine.

As the AI chatbot plus search engine battle accelerates, Alphabet (via Google) launched its own new Bard chatbot and Baidu (China) launched Ernie. Google is being more cautious with Bard in comparison to Microsoft with ChatGPT. It would be ironic if the global dangers of AI (and personal data collection) are ultimately in the hands of the Bing, Google and Baidu search engines.

Everything is moving at breakneck speed, although I am not one to trust AI content without detailed verification on my part. On a related note, check out my 2021 post on Alphabet-owned DeepMind’s Alphafold protein database; and my 2022 post on artificial intelligence and drug discovery.

Bing Image Creator Just Launched

I was initially planning to write a post on ChatGPT and how it responds to questions related to hair loss. However, then something even more interesting happened:

On March 21, 2023 Bing launched the groundbreaking Bing Image Creator. It is powered by DALL-E, also from OpenAI.

The old adage is now updated:

“A (fake AI-created) picture is worth a thousand words.”

As Deepfake voice and video artificial intelligence technology continues improving, perhaps someone will create a new adage:

“A (fake AI-created) video is worth a thousand pictures.”

Fake AI Generated Hair Transplant Before and After Photos

Over the years, I have seen numerous examples of hair transplant clinics using before and after patient photos from other clinics as their own. It is an epidemic according to some surgeons. Even when it comes to my own site, I regularly find other spammy sites plagiarizing and scraping my photos, logos, images and content.

But now we have Bing Image Creator that is free to use. No need to plagiarize photos from other people anymore. Moreover, other AI image creation software products (not free) such as Midjourney and Stable Diffusion already became popular in 2022.

The quality of these images is still subpar on some occasions. e.g., the below are two of the four images I got generated for “hair transplant before and after“. It seems like the AI prefers hair transplant results on the rear of the head for some reason! And it often puts the after result first, followed by the before.

Hair Transplant Before After AI Image
Hair transplant before after AI image using Bing Image Creator.

However, I have no doubt whatsoever that it is only a short time before these fake AI generated images become undetectable from the real thing. All of these technologies are constantly learning and self-improving from user feedback.

Moreover, if you vary the query in Bing Image Creator, the photos can become at least somewhat believable. At the very top of this post is one with the query “hair transplant in the front.”

Below are two results for the query “FUE hair transplant.”

FUE Hair Transplant AI Image
FUE hair transplant artificial intelligence Images.

To me, both of the above images seem like they are of real human scalps. Quite amazing if you are someone who is older than 30 years old in my opinion. Google was only founded in 1998, and the internet only started to became popular in the mid-1990s. Smartphones and faster speed internet access are yet more recent.

Inevitably, we will see numerous hair transplant surgeons and hair loss product developers use such “fake” photos. It will become impossible to discern truth from fiction. I would not be surprised if even some clinical trial before and after photos turn out to be doctored ones in the future.

Buyer beware (Caveat Emptor) is truer then ever before.

18 thoughts on “Fake Hair Transplant Before and After Photos Using AI”

  1. The world has an AI, having the potential to eliminate high skill jobs but no cure for hair loss. Something went terribly wrong from a baldies’ perspective…

    1. Yes, and if you think that Elon Musk had to undergo several transplants to get his hair back …. I have been battling baldness for 30 years and frankly I still don’t see a way out on the horizon.

  2. Can someone please create an complete industrie pipeline (timeline) with ChatGPT / AI which Hair growth drugs and devices will launch first and when? Analysing all the pipelines and trials and interviews for all the many companies should be perfect AI task.

    1. It’s not possible because chatGPT data stop at the end of 2021. It doesn’t know what happened until now. Plus when I asked it about timelines for different technologies, it doesn’t give a date or timeframe at all.

      1. Reread the post please. 2021 part not true in the Bing edition plus GPT-4. But no-one should trust results anyway.

          1. Bing is using ChatGPT + GPT-4 + its own search engine results in its chatbot responses. Several of the queries I typed in resulted in Bing using sources from 2022 (it gives you the source links in the results).

            So theoretically, John Doe’s suggestion can work in Bing chatbot through current year if the AI were smart enough.

          2. ChatGPT (even by itself and not in Bing) is now using plugins that use real-time live data. The 2021 old data issue will change soon.

    1. Admin. I am not real. AI collected all my data some time back. All that’s left is a smart-arse chat bot. Btw: deepfake Trumpy looks good in orange. Matches his complexion.

  3. Bro admin may ask you if there’s any new updates in the horizon for junji Fukuda/trichoseeds for his planned human trials this year ?

  4. Couldn’t find the appropriate post, but Niostem has some news: the device will cost 900 USD and is available in October. That’s absolutely reasonable pricing.


    Also Olix is planning to release a cosmeceutical – it‘s not clear if this is their trial candidate they are pursuing now for quite some years. That would be huge because then a market release is pretty close. The lab results were definitely more promising than CosmeRNA ever was.

  5. Hi Admin

    I came across some information that I thought I’d share. While watching the Australia local news on a prime channel today, I learned about a new drug developed by Rodney Sinclair for men’s hair loss. The website link to purchase the drug is https://www.thehairypill.com.au/mens-hair-loss/.”
    But interesting it didn’t said the main ingredient in the drug and it’s selling for AUD$75, i reckon that’s jut cash grab with compounding fin + min.

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