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I had a hair transplant about 3 years ago. Instead of my hair growing, it has fallen out and gotten really limp. What can you tell me about this.

By Anonymous January 25, 2013 - 2:17pm
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Hello Anonymous,

To be truthful, I have no knowledge about hair transplant success or failure rates, so I did some research for you.

The way in which hair grafts were extracted, trimmed and inserted can affect the hair transplant failure rate. The doctor must employ a very refined technique and use the smallest tools possible in order not to damage the hair follicles. How the grafts are prepared before they are inserted can also make a difference. How long grafts were out of the body and whether they were in a special solution to prevent them from drying out can also make a difference.

Beside transplant technique as a reason for failure, your own health may play a role. Thyroid problems, an autoimmune problem and a fungal infection are just a few possible examples.

I suggest you report this to the specialist who performed the hair transplant.
Consulting your primary care physician and a dermatologist might be helpful.

Please keep us updated,


January 25, 2013 - 5:48pm
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