This question was asked by a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums:
I’ve recently lost a significant amount of hair secondary to a series of fungal scalp infections and bacterial scalp infections. Because I don’t want to live with permanent hair loss, I was wondering if hair transplant surgery can reverse the baldness caused by my scalp infections?
Hair transplantation is best suited for individuals suffering from androgenic alopecia, or genetic hair loss. Hair loss caused by fungal/bacterial infections and similar dermatologic conditions is unique, and should really be treated by other methods.
At this point in time, I highly recommend an appointment with a dermatologist to treat the scalp infections. If these infections are cured and you experience some residual permanent hair loss or even discover an underlying case of genetic baldness, then hair transplantation may become an option.
However, I really think a consultation with a trusted physician (especially a dermatologist) is the best thing you can do for the time being.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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