Are hair transplant results permanent?

I had a hair transplant 5 years ago yet I still see hair falling out on a regular basis. Is this from other areas of the scalp or the area where I had the transplant? I thought a hair transplant was permanent!

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Hair Transplant Results

It's not uncommon to experience some hair shedding after a hair transplant, particularly within the first few weeks or months as the transplanted follicles adjust to their new environment. However, if you are still seeing significant hair loss in the transplanted area or other areas of the scalp 5 years after the procedure, it's possible that this is due to natural hair loss unrelated to the transplant. Hair transplantation is a technique that involves moving healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another, where they will continue to grow and thrive. However, it does not prevent natural hair loss from occurring in other areas of the scalp that were not treated with the transplant. If you are concerned about ongoing hair loss, it's important to consult with a hair transplant specialist or dermatologist who can examine your scalp, assess the extent of your hair loss, and recommend appropriate treatment options.