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  • by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
  • 31 May 2018
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Why Do Hair Transplants Fail?

Hair transplant surgery will be unsuccessful by 95% if done by unexperienced technicians who are not physicians. Make sure that the person who does the surgery is an experienced doctor.

Even though the hair transplant has a very high of success rate which is 95 percent, there are also the possibilities where the hair transplant can fail. You might wonder why do hair transplants fail when the most are successful. The failure and the success of hair transplant procedure are actually determined on how the surgeon and the medical team handle the procedure.

The main indication of failed hair transplant is where the transplanted area shows poor hair growth or even nothing at all. This can be caused by poor blood supply or former scarring or even the condition of alopecia areata which make the transplanted area ineligible to promote new hair growth. This indicates poor pre-procedure step where the doctors didn’t accurately diagnose the hair loss or even there was no diagnosis involved.

Hair Transplant Promotion

The way of the surgeon handling the hair follicles become the crucial aspect of how the follicles can survive the relocation and promote new hair growth in the transplanted area. They include:


If the surgeon let the harvested hair follicles more than 20 seconds, they will be dead or damaged. The hair grafts should be immediately stored in solutions right after harvested. Dead follicles won’t grow any hair.


The surgeon should put the hair follicles in special solutions to keep them alive. It’s due to the fact that the hair follicles will be at a greater risk as they’re outside your body for a longer time. An experienced surgeon understands how to manage the hair follicles and keep them eligible for transplantation.


It actually includes on how the surgeon manage the movement of the hair grafts as they’re stored in bathing solutions.


The surgeon should delicately plant the grafts in the balding area. The surgeon should be trained for more than a year to conduct an independent transplantation. The surgeon should ensure no injuries and no damage both to your scalp and the hair grafts.

5.Hair Transplant Depth

There is a certain depth where the hair transplant should be planted. If it’s too superficial or going too deep, the hair grafts can be killed as they’re planted to balding area. Once the dead follicles are left there, they will generate pimples instead of hair growth.

It’s also possible that the illegal procedure conducted by the non-medical technician will explain why do hair transplants fail. Dr. Tayfun provides a high-quality hair transplant procedure. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page. 

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu


Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu is pioneer MD for Hair transplant procedures in Turkey. He is the one of the first doctor who established his own clinic and applied FUT Technique in 1996-1997. After a year in 1998, he practiced in and became a member of International Society5 of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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