Do Transplanted Hairs Fall Out?
A lot of people wonder if they decide to do a hair transplant procedure will their hair transplants just fall back out? Since we get this question from many of our patients we thought we’d share with a wider audience.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main culprit in androgenic alopecia or male
pattern baldness and causes the hair on top of our head to thin and fall out. However,
the hair around the side and back of the head are resistant to the effects of DHT and
these are the hairs that we use for implantation in a hair restoration surgery.
The hairs we implant are permanent. To ensure the best results we individually select hairs that are resistant to DHT and these hairs keep that characteristic even when they are implanted on top of the scalp. They do not thin, and they do not fall out. They grow just like your normal hair because it is your normal hair!
Once these grafts are implanted, they do take some time to grow. People usually
begin to see some early growth around 3-4 months, but it takes a full year to see the
complete effect of your results. In the meantime, we encourage our patients to take some
steps to preserve the hair that still exists on the top of their head. Whether it is
medication, topical, or laser treatment, any steps taken to preserve and thicken your
existing hair will only help you have an even better-looking head of hair!