When we do realize the true value of something? Only when it leaves us forever. Similar realizations dawn upon us when we handle our hair carelessly. As a result of which, sometimes they are gone forever. So, what becomes the last resort then? Evidently, a hair transplantation. This is the only known treatment in the modern day that helps to get back a head full of hair. But how far can this surgery save us from feeling embarrassed of baldness? In other words, is hair transplantation a permanent solution to baldness? Do hair transplants last forever? These are the questions that will be answered in today’s post.
What is a Hair Transplant?
It’s a type of cosmetic surgery in which hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head which is also known referred to as a “safe donor” area. The follicles of this region are resistant to DHT hormone which is responsible for hair loss. The hair follicles that get transferred by the transplantation process are resistant to the DHT hormone and hence these follicles will not be affected by hair loss. So, if hair thinning or baldness is snatching away your peaceful sleep, you can certainly consult a doctor and talk about the need of such a treatment.
Is Hair Transplantation a successful way to grow back?
Most medical studies have confirmed that about 10 to 80% of the transplanted hair follicles will grow back in a span of 3-4 months. So, hair transplantation is usually more successful than over-the-counter hair restoration products. But if someone has dormant hair follicles, then this might not be 100% effective for you. In that case, plasma therapy can help most of the transplanted hair follicles to grow back.
Is Hair Transplantation a Permanent Solution?
Well, this question mostly bears an answer “yes.” If you get the treatment done by a trained, experienced hair restoration specialist, a hair transplant procedure can last a lifetime. Do you want to know why? The reason is because the genetic predisposition for hair loss resides in the follicle and not in the scalp. As this process only takes healthy hair follicles and transplants them to your thinning or balding areas, chances are that this solution is pretty much a permanent solution to your hair loss woes. The hair that get transferred are from “Safe Zone,” which means they are DHT or hormone resistant in nature which also conveys the fact that they are permanent in nature. If you inherit the features of hereditary baldness, your scalp is likely to get bald no matter where the region of hair loss on the scalp is.
However, it cannot be said with absolute certainty that it is a 100% successful procedure to get your tresses back for a lifetime. This is because when healthy hair follicles are uprooted and transferred back to hair scarce area one root at a time, in order to get a head full of hair, a person has to grow hair from all the transferred hair follicles. There have been cases of failure in surgeries where transplanted hair falls off leading again to baldness. So, in order to make sure that one gets maximum benefit from this process, utmost care should be taken for the first few years of the surgery. Before you go for such treatments, you might take the advice of more than one doctor to choose the best solution for your hair.
Is Hair Transplantation Suitable for all?
No, hair transplantation is not equally effective on all patients who have suffered hair loss. This is because the density and quality of hair varies from person to person. So, if a person has widespread thinning or baldness or has faced hair loss due to chemotherapy or might have undergone some thick scalp injuries, then it might not that effective to him/her.
Since hair loss is progressive and there’s a physical limit to what can be done in a single procedure, some patients choose to have multiple procedures in order to increase their hair density. But that doesn’t affect the hair that was originally transplanted—it just augments it.
Does the Quality of Transplanted Hair remain same for a lifetime?
This actually depends on the hair loss pattern of the individual. Even though the said process is permanent, the hair grafts are vulnerable to ageing process just like any other thing on the body. Hence with time, the transplanted hair follicles will become finer and will turn grey with time just like it would happen in case of normal hair, but these hair takes more time to turn grey.
So, the final answer to today’s query is it can’t be said with 100% guarantee that a hair transplantation treatment with last for a lifetime. This mostly depends on the hair loss nature and the pattern of the hair of an individual, but it is certain that you will be benefitted by the process and can try it to get rid of baldness. Also, individual care, expertise by the cosmetic surgeon is all deciding factors in determining the success rate of it for a lifetime. So, now if you have made your mind for such a treatment, you are at a better place as you are well-aware of the efficacy of such a procedure.
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