One of the biggest concerns men and women have when considering a hair transplant is the transplant’s success rate. The success rate is the most commonly asked question, and for good reason; after all, nobody wants to waste time and money on a procedure with a high chance of failure.
The good news is that for most men, an effective hair transplant facilitated by a trained and experienced surgeon has (on average) a 95-100% success rate, nearly guaranteed to bring back a fuller head of natural hair.
What Is A Hair Transplant?
Simply put, a hair transplant is a facial surgery that involves a doctor taking a strip of hair from somewhere your body produces it and putting it in an area where your body does not. Hair is often taken from the back of the head, but can also be taken from other areas.
Types Of Hair Transplants
Hair transplants fall into one of two categories:
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
Also known as Follicular Unit Strip Therapy (FUSS), follicular unit transplant therapy involves your surgeon removing strips of skin from the chosen donor area. They separate the skin into small units (sometimes upwards of 2000 pieces) containing one or more hair follicles each.
The surgeon makes tiny holes in your scalp before inserting the units by hand into the desired area and covers the area with a bandage or gauze.
The success rate for FUT (Hair Strip) is on average between 95-98%. During the initial consultation, your surgeon should discuss the number of hair units needed to complete the transplant.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
This type of procedure is similar to follicular unit transplants except the process involves taking only single hairs at a time and implanting it into the patient’s scalp. The process is more time consuming and intricate, but also more precise. Surgeons may do this by hand or use modern automated tools.
When applied properly, follicular unit extraction has a nearly 100% success rate, however FUE transplants usually move fewer hairs than FUT. The success rates are dependent on having trained and qualified medical professionals performing your hair transplant.
Success Factors For Hair Transplants
As with any surgical procedure, several factors go into the success of failure of a hair transplant procedure.
Your biology plays a large role in determining if you are a candidate for hair transplants, and not everyone is. If your hair loss is due to injury or illness, you may not be a good candidate. If your hair loss is genetic, the hair around your back of your scalp is likely resistant to hair loss which makes you a good candidate.
A good hair transplant doctor will factor in things like the degree of hair loss, how much you’ll likely lose in the future, and the quality of your hair.
The design of your hair is another important element. Having a crooked, low, or thin hairline will not yield satisfactory results. If you have a high hairline, hair transplants are often combined with hairline lowering or scalp pigmentation treatments.
Your medical team is crucial for your hair transplants’ success rate. Your doctor should be involved in every step of the process, from design to extraction and the placement of grafts. Choosing a team with experience and the latest technology gives you the best chance of success.
Other factors that affect the success rate of your hair transplant:
- Size of the bald spot
- Underlying health conditions
- Hair thickness and texture
- Hair care habits
- Post-surgery care routine
The medical team at Visage Cosmetics is qualified and experienced with providing successful hair transplants for men and women. We take you through a complete design workshop during your initial consultation and keep you informed before, during, and after the surgery.
Our team’s primary goal is to guarantee successful positive results and complete customer satisfaction.
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