How soon will I see results?
Hair follicles are taken from the hair at the back or side of the head. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Like normal hair growth, transplantation is an ongoing process that requires a commitment of time. Because hair grows in cycles, it will take a full year to 18 months to get the full result of a transplant.
After a transplant, it will be about 3-4 weeks and the hair shafts—NOT THE FOLLICLES, but the hair shafts will fall out. You will look exactly the same as you did when you came in for your transplant. You have to remember, just because the follicles were all harvested and implanted on the same day, they are not all on the same cycle.
After 3-4 months, the hair cycles will start to kick in and the hair will start growing. We ask that our patients come back in for their follow ups as:
How long will the hair last?
Transplanted hair taken from the sides and back of your head in safe areas should continue to grow the rest of your life, as long as you live, just like it did in the donor area. Men can begin to develop signs of male pattern baldness as young as 17 or 18 years of age. For women, hair loss is usually more of a thinning or as we say a male thinning pattern, and often appears as they reach the age of 45-60.
Hair loss affects approximately 76 million men and women in the U.S. For a more precise breakdown, that’s 35 million men and 21 million women.
Daily stress, unhealthy diets, inactive lifestyles, and more attributes to hair loss and it is becoming increasingly common.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 2013 Practice Census results, female hair transplants have increased 20 percent over the last eight years.
Sixty percent of women are dealing with some degree of hair loss or have in the past … or will in the future.
The most common cause of female hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, a genetic condition in which new hair shafts grow in progressively thinner. Women usually notice a wider part and gradual reduction in overall volume, often with a concentrated thinning at the crown. The condition can begin any time after puberty but often becomes noticeable during and after menopause, when it’s compounded by hormonal shifts.
A staggering 50 per cent of hair loss can occur before it’s noticeable to the human eye.
40% of Men will have noticeable hair loss by age 35
65% of Men will have noticeable hair loss by age 60
80% of Women will have noticeable hair loss by age 60
There are an average of 110,000 hair follicles on a scalp.