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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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.
How long do hair transplant last?
It is of great importance remember that there is no standard, nor is there a guaranteed satisfactory result for everyone in all aesthetic surgeries. This is true over the entire lifespan. Hair transplantation is mostly about the art of illusion. The average density of the frontal area in someone with no hair loss is a minimum of 70 follicular units per cm2, however, a high density looking hair transplant is often a result achieved with 50 follicular units per cm2. With 50 cm2, it is certainly possible to achieve the appearance of normal density when a proper surgical plan and graft selection is implemented.
Furthermore, it is of the utmost importance to bare in mind that the idea of a “safe donor” area is deceptive. One can experience a 10-15% loss of the donor hair over a lifetime as well. Likewise, this loss may affect the transplanted hair and should be considered a natural phenomenon. In my professional opinion, a successful hair transplantation lasts for at least 10 years
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Transplanted Hair Should Stick Around
Generally speaking, transplanted hair will remain indefinitely. However, some types of male pattern baldness are progressive. There are several ways to overcome this, including transplanting hair to areas that are not yet bald but may be in the future. Repeat surgeries are generally not advisable, because there's only a finite amount of donor hair available. I hope this helped to clear things up for you.
How long do hair transplants last?
How permanent is a Hair Transplant?
It is note worthy and in my opinion however, if the hair is taken out side of the safe zones or along the edgesof the safe zone, then some of these hairs may have the genetic DNA to succumb to DHT driven male pattern baldness. In other words, some of these hairs could still fall out.
Hair transplantation is a permanent solution
Hair transplants should last forever if the correct donor area is used - FUE caveat
A FUE caveat:
1. I have seen patients who have had large FUE sessions (above 2000 grafts) particularly outside the US where they have clearly had hairs transplanted outside of the safe donor area. Many of these grafts may not survive in the long term.
How Long Does Hair Transplant Last
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