Can I still go bald after a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation also has the advantage of requiring less recuperation time. You can resume your daily activities immediately after a few days of bed rest. However, before continuing any physical activity, make sure you get clearance from your surgeon.

Dr. Mohit Srivastava Created on 31st Aug, 21

A hair transplant is a medical procedure. It involves obtaining hair follicles from a donor area on your scalp, and implanting them where the hair is thin or balding. 

It means your hair transplant doctor will extract the follicular units or various strips of hair follicles and transplant them into the balding area. 

Before planning your visit to a hair transplant clinic, a question might have come to your mind, whether you will go bald even after your hair transplant surgery. Now, before answering that question, you have to understand the reason why opting for a hair transplant will benefit you. 


Why should you go for a Hair Transplant? 

Here are some reasons why opting for a hair transplant is beneficial: 


1. Natural Hair Regrowth 

A hair transplant is a blessing for those who want to have a natural-looking hairline. The surgery occurs by transplanting hair from the donor site to the recipient site. So, the texture and the look of the donor’s hair perfectly match the existing hair. 


2. Minimal Downtime 

Another benefit of hair transplantation is that you require minimal downtime for recovery. Just after taking bed rest for a few days, you can resume your daily activities. However, make sure to take permission from your surgeon before you continue any of your physical activity. 


3. Pain and Scar Free 

If you go for any of the techniques of hair transplantation and if they are correctly performed, no visible scar will be left on your scalp. Also, hair transplantation happens under local anaesthesia. So, you will feel no pain during the sessions. 


4. Cheaper in the Long-Run 

Non-surgical means of treating hair loss may seem like an affordable option. However, they require extensive maintenance. The cost of hair transplant maintenance alone adds up as time passes and increases the overall cost drastically. 


So, if you are looking for hair loss treatment, which will last a lifetime, do not look anywhere other than hair transplantation. Now that you know why choosing a hair transplant is best for excessive balding. Let us move on to the actual question. 


Will I go bald after a Hair Transplant? 

bald after a Hair Transplant

If you are asking about the loss of the transplanted hair, yes, you will lose all of it after a certain period of 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. But this is natural, and it makes way for new hair growth. 


Most of people see a significant amount of new hair growth in the next 8 to 12 months from the surgery. If you are asking for overall hair loss even after hair transplant surgery, then we need to discuss things in detail. 


Remember the Essentials 

You need to remember that a hair transplant can add hair in areas where it no longer grows naturally. Even though a hair transplant is permanent, it does not “cure” baldness. 


It is because the male pattern or female pattern hair loss is primarily caused due by the dihydrotestosterone hormone or DHT. This hormone causes your hair follicles to miniaturize and stop the reproduction of new hairs over time. 


If you notice a receding hairline or hair thinning on top of the head, a hair transplant will not stop this from happening. A hair transplant surgery will add hair back into the affected areas on the scalp. 


Moreover, if you do not follow any treatment along with hair transplant to address the root cause of hair loss, you may be at risk of losing hair even after a successful hair transplant procedure. 


It may result in some unusual hair loss patterns. This is because transplanted hairs are typically invulnerable to pattern baldness. However, the rest of the hair on top of the scalp is DHT affected and thus, the thinning continues. It creates an awkward balding pattern behind the transplanted area. 


What can you do about it? 

To address the root cause of pattern hair loss, you need to go for DHT blocker treatment. Consult your hair transplant surgeon for a specific medication. Take these medications after a transplant procedure to avoid further hair loss.