Do I Need a Second Hair Transplant for Density? When and Why?

Do I need a 2nd hair transplant for more density

Although most of the patients who have undertaken the operation in a proper clinic are happy with the result of their hair transplant after the first time, depending on your expectations, donor and recipient area, and your hair type, there are situations in which a second, or even a third session could be necessary.

In the following article, we will explain when and why you should take a second hair transplant.

Is Hair Transplant Permanent?

The good news, of course, is that the newly implanted hair is permanent and will not go away again. But some patients have large balding parts that need just too many grafts to cover in one go with the hairs available in the donor area at the back of the head.

Other patients might have a donor area that is not rich enough to supply the hair necessary to cover the balding areas. And then over time, some patients might lose more of their natural hair at the expense of the density.

Hairline designing before hair transplant to get natural look. Mcan Health

Mcan Health patient in the consultation phase and hairline drawing

Nevertheless, even if you might need a second hair transplant, the first session stands on its own accord. The initial hair transplantation is planned by the surgeon to get the best aesthetic result by using the available hair follicles in the donor area to cover the balding parts and receding hairline with maximum hair density.

The surgeon will first draw a natural hairline that matches the patient’s facial features and structure aesthetically. Then the extracted follicles from the donor area will be implanted in the balding parts of the scalp and within the natural hairline at the receding parts. The surgeon will implant the grafts at the balding parts with as great a density as possible starting from the hairline.

Why Do I Need a Second Hair Transplant?

After seeing the result of the first hair transplantation, you might want to increase the density in the transplanted area. Or you might want to close your crown area that couldn’t be transplanted at the first session.

Low hair density, medium hair density and thick hair density

Different hair densities

Or, as we mentioned above, you may lose more of your natural hair after the first hair transplantation procedure and the density of your hair seems to have become less. In these cases, you may need another session.

How Long to Wait for a Second Hair Transplant?

One of the common questions from our patients is “Why Can’t I Have A Second Hair Transplantation Immediately After The First One?” You need to wait at least 10 months to determine if second hair transplantation is needed. Because you and your surgeon should first see and evaluate the final result of the first hair transplantation.

And that will take 10-12 months. At the end of that period, after the hair has reached a styling length the patient and surgeon can make the best judgment about the aesthetic result and the possible necessity of additional grafts.

Hair transplant results before and after

Also, it will take the donor area 10-12 months to heal and get stronger. If more hair transplantation is needed, after this period your donor area will be ready to provide the necessary grafts.

Ask Your Surgeon’s Idea about Second Hair Transplant for More Density

MCAN Health’s contracted Hair Transplant Surgeons in Turkey implant the maximum number of grafts in one session without affecting the donor area. As we always emphasize, until hair in vitro production will be possible, hair transplantation is a redistribution of existing hair.

So MCAN Health’s contracted surgeons will keep a close eye on the balance between the back of your hair where the hair follicles are collected and the recipient part where the hair follicles will be implanted.

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