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Old 09-28-2012, 09:49 AM
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I saw this on a website

"Generally speaking the “permanent zone” where follicles are harvested to transplant are expected to grow hair for the life of the patient. Interestingly though, many hair transplant surgeons believe that if a humans life expectancy was longer, (like 150 years) even the “permanent” follicles would become susceptible to the effects of dihydrotestosterone, (DHT) and miniaturize the hairs growing out of them."

"the transplanted hair seems to take on the characteristics of other hair in the recipient area and eventually suffer the same fate"

I saw some guy losing their transplanted hair and I'm wondering :

İs it possible for transplanted hairs to fall out for instance after 5-10 years? Do the “permanent” follicles become susceptible to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in time? İf yes Will everyone lose his transplanted hair after a few years?

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:16 PM
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luna1,

I have been following this industry for over 30 years now and I can faithfully tell you that it is the exception not the rule that transplated hair is lost sometime in the future.

Yes it's true that some percent of patients have donor zone thinning in their genetic profiles (family history) but again it's certainly not everbody. And I cannot say that I could put it in terms of percentages because there are other variables that cause donor zone thinning with aging. In other words, it is not always DHT that is the culprit in various causes or sources of hairloss.

Over the years I have also become convinced that in some patients the transplanted hair becomes debilitated again when planted in a recipient area that is rich with DHT. Finasteride to my knowledge does not remove DHT from the sebum layer of our scalps, it is more of a sprecific hormone inhibitor through the bloodstream.

In conclusion it is still my opinion that those individuals that lose their transplants are in the minority as bad as I personally feel for them.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:25 PM
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I think it is possible but for the vast majority it won't happen until they are well into their old age, eg late 70s/80s. At that point I'm sure you will be past caring!

I don't see too many men of that age with great donor density.
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Every person does lose some density in all areas of the scalp including the donor area with aging. Whatever a person is genetically programmend to lose in the donor area with aging will happen even if the hairs are relocated to another location.
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Thanks everyone for replies.İt's comforting to hear this from people who are in HT society.
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luna1,

It's also comforting to see patients like yourself doing their homework and research!
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