How does alopecia affect grafted hair?

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Can baldness affect the transplanted hair?

Specifying how alopecia affects grafted hair is one of the most common requests that patients make to their hair surgeon while they are considering the possibility of exposing themselves to a surgical procedure of this type to solve their hair loss problem.

Before going into details, it’s worth mentioning that hair that has just been implanted will not be damaged in the future by baldness and under no circumstances. Therefore, this process is a very valid and permanent alternative to stop capillary depopulation of the scalp.

It’s not an affirmation based on opinions or expectations, but it’s based on experience and scientific evidence, since the extracted follicles come from areas whose genetic disposition is alien to the action of alopecia, being programmed to accompany the individual during all his life.

How does alopecia affects grafted hair? The posterior and temporal regions are where these hair follicles are most frequently immune to the influence of the main cause of hair loss: the hormone dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Due to this reason, the hair that populates these donor areas is definitive.

It is possible to afirm that alopecia doesn't affect grafted hair.

It is possible to afirm that alopecia doesn't affect grafted hair.

Thanks to this fundamental question, a respectable number of people consider hair graft treatment as the best remedy to curb the fall of their hair. And, thanks to this method, you can make sure that the problems arising from your baldness will not be presented again.

Could graft hair be lost after surgery?

Why does this loss occur after the capillary implant?

Although the hair transplant technique selected (FUE or FUSS) to undertake the surgical procedure has been applied to perfection, the fact that the implanted hair is detached is more common than in principle can be imagined.

In other words, although baldness does not influence new hair, it’s not strange that hair is lost after surgery. However, this aspect should not be a source of uneasiness. Also, if you prefer to make sure that this is only another phase of the process, you will always have the opportunity to tell your specialist.

And this fall should not disturb you because it’s the replica of the hair follicles transplanted to the manipulation to which they have been subjected during any of the three phases of the procedure:

  • Obtaining.
  • Treatment.
  • Implant.

Moreover, the hair loss that occurs immediately after surgery is no longer a symptom of the functional regeneration that is taking place at that time. To be more exact, in such situations, patients with capillary micrografting will lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day for the reason stated.

To avoid worries of this type, it will always be more than advisable to select a qualified medical team with the appropriate trajectory in this sector, because, in case the capillary implant is practiced in the ideal way, the survival rate of grafted follicles will be 100%.

It's possible to say that the hair that has just been implanted will not be damaged in the future by baldness and under no circumstances.

How would natural aging affect alopecia?

Anyone who has undergone a hair graft must be very aware that the hair that is lost after the completion of this procedure is a consequence of the surgery itself.

Therefore, it is essential to establish a distinction between hair loss derived from baldness and that associated with the application of surgical technique. In addition, after a few weeks have elapsed, the grafted hair will progressively recover its usual growth cycle, thus achieving its complete regeneration.

However, it’s also necessary to point out that the inevitable passage of time will exert some influence on the transplanted hair. In other words, with hair implant surgery, the problem of alopecia is solved forever, but the natural aging process will affect this and the other hairs.

Although the baldness doesn’t influence on the transplanted hair, with the passage of time, the most probable thing is that this hair continues to be loss gradually. However, we insist that it’s not a malpractice on the part of the surgeon or a problem that the patient may present, but rather effect of time.

After the hair graft, the hair may fall due to the trauma of the surgery.

After the hair graft, the hair may fall due to the trauma of the surgery.

Since the hair loss could be presented in an advanced age as we mentioned, this will not be radical nor as copious as that of years ago that motivated the patient’s surgery to perform the micrografting of hair.

That is, the subject in question will not go bald overnight. Little by little, part of the implanted hair will begin to fall and, with this, the capillary density of your head will be moderately diminished. It’s also not surprising that this hair loss is so slight that it can hardly be appreciated.

Is it possible for this fall to result in another hair implant?

The first step for a person to be exposed to a surgical hair treatment is the execution of a series of previous examinations that reveal certain characteristics of the hair and that could acquire special relevance in the achievement of the final results.

For example, the surgeon himself will be responsible for estimating, thanks to the information provided by these analyzes, the number of follicular units that are going to be grafted into the donor area, as to fall short in such computation could result in a very unnatural outcome over the years.

In such situations, it’s very possible that the individual has to return to the clinic to undergo another hair graft and try to rectify the capillary inequality present in his head.

In short, and despite the fact that we have already proven that alopecia doesn’t affect transplanted hair because it’s genetically prepared to avoid falling, the expertise of the specialist plays a fundamental role so that the results that are obtained will be prolonged over time.

From its adequate forecast about the amount of hair in the receiving area that could fall to the subject in the long term, the need to undertake a new hair graft surgery or not depends on it, which is not easy if one considers that baldness has not yet developed in its entirety.

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