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How Long Does Your Transplanted Hair Last?

How Long Does Your Transplanted Hair Last?
Apr 29,2022

Undergoing a hair transplant is a huge step to restoring balding or thinning hair and improving your appearance. Before taking this step, it's normal to want to know whether it offers permanent treatment for your hair issues and ask questions like how long does a hair transplant take? However, you should first know what a hair transplant involves.

There are two main types of hair transplant techniques: FUE and FUT.

FUT (Follicular unit transplantation) involves removing a strip of skin that has hair from the donor area, usually the back portion of the head and transferring the hair follicles to the balding site. FUE (follicular unit extraction), also called single hair transplantation, requires the surgeon to remove individual hair from the donor area and transplant it to the bald area.

How long should I expect my hair transplant to last?

Hair transplants can last you a lifetime. During the transplant, the surgeon will harvest hair follicles that can keep growing after placing them in the affected area. However, before a hair transplant, it is important to consider your hair type, lifestyle and age.

The extent of your hair loss can determine the lifespan of the transplant. In certain cases, some people require more than a hair transplant procedure in their lifetime for optimum results.

Will the transplanted hair last a lifetime?

The surgeon will remove grafts from your head for hair transplants, usually from areas with sufficient hair for the future and the transplant. The transplanted hair has the same characteristics as natural hair and will continue to grow for your lifetime. 

With an experienced surgeon performing the procedure and following the aftercare instruction, your transplanted hair is less likely to fall out, so you can have full hair as you get older.

However, everybody's hair is different, and no treatment gives a 100% guarantee of the thickness of your natural hair for a lifetime. 

FUT and FUE can give you a permanent treatment for hair loss, but you may need more than a procedure.

How would I determine if I need more than a hair transplant?

Hair loss is a natural ongoing process, meaning the transplanted hair may remain permanent. Still, it doesn't prevent natural hair loss or thinning. Getting more than a hair transplant can maintain the volume of your hair and treat a new balding area.

What can affect the result of a hair transplant?

Even with an experienced surgeon who carries out a successful hair transplant, bear in mind that everyone's hair is unique, and the finished result will depend on:

  • The size of the head
  • The density of the donor site
  • Donor follicular unit groupings
  • The hair characteristics
  • The contract between the skin colour and hair
  • The severity of the hair loss
  • Laxity of the skin

During your consultation, the hair transplant surgeon will discuss your needs and examine your hair characteristics to determine your suitability for the transplant treatment and the possible outcome. 

You can call 020 7371 9175 to schedule a consultation today at Turkey Hair Transplants for a thorough examination and determine your treatment's possible outcome.