Hair Retention After FUE Based Transplant, How Long will They Stay?

If hairs are taken from Chest area using FUE method then how long will they stay on the recipient area?

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Hair Retention After FUE Transplant

   Once the transplanted hair has reached growth maturity (generally in about 12-18 months), the transplant is permanent.  The hair will last as long on your head as it would have lasted in the donor site.


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FUE Hair Transplant - Long-Term Graft Survival

Similar to donor hair from the mid-rear scalp (also known as the safe donor zone) chest hair is not DHT sensitive. Thus, once a viable graft is implanted into the recipient area and reaches growth maturity approximately 18 months later, it is permanent. It should remain as long as it would have on your chest.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair Retention after transplantation.

Hair moved during hair transplantation, regardless of the method of harvesting, will last as long as it would in it's original location.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chest hair transplant

Like any other source of donor hair in a hairtransplant, chest donor hair should last as long on the scap as it would in the chest.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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