HAIR LOSS – YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Hair loss is a common phenomenon in men as well as women. This can be a result of genetics predisposition, health conditions or stress, leading to premature hair loss, thinning of hair, or a receding hairline. While over-the-counter medications and topical treatments are available, most people opt for hair transplants for lasting results.
So this brings us to the most obvious question: “How long does hair transplant last?” Let’s learn about hair transplants to make an informed decision about getting one.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR TRANSPLANT
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that has been introduced since 1950. The surgery involves extracting hair follicles from the donor site, either individually (FUE – follicular unit extraction) or as a strip of skin from an area of the head that has healthy hair growth (FUT). These follicles are then transplanted into the bald patches on the scalp. As the incisions on the scalp heal, the follicles start promoting the growth of new hair.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE) USING NEOGRAFT 2.0
FUE involves individual follicles extraction from the donor area using a microneedle. This process does not involve any skin graft, thus no stitches are required. The surgeon makes tiny incisions from where the follicle units are extracted. These incisions will heal and soon be concealed by existing hair. The individual follicular units are then transplanted into incisions made on the bald patches. FUE is more common as compared to FUT and involves less scarring.
At Eleventh Heaven™, we use the world-renowned and gold standard method of hair restoration procedure, namely the NeoGraft® device to bring hair transplant procedure in Brisbane & Queensland to the next level. (Eleventh Heaven™ is the first in Queensland to introduce NeoGraft®)
NeoGraft® 2.0 FUE v.s. non-NeoGraft Manual FUE
- NeoGraft® 2.0 has double-jointed arm and enhanced ergonomics to ensure faster and more comfortable procedures for both patients and physician.
- NeoGraft® 2.0 eliminates loss of fluid and protects grafts through vacuum seal during graft harvesting.
- NeoGraft® 2.0 recipient site creation handpiece delivers more standardised implants and thereby increased accuracy.
- NeoGraft® 2.0 allows for a quicker recovery and most importantly, no telltale sign of a hair transplant procedure.
Images courtesy of NeoGraft®. Individual results will vary. All medical procedures carry risks and benefits. Please consult a medical practitioner to discuss further.
FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION (FUT)
Unlike FUE, where individual follicular units are extracted, in FUT/strip method, an entire strip of the scalp from the donor area is harvested. This strip is usually extracted from the back of the head. The strip is further split in to as many as 500 to 2,000 follicular grafts, with each graft comprising either an individual strand of hair or a few hairs. Whilst this may be beneficial for very severe form of hair loss, this is usually not the preferred method due to its long healing period and likely permanent linear scarring from the harvest site – creating a telltale sign of hair transplant. This method/procedure is not offered at the Eleventh Heaven™.
HOW LONG DOES HAIR TRANSPLANT LAST?
Once the hair transplant procedure is complete, you will notice the new outline of your enhanced hairline. However, many patients might notice that the newly transplanted hair falls out within two to six weeks. This is expected and is normal process in the hair growth cycle. You will start to see new hair growth in a few months in a permanent capacity. It takes around six months before you can see significant changes in hair growth. The complete results of the transplant will be visible after nine to twelve months.
In most cases, a hair transplant will last a lifetime because healthy hair follicles are transplanted into thinning or bald areas. However, a hair transplant’s lifespan can be affected by factors like the patient’s hair type, lifestyle, age, and the extent of hair loss. In such cases, the patient might require more than one procedure to get the desired results.
Modern-day hair transplants are permanent, safe, and natural-looking. Regardless of your gender, age, and extent of hair loss, consult Eleventh Heaven™ today, and discuss your best hair transplant options. With a high success rate, NeoGraft® 2.0 Hair Restoration can assist to get your lost self-confidence back!
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