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How Long Will My Hair Replacement Last? What Lasts The Longest?

There are many ways to replace lost hair. The decision to replace lost hair is personal and specific to every individual’s circumstances. One of the factors that might go into your decision to have hair replaced by science is how long that replacement will last. The answer to this question is based on the type of hair replacement you choose.


Types of Temporary Hair Restoration 


A Toupee/Hairpiece/Wig

A common technique that is also the oldest known method for recovering lost hair is to wear a prosthetic device that mimics the hair that once grew there. Another benefit to this type of hair replacement is that you can experiment with new styles and types of hair that do not grow naturally on your body. These only last as long as the prosthetic is worn, and is often susceptible to the environment and weather. 


Minoxidil or Finasteride

Medicines that interfere or enhance the body’s natural hair growth are also common treatments for hair loss. These have different levels of efficacy for different people, but they all have one thing in common: they stop working when you stop taking them. 


Mesotherapy and Luminotherapy

These two techniques, often prescribed together, tend to last the longest of all temporary hair restoration processes. You can expect the results to remain visible for up to a year, but possibly longer, before the treatment must be repeated. 


Types of Permanent Hair Restoration



Also called Advanced Tricho Pigmentation (ATP), this is the creation of small tattoos meant to resemble hair cropped close to the scalp. This way, the appearance of hair can be replicated on a permanent basis. These marks are artistically designed and customized for every patient. 



Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the newest and most innovative hair replacement or hair transplant techniques. This surgical hair transplant will last for the lifetime of the hair, as it represents the transplantation of follicles from one section of the body to another (usually the scalp). 


Starks offers many of the above hair transplant techniques, and we can help you pick the one that’s right for you. 


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