Men and women experiencing hair loss are often disheartened, and experience feelings of low self-esteem, but thankfully, hair restoration is possible. Hair transplant surgery is an effective solution for thinning hair. However, individuals considering hair transplant surgery typically want to know – Is hair restoration permanent.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss may be due to a variety of factors including genetics, stress, and medical conditions.
How does hair restoration work?
There are various methods of hair transplant surgery available, including the advanced Follicular Unit Transfer method (also known as Micrografting). With this technique, healthy hair follicles are taken from the donor area where there is an ample supply, and transplanted to thinning areas. The usual donor area is the back of the head. The transplanted hair is carefully positioned, in order to ensure that they match the natural hair growth pattern of the patient.
Is hair restoration permanent?
Hair restoration is permanent, and that’s why it’s considered such an effective solution for hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles typically start to sprout about 6-8 months after the procedure, and will continue to grow at the new location.
The transplanted hairs are resistant to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for male pattern hair loss. However, the original hairs in the area may fall out in the future.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients only need one hair restoration treatment.
Is there any downtime?
Downtime is minimal after Follicular Unit Transfer as most patients are able to return to work the following day.
Are you interested in hair restoration? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Bala Cynwyd, PA area, Cosmetic Facial Surgery Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drfarole.com, or by calling (610) 615-0585.