This is a question that I often find in my social networks and also when I visit a patient who consults for alopecia and looks for information on hair transplantation.
In the beginning the transplanted hair should not fall out and should remain for life.
Why do I lose my hair?
80% of men who suffer from alopecia have what doctors call androgenetic alopecia. In androgenetic alopecia there are two factors, on the one hand the fact of being men and having higher testosterone levels compared to women and on the other hand the genetic fact, if in the family there are parents or grandparents who suffer or have suffered from alopecia, it means that one may be subject to hair loss.
The fact of testosterone
The key lies in testosterone. The male hormone par excellence has the ability to kill hair follicles, but it does not kill all of them. If you see the peeled grandparents that we meet on the street every day, almost all or all of them keep the hair from the area above the nape and from the side of the head, and why does this happen?
Hair that can be a testosterone victim is usually only on the upper part of the head. Testosterone has the ability to activate the sebaceous gland that this hair has close to the hair bulb, resulting in an overproduction of sebum that blocks the exit of the hair and consequently kills them. Fortunately, the hair in the area above the nape of the neck and the hair in the lateral areas of the head do not have this problem and cannot be victims of testosterone, let’s say they have a protective shield against testosterone.
Super resistant hair
When with hair transplantation we take the hair from the area above the nape of the neck and from the lateral areas of the head and implant it in the peeled area, this hair retains its protective shield against testosterone and therefore if after the transplantation they begin to grow back without any incidence, they will continue to grow all the way and will not be subject to the fall, so they will remain for life.
Watch out for those who transplant you
Only a clarification! If the hair transplant is done at a young age, where hair loss has not yet stopped and hair from the upper area near the crown, far from the nape of the neck is taken, this hair may not have the shield against testosterone and therefore be subject to to future loss, so if we take them and implant them in the peeled areas, no one can guarantee that they will remain for life.
Hair transplantation has many, many very important small details that affect the final result and durability, I recommend you rely on a doctor who is specialized in this field of trichology.