Is a Hair Transplant Permanent?
This is an excellent question. If you suffer from androgenetic alopecia or common male pattern baldness…Welcome to the club! You officially account for the 95% of hair loss in men. You may now be a legitimate candidate for the most beneficial way of restoring your appearance and self-assurance – a hair transplant!
The remarkable thing about a hair transplant is that the results are in fact, permanent. Transplanted hair retains its own texture, color, growth rate, and curl after transplantation and once regrowth takes effect, it takes about 3-4 months to see growth of your new hair and will continue to grow 1-2 years after the procedure, lasting a lifetime.
The hair that is taken from the donor zone (i.e. back of the scalp) lasts beyond shadow of a doubt. How so? If you find yourself an experienced surgeon to do your hair restoration procedure, he or she will carefully remove and dissect hair follicles from the back of the head. This area is called the ‘safe donor zone’. The hair from the donor zone is resistant to DHT – which is the main culprit responsible for male pattern hair loss. (More info on DHT)
The hairs that are used from the donor zone are typically not affected by DHT and thus, are not prone to miniaturization and loss. With that said, understand that as you age, it’s natural to continue to lose some hair (in the non-transplanted areas). It’s important you take the correct steps to minimize further thinning or balding, as new areas may show up in the future. There are many medical management solutions to solidify the transplanted hair follicles as well as aiding in slowing the loss of hair from follicles that were not transplanted. Such management may include laser therapy, PRP treatments, and Propecia. Here at Modena Hair Institute, Dr. Yazdan has designed a proper medical management index for each of his patients to ensure high quality, maximum results!
Yes, as with many things in life – there is always maintenance that should be taken into consideration. Have you ever ordered a smoothie from a health juice bar and the hired hand asks you if you’d like to add an immunity booster to your drink? Think of your hair maintenance or medical management as an added boost to your new head of hair. This will only further your desired results.
Remember, no doctor is created equal and each should be able to tell you his or her own success rate per transplanted graft. Make sure to find yourself a doctor who is caring and compassionate towards your concerns and needs, takes the time to listen to you and is willing to educate you by bridging the gap between his or her knowledge and yours. And most importantly, has built a reputation of excellence in the hair restoration industry based on their results. (Modena Before & After Photos)
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link