Everyone who had or will have a hair transplant would like to know the answer to this question. Will their newly transplanted hair ever fall out? But answering that question can be tricky. Because there are multiple factors at play that determine hair loss.
How can you be certain that you are losing too much hair?
- If your scalp is noticeably visible
- If your hairline is receding
- If you have an itchy scalp
- If your hair excessively falls out during bathing or combing
The newly transplanted hair will probably not fall out for most of the time. Even if it does fall out, it will probably be at a very late age. The reason for that is the surgeons usually prefer the back of the head as the donor area. Because the follicles harvested from this area does not fall out in most people. They are much stronger and denser compared to the follicles in other areas. But some people do not have strong and dense hair on the back of their heads. Genetics play a huge role in these cases. If you are one of these people, then you might lose your hair even after having a transplant. Your dermatologist will provide you with further information on this subject.
Losing hair does not always result in balding. It may sometimes relate to hair growth cycles. Our hair has three different phases. These are anagen, catagen, and telogen. The anagen phase is the growth phase. Your hair grows approximately 1 cm per month during this phase. The catagen phase is the transitional phase. It is sort of a “rest” phase for your hair. The telogen phase is the shedding phase. It may last a couple of months. New strands of hair start to grow once this phase ends. So, losing hair may not always be a sign of balding or any other condition. Our hair has cycles and it is natural to lose hair sometimes.
After the first month following your hair transplantation, your hair will go through the telogen phase. As we said before, this is completely normal. Your newly transplanted hairs just need some adjustment. They will adapt to their new environment and become stronger as time passes. After nine months from your operation, your hair will be strong and thick.
Doctors usually recommend having supplemental treatments after a hair transplant such as PRP and hair mesotherapy. These supplemental treatments have multiple perks. They feed the transplanted hair and make them stronger. They also strengthen the original hair on your transplant area and stop any further shedding.