In general, a patient cannot experience a pattern of baldness again after hair transplant surgery. This is due to the nature of the extracted hair follicles, which are unlikely to fall out, since they are taken from the back and sides of the head. However, transplanted hair may thin out over time. While a hair transplant is permanent in almost every case, some people may experience some type of hair loss even after the procedure.
Hair grafts tend to come off 2 to 12 weeks after surgery. Once they have been shed, the hairs should start to grow again in the next 4 to 12 months. Hair loss after hair transplant surgery can be a shock to many. If the implanted hairs fall out again after a few weeks, you might think that the hair restoration procedure was a failure. However, temporary hair loss is completely normal.
Nowadays, hair transplantation is no longer an abnormal cosmetic surgery procedure. Levent Acar has already helped many people improve their quality of life and self-confidence. Because beautiful, abundant and healthy hair is still synonymous with success and youth even in today's enlightened society. This is not the case with fine hair or bald spots on the head. Hair loss just a few years after hair transplant surgery can be disheartening.
Unfortunately, this is a situation where we see many of our patients coming to us from other offices. There are many factors that determine the success of your hair transplant, both immediately after and later in the coming years. If any factor during the hair transplant process is not performed correctly, the success of the entire hair transplant is at risk. The first step in evaluating the cause of hair loss after hair transplant surgery is to determine if it is the transplanted hairs or the native hair that is falling out. In successful hair transplants, we don't expect the transplanted hair to fall out.
This is because these hairs are not subject to the same hair loss as native hair, since they originate from a healthy donor area. If the transplanted hairs are falling out, this is a sign that something went wrong with the hair transplant surgery. Scars, injuries and the low survival rate of grafts are risks that hair transplants performed with robotic tools, inexperienced surgeons, and surgeons who overtransplant in megasessions will cause hair loss that may be permanent. If this is the case, a restorative hair transplant may be needed to resolve the issues. Most of the time, however, the hair loss experienced after hair transplantation is due to shedding of surrounding native hairs.
While hair transplants are a wonderful solution for resolving the onset of baldness and thinning, they are not a cure for baldness. In other words, hair transplants won't prevent more baldness from occurring. That's why we stress the importance of medically controlling hair loss with medications such as minoxidil and finasteride, especially after hair transplantation. These topical or oral medications can help slow down the progression of hair loss as you age, allowing you to have more time before another hair transplant is needed.
Like normal hair, transplanted hairs can become brittle and shed if not properly cared for. This is because Telogen Effluvium (TE) is linked to the hair growth cycle and causes follicles to enter their resting phase prematurely. In some cases, this can cause unnatural-looking patches of baldness around the transplanted area. After thinking about treatment for a long time, as my own scalp was retracting around my temples, I was relieved to meet with Dr.
Fernando who relaxed me a lot and developed a clear treatment plan for my own particular type of baldness. The scalp reacts to trauma from surgery usually one month after the procedure causing some transplanted hairs to fall out. The reason why this type of shedding can occur is because you are already genetically predisposed to baldness and even if one area has been treated with a transplant, other areas may still be susceptible to male pattern baldness. This type of shedding is not related to your actual transplant so you should see a trichologist or your family doctor for advice.
After a successful transplant although newly embedded hairs can grow normally any area that is still susceptible to male pattern baldness (the top of your head from your crown to your forehead including your temples) around your transplanted hairs will continue to be susceptible to falling out. Also known as shock loss it's normal for some transplanted hairs to fall out after an FUE procedure but after one year you should start seeing final results without worrying about further shedding.