Question #4
Are the results permanent?

This is another common question and concern for people seeking hair transplantation as a solution to thinning hair and loss of hair. Providing that an individual is a candidate, the results are most typically permanent for the remainder of one’s life. This is because the hair in the back area of the head is resistant to the DHT hormone that most commonly causes hairs in other areas to be lost. This DHT-resistant hair maintains that resistance for the rest of your life no matter where it is located on the head. This means that it is also permanent when it is transplanted to the new areas.

This question has 168 responses
Brian DeakinsOctober 28, 2021
J.H.October 19, 2021
The definitely seem permanent.
K.K.October 15, 2021
Very, no hair loss only growth.
Rohil DayaJuly 24, 2021
Yes - the technology used ensures that the results are permanent.
AnonymousJuly 15, 2021
Yes, with transplanted hair not being lost at the same rate as non transplanted hair.
Tyler AmesJune 23, 2021
Joe HarterMay 25, 2021
1 year in, everything has gone well.
AnonymousMay 25, 2021
Yes, it's my own hair.
AnonymousMay 5, 2021
Yes the area is permanent
Will JohnsonMay 4, 2021
Yes, the graphed area is permanent.
David SchrumpfApril 27, 2021
Yes: The grafted hair is taken from an area of your scalp that is not affected by DHT formation, like in the crown and hairline. I maintain the grafts with Laser Hair Therapy and medication.
Josh MullinsMarch 17, 2021
Yes, after one year more hair, with no hair loss.
Seth PuckettMarch 3, 2021
Yes, if you follow hair treatment regiment for non-transplanted hair
Ryan DenneyFebruary 23, 2021
Yes, the results I have experienced as well as others speak for themselves.
C.W.February 18, 2021
Yes, but one has to be willing to maintain non-transplanted hair with proper maintenance.
AnonymousJanuary 20, 2021
Yes, since it is your own hair.
Kurt VettersJanuary 14, 2021
AnonymousDecember 16, 2020
AnonymousJuly 24, 2020
A.W.June 26, 2020
I believe so but ask me in 20 years.
Dr. K.A.June 24, 2020
AnonymousJanuary 23, 2020
Yes, but additional supplements are needed to prevent further loss in the hair that wasn't transplanted.
AnonymousJanuary 6, 2020
Yes, and Darren is very knowledgeable and is truthful which is very important!
K.R.November 22, 2019
Absolutely - and even after 1 year I still feel as though my hair is continuing to thicken.
Michael O'HaraNovember 5, 2019
Yes! The donated hair comes from an area on head that is resistant to hormones that cause hair loss.
Blake ElliottOctober 11, 2019
Yes, my hair grows like crazy and consistently getting haircuts. Not embarrassed anymore when I go to the barber shop.
AnonymousOctober 10, 2019
E.W.October 3, 2019
Darrin DanhauerOctober 2, 2019
Yes, I have also not experienced additional hair loss in other areas since following PAI's instructions.
Bill LyonsSeptember 10, 2019
Yes, permanent, I have not noticed any loss.
Jeff LongSeptember 9, 2019
Yes, the results are permanent.
Jeff JacksonAugust 30, 2019
Peter BitarAugust 22, 2019
They seem to be so far.
MEOAugust 16, 2019
Very satisfied with the procedure. My hair looks completely natural.
J.W.August 14, 2019
Yes the are permanent
AnonymousAugust 6, 2019
Yes, as far as I can tell.
Nick YontsJune 28, 2019
Absolutely! It is nice to be able to style my hair however I want.
Steven SmithJune 17, 2019
The results seem to be permanent. My hair looks and feels great!
Christopher WeiperMay 11, 2019
AnonymousMarch 21, 2019
After the procedure the transplanted hairs did go through a phase where you lose them but that is expected to happen. After that phase, the transplanted hair begins growing stronger and thicker hair. It looks and feels amazing!
Ray AndersonMarch 12, 2019
Yes – the transplanted hair grew in fast for me and is still very strong. I have not experienced any daily excess hair falls out.
Allen C.February 20, 2019
Yes, and I’m very satisfied at 1 year.
J.K.January 29, 2019
The results are permanent. With the use of the recommended modalities for my existing hair, I have not lost anymore hair since I had the procedure.
