After suffering from hair loss for years, you finally take the step to get a hair transplant procedure to restore your hair.
Your confidence is back, you look and feel younger and happier, and everything is perfect.
Then you find out it’s still possible for your hair to fall out after a hair transplant. You may be thinking that all of the money and time you spent to get the hair transplant went to waste – but that is not true!
Is there a chance your hair will fall out after a hair transplant? Yes. But is there something you can do to prevent it? Yes!
Are Hair Transplants Temporary or Permanent?
Hair transplant surgery is a great way to restore your hair permanently. Your newly transplanted hair will not fall out, and it will continue to grow for the rest of your life in most cases.
When does this not apply? If you develop a health condition or if another factor comes into play that causes hair loss.
Hair loss happens because of an underlying cause. While hair transplant procedures can replace hair that has stopped growing, they cannot safeguard the rest of the hair on the scalp. Therefore, you will need to work with your hair loss specialist or surgeon to create a hair loss prevention plan so you don’t lose any more hair in the future.
How Can I Prevent Further Hair Loss?
Most people who get a hair transplant procedure will have a discussion with their hair loss specialist about preventing further hair loss. Below are some of the ways in which this can be accomplished:
Laser therapy is a great way to trigger hair regrowth and to prevent further hair loss on the scalp. After a hair transplant, many patients use laser therapy at home or at a specialist’s office. It’s a safe and painless treatment option.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that involves using the body’s natural healing properties to trigger growth on the scalp. PRP therapy is performed by injecting platelet-rich plasma from your own blood directly into parts of your scalp where your hair may be threatened.
FDA-approved Propecia is an oral medication that helps to regrow hair and to prevent further hair loss. This is a DHT blocker, meaning that it can affect your male hormones resulting in potential side effects, although rare.
Treating Underlying Causes of Hair Loss
Another way to prevent further hair loss is to work with your doctor to determine whether there is an underlying condition that is causing the hair loss in the first place. There are several health conditions that can cause hair loss, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and hormonal imbalances.
Additionally, there are many medications that can cause hair loss, such as blood thinners. Talk to your hair restoration doctor about whether there is an underlying cause for your hair loss. By dealing with the underlying cause, you may be able to prevent further loss of your hair.
Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Stress and a lack of adequate nutrition can cause significant hair loss, among other health side effects. If you frequently crash diet or have an unhealthy diet, lack of nutrition may be causing your hair loss.
Also, if you have a stressful job or personal life, you may need to explore ways to calm down or live a more relaxing lifestyle.
Hair Restoration Experts in New Jersey
If you are interested in exploring hair restoration methods including hair implants, contact our team at Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey to discuss your options with qualified and experienced hair loss specialists.
Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey has convenient locations in Colts Neck and Brick. To make an appointment, fill out our appointment request form or call (732) 780-9191. We will soon be offering Virtual consultations as well. We look forward to helping you look and feel younger while helping you restore your confidence again!