Can You Go Bald after Hair Replacement?

Sep 20, 21 Can You Go Bald after Hair Replacement?

Before going through the steep expense and recovery time of hair transplant surgery, you may wonder about the long-term benefits. Will the hair be permanent? Can you go bald after hair replacement?

These are all genuine questions that we will answer.

About Hair Replacement

Hair replacement, scientifically known as hair transplant surgery, is the process of obtaining hair follicles from one area of your head (preferably the neck area or sides) and transplanting them to a balding area. A few years ago, doctors would extract an entire strip of skin and move it to the balding space, leaving you with visible scarring. Thankfully, today we have Follicular Unit Extraction, which is taking individual hair follicles and transplanting them to the balding area. This is less traumatic to your scalp and leaves no scarring.

Does Transplanted Hair Last Forever?

Unfortunately, most if not all of the hair that has been transplanted will fall out within the next two to four weeks. This shouldn’t alarm you, though. The hair has to shed to give way to new hair growth, which should be permanent under normal circumstances. If you follow all the aftercare instructions, you should have a full head of hair from five to twelve months.

Combat Hair Loss

Without a doubt, hair replacement is a permanent solution to hair thinning, but it’s not a cure for baldness. This means you will continue to lose hair, including the newly transplanted hair, if you don’t treat the cause of the hair loss.

For men, dihydrotestosterone hormone or DHT is the cause of male pattern baldness. The doctor will recommend a DHT blocker treatment to prevent further hair loss. For women, sorting out hormonal imbalance, scalp inflammation, chronic stress, and poor diet will help maintain your new hair.

That said, even the transplanted hair follicles have a lifespan, and they will stop growing hair eventually. In that case, you can consider another round of hair replacement treatment in Georgia or other alternative methods of treating thinning Hair Restoration Specialists.