Hair transplantation is recognized as the most effective option for restoring lost hair. Nevertheless, clients considering a hair transplant always ask the same important question: Will it last, or will I inevitably lose the hair I’m replacing?
The good news is yes – a hair transplant is permanent, and here’s why …
Most people have permanent hair in ample supply – even people who experience severe hair loss. That’s because hair is usually found in the back of the head, where we don’t see it and it doesn’t make an impact on our appearance. During a hair transplant, those healthy hair follicles are taken from one location and moved to the area where your hair is thinning, or where your scalp is bald.
Whether your hair restoration specialist uses the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method – in which each follicular unit is individually relocated – or the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method – in which a strip of tissue is removed and individual follicular units are transplanted – the procedure is carefully performed to match the patient’s hair growth pattern so that new hair will continue to grow in the targeted area.
A hair transplant is a relatively simple and painless outpatient procedure that can be done in less than one day. In fact, it’s not the procedure itself that is time-consuming, but making sure a natural-looking hairline is created using the correct hair textures and placement that matches the shape of your face and features.
And grow they will because the transplanted hairs are resistant to the DHT hormone that causes hair loss in the first place – which means they won’t thin or fall out at a later date. In fact, it is the permanence of a hair transplant that makes it the best choice over temporary hair loss solutions. When performed by an experienced medical professional, a hair transplant will look perfectly natural because it is your own hair.
Although you can experience some additional hair loss after a transplant, this shedding is to be expected and usually temporary. That’s because it is caused by a stress-related condition known as Telogen Effluvium (TE), which is triggered by trauma to the scalp during the hair restoration procedure. TE typically develops around three months following the transplant and is linked to the hair growth cycle, causing some a temporary halt to hair production. It’s a short-term effect, followed by a long-term resumption of healthy hair growth within about three months after the procedure.
Let’s face it. Toupees and hairpieces are passé, spray-on fibers will mask thinning hair until your next shower, and topical formulas may or may not prevent further hair loss until you stop using them – but a hair transplant is permanent.
Whatever is causing your hair loss, MAXiM Hair Restoration has plastic and hair transplant surgeons who every day artfully create an attractive hairline that is unique to each clients. We have convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant.