Will hair transplant surgery restore my original hair density?

Will Hair Transplant Surgery Restore My Original Hair Density

Recent advancements in hair transplant technology have relieved the concerns of many people worrying about their thin hair, male pattern baldness or bald patches. With the help of novel hair transplant techniques, the surgeons can now restyle and replace the patients’ hair according to their preferences. 

There are many elements involved in hair transplantation. First, a surgeon evaluates the patient to decide the type of technique to be performed, the number of hair grafts to be transplanted, the number of sessions required, etc. People who experience hair loss ask a common question: “Will a hair transplantation procedure help them regain their original hair density?”. The question arises from the fact that the density of your hair plays a crucial role in making it look natural. We at Best Hair Transplant Centre do our best to set patients’ expectations realistically. 

Factors that determine the density of hair after transplantation

Based on the following factors, hair transplant surgery provides different levels of coverage and density for each individual.

Amount of available donor hair

The amount of donor’s hair greatly influences the density you can achieve following a hair transplant surgery. If you have a high hair density in your donor area, you will get more hair follicles for transplantation. The result will be a denser hairline in the recipient area without compromising the aesthetics of your donor area.

Type of hair transplant procedure

There are a variety of hair transplant techniques, and each has unique advantages & restrictions in terms of the number of hair grafts to be implanted by the surgeon. For instance, in the FUT procedure, 3000-3500 hair grafts can be transplanted in a single session, whereas in an FUE procedure, a surgeon can transplant 2000-2500 hair grafts. 

But with the help of the new Sapphire FUE hair transplant procedure, a surgeon can transplant up to 4500 grafts in a session, higher than other procedures. This is because the procedure allows placing the grafts in tighter grids due to its precision. As a result, this technique has the lowest risk of infection and trauma, which also helps maintain the graft quality, enhances graft survival, and restores higher density. 

Post Surgery Care

When you fail to follow post-operative care instructions, your new hair may fall out or die, leaving you with less hair density than expected. Therefore, following the aftercare instructions advised by your surgeon will help you achieve a higher graft survival rate, thus contributing to an increased hair density. It involves taking your medication as directed and avoiding certain activities like swimming, applying heat to your hair. As well as take proper measures to prevent infections in the recipient areas.

Though a hair transplant procedure may not restore an individual’s original hair density, people experiencing the early stages of baldness can still achieve dense hair in a single session. But in advanced stages of hair fall, more sessions may be required to increase the density of the hair.

The Probability of Attaining Original Hair Density

In general, natural hair density ranges from 80 to 100 follicles/square cm. Most people become aware that their hair is getting thinner once 50% or more of their hair density has been lost. In most cases, your hair density will be restored by 40 to 50% with hair transplant surgery. As a result, it may not be possible to achieve the original hair density as the surgeon can graft 45-60 follicles during the transplantation. Even though there is a possibility for more hair to be transplanted, it may not be easy to restore the original hair density due to the following reasons:

  • If the hair density is restored to the original level, it results in excessive blood supply and the nearby native hairs may undergo telogenic effluvium (shock loss).

  • The blood supply in the scalp may be altered or damaged, which could lead to problems like necrosis.
  • Experts say it is not necessary to achieve original hair density because the hair transplant results are adequate to cover the required area without causing any noticeable changes in hair density.
  • Whether you are suffering from partial baldness or want to restore hair in one or more specific areas of your scalp, successful hair transplantation by an experienced surgeon can provide satisfactory results even if your original hair density is not restored.

The hair transplant surgeons at Best Hair Sure Clinic perform a range of surgical procedures in single sessions to enhance the surgical results. We use the latest technology with advanced techniques. If you are experiencing hair loss, schedule a consultation with our top-class hair specialist today to discuss your hair restoration needs.

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Hairsure Hospitals