Can a hair transplant last for 10 years? The answer is yes, provided that you don't develop any other balding condition other than AGA. Hair transplantation provides a lasting result, as the transplanted hair won't fall out permanently over time. It will follow the natural life cycle of the hair, which consists of three phases: growth, cessation of growth and loss. The concept of donor dominance was first introduced by Orentreich in 1952 and states that the donor's organ or tissue will retain its characteristics wherever it is placed. A study conducted in 2018 documented the long-term results of hair transplantation and it is currently the largest uncontrolled study on this topic.
At the end of the 4-year follow-up period after surgery, only 8.92% of the subjects had maintained the same density of transplanted hair, while 91.08% had experienced some degree of reduction in density. However, many patients report that they are satisfied with their hair transplant results even after 10 years. To ensure that your hair transplant lasts for 10 years or more, it is important to follow your surgeon's recommendations. This includes avoiding any activities that may cause trauma to the scalp, such as vigorous brushing or combing, and avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures. Additionally, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet to ensure that your hair remains healthy and strong. It is also important to note that genetics can play a role in how long your hair transplant lasts.
If you have a family history of balding or thinning hair, you may be more likely to experience a decrease in density over time. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy full hair growth for a lifetime.