Are Hair Transplant Results Permanent?
At Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, we utilize state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques designed to achieve natural-looking results. Additionally, Dr. Robert Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti, our hair transplant surgeons, strive to obtain an outcome that is natural looking and permanent.
If you’re experiencing male or female pattern baldness, the hair follicles in the affected area have miniaturized. As a result, your hair will appear noticeably thinner or absent (bald). However, there is an area that extends across the back and sides of the head where the growth cycles continues indefinitely. This “permanent zone” is the donor area from where your new hair will come. This hair is different and usually won’t be subject to the balding process. When carefully harvested using the ARTAS® Robotic System or NeoGraft® Device technology, the follicular units from the donor region will fill in the thin or bald areas with your own permanently growing natural hair.
It’s essential to determine which parts of the head are subject to the balding process and which are not. Hair transplanted from outside the ideal donor zone could eventually thin or fall out the same as the original hair did. It’s also important to note that more than one hair transplant procedure may be necessary to obtain your desired result. You may be primarily experiencing hair loss along your hairline and temples when you undergo hair restoration. Then in a few years, you may begin to experience hair loss on the crown of your head. If this other location was not addressed during the first treatment, you may wish to have a second hair transplant.
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Leonard or Dr. Lopresti will develop a customized treatment plan that is designed with your current and long-term needs in mind. Each plan usually utilizes multiple therapies, including surgical and non-surgical options, to help you achieve full, beautiful, growing hair you can enjoy for years to come.
For more information about hair transplantation and how long the results can last, please contact our office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will help you to schedule your complimentary hair loss consultation.