Do I lose my existing dormant hair follicle when new hair is transplanted on the top of my scalp using FUE method?

Once new hair is transplanted, will the old hair follicles on the top die since the new ones extracted from the back will be transplanted over them?

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You don't lose your existing hair with transplant hairs. However existing hair may be lost due to shock loss

You don't lose your existing hair with transplant hairs.  However existing hair may be lost due to shock loss, trauma of surgery, or natural genetic hair loss.


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Transplanting into existing hair

If you are a young man and are rapidly losing hair when you are transplanted, your native hair is at risk of shock loss (see below)

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