Hair transplant surgery has made remarkable advancements, especially in recent years. Hair transplant surgery, also known as hair restoration, is a procedure that utilises micrografting technology to relocate your own hair follicles (usually from the back of your head) to areas of your scalp experiencing hair loss, thinning or baldness.
These amazing medical advancements help people restore thick, luscious and healthy hair. But, there are still many people who are unsure about a hair restoration procedure and have many questions. So our expert, Dr Malay Mehta is answering one of the most common questions people ask: “are hair transplants permanent”?
Are hair transplants permanent?
The short answer is, yes hair transplant is a permanent hair restoration solution for people suffering from hair loss.
It is important to note that you may experience some hair loss in the first 3 months after a hair transplant. This is normal and is part of the healing process. Full recovery and healing of your scalp and hair follicles can take between 6 and 12 months. After that time, the hair follicles that were transplanted will begin to grow hair and cover those areas of hair loss.
There are some factors that can impact the longevity of a hair transplant plus many things you can do to help ensure the success of your surgery.
What factors influence long-term results of your hair transplant?
There are many factors that play a pivotal role in determine the success and outcome for a hair transplant:
Surgeon expertise: The skill and experience of your surgeon will greatly influence not only the lifespan of hair transplant, but how natural the transplanted hair looks. You should choose a surgeon who specialises in hair loss, with a background in dermatology and hair transplants.
A reputable clinic: Choose a clinic with a good reputation that looks sterile, clean and up-to-date.
Donor area: the health and quality of hair follicles extracted from your donor area impact the success of the procedure.
Post-surgery care: You will be given instructions to follow after a hair transplant that will help with healing and significantly contribute to optimal results. This will include things like how to wash your hair, when you can brush, what products to use and other tips to follow.
If you want to know more about choosing a reputable surgeon or what factors can impact the longevity of your hair transplant, contact Malay Mehta Aesthetic Clinic. We are Mumbai’s leading hair specialist and are here to help guide patients on their hair loss journeys.
Ensure longevity with post hair transplant surgery care and maintenance.
The responsibility for a successful and permanent hair transplant doesn’t just fall on your surgeon and their team. There are several things you can do to prolong the lifespan of your new hair:
- Follow post-operative instructions diligently, including when and how to wash your hair.
- Avoid scratching or rubbing your scalp until the scabs have healed.
- Eat a well balanced and nutritious diet.
- Use proper sun protection.
- Use the products recommended by your surgeon for the scalp and hair.
- Make sure you understand what you can and cannot do after the procedure.
Your path to lasting results.
Hair transplant surgery offers a permanent and natural-looking solution for your hair loss. However, the journey to lasting results requires a little research, commitment and mindfulness. Your investment in quality clinics, skilled surgeons, post-operative care, and a healthy lifestyle will reward you with thick and healthy natural-looking results that stand the test of time.
Here you can find all the common questions about hair transplantation for hair loss.
Is a hair transplant safe and permanent?
Yes, a hair transplant is generally considered safe and provides permanent results to address hair loss. To ensure the safest and most effective hair transplantation, you need to choose a reputable clinic, appropriately qualified surgeon and follow the post-operative instructions.
Can a hair transplant last a lifetime?
Hair transplants are designed to offer long-lasting results, but individual experiences may vary. Proper care and maintenance can contribute to the longevity of the hair transplantation.
What happens 10 years after hair transplant?
After 10 years the transplanted hair will (or should) still be present and growing strong. The length results will last depend on factors like surgeon expertise, and if you followed the post-operative instructions.
How to make sure your hair transplant doesn’t fail?
For a successful hair transplant, you need to:
- Choose a skilled and experienced surgeon,
- Diligently follow post-operative care instructions,
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle,
- Establish a hair care routine.
Can a hair transplant last a short time?
While hair transplants are intended to be long-lasting, individual outcomes can vary. If you don’t follow the post-operative instructions, or you choose a surgeon who is not a hair transplant specialist, your transplanted hair may fail.
Will you need a second hair transplant?
Some individuals may choose a second hair transplant to address additional hair loss or to enhance results. Consultation with a surgeon can determine the need for a second procedure.
Will my transplanted hair eventually fall out?
It’s common for transplanted hair to shed within a few weeks of hair transplant surgery.. However, the hair follicles remain intact beneath the scalp and will regrow new hair.
What happens when you have a bad hair transplant?
A bad hair transplant can result in unnatural hairline, scarring, or unsatisfactory results. If you are unhappy with a previous transplant, consult an experienced surgeon for potential solutions.