Can a FUE hair transplant damage existing hair follicles?
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FUE Damage to Existing Hair Follicles
Can FUE Damage existing hair?
If FUE procedure done correctly, it should not damage the existing hair. We have different punch sizes for hair transplant and different devices to extract the grafts. These methods may change based on the type of recipient or donor hair you have to avoid any damage to your donor or recipient hair.
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Hair Transplant in diffused hair loss
The hair transplant in diffused hair loss can be actually very tricky for 2 reasons:
1. The existing hair will fall over a period of time, so the gaps you see now will start appearing again.
2. You’re right!! The hair transplant can damage existing hair if the surgeon is not experienced enough for such cases. It is much easier to do a hair transplant in a complete bald area.
Further the most important thing that you need to understand is the FUE or FUT are methods of extracting hair from back. The method of creating recipient sites is same in both. So the problem you anticipate should be that should you undergo a hair transplant not the technique.
Great you are on Propecia, and you need to realize that there are some challenges in working between already existing hairs, but the risks can usually be minimized by careful techniques.
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