I had a transplant procedure about 12 years ago done by a great physician and personal friend, the late Jim Arnold. During the past couple of years I have had more dramatic hairloss including the loss of my new hairline. I thought that transplants lasted forever. Would I be fighting a losing battle to go ahead with another procedure?
I have seen what you described before, but there could be many reasons why you have this happening. I don’t know much about you (I’m limited to your single email) and I need to learn more. When we say that hair transplants that come from the fringe area around the head are permanent, we mean that in 99% of patients. The hair in this fringe area will stay the lifetime of the person, but we do know that there are general diseases that are seen (such as DUPA) which can appear at any age.
I would want to understand what is happening to your donor area now and an examination with a high powered video microscope will allow me to evaluate that donor area. What you are seeing in the grafts may very well be in the donor area as well. Without an examination, I can not tell you what to look for. Please call my office at 800-639-4247 and set up an appointment. As you likely know, I acquired Dr. Arnold’s practice and see many of his patients. He was a wonderful man and a wonderful doctor, loved by his peers and his patients as well.