How Long Does a Hair Transplant Last?

Our patients often ask us how long they can expect their hair transplant results to last.

Modern FUE hair transplant surgery has a very high success rate, and for most individuals, it can provide results that last for years, if not a lifetime. In this guide, we’ve put together the information you’ll need to decide if hair transplantation is right for you.

Are Hair Transplants Effective?

Hair transplants are one of the most effective solutions for individuals with mild to moderate hair loss. Not all of the hair follicles from the donor area will survive transplantation, but the majority—typically 75% to 98%— will grow successfully.

The hairs that survive will go through a stage of shedding, and then they will continue to grow naturally. Because these transplanted hairs originate from a different part of the scalp, they will be resistant to the effects of testosterone-based male pattern baldness.

Although hair transplants have a high rate of success, we often recommend that our patients use maintenance therapies to keep their head of hair looking great over time. A hair transplant procedure can provide the shape and coverage you want, but hair maintenance is a useful tool for increasing and maintaining density.

Another thing to take into consideration will be the team that you work with. Choosing a qualified surgeon with extensive experience will greatly increase your chances of success with FUE and related procedures. The doctors at Northwestern Hair™ are constantly utilizing new techniques to create safer and more effective procedures for our patients.

Is FUE Permanent?

FUE hair transplant surgery is a permanent hair loss solution that typically provides long-lasting results. Although it is a permanent hair loss solution, due to the nature of male pattern baldness, you may develop some unnatural-looking spots over time.

To combat the progression of hair loss and to restore optimal results, we often recommend hair maintenance therapy to our patients. Hair maintenance therapy comes in a variety of forms, including laser caps and prescription medication. Our doctors will work with you to determine which maintenance therapy will be most effective.

Schedule Your Consultation

When you’re ready to take the next step toward addressing your hair loss, the specialists at Northwestern Hair are here to help. We’ll work with you to evaluate your level of hair loss and to find the most effective treatment for your needs.

Reach out today to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation.

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Plastic Surgery

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Chicago, IL 60611

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Sunday: Closed

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Chicago, IL 60611

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