Hi, I’ve had 2 hair transplants to the front of my forehead where i still had a substantial amount of hair. The reason i did it was to thicken the area up. I noticed that after the surgery, my current hairs fell out next to where the implants were put, and a lot never grew back. The surgeon said that was because they were going to fall out anyway, but that was 8 years ago and it is still obvious where my hairs fell out, the other ones near them havent fallen out. My question is, Is it true that the trauma DOES make existing hairs die?
For people who do not take Propecia (finasteride 1mg), they run a higher risk of shock hair loss or an accelerated hair loss pattern after a hair transplant. Your doctor is correct, but the acceleration is usually about a few years worth, unless you are taking Propecia (by prescription and for men only).