Kevin LinkJanuary 25, 2019
At 15 months post transplant, Yes the results are permanent.
Tony M.January 14, 2019
The grafted hair is my own hair. Every day when i brush it, I have no visible hair loss from the grafted area.
AnonymousDecember 22, 2018
Yes, I am at 14 months now and it looks great. The transplanted hair should stay with me for life.
AnonymousNovember 8, 2018
After the full year I now look and feel like a college student!
AnonymousNovember 8, 2018
Yes! – 100%
AnonymousNovember 7, 2018
They have been so far for me.
G.P.November 3, 2018
Jay P.September 29, 2018
After 13 months, I haven’t noticed any signs of losing the new hair. I would say it’s permanent!
AnonymousSeptember 7, 2018
Yes. My transplants are permanent plus the existing hair, thanks to the proper up-keep assigned by the professionals at PAI, is also looking great.
J.S.September 7, 2018
Yes, it has been a full year now and the transplanted hair is permanent.
B.A.August 2, 2018
– Yes – Modalities help
AnonymousMay 29, 2018
So far so good at the one year mark.
Joe BergenApril 21, 2018
Yes, the results are permanent. The hair on the back and the sides are genetically permanent hair.
Steve M.April 4, 2018
Yes, genetically permanent hair.
J.C.April 4, 2018
Yes, has been a year now and my hair is doing well, looking much better than before.
Jeff WilliamsApril 3, 2018
Yes, the hair that was transplanted is permanent because the hair that was used from the back is resistant to hair loss. It’s simply moving that hair to replace the hair that has fallen out on top.
T.M.March 6, 2018
Jeff CookMarch 6, 2018
Yes. Its been one year and they seem to be permanent.
Dan WayMarch 2, 2018
Yes! The transplanted hair is immune to the male pattern baldness and should stick around forever.
James CanadyMarch 1, 2018
Yes. Its my real hair. The grafts are taken from the areas that are resistant to hair loss.
Jean-Paul EtienneJanuary 5, 2018
Yes, absolutely. I am a Physician and when my patient’s see me they ask me what i had done, they cannot believe how great it looks!
Alec StephensDecember 27, 2017
It was explained to me before the procedure that the hair that is taken from the back of my head is genetically permanent and will remain this way in the new area it is placed. I have no reason to think its not permanent 12 months out from the procedure
Randy P.October 13, 2017
My results have been permanent and i have had no loss of the transplanted grafts.
Ryan HussyOctober 13, 2017
Its been 2 years since the first of my 2 procedures and my hair looks great. Its still early but i have no reason to think it wont be permanent.
KevinSeptember 26, 2017
My results are definitely 100% amazing! I have had it cut and styled multiple times in the one year. It looks so full.
Karl JeromeAugust 31, 2017
My results are solid and can be cut, combed, and styled any way I choose.
Karl JeromeAugust 31, 2017
Multi unit grafting uses your own hair which is carefully transplanted to areas of hair loss. The hair looks and feels natural because it is your own hair.
IanAugust 19, 2017
I’ve only had my procedure approximately 1 year ago but yeah I’d say it’s permanent. I’ve shaved it down for when I go do my military weekends then 2 weeks later I’m back to a wonderful full growth up top. The real-life problem now is to find a barber.
Ryan S.July 14, 2017
I have seen no loss of the transplanted hair which i am told is what should be the case because the hair is genetically permanent.
Justin AndersonJuly 8, 2017
The results appear to be permanent. It is your own hair and the follicles are resistant to the damage cause in the hair loss areas.
Tom BakkenJune 15, 2017
I am no longer losing any hair. Since the hair transplants came from my own head from below the male pattern baldness zone, this new hair is permanent!
LFFebruary 28, 2017
Still TBD with time. But very happy with the results 1 year after the ARTAS Robotic procedure.
DMFebruary 10, 2017
13 months in so for so good! I’ve gotten many compliments on my hair in the past few months.
IanFebruary 7, 2017
As far as I know yes. I am doing some things for my hair that wasnt transplanted, so i can keep that, but from what I understand the transplanted hair is permanent and will stay securely on my head.
