Many of our patients ask us if FUE, and similar hair transplant procedures, are permanent. The answer is yes—modern hair transplant techniques are very effective, and in most cases, they provide long-lasting results. Although this is the case, most patients find that continued maintenance therapy is the best way to help them keep their results.
How Effective Are Hair Transplants?
Overall, hair transplants are very effective for people who have mild to moderate hair loss. The survival rate of hairs transplanted from the back of the head range from 75 to 98%. This means that the majority of your transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally after the procedure.
Keep in mind that hair loss is progressive, so you will likely need maintenance therapy to keep your hair looking its best over time.
The experience of the team you work with will also greatly determine your success with FUE. The doctors at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery are committed to using only the most proven, industry-leading technology. This results in safer, more effective hair restoration treatment for our patients.
Will I Need More Than One Procedure?
At Northwestern, it’s our goal to give you the results you want during your very first procedure. Once the hair from this first procedure has fully healed, we may go back in to make adjustments, like adding density, to more closely match your goals.
We may also pursue subsequent procedures to combat the possibility of future hair loss. If you need multiple procedures, this will be planned out during your first consultation.
How Long Will Results Last?
As your hair loss progresses after your original hair restoration procedure, you may develop some unnatural-looking areas on your head. This is normal, and to restore optimal results we may recommend hair maintenance or additional hair loss treatments.
During your consultation, we’ll determine how many grafts are needed for your first procedure. In some cases, we may also recommend preserving a certain amount of grafts to be used for secondary procedures.