How Long Do Hair Transplants Last?

Hair Transplants: How Long Do They Last?

You’ve probably heard us talk a lot about the ARTAS® system. RHRLI is the only hair loss treatment center on Long Island that has this revolutionary hair loss treatment that uses robotic technology to give patients a full healthy head of hair.  At RHRLI we know that ARTAS® is a life changing hair transplant procedure, but we also know you have questions about hair transplants and want to know your long term outlook after receiving the procedure.

RHRLI Will Provide a Safe Virtually Pain Free Procedure

The answer is quite simple. RHRLI will provide you with a safe procedure that’s virtually painless and is safe. It’s also a permanent solution to your hair loss or thinning hair problem. And it will all be done with robotic precision. RHRLI’s Patient Advisor Michael Petroglia puts it succinctly, “The good news is that your hair transplant lasts forever,” he says.

Thinning Hair Vs. Donor Hair

The reason why a hair transplant from RHRLI lasts forever has to do with where the donor hairs come from, according to Petroglia. “The reason why is pretty simple. Hair follicles, in the donor areas on the sides and back [of the head] are immune to DHT.”

DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone and it plays a pivotal role in hair loss.  According to the American Hair Loss Association, (AHLA) DHT is a byproduct of testosterone. Testosterone actually converts into DHT, while researchers still don’t completely understand the genetic process that leads to hair loss, it is known that DHT shrinks hair follicles. Areas that don’t have DHT or where DHT is repressed tends not to see hair loss. That’s why finding donor hairs in areas that are immune to DHT leads to a permanent solution to hair loss.

Other Issues Related to Hair Transplant Permanence

While the back and sides of the head are usually ideal for hair transplants, there are certain cases in which it’s harder to find donor hairs. One instance where this occurs is with patients who have alopecia areata. This is an issue in which a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, according to WebMD. Patients with alopecia areata usually see clumps of hair fall out. While it does usually grow back, about 10 percent of patients never see their hair regrow.

Come to RHRLI Because You Want Your Transplant Done Right

“The good news about a hair transplant is that it lasts forever,” Petroglia says, but he adds with a smile, “The bad news about a hair transplant is that it lasts forever.”  He points this out because you want to make certain to get your procedure done right. With the ARTAS® system, your transplant will be done with the aid of robotic technology that will identify donor hairs with precision and then transfer them with accuracy to give you a healthy head of hair. To schedule a consultation, contact RHRLI today.

Please note that the author of this piece is not a doctor and the information in this material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for specific information regarding your individual situation.

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