This is a really good question for anyone considering a hair transplant.
While a NeoGraft hair transplant with Drs. Lieberman & Parikh will offer you the most effective and natural results currently available, it is impossible to stop the body’s hair loss process. However, knowing the facts about alopecia and the limits of a transplant will help you and your provider set reasonable expectations when deciding on a treatment plan.
- What stage of the Norwood Scale most accurately reflects your hair loss?
If you have a receding hairline or balding around the crown, (Norwood Scale 2 – 4), then in the short term, a hair transplant can be very effective for restoring a full head of hair. However, when or if the balding process continues, you may begin to lose additional hair in the areas not treated by FUE, resulting in awkward patches of missing hair. At some point you may want to consider an additional procedure to fill in those gaps.
Always discuss your particular balding pattern and the number of procedures potentially needed during your initial hair consultation.
- What are your goals and expectations for a hair transplant?
Drs. Lieberman & Parikh know that achieving a healthy, natural-result is very important to their patients, but if you begin at a 4 or 5 on the Norwood Scale, your hair loss might be too significant to achieve optimal fullness with one transplant. It’s important to know the limits of a hair transplant and set reasonable expectations.
Continued use of over the counter treatments such as Minoxidil solution or foam can help thinning hair grow in both women and men.
- How much donor hair do you have?
Considering the amount of donor hair you have and how many grafts will be harvested to achieve your goals is key when considering FUE. Everyone has a finite amount of donor hair that can be taken from from the back of the scalp. Depending on how thick your donor hair is will affect how many grafts can be harvested and transplanted into the thinning areas.
So, how long does a hair transplant last? There is no one answer, as each person has unique goals, expectations and biological factors that affect the duration and success of a hair transplant.
If you’d like to discuss your particular hair loss situation with the hair transplant experts, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh, please contact our office at (650) 327-3232 or email email@example.com