Is hair transplant surgery permanent?

Awareness about hair transplantation as an effective way of dealing with the hair loss problem has increased manifolds in recent past. Whenever a sophisticated treatment process becomes accessible to people at large, it gives rise to many queries. Therefore, it is not surprising that more and more people now want to know more about various aspects of the hair transplantation procedure. One such aspect is the durability of the transplanted hair. Almost everyone, who is considering the transplantation, wants to know whether the transplanted hair will be permanent or not.

Yes, hair transplantation is a permanent solution

The answer is affirmative as hair transplantation is surely a permanent way to cure hair loss. This can be understood through a very simple reason. Anyone can observe that most of the bald people have good amount of hair at the back of their heads. These are most durable hairs on human head which are known for being DHT (dihydrotestosterone) resistant or hormone resistant. These are the hair follicles which are used in the transplantation when you chose either of the most widely used transplantation procedure FUE or FUT. Back of the head, from where these hairs are taken, is known as doner area while the bald area, where these are transplanted, is known as recipient area. Since these hairs at the back of head are permanent by nature so once they are transplanted in the recipient area then any hair coming out of such transplanted root is also permanent in nature. Therefore there is hardly any chance of you losing these hairs in future and hence, it could be considered a permanent cure.

It becomes a natural part your body

Since the transplanted hair is extracted from your own body, therefore, it would always look natural and will perfectly suit you. You can do all the grooming and nurturing acts like washing, conditioning, cutting, shaving, dyeing and so on. Even when you cut or shave these will just grow again like your natural hair. However, there is one aspect of hair transplantation, knowledge of which can greatly help you in dealing with the procedure. There will be a temporary loss of the transplanted hair which may occur just after one month of the transplantation. It may continue for the following 2 months. However, there is no need to worry as it is a natural part of the treatment process about which all patients are educated and sensitized by the surgeon in advance. After 3 months of surgery your transplanted hairs will start growing at a normal rate. These new hairs will remain there for rest of your life and you will not need any additional maintenance or medicines for that.

Be focused on the long term solution

Being mindful of the fact about temporary loss of hair just after one month the treatment will help you immensely in dealing with the entire process. It is natural for our body’s immune system to respond to any injury or trauma in order to heal it. So when hair transplantation takes place the body takes it as trauma and the corresponding hair loss is a result of the body’s response. Such a loss of hair is known as shock loss. However this can also be reduced significantly if you get the transplantation done by a highly experienced surgeon. Once your transplanted hairs re-grow at normal rate after 3 months there is hardly any scope of these hairs roots (follicles) getting lost or thin ever in future. However, old hairs present in the recipient (transplanted) area may continue to follow their natural loss pattern. You can very well prevent these losses by going for medication. For this you may get the advice your surgeon who will be most appropriate person to prescribe right medicines.

Getting educated about processes helps

Getting educated about the overall transplantation process and careful selection of right surgeon for transplantation may help you have a permanent solution for hair loss problem. Going blindly for the least costly transplantation may not be the right approach when you are looking for a permanent cure. Nowadays, you have plethora of finance options like credit card EMI conversion and loans through which you can raise your affordability but you should ensure that you get the best treatment.

If you wish to know more about the process in details you may contact your consultant who would be happy to help you clearing all doubts regarding hair transplantation.