- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Can Hair Transplant Grow For a Long Time?
Hair transplant process is the transplantation of hair taken from the donor area resistant to DHT hormone to hairless areas. It is an easy procedure and the pain is very minimal.
There are various treatments for hair loss which are used to slow, halt, or reverse the effects of baldness. However, when your hair loss is no longer progressive, you’re suggested to take the hair transplant procedure. Despite the claims, can hair transplant grow for a long time? Well, actually, hair transplant is the only permanent solution to the hair loss. The hair transplant doesn’t stop the balding but certainly promotes hair growth in the former balding area.
Hair Transplant Procedure Type
The hair growth in the transplanted area is permanent. The hair transplant procedures don’t create any new hairs, it works by removing the follicular units from the back or side of your head or simply known as donor area. In this area, the hair follicles perform high resistant to the androgenetic alopecia or the genetic balding. As they’re removed, then the surgeon transplant them to the balding area. The transplanted hair follicles then will grow hair after several months. The same hair follicles are moved to the balding area. It explains why the hair growth is permanent and long-lasting.
Hair Transplant Procedure Time
Two weeks after the procedure, you’ll find the transplanted hair fall out. It’s actually a normal and temporary condition of post-procedure. It’s simply because the hairs are entering the telogen phase due to shock and stress during the procedure. However, after three months you’ll notice new hair growth which will clearly noticeable within a year after the procedure. At this point, the hair won’t fall out or experience any further baldness. The transplanted hair is strongly resistant to the DHT hormone which is the main cause of androgenetic alopecia.
The hair transplant procedure is a surgical procedure which involves local anesthesia and sedation. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure. However, you may experience some pain after the procedure due to stitches and other wounds generated by FUT method. The doctors may prescribe you painkillers to help you survive the recovery time. If you’re looking for less invasive and less painful procedure, then FUE should be best for you. It allows you to have a shorter period of recovery.
The reputable surgeon will transplant the hair grafts in the natural pattern which will generate a more natural look as the hair growth. If you have sufficient hair donor supply the surgeon may add the hair density in the transplanted area. The doctor will examine your hair loss problem and health condition to ensure that you’re eligible to take the procedure. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.