“I am no more the person I used to be. Hair Transplant has given me a new identity.“
Prakash Samnth, Delhi
Mentioned above is one of the thousands of testimonials we have gone through when we look into the results of hair transplant patients.
The era we are in today is purely based on technology. Technology and Research have changed the way hair transplants were done in the early days.
Gone are the days when patchy, prominently visible marks, were a guaranteed side effect of hair transplants. Heavy research and rigorous practices have evolved the hair transplant procedures to a different horizon.
Technology Changed Everything:
With state of the art technology and decades of experience, hair transplant results last for a lifetime and come with almost no side effects.
For this reason, people are getting more aligned to having a hair transplant to fix their shedding problem.
This article will help you understand the results of a hair transplant, what to expect, and the types of procedures.
Is Hair Transplant Permanent?
After your hair follicles are grafted into areas where hair thinning or patch is prominent, it takes about a week or so for your skin to heal. During the initial phase of recovery, It’s normal for some of your hair to fall out for the first three months after the procedure.
Healing can take somewhere between 6 to 12 months. But once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair that will fill out the bald patches on your scalp. in-fact, your hair will continue to grow as you get older.
The movement of the hair follicles is permanent; there’s no way to return them to their previous position. But like the rest of your hair follicles, the transplanted ones have a lifespan. At some point, they may gradually stop producing as much hair as they used to.
Is It Possible That You Could Need Another?
It may be the case that your first hair transplantation procedure won’t be your last.
Some candidates whose doctor will tell that they need multiple “sessions” of transplant surgery to achieve the results they want.
Other candidates are pleased with the results after their first hair transplant has healed and later decide to fill out additional thinning patches on their heads.
Types of Procedures
Two types of “modern” hair transplantation procedures are currently performed.
FUT is an older method being used in the hair transplant process. It’s not been used much in recent times. Under FUT, surgeons peel off the entire strip of hair follicles from the donor area(usually the back of your head) and transplant them to the thinning/bald area.
FEU is the new method to perform a hair transplant. Surgeons make small punctures into your scalp where grafts are to be implanted and transplant the follicles from the donor area to the affected site.
]Both types of hair transplantation procedures are considered permanent.\
Results will take some time to appear after the hair transplant procedure is done.
As your hair transplant sections begin to heal in the next few weeks, you may lose some more hair, a natural process called shedding. It’s normal to expect sudden hair fall.
After your scalp is healed, hair follicles will begin to make their appearance. Eventually, the hair will start growing and gain the same texture, length as the rest of your hair.
What to expect in long-term
Transplanted hair usually holds up for a life-long. However, hair follicles may thin but will likely produce enough hair to cover the scalp.
In rare scenarios, if hair thinning continues, your hairline won’t vanish like in your pre- hair transplant days.
Discuss every possible outcome with your surgeon and decide the best implantation pattern that doesn’t reveal any patch on the scalp, even in the worst scenario.
When to talk to a doctor
As and when you feel a severe rise in your hair loss, do speak with a doctor.
Sometimes, your medications or medical conditions cause your hair to fall. Ruling out such external factors before considering a hair transplant is a responsible choice.
Please ensure that the clinic you visit hires a healthcare provider specializing in hair transplantation (Plastic surgeons, Dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons). The best way to find out is by asking for several sets of before, and after photos of patients, the clinic has served. Also, discuss the method and process specialists will follow to perform your hair transplant.
The Bottom Line
Hair transplant is Permanent:
Hair transplants are a treatment option for hair that is visibly thinning. The results of a hair transplant are considered permanent because you cannot undo them.
Hair transplants are the best solution to your aggressive visible thinning. Hair transplant results are considered permanent and cannot be undone.
Please be aware that your hair transplant looks won’t remain the same as they are after you have healed immediately after a hair transplant.