Although hair transplants have been around for a long time, there’s still some misinformation out there about the procedure. For example, many prospective patients want to know if a hair transplant is permanent.
The answer is yes. Hair transplants are permanent. Results usually last a lifetime, though it’s normal to see slightly reduced hair density as you get older.
Hair transplant success rates
Success rates for hair transplant procedures are extremely high. Some Hair Transplant Doctor claim close to 100% and the results are permanent. Hair transplant procedures are now so sophisticated that with the proper care and maintenance, particularly in the days and weeks immediately after the procedure take place. The newly transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow healthy hair permanently.
Factors that can affect hair transplant results
The first days and weeks immediately after the transplant procedure are the most important. It is essential to protect the fragile new hair follicles as they become established. Hair Transplant Doctor will provide instructions for your individual circumstances. Some general things to avoid are exercise, excessive sweating, straining the scalp and getting the transplant area wet.
Long term care
Developing good grooming habits will help you to enjoy long-lasting results from your hair transplant. The same hair care practices for normal hair will also preserve your transplant results, for example, brushing your hair carefully, don’t tug or pull the hair. When shampooing and condition, be as gentle as possible and avoid roughly rubbing the scalp and hair.
Wearing a hat
It’s advisable to avoid wearing a hat in the days after the transplant. You may want to wear a lightly fitting cap on the day of the procedure to get home, but after that, it should be avoided. Your surgeon will advise when it is safe to resume wearing a hat. Even then, it’s recommended that you treat the transplant area carefully, wearing only loose-fitting headwear. You should also take extra care when putting on your cap or hat, and also when taking it off. This will be the case until you see the full effects of the hair transplant.
Hair loss is a frustrating problem for millions of men and women. Factors such as diet, stress, and medications can lead to hair loss but genes can also play an important role in male pattern baldness.
The sooner you address the symptoms of hair loss, the more likely you are to prevent irreversible damage. Contact us now to get free consultation from our Hair Transplant Specialist Doctor.