Hair transplants are a form of surgery that is intended to move hair from one section of the head to another that has been affected by hair loss. As with any surgery, there is always a tiny risk of surgery not being able to function properly, and of the transplanted hair not taking at the site of the implant.
How successful are FUE hair transplants?
The FUE hair transplant is a modern method of hair transplantation. FUE works towards giving you the most natural look hair transplant possible. The FUE transplant is far more successful than FUT hair transplants that are still occasionally used and give better results.
The outcome of your hair transplant rests on a number of issues including your physical health. However, the typical success rate is that between 95 and 98% of all the grafts will eventually grow normal hair.
The figures for hair graft success in smokers and people in poor health are typically lower than for non-smokers
The quality of hair grown can depend on a number of factors including, diet and exercise. A poor diet that is low in nutrients, is unlikely to produce high-quality hair even if the transplant is successful.
Other factors that can affect the success of a hair transplant?
In a transplant, your hair has been moved from one part of the body to another, it’s not surprising then, that problems can occur if you do not look after your head in those first few days.
In particular, you should be very careful with your transplanted hair for the first 14 days after your operation. The newly transplanted grafts will not be fully secure in their new place at first and there is a slight chance that you could pull out grafts if you are not careful. After 14 days, you can normally return to your normal hair care routine.
Most clinics will ask you to restrict your exercise in the first month to reduce the chances of increased scarring. This is in part due to the mobility of the new hair follicles.
The best way to be sure that your hair transplant is successful is to take the advice of an independent hair transplant surgeon, such as the ones we work with at Private Cosmetic. If you would like to book a free, no-obligation consultation, then fill out the form below.