Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Do hair Transplants last? This is the question addressed in this case report. With MPB, thinning and loss of hair can begin as early as 21 years old. The patient profiled here underwent a hair transplant at 26 years old with Dr. Umar. The successful procedure changed the patient’s life for the better. However his hair loss continued. This post explores the subject of hair loss after hair transplant. It documents this patient’s progressive hair loss through a period of 8 years after Dr UGraft advanced FUE hair transplant.
Hair Loss After Hair Transplant at 26 – Before Photos:
In this case, the patient realized early that he wanted to treat his progressive hair loss and continue to enjoy a full head of hair. He felt very strongly that no other single thing in life impacts a man’s confidence more than male pattern baldness.
This patient underwent a successful hair transplant utilizing 3200 grafts which was performed by Dr. Umar. Before his transplants and especially because of his young age, Dr U, counseled the patient:
- About the prospect of progressive hair loss which may necessitate the need of another transplant in the future
- After performing an “FUE Shave Test” Dr U determined that he is not likely to end up with severe hair loss in the future and that nape hairs can be used safely
- The financial implication of needing more surgeries in the future
- because of #2 above, a semi aggressive hairline was possible
Treatment with the Dr.UGraft gave the patient a fuller hairline and stronger temple points. These results improved his life and reaffirmed his confidence. Furthermore, besides his wife and close family, no one else recognized that he had a hair transplant performed.
The Solution: Patient Sees Success After Hair Transplant at 26 – Before and After Photos:
Although the transplant had highly satisfying outcomes for the patient, it did not provide a permanent solution. Unfortunately in some cases, especially in younger patient, results do not last forever. Continuing natural hair thinning occurs among most men. Hair loss progression 8 years after FUE hair transplant started to become slightly evident with the original hairline receding away from the newly created one.
The photo below contrasts his hair loss before and 9 months after the FUE surgery:
In the image below, Dr. Umar deliberately combs and exposes the areas that are starting to show signs of hair loss again.
Progressive Hair Loss Solution – Patient Results Photos:
Hair loss progression after hair transplant becomes more evident as native hair continues to thin out. This patient’s hair line still looks good as do the temple points. However, when deliberately highlighted, a deficiency begins to show along the original hair line. In order to upkeep the natural look, the patient will require another transplant that will blend the two areas in another year or two.
Eight years later, the patient still says he made the right choice in undergoing hair transplant. Every time he sees his brothers, both of whom have suffered major hair loss, the sight affirms his decision.
The video below explores this patient’s process and results.
Patient Results Video: Dr. Umar Gives Patient Progressive Hair Loss Solution for Los Angeles Patient
Hair Transplant at 26 – Frequently Asked Questions:
Do hair transplants last?
Hair transplanted using the Dr.UGraft method will continue to grow and flourish long after treatment. However, as the patient in this case demonstrates, hair loss after hair transplant can occur. Instead, it merely restores hair to a site which has already lost it. The non-invasive nature of the Dr.UGraft, however, makes it a simple, safe method to undergo periodic hair repair.
At what age will Dr. Umar treat a patient for hair loss?
Dr. Umar treats patients of all ages depending on their situation. There are caveats that go into determining if you are a good candidate, but Age is not considered a free standing contraindication to hair transplantation on its own So there is no absolute minimum age as such.
The best way to learn more about hair transplant surgery? Ask. The button below allows you to send your questions about hair restoration and the possibility of treatment to Dr. U himself:
- What Is Dr UGraft Advanced Hair Transplant System?
- Read about this case of less is more hair transplant in this young patient of Dr U