How come transplanted hair doesn’t fall out?

Patients have many questions when it comes to treating alopecia. One question is how long the hair transplant will last, because as we know, this is the only definitive way to recover lost hair. Will the transplanted hair fall out again? Will I need further interventions to “replace” hair that falls out again? Here we explain why it’s such a safe and effective procedure.

The quality of the donor area determines the success of the transplant

Hair transplantation is a painless, non-invasive and very thorough intervention, carried out by specialised professionals. It consists of moving follicular units from the donor area (occipital and lateral) to the front and top of the head (crown). That is, we take the follicular units from the area that is not genetically predisposed to hair loss and that is not affected by the negative action of hormones. These are the two fundamental causes of androgenic alopecia. 

With this process, we make sure that once these units are implanted in the bald area, they grow normally and do not fall out again. Also, the donor area recovers within a few days after the intervention. That’s why it’s important to manage the expectations around the transplant: if the donor area has a small amount of hair and it’s also fine and light-coloured, it won’t be able to achieve good density over a wide area with alopecia. But the overall look will be improved. In summary, it is always better to limit yourself to repopulating a smaller area but with good density than run the risk of damaging the donor area. If the donor area has good or very good density, an excellent final result will be achieved. Sometimes, if the recipient area is very wide and the donor area is good, more than one transplant may be needed to achieve a very good density result.

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Recover healthy hair forever

The transplanted hair, once the postoperative period is over, follows the usual life cycle. Therefore, it will only fall out after the telogen phase, and not in an accelerated and permanent way as happens when suffering from alopecia, returning to the anagen phase – which is a non-permanent hair loss – in keeping with the hair renewal cycles. Keep in mind that we naturally lose between 50 and 90 hairs daily. Most hair is in the anagen or growth phase, which can last for eight years or longer.

The FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) hair technique that we use at Insparya is the most advanced and offers optimal results since it’s done one hair at a time. And it doesn’t leave any type of visible linear scar.

If you wish, after the hair transplant you can undergo hair treatments to strengthen and nourish the hair both in the donor and recipient areas. MesoHair therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and low-level laser, either individually or in combination, will help you achieve this.

If you suffer from androgenic alopecia, hair transplantation is the best option to feel attractive, young and confident again. Insparya is the medical clinical group specialised in hair transplantation where you will receive personalised attention from a multidisciplinary team with more than 50,000 interventions behind it.