J BrownJanuary 23, 2017
I am 1 year post-procedure and everything is going great. Following Darren’s recommendations, I continue to use laser treatment and Rogaine as well for maintenance of what was not transplanted. So far so good!
CraigNovember 22, 2016
Yes, the results are permanent.
BrianNovember 12, 2016
Yes, I believe the results are permanent. I’m five months out and my transplanted hair is growing and thriving.
AndyOctober 26, 2016
I am confident that the transplanted hair is permanent. It has been 7 months and the results continue to improve.
Rick HesterbergOctober 22, 2016
It has been a year and a half since my procedure and I am very satisfied with my results. I had a tremendous amount of thinning on the top of my crown. PAI restored my crown with thick hair and a good plan going forward to maintain my hair. It was exciting to watch the growth of my new hair. For me its about quality of life and I will never regret making this decision.
WillAugust 10, 2016
I am 8 months out and so-far-so-good! The hair that was transplanted feels and is stronger than ever. I do not see my hair going anywhere anytime soon. This was one of the best choices I have made for myself.
ScottJune 24, 2016
It has been just over a year after my procedure and my transplanted hair looks just like the rest of my original hair. I was losing my hair in the front and on top. I now have hair like I did approximately 15 years ago. I would definitely recommend doing this to anyone that is having thoughts about their hair loss like I was.
Jeff RJune 1, 2016
I think the best part about having a hair transplant is that the results are permanent. Going through the process is pretty easy and knowing that you won’t have to worry about losing this hair again is awesome!
JeffMarch 9, 2016
Yes, it has only been 5 months since my procedure.
SeanMarch 9, 2016
My hair looks amazing and it is most certainly here to stay. I had started balding from the front which is what was addressed with the procedure. The days of looking in the mirror with despair as my hairline recedes more and more each day are nothing more than a bad memory.
CFebruary 10, 2016
Im 1 year post surgery, my hair is long, natural looking, and growing better than ever! I know I’ll have this hair forever, and its an amazing feeling!
BoilerFebruary 10, 2016
I used to leave a trail of hair, between my desk at work and my bathroom sink. Now no trace of hair falling out.
SamFebruary 3, 2016
Yes! It’s been about 15 months, and “the hair is there.” The timing PAI gives you is a great guideline.
ChrisJanuary 25, 2016
I’m only four months in and it is a night and day difference! The results are so impressive and the feedback has been amazing!
JanJanuary 20, 2016
My results have been GREAT !! I am at the one year anniversary and could not be more pleased
Greg BarrowJanuary 2, 2016
The hair grafts are taken from the back of your head, a part of the scalp which is genetically protected from balding, so the results will last forever if properly maintained.
BillySeptember 15, 2015
I’m at my one year mark and my results seem to be only getting better. I haven’t seen any hair loss in the areas that the transplants took place.
JeffAugust 9, 2015
Well it’s been 1 year and I’m so happy with the results
ErikApril 10, 2015
I’m a little over a year out and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I’ve gotten so many compliments about how great it looks!
CameronApril 9, 2015
Yes, the results are permanent. The look is quite natural and flows with the rest of my hair.
RyanMarch 18, 2015
The results are permanent and I wouldn’t want it any other way! The team did an unbelievable job putting the new hair in and I’m thrilled to hear that it’ll be staying there forever.
RMMarch 17, 2015
I am only 4 months out but it appears like it will be with me for a while!
Mike M.March 9, 2015
I used to be scared to even scratch an itch on my scalp, that my hand would have hair in it when I would look at it afterwards. Not any more. I have confidence that it’s there to stay.
DanFebruary 11, 2015
Its been over one year and it looks great.
Ryan FieldsDecember 20, 2014
The hair is permanent. I know that my hair will stay for years to come!
ADDecember 4, 2014
I have actually had 3 smaller transplants in the past before PAI. At PAI I had the largest transplant of over 6000 hairs at once! I am 5 months out of the transplant and I must say my hair has not looked this good for more than a decade! As the donor area was harvested from the back of my head (the area not affected by testosterone that induces hairloss) it is permanent.
EricNovember 14, 2014
It has been two years since my procedure and the results are very much permanent. In fact, the transplanted hair is pretty much the only hair I have left in the front but it is full and strong.
