It is typical for an individual to lose between 50 to 100 hairs throughout the day; however, these hairs are continuously replaced. If more excessive hair loss occurs, there may be an underlying problem: Hair loss caused by an underlying problem is usually short-lived and, once the root cause is removed, the lost hair is replaced. The root cause of hair loss can range from stress to inadequate protein consumption. When permanent hair loss occurs, hormones (including testosterone) and genetics are typically to blame.
There is a way to permanently restore hair lost due to male or female pattern baldness. Hair loss surgery transplants hair follicles from one area of the scalp to the area that is balding. The transplanted follicles are taken from a part of the scalp that usually doesn’t experience the effects of pattern baldness and are able to resist DHT, the hormone that contributes to balding.
Although surgical hair restoration can help you regain your hair and your confidence, the results aren’t instantly visible. If you are a considering surgery to restore lost hair, the timeline below will give you an idea of what to expect and when.