Hair transplant: 5 contraindications to know

In our blog, we have talked many times about hair transplantation, indicating the advantages it brings to those who want to solve their baldness problem. But there are contraindications to this procedure, are there any disadvantages? We will list 5, the fifth is undoubtedly the most important, so read the article to the end and tell us what you think in the comments.


Hair transplantation is not a method suitable for all budgets. In fact, it has quite significant costs, especially if you decide to have an operation by a doctor of recognized reputation and competence. To save money, many decide to do the operation with little-known doctors or to go to countries where the costs are lower, but these operations are not always good … That’s why we recommend that you think about it before choosing the cheapest option.


Transplantation is surgery, it needs a doctor and an appropriate clinic. Being an operation, it always has the possibility of some risks:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Swelling.
  • Bruises.
  • Scabs in the donor and recipient area.
  • Loss of sensation in the treated areas.
  • Folliculitis, infection or inflammation of the follicles.
  • A lot of PAIN


Transplantation is not suitable with some alopecias. The first is certainly alopecia areata, if you have this alopecia, unfortunately, the transplant will not go well, since this alopecia is immune and constantly evolving, the transplanted hair would also be affected by the immune system.

If you suffer from trichotillomania, the transplant will not go well, because unfortunately your problem will persist, and you will be led to tear even the transplanted hair.

But the transplant will not go well even in the case of the most common androgenetic alopecia, when the donor area is too much limited to cover the hairless area. So study your type of alopecia and let yourself be evaluated by your family or trusted doctor before going to the clinic and talking to the surgeon.


With the transplant you will have covered the hairless area, but not blocked the cause of the alopecia, and if the alopecia progresses it is possible that it will reappear.

Androgenetic alopecia is in fact a genetic disease and with the transplant you have not stopped the genetic causes and hormonal symptoms of this disease (purely aesthetic, so don’t worry when we use the word pathology).


On websites or forums that sponsor hair transplants, you will read that transplanted hair does not fall out and that it remains there forever, but if you see famous transplanted people you will notice how over time they have less hair than in the beginning.

So the transplanted hair falls out or not? From our experience it must be said that many people unfortunately fall and therefore after a few years from the transplant they have to look for other solutions to cover baldness.

Also because shaving would still be inadequate given the transplant scars. Now the scars are much less noticeable than before, but if you shave your appearance will always be less good than if you did not have the transplant.


In our blog we have repeatedly recommended other methods: from pharmacological, to “acceptance and shaving”, to what we sponsor, modern capillary prostheses.

The advice we can give you therefore, before thinking about the transplant, which, as you have seen, has several contraindications and ONCE DONE DOES NOT ALLOW ANYTHING, to start, is to try other methods, perhaps start by going to a good trichologist, or look at how you are shaved… or, if you don’t accept yourself like that, try a hair prosthesis, which is still an inexpensive and not a definitive option.

I hope the article was useful and if you want to know everything about baldness and the methods to fight it, subscribe for free to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the news against baldness and alopecia.

Giuseppe Vesconsi

Autor: Giuseppe Vescosi

Giuseppe Vescosi is a digital marketing agent for Newlacecu wig co. He discovered modern hair implants back in 1995, for personal reasons (he suffers from alopecia areata universal) He was one of the first experts in America and later in Europe on modern hair systems, writing several articles and dealing with them in various forums. In 2006 he traveled to China and got to know the main Asian hair prosthesis factories, later establishing a long-term collaboration with Xiufei Wu's Newlaecu wig company. Today he is considered an important expert in hair prostheses, their construction and use. In addition, in these 30 years he has never stopped studying the causes of alopecia and baldness and the alternatives for people with this condition.
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