Hair restoration has seen a number of advancements over the years, and as a result, we have more information than ever on why men go bald and what we can do to counteract the condition.
Undergoing a hair transplant has been shown to be the most effective way of treating male pattern baldness. Thanks to the ARTAS iX, we are seeing natural-looking results in patients who undergo the procedure. One of the most common questions that men have when it comes to the procedure is, “can I go bald after a hair transplant?”
Will You Go Bald After a Transplant?
The short answer is no! After a hair transplant is conducted, the implanted follicles are no longer susceptible to the conditions that cause male pattern baldness. Several factors determine whether a man will lose hair or not, but genetics and hormones play the most significant role. A hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main contributor to hair loss.
DHT & Hair Loss
Derived from testosterone, DHT is present in both men and women and can have various effects on the body. Once testosterone has been converted to DHT, it has the potential to bind to receptors in hair follicles. As these two bond together, the hormone causes the follicles to shrink, making them less effective at growing and supporting healthy hair. The shrinkage of follicles interrupts the hair growth cycle, ultimately resulting in thinner, more brittle hair that usually falls out faster than it should.
How Does a Hair Transplant Prevent Hair Loss?
During a hair transplant, healthy follicles are taken from a donor area and transplanted to the area where there is hair loss. Since hair loss happens due to the reaction between certain follicle receptors and DHT rather than through the skin, these transplanted follicles are resistant to the hormone.
Just like natural hair, these newly implanted follicles will go through the hair growth cycle, producing hair. These transplanted follicles are how patients can achieve the natural results they are looking for when coming in for a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon. Though these new follicles will produce new hair, it is essential to remember that natural hair follicles across the scalp can still be affected by DHT. Therefore, some men may have bald spots in areas where hair has not been transplanted.
Get Your Results
While there are many methods that can be used to combat going bald, none are as effective as a hair transplant. Getting results from a hair transplant is as simple as one minimally-invasive procedure, compared to other methods that require continued treatment. Thanks to the ARTAS iX, Robotic Hair Rx is able to offer the most advanced hair transplant method, delivering the best results. Enjoy natural-looking hair growth with minimal downtime and no linear scar after scheduling your consultation for a robotic hair transplant with Robotic Hair Rx.