While we would like to think that a hair transplant would last forever, unfortunately in some cases this is false. Most of the transplant grafts will remain in place and continue to grow as the years go on, especially if the FUE method was used for the initial transplant. With the advanced HARRTS system the rate of survival is 90%. That being said, you can find over the next 10, 20 or 25 years that the number of follicles have shrunk slightly and the hair growth is not as dense as it used to be. That being said, we find that transplanted hair can have a longer longevity because they are taken from DHT resistant areas of the scalp. In other words, DHT is a major factor for pattern baldness in men and women. If your hair transplant procedure was performed at a younger age, you may expect thinning or require a touch up procedure in the future. When thinking of getting a hair restoration procedure, it’s important to keep in mind different factors that can affect the results long-term.
If you’ve been considering a hair transplant or simply seeking to find out if you’re a good candidate for the FUE method, our board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in hair transplants would be happy to answer any questions you may have. While committing to a procedure can change your life, you should always ask plenty of questions to help you understand the process. Knowing what to expect during and after the procedure will not only inform you of the initial process but it will also give you a better understanding of what you can expect in the upcoming years following your hair transplant.
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