If you’re considering a hair transplant, you likely have two initial questions. What is the success rate for hair transplants, and how long does a hair transplant last?
If you’re worried about your new hair falling out shortly after the transplant, there is good news ahead. While the original causes of your hair loss (and choosing a reputable and experienced hair transplant clinic) contribute to the success and failure of your transplant, results from an effective hair transplant procedure can last a lifetime.
What Happens During A Hair Transplant
At Visage Cosmetics, we use two standard methods for hair transplants and restoration:
Follicular Unit Transplants (FUT), that sees strips of donor skin and hair divided into tiny segments and grafted to the transplant area, and,Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), that extracts individual hairs using a tiny device and transplants them onto the scalp.
Your local cosmetic hair clinic will help you choose the best option after an initial consultation.
Hair Growth – How Long Does A Hair Transplant Take To Grow?
Whether you get FUT or FUE therapy, both involve moving follicles to your scalp where they begin to grow immediately. As soon as the hair procedure is finished, you can see the outline of your new hair.
In the months following, the transplanted areas not only grown naturally, but blend with your existing hair. Each follicle transplanted produces new hairs, which begins to act and look like the hair around it.
In the weeks and months after your hair surgery, you may experience a small loss of hair, otherwise known as “shedding”. Transplanting is stressful for the hair follicles and while every measure is taken to minimize it, hair shedding can still occur.
But no need to worry! Shock loss is both normal and usually temporary. New hair will grow with continued positive results. If your hair continues to shed after the normal period, your doctor may suggest medication or supplements promote hair growth.
Do Hair Transplants Last Forever?
For those considering hair restoration treatment, you should know that if done correctly, your new hair should last a lifetime. How is this possible? Well, if you’re in the majority of people whose hair loss is due to genetics, the loss of hair typically has little to do with the scalp itself; it is the hair on your scalp that is genetically pre-programmed to fall out.
Hairs transplanted from other parts of your body are chosen because they are programmed not to fall out. These follicles are pre-programmed to keep growing, no matter where they reside.
Do I Need Multiple Hair Transplant Sessions?
Many hair transplant patients choose to have another one after 10 or so years.
Reasons patients often opt for a second transplant include:
- Age continues to reduce the amount of hair outside of the original transplant range
- Age further thins hair, reducing the hair’s diameter and appearing thinner.
- Other genetic or environmental factors.
Are Hair Transplants Safe?
Hair transplants have been around for over 50 years and are one of the safest cosmetic facial surgeries available. A simple local anesthetic is all that’s needed, and procedures occur with minimal discomfort. Depending on the method of transplant, slight scarring may occur but is usually covered up by new hair growth.
Your Visage Cosmetic surgeons have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you achieve an amazing new head of hair.
We offer personalized care and service, and provide additional aftercare to ensure progress continues. When you leave our clinic, you’ll have everything you need to care for and maintain your hair grafts in the days, weeks, and months following your surgery.