Hair Transplant Results
Will Your Hair Transplant Results Last for a Lifetime?
An insight into Hair transplant
Do hair transplants eventually stop working?
- Effectiveness of the treatment,
- Number of treatments, and
- Natural hair growth cycle
Can the hair stop growing after a transplant?
- Your surgeon's level of experience: To find out whether you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery, your doctor will need to evaluate the donor area thoroughly.
- Chemotherapy: Although the implanted follicles will not fall out due to male pattern baldness, other causes of hair loss, medications, and chemotherapy can induce hair loss in the treated areas.
- Hormonal shifts: The DHT hormone will continue not to affect the implanted follicles. Other hormone abnormalities, however, may also affect implantation density.
- Injuries and accidents: In addition to damaging the follicles, severe trauma to the scalp can also cause scarring. Scar tissue does not promote healthy hair growth, so it might permanently zap your mane.
Advantages of a hair transplant
- Guaranteed security
- No tonal or textural shifts
- Reduced scarring
- Realistic locks
- Long-term fix
- Money saver
When will you start experiencing outcomes?
- You may have more hair loss in the first three months than usual. This is a natural and healthy occurrence. This is only one of several preparatory steps your surgeon should review with you
- About four months following surgery, the transplanted hair follicles begin to sprout hair, with the density increasing gradually over time.
- Your new hair will gradually grow to the same length and texture as the rest
- Improvement is typically apparent by the 9-month point. However, new hair growth will continue after that. After 12-15 months, you can observe the outcome easily.
Do you foresee the need for another hair transplant?
Ideal Time Gap
Second Hair Transplant: The Need and the Ideal Time Gap
Hair transplant has taken a significant leap in recent years. Today, people consider it a viable and safe option to get away with pattern baldness. Even celebrities don’t mind opting for hair transplant surgery due to its long-term benefits.
Some obvious questions regarding hair transplants
Despite immense popularity and high-end success rate, several questions are bound to come to your mind regarding a hair transplant. For instance:
- Is hair transplant safe?
- Who is the best surgeon in your city?
- How long the complete process will take?
- Will you achieve the desired look that you are dreaming of?
- How much will the first hair transplant surgery last?
- Will you have to undergo revisional surgery?
Opting for the second surgery
Why do people undergo a second hair transplant?
Generally, the first session of a hair transplant is decent enough to get favorable outcomes. Depending on the condition of the bald area, density is a major prerequisite for the hairline to acquire a natural and fuller look. The urge for second or later surgeries however depends on several reasons.
- The method used: Much depends on whether the surgeon used follicular unit hair transplantation or follicular unit extraction for the initial surgery. The suitability of the technique on the patient’s hair will decide the need for a second surgery.
- Insufficient quantity of grafts: At times, the quantity of hair grafts is not adequate to provide the desired look. Hence, after a few months, when the grafts are available, the surgeon will recommend a second hair transplant.
- Far from expected results: If after the first transplant, you do not feel satisfied with the results, the surgeon is likely to suggest another surgery after 10 months or more for a denser look.
- To correct the shortcomings: If the first hair transplant leaves some flaws, you have to undergo a second transplant.
- Hereditary reasons: Due to your family’s history of hair loss, where hair restoration ceases to turn up in the foremost surgery, you will have to undergo a second hair transplant.
- Inexperienced surgeon: The inability of the surgeon to carry out the hair transplant with perfection, followed by the poor support of the medical staff could be a strong reason behind repeated surgery.
- Less or no aftercare: Failing to abide by the requisite aftercare instructions could tend to destroy or reduce the hair restoration growth thus necessitating the need for a second hair transplant.
The waiting time for the second surgery
Precautions after second hair transplant
- Avoid sunlight
- Do not take alcohol
- Avoid eating junk food
- Do not wear tight headgear for a few days after the surgery
- Avoid the use of gels, hair spray, etc. for the first week
- Can go for a haircut only after 2 weeks of the surgery
- Avoid coloring your hair up to 1 month of the treatment
- Continue taking medicines as instructed by your surgeon
- Selecting the best surgeon for a second hair transplant
Do Prescription Hair Loss
Male or female, young or old, hair loss can strike at any time. And instead of having one cause, hair loss has multiple triggers, including:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Health conditions
- Stress or illness
The good news is that effective hair restoration treatments can help restore your hair, but the right therapy depends on the cause of your hair loss. That’s why board-certified physician Martin Maag, MD, and the team at Honest Hair Restoration in Bradenton and Tampa, Florida, offer personalized treatment recommendations based on your unique needs.
One question Dr. Maag hears the most is whether prescription hair loss medications really work. The answer? It depends. Keep reading to learn more about hair loss medicines and whether they can help restore your hair. .
Do hair loss medications actually work?
Different hair loss medications are available. Some are prescription-strength but available over-the-counter, like minoxidil, while others require a prescription from your physician, like finasteride.
Hair loss medications can work effectively for patients at certain stages of hair loss or with specific types of hair loss. It’s important to have your hair loss evaluated by a hair loss expert to learn if they can help you.
Results are impressive for many users. For example, topical prescription-strength minoxidil helps about 50% of people who use it regrow hair, while for about 40% the medicine helps stop additional hair loss but offers no regrowth.
And with the popular prescription oral hair loss medication, finasteride, which is only FDA-approved for me, about two-thirds of users see regrowth. With all medications, results depend on continued use.
There are also off-label medications doctors use to treat hair loss, like corticosteroids, antifungal medications, blood pressure medications, and anti-androgens. These therapies can help slow or stop hair loss, but require medical supervision.
Can hair loss medication help restore my hair?
Not all hair loss medications work equally well for everyone. The best way to learn if medication can help restore your hair is by scheduling a consultation with a hair loss expert.
At Honest Hair Restoration, Dr. Maag approaches hair loss from a medical perspective—not as a salesman. He evaluates your symptoms, family history, and scalp before making personalized hair restoration treatment suggestions.
This means you won’t spend valuable time or money on drugs that may or may not be effective in your unique situation. For qualified patients, Dr. Maag may suggest using custom-blended, prescription or prescription-strength hair loss medications.
Hair loss medications come in both oral and topic form, and our team has medications available for both men and women. Different medications work in different ways, and depending on the blend recommended for you, they can:
- Slow hair loss
- Help you keep more hair
- Trigger hair regrowth
Hair loss medicines typically take about three to six months before noticeable results appear. This is because they work with your natural hair growth cycle.
Most people tolerate hair loss medications well, however, side effects are possible. Dr. Maag reviews these with you before you start taking them, as they depend on the specific medication being used.
For optimal results, Dr. Maag may recommend combining hair loss medication use with other hair restoration therapies, such as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Ready to learn if prescription hair loss medications can help restore your locks? Schedule a consultation online or over the phone at the Honest Hair Restoration Florida office nearest you.