This is an important question. Undergoing hair transplant surgery requires a sizeable financial and emotional investment on behalf of the patient. It’s important for patients to ensure that the benefits will be long term, in order for that investment to be deemed worthwhile. How do you know that your hair transplant will still be successful five, ten or twenty years later? Will you still be happy that you made the investment in a hair transplant years later?
Permanent hair loss treatment
The good news is that hair transplant surgery is a permanent hair loss treatment for men with androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. The reason for this is that the hair on the back and sides of the scalp tends to be permanent and remains unaffected by the condition. This is also the case for other causes of hair loss in men. The hair that is transplanted is taken from the areas of the head which are unaffected by the balding process and is therefore known as the donor area or donor site. The amount of donor hair that is available for transplantation is crucial to both the extent and success of the surgery.
Hair regrowth after surgery
The transplanted hair will remain in place for a few weeks after the hair transplant, before falling out. The transplanted hair follicles will then produce new hair three to four months after the transplant surgery; this hair will be very fine and minute at first. Six months after surgery 70% of the hair will have appeared, however they won’t be fully grown. It will take up to 18 months for a full growth to occur. The transplanted hair, once established, will remain on the patient’s head for the rest of their life under normal circumstances.
So, if you are wondering if your hair transplant will stand the test of time, rest assured that thanks to the expert hair restoration surgeons at HRBR hair clinic Dublin you will still be happy with the results of your hair transplant years later.