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How Long Does a Hair Transplant Last?
How long does a hair transplant last


May 23, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Este Medical is a leader in successful and permanent hair transplants, so to help you make a more informed decision about having a hair transplant, we have gathered valuable information to help you.

Are hair transplants permanent? The good news is that with an experienced hair transplant surgeon at a reputable hair loss clinic, along with customised hair transplant aftercare, a FUE hair transplant can last forever.

During a hair transplant, hair grafts are harvested one by one from the donor area (i.e., a part of the scalp not suffering from significant or relevant hair loss) and implanted into the thinning or balding area of the scalp (i.e., the treatment area). Once transplanted, healthy and strong hair follicles will continue to grow in the treatment area.

Post-Transplant: Factors That Affect Forever Hair

Hair transplants are permanent, but long-term hair transplant success depends on a few factors like type of hair loss, transplant preparation and aftercare, and the type of transplant surgery.

Men and women can suffer from a variety of different types of hair loss. 

What type of hair loss you have will affect your overall hair loss in a lifetime. Hair loss is a progressive condition in most cases, so there is a limit to what can be done in a single hair loss treatment. We strongly recommend an Este Medical hair transplant consultation to determine what type of hair loss you have before moving forward with a hair transplant in Turkey. Once your type of hair loss is diagnosed, then the most optimal treatment and transplantation plan can be put into action. The sooner you deal with your current hair loss situation, the better results you will have in the long run.

Another factor that plays a big role in the success rate of a hair transplant is pre and post-transplantation treatment with laser light therapy and PRP combined with mesotherapy. At Este Medical we have found that clients who undergo laser growth therapy and mesotherapy before and after hair transplant have a faster recovery time, plus better and stronger hair regrowth results.

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Hair Transplant Benefits of Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy treats both the scalp, with its abundance of hair follicles, as well as existing hair. This minimally invasive microinjection scalp and hair treatment strengthens and nourishes hair follicles, preparing them for transplant.

As well it stimulates and supports the hair growth cycle, which is vital post-transplant. This is an essential scalp health and hair growth treatment with many benefits including: hair regrowth, reduced hair loss and shedding, and improved blood circulation to nourish transplanted hair grafts. 

Hair Transplant Benefits of Laser Light Growth Therapy 

Laser hair growth is a clinically proven treatment that uses low-level laser light to stimulate the scalp’s hair follicles to prompt new hair growth (especially important after a transplant) and reduce hair loss.

Laser hair therapy is an effective way to restore hair follicles and quicken the scalp’s natural hair growth cycle, making it an ideal pre and post-transplant treatment for both men and women.  

One other thing that can affect the success rate of a hair transplant is the type of transplant surgery. For instance, the FUE (i.e., follicular unit extraction) hair transplant success rate is very high because with a FUE transplant no hair strip is removed, instead hair follicles are transplanted individually. The FUE transplantation technique often results in a 95% to 100% success rate.

Este Medical offers FUE hair transplants for males and females in Istanbul, Turkey.

Take a look at our Este FUE hair transplant before and after photos!

Book an Este Medical hair transplant consultation to talk about your expectations, as well as how PRP mesotherapy combined with laser hair growth therapy will guarantee the highest success rate for your hair transplant procedure.

Will I Need More Than One Hair Transplant?

Hair loss is progressive over a lifetime, and much depends on what type of hair loss you are experiencing. As mentioned above, hair transplants are permanent and do last a lifetime; however, many hair transplant recipients decide to have additional hair loss and hair transplant procedures in order to increase their hair density as they get older. This should not affect hairs originally transplanted the first time around.

For example, if you experience new hair loss in a different area of the scalp years after your initial hair transplant, then having a second hair transplant to deal with the new area of hair loss is possible, and your choice. For instance, a man in his 30s may have a hair transplant to correct a receding hairline and it is successful, then in his 50s he starts to lose hair on the crown (e.g., top part of the head) at which point he may wish to have hair grafts in this area.

It is not unusual for people to have more than one hair transplant process during their hair restoration journey. As men and women age, hair loss patterns can change, and new factors may influence hair loss later in life like androgenic alopecia and menopause for instance.

There is a physical limit to what can be done in a single procedure, and as people age, it is hard to predict new hair loss patterns or conditions, and in general, it is rarely possible to replace all the hair that is lost in a lifetime.

Common Questions About Having A Hair Transplant

Let’s answer the most common questions when it comes to having a hair transplant. If you still have questions after, then send us a message through our website to book a hair loss appointment to talk to an Este Medical professional.

Do hair transplants work?

Yes they do! FUE hair transplants have a high success rate at around 95-100%. This rate works on the basis that a FUE hair transplant is considered successful when anything upwards of 60-70% of hair grafts survive.

And as mentioned above, pre and post-transplant treatments like laser light therapy and mesotherapy PRP treatments boost that success rate up even more! 

How long does a hair transplant last? 

A hair transplant lasts forever. Healthy strong transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow for a lifetime.

After a hair transplant how long does shedding last? 

Not very long, and hair shedding is a natural part of your hair’s growth cycle. Hair grafts, or transplanted hairs will tend to shed between 2-12 weeks following a hair transplant surgery.

After hairs have shed, you will see new growth over the next 4-12 months, from transplanted hair follicles.

How long does a hair transplant take?

On average a hair transplant can take about 3 to 5 hours. At our Este Medial Turkey clinic you will feel pampered and relaxed guaranteed! Take a look at our many 5-star reviews on Trustpilot for customer feedback on Este Turkey hair transplants.

How long does a hair transplant take to heal? 

It doesn’t take very long for a hair transplant to heal; it can take about 10-14 days to recover from the surgery as post-transplant the scalp will be sore and swollen from surgery, these are normal hair transplant side effects.

Once healing is complete, transplanted hair follicles will begin to grow and bald areas will start to fill out. Transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally as you get older.

What is hair grafting and hair implants? 

Graft is a standard term used in hair transplanting to refer to tiny pieces of scalp containing one or two hair follicles that are harvested from a healthy, hair-rich area of the scalp (e.g., the donor area) and moved surgically to the treatment area to take root and regrow.

Depending on the terminology a hair loss clinic uses, a hair implant may mean the same as a hair graft, or in some cases it might refer to synthetic hair — it is best to check with the clinic you are reaching out to what definition they use.

Can I Have A Hair Transplant In Turkey With Este Medical Group?

Yes you can! Get a hair transplant that will last a lifetime!

Send us a message to get started on your hair restoration journey today. Once you have done that, check out our Guide To Getting A Hair Transplant Procedure

At Este Medical, we are proud to achieve amazing hair transplant success rates for our clients. As a result of our successful hair transplant outcomes, we have been awarded the honour of being Turkey’s #1 Hair Transplant Clinic, as well as an award for being the Most Trusted Multi-Practice Clinic 2022 at the LuxLife awards.

Last Updated:

May 23, 2023

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