Are you considering a hair transplant? The natural density of your hair plays a vital role in the success of the procedure. Because if you don’t have the right hair density in the donor area, the transplant results may not be as promising as you anticipated.
Hair transplantation is the most reliable and successful hair restoration procedure in people with hair loss, such as thinning and baldness. Thanks to technology, hair transplants now look as natural and undetectable as possible, allowing you to restore your mane and regain confidence. A common question for people with hair loss is whether hair transplantation will restore the density of baldness. Read on to find out how to achieve natural-looking hair density after transplant.
Hair transplant failure is devastating. After years of pondering, no one wants to thin their hair after undergoing reconstructive surgery. Your craving for a thick mane is quite natural. However, many factors determine the success of your hair transplant. Some of them are not in our hands; others we take care of so you can achieve your ultimate hair goal. Here you will find out which factors can affect your treatment results and how you can increase hair density after a hair transplant.
Information about the survival rates for grafts and what conditions they can affect is essential. The survival rate of the graft during surgery ensures that you achieve greater hair density. It also really depends on the skill of the surgeon. So choose your Clinic wisely. Other factors include the health of the donor area, the adequacy of the hair transplant storage facilities, and the type of hair transplant technique used. Hair density can vary in patients undergoing FUT, FUE. Although all may work well, the patient’s needs will determine which method is best for them.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that influence hair density after a hair transplant.
Ability to achieve original hair density
Usually, the initial hair density drops to around 80 to 100 follicles per square centimetre. Most people find that their hair only thins after losing at least 50% of their hair density. Typically, hair transplants will restore between 40% and 50% of your original hair density. This means that you cannot fully regain density as surgeons can only transplant between 45 and 60 follicles at a time. Although more transplantation is possible, the initial hair density will not be achieved for the following reasons.
- Hair transplants at the initial density can strain the blood supply and cause hair loss around it.
- Risk of damaging or altering the blood supply to the scalp, which can lead to problems such as necrosis
- Real hair density is not required as the transplanted hair is sufficient to provide the necessary protection without a marked difference in hair density
- If you have partial baldness or are trying to restore hair on your scalp area, a well-done hair transplant will give you satisfying results without needing to restore your original hair density.
Factors that determine hair density after transplant
The area and density provided by a hair transplant will vary from person to person, depending on the following factors.
Health and number of donor’s hairs: Donation of donor’s hair largely determines how much hair density you can achieve after the transplant. Suppose the delivery to the donor area has high hair density. In that case, more follicles will have to be transplanted, creating thicker hair in the recipient area without compromising the aesthetics of the donor area.
The estimate of hair density depends on how healthy the patient’s donor area is. Usually, people with androgenetic alopecia have hair on the sides and back. It is believed that these hairs are resistant to DHT, and therefore it was selected for implantation in the receiving area. However, problems arise when the donor area’s hair is also brittle, thin, and weak. This means the DHT hormone also affects the donor area and causes miniaturization. When these hair follicles are extracted for implantation, they are further minimized in the receiving area. In this way, the density of the hair is reduced after a hair transplant.
This is one of the reasons why Hairsure Clinic does consultations with their patients. Hairsure Clinic wants you to have realistic expectations for your operation and all possible outcomes based on your donor region. The likelihood that a weak donor area will receive more attention is even lower for younger people. Although temporary surgery will give good results, hair density will decrease in the long run.
Damage to the extracted graft: Many factors can contribute to a lower survival rate for your hair transplant. Any blunt trauma, injury, poor extraction technique, dehydration, depletion of the ATP (cellular nourishment) required for metabolism in the hair follicles, and poor handling and storage, in general, can lead to graft death. This means many people may not grow their hair after implantation. This reduces overall hair density.
Your Clinic is at fault if any of these problems arise. Of course, 100% survival is not common. However, a large number of grafts can survive if appropriately treated.
Types of transplant procedures: Different hair transplant techniques offer unique advantages and limitations on the number of transplants your surgeon can perform. For example, FUT allows between 3000 and 3500 graft transplants per session, whereas FUE provides between 2000 and 2500 transplants. Using techniques with the least risk of injury and infection will allow you to restore your hair to a higher density as it preserves the quality and improves viability. A technique combination is also an option as it allows up to 4,500 grafts in a single session, resulting in thicker hair.
Postoperative Care: Poor postoperative care can cause your new hair to fall out or die, resulting in lower hair density than you expected. Therefore, following your surgeon’s follow-up treatment instructions increases the transplant survival rate, which means higher hair density. This includes the recommended drug intake, avoiding puddles and heat on the hair, and preventing infection in the transplant area.
Several other ways to increase hair density after a hair transplant
Apart from the above, there are a few other options to add density to your hair after surgery. Most importantly, you start with a few dietary changes. Some oils such as coconut, lemongrass, tea tree, and rosemary can help with hair growth. You can also try massaging your scalp gently to increase blood flow. You can also increase blood flow and provide your cells with more oxygen through regular exercise to heal wounds.
Eat high protein foods such as eggs, milk, and yogurt. Fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, oranges, and kiwi are also very beneficial. Finally, it would help if you learned to be patient. All of this takes time. The reason for the low hair density in this technique is the surgeon’s inexperience. This will never happen at Hairsure Clinic. We will go over all the details with you to have a realistic picture of ill health in the donor area.
We hope this guide answers your questions about increasing hair density after a hair transplant. Book your surgery with Hairsure Clinic today and get the perfect hair as fast as possible.
While hair transplants may not be able to restore your original hair density, people with early-stage baldness are perfectly capable of achieving thick hair in one session. However, advanced hair loss may require several surgical sessions to ensure hair density. We perform extensive surgical procedures in one session, but we also use the latest technology and modern techniques for a successful hair transplant. You won’t need to make repeat visits anytime soon as this will do the job right the first time. If you’re experiencing hair loss, call Hairsure Clinic today to schedule a consultation and discuss your hair restoration needs.
To determine what causes hair loss and the treatment plan that’s right for you, call Hairesure clinic on 094940 20202 for confidential advice.