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Thinning Hair after Two Hair Transplants

5/16/2011 4:27:24 AM

Question:

I have had two hair transplant surgeries and even that hair is thinning out to baldness again. Am I just not a good candidate for hair transplanting? I hate being bald..(or almost)...thinking seriously about a good wig!

Answer:

It is extremely unusual for transplanted hair to fall out. When patients notice thinning in the hair transplant recipient area it is typically due to one of three things.

  1. Loss of pre-existing, natural hair in the recipient area due to the progression of male pattern balding. If you have not been medically stabilizing your hair loss with Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride), this may very well be the cause.
  2. The transplanted hair was not harvested from the permanent “safe zone”.
  3. You are suffering from one of the various non-genetic forms of hair loss.

I suggest discussing your thinning hair with your hair restoration physician and also consulting with a dermatologist in order to determine the nature of your balding.

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