CliffNovember 10, 2014
Yes, the growth is permanent. I treat the new growth just like the rest of my hair. There is no difference.
Jeff YoukerOctober 28, 2014
Im into it for 4 months and its awesome now! I cant wait for 1 year
NickSeptember 4, 2014
After a year so far, Id say so! These babies are locked in tight… I HIGHLY doubt they will ever come out.
JustinAugust 1, 2014
I am only a year post op and my hair looks great. According to Darren and PAI, I will have the transplanted hair for life. And if you think about it and the fact that they are transplanting hair from an area where most bald men can still grow hair they make perfect sense.
DJJuly 4, 2014
Yes, I will have this hair forever and like everyone says I wish I had of done it sooner.
Jake J.June 18, 2014
The results are most definitely permanent. The feeling of knowing you’ll have hair forever is amazing!
Richard JMay 28, 2014
It has been 2 years since my 1st procedure and 1 since my 2nd,my hair continues to grow and is as permanent as can be.
ShahidMay 24, 2014
yes, Result are permanent and organic.
Cody BMay 20, 2014
Yes, I don’t see this hair going away anytime soon. I’d recommend to do something like rogain (minoxidil), propecia, or laser hair treatment to maintain your hair that was not transplanted. I would say spending $3000-$7000 is worth having hair for an additional 15+ years.
Darren GreenApril 28, 2014
Yes they are permanent and very natural looking
Dave L.March 24, 2014
After a year, this hair is very permanent. My stylist (who has been amazed) cuts it every 4 weeks, and it continues to grow just like the original hair.
James B.February 7, 2014
I haven’t lost any hair since having the procedure 7 months ago, and it is still growing in. It looks excellent and I can get it cut and styled anyway I want.
Rick OJanuary 16, 2014
The results are permanent. As they preformed my procedure, the Doctor made sure to fillin the areas that he anticipated lose in the future. My hair looks amazing…..
Tim PDecember 23, 2013
It has been 1 year and it has gotten even thicker in the last 2 months.
NickDecember 3, 2013
Yes, its permanent. But please make sure you follow the easy instructions for post op, which is crucial. You need to make sure the implanted hairs get grounded. So as long as you can sacrifice a little for a couple of days then you’re golden!
LukeNovember 15, 2013
My hair loss has stopped through the help of PAI. The staff will educate you on how to keep the hair that you still have.
Phil GNovember 6, 2013
I certainly am not worried about my new hair going anywhere. It was explained to me why it will be permanent. When they pull the lid down on me I expect to have as much hair as I did in college.
MarioSeptember 26, 2013
I followed their instructions to the letter and have done the laser treatments as well. I am seeing great coverage at four months and have no concerns about whether or not it will be permanent. My biggest challenge is figuring out how to style all this new hair!
AndyAugust 29, 2013
Follow the program they ask you to. They know what they are talking about and its easy. Im doing a hair laser package which has rapidly sped up the new hair growth in the first 4 months post procedure. Highly recommended if you want results ASAP!
JonJuly 12, 2013
As many people have said, the end result seems to be as permanent as the rest of the hair in the area where the follicles are taken from. Very happy with the end result.
Preston L.June 24, 2013
I had the procedure just over 1 year ago. My hair continues to get thicker. Every day I use the products recommended to me by PAI, which have helped maintain and secure that growth. Other areas of my head have thinned a small amount, but I was not using the product correctly. The texture of my transplanted hair has grown back a little more coarse, but I was told this can happen initially and it will improve with time.
VikJune 24, 2013
Darren explained to me clearly that the transplanted hair would be permanent. Its over 15 months since my transplant and don’t see any hair loss so far in the transplanted area. I firmly believe that they will be permanent.
JayJune 17, 2013
I had my procedure done 7 months ago and it looks so good. It’s continuing to get thicker and I’ve never been happier. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
Tracy ThomasApril 30, 2013
It’s been just over a year and my hair is getting thicker and thicker. I am blown away by the results. Couldn’t be happier.
Jim WindersApril 13, 2013
It’s been just over a year so this might be premature. However my hair seems to keep getting thicker. I enjoy using styling product in my hair again and not seeing my hair wash down the drain.
