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How effective is hair transplant surgery?

Advances in hair transplant surgery over the last few years have made this a promising treatment option for many people. The most common type of hair loss treated with a hair transplant is male pattern baldness. But it may also work for other types of hair loss, such as female pattern baldness, hair loss that is not on the head (for example, the eyelashes, eye brows, moustache or beard area) and hair loss due to scarring alopecia from burns, surgery or trauma. Success rates for these conditions are high, and most people can expect natural, fuller hair growth within a few months.

Hair transplants are not usually effective for people with alopecia caused by an active scarring disease, such lichen planopilaris or frontal fibrosing alopecia, unless the disease has become inactive.

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