So, you’ve taken the leap and decided on getting hair transplants. Congratulations. Still worried about incorporating your new hair into your lifestyle? Read ahead for some tips on how to keep your new hair looking its best. Still making the decision to have transplant surgery? There are tips for you too.
How long does a hair transplant last?
Forever! As long as the transplant was successful, your new hair is permanent. The hair will grow and continue to have a thick, natural look over time. Depending on which surgery you and your surgeon chose, the healing time will vary but otherwise you’ll be styling your own hair in no time.
The Follicular Unit Extraction method requires a skilled surgeon to remove individual hair follicle strands and place them on the balding area of the head. This method does not leave a scar. The Follicular Unit Transplant method requires actual pieces of the scalp to be moved from one section of your head, usually the base of the scalp, and transplanted elsewhere on the head. This requires much more downtime than the extraction method and also leaves a scar.
What to expect after transplant surgery
After the surgery and during the healing process, your transplant will begin to fall out. Don’t fear! It’s basically like a snake shedding it’s skin. A few weeks after surgery, the hair from the grafts will fall out and your new, natural hair will begin to grow. It can take up to six months to see the final results, but you won’t be disappointed. This is the hair you will have for the rest of your life!
You will be able to style it however you want because it is your natural hair growing from your body. Isn’t that amazing? Parts of your head that weren’t able to grow hair before will now have abundant hair growth and you can do whatever you want to with it!
When is the best time to get a hair transplant?
Many people begin losing their hair in their late twenties and into their early thirties. For some, it can occur sooner or later in life. If you are someone who begins to lose your hair in your early to mid-twenties, it’s a good idea to have a discussion with your surgeon before deciding on surgery. Most surgeons will suggest waiting until later in life to have the surgery, around your mid to late thirties. This way, your baldness pattern will be established and it will be easier for the surgeon to map out where to transplant the grafts or the excised portion of the scalp.
Even though getting a hair transplant is also a very expensive surgery, if your surgeon suggests that now is the right time to have it done, there are different methods of paying depending on the state you’re in.
A hair transplant surgery can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 or more depending on the surgery you choose and how many grafts are necessary. It is definitely an investment worth making. Your hair is one of the first things people notice about you.
In conclusion, once your surgery is complete and the healing process is over, you should be very pleased with your new hair. You can wash it and style it just as you would the hair you were born with. Of course, there are concerns as with any surgery. It is important to do your research and pick a highly skilled surgeon. Make sure that you ask your surgeon as many questions as necessary to make you feel comfortable with going through with hair transplant surgery.