FUE Hair Transplant
Is hair transplant permanent?
Hair transplant is making a mark in the cosmetic field and is the best solution to fix baldness. It is a permanent solution for solving your baldness and regain new hairs. If you are thinking of hair transplant and again you are also in two minds is hair transplant permanent or not? I will explain to you in details to give you complete clarity on it.
Donor Dominance Theory
Theoretically, it is yes hair transplant is permanent but I will also need to explain to you one theory which is called as “Donor Dominance Theory“. The reason behind the permanent of FUE hair transplant is what is donor dominance theory? As you might know that in androgenetic alopecia the cause behind the hair loss is the hormone named DHT( dihydrotestosterone), hairs at the top of our scalp are usually sensitive to the DHT so prone to hair loss and on the contrary hairs on the back of the scalp and body hairs like beard and chest don’t have receptors for DHT hormone so can’t be loose.
So according to this theory of donor dominance when hairs from the donor area that is back of the scalp and body hairs are transferred to the recipient area that is top of the scalp can’t be lost again “theoretically”
Recipient Dominance Theory:
But there is one more theory also which is gathering lot more buzz these days named “Recipient Dominance Theory” according to which 30% hairs may gain characteristics of hair of recipient area and may get affected by DHT and may lose. That is also one of the reasons that finasteride and minoxidil are highly advisable after the hair transplant. Though hairs from the donor area are resistant to the DHT hormone but only 20%.
So coming back to your question, ”is hair transplant permanent” but those hairs also have an effect of aging on them too in extreme old age you are most probably going to lose that transplanted hair too, but on average transplanted hair has an average age of around 25 years.
Does hair transplant last forever?
To get the best possible result of hair transplant for a long-lasting, you need to know the check the following reasons. Your dermatologist will explain all your queries for better understanding.
- Are you a good candidate for hair transplant?
- Did you choose the right clinic and right surgeon?
- Are you ready to take good aftercare of hair transplant?
You may also lose hairs after hair transplant but which is temporary and you should not panic seeing hair loss.
Hair loss after Hair Transplant:
Let’s discuss the reasons and what are the reasons for getting hair loss after hair transplant.
- Shock loss: It is the temporary phenomenon and there is no proper reason for the loss of hair follicles in and around the transplanted hairs.
- Hair shedding: Generally you may lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, which is normal and again hair regain will be seen.
- Telogen effluvium: It can be acute or chronic hair loss problem. This also happens when you are suffering from stress and then it causes your premature hairs to shift to the resting stage.
- Hairs used from the non-permanent zone.
- Done by the inexperienced surgeon and at bad infrastructure.
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