Hair transplants are often seen as the last resort for those who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatments. Most common worries for people who are considering hair transplant is What happens to donor area hairs after they are removed, can donor hair grow back, how long does it take for hair to grow back, what happens the follicles after they are removed?
Hair transplants are done by removing donor hair follicles from the back of the head and transplanting them to bald or balding areas.
So, How long does it take for hair to grow back? Will I Lose Hair After A Hair Transplant?
It is possible for hair to grow back after a hair transplant. But it is important to note that the donor hairs will not grow back immediately. It takes a few months for the donor hairs to start growing in. The hair follicles from the donor area are transplanted into the balding area of the scalp, which will provide new hairs which can grow and eventually replace your old hairs.
The transplant will not cause permanent hair loss, as the hairs are only being moved from one part of your body to another.
The most common side effect of a hair transplant is temporary hair loss, which usually resolves within six months. Temporary hair loss can occur due to the trauma of surgery or due to the body’s natural response to new hairs that grow under the skin. The transplanted hairs are usually not visible for at least six months after surgery, but they can be seen earlier if they are shaved.
Transplanted hairs can be lost due to various reasons;
- It can happen for example because the transplanted hairs are not in good contact with the scalp,
- They don’t receive enough blood supply or they are damaged by external factors such as too much sun exposure,
- High levels of stress or illness
The first thing to do is to talk with your doctor about what could be causing your hair loss and how to prevent it from happening again. Best way to avoid losing transplanted hairs is to take care of them as you would with your own natural hair. Also, make sure you choose the right hair transplant method for you.