Will I lose hair after a Hair Transplant Treatment?
The Hair Transplant industry has evolved a lot in the past few decades. The hair transplant procedure has become demanding procedure for a permanent solution to hair loss treatment done by most advanced hair transplant technologies. The results achieved through this are extreme and permanent. However, DHI India heard many people saying they lost their hair after a transplant. This blog will help you understand the results of hair transplants, things to expect after the hair transplant surgery, and the potential reasons for losing hair after the hair transplant procedure.
What to expect after a hair transplant?
A Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure to solve hair thinning and baldness-related problems. Different hair transplant techniques work differently; however, the DHITM – Direct Hair Implantation technique has delivered patients with permanent and 100% natural results.
The DHITM – Direct Hair Implantation technique extracts the hair follicles from the donor area and grafted them into the bald area using patent DHI implanters. Even though it is a simple procedure, the treated area may take some time to heal. It is perfectly normal to notice transplanted hair shedding for 2-3 months after the procedure. After a while, new hair will take its place.
The healing process after a hair transplant can take between 6 to 12 months. After that, the transplanted hair will start growing at an average pace.
It is essential to distinguish between the normal shedding of a hair and the post-operative shedding of transplanted hair.
What is the difference between post-operative shedding of transplanted hair and normal shedding?
Hair growth and shedding happen in three stages i.e., anagen, catagen, and telogen. In the anagen stage, hair loss lasts 2-6 years and grows about 1 cm every 28 days. In the catagen stage, hair loss lasts 2-3 weeks, and about 3 percent of hair sheds in it. In the telogen stage, about 50-100 hair strands, or 8 percent of hair, sheds in this phase, and it can last for 100 days. It is exceptionally usual, and none of this stage stays permanently.
After a hair transplant, the genetically resistant hair is moved from the donor area to the affected area. This change can sometimes be stressful for the scalp and surrounding hair and may cause shock loss. Shock loss is the temporary shedding of transplanted grafts. This can be noticed in the first 2-3 months and is normal after a hair transplant. They will grow again after some time. It is temporary and unavoidable. If the hair doesn’t increase after shedding, contact the hair transplant doctor as soon as possible.
Why do hair transplant results fail?
In recent years, the success rate of hair transplants has increased drastically. The main reason behind failing hair transplant results is mentioned below:
- Giving wrong expectations to the patient, ignorance of the scalp/alopecia test
- Hair extraction is done from a wrong donor area
- Graft handling in the old techniques like FUE & FUT
- Technicians or nurses do the hair transplant procedure
- Untrained doctors perform surgery
- Usually clinics don’t follow safety/hygiene protocols while doing surgery
- Development of new techniques performed by non-certified doctors
- Patients don’t follow the surgeon’s instruction post-hair transplant treatment
At DHI medical group, 37% are hair transplant repair cases, the patients who took hair transplant treatment from cheap clinics or doctors to save money. However, mostly these people complained about the failure of hair transplant results.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that must be performed with considerable perseverance. The techniques like DHITM – Direct hair implantation hair transplant follows all the safety and hygiene protocols and the surgeons who performed surgery are highly trained and certified at the London hair restoration training academy these surgeons require many skills, as a single mistake can impact the results. Therefore, at DHI clinics end-to-end hair transplant surgery must be completed by highly trained, certified, and experienced surgeons who are best at their work.
In some clinics, the surgery is performed by assistants and inexperienced surgeons. As a result, they don’t graft the hair properly. The graft placement is essential in deciding the final appearance of the person from the hair transplant surgery. Overharvesting, the excessive harvesting of grafts, can lead to hair transplant failure.
On the other hand, experienced doctors will perform the surgery while following the proper donor-recipient ratio and the best practices throughout the process. At DHI India, all the surgeons are trained and certified under the DHI Total Care System. DHI medical group monitors their surgeons from time to time to ensure every patient gets the best possible results from the treatment. Only surgeons are allowed to perform the surgery, and not any technicians. They follow the right protocols and a patented hair transplant technique for every patient, delivering desired before-after results.
Other factors that decide the failure of the surgery are:
During DHI consultation, you can find answers to all your queries. You can discuss every point with the DHI doctors, go for scalp diagnostics, and let doctors design a personalized hair transplant plan for you.
Why do people shed their hair 2-3 years after a hair transplant?
Many people who got their hair transplantation done from other clinics consult the DHI clinic every year with the complaint that their transplanted hair was shed after one year of the procedure. For them, the hair growth remained perfect in the initial stage, but the results reversed after one or two years. While diagnosing the scalp of people who faced failure from hair transplant, it was found that most of them noticed this problem because the hair extraction was not done from the ‘Safe Donor Area.’
The safe donor area is the area that will have no hair loss in the long run, and the hair will remain permanent in it. It is the area with no invasion of alopecia and no progression of permanent hair loss occurrence. This site has made modern hair transplants possible and offers permanent results to every candidate.
According to the Medical Director of DHI Group, if your hair transplant surgeon knows the safe zone area and solely did the extraction from the safe donor area, the hair transplant results will be permanent and for a lifetime.
At DHI India, trained and certified surgeons take care of every aspect of hair transplants and offer every person the best and most permanent results. DHI surgeons are certified and trained by London Hair Restoration Academy and have a thorough knowledge of the hair transplant procedure and its steps. The hair follicles are extracted from the Safe Donor Zone using patented tools and implanted in the bald area with the help of single-use DHI implanters that offer complete control of angle, depth, and direction during every surgery. It ensures 100% natural results, maximum viability, and lifetime growth.
DHI India will be pleased to help you achieve the desired results from the hair transplant or help correct your results from past surgery. So, consult DHI Clinics now for your hair loss problem!
This content is written by DHI content team and medically reviewed by Dr. Deepak Choudhary & Dr. Kuntal Deb Barma