Discover Hair Transplant Success Rates

For those who are experiencing hair loss, the promise of restoring hair loss is very exciting, especially being able to get a natural, thick hairline. One of the biggest concerns people have when considering a hair transplant is their success rates. Hair Transplants are permanent, so people want to know: Do they really work? How successful are they? What factors need to be considered? We are here to help you gain more knowledge on hair transplants and how they work. 


Selecting Your Hair Transplant Surgeon

The success of a hair transplant surgeon depends on the surgeon doing the procedure. Do your research and look at all the hair restoration doctors you are considering. Make sure your hair transplant surgeon is licensed and specializes in hair restoration and hair health. The right surgeon will consider your age, your level of baldness, the texture, and color of your hair, as well as the cause of your balding to decide whether or not you are a candidate for hair transplant surgery. 


Curious to see if you’re a candidate? Read our blog post “ Are you a good candidate for hair transplant? 5 qualifications” 


If you meet the hair transplant qualifications, your hair transplant might deliver up to a 95% success rate. But, if you do not qualify, you will not be able to undergo the procedure and the right surgeon will explain to you why you should not fall for the promises of other doctors and will give you other options for hair restoration. 


Methods used for hair restoration

Another factor that is important to determine the success rate of your hair transplant is the method used. There are several techniques that a hair transplant surgeon may use to perform your hair restoration. It’s important to understand each one and select the one that you are more comfortable with. 


Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE involves harvesting follicular units (hair groups of 1 to 4 hairs that occur naturally in the scalp) one by one from the donor area and implanting them into tiny recipient incisions made by the surgeon in the balding or thinning areas.  The surgeon may use various extraction devices such as manual tools, powered devices and even automated devices such as the ARTAS Robotic System. 

The success of this procedure depends on the skill of the surgeon as well as the power of the device they are using, but the procedure leaves minimal scarring and has very low downtimes. This type of procedure has a 95% success rate. 


Read why the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System is the way to go when it comes to hair restoration


Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) 

FUT involves removing a strip of tissue from the sides and back of the scalp using a scalpel and then harvesting hair follicles using microscopes and transplanting them on the affected areas.  Like FUE, the skill and experience of each surgeon vary, as do their results, but this procedure leaves a much bigger scar than its counterpart. 


Hair Transplant Reviews

Another factor to take into account when deciding if a hair transplant has a high success rate are the testimonials. You can find many testimonials online of people, including the surgeon, who have been through successful hair transplants. These hair transplant reviews can be very valuable when it comes to deciding which surgeon to choose and what technique you are comfortable with. The reviews also help highlight the success rates and the pros and cons of each procedure. 


Establishing Realistic Expectations

An important factor when choosing to undergo a hair transplant procedure is to have realistic expectations about the procedure. Sometimes, a patients’ hopes and expectations are very high because of excitement and they don’t take into account the realities of hair transplants. 

The success rate of a hair transplant will also depend on those expectations and what results you want to achieve from your hair transplant. Do you want to reduce baldness, restore lost hair or revitalize your appearance? These are all things to take into account. Take into account that it takes 6-12 months to see results, as newly implanted hair takes a while to grow back in. 


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The success rate of a hair transplant will, therefore, depend on your expectations, the type of procedure and the skill and experience of your hair surgeon. This is why it’s important to research all these factors beforehand and make sure a hair transplant is right for you. Remember to always get your hair transplant done by a licensed, certified surgeon and have a hair consultation beforehand. 


Did you know Boston Robotic Hair Restoration is home to New England’s first ARTAS iX, an ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System which is an FDA approved, follicular unit extraction hair restoration procedure? The ARTAS iX machine is an advanced, robotic machine that uses artificial intelligence to calculate the natural shape of your hairline. With our advanced technology, the surgeon is able to use our ARTAS iX machine to extract singular units of hair follicles from your head. ARTAS iX replants your hair follicles for fast hair results, without the possibility of human error. Visit our website at to learn more