Jack C.March 15, 2013
My hair loss has completely stopped. Before the procedure, I would notice more and more hairs falling out from the front of my hairline and from the crown. None of my hairs fall out anymore and the lost hair has been replaced by new, thick hair. I love it.
SalesmanFebruary 27, 2013
The results have been great. I am over a year post transplant and my hair looks natural and is as strong as ever!
Larry Y.February 21, 2013
The transplanted hair will be permanent in its new transplanted area just as it would have been permanent in its original location. You will have the transplanted hair permanently. I had hair transplanted thirty years ago and it is still growing just fine. PAI is doing the Multi Unit Grafts which is much better, natural looking and pain free. They did my second transplant surgery and their procedure is the very best. I am four months post surgery and I have beautiful results already , with more hair growning and it will be permanent. You will get just what Darren tells you to expect.
Shaun NFebruary 7, 2013
My new hair is exactly the same as the rest of my hair. There is no difference. I can’t even tell a difference in what is the new hairs vs. the others! Case closed, it’s permanent, looks great and my confidence is up!
Adam SchwartzDecember 25, 2012
It’s been over a year since my first major transplant, and four months since my second, less extensive surgery, and as far as I can tell, my grafted hairs are firmly rooted in my scalp and always will be.
R SharmaDecember 23, 2012
I trust that the results are permanent. The scientific reasoning supports the case that the results should be permanent.
Jim ColsonDecember 22, 2012
Its been over 3 years and the results are permanent, the transplanted hair matched and blended in with the existing hair pefectly, Dr Waesche and the team did a great job for me!
PilotNovember 14, 2012
I haven’t seen any hair loss since I had the procedure in September of 2011. Great lasting results!
Jerad A.October 15, 2012
@ “Jonathan T”….I am just over 2 years post op and yes the hair is permanent!! The PAI procedure is done in a way so to transplant right through existing hair that is prone to future loss that way giving a even natural look even if you loose the hair that wasn’t transplanted. One mistake I made was not going all the way to the crown in op 1. However PAI’s procedure is if they don’t get all the way to the back then what they do is gradually thin it out so it looks thinner and natural. Mine looks great and natural! Post op you might also try some things like minoxidil (I’m not a pill man) that will help the crown more so that, combined with the procedure, can help. No regrets here. Happy I did it everyday! Worth it
MuzOctober 8, 2012
Can’t say as I had a procedure just 4 months ago but everything I have seen and been told tells me it will be.
ScottOctober 3, 2012
Darren explained to me clearly that the transplanted hair would be permanent. I have no reason at the four month mark to think any different.
JonOctober 3, 2012
I am currently a little over 4 months post-procedure. From the growth I am already seeing, I have no reason to think it isn’t permanent. It’s my hair. I comb it, wash it and I do see reduced hair in the sink after combing and styling. Very happy with the results so far.
KevinAugust 13, 2012
I’m now approximately 5 months after the procedure and the hairs all seem like they’ve been there forever. I see no signs of this not being permanent, and because they came from the back of my head they’ll be around longer than those that had been there previously.
Brian GAugust 13, 2012
This was a huge concern for me. PAI did a great job explaining the process of their procedures to me and helping me understand the new hair was going to be with me for a long time. I did not want to do a procedure and find out that I would have to do it every couple of years, and PAI reassured me that I should not have to. Thank you so much PAI, you have been a great help in changing my life… Brian G.
DavidAugust 10, 2012
This was a big concern of mine. I was afraid that my hair would end up thinning a out just like my original hair had. PAI walked me through why I had no need to worry about losing my transplanted hair again due to the DNA that naturally exists in the donor hair…and it’s true. My hair looks great and is all still there.
DianeJuly 16, 2012
I am 1 year in and I see no hair in the sink or shower.
SteveJuly 3, 2012
This is my second hair transplant procedure and first with PAI. The transplanted hair will become permanent, however, your existing hair has the potential of continued loss if you dont do something to keep that. So, you’ll be happy with the procedure for many years, just remember it alone won’t prevent future loss.
Jack TrudeauJune 20, 2012
The guys at PAI explained to me that the hair that is transplanted is going to be permanent. I am past a year after the procedure and my hair is looking great.
