How Permanent are Hair Transplants?
Hair transplant surgery is recognized as an effective solution for restoring hair as a result of hair loss. Clients that are considering hair transplant surgery seem to ask the same question: Will it last, or will I begin to lose the hair I am replacing? Hair transplants are a permanent natural solution for a number of reasons.
An Ample Supply
Most of us have permanent hair in ample supply. This is true even to those who are experiencing severe hair loss. That’s because hair is usually found in the back or sides of the head, where we don’t see it and it doesn’t have much of an impact on our appearance. During a hair transplant procedure, healthy hair follicles are taken from an area like the back of the head and moved to an area where the thinning is occurring or where the scalp is bald. Hair restoration can be accomplished by several methods including the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction) or the FUT method (Follicular Unit Transplantation) in which a strip of tissue is removed, and individual follicular hair follicles are transplanted. The procedure is carefully performed in order to match the patient’s natural hair growth pattern. This is done so the new hair will continue to grow in the targeted area and look totally natural.
A Painless, Permanent Procedure
A hair transplant is a simple procedure that is relatively painless and is performed as an outpatient. It can be performed in less than one day. It’s not the procedure itself that is time-consuming, but rather making sure a natural looking hairline is created by using the correct hair texture and placement, so it matches your growing hair and your facial features.
As they grow, the transplanted hairs are resistant to the DHT hormone that caused your hair loss in the first place. What this means is that your hair won’t thin or fall out. It is for this reason that hair transplant surgery is so popular.
While you will typically experience some additional hair loss after a hair transplant, this shedding is to be expected and temporary. This hair loss is caused by a stress-related condition known as Telogen effluvium, which is triggered when there is severe trauma to the scalp which there is during a hair restoration procedure. Telogen effluvium will develop around three months following a hair transplant surgery and is linked to the hair growth cycle. This causes hair growth to a temporary halt. It’s a short-term effect that is followed by a long period of healthy hair growth.