Will I go bald if my dad is?

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asked May 6 in Hair by whisker88 (780 points)
Will I go bald if my dad is?

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answered May 6 by Blaesing (3,900 points)
You can go bald if your dad is bald.

Although genetics can play a role in going bald you don't always go bald because your dad or other parent is bald.

And if you have an X-linked baldness gene or your father is bald, the chances are that you will get bald.

Moreover, if you have some of the other genes responsible for baldness, you are even more likely to lose your hair.

Baldness cannot be cured but you can have hair transplants done to help restore your hair that you have lost.

Hair for the hair transplant can be taken from other parts of your body as well to have the hair transplant.

There's also some medications that can be prescribed to help slow down baldness but no cure other than a hair transplant is available for baldness.

Chest hair and other body hair is good for a hair transplant.

Beard hair can also be used for hair transplants.

Body and beard hair can be used as additional donor resource for treating androgenic alopecia.

These hairs, however, do not change their color, curl, and shaft diameter (calibre).

Thus, proper planning is a must when using the different types of donor hair for transplanting.

You can run out of donor hair as the donor area is only 1500-4000 grafts.

Hair transplantation surgery can't restore all of your hair if you don't have enough donor hair to transplant.

But it can help restore your hairline and add density to your remaining hair.

These benefits alone can significantly improve your hair's appearance.

Bleeding in small amounts after a hair transplant  is normal but you should not bleed all that much.

If you continue to bleed too much after a hair transplant then you could have something wrong and should seek medical attention.

The telltale signs of infection after hair transplant surgery are excessive redness and swelling, usually accompanied by redness and discomfort.

Bleeding may also occur as a result of infection.

Generally, this means that the side effects of hair restoration surgery get worse after a week rather than improve.

You can wear a hat after a hair transplant but not until 7 to 10 days after the hair transplant.

After 7 to 10 days, once the grafts are permanently anchored, wearing a hat is considered safe.

Wearing a hat could risk the grafts getting compressed, damaged, or displaced.

Damaging the grafts could create empty patches on the scalp and jeopardize the entire hair transplant recovery process.

People who are not a good candidate for hair transplants are people or those who have chronic health issues like heart disease, kidney or liver failure, diabetes, and more.

Hair Transplants are permanent and you will usually not have any issues afterwards although some people experience shedding for a short while but it's normal.

Hair transplants are a treatment option for hair that is visibly thinning.

The results of a hair transplant are considered permanent because you cannot undo them.

The amount of hairs in a follicle can vary but on average there are 2 to 3 hairs in each follicle.

On average a human has around 100,000 individual hairs.

The amount of hair on a person's head can vary by individual.

The average human head has about 100,000 hairs with a similar number of hair follicles.

On average a person has between 2,400 to 4,000 individual donor hairs.

There really is no limit on the number of procedures a person can have; rather, the limit is on the total number of grafts.

Generally, the maximum number of grafts recommended for transplants is about 6,000 grafts for most patients.

On average, the donor area of the scalp (located in the back of the scalp) can yield up to 8,000 hair grafts.

That should be sufficient to address hair loss in many men undergoing hair transplant surgery.

Hair Transplants when done correctly by a skilled hair transplant surgeon can and do usually look natural.

With the experience and skill of your hair transplant surgeon, combined with some of the latest technologies, the results of hair restoration surgery can look so natural that it may appear as though you never lost your hair at all.

Hair Transplants don't hurt when the hair transplant procedure is being done.

When you have a hair transplant your head and skull will be numbed with a numbing agent so you should not feel any pain during the hair transplant.

Hover for a few days or so after the hair transplant you may notice some pain but the doctor will usually prescribe you some pain medicine to help deal with the pain.

The best age for a hair transplant is between 18 years old to 65 years old.

However you can get a hair transplant at any age when you need to have the hair transplant done.

Hair Transplants are worth it for some people.

If you're losing some hair and want to prevent the hair loss then having a hair transplant is worth it if you can afford the money to pay for the hair transplant.

The cost of a hair transplant ranges from $4,000.00 to as much as $15,000.00 depending on how much hair you need or want transplanted and your location.

Since a hair transplant is considered cosmetic most health insurance plans will not cover the cost of the hair transplant.

Hair Transplants are a bad idea for some people such as those who have health issues or those who are just suffering from slight hair loss.

Or if the person plans to shave their head anyway.

However for other people hair transplants can be a good idea.

For people faced with extreme hair loss, transplants give an actual chance at hair growth.

It is a last resort, but it has shown visible results in most of the cases.

Also, when combined with other hair treatments, hair transplants works wonders.

People with serious health complications.

Although hair transplant surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can yield amazing results, those who have chronic health issues like heart disease, kidney or liver failure, diabetes, and more, may not be suitable for such a surgery.

The best way to get a hair transplant without anyone knowing is to get a No-Shave FUE hair transplant.

Getting a FUE hair transplant without anyone knowing is possible; however it would require you spending some time out of the public eye after your treatment.

No-Shave FUE offers the possibility of a hair transplant without anyone ever knowing that you had one.

With No-Shave follicular unit excision (FUE) only the donor follicle hairs that are to be transplanted are trimmed, all other hair remains the same length.

You don't need to or have to shave your head for the hair transplant.

The hair transplant surgeons will shave a portion of your hair before the hair transplant so you don't need to shave your head prior to the hair transplant.

Not everyone who has a hair transplant will shed after the hair transplant.

Only a small percentage of people who have hair transplants will shed after the hair transplant and it's normal and the transplanted hair continues to grow.

In others, the transplanted hair remains on the scalp for months until a new hair.

Transplanted hair can fall out again or become thin but it's rare that hair falls out again after a hair transplant.

Shedding of hair grafts after a hair transplant can be noticed anywhere between 1-5 weeks after the hair transplant procedure.

People are often alarmed by the continued loss of hair, however, a few months after the procedure; they can be assured that new hairs will eventually grow back again.

Hair Transplants take between 4 to 8 hours depending on how much hair is being transplanted.

Also if you're having a large amount of hair transplanted, you may need to return for a few hours the next day.

Most people will remain awake during the entire hair transplant surgery and need only an anesthesia that makes the scalp numb.

After Hair Transplant Surgery takes around six months before you can see significant changes in hair growth.

The complete results of the transplant will be visible after a year.

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