Topic: Anthony, another Question regarding transplants
I know spring is coming and I hear alot of talk about new spring growth, but im still very concerned about my transplant area.
I contacted someone from surviving-hairloss.com about transplants. My concern was that the transplants killed the existing follicles that they were placed over. But what this person said was that Depending on the surgeon's skill, certain damage to the hair follicles can occur when the surgeon transplants the grafts to the scalp. This is due to the incisions needed to transplant each group of hair follicles. In most cases, permanent damage to the old follicles are kept very low. Now when the
hair follicles are transplanted, the hair follicles on that location are pushed to the sides. For a certain period, it might shed but then it should grow back after 6 months - 1 year. This is caused by the 'shock' of the transplantation.
He also said that i would then basically have double the amount of follicles in that area minus a few follicles that died in the process.
He said some of the hair follicles will die but the amount of damaged hair follicles shouldn't be sufficient enough to be noticeable. Every hair follicle on your scalp will usually go through
roughly 20 life cycles before it dies out and each hair cycle can take 3-4 years.
Is this true 20 life cycles each last about 3-4 years is about 60-80 year life span of hair follicles? That means that if a guy who is 30 and completely cue ball bald, this follicles are still alive and can produce more hair to grow back ?
Anthony im having a hard time with this poor decision i made when i was 21. Now im looking for answers. I dont know who i can ask regarding transplants except for calling bosley, but i want a true answer not a biased answer. Do you know the answers to these questions or do you know someone who can help answer them? Does that guy make sense in what he told me? Do i have hope for thickening that area up again this spring? I have been using your products a year , this will be my first spring after using for 12 months. I follow the spokes, i cut according to the charts, i brush and massage, i alternate shampoos, and conditioners, i detox often, i workout hard, very athletic, personal trainer, eat good, and play alot of sports. my hair is fairly thick most places just thin down the middle and the crown where the transplants are from many years ago..
Im staying as positive as i can, I keep thinking to myself it will grow back this spring, it will look good again, but id hate to be totally depressed when spring comes and my transplant area looks the same, right now, the hair around the transplants are thinning out and you can see like a group of transplants,, not so much big round plugs, but you can tell ..... it hurts bad... i wish i never got it done.
Thank you sooooo much for reading this. I know many people are depressed and embarrassed about their hair problems, and I know you feel our pain. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there to help us all, with your products, words of encouragement and your commitment to helping.
Thank you. Be well my friend
when a follicle is transplanted it basically pushes the existing follicles to the side, so basically i would have double the follicles in the transplanted area. He said some die and some just get weak from the stress but permanent damage is usually carefully kept to a minimum. This guy wasnt trying to sell me on a transplant surgery he was just trying to help me understand how a transplant can affect the existing follicles.. He also that..