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Will a Hair Transplant Provide Long Term Density?

10/29/2010 2:07:52 AM

Question:

I would like to know if the hair transplanted through follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) will provide added density over a long time?

Answer:

Hairs that are transplanted from the permanent donor supply at the back and sides of the head should continue to grow for a lifetime when transplanted to the recipient site. This is true for both follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT).

However, due to the progressive nature of male pattern balding, there is always a risk of decreased density over time due to continued loss of existing, native hairs. For this reason, it is highly recommended that patients stabilize their hair loss medically with Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil).

Rogaine and Propecia, when used in combination, are considered by many experts to be the best drug treatment for hair loss currently available. The two drugs have a synergistic and complementary effect on the thinning, balding scalp.

David (TakingThePlunge) - Assistant Publisher and Forum Co-Moderator


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