While today's modern hair transplant results are very natural and virtually undetectable, only select group of privileged individuals with moderate degrees of balding throughout their lifetime require only one procedure to meet their hair restoration goals. But a much larger group of individuals suffering from hair loss start losing their hair at young ages and may need multiple procedures over many years to meet reasonable objectives.
Many young men (and some women) suffering from hair loss want immediate gratification. But successful hair restoration is a slow process and in many cases, requires multiple hair transplant procedures in conjunction with proven non-surgical hair loss treatments. While this surgical procedure seems like a simple matter of moving hair from one part of the scalp (or body) to balding areas, achieving dense and natural looking results depends upon the skill and artistry of a quality hair restoration physician. Moreover, because donor hair is limited and genetic hair loss is unpredictable, a quality hair restoration physician willl typically leave enough donor hair in reserve on younger men in the event future work is needed.
Also, it's very rare that hair transplant surgery can achieve a "full" head of hair, although in many cases, it can provide an adequate "illusion" of fullness that others couldn't detect. This illusion typically includes adequate coverage over the balding areas and enough density to pass as "full" under most normal lighting conditions. Harsher lighting may reveal thinning areas, especially toward the back since less hair is typically transplanted in the crown (vertex) area.
Because future hair loss is unpredictable, hair transplant surgery does come with potential complications and limitations. Thus, those who proceed with hair replacement surgery should be aware of these risks and work with a quality physician who specializes not only in producing excellent results with high growth yield, but minimizing these risks.
The good news is however, transplanted hair is considered "permanent" and won't fall out under the normal conditions of genetic hair loss.
Research is vital in order to understand the benefits and limitations of hair transplantation and what can be realistically achieved. To learn more, visit our hair loss discussion forum to speak to and meet real hair transplant patients and consult with several leading hair restoration physicians.
Written and Published By,
Bill, Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q & A Blog and the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Community