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Hair transplant question

Hair transplant question

Postby Frank_6668 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:23 pm

I understand basically how a hair transplant works, how they take hair follicles from the donar area and transplant it into the bald area. But, where does this donar area they use usually?? Isn't it possible, if your say, age 30 and have frontal hair loss, that they take the hair from the crown area and that it falls out in 5 years because those follicles were meant to fall out in 5 years from the crown. Then you would be fully bald, and lots of $$ down. .....or do they only take the donar hairs from places like the back of the scalp or the side where DHT hardly ever effects anyone??

Can you only take a certain amount of hairs out of a donar area? Because I would imagine that those hairs will grow back there no problem......It would be just like plugging hairs out

How long are hair transplants good for usually?
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Postby Confused1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:07 am

Frank, may I suggest you visit http://hair-restoration-info.com/eve
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Postby bullitnut1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:11 am

hi frank welcome to the forum my friend, as regards your question the hair that is transplanted is taken from the back and sides where the dht doesnt effect the hair.
Regarding the lifespan of the transplant the theory is that it would last a lifetime as most men have a horseshoe ring of hair at their baldest which is where the transplanted hair is taken from.
Obviously there will be exceptions to this rule for example some men even thin in the horseshoe area when they get older so obviously then the transplanted hair would also thin but for the majority of men the transplant is for life.

The majority(not all) of men take meds to slow further hairloss down when they have a transplant which helps keep a better looking head of hair for longer. Its very important you go to a good doctor though as you need to plan for future loss as being only 26, who knows how bald you will be at say 36 so you need to find a doctor who will plan the transplant so that even if you have further hair loss the transplants dont just sit on your head and look ridiculous and unatural. Good luck my friend if you have any question please dont hesitate to ask as even though im not a doctor ive had three transplants so ive some idea what its like :D
my opinions are entirely my own, im not a medical doctor and have never claimed to be, i do not work for any hair clinic/forum, i am simply a happy patient of Shapiro Medical Group im here to help people make an educatated decision regarding ht's.
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Postby Frank_6668 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:56 pm

Thanks for your answer.

Does the hair grow back like normal in the donar area?
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Postby bullitnut1 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:28 am

hi mate the hair grows back fine you are left with a pencil thin scar if you have a strip procedure like i had though but with a good doctor like shapiro these are usually undetectable until you shave down very close say grade 2/3 on clippers and at a normal length the hair covers this fine.

good luck my friend and please feel free to ask me any questions best wishes bullit
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