Can the effects of alopecia manifest following a surgical hair transplant procedure?
This is one of the major advantages of surgical hair restoration techniques, such as the FUE and FUT hair surgery, namely that once the implanted hair regenerates itself, the chances of it falling off are extremely small. Both in the case of follicular unit transplantation hair surgery, or FUT hair transplant, and of follicular unit extraction, also known as FUE hair transplant, the follicular units are surgically extracted from a donor region that is genetically resistant to male pattern baldness. If the procedure is performed correctly by a trained medical staff that utilizes quality surgical tools, the only instance in which the transplanted hair will fall off is if the patient experiences “shock loss”. Shock loss is a term used to describe one of the possible side-effects of surgical hair transplant which occurs due to the stress or trauma the skin of the scalp experiences during the procedure. Basically, in such cases, the recipient area of the scalp experiences temporary shedding that can last up to 9 -12 months after which the hair will regenerate and behave normally. The shock hair loss can start anywhere from a few days after the procedure to a few months and can vary in severity. The good news is that once you see substantial hair regrowth, the effects will be permanent.
The transection rate is another issue that must be well understood by the patient in order for him/her to make the correct decision. Transection refers to the process through which the follicular unit is damaged during the harvesting phase of the process; if the surgeon is inexperienced, a very large number of the implanted follicles become useless and do not produce hair growth. The hair specialists of Renew Skin & Health Clinic strongly recommend that you take great care to select a clinic that has obtained good results over time. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, we can provide you with the necessary expertise, the technology and the environment, but it is up to you to make the final decision and schedule and appointment.
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