Can Stress Cause Hair Loss to a Hair Transplant?

Question: My friend had a successful hair transplant to restore hair to the top of his head. He is currently going through a divorce and is very stressed. He is worried that the stress might lead to hair loss. Can surgically restored hair fall out due to stress levels? Answer: Yes, it is possible for transplanted hairs to suffer the effects of stress related balding. While hair follicles that are transplanted from the permanent donor site at the sides and back of the scalp to bald areas of the scalp are genetically resistant to the effects of androgenic alopecia, they are still susceptible to the various forms of non-genetic hair loss, This includes stress.

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