In one of your answers to a post you mention that if the man had been receiving testosterone injections, that the new hair could fall out. Did I understand you correctly? I was under the impression that the hair taken from the area on the back of the head that normally never falls out would not fall out if it was transplanted as long as the surgery was successful. Can you please straighten me out on this? I have been taking Androgel for 10 years and had a HT about six months ago. Is it possible that all my new hair will fall out because of the Androgel?
Also, I’ve noticed that on the back of my head,the area that first showed balding years ago isn’t being filled in by new hair but the front of my head has,although there isn’t much thickness in front. I was given 2400 grafts.Do you think the testosterone could be causing any of this thin hair in front as well as little or no growth in the back area? Thanks once again for sharing your knowledge about hair transplants.
If Androgel (an androgen that may increase your body’s DHT levels) causes hair loss, it will only affect the genetically susceptible hairs. The transplanted hairs taken from the donor area are not affected by androgen (DHT).