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Are Hair Transplants Permanent?

Bigmac

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Are Hair Transplants Permanent?.

This subject was discussed by numerous doctors at the conference - in times gone by it had been assumed the answer was yes providing the grafts were extracted from the safe zone however more doctors are recognising that this may not be the case for every patient.

This picture illustrates the area commonly known as the Safe Donor Area.








The reason it may not be permanent is lots of peoples hair will thin out over time, including hair from the so called safe zone. If these hairs were to be used for transplanting they will be lost over time causing the transplanted recipient area to look thinner after the initial transplant.

The patient may also naturally progress to a higher Norwood level due to MPB, even with the use of meds they could possibly still lose these hairs.



These pictures illustrate a thinning donor area.








Most doctors are now referring to the "Safe Donor Zone" as the "Safer Donor Zone"

I feel it is important that patients are aware of the possible risk of losing transplanted hairs. Lots of doctors recognised this phenomenon as they discussed patients who had a great hair transplant result only to return at a later date having lost a good proportion of the transplanted grafts.



This picture illustrates how the patient is progressing to a high Norwood level with the possibility of losing most of the hair from the traditional safe zone.






Having your donor area checked for miniaturization is vital before having an HT which most doctors will do. However, this does not guarantee your hair will stay the same over time.

I`d like to say a Hair Transplant could be permanent or it may just prolong the balding process, hopefully for a long time.



Regards Bm.

 
bullitnut

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Good post BM, did the doctors have any figures as to roughly what percentage of people this happens to dude?
 
Bigmac

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Sorry for the very late reply. I`m collecting data from a number of physicians which will provide a rough idea how often this occurs.
 
Sparky

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From the head represented in this I'd say don't do it, but on the whole, ht's do work, you just have to accept that you won't get a nw1 hairline, you could achieve Brad Pitt for a few years, but it will go. Plan a mature head of hair for life.
 
Felixe

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Hmm, this is worrisome if you fall into this group. I too would like to see the percentages when they`re available. What Sparky say`s about planning and having a mature hairline makes sense.
 
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The transplanted hair will remain lifelong. FUE hair transplant let transplant hair follicle from one area to another and preserve the growth physiology and anatomy of the follicles. Each follicle transplanted will remain truly natural and lifelong appearance. Hair transplant result performed by the experienced surgeon is permanent. Younger men may require multiple procedures because you will still keep loosing your existing hair, but not the transplanted ones.
 
Pete from Farjo

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Shows the absolute importance of long-term planning, and how the current trend of 'celebrities' getting 3000 grafts dense packed into a slightly receded hairline could be inviting trouble years down the line. A 'quick fix' is almost never the answer with hair transplantation.
 
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Yeah transplant is the permanent solution for hair loss you don't need to worry about it..
 
Cosmedica Clinic

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Good post BM. Patients need to know all the facts before having any type of surgery.