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Does Donor Hair Grow Back After Hair Transplant Surgery?

12/14/2009 12:04:09 AM

Question:

Does the donor hair area grow back after hair transplant surgery? Or does it become bald after relocating the new hair to the crown?

Answer:

Donor hair will not grow back after surgical hair restoration because the follicles are literally removed from beneath the surface of the scalp.

During a typical follicular unit hair transplant (strip) surgery, a linear strip of tissue containing hair follicles is harvested, slivered, and cut into tiny follicular units (hairs as they occur naturally). These follicular units are then implanted into tiny incisions made by a quality hair transplant surgeon into the balding areas. The donor wound is then closed and sutured (or stapled) creating a thin, fine scar. Scarring is typically minimal and further reduced by the trichophytic closure technique, a state of the art technique overlapping of the wounds to allow natural hair to grow through and camouflage the scar.

I hope this helps.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.