The lifespan of a hair transplant can be affected by various factors such as the patient's hair type, lifestyle, age, and degree of hair loss. In some cases, multiple procedures may be needed to achieve the desired results. After two to three weeks, the transplanted hair will fall out, but new growth should start to appear within a few months. Most people will see 60% of their new hair growth after six to nine months. Minoxidil (Rogaine) may be prescribed by some surgeons to improve hair growth after transplantation, but its effectiveness is not clear.
Healthy hair follicles are transplanted to thin or bald areas, making the results of a hair transplant permanent and long-lasting. The transplanted hairs are resistant to the effects of DHT, so they will stay in place. An experienced surgeon will implant high-density hair following the natural pattern of hair growth. After the procedure is complete, you will notice the new outline of your improved hairline.
The strip is further divided into between 500 and 2000 tiny follicular grafts, each containing an individual strand of hair or a few hairs. Once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow new hairs that will fill in bald areas of the scalp. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) uses small punctures to transplant follicles all over the head to areas where the hair is thinning or balding.
At hair transplant clinics, local anaesthesia is used in both the recipient and donor areas. Many patients will get the results they're looking for after a hair transplant, and the implanted hair will continue to grow throughout their lives. The quantity and type of graft you receive depends on the hair type, quality, colour and size of the area where you will have your transplant. Before undergoing any hair transplant procedure, you should understand that there will be permanent scarring.
When follicles are transplanted to bald areas of the scalp, they attach to the cells surrounding them and are fed by regular blood flow in the same way as before the transplant. As a result, people may need to undergo more than one hair transplant procedure during their lifetime. The hairs transplanted during surgery work like any other on the scalp and will fall out after two to four weeks.