Q. How long do hair transplants last?
A. Hair transplants are permanent. One’s own hair follicles from a donor site are transferred to a recipient site. The donor site is usually located at the back of the head because the hair follicles are not substantially affected by the most common cause of pattern baldness. The transplanted hair will commonly retain the characteristics such as color and texture of the donor hair. So generally speaking, the transplanted hairs should last for a life time. However, surgical hair restoration does not prevent further loss from non-transplanted areas. If an individual is actively losing hair, he or she may expect that pattern of hair loss to continue. This is when an additional transplant may be needed. There are also some medical treatments available that can help minimize the continuous hair loss in most men and women.
Q. How long does it take to see results? (Hair Growth After Hair Transplant)
A. In most cases by the second and third week following the hair transplant procedure, the transplanted hairs fall off while the hair follicles remain intact. Although the results and rate of hair growth after transplantation varies from patient to patient, some patients can see growth as soon as three to five months. However, this is not going to be a large hair growth. Most patients will not actually begin to see growth around the sixth to seventh month mark. On average, patients see full growth anywhere from 12-18 months after the procedure.
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