As you decide whether to pursue a hair transplant, you likely are looking for answers to countless questions you have about the process. We get it – this is a big decision and it’s important to gather all the information you need to make an informed decision before taking the plunge.
One of the most common questions we hear is “How long does a hair transplant last?” If that is also one of the questions you are looking for an answer to, then you came to the right place. Below we share details not only on long you can expect your hair transplant to last, but also details on the transplant recovery process and any expectations you should have.
How long will your hair transplant last?
Results from a hair transplant are almost immediate. Once your surgeon completes the transplant, you’ll begin to already see the difference. The outline of your hairline will be more prominent and following that, hair should begin to grow quickly.
Undergoing a hair transplant is an ongoing process and while you’ll notice these results almost immediately, it often takes a full year for you to see the full results of the procedure. What makes this process unique is that the surgery involves taking healthy hair follicles from a healthy (hair growing) area on your body and implanting that follicle into an area that involves thinning or balding hair growth. When this follicle is transplanted, the new hair that is transplanted will continue to have the characteristics of the place on your body it was taken from. That means that hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution, and the results should be permanent.
The one caveat is that since hair loss is progressive, you may require more than one surgery to increase your hair density, as your hair loss pattern changes. Even if you require an additional procedure, the original transplanted hair will not be affected.
What expectations should you have?
It’s important to know that after the initial new hair growth, you may notice hair shedding and/or loss. If that happens, don’t panic. It’s common for the newly transplanted hair to fall out because that isn’t permanent hair. Once this hair falls out, your permanent hair will grow back in that place and will look like the healthy hair you desired.
What is the recovery process like?
It’s important to properly care for your scalp following the surgery to achieve the best results. Your scalp will likely be tender from the procedure, and you may need to wear a bandage for a couple of days. You also may notice your scalp being slightly swollen but it’s important to know that this is all completely normal and part of the recovery process. If you ever experience substantial pain or swelling that is not subsiding, you’ll want to check in with your doctor because they may be able to prescribe something to help you manage those symptoms.
There are certain factors you can account for to help in the longevity of your hair transplant. The most important one is doing your homework and choosing a surgeon that is top-rated and has performed many hair transplant surgeries, delivering consistent and effective results.
ZMDHair is a hair transplant clinic you can trust. Dr. Zandifar knows how thinning and hair loss can affect self-esteem and has made it his clinic’s mission to provide natural hair restoration that gives his clients permanent results that help them look and feel their best.
To learn more about ZMDHair, or to book a consultation, get in touch with Dr. Zandifar’s office today.