Why Does Hair Transplant Work?
Hair transplantation provides a permanent solution to baldness. Male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss among males.
The exact reason why people are facing hair loss is unknown, but DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is believed to be a major factor.
The genetic predisposition for hair to fall out resides in the hair follicle itself, rather than in the scalp.
Hair transplantation is really about transplanting the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas on the top of the head.
Hair transplants works for a lifetime because the hair follicles taken from the permanent zone in the back and sides of the scalp are genetically resistant to baldness.
When DHT resistant hair follicles taken, continues to grow when transplanted to the balding area where they are relocated to.
No other medical treatment gives a lifetime solution for hair loss in men and women.
Within two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair start to fall but this is a natural process, with in a few months you will notice new growth.
After hair transplant surgery 60% percent of candidates notice new hair growth after six to nine months. Process changes from person to person. The hair follicles continue to grow throughout your life – allowing you to cut or style as you wish.
For sure it is not easy to achieve 100% success in hair transplantation. However, the average success rate of hair transplantation performed today in Turkey is between 90-95%.
But there are rare cases where for some unknown reason the new hair transplants don’t grow… but this is very rare.
If the donor hair was properly harvested and properly placed typically 95% or more of the grafts should successfully grow.