Mark HJune 20, 2012
I am 24 months from my first procedure and I can attest that it is permenant! I am a 60’s guy. If I worried about my greyness I might be worried but I don’t worry about hair loss anymore!
Mike McConnellMay 3, 2012
My transplanted hair is much more stable than the rest of my scalp..
Tuhin S.January 10, 2012
The results of the procedure are very good and definitely seem permanent.
ScientistDecember 28, 2011
Yes, because the new hairs are not genetically susceptible to attack by DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Furthermore, the people at PAI will talk to you about things you can do to also help keep the surrounding non transplanted hair.
Matt B.December 12, 2011
So far so good!. Say something happened tomorrow and I didn’t make it. Then I could be adamant that, yes, the results are permanent and lasted the duration of my lifetime. My social life has picked up exponentially, but I wont let her touch my hair. That’s my hair. I bought it. Get your own Jezebel.
Jason WDecember 1, 2011
I’m just over a year removed from my procedure. Everything appears completely permanent. I am not concerned about losing this hair at all.
Lee WNovember 9, 2011
I had my transplant about a year ago. I am very pleased with the results that Dr Waesche and his team gave me. I am confident that the transplanted hair will be with me for the rest of my life.
Matt H.September 22, 2011
Four months post op the results could not be more permanent. Before the procedure I would cut my hair and then watch it grow back however the thinning became more and more evident. Now imagine my excitement when I cut it now and watch it grow back darker and thicker than it was. No matter how much I cut it I know for a fact it’s growing back and there’s no better feeling than that!!!!!
Mike McConnellAugust 18, 2011
I am only 4 months after the procedure and my hair is just begining to become visible. I can see my new hairline and I’ve been assured that it’s permanent!
Bob GAugust 14, 2011
I had a transplant, several years ago at another facility, and the hair that was transplanted is still in place. The problem was that i had lost a lot of the hair around that. I wanted to try to get as much done as i could in a single session so I recently had a procedure with PAI. The PAI procedure was superior to the non PAI procedure in quantity and quality. I learnt during my consultation, with PAI, that they can now transplant much much more hair in one procedure and still have a natural look, that is what i wanted. I am very pleased with the results.
John CJune 29, 2011
I had my procedure performed 3 years ago, and the hair is still there and very full, it seemed to get gradually fuller over the first year.
ToddJune 6, 2011
My hair looks great – I’ve gotten lots of comments that you can’t tell it from my other hair. A permanent fix – glad I did it.
JudyMay 14, 2011
It’s been a year. I color, blow dry, and style just as I normally would. Thumbs up!
J. DanielMarch 29, 2011
I’m coming up on my PAI procedure one year anniversary. I’ve seen steady growth over the past months. It looks natural, it feels natural and it’s here to stay. What a great feeling.
John SMarch 25, 2011
Yes, YOUR hair is permanent. Not only does PAI provide the best possible care during the procedure process, but the after care is tremendous. They stay in touch and give you tons of information on maintaining and enhancing your look. They care about the results just as much as you do!
Mark HJanuary 21, 2011
It took a few months before you actually notice the results. I had the procedure about 10 months ago and now it is just unbelievable especially when you go back and see what it looked like before the procedure. The neat thing is that nobody at work or people I know said anything because the results were so gradual. Fantastic! Dr.Waesche is wonderful.
Louise G.January 11, 2011
It has been almost 3 years and, it still looks great
Craig BDecember 31, 2010
The results have been wonderful. I did have to find an excellent stylist though, because my old one didn’t know how to work with all this new hair! I did a level 12 a year ago and will be doing another level 12 soon again, but only because I want that “Hollywood” look with even more density and coverage. I recommend Darren and his staff any day!
LarryDecember 30, 2010
The results look quite natural. Everyone that knows I had the procedure have told me that it looks great and natural. Most have not said anything other than you look great. Today I had my annual physical and the nurse repeated the phrase that “you look great.” Whatever you are doing, keep it up.
RichDecember 30, 2010
It’s just like the rest of my ‘good’ hair. It’s been 2 years for me and I am very happy!
ToddDecember 28, 2010
The hair is as permanent as can be – love it. It’s not going any where! After over a year, I could not be any happier.
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