Hair implants are surrounded by myths, information that is not confirmed or doubts due to the impossibility of believing that the hair can be recovered (there are few things that really work and it is easy to distrust). One of the things that we are most consulted about and what we want to talk about is hair loss. To know, before starting, that the transplanted hair does not fall out. With this in mind, we tell you how baldness and grafting are related.
Baldness and hair grafting
Although all our hair may fall out, the truth is that some areas, such as the sides and bottom, are better prepared to last. This is due to the fact that the hormone DHT, which intervenes in the normal cycle of the hair and causes it to fall out, usually has no effect on the hair of these occipital and parietal areas.
This hormone works when there is an increase in testosterone (which is why most of those affected are men), turning it, in part, into DHI, which saturates the capillary structure, preventing adequate blood flow and favoring a weakening of the hair that is about to grow.
It is for this reason that when a person is losing hair is usually depopulated the upper area and remain the hair of what we call the ring (from sideburns to sideburns joining the crown area).
Why doesn’t the transplanted hair fall out?
When we perform a FUE hair graft we make sure that there are follicles in donor areas that are no longer affected by the hormones that make it fall out. If so, even if we put it somewhere else, it would follow its cycle and fall off sooner or later.
For this reason, it is essential to carry out a prior assessment by a professional capable of concluding whether or not you have hair that, in effect, it is known will no longer fall out, which will be those that are placed in areas with alopecia, ensuring that these do not fall with the passage of months or years.
What you should know is that the donated hair will fall out during the first weeks after the operation, but this happens only once to come out denser and stronger. It is nothing more than a moult, a stage known as telogen effluvium. Not only is it not worrying, but it is also proof that the follicles have taken root perfectly. The hair is in its telogen phase, resting and then beginning to fall out, but only to make way for the new one that grows, forming part of a cyclic process.
On the other hand, we do not want to finish without indicating that there is no such thing as rejection. Many times we have been asked if it is possible for this to happen and, therefore, the grafted hair ends up falling out. This is totally impossible since we are relocating your own hair, which is already part of your scalp.
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