Did you know that transplanted hair will never fall out?
We’ve spoken with a number of clients who were hesitant to seek hair restoration because they were concerned that they would eventually lose the hair that was transplanted. We understand that this is a very legitimate concern, so we would like to take the time to explain why this won’t happen.
What Causes Hair Loss?
First, let’s look at why hair loss happens in the first place. In most cases (medical conditions excluded), hair loss is primarily attributed to DHT, a bi-product of testosterone found in the blood stream. DHT attacks hair follicles, causing miniaturization and eventual loss.
5 Alpha Reductase Receptor
Only hair follicles with a 5 alpha reductase receptor are susceptible to DHT. Hair follicles at the back of the head do not have this receptor. Therefore, general hair loss does not occur at the back of the head. Hair transplanted from the back of the head to the top of the head will not fall out because the follicles are not susceptible to the effects of DHT.
You can rest assured that you will not lose any hair that has been transplanted from the back of your head. It is important, however, to keep in mind that hair loss may continue to occur with any hairs remaining on the top area of the head which were not transplanted there.
Keeping your Existing Hair
If you are concerned about continual hair loss, there are steps that can be taken to help you keep the hair you still have. Our next post will explain the pros and cons of DHT blockers, followed by a detailed post on maintaining your existing hair. Be sure to check back!