I'm considering a hair transplant and I have male pattern baldness. Is surgery just a temporary solution? How would I be able to achieve full head of hair if Male Pattern Baldness is progressive? The doctor recommended i get 4000 grafts. If I can get it done in one surgery OK, but I don't want to be going in and out of surgery every few years. Am I just delaying the inevitable?
How Long Does Hair Transplant Last?
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Transplanted Hairs last a Lifetime, but Hair Loss may continue
How Long Does Hair Transplant Take?
How Long Does Hair Transplant Last
Transplanted hairs should follow the behaviour of where they came from. Yes the hairs at the back and sides are generally not affected by the hormonal and genetic balding process but some of it may do, resulting in thinning of this area as well. Additionally recent research we have been involved with has shown that there are genetic changes that occur in the hair as a result of the ageing process independent of male pattern baldness. Whatever happens to the source area will reflect onto the hair transplant.
Having said all this, I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. All along I always say my aim is to restore balance and coordination to the scalp rather than make a particular area thicker
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Permanence of Hair Transplants
Hair Transplants last
Hair Transplants should last forever. The hairs used are permanent. However, large cases may not do as well depending on how long it takes to complete the case.
Hair Transplant for Permanent Solution
The great part about hair transplantation is that it is a permanent solution for hair loss. After your hair transplantation procedure, we recommend a combination of laser hair therapy, propecia, and Rogaine to help solidify the transplanted hair follicles and aid in slowing the loss of hair from follicles that were not transplanted. Talk with your doctor about his recommendations for post transplantation hair care.
Length of time hair transplant lasts
Hair transplant is permanent! You doctor will be able to tell you his or her success rate per graft. I quote our patients higher than 95% take rate.
4000 grafts is a mega session and will likely correct most of the baldness you see now. If your balding continues and you don't take steps to minimize further baldness, new areas may show up in the future. Talk with your doctor and make sure what steps are recommended to prevent future baldness.
Duration of Transplanted Hair
Male Pattern Baldness is a gradually progressive problem. To what degree your hair loss progresses is multifactorial but mainly genetic. At the same time there are two products available that may decrease the rate of hair loss and even grow hair. They are Propecia and Rogaine, and both work by different mechanisms of action. So even if you're considering surgery there is no downside to starting one or both of the approved medications for male pattern hairloss. The transplanted hair comes from the temporal and occipital scalps and tends to last a lifetime, but in the same way that this horseshoe ring of hair may thin out in elderly men the grafts may also thin out to some degree.
Hair are Permanent
Do not worry about the transplanted hair they are permanent. and will last long