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Is a hair transplant a permanent hair loss solution?

By Alex

Hair loss is extremely common and is something that almost everyone is likely to experience at a period of their life. Hair loss can occur for a variety of different reasons, such as alopecia, aging, and stress. As there are different causes of hair loss, there are also a variety of treatments.

Some types of hair loss, such as stress related hair loss, will resume the normal growth phase after a few months, and will, in most cases, need no medical attention. However, other types of hair loss such as Androgenetic Alopecia and Non-Pattern hair loss will need to be treated to prompt regrowth. In some cases this can be done through medication or through the popular FUE hair transplant method.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a medical procedure used to treat hair loss and balding. It is a technique that moves individual hair follicles from one area of the head, the donor site – typically the sides or the back of the head – to either a bald or balding area of the head, the recipient site. The transplant works by taking hair follicles from areas of the scalp that have fuller hair and moves them to areas that have either none, or much less hair.

How does a hair transplant work?

A FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant works by using a micro surgical extraction instrument to remove individual hair follicles whilst under local anaesthesia.

The scalp area that is to receive the grafts is then punctured with the use of a specialist micro surgical needle. Our expert surgeons then insert each hair graft into the scalp at an angle and density that will match the original hair. Our surgeons are experts at blending the hair so that it will resemble a natural and realistic hair pattern.

What other hair loss treatments will work?

As previously mentioned, hair loss can be caused for a variety of different reasons, some of which are not permanent and your hair will resume its normal growth cycle with no treatment needed.

There are also ranges of medications available that can help with hair loss. However, there are very few that have been proven to stop hair loss or reverse the effects of balding and hair loss.

At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we believe that a hair transplant is the best solution for hair loss. We take each client through an advanced consultation to discover the cause of their hair loss, and to work out the best cause of treatments.

If you are considering hair loss treatment, book a consultation with us and we can work together to ensure you get the perfect treatment.

Is a hair transplant a permanent solution?

The results from a hair transplant are not necessarily permanent. However, they are extremely long lasting and one of the most successful treatments for hair loss. The hair transplant will follow the behaviour of where the hair came from, this will in most cases mean the hair should continue to grow, as it did in the donor area.

During your personal consultation, we will ensure you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant and investigate into your age, family history of hair loss and type of hair loss to ensure our treatment is right for you. Although we cannot guarantee the treatment will be permanent we will do everything possible to ensure the treatment works as well as possible for you.

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