Is A Hair Transplant A Permanent & Long Term Solution For Hair Loss?
When individuals visit a hair loss specialist, they often wonder, ‘Will hair transplants really last?’ It’s a common question, and understandable. You want to know if the treatment works for good. Here’s the deal: surgical hair restoration is the only method that provides a lifetime solution for hair loss. Sure, there are other treatments out there, some work, some don’t. But most of these require ongoing efforts, and any progress made might vanish once you stop the treatment. Luckily, that’s not the story with a regular hair transplant procedure.
Here is some good news, yes a hair transplant is permanent. Let’s dive into why:
Why Are Hair Transplants Permanent?
In surgical hair restoration, hair from the back and sides of the scalp is moved to bald or thinning areas on the top or front of the head. After the transplant, the new hair grows just like regular hair because it is normal hair.
Follicular transplantation is known for creating the most natural results. These follicular units are tiny groups of hairs naturally found in the scalp. It requires expertise to carefully extract these small hair bundles from the donor area and position them to achieve the best cosmetic results.
Where Does The Donor Hair Come From?
To achieve natural-looking results, the hair transplanted onto the scalp has to come from the person’s own head. Typically, these hairs are taken from areas with existing hair, usually from the back or sides of the head. These hair follicles are less sensitive to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that leads to hair loss in people with hormone related (sometimes called male pattern) hair loss by binding to hair follicle receptors.
Once transplanted, these hairs should stay permanently. However, it’s common for people to experience some temporary hair loss a few weeks after the transplant. This is completely normal and indicates that the hair roots have settled and started their regular growth cycle.
Most people who have a hair transplant will begin to notice new hair growth within 4-6 months after the surgery.
Hair Transplants with Dr. Slaughter
Dr. Slaughter is our Dual Board Certified Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon here at The Williams Center. Dr. Slaughter is a diplomate in both the AFPRS and ABOTO-HNS and an associate member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has attained the highest level of credentialing afforded to his specialty.
Dr. Slaughter is an extremely experienced hair transplant surgeon with many years of experience and hundreds of satisfied transplant patients. He is well respected by his peers and prides himself on detailed and compassionate patient care and meticulous surgical technique.
To learn more about his work and if you are a candidate for hair transplant surgery schedule your consult today.