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Is Hair Transplant Permanent?

Is A Hair Transplant Permanent?


When you think of "hair transplants", you can imagine the visible and uneven clogs of hair from years past. But hair transplants have come a long way, especially in the last decade.

Hair transplant, sometimes called hair restoration, is an outpatient procedure that uses micrograft technology to donate one's hair follicles to other areas of the scalp that are weakening.

The results of a hair transplant are visibly long-lasting and are considered permanent. The procedure also takes time and involves a healing and recovery process. For these reasons, people who have already experienced significant hair thinning on the scalp are typical candidates for hair transplantation.

This article will help you understand hair transplant results, what to expect and the types of procedures.



Permanency

Once the hair follicles are transplanted to the areas where the hair is thinning, it takes time for the skin to heal. In fact, it is normal for some hair to fall out during the first three months after the procedure.

Healing can take 6 to 12 months. But once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair which will fill in the bald spots on the scalp. This is hair that will continue to grow naturally as we age.

The movement of the hair follicles is permanent; there is no way to bring them back to their former position. But like the rest of the hair follicles, the transplanted ones have a shelf life. At some point, they may gradually stop producing as much hair as before.



Another One?

Your first hair transplant procedure may not be your last.

Some candidates will be told by their doctors that they need several transplant surgery "sessions" to achieve the desired results.

Other candidates are satisfied with the results after healing from their first hair transplant and therefore decide to try filling the additional thinning plates on the head.


Procedures

There are currently two types of "modern" hair transplant procedures.